Pune-based company fired employee for being HIV positive back job after 3 years

PUNE: A Pune-based woman was reportedly terminated by her company, after she was diagnosed with HIV+ finally got her job back and got justice from the Labour Court which ruled in the complainant’s favour and ordered the company to reinstate her in the same post she was in. The court ordered the company to restore her in the same […]

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SC approves Centre’s draft witness protection scheme

NEW DELHI: The draft witness protection scheme of the Central government was on Wednesday approved by the Supreme Court and asked all the states to implement it till the Parliament comes out with a legislation. A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said that they have made some changes in the scheme. The issue of witness protection scheme […]

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Supreme Court takes up plea for SIT probe on encounter killings in Gujrat

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on December 3 gave the Gujarat government a week to file an affidavit giving reasons why an apex court-appointed committee’s report on 22 ‘fake’ police encounters between 2002 and 2006 on which a report has been filed by an apex court appointed committee. A Bench, led by Chief Justice of India (CJI)  Ranjan Gogoi […]

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Petition in HC challenging Maharastra govt’s Maratha quota move

MUMBAI: A petition was filed in the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking to strike down the reservation to Marathas as it is unconstitutional. According to the petitioner, advocate Gunaratna Sadavarte, the 16 per cent quotas for the Marathas recently announced by the state government was violative of the Constitution. On Nov 29, the Maharashtra legislature passed […]

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Madras HC grants two weeks’ parole to life convict to make conjugal visit

CHENNAI: A division bench of justices CT Selvam and P Ramathilagam Friday permitted Perumal, arrested in connection with a murder in 2008  lodged in the central prison in Cuddalore to exercise his conjugal rights. The Additional Public Prosecutor had pointed out that since the petitioner’s husband is an undertrial prisoner in two cases, the jail authorities are precluded […]

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Supreme Court directs Maharashtra government to submit charge sheet by December 8 in Koregaon-Bhima violence case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Maharashtra government to submit before it the chargesheet filed against arrested rights activists before a Pune court in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. The charge sheet in the case was earlier filed before a Pune court. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it wanted to see the […]

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SC defers Zakia Jafri’s plea plea challenging clean chit to PM Modi in Gujarat riots till January

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the plea of Zakia Jafri challenging the clean chit given by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 2002 Gujarat riots till January third week.  Zakia Jafri is the widow of slain Congress leader Ehsan Jafri  who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots in […]

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SC wasn’t going in right direction under CJI Dipak Misra says Justice Kurien Joseph

NEW DELHI: Justice Kurian Joseph,  said that the Apex Court was not functioning in the right direction under Former Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra who was being controlled from outside and was allocating cases to judges with political bias. It had become a question of the independence of the judiciary, protection of democracy and the institution of the Supreme Court, […]

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Students older than 25 can take NEET 2019 SC Grants Interim Relief to Students

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court has allowed medical aspiring candidates above the age of 25 years to appear in the NEET undergraduate exam 2019 for MBBS and BDS. However, the apex court has also specified that their candidature will be subject to the final outcome of the case on validity of CBSE decision to fix upper age limit. The petition […]

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Yogi Adityanath gets legal notice for calling Lord Hanuman Dalit

JAIPUR: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath found himself in legal trouble as a right-wing group in Rajasthan has sent a legal notice to Adityanath  after calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit. During a poll rally in Malakheda of Alwar district on Tuesday, Adityanath had said, “Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. Bajrang Bali worked […]

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