Category: News

NBSA has asked Zee news to pay fine of Rs 1 lakh and publish an apology on their channel for intimidating Gauhar Raza

Based on a complaint filed by scientist and poet Gauhar Raza in 2016, the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) has asked Zee News to publish an apology on September 8 at 9 pm on their channel. Zee News had called Raza a member of the ‘Afzal Premi Gang’, for reciting poems at an event – […]

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JUSTICE DIPAK MISRA SWORN IN AS NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) in a brief ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, where he was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind. Misra will be the 45th chief justice of the Supreme Court and have 14-month tenure till October 2018. He takes over from […]

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RAPE CONVICT GURMEET RAM RAHIM SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS IN JAIL

Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singhwas on Monday sentenced to 10 years in jail by a special CBI court. The Dera chief apparently sobbed in the courtroom as he begged to be treated leniently and asked to be forgiven, reported Times Now. During the arguments before the sentencing, the prosecution said no leniency should be […]

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Supreme Court ordered Expeditious trial in Gulberg Society and Naroda Gaon Case

The Apex court recently ordered the expeditious trial in Gulberg Society Case wherein trial of four Juvenile was pending in court while the Naroda Gaon Case was still at a recording of evidence. The court directed both the Juvenile Court and Trial Court to conduct the trial expeditiously.   The bench of Chief Justice J.S. […]

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RAM RAHIM RAPE VERDICT: CBI RELIED ON DERA FOLLOWERS’ ACCOUNT, LIE-DETECTION REPORTS IN CHARGESHEET

In its five-year probe, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) contacted 150 women followers (former and present) of the Dera Sacha Sauda to file a chargesheet in 2007 accusing dera head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of sexually exploiting his female disciples. In its 25-page chargesheet, the investigation agency told the CBI special court that some […]

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Bombay HC refused to accept state government’s stand on “No Silence Zones”

The Bombay high court on Wednesday refused to accept the state government’s stand that all the 1,537 silence zones in Mumbai no longer exist after the August 10 amendment to the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000. Which means not only do the silence zones still exist in Mumbai, but also no loudspeakers can […]

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Fundamental Rights redefined with Right to Privacy by SC

In a landmark judgement, a nine-judge Supreme Court bench on Thursday declared privacy a fundamental right, a decision that may impact everything from the government’s signature Aadhaar programme to civil liberties, to gay rights to collection and use of personal data by Internet and financial firms. The verdict can also impact restrictions on right to […]

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SC fines Swami Om Baba after his plea on CJI selection

A self-confessed swami, who was a Bigg Boss participant and claimed to have 50 crore followers globally, was slapped a cost of Rs 10 lakh on Thursday for filing a petition which the Chief Justice of India said smacked of a “popularity stunt”. The matter was serious — of citizens filing frivolous petitions and blocking […]

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SC: Retrospective Operation of ‘Forum of Trial’ under SEBI Act

In the matter of Securities Exchange Board of India Vs Classic Credit Supreme Court ruled that Section 26(2) in Securities Exchange Board of India Act (SEBI), 1992 is a procedural law and will have retrospective effect. The case pertains to the interpretation of jurisdiction in Section 26 under SEBI Act. The brief facts of the […]

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Supreme court strikes down Triple Talak by 3:2 majority

The Supreme Court today struck down triple talaq terming the practice of instant divorce among Muslims as “void, illegal and unconstitutional”. The 5-judge bench of the apex court, in a split verdict, said triple talaq is not intrinsic to Quran. Supreme Court has banned instant triple talaq, not triple talaq The Supreme Court bench in […]

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