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'Covid caused students mental distress': HC on plea for exam scrapping
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday, while seeking the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Ministry of Human Resource Development's stand on whether to cancel the final year examination of degree courses, said that holding exams is not just a technological issue but also needs to take in account the mental preparedness of students.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC declines to interfere with U'khand HC order on school fees
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined to interfere with an order of Uttarakhand High Court, which noted students of unaided private schools cannot be compelled to pay fees during the period of nationwide lockdown to contain the outbreak of Covid-19.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Gurugram police asked to file FIR against 14 departments
Gurugram, July 6 (IANS) The Gurugram district court has asked the police to register an FIR against 14 departments for allowing construction in an open area in sector 94. The court passed the order while hearing a public interest litigation, filed by RTI activist Raman Sharma.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
IL&FS: SAT says SEBI can enhance penalty on India Ratings
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has ruled that the SEBI has the power to initiate proceedings under Section 15-I(3) of the SEBI Act against India Ratings and Research Pvt Ltd and enhance the penalty on the rating agency for violating norms in granting credit rating to the crisis-ridden IL&FS.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
WhatsApp, Telegram not to give users' data to Hong Kong govt: Report
San Francisco, July 6 (IANS) Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp and its closest rival Telegram on Monday said they will not process official requests from the Hong Kong authorities to hand over user data for the time being, in the wake of China imposing a controversial new National Security Law in Hong Kong.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tablighi Jamaat: HC gives various suggestions to expedite trial
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has made various suggestions, for ensuring speedy proceedings, to the trial court dealing with the cases involving foreign nationals who attended the religious congregation at the Nizamuddin Markaz earlier this year, including holding a case management hearing and firstly disposing of cases where the accused is ready to plead guilty or enter a plea bargain.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Appoint officer to redress grievances of nurses, suggests HC
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday suggested to the authorities to appoint a Nodal Officer to redress grievances of healthcare workers and to act as a window system where nurses can raise their issues like non-availability of safety gear.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
NIA files charge sheet against suspended DySP Davinder, 5 others
Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a charge sheet against six persons, including suspended Jammu and Kashmir Deputy SP Devinder Singh, in a special NIA court in Jammu.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Terrorism
SC sets aside Delhi HC order for Navlakha transfer record
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court has set aside the Delhi High Court order, directing the NIA investigating officer to produce the entire set of records in connection with the production warrant and extension of social activist Gautam Navlakha's judicial remand in the Bhima Koregaon case.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC junks plea on 'favouritism' by Registry, imposes Rs 100 as cost
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed by a lawyer to seek a direction to its Secretary General and the Registry to "stop giving preference to cases filed by influential lawyers and law firms and not to discriminate against ordinary lawyers". The top court imposed a token cost of Rs 100 on the lawyer.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
800,000 Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait: Report
Kuwait City, July 6 (IANS) A draft expat quota bill in Kuwait could result in 800,000 Indians forced to leave the Gulf state, a media report said
2020-07-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Immigration/Law/Rights
Incidents of violence against women increase in Pak
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) The Aurat Foundation, a non-governmental organisation working for womens rights in Pakistan, has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected women in the country.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Pakistan,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC issues summons to SCBA, BCI over suspension of SCBA Secy
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Bar Council of India (BCI) on a petition against the suspension of SCBA Secretary Ashok Arora.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
US tech giants to face free speech Test in Hong Kong
Hong Kong, July 4 (IANS) After China imposed a controversial new National Security Law in Hong Kong, US tech giants like Facebook, Google and Twitter now face a free speech test in the country.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Hong Kong,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rajasthan HC quashes FIR against hospitality chain, staff
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) The Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has quashed an FIR registered on June 11 against Marriott India, an Indian subsidiary of hotel operator Marriott International Inc of USA, and its hotel employees owing to an agreement reached with the complainant in the case.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Himachal HC dismisses life convict's plea for parole extension
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has dismissed a petition for extension in parole preferred by a life convict who was earlier released on parole to ease congestion in jails amid the coronavirus pandemic, and directed him to surrender before the jail authorities.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
20 Saudis on trial in absentia over Khashoggi murder case
Ankara, July 4 (IANS) Twenty Saudi nationals have gone on trial in absentia in Turkey for the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was a prominent critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Turkey,Media,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
K'taka HC judge expunges remarks on rape victim
Bengaluru, July 4 (IANS) Karnataka High Court Justice Krishna Dixit expunged the controversial remarks he made against a rape victim in an order granting anticipatory bail to the accused, an official said on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
S.Korean Army rejects transgender soldier's appeal for reinstatement
Seoul, July 4 (IANS) The South Korean Army has decided not to allow a former non-commissioned officer, who was forcibly discharged after a sex reassignment surgery, to return to the military, officials said.
2020-07-04
Category: International, South Korea,Defence/Security,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Seven held in Punjab for theft of holy book
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) In a five-year old heinous crime of the Sikh holy book -- Guru Granth Sahib, a Special Investigation Team led by Jalandhar Range Deputy Inspector General Ranbir Singh Khatra arrested seven Dera Sacha Sauda followers from Punjab's Faridkot district early on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
EU regulators begin closer scrutiny of $2.1bn Google-Fitbit deal
London, July 4 (IANS) After issuing a warning in February about potential privacy risks of Google having access to Fitbits data, the European Union (EU) regulators have now sent detailed questionnaires to their rivals, asking them to assess how the acquisition can affect the digital healthcare space.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Accepted int'l award in Italian marines case, end proceedings, SC told
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that it has accepted the international tribunal award in the killing of two India fishermen by Italian marines and asked it to close the matter pending before it for eight years.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Assam fire: NGT defers deposit of Rs 25 crore fine by OIL
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has deferred its direction for deposition of Rs 25 crore interim fine by the Oil India Ltd, following the gas well leakage and fire in Assam, till the actual amount and its disbursement plans are worked out.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC refuses plea against NLSIU domicile reservation
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to entertain a petition against domicile reservation in the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) in Bengaluru.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Treat PIL on availability of plasma as representation: HC
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the authorities to treat as representation and decide expeditiously on a plea seeking the court's direction to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to constitute a statutory body to regulate smooth availability of plasma in various hospitals.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Jaya Prada gets reprieve from Allahabad HC
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), July 3 (IANS) The Allahabad high court has quashed the non-bailable warrants (NBWs) issued against film actress and former MP Jaya Prada in two separate cases related to making derogatory remarks against some political leaders during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Madras HC should rule fast on OBC quota in medical seats: TN
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government has moved the Supreme Court, seeking a direction to the Madras High Court to "expeditiously hear and dispose" off petitions against the Centre's decision not granting 50 per cent quota to OBCs in medical seats surrendered by the state in the all India quota in 2020-21.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NCLAT suspends court work till July 10 after two Covid cases
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) on Thursday suspended court work, including virtual hearings and filing, till July 10 after detection of two coronavirus cases.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
PIL in J&K HC challenges interest on loans during moratorium
Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Union Finance Ministry, the Union Home Ministry, the J&K government, the Reserve Bank of India and the J&K Bank Ltd, the lead bank in the UT, on a PIL challenging charging of interest on loans during the moratorium period.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UN court rejects Italy's claim of compensation from India in 2012 naval dispute
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) An independent court of the United Nations has held Italy guilty of breaching India's freedom of navigation in the 2012 naval dispute between the two countries and rejected Italy's claim of compensation from India.
2020-07-02
Category: International, India,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NHRC asks J&K, Ladakh to inform about custodial, encounter deaths
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to inform it about any custodial death within 24 hours and any encounter death within 48 hours, as per its guidelines.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Likee, Bigo Live suspend services, TikTok says no legal action
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Short-video platform Likee on Thursday said it has temporarily pulled off the app from Google Play and Apple App Stores and has suspended its service in India.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi riots: HC vacates bail granted to Rajdhani School owner
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After there seemed no sign of conclusion of the tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government inside the court room, the Delhi High Court on Thursday vacated the bail granted to Delhi riots accused school owner Faisal Farooq.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
One arrested for rape and murder of 7-year-old girl in TN
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu police have arrested one person in connection with the sexual assault and death of a seven-year-old girl in Aranthangi in Pudukottai district, police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
TN custody deaths: Cops arrested, face murder charge
Chennai, July 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police's Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) have arrested five suspended policemen working in Sathankulam police station in Tuticorin district for the murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son J. Bennicks, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Don't stop home collection of Covid samples: HC to pvt labs
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Keeping in view the prevailing circumstances when the Covid-19 cases are on the rise, the Delhi High Court has advised the private labs not to stop home collection of samples.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Coronil' controversy: Plea seeks FIR against Ramdev for false claims
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Days after yoga guru Ramdev launched 'Coronil', claiming that it can cure coronavirus, a plea has been filed in a Delhi court seeking a direction to police to register FIR against the him, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, Acharya Balkrishna and others for making false claims and gaining money out of misery of people.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Spitting in Connaught Place, posh markets will cost you Rs 1K
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Spitting at public places will now attract an on-the-spot fine of Rs 1,000 or punishment under provisions of law, for violators visiting the national capital's posh markets like Connaught Place, Khan Market, Gole market and Sarojini Nagar Market. It will be a part of a phase wise anti spitting drive launched by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delete 'Chinese spyware' TikTok now: Anonymous hacker group
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The popular Hacker group Anonymous has mounted a fierce campaign on the social media platforms to ban TikTok globally, saying its a malware from the Chinese government that is spying on its millions of users.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Apple-Google deal on default search engine harming competitors: UK
London, July 2 (IANS) The UK competition watchdog has revealed that the deal between Apple and Google over the default search engine in the mobile Safari browser has created a significant barrier to entry for other players, thus inhibiting competition in the search market.
2020-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter deletes image tweeted by Trump for violating its policy
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Twitter has taken action against US President Donald Trump, this time removing an image he tweeted, saying the image violated the companys privacy policy.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Top tech CEOs agree to testify before US House committee
San Francisco, July 2 (IANS) Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet CEOs have agreed to testify before the US House Judiciary Committee that is working on proposals to reform and regulate the digital market.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
UK mulls tough regulation to curb Google, Facebook's ad dominance
London, July 1 (IANS) The UK competition watchdog on Wednesday called on the government to introduce a new pro-competition regulatory regime to tackle Google and Facebook's market power.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC adjourns Pinjra Tod activist's plea on counsel access
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned to July 3 the hearing on a petition by Pinjra Tod member Devangana Kalita to seek directions to Tihar Jail authorities to allow her access to her counsel through videoconference.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
HC asks Telangana govt to spell out stand on online classes
Hyderabad, July 1 (IANS) the Telangana High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to spell out its stand on the ongoing online classes by private schools and inform it by Friday if any policy on online classes had been framed or not.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indians for India products, ecommerce must tell country of origin: HC plea
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response from the Centre and various ecommerce platforms, including Amazon and Flipkart, on a petition seeking directions to the government to ensure the display of name of the manufacturing country on the products offered for sale on such websites.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
NCW 'shocked' to see man thrashing specially-abled female colleague in AP
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of an incident of assault on a differently-abled woman in Andhra Pradesh, saying it was "perturbed and shocked by the incident".
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telangana postpones all common entrance examinations
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to postpone all the Common Entrance Examinations (CETs) for admission to various professional courses in the state, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi riots: Efforts to provide longer interviews with lawyer to Natasha Narwal, HC told
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday was informed by Tihar Jail authorities that all efforts will be made to provide a facility of 30 minutes of legal interview via video conferencing for Natasha Narwal, who is currently in judicial custody in a case relating to northeast Delhi riots and headphones would also be provided for compliance of Rule 627 of the Delhi Prison Rules.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
I-T ex-officer gets 10-yr jail in bribery case
Dehradun, June 30 (IANS) A special CBI court has sentenced a former Income Tax officer to 10-year rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 1.10 lakh in a bribery case.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights