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HC to hold virtual hearing in Tarun Tejpal case on Oct 27

The Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday said it will hear virtually on October 27 the Goa government’s appeal against journalist Tarun Tejpal’s acquittal in a 2013 rape case. A bench of Justices M S Sonak and M S Jawalkar adjourned the matter till October 27 after Goa’s Advocate General Devidas Pangam and a lawyer representing Tejpal asked for a next date of hearing. Justice Sonak said the court will set up the facility for virtual hearing into the matter by the next date. The hearing into…

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Delhi reported maximum rape cases, murders among metros in 2020: NCRB data

 Delhi accounted for nearly 40 per cent of all rape cases and almost 25 per cent murder cases among 19 metropolitan cities in India in 2020, according to latest government data Altogether, 1,849 murder cases and 2,533 rape cases were reported across the country in 2020, a year that witnessed COVID-19 outbreak and lockdowns, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data showed The NCRB, which functions under the Union home ministry, classified 19 cities with over 20 lakh population as metropolitans — Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Indore,…

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Will Ask High Court To Hear Plea Challenging OBC Quota: Madhya Pradesh

The former Congress government led by Kamal Nath in March 2019 had increased the OBC quota from 14 per cent to 27 per cent through an ordinance The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government will push for a final hearing on a petition in the Madhya Pradesh High Court challenging the state’s decision to give 27 per cent reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBC) in government jobs and higher education institutes. The Chief Minister decided this in a meeting that lasted over three hours, sources have said. The former Congress government led…

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SC asks Uttar Pradesh to reconsider its stand to hold even symbolic Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it by July 19 on whether it would reconsider its decision to hold a symbolic Kanwar Yatra in the state, saying the right to life is paramount. A bench of Justices RF Nariman and B R Gavai said that it is of the prima face view that all kinds of sentiments are subservient to Article 21 of the Constitution. It said the Uttar Pradesh government cannot be allowed to hold Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid . The…

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Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba set to seek vote of confidence

Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is set to face a vote of confidence in the reinstated lower House of parliament on Sunday, according to media reports. Deuba, 75, the president of Nepali Congress, took the oath of office and secrecy on July 13, a day after a five-member Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives for the second time in five months. The first meeting of the restored House will be held at 4 pm local…

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All IPL matches suspended indefinitely: Centre to HC

The Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that all Indian Premier League (IPL) matches have been suspended, and therefore, nothing remains in the plea to stop the fixtures to be held in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh was informed about the suspension of the IPL matches by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. The court adjourned the matter to May 19 as no one appeared for the petitioner. The petition was filed by Karan S Thukral, a lawyer, who had…

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Sensex rallies 458 pts to end above 50K for first time; Nifty tops 14,750

 Extending its Budget bull run for the third day, the Sensex rallied 458 points to end above the 50,000 mark for the first time ever on Wednesday, led by broad-based gains amid positive cues from global markets. After touching a record intra-day high of 50,526.39, the 30-share index ended at 50,255.75, up 458.03 points or 0.92 per cent. Similarly, the broader NSE Nifty surged 142.10 points or 0.97 per cent to its fresh closing record of 14,789.95. It touched an all-time high of 14,868.85 during the day. IndusInd Bank was…

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Beant Singh assassination case: SC asks Centre to decide by Jan 26 Rajoana’s plea to commute death penalty

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Centre to take a decision before January 26 on Balwant S Rajoana’s plea seeking commutation of death penalty in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh’s assassination case. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that the decision be taken before the Republic Day which is a “good date”. “We will give two-three weeks. You should complete the process before January 26. January 26 is a good day. It will be appropriate if you take a decision before that,” the bench said.…

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SC issues show-cause notices to Kamra, Taneja in contempt cases

The Supreme Court issued show-cause notices to comedian Kunal Kamra and comic artist Rachita Taneja on Friday for their alleged scandalous tweets against the apex court. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy and M R Shah sought response from the two in six weeks on the notices issued in two separate cases. It, however, exempted them from personal appearances in the cases. The top court had reserved its order on Thursday on a batch of pleas seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Kamra and Taneja. Attorney General…

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Stubble burning: SC keeps in abeyance its Oct 16 order appointing Justice M B Lokur panel

The Supreme Court Monday kept in abeyance its October 16 order appointing one-man panel of retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur to monitor the steps taken by neighbouring states to prevent stubble burning, which is a major cause of pollution in the Delhi-national capital region (NCR). A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde passed the order while considering the Centre’s stand that it is coming out with a comprehensive legislation to deal with air pollution, including the aspect of stubble burning. “The only issue is people…

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