JNU professor booked for sexual harassment

Delhi Police has registered an FIR against a Jawaharlal Nehru University professor after a group of students alleged that he had been sexually harassing them. The women had approached the Vasant Kunj (north) police station claiming that the professor was in the habit of making explicit remarks on their clothes

Delhi high court stays plan to close 38 night shelters

The Delhi high court on Friday came to the rescue of homeless in the city and stayed the proposed plan of the government to close 38 night shelters. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar granted an interim order in favour of

If needed, forces can cross border to protect country: Rajnath

Blasting Pakistan for giving political legitimacy to terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed, home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said security forces can cross over the Line of Control, if needed, to protect country’s territorial integrity. Making it clear that Jammu and Kashmir will remain an integral part of

Turkish lawmakers approve controversial electoral reform

Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday approved legislation [materials, in Turkish] modifying electoral regulations, leading to a brawl on the chamber floor as the opposition says the new rules could lead to fraud and undermine the integrity of a slate of polls scheduled next year. The legislation allows the

Peru Congress approves second impeachment trial against president

Peru’s Congress [official website, in spanish] voted [La República report, in Spanish] by a wide margin on Thursday to begin impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski [BBC profile] for a second time in three months. Congress voted 87-15 in favor of admitting the impeachment motion with 15 abstentions. Lawmakers are attempting

Federal appeals court overturns Department of Labor fiduciary rule

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit[official website] on Thursday vacated [opinion, PDF] the Department of Labor [official website] Fiduciary Rule by a vote of 2-1. The Fiduciary Rule reinterprets the term “investment advice fiduciary” and redefines exemptions to provisions concerning fiduciaries that appear in the Employee Retirement

South Africa ex-president charged with corruption

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma is facing trial over 16 charges related to corruption, South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority [official website] boss Shaun Abrahams announced on Friday. The charges include one count of racketeering, two counts of corruption, one count of money laundering and 12 charges of