Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Russia files lawsuit against Ukraine

Russia filed suit against Ukraine on Wednesday over Ukraine’s default on $3 billion in bonds. Filed in the London High Court, Russia seeks to regain the principal plus $75 million in accrued interest and legal fees. Russia bought Ukraine’s debt, in the form of a

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HC bans sale of water in plastic bottle in Sabarimala

In a significant order to ensure environment-friendly atmosphere at Sabarimala, the Kerala High Court has banned sale of any material, including water, in plastic bottles or packs at any place connected to the famous hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa situated in dense forests. The court

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UN rights expert urges Hungary to stop intimidating rights defenders

UN human rights expert Michel Forst has urged the Hungarian government to “stop stigmatising and intimidating human rights defenders.” Forst said that defenders of human rights have been working in “polarised and politicised environment(s)” and that there have been attempts to delegitimize the movement through

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UN rights experts urge not to adopt anti-protest bill

A group of UN human rights experts have urged the Western Australia’s Parliament to reject anti-protest legislation. Parliament members indicated that the goal of the bill was to prevent people from locking themselves onto objects that will prevent development sites. The UN Special Rapporteurs stated:

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Dismissed employees entitled for encashment of earned leave- HC

The Madras High Court has ruled that dismissed employees were entitled to encash their “earned or privilege leave” accumulated over the years. Justice D Hariparanthaman, allowing a petition filed by General Manager of Thanjavur District Central Cooperative Bank, who was dismissed from service, said employees

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar sent to jail till March 2

JNU students’ union President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested in a sedition case in which anti- India slogans were allegedly raised in the university premises on February 9, was today remanded to judicial custody till March 2 by a Delhi court. Kanhaiya was produced before the court,

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NGT slams Rlys over human defecation on tracks

The National Green Tribunal, Delhi has slammed Railways over human defecation sand other waste one tracks and also directed authorities in Delhi to expeditiously decide on rehabilitation of slum clusters located near railway tracks. Coming down heavily on Railways, it asked the PSU behemoth to