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Sheena murder: Peter’s judicial custody extended

A magistrate court has extended the judicial custody of former media baron Peter Mukerjea till January 11 in the Sheena Bora murder case. Though Peter was not brought in the court, but his advocate Kushal Mor was present during the hearing. “Peter could not be

China passes new technological anti-terrorism law

China passed a new anti-terrorism law which requires technology companies to provide information to the government obtained from their products and make information systems “secure and controllable.” The law also restricts media organizations from reporting on terrorist activity. Critics of the law, including western organizations

South Korea and Japan resolve ‘comfort women’ issue

South Korea and Japan agreed to a final resolution on the issue of “comfort women” who were forced to work in Japanese brothels during World War II. Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida admitted responsibility on behalf of the Japanese government and pledged one billion yen

Gujarat HC allows abortion of rape victim

The Gujarat High Court has allowed a 16-year-old rape victim to abort her eight-week foetus under proper medical care, on a plea by her parents. Justice KJ Thaker, citing provisions of Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, asked the local police to take her to Sola

Four get 7-year jail term for robbery

Four persons were sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a local court for robbing a farmer in 2006. Additional Sessions Judge of Sambalgarh tehsil R R Bhadoria also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each on the convicts. They robbed a farmer, Ramdayal Dhakat, of

Colombia president legalizes medical marijuana

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Tuesday signed a decree fully legalizing medical marijuana in the country. Santos said the new regulations, which make it legal to grow, process, import and export marijuana for medical and scientific use, would put Colombia “at the forefront in

HC refers conduct of lawyer to Bar Council

Criticising a lawyer-petitioner for using intemperate language and even calling it a ‘kangaroo court’, the Madras High Court today referred the matter to the state bar council to examine his conduct and decide whether he should continue as a member on its rolls. Dismissing a

Firing in Karkardooma court exposes security lapse

The firing inside a courtroom at Karkardooma district courts, which led to the death of a police official, has brought to fore holes in security arrangement inside the judicial complex which witnesses a footfall of over 10,000 litigants daily. The incident has raised question mark

Government cannot reject offensive trademarks: Federal Court

 The US Court of Appeals for the Federal circuit has ruled that the government cannot refuse to register trademarks that might be considered disparaging or offensive. The ruling sided with the Asian-American rock band The Slants, who tried to register the name as a trademark.

Prominent China rights lawyer released

Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang has been released after receiving a suspended sentence. Zhiqiang was indicted in May on charges of fanning ethnic hatred and provoking trouble for comments that he posted online. He stood trial on December 14 after more than 19