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Plea for ban on VW vehicles’ sale

A plea has been filed before National Green Tribunal (NGT) by a Delhi based school teacher, who had sought directions to disallow “manufacturing, assembly and sale” of vehicles manufactured by Volkswagen and its group companies until it is established that they are as per the

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PIL on Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship row dismissed: SC

The Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking a direction to CBI to register a case against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for allegedly declaring himself as a British national before company law authorities there. A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava

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SC grants time to Centre on Rama Sethu

A plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that he wanted to withdraw his 2009 petition against the Sethusamudram project as government has decided that the mythological bridge Rama Sethu would not be dismantled. The Supreme Court has granted four weeks time to the Centre for

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Chicago police officer charged murder in teenager’s death

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder for the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald in October 2014. Cook County State Attorney Anita Alvarez stated that they decided to prosecute Van Dyke because McDonald did not pose an immediate threat and because he continued to

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No ban on ‘Bajirao Mastani’

A Suit was filed before a Pune court seeking ban on the sanjay Leela Bansali Movie, Baji Rao Mastani for allegedly distorting history relating to late king Shrimat Bajirao Peshwa and his family members. The Court has dismissed the suit and no ban has been

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Pakistan man sentenced to 40 years

A man in Pakistan has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for planning to bomb a shopping center in Manchester, as well as other plans to attack New York City and Copenhagen. Abid Naseer, a 29-year-old extremist was convicted by a federal jury in

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Dance bars: SC asks Maha to decide in 2 weeks

A Supreme Court bench of justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant has asked the Maharashtra government to implement its earlier order on dance bars and decide within two weeks the hoteliers’ application seeking grant of licence for running them in the state. The Maharashtra

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Wisconsin court Second Amendment extended to certain knives

An appellate court in Wisconsin ruled that the application of a state law that prohibits possession of certain knives violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The law in Wisconsin regarding the Possession of a Switchblade Knife prohibits possession of “any knife having a

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Defamation case against Rahul Gandhi: Interim stay

A Supreme Court bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and P C Pant has decided to continue interim stay of criminal proceedings against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in a defamation case lodged against him for remarks allegedly holding RSS responsible for the assassination of Mahatma