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Entry of women to temples-HC adjourns PIL

The Madras High Court has in adjourned a PIL seeking to declare a rule of the state HR&CE department preventing women from entering temples during a particular period in which they are not by custom and usage allowed to do so. “It is to be

We’ve been misled, says SC & reserves order in Lokayukta case

The Supreme Court has reserved verdict on pleas seeking recall of its order appointing Justice Virendra Singh, a former judge of Allahabad High Court, as the Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh, saying it has been “misled” on the issue. The controversy surrounding Justice Singh, appointed by

Serb politician sentenced to 9 years for war crimes

The EU’s justice mission in Kosovo (EULEX) sentenced a Serb politician to nine years in prison for war crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians. Oliver Ivanovic was arrested [JURIST report] in January 2014 for the murder and torture of Albanian civilians during the 1999 war where

HC orders issue of notice on flood compensation

The Madras High Court has ordered issue of notices to Tamil Nadu Home Secretary, Chennai Corporation Commissioner and Superintendent of Storm Water and Canals on a petition by social activist “Traffic” Ramaswamy seeking a direction for compensation to his son-in-law, whose vehicles were damaged in

HRW urges businesses to cease operations in Israel settlements

Settlement businesses contribute to Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report. The report stated that, “it is Human Rights Watch’s view that by virtue of doing business in or with settlements or settlement businesses, companies contribute to one or

Kurdish forces may be committing war crimes in Iraq

Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) forces and Kurdish militias are committing mass destruction in northern Iraq that may amount to war crimes, Amnesty International (AI) said in a report. AI claims that the KRG is leading an operation to burn, bomb and bulldoze homes in the

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HC cancels bail to murder accused

The Calcutta High Court cancelled bail to a murder accused though the public prosecutor did not raise any objection to continuation of the relief to the accused. A division bench, comprising Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice Sankar Acharya, granted the application for cancellation of bail