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Kentucky clerk obeying law in issuing marriage licenses

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is obeying orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples according to a federal court ruling. US District Judge David Bunning denied a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to order Davis to reissue licenses she had altered by removing

France lawmakers approve constitutional amendments

The French National Assembly has voted to preserve, within the constitution, a process for declaring a state of emergency following the deadly terrorist attacks last year. The draft constitutional law, “Nation Protection, No. 3381” could allow for administrative detention “without prior permission of the person

Coal scam – Six accused granted bail

A special court has granted bail to three directors of Ranchi-based company, M/s Domco Pvt Ltd, and three others in a coal scam case in which they are accused of misrepresenting facts to acquire a coal block in Jharkhand. The court allowed the bail applications

Federal judge rejects Texas attempt to stop refugee

US District Court Judge David Godbey has rejected a Texas lawsuit seeking to halt the federal resettlement of Syrian refugees in the state. The federal judge ruled that Texas officials had failed to show a “substantial threat of irreparable injury” in the request for an

Plea against Kejriwal over MCD claims to be heard

Delhi court has fixed February 17 for hearing a complaint filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking lodging of an FIR against him for allegedly misleading the people by stating that municipal corporations are not under the AAP government’s control. The matter which was

NGT seeks views on banning govt’s diesel vehicles

National Green Tribunal has asked government agencies why they have not submitted their views on phasing out over a decade old diesel vehicles in their departments, despite its specific directions two months ago. The green panel had on December 11 last year directed the central

Maldives police arrest judge for issuing warrant for president

Maldives police arrested a judge and former prosecutor general on Sunday for issuing an arrest warrant for current president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom without police consent. Yameen’s spokesman identified the arrested men as Judge Ahmed Nihan, a magistrate from near Male, and Muhthaz Muhsin, a

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SC declines to entertain PIL on farmers’ suicide

The Supreme Court has declined to entertain a PIL raising the issue of farmers’ suicide in the country and seeking direction for the Centre to implement the recommendation of an expert body to fix minimum support price (MSP) for all agricultural products. “We are not

Bombay HC reserves order on alleged ISIS recruit

The Bombay High Court has reserved order on the bail plea of alleged ISIS recruit Areeb Majeed who was arrested on the charge of waging war against the country. The order was reserved by a bench headed by Justice Ranjit More who heard arguments of