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Take stringent action to stop custodial deaths: HC

The Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government to take stern steps to stop the “illegal and inhuman practice” of custodial deaths occurring in the state. The division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Reveti Mohite-Dere said “The government should take strict action against

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SC’s notice to Centre: Cruelty against elephants

Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre, Rajasthan and Goa on pleas alleging cruelty towards elephants used for joyrides in these states. SC bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C Pant asked Solicitor General to find out as to whether the elephants, used

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Burkina Faso coup leader charged

Prosecutor Col. Sita Sangare, Burkina Faso’s director of military justice, on Sunday announced charges filed last week against General Gilbert Diendere for complicity in the assassination of former president and revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara in 1987. Diendere, the leader of the September attempted military coup

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Notice to BJP MP, MLA for violation of prohibitory orders

A local court has issued notices to 18 BJP activists including party MP Hukum Singh and MLA Suresh Rana, for alleged violation of prohibitory orders while holding a protest in Shamli in 2013. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Vijai Verma yesterday issued notices to 18 people

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Supreme Court lets Illinois gun law stand

The US Supreme Court hasdeclined to review a Second Amendment challenge to a gun law enforced in Highland Park, Illinois. The law was challenged by the Illinois State Rifle Association , prohibits “the possession of assault weapons or large-capacity magazines.” The SC has upheld the ban. Justice Clarence Thomas

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HC to give verdict in Salman’s case

The Bombay High Court has said that it would give its ruling on the applicability of culpable homicide charge against Bollywood star Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case and also on other key questions like the admissibility of the statement of the actor’s former

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Court language is English: SC

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking direction to make the court judgement available in Hindi and regional languages, saying the court language is English. “We cannot pass such direction as the court language is English,” a bench of Chief Justice T

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Indian Prisons-Where are We Heading

Jail Breaking today is increasing with such alarming frequency that imprisonment has become a mere sham. Until sometime ago jails were considered to be “safe houses” and people would rest in peace once a criminal was put behind bars. Not any more! The impunity with