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

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

IM operative gets 5 yrs in jail for escaping from court

An important member of the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, was convicted and sentenced by a court to five years’ imprisonment for escaping from the special MCOCA court in September 2013. “His nephew Javed Khan was also sentenced to five years in jail,” special public prosecutor

Colombia Toughens Stance Against Acid Attacks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has enacted the Natalia Ponce Law, establishing acid attacks as a specific crime with harsh punishments. The punishments under the new law between 12 to 20 years in prison for a “simple” attack and between 20 to 30 years in

German Court Rules Against Taxi – Hailing App

A German court has ruled against the legality of the taxi-hailing app Mytaxi. Mytaxi began offering cab rides for half the regular price in several cities if customers agreed to an electronic payment method instead of cash. According to the Frankfurt court, this is illegal

Karan Johar Discharged From Criminal Case

A local court has discharged producer late Yash Johar and director Karan Johar from a criminal complaint for playing national anthem in movie “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham” without caution causing “dishonour” to it. “Karan Johar had filed revision petition before sessions court which was heard

Ink attack On Kejriwal, Woman Sent 14- Day JC

A Delhi court has sent the woman who was accused of throwing ink at the Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal here, to 14-day judicial custody. Metropolitan Magistrate remanded the accused woman to judicial custody after the investigating agency said she was not required for further