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Change office time to prevent crowding in trains: HC

The Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government to consider changing office timings to prevent overcrowding in suburban local trains. Justice Naresh Patil suggested this while hearing a suo motu (on its own) PIL which was converted out of a letter written by A B

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SC on improving collegium: Felt Obligated

The Supreme Court said that it “felt obliged” while dealing with the daunting task of working for improvement of the judicial system of collegium for appointing judges in higher judiciary and termed it as a very challenging responsibility. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice

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US court vacates ruling blocking DC gun law

A lower court ruling has been vacated by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit that found that a DC gun law requiring a concealed carry permit outside of the home may violate the Constitution. The court found that the judge

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No to plastic in Sabarimala ‘irumudi’: HC

The Kerala High Court has directed the Travancore Devaswom Board and all other temple boards in the state to ensure that “irumudikkettu”, a sacred bundle, carried by Sabarimala pilgrims does not contain plastic packing materials. A bench comprising Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Justice Anu

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Greater punishment for drunk driving: Centre proposes

 The Centre is considering a proposal to enhance punishment for drunk driving by amending IPC sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash and negligent driving) as informed to the Bombay HC. A draft bill pertaining to amendment to Indian Penal Code sections

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SC bars registration of diesel vehicles in Delhi, NCR

The Supreme Court today banned registration of diesel-run SUVs and cars having engine capacity beyond 2000 cc in Delhi and National Capital Region till March 31, next year as it unveiled a slew of measures to curb the alarming rise in pollution levels in the

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ICTY orders retrial for 2 Serbs acquitted of war crimes

The appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has ordered a retrial for two senior Serbian officials acquitted of war crimes during the 1990s Balkans conflict. Jovica Stanišić and Franko Simatović were acquitted in 2013 after the court found that