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Brazil Supreme Court suspends impeachment proceedings

The Federal Supreme Court of Brazil suspended impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff until the court can determine the constitutional validity of a secret ballot. The vote is to determine whether the congressional committee appointed to carry out the impeachment is stacked with members seeking

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Camping activity at Rishikesh banned: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has banned camping activity in the entire belt of Kaudiyala to Rishikesh on the banks of river Ganga in Uttarakhand till the regulatory regime comes into force but permitted the adventure sport rafting with immediate effect. The bench’s order came on

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HC acquits Salman Khan in the Hit-and-Run Case

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been acquitted by the Bombay High Court on of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which he was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment by a sessions court Justice A R Joshi while pronouncing the judgment said,

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Accused in Park Street Gangrape case convicted

The City Sessions Court had convicted the three accused in the infamous Park Street gangrape case. While the two other accused in the case are still absconding. The Sessions Judge pronounced Ruman Khan, Naser Khan and Sumit Bajaj guilty of gangrape committed in February, 2012.

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US Supreme Court allows Maryland redistricting

The US Supreme Court ruled that a Maryland man’s congressional redistricting lawsuit should be heard by a special three-judge panel and may therefore proceed. In Shapiro v. McManus the court was presented with the question of whether a single-judge district court may determine that a

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Supreme court hears arguments on redistricting, state legislative maps

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently in two cases. In Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission the court heard arguments on whether the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) violated the constitutional principle of “one person, one vote” when it redrew congressional district lines

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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