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There should be protocol for demolition: Delhi HC

Unhappy with the manner in which a West Delhi slum cluster was recently razed to the ground, the Delhi High Court has recently said there should be a “protocol” to carry out future demolition drives in the national capital by keeping in mind the “constitutional

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court: Governor can postpone executions

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld the authority of Governor Tom Wolf  to postpone executions in the commonwealth. The unanimous decision came after Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams petitioned the court to reject reprieves as an unconstitutional intrusion of state executive power into the realm

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Former Panama president detained over illegal spying

The Panama Supreme Court has ordered the detention of multi-millionaire businessman and former president Ricardo Martinelli on allegations that the former leader used public money to illegally spy on more than 150 people. Martinelli, who ruled Panama from 2009 to 2014, fled the country in

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Quebec top court upholds ‘physician-assisted death’ law

The Court of Appeals of Quebec on has overturned a lower court injunction and ruled that Quebec’s physician-assisted death law is not in conflict with any elements of the Quebec Criminal Code. The legislation , which became law on December 10, 2014, lays out how terminally-ill patients may obtain physician

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Kejriwal faces court case for “defamatory” remarks

A private criminal complaint has been filed against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a Delhi court for using “defamatory” words against Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the recent CBI raid at the office of his Principal Secretary. The complainant, an advocate, has sought Kejriwal’s prosecution

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Jaitley files defamation suit against Kejriwal in HC

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has filed a civil defamation suit in the Delhi High Court against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders for issuing allegedly false and defamatory statements against him and his family members. Jaitley has sought Rs 10 crore

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Forced Displacement around the world breaks all previous records

The United Nationals High Commissioner on Refugees’s (UNHCR) Mid-Year Trends 2015 report, published recently, shows that the current year is on track to have record breaking rates of forced displacement. The report details displacement rates from conflict and persecution during the first 6 months of

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Freedom of Speech and Religious Sentiments

Drawing Lines in the Sand Recent times have seen a virtual war—a war not quite unlike the ‘war on terror’ launched by President Bush. It is war with an obscure enemy, a war between free-speech liberalists and religious sentiment toting traditionalists. While the mandarins demand