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Arun Jaitley, ex-Finance Minister and BJP veteran, passes away at AIIMS Delhi

Jaitley, observers say, crafted for himself an image of a liberal Hindu politician—who practiced Hindutva politics but never demonstrated its regressive side.  The right-wing politics has lost one of its most powerful communicators in his demise

August 24,2019

Judiciary

Chief Justice Allahabad High Court sends ‘DND’ cellphone alert to all district judges in UP

Except in case of an extreme exigency, the Registrar General of the Allahabad High Court has asked all the district judges and their judicial officers in Uttar Pradesh not to send cellphone messages to Chief Justice Govind Mathur

August 24,2019

Case update

Outrage as Press Council of India upholds 'media gag' in Kashmir citing ‘national interest’

The media watchdog moved Supreme Court on Friday, challenging a petition filed by the Kashmir Times editor against ongoing communications blockade and restrictions on local journalists in the Valley  

August 24,2019

Case update

Babri Masjid demolition case: Supreme Court directs UP govt to give protection to CBI judge

The Supreme Court also ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to extend the judge’s tenure within two weeks.

August 23,2019

Case update

‘I’ve spoken truth in public interest’: Priya Ramani tells court over sexual harassment charges against MJ Akbar

Journalist Priya Ramani on Friday narrated before a Delhi court details of her ordeal suffered at the hands of former editor and BJP leader MJ Akbar. The court will next hear the matter on September 7.

August 23,2019

Case update

INX Media Case: Chidambaram gets interim bail in ED case till Monday but to remain in CBI custody     

Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest to the former Finance Minister in a case filed by the Enforcement Directorate. But he will remain in CBI custody till August 26

August 23,2019

Case update

Supreme Court to examine ‘Triple Talaq’ law, sends notice to the Centre

The apex court will soon examine the new law that criminalises the controversial Islamic practice which allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantly

August 23,2019

The Kashmir Conversation

Kashmir: Communications shutdown, a ‘collective punishment’ must be reversed, UN experts urge India

In a strong call to the Government of India, at least five United Nations independent rights expert on Thursday stressed on easing the ongoing restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir

August 23,2019

Case update

Calcutta High Court stays arrest warrant against Shashi Tharoor over ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remarks

Tharoor had allegedly said at an event in Thiruvananthapuram that the BJP would rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan” if voted to power again.

August 23,2019

Case update

INX Media case: Ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram sent to four-day CBI custody

Court allows family members and lawyers to meet the Congress leader—a seven-time member of the Lok Sabha and currently a Rajya Sabha member—for 30 minutes every day till August 26.

August 22,2019

Case update

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind moves Supreme Court challenging criminalisation of instant triple talaq

Stressing that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 undermines Articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India, the petitioner has asked the apex court to declare the Act as unconstitutional.

August 22,2019

Human Rights

‘Pakistan using Kashmiris as pawns against India’: Exiled Uyghur rights’ activist Halmurrat Harri

If PM Imran Khan were genuinely concerned about defending freedom, then the persecution of Pakistan minorities would have stopped by now, the beleaguered activist tells Dhairya Maheshwari in a telephonic interview

August 22,2019

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