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Kashmir: Supreme Court asks Centre, J&K Government to produce orders on communications lockdown

Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin in a rejoinder affidavit had earlier sought direction to Jammu and Kashmir administration to produce the orders under which the communications gag was imposed in the region.

October 16,2019

Case update

Land Acquisition Act: Justice Arun Mishra refuses to recuse amid growing online criticism

“If I know I can be influenced by anybody other than God, then I will be the first person to recuse,” he said, asking the petitioners to provide a satisfactory reason for his recusal

October 16,2019

Aadhar

Delhi HC notice to Centre, NCT govt over PIL seeking to link Aadhar to property documents

The petition filed by Ashwini Upadhyay has contended that linking property documents of both immovable and movable property with Aadhaar will help in curbing corruption

October 15,2019

Case update

Bhima Koregoan case: Supreme Court extends Gautam Navlakha’s interim protection from arrest

Besides Navlakha, four other rights activists – Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves and Sudha Bharadwaj – are accused in the case.

October 15,2019

Collegium

Orissa High Court full bench initiates suo motu contempt against bar association [Read the Order]

The court has now listed the matter to October 21 for further hearing and directed High Court Bar Association to submit reply by the next date of hearing.

October 15,2019

Case update

Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay HC denies bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves

All three accused have been booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and other provisions of the IPC by the Pune police which has accused them of inciting caste-based violence at Koregaon Bhima in January, 2018.

October 15,2019

Case update

Supreme Court rejects fresh PIL seeking to link social media accounts with Aadhaar

The apex court on Monday rejected a PIL filed by a BJP leader and a lawyer, stating that a similar matter is pending in the Madras High Court

October 14,2019

Case update

Supreme Court asks Centre, states to file reply on plea for RTI portals

The apex court earlier in August had issued a notice to the central government and all the state governments. However, no reply has been filed by any of the respondents till date.

October 14,2019

Elections

BJP collected, spent most funds in 2014 Haryana, Maharashtra assembly polls

Maintaining that India falls under the category of a ‘flawed democracy’, the report averred that more criminals are joining politics now as money and muscle power continue to dominate electoral scene

October 13,2019

Right To Informtion

‘Objective of the RTI act has been fulfilled’: Amit Shah  

Speaking at the 14th annual convention of the Central Information Commission (CIC), Union Home Minister claimed that his government is reducing the need for filing RTI applications by putting relevant information in the public domain.

October 12,2019

Life & Letters

Google Doodle celebrates 155th birth anniversary of women’s rights activist and poet Kamini Roy

The Bengali poet, educator and activist also has the distinction of being the first woman to graduate with honours in British India. Known for her work in advocating for women's rights, she helped advance feminism in the Indian subcontinent.

October 12,2019

Case update

Detention of minor revoked by J&K Government

The Government has directed the SSP, Anantnag, to ensure minor is handed over to his family.

October 5,2019

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