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Triple Talaq Important, Will Hear It During Summer Vacation: Supreme Court
30.03.17 - team pt

A decision on the legality of triple talaq - the practice of Muslim men to divorce their wives by saying talaq thrice, is crucial and a five-judge Constitution Bench will sit during the summer vacation to examine the issue, the Supreme Court said today.
 
The Supreme ...
  


Delhi HC orders retrial in five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases
29.03.17 - team pt

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday ordered retrial in five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases in which all the accused were acquitted in 1986.
 
A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and Anu Malhotra also issued showcause notices to all the accused asking why the case against them ...
  


SC directs all HCs to install cameras in Distt Courts on experimental basis
28.03.17 - team pt

NEW DELHI: In a fresh bid to ensure judicial accountability, the Supreme Court has decided to test the waters for allowing cameras in court rooms.

A bench comprising justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U.U. Lalit directed all 24 high courts to install cameras in at least ...
  


Who will be India's next President? Shiv Sena picks RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for top job
27.03.17 - TEAM PT

Once again, the Shiv Sena has thrown a googly in the Presidential election poll highlighting the name of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat as a candidate for the President of India post.
 
The Shiv Sena on Monday said that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan ...
  


Azam Khan demands nationwide ban on animal slaughter; 'Muslims should stop eating meat'
27.03.17 - team pt

Demanding uniformity in laws, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Monday stated that there should be a nationwide ban on slaughter of animals.

A nine-time MLA and former minister in the Akhilesh Yadav government, Azam Khan has demanded a ban on cow slaughter all across India ...
  


Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Social Schemes: Supreme Court
27.03.17 - team pt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the government and its agencies for extending benefits of social welfare schemes. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K ...
  


Kejriwal put on trial in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley, hearing from May 20
25.03.17 - TEAM PT

The Delhi Patiala House Court has given a big blow to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by putting him on a trial in the defamation case against the current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He will now have to justify his comments on Arun Jaitley and ...
  


After CM Adityanath’s cleanliness push; UP minister picks up broom, cleans office
24.03.17 - TEAM PT

A day after UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath emphasised on cleanliness, his cabinet colleague Upendra Tiwari on Thursday picked up a broom to clean his office in the state legislature, pictures of which were shared on social media.
 
Armed with a broom and a mop, the ...
  


Amarinder asks PM Modi for Special One-time Farm Loan Waiver Package
22.03.17 - TEAM PT

PUNJAB CHIEF MINISTER Captain Amarinder Singh has called for a special central government package to provide one-time loan waiver to the beleaguered, debt-ridden farmers of his state.
 
Captain Amarinder made the request at a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament House here on ...
  


Punjab's red beacon ban makes Haryana, HP ministers, MLAs, MPs angry
20.03.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH: The much-hailed decision of the Punjab Cabinet to ban red beacon lights on vehicles used by MLAs, ministers and officers has created a rather peculiar situation for MLAs, MPs, officers and other VIPs in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and even the Union Territory of Chandigarh ...
  


BURYING THE HATCHET: Amarinder to meet PM, says ties with Jaitley
20.03.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH: In remarks aimed at burying the hatchet and ensuring a smooth working relationship, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said he will be calling upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, March 22, and termed his relationship with Arun Jaitley as "cordial." Amarinder Singh ...
  


Justice CS Karnan rejects 'demeaning' SC warrant against him
17.03.17 - TEAM PT

Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan has "refused” to accept the bailable warrant issued against him by the Supreme Court in a suo motu contempt of court order. On Friday, a team of police officials led by the State’s Director General of Police (DGP) Surajit ...
  


Rahul Gandhi leaves for US to be with ailing Sonia Gandhi
16.03.17 - TEAM PT

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will leave India on Thursday to be with his mother Sonia Gandhi who is undergoing medical treatment abroad, the party announced.
 
A statement released by senior Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, "Congress President Smt Sonia Gandhi is travelling abroad for a ...
  


Allegations of EVM tampering 'wild and baseless': Election Commission
16.03.17 - TEAM PT

The Election Commission on Thursday reiterated that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were tamper proof and termed the allegations by some political parties as "baseless, speculative and wild".

"It is not for the first time that such allegations and suspicions have been raised. But none of those ...
  


Irish woman found dead on Goa beach, police suspect rape
15.03.17 - TEAM PT

A 25-year-old Irish woman was found dead on a beach in South Goa following which one person has been arrested, police said on Wednesday. The disrobed body of the woman was found yesterday at an isolated spot on a beach in South Goa’s Devabag village, ...
  


Captain invites RaGa to attend the swearing-in ceremony
14.03.17 - team pt

AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday congratulated Punjab Congress president and CM elect Captain Amarinder Singh on the party’s landslide victory in the recently concluded assembly polls in the state.
 
Captain Amarinder, who steered the party to its decisive win in Punjab, met Rahul Gandhi ...
  


Arun Jaitley gets charge of defence ministry as Parrikar heads to Goa
13.03.17 - TEAM PT

Finance Minister and leader of the house in Rajya Sabh Arun Jaitley will once again take additional charge as the Defence Minister after Manohar Parrikar resigned from the post to take over as the Chief Minister of Goa.
 
The 64-year-old Jaitley is also the Minister of Corporate ...
  


SC issues arrest warrant against Calcutta HC judge C.S. Karnan
10.03.17 - Apurva Vishwanath*

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable arrest warrant against justice C.S. Karnan, a sitting judge of the Calcutta high court, after he failed to personally appear before the apex court for the second time in a contempt case against him.

According to livemint.com,  a ...
  


Are you feeling defamed because of your personal feeling of greatness: Kejriwal's lawyer grills Jaitley
06.03.17 - TEAM PT

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley appearing before the Delhi High Court, in connection with the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) defamation case, was grilled by Arvind Kejriwal’s counsel, Senior Advocate Ram Jethmalani, in an open court on Monday.

 

The Finance Minister, during the course of ...

  


Army jawan found dead after accusing senior officers of harassment in a sting operation
03.03.17 - team pt

An Army jawan, who featured in a sting operation video exposing the Army’s ‘sahayak’ system, was found dead under mysterious circumstances. His body was found in an abandoned barrack in Deolali Cantonment in Maharashtra, The Times of India reported. The decomposed body of Roy Mathew, ...
  



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