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  • Indore: Swarna Sena protests against SC, ST Act outside Tai’s house

    Protest against recent amendments in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act continued in city on Wednesday as large number of people staged protest outside house of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan under banner of Swarna Sena. The group of protesters also clashed with police outside the house of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on being stopped from meeting Mahajan.

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    Mumbai: ‘Decriminalising unnatural sex will impact other laws’

    Mumbai: The landmark ruling of the Supreme Court decriminalising ‘unnatural sex’ (Section 377) will make an impact on slew of laws including family law, criminal law and so on. Apart from these, several more challenges will have to be coped, said the legal luminaries on Wednesday.

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    Ulhasnagar property forgery case: SC extends anticipatory bail for the last time

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the anticipatory bail for another four weeks for the last time in a property forgery case of Ulhasnagar. The Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph asked Anita Atmaram Pednekar to secure regular bail within this period while disposing of her petition.

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    Yavatmal’s ‘man-eater’ tigress on death row: Tranquilise or shoot; SC leaves it to forest dept

    New Delhi: Should a ‘man eater’ tigress be tranquilised or shot dead? This peculiar question has come in the way of the forest department which has been finding it tough to catch the big cat that has already claimed at least nine lives in the Ralegaon forest area of Yavatmal district in Maharashtra. The forest department has claimed that the six-year-old tigress, identified as T1, along with two of her nine-month-old cubs,

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    Section 377 Verdict: Love is not a crime, says activist Ankit Bhuptani

    Mumbai: Ankit Bhuptani (26) is elated with the Supreme Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality on Thursday among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Bhuptani feels that the historic judgement is a step forward in the inclusion of LGBTs in the society since ‘Love is not crime’ Bhuptani who is the Founder and Chairperson of the Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association, “We are very happy with the historical judgment.

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    SC quashes HC strictures against Mumbai police officer

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Wednesday expunged the scathing strictures passed by the Bombay High Court against an investigating officer of the Mumbai Police in the arrest of one Rizwan Siddique in March.  A 3-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also dismissed a writ of habeas corpus issued by the High Court on March 21 for immediate release of Rizwan Siddiquee.

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    Supreme Court slams IT dept, says apex court is not a ‘picnic place’

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has slammed the Income Tax department for making “misleading statement” about pendency of an appeal while making it clear that the apex court is not a “picnic place” and cannot be treated like this. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur slapped a cost of Rs 10 lakh on the department and said it was “shocked” that the Centre, through the Commissioner of Income Tax, has

  • Maharashtra: Students clearing Std X, XII re-exams can apply for courses by August 31

    Mumbai: Students in Maharashtra who have cleared their 10th and 12th standard re-exams can seek admissions to professional courses by August 31, Education Minister Vinod Tawde today said. Addressing a press conference here, he said the state government had urged the Supreme Court to allow such students to take admissions by August 31 and the SC had acceded to its request.

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    Salman Khan – Valmiki community controversy: SC to hear the actor’s plea on quashing of FIRs today

    Superstar Salman Khan has been facing legal hassles since years and the same continues even today. However, this case is not about drinking and driving or blackbuck poaching but about derogatory remarks against a community. Besides him, his Garv co-actor Shilpa Shetty too is facing similar allegations which happened during the promotions of Tiger Zinda Hai. FIRs

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    CJI’s status as master of roster confirmed

    The Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday that the Chief Justice of India is the sole master of roster in allotment of cases to benches should remove any doubts in view of the campaign against Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s ‘unilateralism’ in assigning some sensitive cases to the second rung of judges. Constitutionally, that prerogative belongs to the CJI, it has now been made very clear by a two-judge bench comprising Justices A K

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    Bombay High Court asks Caste Scrutiny Committee to pay Rs 1 lakh fine to SC/ST students

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court recently took a note of the “harassment and ill treatment” meted out to the students of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) under the garb of validating their claims of belonging to a reserved category. The HC also took into account the “hurdles” faced by students of the SC/ST categories, who are made to wait by the Caste Scrutiny Committees, which resultantly delays the admission process.

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    States responsible to check cow vigilantism: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: Putting the onus on the states to check cow vigilantism, the Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on pleas seeking directions to formulate guidelines to curb such violence, saying no one can take law into their hands. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said this was a law and order issue and each state has to be responsible. The bench

  • Bhopal: Focus on SC, ST seats, rural areas, says Amit Shah 

    Bhopal: Bharatiya Janata Party national president Amit Shah convened a meeting of the party’s election management committee in Jabalpur on Tuesday for the ensuing assembly polls in 2018, and the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.

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    Decide school safety guidelines in 3 months says SC to Centre 

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to decide in three months on demands for framing of safety guidelines for all schools, as sought by the father of a seven-year-old boy who was killed in a Gurgaon school, and some lawyers.

  • Indore: Give 25% reservation to upper castes, says Ramdas Athawale

    Indore: As the protests against repealing the provisions of SC, ST Act mount, the union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said 25 percent reservation should be given to financially weak sections of upper castes like Brahmins and Thakurs.

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    Mumbai: Muslim outfits to file an intervention application before SC challenging AIMPLB

    Mumbai: Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy (IMSD), along with other Muslim outfits will file an intervention application against the petitions pending before the Supreme Court seeking declaration of polygamy, nikah halala and all other temporary forms of marriage as unconstitutional, hence challenging the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). “All these practices should be abolished as they violate Article 14 (right to equality), Article 15 (prohibition of discrimination) and Article 21