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In Srilanka
July 11, 2016 11:34 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court on Monday issued an interim order to suspend the Value Added Tax (VAT) increase. The Supreme Court issued the order after considering a petition filed seeking an order to revoke the decision to increase VAT.  The petition was filed by an attorney representing three persons including...
In Colombo
July 11, 2016 9:18 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court today set dates to proceed with the Fundamental Rights petition filed by Udaya Gammanpila challenging the decision to arrest and detain him on the alleged charges of fraud and forgery of documents to a foreigner.   Accordingly the case will be taken up on December 14, 2016. Petition...
In India
May 10, 2016 11:18 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court- monitored trust vote concluded in India’s northern Uttarakhand state assembly on Tuesday (May 10) with the former chief minister Harish Rawat hinting at victory. New Delhi dismissed Rawat’s government and imposed President’s Rule in the state late in March followi...
In Colombo
May 8, 2016 11:54 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court has directed the Attorney General to look into the possibility of recruiting medical graduates passed out from the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe as government doctors. The court made this order after considering a fundamental rights petition file...
In Colombo
May 4, 2016 10:04 am gmt |
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Parliament was informed by the Supreme Court that five sections of the Right to Information Bill were inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution and a two thirds majority of Parliament was needed for approval of the Bill. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Tuesday after reading out the speaker̵...
In India
March 9, 2016 12:06 pm gmt |
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Tamil Nadu Government has appealed a petition at the Supreme Court. In the petition, it was stated, that the decision of the Tamil Nadu Government was acceptable, adding, there were difference between Jallikattu and other games. The Supreme Court ruled that the bull-taming festival would not be celeb...
In Special News
March 8, 2016 8:08 am gmt |
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The number of fundamental right petitions in the Supreme Court has allegedly increased during the regime of the Good Governance. The registered fundamental right petitions in the Supreme Court were 472 in 2015 while in 2014 the numbers were 370. Commenting on this, Ponuthurai Krishanthan, Attorney-at...
In India
February 2, 2016 7:48 am gmt |
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India’s Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a final petition against a law that criminalises homosexuality. Three senior judges would revisit a 2013 ruling that reversed a landmark 2009 Delhi High Court order which had decriminalised homosexual acts. According to Section 377 of the Indian Penal ...
In India
January 18, 2016 6:42 am gmt |
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The Centre would consider taking steps, including amending laws, to allow Jallikattu (a popular bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu), which has been banned, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on . Jallikattu had been banned by the Supreme Court. “If need be, we will attempt to bring ...
In India
January 12, 2016 8:40 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court today suspended the Centre’s notification lifting the ban on Jallikattu, the traditional bull-fighting sport of Tamil Nadu. Last week, the Centre had lifted the ban on the sport circumventing a Supreme Court ruling of May 2014. Citing cruelty to the animals, the Animal Welfare...
In India
January 12, 2016 6:31 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday a clutch of appeals challenging the Centre’s notification to allow bull taming sport Jallikattu during the festival of Pongal in Tamil Nadu. On Monday, senior lawyers Sidharth Luthra and Anand Grover mentioned the matter before Chief Justice T S Thakur for an ur...
In India
January 11, 2016 7:50 am gmt |
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The petitions seeking urgent hearing on the issue were mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur which agreed to hear it tomorrow. The pleas were filed by Animal Welfare Board of India, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and a Bangalore-based NGO. The four-year...
In Latest Stories
January 8, 2016 6:42 am gmt |
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Guatemala on Wednesday (January 6) detained 14 ex-military officials, including the brother of a former president, for forced disappearances and crimes against humanity during the bloodiest period of its 36-year civil war. Among the captured was 83-year-old Manuel Benedicto Lucas, a former top genera...
In India
December 22, 2015 6:54 am gmt |
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The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday takes up the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 for consideration and passage. Following the Supreme Court’s dismissal of a plea against the release of the juvenile offender in the December 16 gang-rape case, Parliamentarians have cut across...
In India
December 21, 2015 6:40 am gmt |
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The youngest convict in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case has been released after completion of three years of imprisonment. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of India’s capital on Sunday to protest the impending release of a juvenile convicted in the fatal gang rape that deeply shook t...
In Canada
December 4, 2015 9:54 am gmt |
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The federal government has asked the Supreme Court for a six-month extension to draft new laws on doctor-assisted dying. In a 73-page document filed with the high court Thursday, lawyers for the Attorney General of Canada plead for more time to respond to last year’s ruling on the “comple...
In Latest Stories
December 2, 2015 6:44 am gmt |
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Tamil Nadu cannot free Rajiv Gandhi’s killers without consulting the Centre, the Supreme Court said today. A Constitutional bench said that the Tamil Nadu government has no power to release the convicts on its own as the case was investigated by the CBI or Central Bureau of Investigation. ̶...
In India
October 31, 2015 6:17 am gmt |
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DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran is not cooperating in the alleged telephone exchange case and his custodial interrogation was necessary “to ascertain the actual usage” of telephone lines for purported benefit of family venture Sun TV, the CBI told the Supreme Court today. “The custodial ...
In India
October 28, 2015 11:16 am gmt |
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Surrogacy will be allowed only for Indian couples and not foreigners, the government said in an affidavit in the Supreme Court today. “The government does not support commercial surrogacy,” said the Centre, adding: “No foreigners can avail surrogacy services in India.” The gov...