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India vs Bharat: SC seeks response from government
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India vs Bharat: SC seeks response from government

‘India should be named Bharat’ a demand on which the Supreme Court has sought comments from the Centre and the states. The apex court on Friday decided to examine questions raised on the naming of the country and sought response from the Centre on the plea demanding change in the name from ‘India’ to ‘Bharat’. A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra also issued notice to all state governments and union territories on the PIL which ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

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Freedom of speech not absolute: SC on satirical poem on Gandhi

Freedom of speech and expression cannot be ‘absolute’, the Supreme Court on Friday said as it refused to reject criminal charges against an author for penning an alleged vulgar and obscene poem on Mahatma Gandhi in 1994. Putting vulgar and obscene words in the mouth of ‘historically respected personalities’ like Gandhi cannot pass the ‘contemporary community standards test’ meant to adjudge the obscenity of an alleged literary work, the apex court said. The ...
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When IT Act's Sec 66A was used to muzzle free speech

The Supreme Court of India struck down Section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday, deeming it 'unconstitutional'. Section 66A prescribed the punishment for sending 'offensive' messages through computers or any other communication device such as a mobile phone or a tablet, and a conviction could fetch a maximum of three years in jail. In light of the end of this draconian section, Rediff.com looks back at some of the cases in which the act was used to muzzle opinion. Aseem Trivedi was arrested ...
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Bangalore neighbourhood's toxic air threatens India's future

Once called India’s garden city, this upper middle-class residential area in Bangalore has India’s most toxic air, says Devanik Saha, IndiaSpend.com. On the day this story was written, April 10, 2015, the area with India’s most toxic air - among 10 cities where a new National Air Quality Index functions - was south Bangalore’s BTM Layout, a booming residential area dotted with restaurants and located conveniently near office towers and a web of highways. There ...
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Supreme Court dismisses litigation for OCI voting rights

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL filed by a journalist seeking quashing of amendments made in Citizenship Act which deny voting rights to Overseas Citizens of India saying he cannot espouse the cause of people well settled abroad. “The writ petition is for the people who are well settled abroad. The PIL is not for those people but for those who cannot afford to approach this court,” a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra said. “You cannot ...
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Australian couple misled Indian officials, abandoned baby

An Australian couple who abandoned a baby boy born via surrogacy in India misled their country’s high commission in New Delhi, despite being repeatedly warned that the child could be left stateless, a media report said on Monday. The Freedom of Information documents obtained by the ABC found startling disclosures about the case, which saw the couple return to Australia with a baby girl while leaving her healthy twin-brother behind, with the full knowledge of Australian government ...
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Verdict unlikely to bring curtain down on the Satyam case

April 9, 2015, could well be a red-letter day in the corporate history of India. The court that tried the Satyam Computer Services fraud case delivered its verdict on that day on what the Supreme Court termed the biggest scam in India’s history.   The verdict was postponed twice, once on December 23, 2014, and again on March 9 this year. “You know the volume of the case. It requires some more time (to study). You may satisfy or not (with the outcome) but I must satisfy ...
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SC judge expresses inability to attend PM's dinner for judges

Supreme Court judge Justice Kurian Joseph has declined to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dinner for top judges on Saturday on the ground that the event and the ongoing judges conference clashed with Good Friday and Easter weekend. Justice Joseph, who has earlier raised objections with Chief Justice of India H L Dattu over holding of a three-day long judges conference during holy weekend for Christians, has written a letter to the prime minister explaining his stand and also questioning ...
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Jayalalithaa's wait for judicial redress just got longer

The high court verdict on AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa’s disproportionate assets conviction appeal just got delayed. N Sathiya Moorthy traces the course of the 18-year-old case. With the Supreme Court adjourning the hearing on the twin petitions filed by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam general secretary K Anbazhagan to March 24, the Karnataka high court might have to wait for more time before pronouncing the verdict on the appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa against her ...
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India's Daughter: HC refuses urgent hearing on PIL to lift ban

The Delhi high court on Monday refused to give urgent hearing to a public interest litigation seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of a controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the four convicts in the December 16 gang rape case.A  bench of justices B D Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru said there is no so urgency in the matter and it will be heard on Wednesday (March 11). "It will be listed on Wednesday. Nothing so important, that it needs to be heard today," the court said. The ...
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