Habeas corpus petition field in Supreme court

On Tuesday a habeas corpus petition has been filed in the Supreme court by The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) against the arrest of Kerala journalist, Sidhique Kappan, by the UP Police while he was proceeding to cover the Hathras incident of rape and murder of a woman. Kappan, along with three other journalists, … Continue reading Habeas corpus petition field in Supreme court

Hathras Gang Rape and Murder Case: Supreme Court asks UP government about witness protection.

Supreme Court heard the petition seeking a probe by CBI or was it in the gang rape and murder case of a 19 year old Dalit women. On September 14, she was abducted and gang raped by 4 upper-caste men who after raping her, tortured her, by breaking her bones and cutting off her tongue. … Continue reading Hathras Gang Rape and Murder Case: Supreme Court asks UP government about witness protection.

Toddler dead, 10 injured in Ghaziabad slum fire

A two-year-old girl was charred to death and over 10 people were injured as a fire gutted 300 shanties in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, police said on Tuesday. Twelve fire tenders took three hours to douse the blaze that broke out at Sihani village on Monday evening.Almost all the people living in the slum were … Continue reading Toddler dead, 10 injured in Ghaziabad slum fire

Is the pandemic slowing down in India?

India has been recording an average of 64,000 cases daily so far this month, down from more than 86,000 daily cases in the last two weeks of September. It's also a steep drop from earlier in September, when daily cases averaged around 93,000. More than 1.1 million samples have been tested daily on an average … Continue reading Is the pandemic slowing down in India?

Sameet Thakkar gets Bombay High Court’s protection from arrest

The division bench of Justice S S Shinde and Justice M S Karnik was hearing a petition filed by Thakkar, seeking directions to quash and set aside an FIR filed against him at V P Marg police station over his tweets against the Chief Minister and his son and minister Aaditya Thackeray.Advocates Abhinav Chandrachud, on … Continue reading Sameet Thakkar gets Bombay High Court’s protection from arrest

Allahabad High Court orders to transfer all Tablighi Jamaat cases of Uttar Pradesh to CJMs in Lucknow, Meerut, Bareilly

An international congregation was initiated by Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in March which had become a medium for spreading of the raging coronavirus disease (Covid-19). This led to the initiation of criminal prosecution against the members of Tablighi Jamaat, which included many foreigners. This violated the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown guidelines and social distancing. The Allahabad … Continue reading Allahabad High Court orders to transfer all Tablighi Jamaat cases of Uttar Pradesh to CJMs in Lucknow, Meerut, Bareilly

“Secret proceedings” in UK are delaying Vijay Mallya’s extradition: MEA

A division bench of Justices UU Lalit and Ashok Bhushan were informed by the Ministry of External Affairs of the occurrence of "secret proceedings" in the United Kingdom that have obstructed Vijay Mallya's extradition. Mallya was to be present before the Supreme Court on 5th October to hear his sentence. This was to be ensured … Continue reading “Secret proceedings” in UK are delaying Vijay Mallya’s extradition: MEA