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Allahabad HC summons top officials of 3 enforcement agencies in multi-crore scam

The HC is hearing a batch of petitions filed by investors in a real estate company, Sun Shine City Group of Companies, which has allegedly duped them of more than Rs 350 crore.

‘Bribe giver’ can be prosecuted under PMLA, accused party to ‘proceeds of crime,’ says SC

A three-judge bench of the SC overturned a Madras High Court verdict that quashed PMLA proceedings against a person who allegedly handed over Rs 50 lakh to a government servant.

Ayodhya judgment protest ‘can’t be taken lightly’, promotes religious enmity, says Karnataka HC

HC was hearing plea for quashing of criminal proceedings against one accused of protesting & sloganeering against 2019 SC verdict awarding disputed land in Ayodhya for construction of temple.

‘Woman’s testimony doesn’t depend on sexual history’: What SC said as it slammed ‘2-finger test’

The court Monday slammed the test as ‘regressive and invasive’ and stated that any person found conducting it in sexual assault cases would be held guilty of misconduct. 

Sedition law stays on hold, as SC gives Centre time to review & take ‘appropriate steps’

In May, SC had put the law on hold till the Centre completed its review of the colonial relic & had asked the Union and state governments not to register any fresh case against it.

Anyone conducting 2-finger test on rape survivor will be held guilty of misconduct, says SC

The apex court said Monday that the test has no scientific basis, and is based on incorrect assumption that sexually-active women cannot be raped.

‘POCSO overrides personal laws’ — Karnataka HC holds pregnant Muslim minor’s marriage invalid  

In his bail application, the petitioner cited Islamic law to defend his marriage to his now-pregnant minor ‘wife’.  POCSO is a special law, said the court, rejecting the argument. 

Marriage of 15 yr Muslim girl not void under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, says high court

The 15-year-old girl had requested release from childcare home so that she could live with her spouse. Judge says marriage is valid as per Islamic Law.

‘Extraordinary battle’ — How Col. Leena Gurav took on the Army 12 times in court, and won

The Supreme Court is currently hearing Gurav’s thirteenth case. If she wins, she could be promoted to the rank of brigadier and be in the reckoning to head the Army’s JAG wing.

‘Plot to bomb school, ISIS support on FB’ — behind Maharashtra’s 1st ‘cyber terrorism’ conviction

Prosecution said the accused used his firm's computer to chat with people about ISIS ideology under fake name & chats showed his preparations to attack American School in Mumbai.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.