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EC seeks video footage of HDK endorsing his son outside polling station

HD Kumaraswamy in a soup for endorsing his son outside polling booth, EC seeks video footage

HD Kumaraswamy had reportedly conducted a press briefing outside a polling station in contravention to the rules set by the Election Commission

BJP writes to EC against Mamata Banerjee’s alleged biopic ‘Bhaghini’ set to hit theatres smack in the middle of elections

The BJP has now urged that the film 'Baghini' ought to be reviewed by the EC on the lines of what was done regarding PM Modi's biopic

Complaint filed against Mayawati’s statement in SC where she said if UP govt can make statue of Lord Ram, why can’t her statue be made

BSP supremo Mayawati on April 2 defended her life-size statues in Uttar Pradesh which were built from crores of rupees in public money when she was UP Chief Minister

Prashant Bhushan violates Bar Council rules, resigns from governing bodies of NGOs after complaint

Clause 9 of the rules states that an advocate should not represent organizations he is a member of. The BCD had sought a reply from Bhushan over Major Punia's complaint. In his response, Prashant Bhushan had conceded that he had indeed violated the rule.
Muslim clerics in Kerala say women should pray inside their homes

Muslim women should pray inside their homes, says Sunni clerics body in Kerala

The Supreme Court had yesterday allowed a petition seeking permission for women to enter mosques to offer prayers and had issued a notice to the center to respond.

Muslim women’s right to enter mosques: SC issues notice to centre over Muslim couple’s petition

A bench of Justices S A Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer issued a notice to the center asking it to respond to the petition filed by a Pune-based couple.

Ayodhya Dispute: Feasibility of mediation around religious conundrums

It would be ignorant and offensive to deny that the dispute revolves around faith and dignity of faith for all the parties involved matter equally.

We never said ‘Chowkidar chor hai’, SC sends notice to Rahul Gandhi for inventing facts

Rahul Gandhi is accused of replacing his personal statement as Supreme Court's order and trying to create prejudice

Congress Manifesto: Declaration of disastrous legal reforms and a tale of contradictions

Congress has claimed to be a centric party but how pretentious centric party claim can actually leave you in abeyance, this manifesto is a perfect example of that.
Christian Michel identifies Ahmed Patel and Family

No wrong in media publishing Augusta chargesheet: ED tells court

The ED has also sought dismissal of the petition filed by Michel, saying that the media obtaining the contents of the charge sheet has not affected anyone's rights.
SC to hear doctors' plea for safety tomorrow

‘You will not let the country live in peace’, Supreme Court says dismissing plea to perform puja at undisputed sites in Ayodhya

Rejecting the plea, CJI Ranjan Gogoi upheld the Allahabad high courts order of Rs 5 lakh fine on the petitioner
Abhishke Banerjee's wife has been asked by the Calcutta HC to appear before Customs

SC observes ‘something very serious happening in West Bengal’, issues notice to Mamata govt over harassment of customs officials

"There is constitutional anarchy in West Bengal if I may say it succinctly," Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had contended

Election Commission stalls release of Vivek Oberoi’s Modi biopic, claims threat to ‘level playing field’ and ‘free and fair elections’

Apart from the PM Narendra Modi, 'NTR Laxmi' and 'Udyama Simham' has also been mentioned in the order.

Petitioners using ‘stolen’ documents with an intention to present selective and incomplete picture of Rafale Deal: Defence Ministry

In March, the controversial left-wing lawyer Prashant Bhushan wanted to file an eight-page note, which was allegedly "stolen" from the defence ministry and later published by N Ram of the Hindu.

Rajya Sabha TV accuses The Wire of stealing, illegally possessing and using copyrighted material

Rajya Sabha TV, in its legal notice, has alleged that since the clip used by The Wire had no logo of RSTV, it is bound to be the original clip that Rajya Sabha TV has in its possession.

‘There is no danger except that you are convicted’: Supreme Court rejects Lalu Prasad Yadav’s bail plea in multi-crore fodder scam

Convict Lalu Prasad Yadav was represented in the Court by senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal.

SC to allow the admissibility of three ‘stolen’ documents of Rafale deal as evidence in examining review petitions

The Union government represented by Attorney General KK Venugopal had argued that the review petition should be dismissed at the preliminary stage itself because they were based on "stolen" documents published in newspapers like The Hindu.
SC dismisses the plea seeking a stat on the Modi biopic

Supreme Court gives nod for the release of Modi biopic, Vivek Oberoi thanks the Judiciary for upholding faith in democracy

The movie ‘PM Narendra Modi’ is set to hit the theatres on the polling day of the first phase of elections-April 11, 2019.

Supreme Court asks ‘why government officials should manage temples’, bench talks about rampant idol theft in Tamil Nadu

A bench of Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer while considering the issue of harassment to several devotees visiting the Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha questioned as to why should government officials manage religious places and temples in the country.
Supreme Court stays Herald House eviction order passed by High Court

Supreme Court stays HC order of Herald House eviction, issues notice to centre

The bench including Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has stayed the High Court order of vacating the Herald House.
Delhi Government has asked for a month to grant sanction to prosecute JNU sedition accused

Delhi’s AAP government requests another month’s time for deciding whether to sanction prosecution of the accused in JNU sedition case

In February this year, the court had come down hard against the AAP government claiming that it is deliberately delaying the process of granting the sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others, accused of sedition.

National Herald case: SC sets April 23 for final hearing of income tax case against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi

The mother-son duo have been accused of conspiring to cheat and misappropriate funds in the National Herald case

RSS seeks compensation of Re 1 from Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury for linking RSS to Gauri Lankesh killing, court issues summons

Another RSS activist and lawyer, Dhrutiman Joshi has filed a criminal defamation case against Rahul Gandhi and Sitaram Yechury in the Mumbai metropolitan magistrate court.
Abhishek Banerjee has sent a defamation notice to PM Modi

MHA issues notice to Mamata Banerjee’s nephew’s wife for ‘false representation’ and not revealing her Thai citizenship

Earlier, Mamata Banerjee's nephew's wife was reportedly caught with 2 kgs gold worth Rs 68 lakh at Kolkata airport

SC declines urgent hearing of Hardik Patel’s plea against conviction, 2 days left for nomination filing deadline

With barely two days left for the last date of nomination filing, the Supreme Court's decision to not hear his plea leaves Hardik Patel in a tight spot.
Mayawati devises 'tricks' to save her govt bungalow, after being given eviction notice by Yogi govt

BSP chief Mayawati justifies installation of her statues in UP, says it was the ‘will of the people’

The Supreme Court is hearing a 2009 petition against the construction of statues of Mayawati, Kanshi Ram and elephants the BSP symbol, which were built at parks in Lucknow and Noida with taxpayers' money when she was chief minister between 2007 and 2012. 
Geelani was earlier penalised for Rs 14 lakhs for illegal possession of foreign currency

Income Tax officials attach separatist leader Geelani’s Delhi property for not paying taxes worth Rs 3.62 crores

Earlier the residences of Hurriyat leaders were raided by the NIA as part of an investigation in a terror-funding case and incriminating evidence including letterheads of terrorist organisations were recovered.
FIR has bene lodged against Tauqeer for statement endorsing violence against government officials

‘Chop off the limbs of forest officials’: Former judge and NC leader says to people in Kashmir, FIR registered

Tauqeer who was a Principal and Sessions Judge had taken voluntary retirement and joined the National Conference on March 17.
Facebook suspends controversial data agency which was reportedly helping Congress win elections

Husband says will pay alimony when Rahul Gandhi becomes PM and he gets money under NYAY

Congress President Rahul Gandhi's NYAY scheme has found support from unique quarters
Deepak Talwar hadd allegedly funnelled money received as kickbacks into a hospitality venture owned by his family

ED attaches Deepak Talwar’s Hotel worth Rs 120 crore, allegedly made from kickback money

The ED has alleged that the money received by Talwar was layered through a series of international money transfers and ultimately integrated into Wave Hospitality Private Limited, a company beneficially owned and controlled by the Talwar family in the name of Deepak Talwar's son Aditya Talwar.

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