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  • ‘DNA test in paternity dispute in exceptional cases’

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has held that DNA test in a paternity suit cannot be ordered by courts in a routine manner but should be directed only in exceptional cases as it would otherwise be an invasion of a person’s privacy. “In our view, when there is apparent conflict between the right to privacy […]

    Tribunal upholds extension of ban on SIMI

    A Tribunal on Wednesday upheld the Centre’s decision to extend the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for indulging in unlawful activities. The Tribunal headed by a Delhi High Court judge Justice Sanjiv Khanna passed the order after hearing extensive arguments from the government and the SIMI counsel. The order passed by the […]

    Women officers to get permanent commission in non-combat arms

    Serving women army officers won their first round of legal battle with the Government on Monday assuring the Supreme Court that it will be consider giving them permanent commission in legal and educational branches. However, these officers demanding permanent commission in combat, infantry and other wings of the army will have to wait for a […]

    Oppn mounts scathing attack on govt in LS on price issue

    Opposition in the Lok Sabha has mounted a scathing attack on the government on skyrocketing prices asking it to “wake up from its deep slumber” and urgently provide relief to the common people instead of being “insensitive” to them. Initiating a debate on a motion moved by her on the issue of inflation, Leader of […]

    Govt considering extending health scheme to MGNREGS recipients

      The Government said a proposal to extend Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to all beneficiaries of the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) was under its consideration.  The proposal to extend RSBY to MGNREGS workers is under consideration of the Government,” Minister of State for Labour and Employment Harish Rawat said. The […]

    NHRC chairperson favours continuance of death penalty

    Amid continuing debate over whether death penalty should be abolished in India, NHRC chairperson K G Balakrishnan has favoured continuance of the provision which has a “deterrent effect” in a country where various types of crimes are on rise. The former Chief Justice of India noted that the Capital punishment is awarded in the “rarest of […]

    GoM to consider proposals to tackle honour killings

    Murdering somebody for adopting a dress code “unacceptable” to their caste or community may come under the ambit of honour killings if a Group of Ministers set up to look into the scourge adopts a proposal in this regard. This is one of the proposed amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Evidence Act, 1872 […]

    US, India sign agreement on reprocessing of nuclear spent fuel

    India and the US have signed an agreement on reprocessing of American nuclear spent fuel by India, marking the final steps in terms of implementation of the landmark civil nuclear deal between the two countries. Upon entry into force, the arrangements and procedures will enable reprocessing by India of the US obligated nuclear material at […]

    MP passes bill to provide public services in time-bound manner

    In a landmark development, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly unanimously passed Public Service Guarantee Bill, 2010 that seeks to provide various services to the people in a time-bound manner and penalises officers in case of delay. As per the Bill, different public services like providing birth and caste certificates, copy of land records among several others […]

    Indefinite curfew imposed in major towns of Kashmir Valley

    Indefinite curfew was clamped in all major towns of the Kashmir Valley Saturday in the wake of protests, even as the death toll in the violent clashes between locals and security forces rose to four. There were also reports of sporadic protests in some parts of the Valley. Two of the 70 people injured during […]