Day: September 8, 2018

This International Literacy Day Mumbai Police Gives ‘Literates’ a New Meaning

If you can read it, follow it. (Image: Twitter) Loading… It’s International Literacy Day today. First declared by UNESCO in October 1966, the day aims to highlight the importance of literacy to all individuals and communities. But what purpose does literacy serve if it does not make us a more law-abiding citizen? How literate are […]

Why Section 377 Verdict Should Be India’s Collective Heartbeat

It is well established that judges speak only through their judgments. I read a piece on Friday which criticised our Supreme Court for being verbose unlike their UK counterpart. I disagree, since every single word in the judgment titled Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India & Ors is relevant and warranted. It is important […]

Uttarakhand HC orders CBI probe into deaths of tigers at Corbett reserve, asks agency to look into officials’ ‘connivance’

The Uttarakhand High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the death of tigers at the Corbett Tiger Reserve in the last five years and the possibility of ‘complicity’ and ‘connivance’ of the officers/officials with the poachers. In its order dated 4 September, 2018, the court said, in view of the […]

HDFC Life’s Amitabh Chaudhry to Head Axis Bank

Amitabh Chaudhry has received the Reserve Bank of India’s approval to be appointed as the managing director and chief executive officer at Axis Bank. Chaudhry, who will be succeeding Shikha Sharma, will be appointed for a period of three years, effective 1 January, the bank informed the bourses on Saturday, 8 September. Sharma will remit […]

‘Supreme Court is ours, Ram temple will be built’: Uttar Pradesh minister Mukut Bihari Verma stirs row with remark

Uttar Pradesh minister Mukut Bihari Verma on Saturday stirred a controversy with his comments on the Ram mandir. Verma said the temple will be built in Ayodhya because “the Supreme Court is ours”. “The temple is our blessing. The temple will be built,” Verma said. “The Supreme Court is ours. The government is ours. The country is […]

Disha Vakani a.k.a Dayaben to Return to ‘Taarak Mehta…’

Television actor Dishak Vakani, well known for her role as Dayaben on the hit show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will be returning back to series after taking a hiatus during her pregnancy. 39 year-old Disha took a maternity leave from the show last November when she gave birth to a baby girl. Rumours were […]

Section 377 verdict: 158-yr-old anti-homosexuality law was based on legislation passed by Henry VIII in 1533, notes SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court, which unanimously struck down part of the British-era law that criminalised gay sex, has traced the history of the 158-year-old provision in its judgment back to the reign of King Henry VIII in 1533. A five-judge constitution bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices RF Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud […]

With Section 377 Decriminalised, What Lies Ahead? LGBTQ Community Weighs in on the Debate

New Delhi: India made history. After 160 years of subjugation and criminalisation, the over two million strong LGBTQ community of India today can breathe and love freely.] A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed the part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which crimiminalises unnatural sex as irrational, indefensible […]

Latest News: 1 Militant Killed in Attack on Police Picket in J&K

(3) NEW UPDATES 4:20 AM, 08 Sep Gen Sec of Manipur’s Banned Terror Organisation Arrested Delhi Police Special Cell on Saturday arrested the general secretary of Manipurs’s banned terrorist organization Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP-PWG), ANI reported. He had a reward of Rs 2 lakh on him, the news agency added. 2:22 AM, 08 Sep Petrol […]

Jammu and Kashmir govt approaches SC to explain appointment of interim DGP; matter likely to be heard on 10 September

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir government approached the Supreme Court on Friday to explain the reason behind appointing an interim Director General of Police in the state without consulting the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as mandated by the apex court in July, officials said. Standing counsel for the state Shoeb Alam mentioned about […]