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Lokpal issue: SC raps Centre, demands 'better affidavit' within 4 weeks

 The Supreme Court today rejected as "wholly unsatisfactory" the Centre's submission on the issue of setting up of a search committee for the Lokpal and demanded a "better affidavit" within four..

Constitution for equality, but Section 377 denies the right

After stalwarts like Mukul Rohatgi and Arvind Datar had finished and when everyone thought the main arguments had been made, two young lawyers — Menaka Guruswamy and Jayna Kothari — lit up the..

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India Poised To Take Huge Step Towards LGBT Rights [Video]India Poised To Take Huge Step Towards LGBT Rights

Buzzfeed reports that India could be on the brink of repealing a 157-year-old law that criminalizes "all sexual activity apart from heterosexual intercourse." The issue is one of the world’s largest..

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India's LGBTQ Community Hopeful Discriminatory Law Is Overturned [Video]India's LGBTQ Community Hopeful Discriminatory Law Is Overturned

India’s top court has begun hearing arguments challenging a colonial-era law banning homosexuality. Activists say they are optimistic it will be overturned despite opposition from some ruling..

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Supreme Court bench to check validity of Section 377

A 158-year-old draconian law that prescribes a life term in jail for gay sex is under the spotlight as a five-judge Constitution Bench on Tuesday commenced a crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions..

Section 377 hearing: SC refuses to look into issues like marriage in LGBT groups

 The Supreme Court today declined to wade into the issue of marriage in the LGBT groups or inheritance in their live-in relationships, as it began hearing a clutch of petitions challenging a..

Declare sexual freedom of LGBTQ as fundamental right, says former AG Mukul Rohatgi to SC

The gay and transgender community formed a minority and their right to sexual orientation should be declared a fundamental right, former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court today.

Section 377 hearing in Supreme Court: Mukul Rohatgi tells bench IPC section based on Victorian morals, not ancient India

A five-judge Supreme Court bench assembled on Tuesday to hear petitions demandingchallenging the vires of Section 377 of the India Penal Code. "It uses the word 'order of nature'. What is this..

If Section 377 was enacted today, it wouldn't withstand test of constitutionality: Petitioner's lawyer to SC

As the Constitution Bench of* Supreme Court continues to hear the pleas* seeking scrapping of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalises homosexuality, advocate Arvind Dattar said if..

Section 377 hearing: Will examine correctness of 2013 verdict, says Supreme Court

 The Supreme Court today commenced a crucial hearing on a clutch of petitions seeking decriminalisation of consensual sex between two adults of the same gender. A five-judge constitution bench..

Mumbai Rains: Portion of Mumbra bypass collapses in Thane

mumbai rains: portion of mumbra bypass collapses in thane
A portion of Mumbra bypass collapsed on a house in a chawl near Uday Nagar area on Saturday following heavy downpour in the district. A fire brigade had reached the site for the rescue operation,..

Dalmia Cement may not revise its bid for Binani Cement, to continue legal battle

Dalmia Cement will continue its legal battle against UltraTech Cement's revised bid and is unlikely to raise its bid offer for Binani Cement. The Committee of Creditors (CoC) have given Dalmia Cement..

Karnataka govt formation: How Congress managed to remain one step ahead of BJP and the lessons from it

Congress lost the battle and won the war. That is in nutshell the synopsis of nataka in Karnataka where Congress denied BJP in their tracks to form government in alliance with JD(S).  Congress did..

Supreme Court disarms BS Yeddyurappa, gives him 24 hrs to prove strength

A three-member Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice AK Sikri and comprising Justices Arvind Bobde and Ashok Bhushan, directed a floor test of the MLAs in Karnataka to break the post-poll imbroglio...

Mukul Rohatgi says Yeddyurappa's letter to court shows majority

BS Yeddyurappa strength test today as Supreme Court cuts Guv's window

Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa will take a floor test in Karnataka's Assembly at 4pm on Saturday, the Supreme Court ruled, slashing Governor Vajubhai Vala's controversial 15-day window to the BJP leader..

Governor Vala has done right: Mukul Rohatgi

Mukul Rohatgi defends Karnataka Governor

Karnataka Elections: 3 major legal points debated in Supreme court, next hearing on Friday

Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi defended Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R. Vala's decision to administer the oath to BJP legislature party leader B.S. Yeddyurappa on Thursday morning at the Raj..

Sr lawyer Mukul Rohatgi appointed as eminent jurist in Lokpal panel: Govt

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointment of the Lokpal, the Centre told the Supreme Court today.
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Law Ministry: Opinion from Attorney General sans our notice invalid

The Law Ministry has warned other ministries not to directly approach the Attorney General for legal opinions, dubbing it as "impropriety." Law Secretary Suresh Chandra has said in a letter to..

Judge Loya case: In scathing verdict, SC says PILs being used to ‘settle extra-judicial’ scores

On Thursday, a bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud dismissed the demand for a probe into Judge Loya’s death, stating categorically that..

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