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HC rejects liquor ban, Bihar govt stands firm [!st Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
From Alcohol To Water, State Govts In East And South At Odds With The Judiciary Just hours after the Patna high court quashed the Bihar prohibition law on Friday , causing spirits to rise among tipplers in the state, the Nitish Kumar government announced in the evening it would notify the new Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, already passed by the state legislature,...
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`Triple talaq is an easy mode to end marriage' [Times of India 3rd Sept 2016, Kolkata]
All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said Sharia had granted the triple talaq mode of oral divorce to husbands because men are better at controlling emotions and, therefore, unlikely to take impulsive decisions. “Sharia grants right to divorce to husbands because men have greater power of decision-making. They are more likely to control emotions and...
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K'taka defiant on Cauvery water, SC warns of action [1st Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
Karnataka trig gered a constitutional crisis by taking a defiant stand that it was unable to release Cau very water to Tamil Nadu as per the orders of the Supre me Court, which passed a fresh order on Friday asking the Siddaramaiah govern ment to release 6,000 cusecs daily till October 6 or face the “wrath of law“. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and U U...
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LEGALLY SPEAKING - High and mighty in the country make judiciary drag its feet [3rd Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
Defiance of the Supreme Court's orders have always invited stinging punishment. Sahara group chief Subrata Roy will testify to that. He spent more than two years in jail and yet is not safe from the wrath of law. Last week, he was in real danger of being dragged back to prison just because his counsel made some intemperate arguments to test the SC's patience. Again...
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Wary of SC's wrath, K'taka eases Cauvery restrictions [4th Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
In a marked climbdown by Karnataka on the Cauvery issue, both Houses of the state legislature adopted a “modified“ resolution on Monday to release water to meet its drinking needs and save withering crops. The move, which will ensure release of the river's water for Tamil Nadu, too, comes after water levels in the Cauvery basin have improved in the last...
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How can a ban on Sardar jokes be enforced, asks SC [4th Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
The Supreme Court expressed serious doubts about the enforceability of a ban on jokes on any community and asked Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) to outline how a ban on `Sardar jokes' could be implemented. The court also said any ban on jokes targeting Sikhs would open the floodgates for other...
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SC lens on mobile tower radiation [4th Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
The Supreme Court on Monday decided to carry out a detailed scrutiny of harmful radiation from towers put up by mobile phone service providers and ordered the Centre to furnish data on periodic monitoring of these towers by the department of telecom (DoT). A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur told additional solicitor general P S Patwalia to provide data and...
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DARGAH BAN - Haji Ali in SC on women entry [4th Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
The Haji Ali Dargah Trust has moved the SC, challenging an order by the Bombay HC allowing women to enter the inner sanctum of the shrine. On August 26, the high court lifted a ban imposed on women from entering the inner sanctum of the dargah. Noorjehan Fiaz and Zakia Soman, founders of Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), had petitioned the Bombay HC against...
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SC to hear Bihar liquor plea on Friday [4th Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear Bihar government's appeal against the Patna high court order striking down a state notification banning sale and consumption of liquor. A bench headed by the CJI agreed to list it on Friday when advocate Keshav Mohan sought urgent hearing despite the Nitish Kumar government bringing a new notification to continue the ban on...
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SC stops Kerala show with culled canines [5th Oct 2016 Times of India (Kolkata)]
The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned public demonstrations with killed stray dogs in Kerala and asked its chief secretary to submit a report on action taken against those involved in such demonstrations. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit disapproved of the manner in which certain politicians recently beat dogs to death, tied them to poles and carried them...
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