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The Supreme Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to the Vice Chancellor and other officials of the Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Science (SHUATS) in a case related to alleged illegal mass religious conversion. The Bench of Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Manoj Misra passed the order, making absolute the Apex Court's December 2023 verdict. In December 2023, a Vacation Bench of the Apex Court had stayed the Allahabad High Court's order directing the SHUATS ...

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Bulldozer Injustice

The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court declared that it has become fashionable for local bodies to tear down any house without complying with the principles of natural justice. Other states have also been guilty of such practices

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Assam has become the latest state to introduce a Bill aimed at eliminating magical healing practices, with provisions for imprisonment and fine. A vigilance officer has also been appointed to enforce this

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A proposal to abolish cantonments, for which the defence ministry incurs about Rs 500 crore, has been welcomed by civilians residing there as it will mean restoration of their ownership and fundamental rights

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The verdict, which reintroduces caps on corporate...

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Asian-Americans under Attack

Recent attacks and killings are on the rise, some seemingly hate crimes, others motivated by divisive political rhetoric. Anti-immigration has become a hot-button issue in the upcoming presidential election as Donald Trump’s campaign attacks Asians with dangerous consequences

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The Karnataka government is considering rules for multinational companies working in the state to list the number of locals they employ. Job preference to locals was tried first in Haryana, but struck down by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. It is now in the Supreme Court

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Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud has urged the legal fraternity to understand the peoples' problems and improve their lives with the help of laws. Speaking during the felicitation function of newly sworn-in judges, organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Wednesday, the CJI said that while it was important to have the knowledge of law and the context of its enactment, the understanding of people's struggles was what made excellent lawyers and judges. The CJI, while co...