INDIA & PAKISTAN

SC pulls centre, states over failure to appoint ad-hoc judges, calls governments approach ‘lethargic, shocking’

SC pulls centre, states over failure to appoint ad-hoc judges, calls governments approach ‘lethargic, shocking’

SC pulls centre, states over failure to appoint ad-hoc judges, calls governments approach ‘lethargic, shocking’   New Delhi: The Supreme Court Bench Tuesday pulled up the Union of India and the State governments’ failure to appoint ad-hoc judges and the large number of pending criminal appeals. The SC Bench of Justices Rohinton Nariman and Indu […]

SC to Parliament: Consider new law to deal with mob lynching

SC to Parliament: Consider new law to deal with mob lynching

New Delhi, July 17: The Supreme Court today asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to become a new norm. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also passed a slew of directions to provide “preventive, remedial and […]

Pakistan: 18 members of family killed as trailer rams into bus, were returning after attending marriage

Pakistan: 18 members of family killed as trailer rams into bus, were returning after attending marriage

Pakistan: At least 18 members of a family were killed in Pakistan on the National Highway near Hala after a trailer rammed into their bus, on Monday. The family was returning from wedding in Sakrand area and had stopped to change the tyre hen a trailer rammed into the stationary vehicle, Dawn reported. The report quoted Edhi rescue teams […]

Twenty injured after canopy collapses during PM Modi’s rally in Pune

Pune: Canopies crumbled during Midnapore rally where PM Modi was delivering a speech. At least twenty of the participants are injured and have been hospitalized. “One of the tents collapsed while PM Modi was speaking,” the Indian Express report says. The report says that the prime minister saw  tent collapsing and immediately instructed SPG personnel standing […]

133 dead as explosion tears apart election rally in Pakistan

133 dead as explosion tears apart election rally in Pakistan

Peshawar/Karachi: A powerful explosion and attack in Pakistan has killed at least 133 people, including a top nationalist leader  on seperate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the targeted attack on a gathering of Balochistan Awami […]

IED blast kills four in Pakistan at election rally

IED blast kills four in Pakistan at election rally

Islamabad – Four people were killed after an explosion targeting a political rally in the northwestern Pakistan city of Bannu ahead of a July 25 general election. 19 people were wounded in the blast that occurred after the rally hosted by the JUI-F religious political party ended on Friday morning, Aljazeera reported, quoting an anonymous police […]

Pakistan to charge people involved in Enforced Disappearance under Anti Terrorism Act

Pakistan to charge people involved in Enforced Disappearance under Anti Terrorism Act

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will now charge those individuals and officials involved in enforced disappearance of citizens under its Anti-terrorism Act. The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Wednesday made the judgment in the case of a missing IT expert who was abducted from his home in F-10 area of the capital. The 47-page judgement, authored by Justice Athar […]

BJP’s win in 2019 Lok Sabha will lead to India becoming a ‘Hindu Pakistan’ says Shashi Tharoor

BJP’s win in 2019 Lok Sabha will lead to India becoming a ‘Hindu Pakistan’ says Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Media war erupted between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party after Shashi Tharoor said that if BJP wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, India will become a ‘Hindu Pakistan’. BJP has asked Congress President Rahul Gandhi to apologise for Tharoor’s comments. “Rahul Gandhi must apologise for what Shashi Tharoor said. Congress was responsible for […]

Criminalizing same sex marriage: Government wont contest, leaves decision to ‘wisdom of court’

Criminalizing same sex marriage: Government wont contest, leaves decision to ‘wisdom of court’

New Delhi: The central government on India Wednesday pleaded before the Supreme court that it would not contest criminalisation of same-sex relations and leaves the decision to the ‘wisdom of court’. The Supreme Court is hearing the pleas challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality. The Centre, which had sought four […]

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