Kerala: Vigilance gives KM Mani clean chit in mass marriage case

In a relief to former Kerala finance minister and KC (M) supremo K M Mani, the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau on Wednesday gave a clean chit to him in a corruption case related to a mass marriage held by his party in Kottayam in October, 2014. Investigators submitted a report in a special vigilance court, [...]

Kerala’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple Relaxes Dress Code For Women

Thiruvananthapuram:  A centuries-old temple in Kerala’s capital Thiruvananthapuram has broken its dress code. The Temple Executive Officer of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple has broken away from tradition and allowed women wearing churidars or salwars to enter the premises. According to the dress code prevailing since ages, women were allowed to wear only sarees, long skirt or [...]

Kerala: Pakistani national languishing in prison due to ‘lack of assistance’ from Islamabad

Kochi: A Pakistani national, who was set free by an NIA court in Ernakulam, has been languishing in a Kerala prison for several months due to “lack of assistance” from his country’s High Commission in India, a senior Congress MLA said on Wednesday. PT Thomas, also a former Lok Sabha MP, said he met Pakistani [...]

Slain Maoist’s kin to move Kerala court for fresh post-mortems

Manjeri: As a court here on Tuesday ordered for preservation till December 5 of the bodies of two alleged Maoists killed in a gunfight, the kin of one of them said he will move the court for fresh post-mortems. P.A. Powran, counsel of alleged Maoist Koppam Devarajan’s brother Sreedharan, said he will move the court on [...]

Five held in TN over blasts in lower courts: NIA, Kerala cops fear …

The arrest of five persons from Tamil Nadu by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with the blasts at five lower courts in south India strengthens the fears of Kerala police about the reincarnation of the proscribed Al-Umma as a new terror outfit. Senior officials believe that the outfit called Base Movement is a [...]

Now only the Supreme Court can overturn Samsung’s $120 million Apple patent dispute

A years-long patent dispute between Samsung and Apple might finally be coming to a close. This week, a federal appeals court denied Samsung’s request for a rehearing on a decision that it infringed on two Apple patents, effectively closing the case unless the Supreme Court is willing to hear it. So right now, Samsung still owes [...]

How Trump will and won’t transform the Supreme Court

The battle lines are forming over Donald Trump’s anticipated Supreme Court nominee. A conservative advocacy group is running TV ads urging Trump to appoint a justice in the mold of the late Antonin Scalia. New Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer fires back that Democrats will try to block any nominee who isn’t “mainstream.” Trouble is, [...]

Will the Supreme Court Stop Texas from Executing the Intellectually Disabled?

In Moore v. Texas, the Supreme Court will look at how the state decides whether a defendant is exempt from capital punishment. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW LICHTENSTEIN / CORBIS / GETTY Since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in the United States, in 1976, Texas has been responsible for more than a third of [...]

Indian Cinemas Must Play the National Anthem, Supreme Court Rules

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Supreme Court weighs rules for jailing immigrants under a Trump administration

The Supreme Court justices gave a mostly skeptical hearing Wednesday to a Los Angeles lawyer who argued for limits on the government’s power to indefinitely jail immigrants facing deportation because of crimes they’ve committed. The court’s conservative justices said they were inclined to reverse a 9th Circuit Court decision requiring immigration judges to give a bond hearing and [...]

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