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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian Supreme Court gives go-ahead for Tamil Nadu nuclear plant

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Country's largest power plant built to meet surging demand for electricity India's top court gives go-ahead for N-plant India's Supreme Court has given the green light for the commissioning of the nation's largest nuclear power plant in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, despite widespread protests. "The plant has been ...

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    Italian marines must face killings trial in India

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New Delhi Judges rule that Italian marines face trial overtwo fishermen's deaths India's Supreme Court has ruled that two Italian marines accused of killing a pair ... "The Supreme Court confirmed that Kerala has no jurisdiction in this case, which is basically what we maintained from the very first day," he said. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...

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    India's Supreme Court orders probe of killings in Manipur

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The Supreme Court, which has also ordered the Manipur state government to respond, was acting on Monday on a petition filed by a group representing families of 1,528 men, women and children allegedly ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Petition claims security forces have 'executed' 1,528 innocent people under emergency law Top court orders probe of killings in northeast ...

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    Punish ‘rape’ fashion shoot photographer, say Delhi victim’s family

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:51pm by Reuters

    ... with the incident and he has done it for his own publicity and to make money," the mother said. The victim's father said he would appeal to the courts to take action against Shetye. "They should be ashamed of it. What is he trying to show to the juveniles and youths of the nation? He should be punished. I will appeal the Supreme Court to punish him and the photo shoot should ...

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    India government seeks to reverse gay ban ruling

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 05:48pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India’s government asks Supreme Court to review ruling upholding colonial-era law criminalising gay sex India’s government on Friday filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking it to review a ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a colonial-era law criminalising gay sex. The government asked in its plea for the top court to reconsider its ...

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    Indian supporters blast failure to renew exiled writer's resident permit

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... This nonsense was tolerated for fear of losing Muslim vote bank. Time has come to stop this," former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju said in a tweet. Many have directly attacked the BJP ...

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    India’s Sahara group boss Subrata Roy attacked with ink at court

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 07:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi A protester splattered the boss of India’s giant Sahara group with ink on Tuesday as he arrived at the Supreme Court for a hearing over delays in repaying billions of dollars to small investors. The shirtless protester attacked flamboyant billionaire Subrata Roy, whose face was blackened with the ink, as he reached the top court in New Delhi ...

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    India’s top court halts release of Rajiv Gandhi killers

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:20pm by AFP

    ... would be contrary to all principles of justice.” After agreeing to an urgent hearing, a Supreme Court bench ordered the Tamil Nadu government to maintain the “status quo” for three of the seven ... of the court”. In a surprise move, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had ordered the seven’s release one day after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence handed down on three convicted over ...

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    Top Indian court upholds colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:37pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex that enables the jailing of homosexuals in a major setback for rights ... New Delhi. The 2009 ruling was strongly opposed by religious groups, particularly leaders of India’s Muslim and Christian communities, who appealed to the Supreme Court and were delighted ...

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    Sahara employees help to raise 300b rupee bail for Subrata Roy

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... collected in an illegal investment scheme. Earlier last week, the Supreme Court ordered Roy, who has a mansion modelled on the US White House, to post the bail. In a statement, Sahara said the move ... billion rupees from millions of small savers through an illegal bond scheme. Regulators ordered the group to pay back the money with 15 per cent interest, even though the Supreme Court said ...




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