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SC reserves verdict on pleas against section 377, which makes gay sex criminal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a clutch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 of Indian Penal Court which criminalises consensual gay sex. 
Jul 17, 2018 16:46 IST

Husband of flight attendant who jumped to her death sent to 14 days in jail

A Delhi court on Tuesday sent the husband of the female flight attendant who allegedly committed suicide last Friday to two weeks in jail.
Jul 17, 2018 16:42 IST

I stand with the last person in line, want to erase hatred and fear: Rahul tweets on row over 'party for Muslims' remark

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he stands with the persecuted and seeks to erase “hatred and fear”, breaking his silence on the controversy following a reported remark on the Congress being a “party for Muslims”. 
Jul 17, 2018 13:48 IST

Mayawati sacks BSP vice-president Jai Prakash Singh, day after he attacked Rahul's foreign origins

BSP chief Mayawati sacked newly-appointed vice-president Jai Prakash Singh on Tuesday, a day after he said Congress president Rahul Gandhi could never succeed in Indian politics because his mother was a foreigner. 
Jul 17, 2018 13:34 IST

Selection Committee to meet on Thursday to name panel that will pick Lokpal, govt tells SC

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Lokpal selection committee has decided to meet on July 19 for constituting a search panel. 
Jul 17, 2018 12:13 IST

Supreme Court asks Parliament to consider separate law to deal with lynch mobs, vigilantes

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Parliament to consider enacting a separate law to effectively deal with lynching, saying “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to become a new norm. 
Jul 17, 2018 11:33 IST

Engine-oil reply to Tharoor's question

BJP youth activists vandalised Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's constituency office at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on Monday, apparently in protest at his comment that another term for the BJP at the Centre would transform India into a "Hindu Pakistan".
K.M. Rakesh Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong sees 'sick mindset' in 'Muslim party' row

The Congress on Monday alleged a "conspiracy by a sick mindset to divide society", implying that a remark by Rahul Gandhi that emphasised the party's inclusive politics had been distorted to suggest he had claimed "the Congress is a Muslim party".
Sanjay K. Jha Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Milk price fury overflows

Milk tankers were stopped and the content emptied on roads in several districts of Maharashtra by protesters demanding a hike in the procurement price.
Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong chides Kumara for outburst

The Congress has censured Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for his emotional outburst on Saturday, when he broke down before Janata Dal Secular workers and said the pressures of running a coalition government were similar to "swallowing poison".
K.M. Rakesh Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Bench-hunt fine on Hotel Leela

Bombay High Court has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on Hotel Leela Venture for "forum-hunting (bench-hunting)" by seeking that their pleas challenging eviction proceedings initiated by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) be heard by a single-judge bench.
Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

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