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SC warns against rule of mob

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reminded the government of its "sacrosanct duty" to protect its citizens from lynch mobs, and called upon Parliament to enact a special law against vigilante violence.
Our Legal Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Rahul's reply: Stand with last man in line

Rahul Gandhi has responded to the question the BJP and its ministers are asking again and again and again: did he call the Congress a "Muslim party"?
Our Special Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

No-trust motion lined up

The Opposition parties have decided to move a no-confidence motion on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament on Wednesday to demonstrate their aggressive intent against the Narendra Modi government, which they said had created a "poisonous atmosphere" in the country.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Glare on SPG in Modi rally crash

A preliminary probe into the collapse of the makeshift tent at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Midnapore on Monday has hinted at possible lapses by the Special Protection Group's advance security liaison (ASL) team and lack of coordination among different agencies.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

SC lays down guidelines to curb lynching

The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that "extra-judicial" acts like "cow vigilantism or any other vigilantism" and lynchings should be nipped in the bud and passed guidelines to the Centre and the states such as fast-tracked trials, victim compensation, deterrent punishment and disciplinary action against lax law-enforcing officials.
Our Legal Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

SC: Will scrap gay law if it violates rights

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would strike down the penal code's Section 377 that criminalises unnatural sex the moment it is convinced the law violates the fundamental rights of citizens as "majoritarian governments" couldn't be expected to take such decisions.
Our Legal Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP minority bills rider to Congress on women's bill

The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday offered a "new deal" to the Congress, seeking the party's support to pass two bills that seek to prohibit triple talaq and nikah-halala,along with the women's reservation bill.
Our Bureau Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

BJP keeps up 'Muslim party' refrain

The BJP on Tuesday rejected Rahul Gandhi's assertion of the Congress being an inclusive party and once again sought to paint the rival as "a Muslim party", seeking to keep the issue alive in an effort to marginalise the Congress in the electoral arena.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Lokpal meet on July 19: Centre to SC

The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the Lokpal selection committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet on July 19 to constitute a "search committee" that would start the process of recommending a panel of names for appointing the country's first anti-grafts ombudsman.
Our Legal Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Sita sees govt bid to bury bad news

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has said the BJP's rhetoric on the much-denied report that Rahul Gandhi had described the Congress as a "Muslim party" was an attempt by the government to steer the attention away from the bad news on the economy.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

For Jaitley, a JDS lesson on crying

Arun Jaitley on Tuesday got a refresher course from the Janata Dal Secular on instances when Prime Minister Narendra Modi had teared up, in response to the Union minister without portfolio's jibe at Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for crying at a party meeting.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 18, 2018 00:00 IST

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