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A view of pilgrims at the Sabarimala Sannidhanam or the main temple complex(Vivek R Nair / HT photo)

God heard our prayers, says chief priest after Supreme Court’s Sabarimala ruling

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 11:50 AM IST
The five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, was hearing 65 petitions seeking review of its September 2018 order that triggered widespread protests in the state after menstruating women were allowed to enter the shrine of Lord Ayyappa.
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Even though the state termed the HC verdict on Maratha quota a major victory, with the change in percentage, the government will have to tweak its policy for recruitment.(HT File Photo/Bhushan Koyande)
Even though the state termed the HC verdict on Maratha quota a major victory, with the change in percentage, the government will have to tweak its policy for recruitment.(HT File Photo/Bhushan Koyande)

Maharashtra govt may have to change its policy for 35K recruitments

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2019 04:55 PM IST
All senior BJP ministers, who were members of the sub-committee, had insisted on keeping the percentage intact and leaving the rest to the court.
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Economic abuse or financial deprivation also amounts to domestic violence under provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (DV) Act, 2005, the Bombay high court (HC) held recently.
Economic abuse or financial deprivation also amounts to domestic violence under provisions of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence (DV) Act, 2005, the Bombay high court (HC) held recently.

Financial deprivation amounts to domestic violence, says Bombay HC

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 12:52 AM IST
In his order, justice MG Giratkar said the applications under the provisions of DV Act are in addition and not in derogation of any other law in force.
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The rush of new legislations — by Republican-ruled Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah — are meant to provoke a legal challenge that could send the issue back to the court’s conservative-majority bench.(NYT PHOTO)
The rush of new legislations — by Republican-ruled Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Utah — are meant to provoke a legal challenge that could send the issue back to the court’s conservative-majority bench.(NYT PHOTO)

US President Trump joins abortion debate with an eye on 2020 elections

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2019 10:54 PM IST
In a new conservative push predicated on the hope that the new Trump-created conservative majority on the Supreme Court bench will overturn the earlier decision, Republican-ruled states have been enacting severely restrictive laws banning abortion from the detection of fetal heartbeat and make no exceptions.
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‘In heat of campaign’: Rahul Gandhi regrets remarks on SC’s Rafale order.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
‘In heat of campaign’: Rahul Gandhi regrets remarks on SC’s Rafale order.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

‘In heat of campaign’: Rahul Gandhi regrets remarks on SC’s Rafale order

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 12:13 AM IST
The BJP demanded an apology from Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his comments of the Rafale order.
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Pertie was exercised by the response of Maharashtra politicians to the recent Supreme Court ruling relaxing the stringent conditions imposed by the state government on dance bars in Mumbai(HT Photo)
Pertie was exercised by the response of Maharashtra politicians to the recent Supreme Court ruling relaxing the stringent conditions imposed by the state government on dance bars in Mumbai(HT Photo)

Our politicians must evolve with the changing times

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 08:21 AM IST
On the subject of dance bars, politicians of all parties in Maharashtra seem determined to defy the Court. They may differ on everything else but when it comes to the right of adult women to dance in bars – and, remember, they do so fully clothed – Maharashtrian legislators are of one mind
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In the nine months from April 2018 to December 2018, Pune consumed 209.93 bl (bulk litres) of country liquor,which is 39.4 bl more than what was consumed during the same period in 2017.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
In the nine months from April 2018 to December 2018, Pune consumed 209.93 bl (bulk litres) of country liquor,which is 39.4 bl more than what was consumed during the same period in 2017.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

Revenue boost as Pune drinks up in 2018

By Shrinivas Deshpande | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2019 04:42 PM IST
High sale of alcohol has brought good news for state excise department as the revenue earned has increased by 9.18 per cent for Pune district as compared to last year.
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Parliament highlights: Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 03:37 PM IST

BJP ministers and leaders fanned out across the country to allege Congress of spreading “falsehood” with an “amazing audacity” over the Rafale issue, while the opposition party gave privilege notices against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government -- only to be countered with a notice against Rahul Gandhi by the ruling party MPs.The BJP’s multi-pronged attack followed the Supreme Court ruling on Friday that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France. The court dismissed all petitions seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Rs 58,000 crore deal.In Parliament, Congress gave notices of breach of privilege in both houses, demanding an explanation from the government on why it provided the Supreme Court “wrong” information on the Rafale deal.

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Sabarimala temple became a flashpoint after battles erupted the first time women attempted to enter it following the historic Supreme Court ruling allowing women of all ages to enter the shrine.(PTI)
Sabarimala temple became a flashpoint after battles erupted the first time women attempted to enter it following the historic Supreme Court ruling allowing women of all ages to enter the shrine.(PTI)

Sabarimala temple turned into fortress for new gender battle

By Agence France-Presse | Pamba
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 05:15 PM IST
Sabarimala temple became a flashpoint after battles erupted the first time women attempted to enter it following the historic Supreme Court ruling allowing women of all ages to enter the shrine.
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The opposition parties in Kerala walked out of the all-party meeting called by the Pinaeayi Vijayan government to resolve the row.(PTI)
The opposition parties in Kerala walked out of the all-party meeting called by the Pinaeayi Vijayan government to resolve the row.(PTI)

‘Big flop’, says opposition after walking out of Kerala’s all-party meeting to resolve Sabarimala stand off

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiravananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 02:38 PM IST
“Big flop”, said BJP’s state president PS Sreedharan Pillai after walking out of the all-party meeting called by the Left Front government to resolve the Sabarimala stand-off emanating from the Supreme Court ruling allowing women of all ages to enter the shrine.
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Protests erupted in Sabarimala temple in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta on Tuesday after a woman reached near the 18 holy steps of the hilltop shrine and agitators heckled her over her age.(PTI)
Protests erupted in Sabarimala temple in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta on Tuesday after a woman reached near the 18 holy steps of the hilltop shrine and agitators heckled her over her age.(PTI)

Sabarimala tense as woman nears temple, shows Aadhaar to prove she’s 52

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Sabarimala row: The woman, later identified as Lalitha, claimed she is older than 50 years of age but protesters said she was lying. She was forced to show her Aadhaar card to prove her age and police said she is 52 years old.
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Firecracker enthusiasts attribute pollution to pesky cars and trucks, not to mention the burning of agricultural waste(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
Firecracker enthusiasts attribute pollution to pesky cars and trucks, not to mention the burning of agricultural waste(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Happy Diwali!

By Seema Goswami | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2018 01:48 AM IST
It’s the festival that is celebrated all across India – but in many different ways
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In a 2:1 majority verdict, the apex court on Thursday ruled that the 1994 Ismail Faruqui case would not be referred to a larger bench clearing the way for hearing of the main Ayodhya title suit.(HT File)
In a 2:1 majority verdict, the apex court on Thursday ruled that the 1994 Ismail Faruqui case would not be referred to a larger bench clearing the way for hearing of the main Ayodhya title suit.(HT File)

Now, Muslims should stop opposing Ram Mandir: Nritya Gopal Das

By Pawan Dixit | Hindustan Times, Ayodhya, Ayodhya
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 12:11 PM IST
Welcoming the Supreme Court ruling that declined to set up a larger bench to revisit a 1994 verdict which held that mosque is not essential to Islam, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das on Thursday said Muslims should now stop opposing construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
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Deputy chief minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia with Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot brief the media at Delhi Secretariaton Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Deputy chief minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia with Delhi transport minister Kailash Gahlot brief the media at Delhi Secretariaton Thursday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi bureaucrats defying SC order: Sisodia

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2018 08:03 PM IST
The AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that after the Supreme Court’s order, the central government had no control over the service department in the capital.
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Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan pose together outside the Supreme Court in London, where they have won their fight for the right to enter into a civil partnership, Thursday June 27.(AP Photo)
Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan pose together outside the Supreme Court in London, where they have won their fight for the right to enter into a civil partnership, Thursday June 27.(AP Photo)

UK heterosexual couple wins court ruling in fight for civil partnership

By AP | London
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2018 08:20 PM IST
Civil partnership was open only to same-sex couples until now, which gave them the same legal protection, adoption and inheritance rights as heterosexual married partners.
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Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar is in the running for the post of state police chief(HT Photo)
Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar is in the running for the post of state police chief(HT Photo)

Maharashtra in a spot over choice to the post of DGP

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 12:56 AM IST
Current DGP Satish Mathur retires on June 30; most officers in fray are either nearing retirement or not preferred by govt
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Division bench of justices Rajiv Sharma and Lok Pal Singh issued the directions while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Pradeep Datta.(HT Photo)
Division bench of justices Rajiv Sharma and Lok Pal Singh issued the directions while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Pradeep Datta.(HT Photo)

HC quashes appointment of two retired judges in fee regulatory bodies

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2018 10:39 PM IST
The Uttarakhand high court has quashed appointments of two of its retired justices as heads of admission and fee regulatory committee, and appellate authority meant for the state’s un-aided private professional education institutions, citing procedural problems
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File Photo of the Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
File Photo of the Supreme Court.(HT Photo)

No sealing in Delhi till Supreme Court judges return from vacation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 11:57 PM IST
Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling means that the Delhi sealing drive stays halted along the 351 roads until after the next hearing.
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The committee is named ‘Uttar Pradesh Pichda Varg Samajik Nyay Samiti’ or the backward class social justice committee.(HT Photo)
The committee is named ‘Uttar Pradesh Pichda Varg Samajik Nyay Samiti’ or the backward class social justice committee.(HT Photo)

Yogi govt sets up panel on quota for backwards, MBCs

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2018 12:30 PM IST
In a move that may have a bearing on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Yogi Adityanath government has set up a four-member committee to take a fresh look at whether reservation to all backward and most backward castes (MBCs) is commensurate with their numbers.
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A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(AP File Photo)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(AP File Photo)

Former Uttar Pradesh CMs can’t stay in govt accommodation: Supreme Court

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 11:29 PM IST
The Supreme Court quashed a law passed by Uttar Pradesh government granting permanent residential accommodation to former chief ministers of the state.
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The doctors, Suryanarayan Murthy and Vajja Nagaraju, were arrested on Friday before getting bail.(Parveen Kumar/HT FILE)
The doctors, Suryanarayan Murthy and Vajja Nagaraju, were arrested on Friday before getting bail.(Parveen Kumar/HT FILE)

Fortis negligence case: Complainant says will fight till justice is done

By Abhishek Behl | hindustan times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 10:45 PM IST
Mukesh Ghai, the complainant, accused four Fortis doctors of delaying medication for his wife, resulting in her death
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While former chief minister Ashok Chavan has a mass base, he has the sword of the Adarsh case hanging over his head.(HT FILE)
While former chief minister Ashok Chavan has a mass base, he has the sword of the Adarsh case hanging over his head.(HT FILE)

Will Congress reclaim lost ground in Maharashtra?

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2018 10:13 AM IST
Congress has sensed the BJP-Sena combine is vulnerable on a host of issues but there is work to be done to wrest power back in its former bastion
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Family members of Deepak Mohor, who was killed in violence during Bharat bandh in Gwalior.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Family members of Deepak Mohor, who was killed in violence during Bharat bandh in Gwalior.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

They had nothing to do with protests: Kin of victims killed in MP violence

By Shruti Tomar | Hindustan Times, Gwalior
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 05:15 PM IST
At least 10 people were killed in widespread violence during protests by Dalit groups across the country against a Supreme Court ruling that they say diluted provisions of a law aimed at preventing atrocities against SCs and STs.
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Dalit activists and supporters protest against dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act in Jalandhar.(PTI)
Dalit activists and supporters protest against dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act in Jalandhar.(PTI)

Was SC/ST Act ‘diluted’ a decade ago?

By Brajendra K Parashar | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 03:37 PM IST
The alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has triggered widespread protests but many may not know that the dilution had already taken place way back in 2009, according to experts.
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