Inter-caste marriage a choice of adults, Khap Panchayats have no business: SC

panchayatThe Supreme Court has held that an adult boy or girl can get into marriages of their choice and no panchayat, khap, individual, parents or society can question it. A Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra said that any attack or social ostracism by Khap panchayats is illegal.

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Can a by-stander file appeal in criminal case? SC asks in Bofors plea

supremeCan an unconnected person file an appeal in a criminal case? This was a point raised by the Supreme Court while hearing the appeal in the Bofors case.

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Kapil Mohan, the man behind Old Monk rum no more: Reports

kapilmohanIt is a sad day for the Old Monk fans. Kapil Mohan, the man behind the iconic Old Monk rum has passed away.

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Army, RSS keeps India safe after Constitution: Justice Thomas

Justice-KT-ThomasAfter Constitution, it is the Army and RSS which keeps Indians safe, former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice K T Thomas said.

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Bitcoin trading: 5 lakh individuals set to get IT notice

bitcoinsOver 5 lakh persons are set to get notices from the Income Tax department for trading in exchanges of unregulated virtual currency.

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Re-tweets can land you in a defamation suit: Supreme Court

twitterThe Supreme Court has observed that a re-tweet can be defamatory. The observation was made by the Supreme Court while rejecting a plea filed by AAP leader Raghav Chadda.

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Why the IT raids on Bitcoin exchanges in India are crucial

bitcoinsOn Wednesday, the Income Tax department conducted a series of raids on Bitcoin exchanges around the country. Raids were conducted at Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi and Gurugram.

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In 1987, when Army almost broke Pakistan into four and govt said no

army1987Over the past few days, there have been claims and counter-claims regarding surgical strikes on terror camps being nurtured and run by Pakistan. It had even become a poll issue in Gujarat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, unlike his predecessor he had shown guts and ordered surgical strikes across the Line of Control.
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Insurance can’t be denied if vehicle robbed by lift taker: Supreme Court

vehiclerobInsurance cannot be denied if a lift taker robs your car, the Supreme Court has ruled. Theft insurance in such cases cannot be denied, a Bench of the Supreme Court held. Manjeet Singh, a truck owner was denied insurance on the ground that he had breached the policy by giving a lift to a passenger who robbed the vehicle during the journey.

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If you think train accidents have increased under NDA, then read these statistics

railway-accidentsThe job of a Railway Minister is probably one of the toughest. He or she is questioned every time there is a train accident and in the past, there have been Railway Ministers who have resigned while accepting moral responsibility.

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