Mauritania issues first apostasy death sentence

Mauritania has delivered its first death sentence for apostasy since independence in 1960, ordering capital punishment for a Muslim man who wrote an article deemed blasphemous of Islam.

Ex-PM, high and mighty came under Delhi courts' scanner in 2014

Cases of corruption and multi- crore rupee scams hogged the limelight in 2014 with names of the high and mighty, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, cropping up in trial courts here besides bringing down curtains on the 1975 murder case of the then Railway Minister LN Mishra.

Court to rule on Dec 19 if it can hear suit against Aamir Khan
Court to rule on Dec 19 if it can hear suit against Aamir Khan

A Mumbai civil court today said it will pronounce its order on December 19 on whether it has the jurisidction to hear a suit seeking a ban on the release of Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' on grounds of "obscenity".

Delhi HC to hear plea against St Stephen's college today

The Delhi High Court will on Thursday hear a plea filed by Subha Kumar Dash, the suspended administrative officer of St Stephen's College here.

SP MLA brothers acquitted in abduction case

A local court has acquitted two SP MLAs who were facing trial for allegedly abducting voters during elections for the post of block head in Jahangirabad here.

Hastinapur sanctuary land grab case: Main accused denied bail

Bail application of the main accused in the alleged Hastinapur land grabbing case was on Wednesday rejected by a local court here.

Delhi HC bar calls for strike today

The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) called for a strike for Wednesday to protest Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's decision to table a bill to enhance the pecuniary jurisdiction of the district courts in Parliament this week.

Egypt to try hundreds of civilians in military courts

An Egyptian prosecutor on Monday referred to a military court at least 339 alleged supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including four top leaders, judicial sources said, as the state expands a crackdown against political opponents.

Microsoft builds support over Ireland email case

Microsoft said Monday it had secured broad support from a coalition of influential technology and media firms as it seeks to challenge a US ruling ordering it to hand over emails stored on a server in Ireland.

Indian film 'Court' wins best film, director awards at SGIFF
Indian film 'Court' wins best film, director awards at SGIFF

Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane won the Best Film and the Best Director awards at the Singapore Silver Screen Awards for his first feature film 'Court', which centres around the justice system in the country.

US drops murder charges against death row mother

 A US court dropped murder charges on Thursday against a German-born woman who spent 23 years on death row over allegedly orchestrating the murder of her four-year-old son, news reports said.

South Korea acquits family convicted of spying 35 years ago

 A South Korean court on Friday overturned a 35-year old conviction of spying for North Korea against a family of eight, two of whom were executed in the early 1980s.

Court rejects appeal of five terrorists in Australia

Five members of a Sydney terrorist cell will remain behind bars after a court here on Friday dismissed their appeals filed against convictions and sentences.

Lawyers' strike in Delhi courts continues today

Judicial work in the Delhi courts will remain paralysed for the third day on Thursday due to indefinite strike of city lawyers protesting the delay in tabling an amendment bill of enhancing pecuniary jurisdiction of district courts.

Delhi cab rape case: As it happened on Thursday
Delhi cab rape case: As it happened on Thursday

Karnataka government has decided to ban Uber cab service in the state, following similar bans in Delhi, Hyderabad and Maharashtra.

UP: Man gets seven years in jail for raping minor

A man has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a local court for raping a minor.

Nursery admissions: HC refuses to stay scrapping of points system
Nursery admissions: HC refuses to stay scrapping of points system

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the decision of a single-judge bench quashing the Lt. Governor`s guidelines on nursery admissions in the capital`s unaided private schools.

Jharkhand: Two undertrials killed while escaping

Fifteen undertrial prisoners escaped on Tuesday while being escorted to jail from court in Chaibasa in Jharkhand.

Delhi HC refuses interim stay on order scrapping points system

The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to pass an interim order staying its single judge bench verdict quashing the points system for nursery admission brought in by the Lieutenant Governor (LG) for private unaided schools here.

Indian Coast Guard ​apprehends Bangladeshi trawlers with 55 people

Two Bangladeshi trawlers with 55 men onboard have been apprehended by the Coast Guard, 63 nautical miles off Sagar Island for illegally entering Indian waters, a police official said on Monday.