Petition challenges appointment of Abhijit Chakraborti as Jadavpur University VC

The Calcutta High Court Tuesday directed Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakraborti to file an affidavit stating his position on a petition challenging his appointment.

Rajinikanth's `Lingaa` to face trouble in court
Rajinikanth's `Lingaa` to face trouble in court

Superstar Rajinikanth's `Lingaa` might be in trouble after an aspiring filmmaker has taken it to the court.

HC closes plea to withdraw cases against anti-KKNPP agitators

The Madras High Court closed a petition seeking a direction from the court to Tamil Nadu Home Secretary to issue orders to withdraw cases filed against "innocent" fisher folk youth who took part in the anti-Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant agitation.

Himachal court pulls up BCCI over dues
Himachal court pulls up BCCI over dues

The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday issued notice to the BCCI and others over payment dues regarding security cover for the IPL matches at the Dharamsala cricket stadium.

Petition in support of US nuns reaches Vatican

A 17,000-name petition in support of Roman Catholic nuns in the United States deemed too liberal by the Vatican has been delivered to the Holy See, organizers said Monday.

Please sign the petition, help save Raju the elephant!
Please sign the petition, help save Raju the elephant!

It's the story of Raju, the elephant who wept as he was rescued from fifty years of torment and abuse. This tale also brings to the fore the issue of animal cruelty and the apathy of human beings towards mute beings.

SC rejects plea to ban Aamir Khan's 'PK'; says don't watch it if you don't like it

In a breather to Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition seeking stay on the release of his much-talked about film `P.K`. The SC maintained that any restrictions on release of film would affect constitutional right of the film makers.

Petition targets Italy football federation hopeful Carlo Tavecchio

Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for scandal-plagued Carlo Tavecchio to step down as a candidate for president of the Italian football federation over his racist remarks.

IHC reserves ruling on petition against new PCB constitution

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Thursday reserved its ruling on a petition filed by some members of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) challenging the new constitution of the establishment.

Kenya gang rape trial that triggered protests, petition begins

The trial of a boy accused of being in a gang that raped a girl began in Kenya on Tuesday after months of campaigning by rights groups seeking justice for the teenager who suffered a broken back when she was dumped in a latrine pit after the attack.

Journalists protest internet fee for Commonwealth Games

Sports journalists from more than 100 countries have signed a petition protesting the internet fee imposed by the organisers of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

`How I Met Your Mother` fans petition for new ending

Dissatisfied fans of the recently concluded hit TV show, `How I Met Your Mother` are campaigning for a new ending after the finale aired in the US.

Petition challenges Lalu Prasad as RJD chief

A rebel RJD legislator Thursday filed a petition in the Patna High Court saying that under the rules, Lalu Prasad cannot be the party president after his conviction in the fodder scam.

Aditya Verma to file contempt petition if Srini attends ICC meeting

Unrecognised Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) secretary Aditya Verma on Wednesday said he would file a contempt petition before the Supreme Court if under-fire N Srinivasan attends the ICC executive board meeting in Dubai.

Lady Gaga accused of `glamorising bulimia`

Lady Gaga has been hit with an online petition to stop glamorising eating disorder after her recent performance at SXSW Festival.

Justin Bieber deportation petition gets 100,000 signatures

Justin Bieber faces the threat of deportation from America after thousands of people signed a petition to get him kicked out of the country.

HC dismisses PIL seeking end to public auction of IPL players

The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed a petition urging the court to stop public auction of players for Indian Premier League (IPL) matches saying the enslaved cricketers were not complaining.

Kerala govt files petition to withdraw Palmolein case

In accordance with its cabinet decision, Kerala government on Thursday filed a petition in a Vigilance Court seeking to withdraw the two-decade old Palmolein case.

Snowden pardon petition passed 100,000 signatures

A petition asking President Barack Obama to pardon admitted state secret leaker Edward Snowden has passed 100,000 signatures.

Anti-Mursi campaign claims 15 mn signatures in support

An opposition campaign demanding Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi`s resignation, claimed to have gathered more than 15 million petition signatures of support.