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Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

Supreme Court allows broad Trump refugee ban

San Francisco – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees entering the country from around the world. The justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision that, according to the Justice Department, would have allowed up to 24,000 […]

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Helicopter attacks Venezuela’s pro-Maduro Supreme Court

Helicopter attacks Venezuela’s pro-Maduro Supreme Court

A Venezuelan police helicopter attacked the Supreme Court on Tuesday, ratcheting up a political crisis in what President Nicolas Maduro condemned as a “terrorist” attack. The 54-year-old socialist leader, who has faced three months of opposition protests as well as dissent from within government, said the helicopter shot at the judicial building and also threw […]

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Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Washington – Donald Trump’s administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals ruled that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination”. Citing the president’s duty to protect the country from terrorism, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that the Justice Department will ask the high court […]

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Sasikala convicted in corruption case, gets 4-year jail

Sasikala convicted in corruption case, gets 4-year jail

New Delhi –  VK Sasikala has been convicted by the Supreme Court in the 20-year-old disproportionate assets case dashing her plans to become the chief minister of Tamil Nadu. She has been sent to four years in jail besides a fine of Rs 10 crore, and the conviction effectively means she will be debarred from […]

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Guatemala arrests Supreme Court judge in corruption probe

Guatemala arrests Supreme Court judge in corruption probe

Guatemala City – A Guatemalan Supreme Court judge was arrested on Wednesday accused of influence trafficking, prosecutors said, in the latest anti-corruption drive in the Central American country. Blanca Stalling was walking in the capital, Guatemala City, when she was arrested while wearing a red wig and sunglasses, according to Julia Barrera, a spokeswoman for […]

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Supreme Court agrees to hear banks in Aircel-Maxis case on Feb 3

Supreme Court agrees to hear banks in Aircel-Maxis case on Feb 3

New Delhi – The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday agreed to hear on Feb 3 the plea of consortium of banks led by State Bank of India that it be heard in the Aircel-Maxis 2G spectrum case as it has got financial exposure in the firm concerned, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported. […]

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Plane carrying Brazil Supreme Court judge crashed into sea

Plane carrying Brazil Supreme Court judge crashed into sea

Brasilia – A plane carrying Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who is overseeing a massive corruption investigation, crashed into the sea off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state on Thursday, a judicial source said. The small aircraft left Sao Paulo and crashed into the sea near the tourist town of Paraty, airforce and […]

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India’s Supreme Court bans use of religion and caste to win votes

India’s Supreme Court bans use of religion and caste to win votes

New Delhi – India’s top court on Monday banned politicians from using religion and caste to win votes, weeks ahead of crucial state polls where such affiliations dominate campaigns. The Supreme Court panel ordered that voting must remain a secular activity and that candidates using religion or caste on the campaign trail would be barred […]

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Supreme Court bans liquor shops on national, state highways across India

Supreme Court bans liquor shops on national, state highways across India

The Supreme Court today ordered a ban on all liquor shops on national as well as state highways across the country and made it clear that licenses of existing shops will not be renewed after March 31 next year. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur also directed that all signages indicating […]

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US Supreme Court takes up major transgender rights case

US Supreme Court takes up major transgender rights case

Washington – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed for the first time to rule on transgender rights in a case in which a Virginia public school district is fighting to prevent a female-born transgender high school student from using the boys’ bathroom. The justices agreed to hear the Gloucester County School Board’s appeal of […]