What is women’s commission doing, ask angry activists

NEW DELHI - The National Commission for Women (NCW) is a ‘toothless body’, say activists, students and lawyers alike as they fume over its laidback reaction after Hindu rightwing activists attacked young women at a Mangalore pub.

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Madras High Court concerned by Tamil Nadu lawyers’ unruly behaviour

CHENNAI - The Madras High Court’s acting Chief Justice S. Mukhopadhyay and Judge V. Dhanapalan Thursday expressed concern over the unruly behaviour of lawyers protesting against the killing of Tamil civilians in Sri Lanka.

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Apex court favours separate jail for terrorists

NEW DELHI - Separate high-security prisons should be built in states to house terrorists and gangsters, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday while stating that law and order and prisons are state subjects.

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Nepal court upholds father’s long fight for missing son

KATHMANDU - A frail and ailing lawyer in southern Nepal who fought a one-man battle against the state and security forces to get justice for his college-going son who disappeared during the 10-year Maoist insurgency has finally received vital support. The nation’s apex court has ordered the police to take action against the guilty officials.

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Apex court ire over Chhattisgarh arming Salwa Judum activists

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Thursday again ticked off the Chhattisgarh government for arming civil militia Salwa Judum activists to fight Maoists, saying it would take the state to a point of no return.

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Explain why Salem was extradited, not deported, Court asks CBI

NEW DELHI - A city court Thursday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to clarify why underworld don Abu Salem was extradited from Portugal and not deported, which restricted the number of cases for which he could be tried and the quantum of sentence given.

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Madras High Court initiates action against ‘unruly’ lawyers

CHENNAI - After discussions with all sitting judges of the Madras High Court, acting Chief Justice S. Mukhopadhyay has ordered contempt proceedings against ‘unruly’ lawyers for assaulting their peers during proceedings, sources said Thursday.

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Maple Leaf Foods finally reaches settlement in class-action lawsuits

Last year’s listeria outbreak related to Maple Leaf meat products killed 20 people and affected almost 5000 general public. The lawsuits were then filed against the Toronto-based business house.

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