Uttar Pradesh withdraws temporary ban on meat sales

LUCKNOW - The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday hastily withdrew an order banning the sale of meat for nine days — which would have coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan — saying it had misinterpreted a 17-month-old Supreme Court order.

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Ohio murder-for-hire triggerman, after exhausting appeals, awaits execution for 1995 killing

Ohio murder-for-hire triggerman awaits execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The triggerman in an Ohio murder-for-hire scheme that killed a 66-year-old woman and critically wounded her son is awaiting execution after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his final appeal.

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Clerk: Texas judge on trial for misconduct didn’t shut access to court before death-row appeal

Clerk: Judge didn’t shut court to death-row appeal

SAN ANTONIO — The ethics trial of a Texas judge who closed her court before a death row inmate could file an appeal began Monday with her lawyers suggesting she wasn’t the only judge who knew a last shot at a reprieve was in the works.

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Alleged FARC pilot appeals to Brazilian court to block extradition to US on drug charges

Alleged FARC pilot tries to avoid extradition

BRASILIA, Brazil — A French pilot who allegedly worked for leftist rebels in Colombia is asking Brazil’s Supreme Court to annul its order for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges.

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Migrant Dalits, backwards not entitled to quota in new state: court

NEW DELHI - In a verdict of far-reaching implications for the government’s reservation policy, the Supreme Court has ruled that Dalit and backward category migrants from one state to another cannot claim reservation in jobs or educational institutions in their new domicile.

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Supreme Court seeks government response on gay sex verdict

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Monday sought the central government’s stand on decriminalising of gay sex between consenting adults after a set of two fresh lawsuits challenged the Delhi High Court’s verdict.

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NTPC shareholders move court on Reliance gas

NEW DELHI - Some shareholders of the state-run power utility NTPC moved a petition Monday seeking directions to its management from the Delhi High Court to ensure all legal steps are taken to get natural gas supplies from Reliance Industries at the contracted price.

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Bangladesh president seeks court opinion on mutiny trial

DHAKA - Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman Monday sought opinion of the Supreme court on whether the border guards who mutinied in February be tried under the civil code or the military law.

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Chronology of the Buddha Garden rape case

NEW DELHI - Following is the chronology of the Buddha Garden gang rape case of 2003 in which four members of the President’s Bodyguards Guard were held guilty by a city court Monday.

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Four members of President’s Bodyguard guilty in rape case

NEW DELHI - A city court Monday convicted four members of the President’s Bodyguard in the 2003 Buddha Jayanti Park gang rape case.

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