Detention procedures applicable to Khobragade, US clarifies

In the case of the senior Indian diplomat, Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade, arrested in New York last Thursday, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), the “police” of the Department of Justice (DoJ) answered multiple media queries confirming that she had been “strip-searched.” While it was also clear that she had been handcuffed, the USMS however […]

Kerala HC confirms death sentence for Soumya murder accused

Kochi, December 17, 2013 A division bench of the Kerala High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence awarded by the Thrissur Fast Track Court to Govindachamy, the sole accused in the Soumya murder case. The murder took place on February 1, 2011. The prosecution case was that, Govindachamy had pushed Soumya, a passenger, out […]

Rajya Sabha to take up Lokpal Bill today

Amidst uncertainty over the continuation of the Winter Session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath announced on Thursday that the Lokpal Bill will come up in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. “Our priority is the Lokpal Bill,” Nath told reporters. The Lokpal Bill has to be taken up by the Rajya Sabha in the light of […]

India’s Deputy Consul general in New York Devyani Khobragade held for visa fraud

India’s Deputy Consul general in New York Devyani Khobragade who was arrested for allegedly presenting fraudulent documents in support of a visa application for an Indian national employed by her, has been released on Friday from custody on a USD 250,000 bond. She pleaded not guilty in federal court in New York to charges of […]

Section 377 verdict today: LGBT community pins hopes on SC

Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community all over India have their fingers crossed as the Supreme Court is scheduled to give its verdict on Section 377 of the IPC on Wednesday. Section 377, which criminalises “unnatural offences”, had been declared unconstitutional by the Delhi High Court in 2009. However, the decision […]