Category archives for: Immigration/Law/Rights

Check rising cost of litigation, says PM

Check rising cost of litigation, says PM

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday called for joint efforts by the government, the judiciary and lawyers to check the rising cost of litigation.

'It has been said that justice delayed is justice denied. It is important that concerted cooperative efforts are made by the government, the

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US mulls law to revoke citizenship of terror supporters

US mulls law to revoke citizenship of terror supporters

Washington, May 8 (IANS) Americans like Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani origin suspect in the failed Times Square bombing, who help terrorists could have their citizenship revoked under a bill introduced this week in Congress.

The proposed Terrorist Expatriation Act would authorise the State Department to revoke citizenship of anyone who supports

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British voters denied right to vote can claim 750 pounds

British voters denied right to vote can claim 750 pounds

London, May 8 (IANS) Britons denied the right to vote due to chaos at polling booths could be entitled up to 750 pounds compensation each, a lawyer has said.

Voters in at least 14 constituencies in eight cities including London, Sheffield and Birmingham were affected by the chaos.

Long queues formed outside

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Tamil community to observe ‘black days’ to mark war anniversary

Tamil community to observe ‘black days’ to mark war anniversary

Toronto, May 8 (IANS) With the first anniversary of the crushing of the LTTE approaching, Canadian Tamils will observe May 17-19 as 'Days of Remembrance' for the Tamils killed in what they described as 'war crimes against humanity' by Sri Lankan forces.

More than 300,000 Canadians Tamils will join their brethren

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Economic crisis could reverse progress on child labour: ILO

Economic crisis could reverse progress on child labour: ILO

Geneva, May 8 (DPA) The global economic crisis has the potential to reverse gains made in recent years in the fight against child labour, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) warned in a new report Saturday.

Between 2004 and 2008, the global number of child labourers declined from 222 million to 215

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Slain scribe’s boyfriend quizzed, case filed against him

Slain scribe’s boyfriend quizzed, case filed against him

Ranchi/New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A Jharkhand court Friday directed the state police to lodge a first information report (FIR) against Priyabhanshu Ranjan, boyfriend of Delhi scribe Nirupama Pathak who died under mysterious circumstances at her home in Jharkhand April 29. He was later questioned in New Delhi.

In Ranchi, Chief

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Court gives nod to Delhi low cost housing project

Court gives nod to Delhi low cost housing project

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday gave a green signal to the Delhi government to go ahead with the project under the Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojna housing scheme for slum dwellers in Kanhjawla village near Delhi.

The court had earlier stayed the project after a petition was

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98 northeastern kids rescued from Tamil Nadu

98 northeastern kids rescued from Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) As many as 98 children from the northeast were rescued from unregistered childrens' homes in Tamil Nadu this year where the living conditions were 'squalid', Minister of Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath said Friday.

'Seventy-six boys from Assam and Manipur in the age group of

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CBI seeks custody of two arrested Gujarat cops

CBI seeks custody of two arrested Gujarat cops

Gandhinagar, May 7 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday sought custody of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) N.K.Amin and inspector V. Rathod, both of whom are already in jail in connection with the Sohrabuddin Sheikh killing case.

When the plea came up in the special CBI court, Rathod

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Gujarat court bid to help destitute, abandoned women

Gujarat court bid to help destitute, abandoned women

Gandhinagar, May 7 (IANS) The Gujarat High court Friday sought a clear identification of official responsibility on the care of destitute and abandoned women, including widows, in the state.

Furthermore, it wanted the authorities to research and bring out provisions of central and state acts which would benefit them.

Acting on a

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