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US-led coalition strikes kill 14 civilians in east Syria

The death toll is likely to rise due to the number of seriously wounded.Strikes on the area intensified following an attempted jihadist attack on a coalition base in the nearby village of Al-Bahra. Meanwhile , a UN aid convoy has reached a camp for displaced Syrians near the Jordanian border. ... Read More »

Homosexuality is not a crime: SC strikes down Section 377

A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra termed the part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which crimiminalises unnatural sex as irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. The bench, which also comprised Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra, struck ... Read More »

Saweety Boora strikes gold at Russian boxing tournament

Saweety Boora was the lone Indian boxer to clinch a gold, while two others signed off with silver medals in the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in Kaspiysk, Russia. Saweety, who is also a former world championships silver-medallist, prevailed over home favourite Anna Anfinogenova in a unanimous verdict to finish on top ... Read More »

SC strikes down UP law allowing ex-CMs to keep govt house

A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the amendment in the legislation was ultra vires to the Constitution since it transgresses the concept of equality under the Constitution. The bench said the amendment was “arbitrary, discriminatory” and violates the concept of equality. The apex court said that once such ... Read More »