India’s environment tribunal, the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has suspended an environmental clearance issued by the government of the state of Karnataka for the expansion of an existing coal-based power plant in Udupi district. The state government had issued its environmental clearance for the proposed expansion in 2017. Friday’s decision saw the NGT take cognizance [...]

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India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted three men who had been given a death sentence and three others who had been awarded life imprisonment for the alleged murder of five members of a family and the rape of a woman and a minor. A trial court in the state of Maharashtra had convicted all six [...]

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The High Court of the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Monday rejected a bail plea on medical grounds filed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently serving a jail term for corruption. A two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court comprising judges Aamer Farooq and Mohsin Akhtar Kayani announced the decision in front of [...]

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India’s Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, passed a bill to protect investors from Ponzi schemes on Wednesday. It will become law once it is passed by the upper house of parliament (Rajya Sabha) and receives presidential assent. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill aims to establish a statutory mechanism to ban Ponzi [...]

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT), a judicial body that adjudicates environmental matters in India, has dismissed a petition filed by the Karnataka state government to review its earlier order penalizing the state for damage to lakes. The impugned order directed the government to deposit 5 billion Indian Rupees (approximately USD 70 million) in an escrow [...]

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Intervening to douse a political fire, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday issued directions to authorities in a corruption probe on the conduct of the police commissioner of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state. Detectives belonging to India’s federal investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), arrived at the home of the [...]

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Bangladesh’s High Court, the lower division of the Supreme Court, on Tuesday directed trial courts in the country to conclude proceedings in drug-related cases promptly. It instructed lower courts in the country to finish proceedings within six months and also ordered senior police officials such as the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police to monitor [...]

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Nepal’s National Assembly on Thursday passed, without amendment, a controversial bill that will regulate medical education in the country once it receives presidential assent. The legislation was pushed through parliament even as opposition members and medical professionals across the country protested. Orthopedic surgeon Govinda KC is leading a movement against the bill and is on [...]

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