Ex-Wives Can File Complaint Ynder Domestic Violence Act Even After Dissolution Of Marriage. Rules Apex Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that a woman can lodge a complaint under the domestic violence law against the excesses committed by her ex-husband even after the dissolution of marriage.

The top court refused to interfere with the order of the Rajasthan High Court which held that the absence of subsisting domestic relationship in no manner prevents a court from granting relief to the aggrieved woman.

An apex court bench of justices RanjanGogoi, R Banumathi and NavinSinha dismissed the appeal against the high court verdict, saying it was not inclined to interfere with the order in the facts of the case.


Karnataka Goes To Polls Today After High-Voltage Election Campaign

New Delhi: Karnataka votes on Saturday with the Congress trying to retain power in a high-stakes election dubbed by most analysts as one of the scene setters for next year's Lok Sabha finals. The poll battle becomes all the more important with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in power in 20 states, either by itself or along with allies, trying to dislodge the Congress government.

The Janata Dal (Secular), the third corner of this three-cornered fight, will be hoping to get enough seats to do what it has done best in the past — punch above its weight.


CBI Charges BJP MLA Sengar Of Rape In UP’s Infamous Unnao Case

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe has corroborated the victim’s charge that BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar raped the victim in Unnao case at his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Makhi village on June 4 last year. While he committed the heinous act, his female accomplice Shashi Singh stood guard outside the room.The Unnao gang-rape case has become a politically sensitive matter sending the chief minister defensive on opposition attacks.

Sources said while the survivor had consistently named Sengar, MLA from Bangarmau, UP, among those who violated her, local police kept the MLA and some other accused out of the FIR filed on June 20 as well as the chargesheet filed later.


Targeting Apex Court Judges In TV Debates ‘Killing The Institution’: Justice Arun Mishra

New Delhi: Justice Arun Mishraon Wednesday lashed out at advocates who were targeting apex court judges within the court as well as on TV debates, thereby “killing the institution”. Justice Mishra suffered collateral damage in two recent controversies concerning the Supreme Court.

Justice Mishra’s comments, his first reference to the recent controversies around the top court, came when he was hearing a petition by the Medical Council of India against a Kerala government ordinance that allowed two medical colleges to admit students despite a Supreme Court order to the contrary.

In January, Justice Mishra found himself to be collateral damage when four senior judges held a press conference in January to speak out against the alleged arbitrary allocation of cases by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DipakMisra. They claimed that sensitive matters were being allocated to junior judges.


Parts of North India Hit By Dust Storms, Rain; Shimla Gets Hail

New Delhi: Normal life was disrupted in several north Indian states due to Dust storms, rain and thunder with the India Meteorological Department predicting more bad weather in the days to come. A heavy storm accompanied by hail and rain hit Shimla and other parts of Himachal Pradesh, while the higher reaches of the state experienced snowfall.

Dust storms, rain and thunder lashed parts of northern India on Tuesday, uprooting trees and blowing the roofs off homes in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district but striking with less fury in other places.