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HC dismisses plea against ban on Zakir Naik’s IRF

New Delhi, March 16 The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea filed by NRI televangelist Zakir Naik against a ban on his NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), saying the home ministry has sufficient material for immediate ban.

New Zealand river granted legal status as ‘a person’

Wellington, March 16 New Zealand's Whanganui River has gained its own identity with all the corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a legal person, after a 170-year battle, the media reported on Thursday.

‘Corporate veil can’t be lifted as matter of routine’

Chennai, March 16 Lifting the corporate veil cannot be done as a matter of routine and certainly the police cannot do that on its own to arrest a company founder, CEO or other directors over a commercial deal, said a legal expert.

Trump plans to overturn immigration veto in SC

Washington, March 16 US President Donald Trump has said he will go to the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling by a federal judge that blocks his new immigration ban order, a media report said.

Trump slams judge for blocking new travel ban

Washington, March 16 A US federal judge has temporarily blocked the new travel ban raising sharp criticism from President Donald Trump. Trump has blasted the ruling blocking his order as a judicial overreach, a media report said.

India at 148th in number of women MPs; UN calls for quotas

United Nations, March 16 Releasing a world ranking of the number of women parliamentarians that that placed India 148, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of UN Women, has called for reservations for women.

Protect Nahid Afrin, fatwas threat to rights Lawyer Vrinda Grover

Kolkata, March 16 Holding that 'fatwas' have no legal or constitutional basis, noted lawyer and human rights activist Vrinda Grover says steps should be taken to ensure protection for young Assamese singer Nahid Afrin, against whom some Islamic clerics have issued a 'fatwa'.

UN warns two-third Yemenis facing famine

Cairo, March 16 The United Nations warned on Wednesday that around two-thirds of Yemen's population, are in need of urgent assistance to avoid the risk of starving to death over the coming months.

2 Russian spies charged in US for hacking Yahoo

Washington, March 16 US Department of Justice indicted two Russian FSB spies and two hackers allegedly hired by the Kremlin to steal the personal information of some 500 million Yahoo! users in 2014, media reports said.

Vijayan ropes in Harish Salve to defend him in SNC-Lavalin case

Kochi, March 15 With the CBI taking the SNC-Lavalin case to the high court, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has roped in one of the country's most expensive lawyers, Harish Salve, to defend him.