Top news of the day: Supreme Court upholds sending religious questions to larger Bench, historic Oscar win for 'Parasite', and more

Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho pose with the Oscar for Best Picture for ‘Parasite’ in the photo room at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020

Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho pose with the Oscar for Best Picture for ‘Parasite’ in the photo room at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020   | Photo Credit: LUCAS JACKSON

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Sabarimala case: Supreme Court upholds referring religious questions to larger Bench, frames 7 questions of law

A nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court on Monday upheld the decision of the Sabarimala Review Bench to refer to a larger Bench questions on the ambit and scope of religious freedom practised by multiple faiths across the country.

Oscars 2020: All updates and winners from the ceremony as 'Parasite' wins big

"Parasite", a stinging satire on class divides in South Korea, jumped the "one inch long subtitle barrier" to land on the Oscar stage -- and in record books -- as the first non-English film to win an Academy Award for best picture.

Shaheen Bagh closure: There cannot be indefinite protest in common area, says SC

The Supreme Court on Monday gently drew the attention of citizens, mothers and senior citizens agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to the inconvenience caused when protests were held on public thoroughfares for days.

Indians among passengers, crew on board Japan cruise ship as new cases of coronavirus emerge

An unspecified number of Indians were among the nearly 3,000 passengers and crew members on board a cruise ship quarantined off Japan due to diagnosis of coronavirus cases, the Indian Embassy in Tokyo said on Monday.

Omar Abdullah’s sister moves Supreme Court challenging his detention under PSA

Days after former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was charged under the Public Safety Act (PSA), his sister Sara Abdullah Pilot on Monday moved the Supreme Court. The writ petition was mentioned before a Bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana, which agreed to list it for urgent hearing.

DGCA suspends IndiGo pilot for three months

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday suspended an IndiGo pilot for three months for an altercation on-board a plane last month with a lady passenger accompanying a wheelchair-bound senior citizen.

Supreme Court upholds amendments made to nullify own judgment diluting provisions of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018, which nullified its own controversial March 20, 2018 judgment diluting the stringent provisions of the Dalit protection law.

Woman lecturer set on fire by stalker dies in Nagpur

The 25-year-old woman lecturer who was set on fire by a stalker in Maharashtra’s Wardha district last week died at a hospital in Nagpur on Monday morning, a police official said.

After intense Pakistan firing, J&K authorities advise people to not touch mortar shells

Authorities on Monday asked the residents of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district to avoid unnecessary movement during shelling and to not touch the mortar shells lying scattered in various localities, after two days of intense firing by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC).

In a first, India Post to start digital parcel locker service

India Post has decided to help those who often miss out receiving parcels because they are away at work and have no one at home to receive the consignment on their behalf.

16-year-long struggle to make government offices accountable pays off in Odisha

When letters to government offices go missing, the most common excuse used by public authorities is that they did not receive any such letter. But now, denying acknowledgement to any application by the general public will be treated as official misconduct in Odisha.

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