Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
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Topic: US court

Judge says US held Afghan man ‘unlawfully’ at Guantanamo Bay, paves way for his release

The Afghan man, Asadullah Haroon Gul, is the first Guantánamo Bay detainee in 10 years to win a habeas corpus case.

US court rejects plea of Nirav Modi, associates seeking dismissal of fraud allegations

The allegations were made in a New York court by Richard Levin, the court appointed trustee of 3 US firms —Firestar Diamond, Fantasy Inc & A Jaffe, indirectly owned by Modi previously.

US court dismisses $100 million lawsuit against PM Modi, Amit Shah

A separatist Kashmir Khalistan outfit and two associates had filed the lawsuit last year challenging the Modi govt's decision to scrap Article 370 in August 2019.

US judge orders partial disclosure of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder files

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post columnist, was killed and dismembered in 2018 by Saudi agents inside the nation’s consulate in Istanbul.

US court blocks two H-1B visa regulations proposed by Trump administration

The policies set aside were one that required employers to pay foreign workers on H-1B significantly higher wages & another that narrowed eligibility valued by US tech firms.

US court throws out Trump lawsuit seeking to block Pennsylvania from certifying Biden win

Pennsylvania is the latest instance of judges declining to toss out millions of votes based on vague assertions from Trump campaign and allies about a Democratic conspiracy.

Jamal Khashoggi’s fiancee sues Saudi Crown Prince in US for the 2018 killing

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 28 other Saudis have been named in the seven-count complaint, filed in the District of Columbia federal court.

US court dismisses appeal of 169 Indian citizens challenging Trump’s H-1B visa ban

US District Judge Amit P Mehta said they are unlikely to win as such an order would risk diverting limited resources away from applicants who are eligible under an exception to the proclamation.

Lawsuit against allowing work authorisation to H-4 visa holders revived in US court

The Trump administration has been attempting to revoke the Obama-era decision that allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to be employed in the USA.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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