Friday, 2 December, 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.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.