Sanctuary cities may lose federal subsidies: US Attorney General

Washington, March 28 : US Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday urged the country’s “sanctuary cities” to begin cooperating with federal authorities to detain and deport undocumented migrants and immigrants who have committed crimes or lose millions of dollars in grant money from the Justice Department. “I strongly urge our nation’s states and cities and […]

Mental health bill decriminalising suicide passed by Parliament

New Delhi, March 27 : The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, that provides for mental healthcare and services for persons with mental illness, and also decriminalises suicide, secured parliamentary approval on Monday with the Lok Sabha’s assent to the legislation. The bill, passed by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016, ensures every person shall have a […]

Bengal to form Scheduled Caste Advisory Council soon

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), March 27 : The West Bengal government will soon set up a Scheduled Caste Advisory Council, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Monday. Briefing newspersons after a meeting of the Tribal Development Council, Banerjee said the new body would be set up for development of the Scheduled Caste population in the […]

SC asks Centre, J&K to decide on state’s minorities

New Delhi, March 27 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to sit together to decide the issue of identification of religious and linguistic minorities and whether Muslims could be treated as a minority in the state. Describing it a “very important issue”, the bench of Chief […]

Sweden to offer compensation for transgender sterilisations

By Johan Ahlander STOCKHOLM, Mar 27 : Sweden’s centre-left government proposed legislation today that would grant compensation to transgender men and women who had to undergo mandatory sterilisation in order to have their sex legally reassigned. Transgender Swedes had to be sterilised before they could legally change their gender until 2013. The government’s bill would […]

Lawyers to observe countrywide strike on March 31

New Delhi, March 27 : Lawyers all over India will abstain from work on March 31 to protest against a proposed bill that bars advocates from going on strike, it was announced on Tuesday. Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said the proposed amendments by the Law Commission in the Advocates Act […]