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Pervez Musharraf placed under house arrest after fleeing court

Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf has been placed under house arrest, a day after fleeing the Islamabad High Court which had ordered his arrest on Thursday. General Musharraf reportedly presented himself at a district court overnight where he was arrested and ordered to remain at his farmhouse in the …

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Indian Supreme Court in landmark patent ruling against Novartis

Campaigners for affordable medicine in the developing world have hailed a decision by the Indian Supreme Court to refuse a patent to a Swiss pharmaceutical giant for an anti-Leukaemia drug. In a decision that will enable generic drugs manufacturers in India to continue producing cheaper variants of life-saving medicine, the …

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Supreme Court bars Italian ambassador from leaving India

The Supreme Court in India has barred the Italian ambassador from leaving the country, in the latest escalation in a dispute over the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines. India had summoned the Italian ambassador this week to protest against Rome’s decision not to send two marines charged …

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High Court blocks deportation of Tamil asylum seekers

The High Court in London has blocked the deportation to Sri Lanka of several Tamil asylum seekers, days after a campaign group said Tamils faced torture and detention on the Island. The group will now remain in the UK as investigations continue into their claims of harrassment if they are …

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Royal Court to present an alternate view of India

Rarely seen facets of modern India are set to be examined this week as the Royal Court in London presents its’ 3rd annual New Plays from India theatre fest. Five plays, first performed at Mumbai’s famed Prithvi Theatre, will have rehearsed readings during the 6-day event which begins Monday November …

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Indian court lifts ban on file-sharing sites

An Indian court has overturned a decision to block file sharing sites in the country, allowing web users to access video and file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay. The Madras High Court last month made Indian internet service providers block access to entire sites to prevent a single film …

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Delhi High Court dismisses petition against ‘Shanghai’

The High Court in New Delhi has dismissed a petition by the Hindu nationalist Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (Bhagat Singh Revolutionary Army) seeking to prevent the release of Dibakar Bannerjee’s new political thriller ‘Shanghai’. BSKS President Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga filed a ‘public interest litigation’ objecting to the lyrics of …

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