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Supreme Court ignores BCCI's plea to reinstate Srinivasan 1.9.2014 New Kerala: World News
New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Supreme Court Monday ignored the Indian cricket board's plea to reinstate N. Srinivasan as its president and gave two more months to the Mukul Mudgal Committee to submit the final report in the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that involved 13 people, including some prominent cricketers.
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Coalgate: India urges supreme court not to close coal mines 1.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Narendra Modis government pleads to exempt 46 illegal licences arguing total shutdown will cripple the power sector

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The True Story Of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce To Avoid Paying His Workers A Fair Wage 1.9.2014 Think Progres

America's railroads -- and with them, its economy -- nearly ground to a halt in 1894 because one of the wealthiest men in American history decided to grow his own fortune on the backs of hungry workers.

The post The True Story Of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce To Avoid Paying His Workers A Fair Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Question of beard and religious freedom unites groups who’ve been opponents 1.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Religious groups and some civil libertarians were often at odds during the last Supreme Court term, but they have found common ground on a religious freedom case that the justices will take up as one of their first orders of business in ...
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Needed, amendment 1.9.2014 Hindu: Letters
As rightly pointed out in the Editorial, “Constitutional duty underlined” (Aug....
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Pak armys top brass meet political crisis violence continue 31.8.2014 Hindustan Times: World
After nightlong clashes between antigovernment demonstrators and security forces that left three dead and about 450 others injured the situation continued to be tense and uncertain in Islamabad on Sunday Three killed 450 injured in Pak ...
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Surly electorate poised to ‘keep the bums in’ 31.8.2014 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to “keep the bums in,” with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. With less than 10 weeks to the...
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Woman killed in police firing during Pak siege 31.8.2014 Telegraph: International
Islamabad, Aug. 30: One woman was killed in police firing and several protesters injured tonight after thousands of demonstrators armed with lathis broke through security cordons and marched towards Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's residence.
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1 killed in police firing near Sharif house 31.8.2014 Hindu: International
Utter chaos prevailed in the VIP area of the Pakistan capital late on Saturday night with the 17-day-old standoff between protesters and the government taking a new turn after thousands of protest...
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Police have wide latitude in use of deadly force 31.8.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
It’s usually a split-second decision, and the courts often side with police.
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Will Michelle MacDonald's GOP drama be a boon to her campaign? 31.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Lawyers and their trials 31.8.2014 Hindu: Open Page
It was a routine day in the Supreme Court of India for me as a law intern. As I was trying to find the court room to which I had been allotted, there was a little commotion outside Room No. 1, whic...
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This week in the war on workers: FedEx drivers win in court, can move forward with wage theft suit 30.8.2014 Daily Kos
FedEx's practice of insisting its drivers are not actually its employees took a blow this week, when an appeals court panel said that groups of former drivers involved in a class action suit had been employees and can proceed with a wage-theft lawsuit against the company. Classifying drivers as independent contractors means FedEx isn't responsible for contributing to Social Security or Medicare and doesn't have to pay them overtime, among other things. So FedEx has worked hard to keep this scam going, insisting in its contracts that drivers, not the company, decide how and when to get their jobs done. The court disagreed: "The drivers must wear FedEx uniforms, drive FedEx-approved vehicles, and groom themselves according to FedEx's appearance standards," Judge William Fletcher said in the 3-0 ruling. "FedEx tells its drivers what packages to deliver, on what days, and at what times." Although the company does not dictate working hours, Fletcher said, it arranges workloads to make sure they work between 9 ...
1971 war crimes convict Alim dies 30.8.2014 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka, Aug.30 : Abdul Alim, who was sentenced to imprisonment till death for his 1971 Liberation War-related offences, died of cancer at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) this afternoon.
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The tape deck you probably won't be leaving for your great-grandson 30.8.2014 Boing Boing

"Laughing at previous generations makes me feel bad," writes John Self, "but this *is* pretty funny."

A TC-377 in good nick may fetch $50 or so on eBay.

Judge Tosses Chris McDaniel’s Challenge To GOP Senate Runoff Result 30.8.2014 Outside the Beltway
Chris McDaniel's meritless, quixotic challenge to the Mississippi GOP Senate Primary is reaching it's expected conclusion.
Today in History 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Today in History 30.8.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Is deal close in Park City resort showdown with Talisker? 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings Inc. late Friday afternoon extended mediation talks to Sunday at 10 a.m. The deadline had been set at 5 p.m. Friday. John Lund, an attorney representing Talisker, said he is “hopeful” a negotiated settlement can be reached in a land-lease dispute that has played out in court for three years. At issue is 2,852 acres of upper mountain ski terrain at PCMR. The resort operator, Powdr Corp., missed an April 30, 2011, lease-renewal deadline. When ne...
Court: Domino's not responsible for harassment at franchise 30.8.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
The Domino's Pizza chain isn't responsible for the alleged sexual harassment of a 16-year-old female employee of one of its stores because the franchise agreement left all personnel decisions up to the now-bankrupt store owner, says a closely divided California Supreme Court. A lawyer for Domino's hailed Thursday's 4-3 ruling as "a great victory for the franchise industry" - which, according to a 2007 Census Bureau study quoted by the court, accounted for nearly $1.3 trillion in annual sales nationwide.
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