However, during the July hearings this year on petitions challenging Section 377 , Justice Nariman said : "We don't wait for majoritarian governments to repeal laws". "We are not just empowering them whose rights we recognised". "The LGBT community possess equal rights under the Constitution", said the CJI. "Sustenance of one's identity is a filament of life, someone's sexuality can not be criminalised in a free society".
Last week, when PTI's Information minister Fawad Chaudhry reaffirmed his party's support of Atif Mian's appointment to EAC, it symbolised a lot of things. Nadeem Paracha, a columnist for Daily Dawn, tweeted that the government had succumbed to bigotry. Khan, meanwhile, caused concern with his full-throated defense of Pakistan's blasphemy laws during his campaign, with fears he was mainstreaming extremist thought which could deepen sectarian divides, empower radical groups, and even provoke ...
Tourists could not return to Taiwan from Hokkaido yesterday because operations at the airport had been shut down, the bureau said, adding that the power supply was cut in many places in Hokkaido because of the quake. It said that some 25,000 personnel from the Japanese Self-Defense Forces will be dispatched to the quake-stricken areas for rescue and relief operations at the request of the governor of Hokkaido.
His move was followed by Guatemala while the Czech Republic made a decision to reopen its honorary consulate in Jerusalem as President Milos Zeman voiced his wish to also move its embassy from Tel Aviv. On Dec. 6 , the White House issued a statement declaring that "it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel". Not to be outdone, Paraguay announced on May 21 that it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem .
A man, believed to be in his 20s, turned himself into police on Sunday morning and is now assisting with inquiries. "Attending police discovered the deceased bodies of several people including children believed to be up to five persons", the statement said.
Residents in flash flood watch areas should monitor forecasts and be prepared to take action if a flash flood warning is issued, according to the NWS. Anything after noon should be more isolated. "Widespread rainfall of 2" to 4" is likely with locally higher totals (excess of 7") are possible and will be monitored.
She said that the GRU is a highly disciplined organisation with a well-established chain of command and that Petrov's and Boshirov's mission was likely approved at a senior level of the Russian state. British police have linked the poisoning of the Skripals with a case almost four months later that saw Charlie Rowley and his partner, Dawn Sturgess, hospitalised after they came into contact with the same military-grade nerve agent .
Thursday could mark perhaps the most important single day so far in the burgeoning trade war between the U.S. and China, as a consultation period over the imposition of fresh tariffs on China by the Donald Trump administration comes to an end.
A high school student's appearance behind President Donald Trump at a Montana campaign rally caused a social media stir on Friday after the 17-year-old made a series of facial expressions that looked a lot like, well, a teenager reacting to a rambling politician in a suit.
In conjunction, the state's Attorney General, Barbara D. Underwood, announced a hotline, specifically for those who may have been abused by clergy in NY. She added that NY may face a similar scenario to Pennsylvania when it comes to prosecuting any cases since " many cases of abuse may not be prosecutable given New York's statutes of limitations".
The family then remembered that when they bought the house two years prior, there were a couple of what they thought were candles in the basement , left by the previous owners of the home, according to WTIC. Neither her two children nor her husband were hurt. The Connecticut State Police's bomb squad attended the scene along with state troopers, the state Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit, and Bridgeport's police and fire departments.
The one-time community organizer used his notable gift of oration and implored students to get out and vote, setting up the election as a defining moment for the direction of the country. The event, a 750-person rally for seven Democrats running in districts Hillary Clinton won in 2016 but which are represented by the Republicans in the House, will officially end Obama's absence from the campaign trail, a months-long absence that has angered some Democrats who believe he is not engaging in ...
Trump said. Trump described the White House as a "well-oiled machine". The anonymous writer of the op-ed said the resistance inside Trump's administration is not the same as the resistance from the political left. Sources told the Daily Beast that the president "exploded" on Wednesday after reading the op-ed. The op-ed isn't the only thing that has sent the White House scrambling this week.
More than 800 people were killed within hours at Rabaa al-Adawiya and the capital's Nahda Square, where another sit-in was being held. The prosecution has accused the defendants of numerous security related charges including the incitement to violence, organising illegal protests, blocking roads and restriction of movement, illegally possessing weapons and the murder of citizens and police officers.
Linfesty, who sported not just a blue plaid shirt during the Trump rally but also a sticker for the Democratic Socialists of America organization, managed to squirrel himself into a position behind the president during Friday's rally. "Before the rally, they told us that, you know, you have to be enthusiastic and be clapping and cheering for Donald Trump ". I was not trying to make those faces, those were just faces that came out when I heard what he was saying.
A magnitude 6.3 quake struck central Ecuador on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, although there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The natural disaster has been rated by Global tectonic reports among the largest deep focus earthquakes ever observed and was one of ten earthquakes over M 4.3 recorded in the region east of Fiji today.
Prior to the council session, the leaders of Britain , the United States, France, Germany, and Canada said they backed British law enforcement's conclusion that the poisoning was "almost certainly approved at a senior government level" in Russian Federation.
He's smart. Be careful what you wish for. Democrats on the committee pressed Kavanaugh on his opinion of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, as well as his view of presidential authority. The document was partially redacted. During testimony Friday, NYU Law School professor Melissa Murray, a former law clerk to Justice Sonia Sotomayor, said Kavanaugh will provide the "necessary fifth vote that would utterly eviscerate" Roe v.
While it's hard to be sure of the depth of Trump's engagement on Syria policy considering his quick reversals in recent months, he was part of an effort by US officials this week to warn the Syrian regime and its allies not to use chemical weapons or target civilians as they prepare for an assault on Idlib province, the last rebel stronghold.
Austin is now recovering at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 'I'm still processing the events from yesterday, the impact to the victims, to me and the community, ' she said, according to the Courier Journal . Police said there is no threat in the area. The youngest victim, 25 years old, was an engineer from India. He was at the bank's headquarters supervising an electrical project on the third floor.
China so far has retaliated dollar-for-dollar with tariffs of its own on USA goods but since it imports less than $200 billion in goods a year from the United States, it has run out of room to match the punitive measures. She declined to discuss specific issues under negotiation but said talks would resume Friday. President Trump's chief economic adviser recently gave his thoughts on the latest trade negotiations between the USA and a number of foreign trading partners.
The bench said it is no longer an offence for LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, intersex and queer/questioning) community to engage in consensual sex between two adults in private. "I can't find the words to express my happiness", Anjali Gopalan, founder of the Naz Foundation, a nongovernmental organization that first began mounting a challenge to Section 377 in 2001, said in the courtroom just minutes after the verdict.
National security advisor Chung Eui-yong also said that the leaders of North and South Korea are to meet in the capital of North Korea , Pyongyang , from September 18th to the 20th. Moon has made an end-of-war declaration an important premise of his peace agenda with North Korea. Moon seems keen to make progress in his dealings with the North but is fully aware that he needs Washington and Pyongyang to cooperate if there is to be any progress regarding issues such as the latter's ...
Pakistan's President and Prime Minister Thursday said it was imperative to find a solution to the Kashmir issue under the United Nations resolutions for peace in the region as they voiced their desire to promote mutual cooperation with other countries on the basis of equality.
Later, Prime Minister Theresa May said the men were officers in Russia's military intelligence service, the GRU, acting on orders from senior Kremlin figures, accusations Moscow has rejected as unacceptable. Ruslan Boshirov has a profile on a Russian social media site, My World, that was posted in July 2013. In a statement from the Metropolitan Police Wednesday morning, counter-terror boss Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said 250 counter-terror officers had been involved in the ...
He gave false statements about his contacts to the FBI, which the FBI said impeded their investigation into the extent that Russian meddling may have worked its way into the campaign. "Judge said he believed Papadopoulos was genuinely remorseful but didn't agree to a probation sentence because he needed to send a message about the seriousness of lying to the FBI", Cheney wrote in a subsequent tweet .
Mueller is also investigating whether Trump may have tried to obstruct the Russian Federation investigation after winning office, but Giuliani said on Thursday that no questions on the obstruction issue would be part of the first round of questions.
A blood sample was drawn from the officer to test for alcohol and drugs. "However, as we continued the investigation it became clear that we were dealing with what appears to be much of a very unique situation", Hall said . A police officer shot and killed a neighbour after mistaking his flat for her own. The officer involved in the shooting was not hurt. Their mother, Allison, a former Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations for St.
With no sign of any Republicans planning to vote against Kavanaugh, he seemed to be well positioned to win confirmation despite Democratic efforts to block him. He was the first administration official to testify in the Watergate hearings to Congress and was key in the investigation, as he admitted the president was directly linked with the Watergate cover-up.
The White House guest list included Kim Kardashian West; she is married to rap singer and record producer Kanye West. Chris Young was sentenced to life in prison on a three-strikes conviction. Shortly after Kardashian West's meeting with the president about Johnson , the president commuted the grandmother's sentence. "When I was talking to Chris Young , who's in prison [and] has sickle cell anemia".