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  • Over 66,000 RTI appeals pending before 6 information centres: survey July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A survey conducted by Commonwealth Human Rights initiative raises serious questions on the lack of transparency in the functioning of Information Commissions across the country. Report says that more than 66,000 appeals and complaints pending in just 6 information commissions across the country, Maharashtra commission tops the list with...
  • e Lounge: Bollywood stars urge people to go out and vote April 4, 2014

    With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, Bollywood stars are appealing the general public to step out of their houses and cast their votes. ...
  • Over 15,000 RTI appeals, complaints pending with State Information Commission January 19, 2014

    Over 15,000 appeals and complaints filed by various applicants under the RTI Act are pending with Madhya Pradesh State Information Commission (MPSIC), which is without its chief and others commissioners for over a year. As many as 15,130 cases- 13,098 appeals and 2,032 complaints, under the Right to Information Act were...
  • Delhi gangrape case: High Court to decide on death penalty October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will decide on death penalty for the convicts in the December 16 gangrape case. On Monday, two of the four convicts facing death filed their appeals before the court challenging the trial court's conviction and sentence against them. Filing a joint appeal through counsel AP...
  • Pak bowler Asif loses appeal against spot-fixing conviction June 12, 2013

    London: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif has lost an appeal against his conviction for spot-fixing. The Court of Appeal in London said on Wednesday there weren't "any grounds, arguable or otherwise, for attacking the safety of the convictions of this applicant." Asif served half of a 12-month sentence for his involvement in...
  • Dilshan, Jayawardene reprimanded for excessive appealing June 10, 2013

    Birmingham: Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene have been officially reprimanded for excessive appealing during their Champions Trophy match against New Zealand here. According to a statement from the ICC, Dilshan and Jayawardene were found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player...
  • Naval war room leak case: Shankaran's plea to be taken up in UK HC June 3, 2013

    Ravi Shankaran got a breather in the naval war room leak case as he won't be immediately extradited. His plea will be taken up in the UK High Court now after the Court of Appeal admitted his plea against extradition on Monday. ...
  • Transsexual woman wins legal battle to marry boyfriend May 13, 2013

    Hong Kong: A transsexual woman won an appeal in a Hong Kong court on Monday to marry her boyfriend, forcing the government to rewrite marriage laws in the city. The Court of Final Appeal, by a majority of four to one, ruled that the appellant, identified only as W, was...
  • Nitish Katara murder: High Court reserves judgment April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its judgment on appeals of three convicts against a trial court verdict awarding them life imprisonment for abducting and killing Nitish Katara in 2002. A division bench of Justice Gita Mittal and Justice JR Midha reserved the judgment after all the parties...
  • 1993 Bombay blasts case: I am innocent, says Zaibunisa Kazi March 27, 2013

    Amidst growing clamour for pardoning Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was recently sentenced to five years in prison by the Supreme Court in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, another convict, a 70-year-old woman, has now sought pardon. "I would like to appeal to the Governor to look at my case too....
  • TN: Karunanidhi appeals for calm over Cauvery waters December 3, 2012

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu and Karnataka should step up efforts to check bitterness among the people of the two states over the issue of sharing of Cauvery waters, DMK president M Karunanidhi said on Monday amid reports of some violent incidents in the border areas. Karunanidhi asked the two state governments...
  • Routes to avoid: Mumbai Police traffic advisory November 18, 2012

    Mumbai: The last rites of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray will be performed at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai, where he had addressed his followers for over four decades. The local Sena leaders and the Mumbai police have appealed to party workers to maintain peace even as security in the...
  • Chennai: Chief Imam appeals to protesters to end stir September 20, 2012

    Chennai: Pointing out that violent forms of protests and vandalising public property was antithesis to the teachings of Islam, Chief Imam of the Makkah Masjid, Moulana Shamsudeen Qasimi, on Wednesday appealed to the Muslim community to put and end to the anti-US agitations in the city. In a statement, he...
  • Lawyer for Pussy Riot appeals conviction August 28, 2012

    Moscow: A lawyer for the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot appealed against the three women's conviction for a protest against President Vladimir Putin at a church altar, but said he had little hope the verdict would be overturned. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alyokhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30,...
  • Pune: Mandals ignore appeal to keep Dahi Handi off roads August 9, 2012

    Pune: Despite an appeal by the police to not celebrate Dahi Handi on the roads in view of last week’s serial blasts on JM Road and the safety concerns springing from the incident, mandals organising the festival in the city are reluctant to make a change in their plans. The...
  • UK man wins 'Twitter threat' appeal July 28, 2012

    London: A British man has won a challenge against his conviction for tweeting that he would blow up an airport if his flight was cancelled. Paul Chambers became an Internet free-speech cause celebre when he was convicted and fined in 2010 for using Twitter to say he would blow Robin...
  • Butt to appeal against ICC ban June 29, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt will appeal against a minimum five-year ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for spot-fixing and has called for an open retrial by a court in his own country. The 27-year-old returned to Pakistan from the Britain last week after serving seven...
  • Danish Kaneria to appeal lifetime ban June 23, 2012

    London: Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria said on Friday he will appeal the lifetime ban handed down to him by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for his role in a spot-fixing scandal. "I will definitely be doing an appeal. The people trust me. I'm an honest man. I've been...
  • Sarabjit Singh files fresh clemency appeal May 29, 2012

    Islamabad: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, convicted for alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990 in Pakistan, has sent a fresh clemency appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari, a media report said on Tuesday. This is the fifth mercy petition from Sarabjit, who was sentenced to death for alleged involvement...
  • PCB still hopeful over Bangladesh home series April 25, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has not given up hopes of hosting a home series against Bangladesh. The PCB asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday to keep it updated on the appeal filed in court against the petition that sought the cancellation of Bangladesh's cricket tour of Pakistan....
  • Amir to press for his appeal against ICC ban February 27, 2012

    Lahore: Banned Pakistan pacer Muhammad Amir is expected to file a statement with the Court of Arbitration for Sports for his appeal against the five-year ban, imposed on him by the ICC, to be heard at the earliest. The pacer, who returned to Pakistan Sunday for the first time after serving...
  • Napoli coach banned from Chelsea matches February 17, 2012

    Nyon: Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri has lost his appeal to UEFA challenging a two-match touchline ban, and is barred from the Champions League round-of-16 matches against Chelsea. UEFA increased Mazzarri's punishment for "improper conduct," after he pushed Villarreal forward Nilmar to protest time-wasting tactics during a group match in December. UEFA says...
  • Sutil appeals against sentence for Shanghai brawl February 9, 2012

    Berlin: Former Force India Formula One driver Adrian Sutil has lodged an appeal against last week's 18-month suspended sentence for a nightclub brawl, his agent said on Wednesday. Sutil, 29, received the sentence and a 200,000-Euro fine for causing grievous bodily harm in a Shanghai nightclub brawl last year where...
  • Gilani files appeal against SC summons in contempt case February 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Citing precedents set by apex courts in countries like India, Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court seeking suspension of its order summoning him for framing of contempt charges over his failure to reopen graft cases against the President. The 200-page intra-court appeal,...
  • Misbah non-committal on reduction of Aamer ban February 3, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Thursday that he was saddened by the case of former paceman Mohammad Aamer, who was released from a jail in Britain this week after pleading guilty to corruption and spot-fixing. The 19-year-old was freed from Portland Prison in England on Wednesday after serving half...
  • SC admits CBI appeals in Pandya murder case January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted the appeals filed by the CBI and Gujarat government challenging the acquittal by the High Court of 12 convicts in the murder of former Home Minister Haren Pandya. A bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chalameshwar admitted the appeal filed by the investigating...
  • Butt and Amir to stay imprisoned November 24, 2011

    London: The appeals of Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir have been dismissed by a Lord Chief Justice, leaving their jail terms as handed down earlier this month in a London court. The pair, who had been found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and accept corrupt payments in the...
  • Butt and Amir appeals to be heard next week November 18, 2011

    London: Britain's top judge will next Wednesday hear appeals by Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Amir against their sentences for spot-fixing, a judicial official said. Former Pakistan captain Butt, 27, was on November 3 sentenced to two and a half years in prison and fast bowler Amir, 19, was sentenced...
  • Amir allowed to appeal against jail sentence November 12, 2011

    London: Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir was given permission at a London court on Friday to appeal against his six-month jail sentence for his part in the spot-fixing betting scam. The fast bowler, 19, was sentenced to serve six months in a British young offenders' institute last week after pleading guilty to...
  • Packaging chemical could cheat men of sex appeal June 30, 2011

    London: A chemical found in food packaging could cheat a man of his virility and ability to attract females, a research said. For instance, the study showed how male mice exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA) as babies became feminised. Study author Cheryl Rosenfeld, associate professor at the University of Missouri, US, said...