Court Cases

  • Egypt court acquits Morsi critics of inciting violence July 8, 2013

    Cairo: A group of leading Egyptian activists on trial for inciting violence during protests against former President Mohamed Morsi were acquitted on Sunday by a court in Cairo, state news agency MENA reported, days after M0rsi was ousted by the armed forces. The eleven defendants including Alaa Abdel Fattah, Ahmed...
  • Stigma stays forever for the acquitted in terror cases November 28, 2012

    Srinagar/Mumbai: After the acquittal of the Lajpat Nagar blast accused after 16 years in jail, a debate is raging on over the credibility of the police investigation. The question is whether it is a case of innocents being incarcerated for decades or are criminals being set free due to a...
  • No compromise in heinous crime cases, rules SC September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Criminal proceedings in heinous and serious criminal offences cannot be quashed by courts on the ground that the accused and the victim have compromised, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. "Heinous and serious offences of mental depravity or offences like murder, rape, dacoity, etc cannot be fittingly quashed even...
  • Sikh body wants action against Ajay Devgn August 29, 2012

    Chandigarh: Claiming that Sikhs are being shown in a bad light in the 'Son of Sardaar' trailer, the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has urged the clergy to take action against actor-producer Ajay Devgn. In a letter to Akal Takht head Gurbachan Singh, AISSF president Karnail Singh demanded action against...
  • Pomersbach lawyer denies confession May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The lawyer of Luke Pomersbach, the Australian player of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), denied on Monday that the cricketer had confessed to the police of having inadvertently touched or molested US citizen Zohail Hameed. Counsel Neeraj Chaudhry told IANS that his client did not make any confession to...
  • Force India to pay $1 million in legal costs May 5, 2012

    London: The Force India Formula One team must pay legal costs of more than $1 million Dollars within two weeks after a copyright case involving rivals Caterham and the operators of an Italian wind tunnel, a judge ruled on Friday. Court sources said Mr Justice Arnold awarded Mike Gascoyne, Caterham's chief...
  • Cairns 'vindicated' over Modi libel win April 5, 2012

    Canberra: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns feels 'complete vindication' and is ready for a new role in cricket after winning a libel action against former Indian Premier League (IPL) boss Lalit Modi. In the first libel action heard in England against a post on Twitter, Cairns, 41, was last...
  • Angry Cairns confronts Modi in court March 9, 2012

    London: Scenes on the fifth day of Chris Cairns' libel action against the suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi turned ugly when an angry Cairns tried to confront Modi in the courtroom. Hearing that the defence will not be calling Modi as a witness in the case, the New Zealander got agitated...
  • CJ: Citizen fights for justice July 23, 2011

    Meera turns citizen journalist to get justice for her dead husband. ...
  • Lohan to teach acting at homeless shelter April 29, 2011

    Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is planning to teach acting to people at a homeless shelter as part of her community service. The Los Angeles Downtown Women's Center want Lohan to help them in their theatre workshops, reports a website. A spokeswoman said they were "extremely interested in having Lindsay contribute her talents". "Lohan...
  • Dutt says Noorani issued threats through dons December 29, 2010

    Mumbai: A day after a court ordered the attachment of two properties of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt over a financial row with producer Shakeel Noorani, the actor's lawyer on Wednesday claimed that he received extortion calls from the underworld in 2005 at Noorani's behest. The film producer rubbished the allegation. "Sanjay Dutt...
  • Four US women accused of bizarre sex assault on man September 11, 2009

    Chilton (United States): A man whose penis was glued to his stomach testified in the court on Tuesday that a motel tryst with a girlfriend involving a bondage fantasy turned painful and humiliating after his wife, a second girlfriend and another woman burst into the room and harassed him because...
  • Court hearing against Slumdog Millionaire begins February 18, 2009

    New Delhi: A Bihar court on Wednesday began hearing a defamation case against the Indian cast of Oscar-nominated film Slumdog Millionaire and music maestro A.R. Rahman for allegedly "abusing slum dwellers". The court of the chief judicial magistrate here, after the day's hearing, slated the case for February 24, a court...
  • Congress, SP play hide-n-seek on Mulayam's wealth case February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: As per a CNN-IBN exclusive information, the Congress is trying to bail out Mulayam Singh Yadav in the disproportionate assets case against him. Two years ago the CBI wanted to lodge a corruption case against SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav. A confidential CBI report is expected to be placed before...
  • Anil Kapoor, Rahman sued for Slumdog... connection February 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Golden Globe award winning Slumdog Millionaire might be creating a lot of Oscar buzz, but back in India, the film is caught in controversies. On Tuesday, the Andheri Sessions Court in Mumbai admitted a PIL by Andheri Corporator Nicolas Almeida which alleges that the film's title is...
  • PPP distances itself from graft case against Nawaz Sharif September 4, 2008

    Islamabad: The ruling Pakistan People's Party today sought to distance itself from an anti-corruption watchdog's move to reopen graft cases against PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, with a minister saying the proceedings were initiated by former President Pervez Musharraf. The PML-N, which last week pulled out of the PPP-led government...
  • 26 cases against Kushboo transferred to one court May 1, 2008

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday dismissed a writ petition filed by Tamil star Kushboo, seeking to quash 26 cases filed against her in various lower courts in Tamil Nadu. Justice R Regupathy transferred all cases to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court in Egmore and directed that the trial be...
  • Zindagi Live: Men 'caught' on the wrong side of law April 27, 2008

    Meet survivors who have been falsely implicated and left in the lurch. ...
  • Kyunki's Lakshya drags Balaji, Ekta to court February 8, 2008

    Mumbai: The Queen of Indian soap operas, Ekta Kapoor, has been dragged to the court by an actor from her own camp. Actor Pulkit Samrat, who played Lakshya in Balaji's longest running soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court against Balaji...
  • Truth is our defence: Mid-Day Editor September 21, 2007

    Resident Editor of Mid-Day, Vitusha Oberoi, spoke with CNN-IBN from outside the Dlehi High Court on the line of defence that was taken in the court. CNN-IBN: What was the lawyer’s stand in the court? Oberoi: The lawyer did not take any different stand than what we did in the last hearing....
  • Ex-CJI accused of twisting laws to benefit builders September 21, 2007

    New Delhi: In 2006, Delhi's sealing drive dominated the streets. And the man at the centre of all this was the Chief justice of India YK Sabharwal. He retired seven-months back but now is being accused of malpractices during the sealing campaign. The Committee for Judicial accountability led by lawyers...
  • Maradona seen partying when he should be in court September 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona failed to turn up in court for the sixth time to offer his response against charges of a driving accident. Maradona was seen partying with Colombian singers Juanes and Carlos Vives in Colombia on Saturday, while he should have been in Argentina to face...
  • Now, Quattrocchi to sue Indian leaders June 20, 2007

    Buenos Aires: Fresh from a legal success in the extradition case against him, Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi now intends to sue unnamed Indian political leaders for carrying out 'political persecution' against him. Living just outside the Argentinean capital after his arrest on February 6 in Iguazu International Airport in Misiones province,...
  • Court cases may be telecast live June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government on Wednesday floated a new idea in Rajya Sabha saying that court proceedings of important cases should be telecast live on television. Home Minister Shivraj Patil said that the Government was considering the idea, but that they would need to consult a wider gambit of people including...
  • Astrologer predicts wrong, faces court March 3, 2007

    New Delhi: An astrologer in Tamil Nadu landed up in the court for allegedly predicting “long-life” for a dead man. Sivasamy, who makes astrological prediction, was summoned by a Madurai court, after it received a cheating complaint by one local Gopalakrishnan. The ancient palm leave manuscripts (believed to be written by...
  • Customer wins case against Nokia June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: A consumer forum on Saturday held Nokia India Private Limited (NIPL) guilty of "unfair trade practice and deficiency in service". The order came after Delhi-based Sameer Sharma filed a complaint that the mobile phone manufacturer had replaced his original handset, which had battery problem, with an "old and refurbished"...
  • Sharp rise in court cases by Armymen December 8, 2006

    New Delhi: There has been a sharp rise in the number of court cases filed by Army personnel in various High Courts and the Supreme Court against various authorities. The number stood at 8,000 as of this year, Defence Minister AK Antony told Lok Sabha in a in a written...