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  • Rapist can be awarded lesser punishment for special reasons: Supreme Court 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that a rape convict can be awarded lesser punishment if courts find "adequate and special" reasons for doing so. Though a bench of justices M Y Eqbal and Pinaki Chandra Ghose upheld the conviction of Madhya Pradesh resident Ravindra in a 20-year-old rape case,...
  • Strongman-turned-politician DP Yadav convicted of murder by a Dehradun court 23 hours 8 minutes ago

    Dehradun: Strongman-turned-politician DP Yadav has been convicted of murder by a Dehradun court. Four people including DP Yadav, Pal Singh, Karan Yadav, and Praneet Bhati have been held guilty in Mahendra Singh Bhati murder case. A special CBI court declared the four guilty on Saturday. The court will pronounce quantum of punishment...
  • Some staff say Sahara has not paid salaries for months Yesterday

    Mumbai: Some staff at conglomerate Sahara say they haven't been paid for several months, as the company tries to raise $1.6 billion to bail its boss Subrata Roy out of jail. Reuters interviewed 11 employees independently contacted in separate units in Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow this week, and found workers at...
  • Supreme Court to hear Vodafone's plea against inter-connection usage charges on March 9 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday deferred to March 9 the hearing on a plea of telecom firm Vodafone India against TRAI's recent tariff regulations by which inter-connection usage charges (IUC) have been revised. A bench of justices J Chelameswar and RK Agrawal adjourned the hearing as the matter was...
  • Railway Budget 2015: HC tells Railways to reconsider commuters' security policy 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Railways to reconsider its policy on providing security to commuters in long-distance trains while hearing a petition filed by a young woman who lost her leg after being was pushed out of a moving train as she was chasing a thief...
  • Judgment in Salman Khan's illegal arms case deferred 4 days ago

    Jaipur: The judgment of a court in Jodhpur in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been deferred. Court to decide on applications filed by prosecution requesting examination of 9 witnesses of the case. "The case relates to both possession and use of...
  • Judgement in Salman Khan's illegal arms case today 4 days ago

    Jaipur: A court in Jodhpur will on Wednesday pronounce its judgment in a case of possession and use of illegal arms by Bollywood actor Salman Khan. "The case relates to both possession and use of illegal arms and the chief judicial magistrate's court has kept Feb 25 for judgment," public prosecutor...
  • Government fails to place probe report against Director-General of CRPF in Odisha High Court 5 days ago

    Cuttack: The State Vigilance Directorate on Tuesday failed to submit the preliminary enquiry report in the Orissa High court basing on which a graft case was registered against senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra who is now the Director-General of CRPF. The High Court had last week asked the vigilance to produce...
  • Pak court adjourns hearing on Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's plea against detention 5 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, against his detention under a public security act as the judge did not turn up. "Islamabad High Court judge Noorul Haq Qureshi was on leave today therefore the hearing...
  • World Cup: Petition filed against Pakistan's poor performance 5 days ago

    Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing World Cup. The team has lost both their matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket...
  • Former Maldivian president Nasheed dragged by security forces, to remain in jail till final verdict 6 days ago

    Male: A day after he was arrested, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday was virtually dragged by the security forces to be presented before the Criminal Court, which ruled that the opposition leader will remain in custody until the case against him was complete. 47-year-old Nasheed was arrested on Sunday...
  • Yadav Singh case: High Court direction to UP government 6 days ago

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed Uttar Pradesh government to file within a week its notification appointing the judicial commission to go into the suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh's case. The Lucknow bench of the HC permitted the petitioner to file objections against it, if any, within a week...
  • Supreme Court begins hearing on "interference" by CBI Director Sinha in Coalgate probe 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday commenced hearing on a plea seeking appointment of a Special Investigation Team to examine allegations of interference and scuttling of probe into the coal block allocation scam by former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, who has refuted the charges. The apex court said it would hear...
  • Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi challenges detention 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, on Monday challenged his detention under a public security act in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), saying the government has detained him on "illegal grounds". "We have challenged the detention of Mr Lakhvi in the IHC. The government has detained him on...
  • Coal auction to raise Rs1.47 lakh crore boost jobs: Vedanta Chief 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Coal block auctions will fetch a whopping Rs 1.47 lakh crore and boost job creation, mining baron Anil Agarwal, who heads Vedanta Resources, said on Monday. "Coal auction will earn Rs 1.47 lakh crore and boost jobs: Mining...
  • Supreme Court upset with Srinivasan for chairing BCCI meet 6 days ago

    The Supreme Court came down heavily on N Srinivasan stating that chairing the meeting is in violation of the Supreme Court order and expected Srinivasan to act with some amount of sagacity....
  • TERI chief RK Pachauri seeks anticipatory bail in a sexual harassment case 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Director General of The Energy Research Institute (TERI) Dr Rjaendra Kumar Pachauri has moved an anticipatory bail application in New Delhi's Saket court on Monday. He is seeking stay on a possible arrest in an alleged sexual harassment case. The Delhi High Court had given him protection...
  • Anthony Mackie convicted of driving under influence 1 week ago

    New York: 'The Captain America: Civil War' actor Anthony Mackie has been convicted of driving under influence in November 2013. Mackie, 36, was found guilty of the violation and sentenced to complete a drunken driving program and pay fines after a bench trial in Manhattan Criminal Court, reported the New York...
  • Kiran Bedi joining BJP a mistake: Prashant Bhushan February 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Saturday it was a mistake on the part of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi to join the BJP after being a part of the anti-corruption movement. "I think it was a mistake for her to join the BJP. Because we all know...
  • Nitish Katara case: Delhi HC refuses early hearing of Vikas Yadav parole plea February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday declined early hearing of a parole plea moved by Vikas Yadav, serving 30 years jail term without remission for the murder of Nitish Katara, saying the application if taken after one month will not make any difference. Justice AK Pathak refused to...
  • Supreme Court asks J&K High Court to spell out steps for holding Bar Council poll February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registry of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to file an affidavit spelling out the steps taken by it for holding of State Bar Council elections, which have not been conducted for the past 30 years. After it was informed that a...
  • Delhi High Court seeks Centre's reply on Bhushan's plea for passport renewal February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a plea by lawyer Prashant Bhushan seeking a direction for renewal of his passport with full validity of 10 years after he was re-issued a passport only for one year due to pending cases against him. Justice...
  • 35-year-old South African jailed for 1,535 years for raping 29 women February 20, 2015

    Johannesburg: A 35-year-old serial rapist has been jailed for 1,535 years by a South African court here for sexually assaulting as many as 29 women over a period of five years, media reports said on Friday. Albert Morake's reign of terror in the Tembisa area of Gauteng province began in...
  • Doordarshan can share feed of WC matches with private cable operators: SC February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) can continue to share live feed of cricket World Cup matches with private cable operators as the Supreme Court on Friday granted a stay on the Delhi High Court order in this regard. The High Court had allowed the plea of Star India Ltd, which...
  • Delhi Government: Hawkers and vendors not to be removed February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief for street vendors and hawkers, Delhi government has ordered civic bodies and police not to remove them if they have been doing their business for years at a particular place. The government's move comes after several street hawkers complained to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Gujarat High Court gives notice to State Government on PIL alleging callousness on swine flu February 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday asked the state government to spell out the steps it has taken to check the spread of swine flu in the state where over 170 deaths have been reported. The court notice came after a PIL accused the state government of "callousness" in tackling...
  • Additional spectrum case: 2G court to hear arguments from March 4 February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The special 2G court would start hearing from next month arguments on framing of charges in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, in which CBI has chargesheeted former Telecom Secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three telecom firms. Special CBI Judge OP Saini fixed the matter for March 4 to...
  • Provide exact details of roadside statues, temples, flagposts: Madras HC February 19, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench on Thursday directed a PIL petitioner to provide exact details on roadside statues, temples and flagposts which disturbed free traffic flow and caused accidents so it could pass appropriate orders. "Affidavits should not be of general nature, it should...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • Bihar: Big blow to Manjhi, HC bars 4 rebel JDU MLAs from voting on confidence motion on Friday February 19, 2015

    Patna: In a big blow to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, the Patna High Court on Thursday barred four rebel Janata Dal United MLAs from voting during the confidence motion on Friday. The order of a HC double bench is likely to have a substantial effect on Manjhi's support...