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  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application 23-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf will have to wait for two weeks to learn if he will be allowed to go abroad to visit his ailing mother after a court on Wednesday adjourned the case till May 7. Musharraf, who is in Karachi for medical treatment and to...
  • Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy temple in pitiable state: Amicus Curae to SC 23-04-2014 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Amicus Curae on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that Kerala's Padmanabhaswamy temple is in a pitiable condition. The Amicus Curae told the court that the kallaras or the place where the temple gold has been stored has to be sealed and the keys have to be in...
  • 2,700 more Muzaffarnagar riots victims apply for relief aid 23-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Twenty-seven hundred more victims of Muzaffarnagar riots have applied for relief at the collector's office, district administration said. "2,700 riot victims from different riot-hit villages have applied for relief and their applications are under scrutiny," Additional District Magistrate Inder Mani Tripathi said. "District administration has so far provided relief of...
  • SC forms panel for guidelines on government ads showing politicians 23-04-2014 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a committee for framing guidelines to prevent misuse of public funds by the government and its authorities in giving advertisements in newspapers and television to get political mileage. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that substantive guidelines are...
  • Delhi HC pulls up Chief Secretary on water logging in city 23-04-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi Chief Secretary on the water-logging issue in the city. Chiding the Delhi government, the High Court said, "Nothing is happening according to the master plan. What are you doing? Have you seen in what condition people are living...
  • 'Indian roads are giant killers', says Supreme Court 22-04-2014 11:38 PM

    Indian roads have proved to be giant killers demanding immediate remedial action, the Supreme Court said and appointed a three-member committee to monitor steps taken by the Centre and state governments to ensure road safety and to curb growing number of accidents. It directed all government departments, which are looking...
  • ND Tiwari is the biological father of Rohit Shekhar: HC 22-04-2014 11:29 PM

    Bringing the curtain down on the over six-year long paternity row, the Delhi high court on Tuesday held that ND Tiwari is the biological father of 32-year-old Rohit Shekhar and restrained the veteran Congress leader from disowning this in public. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw considered the DNA test result that...
  • Government committed contempt over order on black money, rules SC 22-04-2014 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the government for doing nothing to comply with its July 2011 order directing it to disclose the names of Indians who have stashed away money in foreign banks. located in Liechtenstein. The details of Indian account holders in banks of Liechtenstein,...
  • SC bars lawyer held guilty of sexual harassment from its premises 22-04-2014 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday barred an advocate from entering its premises after he was held guilty of sexual harassment. Advocate CS Nagesh was barred from entering the court premises for a period of six months. As per the new rape law of India, sexual harassment can attract...
  • PIL in Delhi HC against Vadra over land deals, corruption charges 22-04-2014 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in Delhi High Court against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra demanding criminal investigation against him over alleged land and other corruption related charges. The matter is likely to come up for hearing in the court on Wednesday. This comes after Priyanka...
  • IPL Scandal: Justice Mudgal agrees to continue probe, BCCI panel opposed 22-04-2014 04:39 PM

    Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee is now just awaiting Supreme Court's nod to continue its probe into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case after the three-member panel proposed by the BCCI faced objection from petitioner Aditya Verma in the court on Tuesday, after which SC turned back to...
  • Muslim body asks SC to take suo motu notice of hate speeches and intervene 22-04-2014 02:56 PM

    An umbrella body of Muslim organisations has urged the Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the recent cases of alleged hate speeches by some Sangh Parivar leaders. "The SC should step in," All India Muslim Majlis-e- Mushawarat President Zafarul Islam Khan said alleging that "a dangerous polarisation of...
  • Sahai Commission records statements of 125 Muzaffarnagar riots victims 22-04-2014 02:38 PM

    The one-member Sahai Commission probing into the Muzaffarnagar riots has recorded statements of 125 victims, district authorities said on Tuesday. Constituted by the UP government and led by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, the commission completed recording statements of 125 riots victims in Muzzaffarnagar on...
  • SC to hear plea against criminalising gay sex in open court 22-04-2014 02:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a curative petition on gay rights in an open court. The petition was filed by gay rights activists demanding decriminalising gay sex. The plea challenged the Supreme Court verdict which held gay sex illegal. The apex court in December 2013...
  • Delhi HC declares Rohit Shekhar as natural son of ND Tiwari 22-04-2014 02:10 PM

    After a six-year legal battle, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday declared veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari as the biological father of Rohit Shekhar. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also injuncted Tiwari from denying in public that Shekhar is not his natural born son. After hearing the verdict, Shekhar's mother...
  • IPL scandal: Petitioner objects to BCCI panel, SC turns to Mudgal Committee 22-04-2014 11:39 AM

    The BCCI on Tuesday proposed its new three-member probe panel to the Supreme Court to investigate into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, but after objection from petitioner Aditya Verma, the SC turned back to Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee asking it to respond by 2 p.m. if...
  • IPL Scandal: Probe-panel member Justice Patel related to interim BCCI president Yadav 21-04-2014 08:25 PM

    In another major development in the IPL scandal and a day before an important Supreme Court hearing, member of the probe panel proposed by the BCCI, former Calcutta High Court Chief Justice JN Patel confirmed to CNN-IBN on Monday that he is the brother-in-law of interim BCCI president Shivlal Yadav....
  • Asaram sexual assault case: Prosecution completes arguments in Jodhpur court 21-04-2014 05:27 PM

    The prosecution on Monday completed its arguments in the case of alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl by self-styled godman Asaram Bapu. "We completed our arguments today... The defence will cross-examine the girl on April 25," said public prosecutor RL Meena. He said examination of the girl was completed...
  • SC lifts ban on iron ore mining in Goa, caps it at 20 mn tonnes per yr 21-04-2014 03:01 PM

    New Delhi: In a big relief for the miners in Goa, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted the ban on mining of iron ore in the coastal state. The apex court also put a cap on the permitted mining in the state. The top court said not more than 20...
  • Will deposit Rs 3,000 cr within 3 days of Roy's release: Sahara to SC 21-04-2014 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Sahara group has made a new proposal to the Supreme Court in the investors' payment case. It has now proposed to deposit Rs 3,000 crore within three days of its chief Subrata Roy's release. Sahara has also said that it will pay an additional Rs 3,000 crore...
  • Justice G Rohini becomes Delhi HC's first woman Chief Justice 21-04-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday got its first woman Chief Justice. Justice G Rohini took her oath as the first woman Chief Justice of the court, almost 47 years after it was established. An alumni of Osmania University in Hyderabad, Justice Rohini was the senior-most judge of...
  • Reply in 4 weeks why Tejpal shouldn't get bail: SC to Goa government 21-04-2014 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Goa government on Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal's bail plea in the rape and sexual assault case against him. The apex court has asked Goa to reply in four weeks on why Tejpal should not be given bail. Tejpal had...
  • Sanjay Patel walked out of BCCI meet after altercation with Shashank Manohar 21-04-2014 11:14 AM

    Kolkata: There was a lot of drama at the BCCI's emergent working committee meeting at the Mumbai headquarters on Sunday as an altercation between secretary Sanjay Patel and former president Shashank Manohar led to the former walking out of the meeting. The Baroda man was however persuaded by some of...
  • 2G case: Hearing of A Raja's statement adjourned till May 5 21-04-2014 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday adjourned the hearing in the 2G case, giving more time to 17 accused to prepare their statements. The court was supposed to record the statements of former Telecom Minister A Raja and 16 other accused facing trial in the 2G case. However, the...
  • Watch: The election that isn't with Cyrus Broacha 20-04-2014 04:23 PM

    In this episode of 'The election that isn't', Cyrus Brocha takes on former Media advisor to the Prime Minister, Sanjaya Baru's book 'The Accidental Prime Ministers', Supreme Court verdict on transgenders. He also walks in the streets of Mumbai and takes the views of Mumbaikars on the 2014 Lok Sabha...
  • Defamation case: Court warns Kejriwal to appear on May 24 or face action 19-04-2014 01:38 PM

    A Delhi court on Saturday warned Arvind Kejriwal and three other AAP leaders that it would initiate "coercive process" if they fail to appear before it on May 24 in a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's lawyer son Amit Sibal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM)...
  • SC ruling on telcos audit may apply to other areas: FICCI 18-04-2014 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Stating that the Supreme Court's ruling to allow CAG to audit accounts of telecom firms may have 'much wider ramifications' and could be applied to other areas subsequently, FICCI on Friday said the episode raises serious questions on the sanctity of Indian contracts. The Supreme Court on Thursday...
  • Delhi HC upholds conviction of man for rape, murder of 3-year-old girl 18-04-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of a 56-year-old man for brutally raping and murdering a three-year-old girl, saying the offence fits the description of a crime of "exceptional depravity". The court, however, deferred its decision to July 11 as to whether the convict be sent...
  • Pakistan court rejects Musharraf's plea against prosecutor 18-04-2014 03:10 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's special court hearing the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his petition against the appointment of the prosecutor. Registrar Abdul Ghani, while announcing the court's decision on the petition filed by 70-year-old Musharraf, declared it inadmissible for hearing and rejected it. In...
  • Will pay Rs 2,500 cr in 4 days: Sahara's new proposal for Subrata Roy's release 18-04-2014 11:02 AM

    Sahara group on Thursday told Supreme court it is willing to pay Rs 2,500 crore within four days and another Rs 2,500 crore in cash within 60 days for release of its chief Subrata Roy and two directors. Appearing before a bench of justices KS Radhakrishnan and JS Khehar, senior...