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  • HC directs Delhi government to ban e-rickshaws till August 14 3 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government to stop e-rickshaws from plying till August 14. The High Court has asked the Centre to form a policy guideline on e-rickshaws till then. The High Court took this step after a child died on Wednesday due to an...
  • Compensation given to relatives of terror victims is too small: Bombay High Court 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed dismay over the quantum of compensation (Rs 3 lakh) paid by the Centre to the families of those killed in terror attacks or bomb blasts, saying the amount was paltry. "If the sole bread winner dies in a...
  • SC allows Sahara chief Subrata Roy to hold talks to sell properties 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Sahara chief Subrata Roy, who has been in jail for the last five months, to use conference room in Tihar jail complex for negotiation with potential buyers of his luxury hotels in New York and London to raise Rs 10,000 crore to...
  • Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani granted bail in Naroda Patiya case 23 hours 7 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: In some relief for former state minister Maya Kodnani, the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to her in the Naroda Patiya riots case. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Kodnani, who was made the Gujarat minister of state for...
  • DMK writes to Vice-President; seeks Katju's removal as PCI Chairman 23 hours 47 minutes ago

    Chennai: DMK on Wednesday shot off a letter to the Vice-President and Supreme Court Chief Justice, seeking removal of Press Council Chairman Markandeya Katju saying a person with continuous outbursts and temperamental behaviour is not fit for holding office. "DMK is submitting this representation to bring to your notice the various...
  • National Herald case: Congress to move Delhi High Court today Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Congress party will move the Delhi High Court in the National Herald case on Wednesday. Party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi are likely to be advocates in the case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned last month after BJP leader...
  • Judicial Appointments Bill in parliament likely next week Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government is considering bringing the Judicial Appointments Bill in Parliament next week after consultations within the party. According to sources, the government is initiating discussions within to bring the new bill for appointments in the judiciary to help bring transparency in the process of judicial appointments. The issue gained...
  • Is it time to scrap the collegium system? Yesterday

    After the controversy generated by former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju's allegation of corruption in judiciary, the Centre on Monday pushed for reforms in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has began consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system, whereby judges appoint judges. ...
  • Rape, murder charges can't be quashed despite settlement: SC Yesterday

    New Delhi: Criminal proceedings in grave offences like rape and murder cannot be quashed despite the victim and the accused reaching a compromise and coming to an amicable settlement, the Supreme court has ruled saying it will have harmful effect on society. A bench of justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and NV...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal Yesterday

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Jurists back Centre, say the system of selection of judges needs to be changed 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In the fallout of the Justice Markandey Katju controversy, the government has pushed for reform in the judicial appointment process. The Law Ministry has started consultations to prepare a draft to change the collegium system. After a meeting with the Law Minister and eminent jurists, Attorney General Mukul...
  • Calcutta High Court directs CID to probe, submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal CID to investigate and submit a report on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal hate speech by September 1. The court pulled up the West Bengal Police for gross dereliction of duty and for turning a blind eye on the complaints registered...
  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti 3 days ago

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • Government to allow women Army officers to command certain battalions 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In a major step to increase role of women in armed forces, the NDA government is going to allow lady officers to command battalions in Army's branches such as aviation, engineers and signal. The government is planning to file an affadavit in the Supreme Court where it will say...
  • Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC notice against Ashok Chavan 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has stayed the Election Commission showcause notice against former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. The Election Commission had issued a notice to Chavan for failing to lodge his election expenses as per law in the 2009 paid news case. The EC had on July...
  • Undertrial accused escapes from court, police official accompanying him found missing 4 days ago

    An undertrial accused in a murder case escaped from a local court in Sitapur after which the cop accompanying him also went missing, police said on Sunday. Sunny Singh, who was in jail since 2009 in a murder and gangster case, was taken to the court with head constable Ajai Pal...
  • Draft to amend Juvenile Justice Act approved, sent to Cabinet for approval 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Law Ministry on Friday approved the Juvenile Justice Act amendment draft. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has circulated the draft to the ministries to be placed for Cabinet's approval. According to sources, Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi had on Tuesday sent the draft with amendments in...
  • HC to frame issues against Kejriwal and Bharti on poll expenses 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday kept two separate election pleas of BJP leaders against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and ex-law minister Somnath Bharti for framing of issues for allegedly exceeding poll expenses limit. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra, who lost the election...
  • Supreme Court issues notice to Centre on Nalini's plea 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre on a plea by S Nalini, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, challenging the law mandating Centre's approval for her release and that of six other convicts. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha sought...
  • Coalgate: SC appoints Special Judge, SPP for coalgate 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar to preside over the Special Court set up for exclusively holding trial in cases of coal block allocation scam and named senior advocate RS Cheema as Special Public Prosecutor to conduct prosecution of the high and mighty...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC sends notice to Centre on convict Nalini's plea 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sent a notice to the Centre on a petition filed by one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Nalini had challenged Section 435(1) of Criminal Procedure Code that mandated the Tamil Nadu government to consult the Centre before releasing seven...
  • SC questions Centre over 'laxity' in acid attack cases 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over rising incidents of acid attacks in the country. It has issued a notice to the Central government and states on what steps it is taking to rehabilitate the acid attack victims. The court has also hit out at the government saying,...
  • Sahara chief seeks SC permission to shift to Tihar guest house 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Sahara chief Subrata Roy, currently in jail on charges of investor fraud, wants to shift into a guest house in Tihar Jail. He has moved the Supreme Court for the same saying he needs to hold negotiations to sell his assets in India and abroad to meet his...
  • Coalgate: CBI registers 2 fresh cases 6 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI on Thursday registered two fresh cases in coal blocks allocation scam against two firms in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh following a direction from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). CBI had earlier decided to close the case against these two companies but on orders from the Supreme Court, the...
  • Chennai court to hear tax case against CM Jaya on August 7 6 days ago

    Chennai: A court on adjourned the income tax return cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to August 7. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy allowed the petitions of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala seeking adjournment citing pendency of their plea for compounding the alleged offences against them...
  • Delhi HC 'pained' by violence against Northeast people 6 days ago

    New Delhi: 'Pained' by continuing incidents of violence against people from Northeast despite its orders, the Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a report from the government on the steps taken by it to curb "the menace plaguing the society". A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw...
  • Centre seeks views from political parties on procedure of appointing judges 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With an intent to bring amendments in the procedure of appointment of judges, the Law Ministry has sought inputs from political parties over the procedure. The NDA government has been mulling a Constitutional Amendment Bill to set up a Judicial Appointments Commission to replace the present collegium system....
  • Justice Ganguly backs Katju's claim of political interference in judiciary 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly has backed Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju's claim of alleged political interference in judiciary appointments. Ganguly has criticised the current collegium system of appointing judges. Ganguly said that many eminent judges, who would have otherwise qualified for a post...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook July 23, 2014

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...