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  • SC stays summons issued to Manmohan Singh, 5 others in Talabira coal block allocation scam case 18 hours 59 minutes ago

    In a big relief for former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court has stayed the summons issued to him in the Talabira coal block allocation scam case. The court has admitted Manmohan Singh's petition seeking to quash the summons issued to him by a special CBI court. The apex...
  • Court urged to reject claim of Salman Khan's driver 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The prosecution in Salman Khan's hit-and-run case here on Wednesday made a fervent plea before the court to reject the claim of the Bollywood actor's driver that he was driving the killer vehicle when it left one pavement dweller dead in 2002. Resuming the final arguments in the ongoing re-trial...
  • 68-year-old man jailed for 10 years for raping minor in temple Yesterday

    New Delhi: A 68-year-old man has been sent to 10 years in jail for sexually assaulting a minor girl in a temple by a Delhi court which observed that children are a supremely important asset. Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan awarded the jail term to Jaipal, a resident of Mangolpuri,...
  • Demolish unauthorised construction in MA Chidambaram Stadium: SC Yesterday

    The Supreme Court said on Tuesday that the three stands (I,J,K) of the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will not be used for seating spectators during cricket matches as they do not conform to regulations and public safety and their unauthorised parts need to be demolished. "Your starting point was wrong....
  • SC asks for tougher law to curb rash, negligent driving, Centre turns a deaf ear Yesterday

    New Delhi: Even after the Supreme Court asked Parliament to work on a tougher law to curb rash and negligent driving, the government has diluted a bill proposing tough measures. India registered highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths reported in 2013. On...
  • Penal provisions in Road Safety Bill diluted: Do our laws need to be stricter? Yesterday

    India is home to highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths were reported in 2013. The Supreme Court on Monday said, "Drivers feel they are the 'Emperors of all they survey'. The pedestrians think of uncertainty and civilized persons drive in constant fear....
  • Drunken driver is like a suicide bomber: Delhi court Yesterday

    New Delhi: A drunken driver is like a suicide bomber who has set out to kill himself and other road users, a city court said on Tuesday and proposed stingent punishment to the offenders. The court made these observations while setting aside the sentence of an autorickshaw driver who found driving...
  • Kerala High Court allows bars in five-star hotels to serve liquor Yesterday

    Thiruvanthapuram: Kerala High Court Division Bench on Tuesday upheld the state liquor policy and will only bars in five-star hotels in the state will be allowed to serve liquor in the state. The order also meant that bars in four-star hotels and heritage resorts will be shut down. The court has upheld...
  • SC says no to Jat students' plea seeking reservation in admission to PG medical courses 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected plea of Jat students seeking reservation in admission to Post Graduate (PG) medical and dental courses. Supreme Court rejects plea, saying that at the time of All India counselling these Jat students were treated as Other Backward Class (OBCs). "There is no...
  • SC issues notice to LK Advani, 20 others in Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and 17 other BJP and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case. The 21 notices have been issued over a petition...
  • SC to hold final hearing in Babri demolition conspiracy case today 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up on April 1 for final hearing the CBI's appeal challenging 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict discharging of LK Advani and 19 other senior leaders of BJP and Hindu outfits the charges of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri...
  • Light sentences for negligent driving 'mockery of justice': SC to lawmakers 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • SC irked over road accidents, asks lawmakers to re-visit law 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • All married women's suicides can't be due to harassment: Court 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Every suicide by married women cannot be presumed to have been caused by harassment by the husbands or in-laws, a Delhi court said on Monday and acquitted a man giving him the benefit of doubt. "Minor incidents of beatings on small issues can take place in any household...
  • Rahul Gandhi may come back on April 10, likely to attend rally against Land Bill: sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Missing in action for over a month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to return next month. According to sources, Rahul may come back on April 10 and could attend rally against Land Bill in the national capital on April 19. On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, while...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC acquits man who 'criticised' wife for being dark 3 days ago

    Madurai: A man cannot be convicted on charges of instigating his wife to commit suicide just because he criticised her for being dark, ruled the Madras High Court on Sunday. Justice M Sathyanarayanan of Madurai, allowing a petition filed by Paramasivam against a lower court order, said "criticising the wife...
  • My driver was driving; a false case has been registered against me: Salman Khan on 2002 hit and run case 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Dressed in a white shirt, actor Salman Khan walked inside the Mumbai sessions court to record his statement under Section 313 of CrPC -- a right that every accused has to explain the evidences against him. He answered the questions posed by the sessions court for almost 4 hours....
  • Hit-and-run case: Court rejects Salman Khan's plea for adjournment 1 week ago

    Mumbai: A court here on Wednesday declined a plea by Bollywood actor Salman Khan to adjourn for three weeks the recording of his statement in the 2002 hit-and-run case, due to start on March 27. Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande ordered Salman Khan to remain present in the court Friday when his...
  • Intend to prohibit liquor in phased manner: Kerala government to HC 1 week ago

    Kochi: Total prohibition or complete liberalisation of liquor was not its policy, the state government told the Kerala High Court. Arguing on behalf of the state on a batch of appeals against its liquor policy for 2014-15 before a division bench, senior Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal said the government...
  • Satisfied with government's steps on swine flu: Delhi High Court 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the central and city governments to deal with swine flu, saying "no case of the failure of administration is made out for this court to step in". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and...
  • Rescue plan for Sahara in doubt as Spanish bank BBVA denies loan 1 week ago

    Mumbai: A rescue plan for Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday, when Spanish bank BBVA SA denied offering a credit line to the bank, scuppering the conglomerate's claims it would use it to help secure bail for its jailed boss. Sahara, once one of India's most high-profile firms, told the...
  • CBI files closure report in 1984 anti-sikh riots case, gives clean chit to accused Jagdish Tytler March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a closure report in the 1984 anti-sikh riots case giving a clean chit to accused Jagdish Tytler. The closure report was filed in December 2014 but the court has not yet taken cognisance of the matter. Protesting against the clean chit...
  • Manmohan Singh moves Supreme Court against CBI court summons in coal scam March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday moved Supreme Court challenging the special CBI court order in the coal block allocation scam case. The former PM has been named as an accused in the Talabira coal block allocation case. Singh may ask the court to quash the order and...
  • Row over degree: Delhi Law Minister Tomar to reply on BJP leader's plea March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response from city's Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on a BJP leader's plea seeking setting aside of his election from Tri Nagar assembly constituency over alleged wrong declaration of educational qualification in the nomination papers. Justice Manmohan issued notice to the Minister...
  • Victory for free speech: Bollywood rejoices after scraping of 66A March 25, 2015

    Mumbai: After the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act on Tuesday, many well known faces from Bollywood, including Gul Panag, Ayushmann Khurana, Konkana Sensharma, and Shekhar Kapur, welcomed the verdict. The court held that Section 66A violated Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution that guaranteed freedom...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act: Is it biggest win for free speech online? March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC strikes down Section 66A of IT Act March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • Vesting of coal blocks subject to outcome of pleas: Delhi HC March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre's final vesting orders with regard to three coal blocks would be subject to the final outcome of pleas of companies which were prior allotees and had challenged the 2014 Coal Ordinance provisions. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and...