Courts

  • Protesting lawyers vandalise Ghaziabad court complex 17-04-2014 09:52 PM

    A protest by lawyers demanding action against some policemen for allegedly misbehaving with a former bar association official turned violent on Thursday, with some of them vandalising properties in the Ghaziabad court complex. Lawyers have been protesting in Ghaziabadfor the past two days against the police for allegedly not taking...
  • MP High Court rejects pleas seeking CBI probe into MPPEB scam 17-04-2014 09:33 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court has rejected a bunch of petitions seeking a CBI probe into the MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. A total of 14 petitions, demanding investigation by the central agency into the scam were filed in the High Court pertaining to irregularities in selection/ appointments made...
  • BCCI Working Committee to discuss Supreme Court case 17-04-2014 07:40 PM

    Mumbai: Heeding to the demands of some affiliated state units, the BCCI has decided to convene an emergent Working Committee meeting here on April 20 to take stock of the developments relating to the case before the Supreme Court regarding IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. "BCCI Working Committee meeting has...
  • Odisha: Court acquits 11 in Kandhamal riot case 17-04-2014 05:54 PM

    A local court in Odisha acquitted 11 persons due to lack of evidence in a case related to communal riots in Odisha's Kandhamal district. Additional District Judge (ADJ), Phulbani Rajendra Kumar Tosh on Wednesday acquitted all the 11 persons arrested in connection with the murder of Gopan Nayak of Gandagada...
  • Hopeful SC will review decision on homosexuality ban in India: UN 17-04-2014 04:29 PM

    The UN has expressed hope that the Indian Supreme Court's verdict recognising transgenders as a third gender will pave the way for the apex court to review its decision of upholding criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships. The historic ruling by India's Supreme Court to legally uphold rights of transgender people...
  • Police arrests 13 people accused in Muzaffarnagar riots 17-04-2014 03:08 PM

    Atleast 13 people were arrested for their role in the last year's riots in Muzaffarnagar, after the Supreme Court directed the state to expedite the process of bringing the accused to justice, police said on Thursday. Two murder accused, four accused of stoning, and seven others were arrested on Wednesday...
  • Monitoring gay rights situation in India: US 17-04-2014 11:45 AM

    The United States is monitoring the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender in India in particular after the Supreme Court ruled consensual homosexual activity as unconstitutional, a US official said. "Despite progress in equal rights for LGBT persons around the world, our work is far from finished," Richard E...
  • Six states call for BCCI's emergent working committee meeting 16-04-2014 09:35 PM

    New Delhi: At least six affiliated state units, including Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), have sought an emergent working committee meeting of the BCCI on Sunday to discuss matters related to the Supreme Court case regarding the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal. The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that N Srinivasan...
  • Crimes against women confined to pockets of Delhi: HC 16-04-2014 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that crimes against women in the national capital occur more often in a few "pockets" of the city, particularly areas which have undergone rapid urbanisation. A bench of acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul made the remarks after...
  • HC refuses to take up nursery admission matter citing SC order 16-04-2014 07:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to take up the nursery admission issue saying the Supreme Court has stayed the order and "we can't touch it" unless a clarification is issued by the apex court. A bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul...
  • Permit farmers to open bank accounts with Aadhar cards: Bombay HC 16-04-2014 06:59 PM

    The Bombay High Court suggested that the Maharashtra government should consider permitting farmers affected by un-seasonal hailstorms in several districts to open bank accounts on the basis of their Aadhar cards alone. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha made this suggestion to facilitate...
  • Noida Authority seals Supertech's two towers as per Allahabad High Court order 16-04-2014 06:21 PM

    Noida Authority today sealed realty firm Supertech's two 40-storey towers with more than 800 flats following the Allahabad High Court's order to demolish the buildings. The towers -- Apex and Ceyane -- have a combined 857 apartments, of which 600 were sold, and are a part of Supertech's Emerald Court...
  • Shocked that manual scavenging is practiced in these times: Bombay HC 16-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: Expressing anguish over Maharashtra government's apathy towards manual scavengers in the pilgrimage city of Pandharpur in Solapur district, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said it will shock the conscience of anybody to know that this inhuman practice continues unabated till date. "This is a serious issue. How can...
  • Gujarat: Court summons Kejriwal over violation of model code 16-04-2014 03:08 PM

    A local court in Kutch district of Gujarat on Wednesday issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to appear within ten days for alleged breach of model code of conduct during his 'fact finding' tour last month. Gandhidham Judicial Magistrate K D Prasad ordered...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots 16-04-2014 02:14 PM

    A one-member judicial commission constituted by the UP government to probe the Muzaffarnagar communal violence began its hearing on Wednesday. The commission led by Justice Vishnu Sahai, retired judge of Allahabad High Court, will record statements of riots victims in its sittings till April 21, district administration sources said. The...
  • Government women employees can get two-year leave for child care: SC 16-04-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that a woman employee of central government can get uninterrupted leave for two years for child care, which also includes needs like examination and sickness. A bench of justices SJ Mukhopadhaya and V Gopala Gowda set aside the order of Calcutta High...
  • SC says N Srinivasan among 13 names in sealed Mudgal committee report 16-04-2014 12:31 PM

    Resuming hearing into the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday revealed that the suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president N Srinivasan figures among the 13 people named in the sealed report submitted by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee....
  • IPL Scandal: Srinivasan seeks return as BCCI chief, SC to hear case today 16-04-2014 09:13 AM

    A Supreme Court hearing on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal will once again take centre stage on Wednesday and looks set to overshadow the opening match of seventh season of IPL between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders in Abu Dhabi later in the day. The...
  • Karunanidhi hails SC judgment on transgenders 15-04-2014 07:57 PM

    Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court verdict recognizing transgenders as third category of gender saying it brought a lot of joy to his party whom he said had strived for their welfare. In a statement in Chennai he said his previous government had constituted a...
  • N Srinivasan questions his removal as BCCI president, files affidavit 15-04-2014 04:30 PM

    N Srinivasan, the suspended BCCI president, on Tuesday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court questioning his removal from the top post of the Indian cricket board. On March 28, the Supreme Court had ordered removal of Srinivasan as BCCI president for a fair probe into the IPL spot-fixing and...
  • SC declines to stay trial court proceedings against Kejriwal, AAP leaders 15-04-2014 01:30 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stay the proceedings in the trial court in a defamation case filed by Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal's son Amit against former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP leaders Shazia Ilmi, Prashant Bhushan and Manish Sisodia. A bench comprising justices H L Dattu and...
  • Why SC's decision to recognise the third gender will change my life, writes transgender TV host and filmmaker Rose Venkatesan 15-04-2014 12:58 PM

    The Supreme Court of India directed the Indian Government to include a new gender category to include people who don't identify as the traditional male or female. My head spins as I write this. A combination of being woken up suddenly from heavy sleep and a sudden jerk of pleasant...
  • Justice G Rohini to be Delhi HC's first woman chief justice 15-04-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will get its first woman chief justice next week. Justice G Rohini, the senior most judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, will be heading the Delhi High Court. The court as of now has has nine women judges out of a strength of...
  • SC gives recognition to transgenders as the third gender, to get quota in jobs 15-04-2014 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has given recognition to transgenders as the third gender. The apex court has directed the Central and state governments to treat them as socially and economically backward classes. The governments have also been asked to provide reservation in jobs and education...
  • Pistorius 'using emotions as an escape', says prosecutor 14-04-2014 11:39 PM

    Pretoria: The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Monday accused the track star of using emotional breakdowns under cross-examination to evade answering questions about the night he killed his girlfriend. The Olympic and Paralympic sprinter, who faces life in prison if convicted of murdering Reeva Steenkamp, says he...
  • Fernando Verdasco wins US Men's Clay Court 14-04-2014 08:40 AM

    Houston: Fernando Verdasco won the US Men's Clay Court Championship on Sunday for his sixth ATP World Tour title and first since 2010, beating Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-3, 7-6 (4). The 30-year-old Verdasco ended a six-match losing streak in tournament finals. He also reached the doubles final and had...
  • Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco advance to Clay Court final 13-04-2014 10:22 AM

    Houston: Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, and the third-seeded Almagro advanced when American Sam Querrey pulled out because of a back injury. Almagro, a 12-time winner on...
  • Should the Supreme Court expand Sunil Gavaskar's role? 12-04-2014 12:46 PM

    In a historic judgment, albeit an interim one, the Supreme Court appointed ace former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar to take over the conduct of IPL7 and appointed senior-most of BCCI vice - presidents Shivlal Yadav to take over its functioning from president N Srinivasan. It also allowed Chennai Super Kings (CSK)...
  • Fernando Verdasco advances to Clay Court semi-finals 12-04-2014 10:07 AM

    Fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco beat Donald Young Jr. 7-6 (1), 6-1 on Friday in the quarter-finals of the US Men's Clay Court Championships. Verdasco, from Spain, will face Santiago Giraldo in the semi-finals on Saturday. Giraldo beat Colombian compatriot Alejandro Gonzalez 6-3, 6-4. Sam Querrey beat Dustin Brown 6-3, 6-7 (8),...
  • Allahabad High Court order worries Noida Extension flat buyers 12-04-2014 08:57 AM

    Lakhs of flat buyers of Noida Extension are concerned over the news of the Allahabad High Court order to demolish the two towers of Supertech's Emerald Court in Sector 93A in Noida as they fear similar orders may come for Noida Extension builders too. All these builders have also got...