COURTS

  • Gujarat shuts down 55 illegal units in Gir lion sanctuary 9 hours 9 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat government told the Gujarat high court on Thursday that it had shut down 55 illegal establishments and directed others to comply with norms. Placing a compliance report about illegal units which were operated around the Gir Asiatic Lions' Sanctuary, Additional Advocate General Prakash Jani told the High Court "Gujarat...
  • Maharashtra: Would respect court verdict on Muslim reservation says Devendra Fadnavis 11 hours 53 minutes ago

    Maharashtra: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said in Latur that his government would respect the verdict of the court on the Muslim reservation issue. He was in Latur for the inauguration of Vivekananad Cancer Hospital. Fadnavis, while speaking to reporters about the ordinance on Muslim reservation in jobs issued...
  • Maharashtra: Narcotic drug mephedrone alias `meow-meow' banned 12 hours 37 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that the Centre had accepted its recommendation to include mephedrone in the list of prohibited drugs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Mephedrone, a narcotic drug which is also called M-Cat or `meow meow' in the party circuit, is...
  • HCs can't interfere with civil courts' orders under writ jurisdiction: SC 16 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Judicial orders of civil courts cannot be interfered with by the High Courts while exercising writ jurisdiction relating to their power to quash orders of inferior courts, the Supreme Court has held. "We are of the view that judicial orders of civil courts are not amenable to a...
  • Delhi High Court upholds 10 years jail term for OP Chautala in teachers' recruitment scam 22 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court has upheld the conviction of former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and 53 others in the Junior Basic Teachers recruitment scam. The court has taken a strong note in the case, saying Chautala was the chief minister and he should have...
  • Recruitment scam: Delhi HC to pronounce verdict on OP Chautala's appeal Yesterday

    New Delhi: It's a crucial day for OP Chautala, the Delhi High Court will pronounce its judgment on the appeal filed by former Haryana chief minister in the Junior Basic Teachers recruitment scam. OP Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and eight others had been awarded 10 years jail term for illegally...
  • ISRO espionage case: HC set asides single judge's order Yesterday

    Kochi: A division bench of Kerala High Court on Wednesday set aside a single bench judgement directing action against former DGP Siby Mathews and other police officials who were part of a Special Investigation Team, that had probed the ISRO espionage, case for their alleged lapses. ...
  • Delhi High Court asks Delhi University not to treat law centre in step motherly way Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi University not to treat its the three law colleges, which have been in controversy recently for alleged non-compliance of the Bar Council Of India (BCI) norms, in a "step motherly" way. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice...
  • High Court to hear plea on increasing air pollution in Delhi Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to take immediate steps to control increasing air pollution in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, however, declined to give an urgent hearing on...
  • Court lifts stay on release of 'Dirty Politics' Yesterday

    Patna: A day after it stayed the release of Bollywood film 'Dirty Politics' in cinema halls, the Patna High Court Wednesday lifted the order, a government lawyer said. After K.C. Bokadia, the director and producer of the film, submitted a written petition informing the court that there was no objectionable scene...
  • Lok Sabha passes Coal Mines Bill to replace Ordinance Yesterday

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Coal Mines bill to allow e-auction of coal blocks after the Supreme Court cancelled their allocation leading to uncertainty in the coal sector, amid opposition by Left and some other parties. The...
  • Restraint by court on broadcast of Nirbhaya case convict's interview till further orders Yesterday

    New Delhi: The restraint put by a Delhi court on the broadcast of interview of December 16 gang-rape convict will continue till further orders. The court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to take action against those who publish or broadcast the contents of the documentary. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh...
  • Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's application for recall of his name from Adarsh scam Yesterday

    Mumbai: In a setback for Maharashtra Congress president and former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a an application filed by him for recall of an earlier order refusing to drop his name from the charge-sheet of Adarsh Housing Society scam. Chavan had approached the Bombay...
  • Patna High Court bans 'Dirty Politics' release 2 days ago

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Tuesday banned the release of Bollywood film "Dirty Politics" over some objectionable scenes, a government lawyer said. After hearing a petition seeking a ban on the release of "Dirty Politics", a division bench of the court ordered the concerned authorities not to release the film...
  • Pakistan: Court bars government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in any other case 3 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Monday barred the government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, in any other case without its permission after his counsel argued that "false" cases might be slapped against him to keep him in jail. Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Noorul Haq Qureshi...
  • Chief Justice of India sets up judges panel to probe charges against Madhya Pradesh High Court Judge 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India HL Dattu has constituted a three-judge panel, including Chief Justices of 2 High Courts, to go into sexual harassment charges of a former woman judicial officer against a sitting judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The complainant, who later put in her papers as...
  • Court acquits man, spares woman for filing false rape case in Delhi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A woman, found guilty of lodging a false rape case against a man with whom she later on tied the knot, has been spared of perjury proceedings by a Delhi court which hoped that as they were legally married they would start living happily without any bitterness. Additional Sessions...
  • Bill to allow e-rickshaw operations in Delhi introduced in Lok Sabha 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A Bill seeking to pave the way for plying of e-rickshaws on Delhi roads was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport P Radhakrishnan, will replace an ordinance promulgated in January in this regard. E-rickshaws,...
  • Rapist can be awarded lesser punishment for special reasons: Supreme Court 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week 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 February 25, 2015

    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 February 25, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 24, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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...