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  • Madras HC judge denied entry into TNCA Club for wearing dhoti, DMK objects 14-07-2014 11:59 AM

    Chennai: After a Madras High Court judge was denied entry into the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club for wearing a dhoti, DMK chief Karunanidhi has spoken out condemning the incident. He said, "Wearing dhotis is Tamil culture and a ban on dhotis is condemnable. If there's a compulsion that a...
  • TN: Refusal of entry to dhoti-clad HC judge triggers controversy 13-07-2014 06:43 PM

    Chennai: Refusal of entry to a dhoti-clad Judge of the Madras High Court at a club has stoked a controversy, with political parties including DMK condemning the incident, as CPI(M) vowed to take up the issue in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, which is in session, on Monday. DMK chief M...
  • EC rejects Ashok Chavan's explanation in paid news case 13-07-2014 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: In fresh trouble for former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Election Commission on Sunday rejected his explanation in the paid news case and asked him to submit his representation within 20 days. slapped a show cause notice on him for failing to lodge his election expenses as...
  • TN: Congress decries denial of entry to dhoti-wearing judge at club 13-07-2014 05:00 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of Congress on Sunday said it was "regrettable" that a High Court Judge was denied entry into a club for wearing dhoti, the state's traditional attire. "It is not important who went there wearing dhoti, but a rule barring the entry into a club (for...
  • Female Yahoo executive sued for sexual harassment 12-07-2014 09:26 AM

    A high-level female Yahoo Inc executive has been sued in California by a woman who worked under her and is accusing her former boss of sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Maria Zhang, a senior director of engineering at Yahoo Mobile, has been sued by Nan Shi, who worked as a...
  • Bhiwandi court summons Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against RSS 11-07-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: A Bhiwandi court in Maharashtra's Thane district on Friday summoned Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. While addressing a Lok Sabha election rally, Rahul had linked the RSS with Mahatma Gandhi's killing. The court's directive came on a case filed by...
  • SC grants bail to Bangalore blast accused Madani for treatment 11-07-2014 03:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to Kerala PDP Chairman and Bangalore blast accused Abdul Nasser Madani for treatment. Madani was arrested in 2010 in connection with the Bangalore blasts which killed one person and injured 20 others. He has been in jail since then. The Karnataka government...
  • Collegium clears elevation of Uday Lalit as a Supreme Court judge 11-07-2014 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium headed by Chief Justice of India RM Lodha has cleared the elevation of senior advocate Uday Lalit as a Supreme Court judge along with the elevation of three Chief Justices of High Courts, including one woman judge. Lalit has been practicing in the apex...
  • Security tightened in Faizabad district court after attack 11-07-2014 08:16 AM

    A day after firing and bomb attack on the district court premises in Faizabad, local administration on July 10 beefed up the security in the area. Security has been tightened in the court and adjoining premises of the District Magistrate office, including the office of Faizabad Divisional Commissioner. "16 CCTV...
  • Anil Singh appointed Additional Solicitor General Western Zone 10-07-2014 09:21 PM

    Mumbai: The Union government has appointed senior advocate Anil Chandrabali Singh as Additional Solicitor General of India (Western Zone) in the Bombay High Court, replacing Kevic Setalvad. Singh's appointment as ASG for a three-year tenure was announced yesterday, according to a release issued on Thursday. As a lawyer in the...
  • Uniform Civil Code: 'Egalitarian conservatives' like Mani Shankar Aiyar continue to play appeasement politics

    Guest Blog |  Capt G R Gopinath
    Mani Shankar Aiyar, in his inimitable provocative style asked - Do the Hindus want an uniform civil code? " and argued Muslims and other minorities...

  • Woman, paramour get life imprisonment for murder 32 years ago 10-07-2014 12:54 PM

    A local court in Muzaffarnagar has sentenced a woman and her paramour to life imprisonment for killing her husband 32 years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge Manyank Chouhan held Shiela and Irfan guilty under section 302 (Punishment for murder) of the IPC in the murder of Ramesh Chand Gupta...
  • Manali dam tragedy: HC rejects engineering college's plea 09-07-2014 10:43 PM

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of Hyderabad's VNR engineering college seeking recalling or modification of its order, directing it to pay Rs 2.5 lakh each to the kin of all the 24 students who were washed away by gushing waters of Beas river last...
  • Maharashtra to promulgate Ordinance on reservations: Advocate General to HC 09-07-2014 09:16 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would soon promulgate an ordinance to give effect to the cabinet decision on quotas for Marathas and Muslims, the Bombay High Court was informed on Wednesday. Advocate General Darius Khambata declared this in a statement before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka which was hearing two...
  • Tandoor case: Judge recuses from hearing Sharma's parole plea 09-07-2014 06:45 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi High Court judge on Wednesday recused from hearing the parole plea of tandoor case convict Sushil Kumar Sharma, awarded life imprisonment for the murder and burning of the body of his wife Naina Sahni in 1995, and referred it to be listed before another bench. Justice...
  • Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC stays release of convicts till July 22 09-07-2014 04:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to state governments in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case asking them whether the Central government's consent is required to release the prisoners. The apex court has stayed the release of any of the convict till July 22. The court has also restrained...
  • Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila Dikshit to Delhi HC 09-07-2014 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of the trial court order to lodge FIR against her in a graft case, contending in the Delhi High Court that such proceedings cannot be continued against a Governor. Advocate M Pracha, appearing for Dikshit, said as per...
  • Lawyers on strike demanding HC bench in west UP 09-07-2014 04:25 PM

    Lawyers in western Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday went on a strike demanding the setting up of a separate High Court bench. "Lawyers of Meerut, Bijnore, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar, Gautam Budh Nagar district, Moradabad, Baghpat, JP Nagar, Bulandshahr and 20 other districts are on a strike," said Secretary of Central Action Committee,...
  • Chinese court rules against Apple in patent case 09-07-2014 02:08 PM

    Beijing: US technology giant Apple has lost a lawsuit against a Chinese state regulator over patent rights to voice recognition software such as the iPhone's "Siri", a Beijing court said. The legal battle begun in 2012 when Shanghai-based Zhizhen Network Technology pursued Apple for allegedly infringing its Chinese patent with...
  • UP: 2 including gunman dead, 4 injured after a blast followed by firing at Faizabad court 09-07-2014 01:40 PM

    Faizabad: Two persons including a gunman have been killed while four others were injured after a blast followed by firing inside a Faizabad court in Uttar Pradesh. A group of assailants detonated the bomb inside the court premises and then opened fire on bystanders. The violence was followed by a...
  • Tandoor case: Delhi HC to hear parole plea of Sushil Kumar Sharma 09-07-2014 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will be hearing the parole plea of former Delhi Youth Congress President Sushil Kumar Sharma on Wednesday. Sharma was awarded life imprisonment for murdering his wife Naina Sahni in 1995 and throwing her body into the tandoor of a Delhi restaurant. The Delhi High...
  • Hearing against Shankaracharya for remarks against Saibaba in Bihar court 09-07-2014 11:27 AM

    Muzaffarpur: Hearing against Dwarka seer Shankaracharya Swaroopananda Saraswati for his remarks against Saibaba is scheduled to come up in a Bihar court on Wednesday. After Shankaracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati had said that Hindus should not worship Shirdi Sai Baba along with other Hindu gods, the Sai temple in Lucknow filed a...
  • Black buck killing case: SC issues notice to Salman Khan, asks him to reply within 4 weeks 09-07-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to actor Salman Khan in connection with the black buck killing case. The notice came on Rajasthan government's plea challenging the High Court order suspending Khan's conviction in the case. Khan, who was sentenced to five years in jail by a...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway 08-07-2014 08:06 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society...
  • Coal scam: CBI likely to file five new cases after CVC recommendation 08-07-2014 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to file five fresh cases in the coal block allocation scam after suggestions from the Central Vigilance Commission(CVC) which stopped the agency from closing its investigation into these allocations. On the orders of the Supreme Court, CBI sources said, the agency has sent files...
  • Officers probing Coalgate not to be repartriated: SC to CBI 08-07-2014 06:38 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a stern message to the CBI that none of the senior IPS officers in the team supervising the investigation in the coal block allocation scam will be allowed repatriation to their parent cadre without completing the task. A bench headed by Chief...
  • UP: Court rejects CBI closure report in DSP Zia-ul-Haq murder case 08-07-2014 05:42 PM

    New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday rejected the closure report of the Central Bureau of Investigation in Kunda Deputy SP Zia-ul-Haq's murder case in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The court has asked the investigating agency to re-investigate the case. UP Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya was...
  • SC grants 3 month time to CBI to furnish details of NGOs 08-07-2014 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted three more months to CBI to provide details about all registered NGOs in the country and whether they file balance sheets before the authority. A bench headed by Justice HL Dattu granted time after the agency submitted that all the states have...
  • Law intern refuses to depose in Justice Ganguly sexual harassment case 08-07-2014 09:29 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has told the Home Ministry that it cannot register a case against former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly who has been accused of sexual harassment. The police say that the complainant in the case has so far refused to record her statement. Justice Ganguly...