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  • Pakistan court admits petition seeking PM Sharif's disqualification 7 hours 38 minutes ago

    Lahore: A petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on money laundering charges has been admitted by a court for hearing, 23 years after it was filed. A Lahore High Court comprising Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh yesterday admitted the petition after listening...
  • Disproportionate assets case: Karnataka HC directs probe against Yeddyurappa 8 hours 48 minutes ago

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed a probe against former chief minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa in a disproportionate assets case. Earlier a court in Shimoga had quashed FIRs against Yeddyurappa in the case. The FIR had alleged that Yeddyurappa had grabbed government land in Shimoga. The HC overturned...
  • Corruption cases return to haunt former CM BS Yeddyurappa 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    Bangalore: A disproportionate assets case against BJP MP and former Karntaka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa returns to haunt him, with the Karnataka High Court telling a trial court in Shimoga to go ahead with its trial against him. A local magistrate court had quashed the First Information Report (FIR) lodged...
  • Mumbai Film Festival Diary 2014: 'Next To Her' surprises with unexpected twists, 'Court' wins accolades for its masterful storytelling on Day 6 16 hours 8 minutes ago

    What a day. On the penultimate day of the festival, film snobs heaved a huge sigh of relief as the madding crowd returned to their offices, now that the weekend had ended. I ended up watching four great films and returned home feeling giddy with cinema-induced happiness. It's amazing how empty the...
  • Bangalore family court to hear case against Karthik Gowda today 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    Bangalore: A Bangalore family court will hear the case against Karthik Gowda, son of Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday. A case had been registered against Karthik in connection with alleged rape, kidnap and cheating of a Kannada actress. The actress is seeking the status of his legally wedded wife. The...
  • Centre to issue ordinance to auction cancelled coal blocks, says 'UPA's mess will be cleaned up' Yesterday

    New Delhi: Weeks after the Supreme Court cancelled allocation of 214 coal blocks, the government on Monday moved to bring an Ordinance that will enable it to acquire the land of these mines along with plants for auction later. "India will bring in the Ordinance to help auction of coal blocks...
  • Neither rejoiced on Jayalalithaa being jailed nor regretted her securing bail: Karunanidhi 2 days ago

    Chennai: In his first significant remarks on the issue of his archrival AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa being convicted in a graft case, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday claimed that he neither rejoiced over her being jailed nor did he regret about her securing bail in the Supreme Court. Explaining...
  • Woman awarded 28,000 Euros after falling off her own toilet 2 days ago

    London: A 61-year-old woman has been awarded 28,000 Euros as compensation after she fell off the toilet in her own home in Ireland. Isabela O'Sullivan was injured when a tile fell close to her while she was using the toilet of her Shankill, Dublin home in September, 2011. O'Sullivan got...
  • I had to take a position for my organisation: CBI Director 2 days ago

    New Delhi: "I had to take a stand for my organisation and team," said CBI Director Ranjit Sinha after Supreme Court struck down observations made by a lower court on investigators probing coal scam. Two days after the apex court order, the CBI Director also said that he was approaching it...
  • Public prosecutors should not act casually in criminal matter: SC 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said a public prosecutor plays an important role in the prosecution of criminal cases and was not expected to adopt a causal approach in acceding to a plea for concessions sought by an accused. An apex court bench of justices Ranjana Prakash Desai and NV...
  • DA case: J Jayalalithaa walks out of Bangalore jail after 22 days, Tamil Nadu CM receives her 3 days ago

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in Bangalore Central Prison, AIADMK supremo and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa walked out on Saturday. Her release from jail was in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case. The release order by Special Judge John Michael...
  • DA case: Bangalore special court issues order for release of Jayalalithaa 3 days ago

    Bangalore: The Special Court on Saturday issued the order for release of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa from jail in accordance with the Supreme Court order granting her bail in the disproportionate assets case. The release order by Special Judge John Michael D'Cunha came after a bond for Rs 2 crore was...
  • HC asks sports secretary to manage RCA affairs for three weeks 3 days ago

    Rajasthan High Court on Friday appointed state sports secretary JC Mahanti to manage the day-to-day affairs of Rajasthan Cricket Association for three weeks after Lalit Modi faction filed a case challenging their rival group's "forcible" taking over of RCA offices. Justice MN Bhandari passed the order after hearing a petition filed...
  • DA case: AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa to move out of Bangalore jail today 3 days ago

    Bangalore: After spending 22 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa will finally walk out on Saturday. The Supreme Court on Saturday granted bail to Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case against her. Ahead of her release, Section 144 has been imposed around the Bangalore Central Jail...
  • US to recognize gay marriage in seven more states 3 days ago

    Washington: The US government announced on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages in seven additional states, after the Supreme Court declined to take up the debate. A total of 26 of the 50 US states, and the capital Washington, now legally recognize gay and lesbian marriages, giving them the same legal...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa gets bail; will the relief be shortlived? 4 days ago

    After 21 days in jail, former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has finally been granted bail in the disproportionate assets case. Her sentence has been suspended, as is that of her co-convicts. The court told her to ensure no violence by her party cadres. ...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa deserved to get bail, says lawyer Ram Jethmalani 4 days ago

    The Supreme Court granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in the 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa's lawyer Ram Jethmalani said that she deserved bail. "I am happy that Jayalalithaa got bail. She deserved to get bail. Karnataka High Court's verdict was wrong." ...
  • Timeline: Legal, political twists in Jayalalithaa's disproportionate assets case 4 days ago

    Bangalore: Following is the course the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has traversed, seeing legal and political twists and turns in the last 18 years after the DMK government decided to form Special Court on coming to power in 1996. 1996: Dr Subramanian Swamy, then...
  • Supreme Court grants bail to Jayalalithaa, suspends her sentence; AIADMK supporters celebrate 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has granted bail to former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's and has suspended her sentence. This was the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. Jayalalithaa has got...
  • Cannot disclose names of people having black money abroad: Modi government to SC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The government has told the Supreme Court that it cannot disclose the names of people having black money stashed abroad. The government says that that the names cannot be made public as it violates the double taxation avoidance agreement. The government says that the names can only be shared...
  • Jayalalithaa's last chance to be out of jail before Diwali, SC to hear her bail plea today 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will take up former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's bail plea on Friday. This will be the last chance for Jayalalithaa to get a bail before Diwali as the apex court will go on leave for a week after Friday. Earlier, Jayalalithaa had moved...
  • Coalgate: CBI likely to appeal against adverse comments of Special Judge 5 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI will soon move an appeal against the order of a Special Judge wherein he rejected the closure report filed by the agency against a company in coal scam case and made some adverse remarks against the agency officials probing the case. Highly placed sources in CBI said...
  • Delhi: Man gets 7 years in jail for setting ablaze wife 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced a 26-year-old man to seven years imprisonment for unintentionally setting ablaze his wife during a quarrel between them, saying being the husband he was "supposed to take very good care of her" but he did not. Additional Sessions Judge Gautam Manan handed down...
  • DNA test of child allowed to prove infidelity of spouse: SC 6 days ago

    New Delhi: DNA test of a child can be allowed to prove infidelity of a spouse despite opposition from his or her partner, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held, saying that if such test is resisted then adverse inference can be drawn against the person opposing it. A bench headed...
  • SC asks AIIMS to review Asaram's medical reports 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the AIIMS to set up a medical board to review the medical papers and reports of spiritual guru Asaram Bapu who is suffering from neurological aliment trigeminal neuralgia and whether he required surgery. A bench of Justice TS Thakur, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel...
  • Vision is to achieve goal of clean Ganga: Government to SC 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The NDA government on Wednesday asserted before the Supreme Court that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious clean Ganga plan has a "vision" to achieve the goal of 'aviral' (uninterrupted) and 'nirmal' (clean) river. "The ultimate (plan and target) is clean and continuous flow of Ganga. Aviral and nirmal flow...
  • VVIP chopper deal: Italian court verdict has no bearing in India, says ED 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The recent judgment passed by an Italian court in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case acquitting two foreigners of graft charges does not have any bearing here in the probe into a money-laundering matter, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday told a Delhi court. The probe agency's submission...
  • US court gives death to Indian man for killing baby, her grandmother 6 days ago

    Pennsylvania: A man from India who said he'd rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate after being convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother from India was sentenced to die on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that jurors agreed on the death penalty for Raghunandan...
  • Delhi: New RTR flyover, related projects appear well thought-out, says HC 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that Public Works Department (PWD)'s "macro" project which includes construction of a three-lane flyover parallel to the existing one at Rao Tula Ram Marg for easing traffic congestion in the area appears to be "well thought-out". A bench of justices Badar...