CRIMINAL CHARGES

  • Egypt court dismisses criminal charges against Hosni Mubarak November 29, 2014

    Cairo: An Egyptian court has dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign. Mubarak, 86, was also acquitted of corruption charges that he faced along with his sons Alaa and Gamal. Mubarak was convicted and...
  • SC puts moral pressure on PM, CMs, says those facing criminal charges not to be made ministers August 27, 2014

    The Supreme Court has put moral pressure on the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers by observing that people facing criminal or corruption charges should not be made ministers. The apex court, however, stopped short of prescribing disqualification for such people from becoming ministers and left it to the wisdom of the...
  • 30 pc Modi ministers face criminal charges, 18 pc have not been to college May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the selfsworn affidavits of 44 ministers out of 46 Ministers (including Prime Minister) from Lok Sabha 2014 and the current Rajya Sabha. The details of Prakash Javadekar and Nirmala Seetharaman were not analysed as they are...
  • All parties guilty of having MPs with serious criminal charges March 12, 2014

    With political parties beginning to name their candidates, media attention once again turns to the topic of criminals in parliament. Here we look at which parties are guiltiest of facilitating their entry into politics (data from National Election Watch). On the face of it, the Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya...
  • Criminal charges can be altered at any stage of trial: Delhi HC January 12, 2014

    The Delhi High Court has held that lower courts have "comprehensive" power to alter or add charges in a criminal case at any stage of trial prior to the pronouncement of judgement. "The court has ample power to amend or alter a charge only with a condition that it should give...
  • Two more journalists from Sun tabloid under scanner July 9, 2013

    London: The head of news at Rupert Murdoch's British Sun tabloid is to be charged with authorising illegal payments to police and army officials, prosecutors said on Monday, the latest senior figure from the media mogul's newspapers to face criminal charges. Chris Pharo is to be charged with conspiring with prison...
  • US files criminal charges against Snowden: Sources June 22, 2013

    Washington: The US government has filed sealed criminal charges against former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who admitted leaking secrets about classified US surveillance programs, US sources said on Friday. A US Justice Department official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a criminal complaint had been filed against Snowden, who...
  • Will quit if charges are proven against me: MoS Railways October 29, 2012

    Kolkata: Controversy has already come calling for one of the three ministers sworn in from West Bengal during the big Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who was sworn in as the Minister of State for Railways, has now said that he will resign if criminal charges are proven...
  • US Marines face criminal charges over urination video September 25, 2012

    Washington: Two US Marines are facing criminal charges for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, actions caught on a video that was widely circulated on the Internet, the Marine Corps said on Monday. The criminal charges are the first faced by anyone over the incident. The video...
  • 110 IAS, IPS facing trial on criminal charges April 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Over 110 officers from IAS and IPS are facing trial on criminal charges in CBI cases, the government said on Friday. In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Prithviraj Chavan said 84 IAS officers and...
  • Criminal charges to be filed in case of balloon boy October 18, 2009

    Denver (United States): Criminal charges will soon be filed in the case of a 6yearold boy who spurred a frantic search for fear he was inside a wayward helium balloon, but who was later found safe at home, officials in US said on Saturday. The Larimer County Sheriff's department was preparing...
  • Maharashtra drops charges against ministers September 9, 2009

    Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, all charges against senior cabinet ministers in Maharashtra have been dropped. While the Maharastra government denies it, the Opposition BJP says that there is a deeper conspiracy behind it. ...
  • I will fight back: Sheikh Hasina April 23, 2007

    Heathrow (London): Former Bangladeshi Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina was barred from flying from London to Dhaka after an arrest warrant was issued against her by a Dhaka court. Hasina remains defiant and says she will return. A defiant Sheikh Hasina walked into London's Heathrow airport on Sunday afternoon to take...
  • SP has most MPs with criminal cases March 21, 2007

    New Delhi: On Sunday, former Chhattisgarh chief minister, Ajit Jogi, was arrested by the CBI in connection with the murder of NCP treasurer Ram Avtar Jaggi. Jaggi was shot dead in June 2003. Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader, Shibu Soren, was given life imprisonment for murdering his aide. More recently, BJP MP,...
  • Criminal cases against 10 ministers December 8, 2006

    New Delhi: As many as 10 ministers in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's ministry and 93 Lok Sabha MPs face criminal charges ranging from murder to rape besides extortion and even attempt to commit suicide. Criminality in politics is not a new theme, but it has come into focus once again...