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  • Relief for Bhullar, Centre in favour of commuting his death penalty 27-03-2014 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it was in favour of commuting his death penalty into life imprisonment. The Centre said that there was a delay of 18 years in deciding on his mercy...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today 18-02-2014 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief...
  • SC stays proceedings against Sushma Swaraj on poll petition 13-02-2014 05:00 PM

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the proceedings in the Madhya Pradesh High Court on a petition filed against BJP MP Sushma Swaraj by her rival Congress nominee Rajkumar Patel seeking annulment of her election from Vidisha during the last Lok Sabha polls. A bench comprising justices S S Nijjar...
  • Supreme Court rejects Pervez Musharraf's review petition 30-01-2014 04:02 PM

    In a setback to Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed his petition seeking a review of its verdict that declared as unconstitutional the 2007 emergency imposed by the embattled former dictator. A 14-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, said the time period for filing an...
  • Anti-Sikh riots: HC to hear plea against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler 14-01-2014 07:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday be hearing a petition against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for his alleged role in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The High Court had declined to grant a stay on the Central Bureau of Investigation probe against him. A Delhi court had in...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Victim moves Supreme Court against Mulayam 13-01-2014 01:09 PM

    A contempt petition has been filed against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and the Uttar Pradesh government in the Supreme Court by one of the victims of Muzaffarnagar riots. The victim was protesting against a comment made by Mulayam where he had said that the victims at relief camps...
  • Social activist files petition to stop eviction of riot victims from relief camps 04-01-2014 09:10 PM

    A petition was handed over on Saturday to the district magistrates of Shamli and Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh against the forced eviction of people living in camps after last September's riots left them displaced. Petitioner Shehzad Poonawalla, a rights activist, not satisfied with the response of officials, also launched an...
  • Petition filed against Pervez Musharraf's possible exit from Pakistan 03-01-2014 05:05 PM

    A petition seeking to restrain hospitalised former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf from travelling abroad for treatment was filed in a court in Islamabad on Friday by the son of a slain cleric of the radical Lal Masjid. Haroon Rasheed, son of cleric Abdul Rasheed, asked the Islamabad High Court...
  • Gujarat: HC issues notice to state government on Narayan Sai's petition 25-11-2013 04:15 PM

    The Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the state government upon a petition filed by Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai, who is seeking quashing of an arrest warrant issued by a Surat court last month in connection with the sexual assault case against him. Justice Harsha Devani posted...
  • Allahabad High Court dismisses petition on unauthorised activity on defence land 05-11-2013 11:13 AM

    Six months after a contempt notice was issued to a top Army official by the Allahabad High Court, the petition has been dismissed as withdrawn following the court's observation that "by no stretch of imagination" did it appear that any construction work was undertaken in the cantonment area in violation...
  • Plea filed against PM's SL visit in Madras HC 23-10-2013 11:47 AM

    Madras: A writ petition has been filed against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka in the Madrs High Court. The Transnational Government for Tamil Eelam (TGTE) has filed this petition in the court against Singh's visit for the Commonwealth conference. The Eelam has also sent this petition to...
  • Madras HC dismisses plea on passing bill on judges retirement age 02-10-2013 07:13 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition which sought a direction to the Centre to enhance the retirement age for judges in High Courts and the Supreme Court. The First Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Rajesh Kumar Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, rejected the petition filed by an...
  • SC initiates contempt proceedings against VK Singh over his age row 30-09-2013 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday took suo-moto cognizance over the alleged contemptuous remarks that former Army Chief General VK Singh made against the apex court on September 22 in connection with his age row case in a report that was published in 'The Indian Express'. The General had...
  • Bengal IPS officer moves court against Mamata Banerjee 27-09-2013 08:22 PM

    Alleging police inaction, senior IPS officer Nazrul Islam on Friday filed a petition before a city court seeking investigations against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and three government officials on a complaint he filed last month. Islam, an additional director general-rank officer, in his August 17 complaint accused Banerjee,...
  • Talwars's plea for Mahapatra's cross-examination rejected 25-09-2013 06:39 PM

    A petition of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar seeking further cross-examination of forensic expert Dr BK Mahapatra was trashed by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad. After rejecting Talwars' petition, Additional Sessions Judge Shyam Lal fixed September 26 for the start of final arguments in the case. In their...
  • Rahul summoned for “derogatory” remarks on UP, Bihar natives 03-09-2013 11:30 PM

    Chandigarh: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was on Tuesday issued summons by a local court on a petition objecting to certain reported defamatory, derogatory remarks made by him about the natives of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The petition was filed by a city-based lawyer against Gandhi for making the reported remarks...
  • Petition seeks ban on Asif Ali Zardari from leaving Pakistan 31-08-2013 02:55 AM

    Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday sought explanation from the government over a petition seeking a ban on President Asif Ali Zardari from leaving the country after his tenure ends September 8, court officials said. The petitioner said Zardari knew of the US military operation that killed Al-Qaida leader Osama bin...
  • Allahabad HC dismisses writ petition seeking release of VHP leaders 27-08-2013 01:14 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition seeking release of Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders after Uttar Pradesh government informed it that all the VHP leaders detained during the saffron outfit's yatra in Ayodhya have been released. The bench of Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya dismissed...
  • SC dismisses contempt plea on IAS officer Nagpal's suspension 27-08-2013 12:42 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a contempt plea against IAS officer Durga Sakthi Nagpal, who had cracked down on the sand mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar. The contempt plea filed by an advocate had contended that the officer had only complied with the orders of this court...
  • SC dismisses plea on Durga Shakti Nagpal 26-08-2013 02:03 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against the Uttar Pradesh government for suspending IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. Nagpal was suspended last month ostensibly for breaking down a wall of a mosque, an action the state government said could have triggered communal tension....
  • Durga suspension row: SC agrees to hear petition against UP government 19-08-2013 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a contempt petition against the Uttar Pradesh government for suspending IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. The petition filed by advocate ML Sharma said the IAS officer was suspended even after she followed the Supreme Court's orders. Durga, in her reply...
  • Petition seeking to bring Tamils living in Saudi Arabia filed 15-08-2013 12:16 AM

    Chennai: A petition was filed in the Madras High Court on Wednesday seeking to bring back over 6,000 Tamils living in Saudi Arabia without citizenship and have been asked to leave the country before November. When the matter came up for hearing today, the First Bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice...
  • Journalist files plea in HC seeking proper rules for IAS officers' study leave 13-08-2013 03:46 PM

    A writ petition was on Tuesday filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking direction to the Centre to amend and frame proper rules for study leave granted to IAS officers, who go abroad to pursue different courses. The petition was filed by Sanjay Sharma, a journalist, in the registry of...
  • Allahabad HC issues notice to UP minister for illegally occupying gram sabha land 08-08-2013 03:59 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Thursday issued notice to Minister of State for Mining (Independent Charge) Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on a writ petition alleging illegal occupation of gram sabha land. The Lucknow bench of Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice Ashwani Kumar Singh passed an order on the writ petition filed...
  • Fodder scam: SC to hear CBI's reply on Lalu Prasad's petition today 06-08-2013 08:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reply on RJD chief Lalu Prasad petition. Lalu had filed a petition seeking transfer of fodder scam case to another judge. The case relates to the alleged fraudulent withdrawalof Rs 37.7 crore from the Chaibasa...
  • Delhi gangrape case: Verdict on juvenile deferred to August 19 05-08-2013 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: The judgement in the December 16 gangrape case involving a minor was on Monday deferred till August 19 by the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) pursuant to a direction of the Supreme Court. The JJB presided over by Principal Magistrate Geetanjali Goel postponed the verdict for August 19 considering...
  • Petition filed against SC verdict on convicted MPs, MLAs 03-08-2013 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Petitions seeking review of two landmark judgements of Supreme Court, disqualification of MPs and MLAs on being convicted and debarring arrested persons from contesting polls, have been filed in the apex court. The petition has been filed by the President of Haryana Swatantra Party Ramesh Dayal. Dayal has...
  • Over 10,000 people question CBI's probe in Aarushi case 02-07-2013 01:23 AM

    New Delhi: Over 10,000 people have questioned the CBI's probe into the 2008 Aarushi Talwar-Hemraj double murder case through online petition which was submitted in Delhi to minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions V Narayanasamy on Monday. The petition seeks justice for the teenager's parents Rajesh and...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf challenges rejection of bail plea 25-05-2013 12:12 AM

    Islamabad: Former President Pervez Musharraf on Friday approached the Islamabad High Court to challenge the rejection of his bail by an anti-terrorism court in a case related to detention of judges during the 2007 emergency in Pakistan. In a petition filed through his counsel Ilyas Siddiqui, Musharraf said that, being...
  • 'Report of Gir lions affected by deadly virus incorrect' 16-05-2013 10:32 PM

    New Delhi: Gujarat government on Thursday denied a media report that Gir lions are affected by the same virus which had wiped out 30 per cent of the lion population in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park in the 1990s. The news report, which appeared today, stated that scientists in India have...