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  • Rapist can be awarded lesser punishment for special reasons: Supreme Court Yesterday

    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,...
  • Some staff say Sahara has not paid salaries for months 2 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 2 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...
  • Supreme Court begins hearing on "interference" by CBI Director Sinha in Coalgate probe 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday commenced hearing on a plea seeking appointment of a Special Investigation Team to examine allegations of interference and scuttling of probe into the coal block allocation scam by former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha, who has refuted the charges. The apex court said it would hear...
  • Coal auction to raise Rs1.47 lakh crore boost jobs: Vedanta Chief 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Coal block auctions will fetch a whopping Rs 1.47 lakh crore and boost job creation, mining baron Anil Agarwal, who heads Vedanta Resources, said on Monday. "Coal auction will earn Rs 1.47 lakh crore and boost jobs: Mining...
  • Supreme Court upset with Srinivasan for chairing BCCI meet 1 week ago

    The Supreme Court came down heavily on N Srinivasan stating that chairing the meeting is in violation of the Supreme Court order and expected Srinivasan to act with some amount of sagacity....
  • Kiran Bedi joining BJP a mistake: Prashant Bhushan February 21, 2015

    Hyderabad: Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Saturday it was a mistake on the part of former IPS officer Kiran Bedi to join the BJP after being a part of the anti-corruption movement. "I think it was a mistake for her to join the BJP. Because we all know...
  • Supreme Court asks J&K High Court to spell out steps for holding Bar Council poll February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Registry of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to file an affidavit spelling out the steps taken by it for holding of State Bar Council elections, which have not been conducted for the past 30 years. After it was informed that a...
  • Doordarshan can share feed of WC matches with private cable operators: SC February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Public broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) can continue to share live feed of cricket World Cup matches with private cable operators as the Supreme Court on Friday granted a stay on the Delhi High Court order in this regard. The High Court had allowed the plea of Star India Ltd, which...
  • Delhi Government: Hawkers and vendors not to be removed February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief for street vendors and hawkers, Delhi government has ordered civic bodies and police not to remove them if they have been doing their business for years at a particular place. The government's move comes after several street hawkers complained to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal...
  • SC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband Javed Anand February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief to activist Teesta Setalvad, Supreme Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to her and her husband but directed her to give a complete list of donors who had donated for construction of memorial in Gulbarg Society in Ahmedabad. The apex court also pulled up the...
  • Coalgate scam: CBI to file special leave petition in Supreme Court against Delhi HC order February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: CBI is ready to file an appeal against a Delhi High Court order quashing charges framed against Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL) and its director in a coal blocks allocation scam case, with the Law Ministry giving it the go ahead to do so. Senior public prosecutor VK Sharma...
  • Sahara moves Supreme Court for extension of facilities to Subrata Roy in jail by 6 weeks February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over how Sahara Group would raise money to secure its chief Subrata Roy's release, as the group sought extension of facilities inside Tihar jail premises by four to six weeks to enable him negotiate deals with prospective buyers. The apex court expressed concern...
  • SC seeks response from Prasar Bharati for launching a new channel for India's cricket matches February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has sought response from Prasar Bharati over the feasibility of launching a separate channel to broadcast India's cricket matches during the World Cup. Prasar Bharati will have to submit its reply by Thursday. Prasar Bharati has challenged a high court order which restrained Doordarshan from...
  • Section 377 damaging psychological well-being of homosexuals: Justice Shah February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The existing laws pertaining to gay sex are damaging the psychological well-being of homosexuals in the country, Law Commission Chairman Justice AP Shah said on Monday. "Section 377 is discriminatory in its application, unreasonable in its intent, deprives a group of its personal autonomy and violates individual privacy and...
  • Can high court insist on its rules on RTI pleas, SC asks Gujarat February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea by the State Information Commission saying that the high court could not insist on adherence to its rules for sharing information sought under the Right to Information Act. A bench of...
  • Supreme Court seeks High Court's response on Gujarat Information Commission plea February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from the Registrar of the Gujarat High Court on a plea of the state information panel, saying the High Court Rules cannot be allowed to override the provisions of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The State Information Commission had moved...
  • 266 kgs gold missing from Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple: Audit report February 14, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: As much as 266 kg gold is missing from the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram, says former chief government auditor Vinod Rai in his audit report submitted to the apex court. The highlight of the report that has been obtained by media reveals that out of the 893 kgs...
  • SEBI-Sahara row:RBI moves SC to stop SIFCL from selling assets February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a fresh turn of events in the Sahara case, RBI on February 13 moved to the Supreme Court seeking to implead itself as a party in the company's tussle with SEBI and sought to stop one of its firms from disposing off assets for securing the release...
  • Sahara to take legal action against Mirach after deal collapse February 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian conglomerate Sahara said on Thursday it was taking legal action against US-based Mirach Capital Group after the collapse of talks between the two, intended to raise funds to pay the $1.6 billion bail of Sahara chief Subrata Roy. The talks involved a loan by Mirach secured against some of...
  • Working on another deal to raise funds to secure release of Subrata Roy: Sahara February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Sahara said on Thursady that they are working on another deal to raise funds to secure the release of their chief Subrata Roy from Tihar jail. This came after the Supreme Court was informed that the proposed transactions for a loan of around US dollar 1,050 million from...
  • SC critical of Centre for appealing against compensating farmers February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the Government for filing appeals in several matters, particularly on issues relating to compensation to farmers on land acquisition. "You spend Rs 100 crores on Republic Day parade but when it comes to payment of compensation to farmers, you file appeals," a bench...
  • Supreme Court dismisses petition against appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as CAG February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking to quash appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the grounds of conflict of interest. The plea stated that as country's auditor Sharma would be judging a number of defence deals that...
  • Crying and emotional outburst strict 'No' in courtroom: SC February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Monday warned litigants appearing in person against displaying emotions in the courtroom saying such outbursts would not help in changing the minds of judges. "By crying in the courtroom, we are not going to be moved. No, we are not," a bench comprising Chief Justice HL...
  • Top court says Canadians have right to die, strikes down ban February 7, 2015

    Ottawa: The Supreme Court of Canada overturned a ban on physician-assisted suicide on Friday, unanimously reversing a decision it made in 1993 and putting Canada in the company of a handful of Western countries to make it legal. The top court said mentally competent, consenting adults who have intolerable physical or...
  • Supreme Court recalls order refusing to quash summon order against Dayanidhi Maran February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In a surprise development, the Supreme Court on Friday recalled its orders refusing to quash summon orders against former Telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi. The summon orders were issued by by a CBI court in the Aircel-Maxis deal. The apex court's order came after Additional Solicitor General...
  • Sahara saviours deny fraud, say ready to buy company assets February 6, 2015

    Washington: Denying "unfounded" allegations of forgery, the US-based Mirach Capital Group has asserted that it remains "ready, willing and able" to buy Sahara assets, but its loan offer was no longer on the table. The syndicate of five UK and US investors, which had last month made a $2 billion loan...
  • Lie on criminal cases, get disqualified, Supreme Court rules about candidates February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that if a candidate gives an incorrect declaration of the criminal cases against him or her, then the person's candidature can be cancelled. Cracking the whip on criminal politicians again, the Supreme Court ruled that if candidates give incorrect details of criminal cases...
  • SC to examine term 'grossly offensive' of IT Act provision February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will examine the term "grossly offensive" used in a provision of the Information Technology Act which empowers police to arrest web users for posting objectionable content. "What is grossly offensive to you, may not be grossly offensive to me and it...
  • Jindal Steel posts Q3 loss, hit by coal blocks levy February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) (JNSP.NS) reported a net loss in its fiscal third quarter, hurt by a charge related to the levy it paid the government for coal it dug out from mines that were cancelled by a court order in September. The company, which was the worst...