Law giving voting rights to NRIs comes into force

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Non-resident Indians can now get their names registered in the electoral rolls, with the amended legislation coming into force Thursday. A press release by the law and justice ministry Thursday said the government has issued the necessary notification bringing the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2010 into force on Feb 10. ‘The amending act… Read more »

Binayak Sen’s bail plea rejected

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A court in Chattisgarh has rejected the bail application of Dr Binayak Sen. He was sentenced to life in prison in December after he was convicted of sedition on the basis of his alleged links to Naxals in the area. Binayak Sen’s wife, Ilena expressed her disappointment at today’s court order. She told NDTV, “We… Read more »

Black money: Where is Hasan Ali, asks Supreme court

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The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central Government to tell it where was the country’s top tax evader Hasan Ali, who has stashed away a huge amount of money in banks in Switzerland and other countries. The apex court bench of Justice B Sudershan Reddy and Justice SS Nijjar told Solicitor  General Gopal Subramanium… Read more »

Doctrine of separation of power must be respected: Congress

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The Congress on Wednesday expressed reservations over a Supreme Court judge’s remarks about continuance of Vilasrao Deshmukh in the Union cabinet and said every institution must respect the doctrine of separation of power enshrined in the Constitution. ‘Within the constitutional scheme, there is a very time tested and enduring concept called the doctrine of separation… Read more »

Talwar couple to be tried for daughter’s murder

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Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were today made an accused in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi by a special CBI court which rejected the agency’s closure report in the over two-year old double-murder case. Judge Preeti Singh took cognisance of CBI’s closure report and issued summons to the parents to appear before her on… Read more »

Court verdict on Aarushi case closure report Wednesday

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A special CBI court here Tuesday adjourned till Wednesday its ruling on the investigating agency’s closure report in teenager Aarushi Talwar’s murder case.The CBI said before the court that it had not found any substantial evidence in the case and a closure report was its only option. “The fingerprints found on the wall also could… Read more »

Girls unsafe in Uttar Pradesh, say women’s panel, activists

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The National Commission for Women (NCW) Monday formed a committee to investigate the shocking case of a Dalit minor who was brutally attacked for resisting rape in Uttar Pradesh, a state where, activists say, the situation for women, ruled by a woman chief minister, is going from bad to worse. NCW chairperson Girija Vyas said:… Read more »

High court to decide on Kasab death sentence Feb 21

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Kasab

The Bombay High Court Monday set Feb 21 as the date when it will pronounce its verdict on the death sentence awarded to Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. The court announced that it will give its verdict Feb 21 confirming or commuting the death penalty of… Read more »

2G scam, black money cases in Supreme court this week

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Cases related to the 2G spectrum allocation scam and black money stashed by Indian citizens in foreign banks in tax heavens are likely to be closely-followed in the Supreme Court in the week ahead. The on-going hearing on a plea against appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas and a case related to Rajya Sabha… Read more »

PM Manmohan Singh calls for legal system supporting development

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said that developing countries need a legal system conducive to both rapid economic development and promoting equitable distribution of the fruits of development. “The developing countries need a legal system which is conducive both to rapid economic development and which also has built-in mechanism to promote the equitable distribution of… Read more »