Delhi CM, 5 others put on trial in Jaitley defamation case

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders were today put on trial in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA controversy, amid chaotic scenes in a court room here. Advocates from both the sides indulged in a heated argument over non-appearance of Jaitley after Chief Metropolitan… Read more »

Citizens have faith in CBI’s investigating abilities: SC

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Citizens of India have faith in the “investigating abilities” of CBI, the Supreme Court today observed while directing the agency to probe a case relating to the mysterious death of a 22-year-old woman in Noida in 2015. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said there was no laxity in the investigation conducted by Crime… Read more »

SC seeks EC’s response on plea alleging tampering with EVMs

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The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission on a PIL seeking investigation by software experts into allegations that Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) were tampered with in the recent Assembly polls. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul issued notice to the… Read more »

SC adjourns Babri demolition case hearing for two weeks

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The Supreme Court today asked BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and other accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case to give their written submissions and adjourned the matter for two weeks. A bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman asked all the parties in the case to file their… Read more »

Madras HC disposes of plea against Dinakaran’s candidature

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Observing that it cannot interfere in policy matters of government, the Madras High Court today disposed of a petition challenging AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran’s candidature for the April 12 RK Nagar Assembly bypoll on the ground he had been penalised in FERA cases. When the PIL came up before the first… Read more »

Cauvery water dispute: SC fixes July 11 for final hearing

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The Supreme Court today said it will commence on July 11 the final hearing of the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the 2007 award of the Cauvery Water Dispute Tribunal (CWDT) on sharing of water for 15 consecutive workings days. A bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra said that all interim… Read more »

SC suggests fresh attempts to resolve Ayodhya dispute

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The Supreme Court today said fresh attempts must be made by all parties concerned to find a solution to the Ayodhya temple dispute which is a “sensitive” and “sentimental matter”. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said that such religious issues can be solved through negotiations and offered to mediate to arrive… Read more »

SC asks govt, others to mull ways to check sex offence videos

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The Supreme Court today directed the Union government, internet majors and other intermediaries to sit together to mull over technical ways to block and check sharing of videos of sexual offences on social networking sites. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and U U Lalit directed Google India, Microsoft India, Yahoo India, Facebook and… Read more »

PWD scam: Police transfer complaint against Kejriwal to ACB

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A criminal complaint filed against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his brother-in-law and a government official in the alleged PWD scam has been transferred to the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), Delhi Police told a city court on Saturday. Delhi Police’s Economic Offence Wing (EOW) submitted a report before Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra stating that it has enquired… Read more »