Court seeks details on illegal recognition of private colleges

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The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the member secretary of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to explain action taken against an official who illegally granted recognition to private colleges in Madhya Pradesh. The court asked the member secretary to appear in person and give details of steps taken against the regional director, western regional… Read more »

Five accused in Satyam scam get bail

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court Tuesday granted bail to five accused in the multi-crore rupee Satyam scam. With this, all the accused in the case except the prime accused and disgraced former chairman of Satyam, B. Ramalinga Raju, are out on bail. The court Tuesday granted bail to five accused including Ramalinga Raju’s brother and… Read more »

Gujarat police chief apologises to high court

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Gujarat’s Director General of Police (DGP) S.S. Khandwawala Monday apologised to the Gujarat High Court for chargesheeting a woman whom the court had given a clean chit in an abduction case. He tendered apology through the government pleader after Sunita Yadav, an assistant commandant with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), filed a contempt petition against… Read more »

Desist from blocking highway, court tells Gorkha protesters

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The Supreme Court Monday asked the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM) to desist from blocking the National Highway-31A, which links Siliguri in West Bengal to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok, during its proposed shutdown July 25. New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM) to desist from blocking the… Read more »

Murder charges against Sajjan Kumar to stay

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Justice Vipin Sanghi dismissed the petition of Sajjan Kumar on the ground that the ‘circumstances and the nature of the offence is certainly not such as to justify the quashing of charges against the petitioner-accused in the interest of justice’. ‘The materials produced by the prosecution along with the chargesheet, namely, the statements of various… Read more »

11 Malegaon blast accused to be charged under MCOCA

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All the 11 accused, including a serving Indian Army officer, in the Sep 29, 2008 Malegaon bomb blast are to be charged under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), the Bombay High Court said Monday, setting aside a lower court ruling. A division bench comprising Justice B.H. Marlapalle and Justice A.V. Mohta… Read more »

Hearing on fresh cases against Rathore adjourned till Aug 9

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday adjourned till Aug 9 the hearing on the anticipatory bail plea of disgraced former Haryana police chief S.P.S Rathore in two fresh criminal cases. He is in jail for molesting teenager Ruchika Girhotra. The fresh cases were filed against Rathore in December last year on the complaint of… Read more »

Court accepts Ahmadi’s resignation from Bhopal trust

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The Supreme Court Monday accepted the resignation of former chief justice A.M. Ahmadi as chairman of the Bhopal Memorial Hospital Trust. The court accepted the central government’s application to take over the hospital set up for the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy that had taken place in 1984. The bench headed by Chief Justice S.H…. Read more »

No bar on eviction if tenant ignores orders to pay dues: Court

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A tenant who fails to pay rent despite a court order cannot seek legal protection against eviction from the premises, the Delhi High Court has said.  Justice V.B. Gupta passed the order while dismissing a tenant’s plea seeking setting aside of an eviction order passed against him by the court of rent controller. The Delhi… Read more »

Pay equal relief to disabled, normal victims in accident: Court

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A disabled person cannot be granted less compensation than a physically fit person for injuries suffered in a road accident, the Delhi High Court has held. The court said this while setting aside a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) order which granted less compensation to a disabled accident victim on the ground that his one… Read more »