Adarsh case: Guv can’t be made party to lawsuits, Chavan told

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The Bombay High Court today sought Congress leader Ashok Chavan’s stand to the CBI’s submission that the governor cannot be made respondent to his plea against the sanction to try him in the Adarsh housing society scam. A division bench headed by Justice R V More gave this direction to Congress MP Chavan while hearing… Read more »

11 new judges for 3 HCs

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Eleven judges to three high courts have been appointed. The fresh appointments — six in the Madras High Court and two each in the high courts of Chhattisgarh and Punjab and Haryana– come at a time when the government and the judiciary continue to have differences over a key document which guides nomination of judges… Read more »

Why do away with re-evaluation, Delhi HC asks CBSE

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“Why should you do away with re- evaluation?” This was a query put to the CBSE by the Delhi High Court after being shown answer sheets where correct responses to questions had been awarded zero marks. A bench of justices Sanjeev Sachdeva and A K Chawla asked the CBSE to explain such “apparent errors” in… Read more »

Court convicts five Maoists for killing DFO Sanjay Singh

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A Sasaram court today held five Maoists guilty for killing the then District Forest Officer (DFO) of Rohtas, Sanjay Singh, 15 years ago. District and Sessions Judge Prabhunath Singh convicted the five accused Maoists, Nirala Yadav, Ram Bachan Yadav, Nitish Yadav, Sudama Uraon and Lalan Singh Kharwar. The judge convicted them under sections of Prevention… Read more »

SC turns down Karnan’s interim bail plea

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan’s plea seeking interim bail and suspension of the six-month sentence awarded to him for contempt of court. A vacation bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said the court was duty-bound by the order of the seven-judge… Read more »

SC grants Subrata Roy 10 days to deposit Rs 709.82 cr

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The Supreme Court today granted Sahara chief Subrata Roy 10 more working days to deposit Rs 709.82 crore out of the promised Rs 1,500 crore and extended its interim order granting him bail till July 5. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and Ranjan Gogoi considered the submissions of senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for… Read more »

SC verdict on non-implementation of Majithia board

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The Supreme Court today said the part implementation and non-implementation of the Majithia Wage Board award on pay structures of journalists and non- journalists by some newspaper establishments would not amount to wilful default attracting contempt. The court also said the award has been approved by it in its judgment on February 7, 2014 and,… Read more »

TN CM seeks time to respond to DMK’s plea

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Chief Minister K Palaniswami today sought time to reply to a plea by DMK seeking probe by the CBI and DRI into the alleged pay-offs to some ruling AIADMK MLAs for supporting his government’s trust motion last February. Objecting to the plea, R Krishnamoorthy, counsel for the chief minister, submitted that the additional application for… Read more »

Malnutrition deaths as important an issue as farmers: Bombay HC

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The Bombay High Court today said that malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of Maharashtra is an issue as important as the farmers’ distress which attracted loan waiver by the government to mitigate it. The tribal population needs an immediate attention from the government, said a division bench of justices V M Kanade and A M… Read more »