Male chauvinism has no room in a civilised society: SC

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Male chauvinism has no room in a civilised society and the “obnoxious” act of eve-teasing affected justice and the rights of a woman, the Supreme Court has held. The apex court made this observation while dismissing a plea filed by a man who was sentenced to seven years in jail by the Himachal Pradesh High… Read more »

Relief for Jagan as court refuses to cancel bail

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A special CBI court today dismissed the central agency’s plea seeking cancellation of YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy’s bail in cases related to alleged quid pro quo investments in his companies. The CBI had last month sought cancellation of Jagan’s bail alleging that he had violated the conditions by trying to influence a… Read more »

Anant Singh gets bail in Manjhi case, but will stay in jail

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Independent MLA Anant Singh was today granted bail by a local court in a case charging him with making derogatory and casteist remarks against the then Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi two years ago. Singh, however, cannot come out of jail for now as he is facing other cases as well. Additional District and… Read more »

Ready to talk to recognised pol parties in Kashmir: Govt to SC

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Government today told the Supreme Court it was ready to talk to recognised political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to resolve the crisis there but not with the separatists. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi made it clear that the government would come to the negotiating table only if the recognised parties participate in the dialogue and… Read more »

Malegaon: Purohit moves SC against Bombay HC order rejecting bail

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Malegaon blast accused Shrikant Purohit today moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order rejecting his bail plea in the case. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said that the petition will come up in regular course while rejecting the former lieutenant colonel’s plea for an urgent hearing. The Bombay… Read more »

SC judge expresses ‘regret’ for not delivering verdict on SYL

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A Supreme Court judge Justice P C Ghose who is set to retire on May 27 today expressed regret for not being able to render judgement in the decades-old contentious Satluj-Yamuna Link canal dispute between Punjab and Haryana. “When we started hearing this matter in November last, we were eager to deliver the verdict and… Read more »

Talks okay, but dignity & verdict of court be respected: SC

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The Supreme Court today said it was not averse to talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana to resolve Satluj-Yamuna Link canal issue but dignity of the court and the verdict should be “considered and respected”. The apex court’s remark came after a bench of Justices P C… Read more »

Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari acquitted in rape case

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Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari was today acquitted of raping a woman. A sessions court here today acquitted Tiwari after the complaint, allegedly his former girl friend, turned hostile and failed to support the prosecution version during the trial. Additional Sessions Judge SKS Razvi also acquitted Tiwari’s brother Ankur of the charges of of threatening the… Read more »