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 »

Two get five yrs imprisonment for cow slaughter

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A local court has convicted two men and sentenced them to five years in jail for slaughtering cows. According to government lawyer Javed Ali, Additional District and Sessions Judge Manoj kumar has also imposed a fine of Rs 15000 each on the accused Gayyur and Gadhe Ali after holding them guilty under the Uttar Pradesh… Read more »

SC refers to larger bench pleas over designation of lawyers

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The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench a batch of petitions seeking framing of uniform guidelines for designating lawyers as seniors by the apex court and the high courts across the country. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the issue is of “utmost importance” and “we direct the Secretary General of… Read more »

Calcutta HC rejects bail application of former ED officer

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The Calcutta High Court today rejected the anticipatory bail application of former Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Manoj Kumar in connection with a case of alleged extortion. A division bench comprising Justice Nadira Patheriya and Justice D P Dey rejected the anticipatory bail prayer of Kumar, who apprehended arrest in connection with a case of alleged… Read more »

SC seeks reply of Centre on plea against pension, perks to MPs

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The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea seeking scrapping of pension and other perks being given to Members of Parliament. A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar also issued notices to the Secretary General of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on… Read more »

SC to hear plea for probe into alleged tampering of EVMs

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Friday a plea seeking a probe into allegations of alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during polls, including the recent assembly elections in five states. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar posted for hearing on March 24 the PIL which has sought a… Read more »

K’taka govt files review plea in SC in Jayalalithaa DA case

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The Karnataka government today moved the Supreme Court seeking a review of its verdict by which it had abated the proceedings in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa. The state government has said that once the proceedings were abated, it will not be possible to recover the fine of… 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 »

DDCA case: Kejriwal appears, gets bail

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today granted bail by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by DDCA and cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra gave the relief to Kejriwal as he appeared before the court after the judge insisted on the chief minister’s presence. Kejriwal, who reached court at 3:40 pm,… 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 »