SC collegium finalises MoP for higher judiciary appointments

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The Supreme Court collegium has finalised the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for appointment of judges in the higher judiciary resolving a year-long impasse with the executive by agreeing to include the contentious clause of national security in selection of judges. Sources said the collegium, comprising five seniormost judges of the apex court, had met recently… Read more »

Prohibiting dubbed serial on TV violates Competition Act: SC

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Prohibition on exhibition of dubbed serial on television hinders competition in the market and such an act amounts to violation of the Competition Act, 2002, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court said such prohibition prevents competing parties in pursuing their commercial activities and amounts to “creating barriers” to the entry of new content… Read more »

Kejriwal alleges major EVM tampering in Punjab

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EVM tampering may have led to AAP’s poor showing in Punjab, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today alleged, saying around 20 to 25 per cent of its votes may have been “transferred” to the SAD-BJP coalition. AAP’s poor tally of 20 seats is “beyond understanding” and raises a “big question mark” on the reliability of… Read more »

Karim Morani’s anticipatory bail cancelled, asked to surrender

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A local court has cancelled the anticipatory bail of Bollywood film producer Karim Morani, who was booked for allegedly raping a Delhi-based woman. The Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court at L B Nagar in the city yesterday cancelled Morani’s bail and directed him to surrender before the Hayathnagar police here on or before March 22…. Read more »

No corruption case made out against traffic police: ACB to HC

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The Maharashtra ACB today informed the Bombay High Court that no offence of corruption was made out against the traffic police department as alleged by a head constable. The Anti-Corruption Bureau’s Additional Director General submitted a report before a division bench of Justices R V More and Revati Mohite Dere and said the allegations levelled… Read more »

Man gets life term for murder

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A local court today awarded life imprisonment to a person for killing a villager three years back in Balasore district. Besides this, District judge of Balasore, Biranchi Narayan Mahanty, also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict Purusottam Sing. In default, he would have to undergo an additional 1 year jail term. According… Read more »

SFI, DYFI activists get bail

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Eight leaders of the CPI(M)’s youth and student wings, arrested for damaging government properties during a demonstration last week, were granted bail today by a city court. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satya Arnab Roy of Bankshall Court here granted bail to the eight activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of… Read more »