Fodder scam: Lalu Yadav appears in CBI court

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Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav appeared before a special CBI court in Ranchi in connection with the fodder scam on Friday. The court had summoned Lalu following the Supreme Court’s order reinstating conspiracy charges against him. The case is related to withdrawal of funds from Deoghar Treasury.   The fodder… Read more »

HC starts yoga classes ahead of International Yoga Day

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With International Yoga Day coming up on June 21, the Delhi High Court has kicked off a series of yoga classes within its premises for judges and office staff. Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal inaugurated the classes in the presence of Justices P S Teji and C Hari Shankar on June 9. They also joined… Read more »

Man sentenced to life for sexually harassing daughter

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A court here today sentenced a man to life imprisonment for sexually harassing his daughter over a period of time. The judge Karunanidhi convicted Chinnasamy for harassing his own daughter and sentenced him to life imprisonment. He also slapped a fine of Rs 2,000 on the convict. As per the prosecution case Chinnasamy, a labourer… Read more »

Madras HC directive on investigations under POCSO Act

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The Madras High Court has held that if the investigation of those arrested under POCSO Act or Prevention of Atrocities Against SC/ST Act cannot be completed within 24 hours, the investigating officer should produce the accused before the nearest judicial magistrate. A Special Bench of Justices S Nagamuthu (since retired) and P N Prakash gave… Read more »

Gujurat HC concludes hearing on Zakia’s plea against Modi and others

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The Gujarat High Court has concluded hearing a petition filed by Zakia Jafri, widow of slain former MP Ehsan Jafri, challenging a clean chit to Narendra Modi, the then Chief Minister, and others in 2002 riots cases. Justice Sonia Gokani yesterday concluded the hearing while allowing filing of a written submission by Jafri’s lawyer Mihir… Read more »

Thane civic body can meet water needs till 2025, Bombay HC told

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The Bombay High Court was today assured by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) that it has enough water supply for the entire Thane district till 2025 and said the stay on new constructions on Ghodbunder Road would create problems. The High Court had in May ordered a temporary stay on any new constructions on the… Read more »

PMLA case: Court sends businessman to 4-day ED custody

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A Delhi-based businessman was today sent to a four-day custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) by a court here in connection with the note ban money laundering probe against lawyer Rohit Tandon and others. Additional Sessions Judge R K Tripathi extended the ED custody of Yogesh Mittal, a resident of Model Town area, till June… Read more »

SC collegium likely to meet soon on appointment of CJs

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The Supreme Court collegium is likely to meet in the coming days to consider names for appointment of chief justices of high courts. Sources said here today that the collegium — a body of top five judges of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of India — could meet as soon as the… Read more »

Transfer racket: Alleged middleman denied bail

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A special court today denied bail to an alleged middleman, arrested along with a Lt. Col. In connection with a transfer racket case at the Army headquarters here. Special CBI Judge Naresh Kumar Malhotra denied the relief to Gaurav Kohli, at present in judicial custody along with Lt. Col. Ranganathan Suvramani Moni, noting that the… Read more »

95.1 pc citizens voluntarily enrolled for Aadhaar: Govt to SC

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The Centre today told the Supreme Court that around 95.10 per cent of the entire population has voluntarily registered for Aadhaar and apprehension of “large- scale exclusion” of citizens from government benefits due to lack of unique number was “misplaced” and “unfounded”. The government, while opposing any stay on implementation of the Aadhaar scheme, said… Read more »