Man gets life term for murdering priest

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A man was today sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment by a court here for murdering a priest in 2015. The court of Additional Sessions Judge Krishan Kumar also imposed a fine of Rs 10000 on Knakhakru Ram, a resident of Sidhpur tehsil, for murdering the priest of a local Hanuman temple. It said that in… Read more »

Bombay HC grants 28-day furlough to Arun Gawli

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The Bombay High Court today granted 28-day furlough to gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli who is lodged in a central jail here. A division bench of justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and V M Deshpande directed the authorities concerned to release Gawli in two-weeks time, his counsel Mir Nagman Ali said. Gawli, the founder of Akhil Bharatiya Sena, was… Read more »

SC pulls up five states for not appointing food commissions

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The Supreme Court today pulled up the governments of drought-hit states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka for not appointing state food commissions or making them operational. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and N V Ramana, which had summoned the Chief Secretaries of ten states on the issue, directed that… Read more »

Delhi HC dismisses plea for uniform syllabus for children

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The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea seeking a uniform curriculum for all children aged between 6 and 14 years across India. Terming the plea as not maintainable, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra said this court has no competence to decide whether “History should be taught or… Read more »

Special court reserves verdict in 2G scam case

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A special court today reserved its verdict in the 2G spectrum allocation scam cases involving former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others as accused, six years after the CBI filed the first charge sheet. Special Judge O P Saini, who is exclusively dealing with the cases arising out of the 2G spectrum… Read more »

Tribal woman gets life sentence for murder

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A court today sentenced a tribal woman to rigorous life imprisonment for murdering a man in 2014. Additional sessions judge of Mayurbhanj district’s Rairangpur sub-division, Aurobindo Kumar Guru, found Padma Birua (48) guilty of murder and sentenced her to life sentence and slapped a fine of Rs 2000. The woman had attacked Mohinikanta Hembram with… Read more »

Court discharges Abhishek Verma in graft case

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Arms dealer Abhishek Verma, his wife and others were discharged by special court today in a CBI case involving alleged payments to some officials to influence the Defence Ministry to keep a German firm out of the government’s blacklist. Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna also discharged Verma and his Romanian wife Anca Verma in… Read more »