Delhi CM, 5 others put on trial in Jaitley defamation case

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders were today put on trial in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA controversy, amid chaotic scenes in a court room here. Advocates from both the sides indulged in a heated argument over non-appearance of Jaitley after Chief Metropolitan… Read more »

Law panel suggests compensation for litigants from lawyers

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The Law Commission of India has suggested to the Centre that litigants, who suffer on account of misconduct by lawyers and strikes in courts, be allowed to seek compensation at a forum established under the law. The Commission, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice B S Chauhan, has submitted the report to the Ministry… Read more »

Office bearers in state body for 9 yrs can hold BCCI post: SC

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The Supreme Court today clarified that an office bearer in a state cricket body for a period of nine years cannot be disqualified from holding a post in apex cricket body BCCI and vice-versa. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that “doubts are created” with regard to the eligiblity of an office bearer… Read more »

“Why no witness protection scheme as yet”

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Questioning the failures of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in implementing the witness protection schemes till now, the Supreme Court today asked them to give security to the witnesses in rape cases against Asaram. “It’s high time now, why are you not implementing the witness protection scheme. The witnesses in criminal cases need to be protected,”… Read more »

Calcutta HC asks Centre to file affidavit on Dhulagarh NIA probe

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The Calcutta High Court today sought the Centre’s stand to plea for NIA probe into the incidents of violence at Dhulagarh in Howrah district last December. A division bench Acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T Mookherjee asked the Centre and the West Bengal government to file affidavits within four weeks, detailing their respective… Read more »

Citizens have faith in CBI’s investigating abilities: SC

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Citizens of India have faith in the “investigating abilities” of CBI, the Supreme Court today observed while directing the agency to probe a case relating to the mysterious death of a 22-year-old woman in Noida in 2015. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said there was no laxity in the investigation conducted by Crime… Read more »

SC seeks EC’s response on plea alleging tampering with EVMs

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The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission on a PIL seeking investigation by software experts into allegations that Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) were tampered with in the recent Assembly polls. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul issued notice to the… Read more »

Matang Sinh’s bail prayer rejected

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The Calcutta High Court today rejected the bail prayer by former Union Minister Matang Sinh, an accused in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice Tapas Mookherjee rejected the bail prayer of Sinh, who sought to be enlarged as he had been in custody for… Read more »

Petition against Ker Finance minister dismissed

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Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

Kerala High Court today dismissed a petition against continuance of T M Thomas Isaac as Finance Minister following the alleged leak of some budget documents in media before it was presented in the assembly. State BJP president Kummanam Rajasekharan had filed a quo warranto (a writ or legal action requiring a person to show by… Read more »