Raja goes to Tihar Jail, looks calm

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Former communications minister A. Raja, arrested in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam, was Thursday sent to Tihar Jail on 14 days judicial custody by a Delhi court. Wearing a dark grey safari suit, Raja looked calm and collected, his face betraying no emotion, as the order came.Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge… Read more »

Kalmadi aide’s CBI custody extended

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A Delhi court Thursday extended the CBI custody of former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) chief Suresh Kalmadi’s aide Shekhar Deorukhkar by two more days. He was sent to five-day remand Feb 12. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini allowed the CBI’s plea to quiz him for two more days. Deorukhkar was… Read more »

Have a job to do, wrongdoers will not escape: Manmohan Singh

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Declaring that he “had a job to do and was not quitting”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday responded to questions on corruption and other issues confronting his 21-month-old United Progressive Alliance (UPA) II government, announced that “wrongdoers will not escape” and added that the country will witness the next round of economic reforms soon. “You… Read more »

Tri-Valley scam: US envoy assures fair treatment to students

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The US Wednesday assured India of ‘fair and appropriate treatment’ of around 1,500 Indian students affected by the closure of by a sham California-based university and said that it was committed to protecting them from predatory visa fraud rings. ‘We are working closely with the Indian Government on the issue of Tri-Valley University and ensuring… Read more »

Moily criticises Congress MP for graft claim against judge

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Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily Tuesday said he disapproved of passing remarks that damage the judiciary’s image and reputation. ‘Whoever it is, be it a minister, MP or anybody, one has to be careful,’ he told reporters here on queries about Congress MP K.Sudhakaran’s claim to have witnessed an apex court judge take a Rs.2.1… Read more »

CBI asked to file fresh report in Aseemanand case

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After the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) failed to file a detailed report on how a confessional statement of Swami Assemanand – who is allegedly involved in the 2008 Ajmer blast – was made public, a Delhi court Tuesday asked the CBI director to file a fresh report in the case. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate… Read more »

Supreme Court upholds Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli’s death sentence

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence to Nithari serial killer Surinder Koli for murdering 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar, one of his first victims in the serial rape-cum-killing episode six years back, saying the case was “horrifying” and “barbaric”. A bench of justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra confirmed the death sentence to… Read more »

Thousands of Bihar lawyers strike against evening courts

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Thousands of lawyers in Bihar Tuesday began a weeklong strike to protest against evening courts that were introduced in the state in December last year. Bihar State Bar Council chairman Baleshwar Prasad Sharma said nearly 80,000 lawyers have joined the strike. The lawyers, including those from the Patna High Court, district courts and subdivisional courts,… Read more »

Supreme court asks government why it wants to remove Lalli

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The Supreme Court Monday asked the central government to file a statement of facts on why it wants to remove public broadcaster Prasar Bharati’s CEO B.S. Lalli, who is currently under suspension.The court’s directions came in the wake of the central government’s reference seeking Lalli’s removal. The Supreme court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia,… Read more »

Poverty, not pleasure, forces women into prostitution: Court

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The Supreme Court Monday said it was because of ‘abject poverty’ and not for ‘pleasure’ that a woman is compelled to indulge in prostitution. It also ordered formulation of rehabilitation schemes for sex workers. ‘If such a woman is granted opportunity to avail some technical and vocational training, she would be able to earn her… Read more »