Coal Scam: Special Court frames additional chargesheet against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal

NEW DELHI: A special court on Friday framed an additional charge of abetment of bribery against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal in a case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block. A special Central Bureau of Investigation court too had ordered framing of an additional abetment charge on July 14. Special judge Bharat Parashar […]

Vyapam Scam: Special court rejects bail plea of Ex chairman of private collage

MADHYA PRADESH: On Friday, Special Court here rejected Bail plea of a Former Chairman of a Private medical college in a Money-Laundering case linked to the alleged vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. Case against Bhandari was registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Special Judge Samaresh Singh remanded accused Vinod Bhandari to judicial custody. Bhandari was booked […]

Supreme Court, asks Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, to take appropriate steps to clear garbage

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has asked the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi to make a collaborative effort with the help of civil society and resident welfare associations to clear Delhi of its garbage. A three-judge Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur turned to the LG after, in a previous hearing, voicing its exasperation […]

Easy to criticise but difficult to transform an institute: CJI Deepak Misra

NEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has called for constructive steps to improve institutions. CJI Dipak Misra was addressing Supreme Court Bar Association on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day in New Delhi. To criticise, attack and destroy the system is quite easy. What is difficult and challenging is to transform it into […]

HC seeks Centre’s reply on Tytler’s plea against seizing of passport

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court sought response of the Centre on a plea by Congress leader Jagdish Tytler challenging an order of the passport authority impounding his passport for allegedly furnishing false details to them. Justice Vibhu Bakhru took on record the submission of Additional Solicitor General Maninder Acharya that Tytler is at liberty […]

Madras High Court fumes over unchecked, corruption in Chennai corporation

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court made strong observations over ‘rampant’ corruption in the city corporation and said people were unable to get any document without bribing officials. A petition filed by H Lakshmi came up for hearing , said “in every transaction in the corporation, people are absolutely frustrated and the corrupt activities of the […]

Gowaris should be included in ST Community: Bombay High Court

MUMBAI: The Nagpur bench of Bombay Excessive court docket delivered the decision on petitions searching for the standing of Scheduled Tribe. Adim Gowari Samaj Vikas Mandal and some others had moved the Nagpur bench of high court, seeking the status of Scheduled Tribe. The bench, comprising Justice R Ok Deshpande and Justice Arun Upadhye, delivered the […]

Creamy layer cannot be applied to deny benefits of quota in pramotion, Centre to Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: A court verdict of 2006 had held that the ‘creamy layer’ concept cannot be applied to SC/ST persons for promotions in government jobs. The apex court had on July 11 refused to pass any interim order against its 2006 verdict and said that a five-judge bench would first see whether it needs to […]

Somnath Bharti, informs court about matrimonial dispute settled with wife

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi High Court was today informed that AAP MLA Somnath Bharti and his wife have settled the matrimonial dispute between them through mediation. The court listed the matter for further hearing on March 7 next year and stayed the proceedings in the trial court. Former AAP leader urged before court to remove the […]

Madhya Pradesh High court, grant death sentence to, man raped and killed 4 years old girl

JABALPUR: The Madhya Pradesh High Court has upheld a lower court’s order awarding death sentence to a man for raping and killing a four-year-old girl, observing that “humanity is more in danger in the hands of persons like the convict”. Describing the offence as an act of “extreme depravity” and taking note of the rise […]