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Maha irrigation scam: ACB puts onus on Ajit Pawar

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Nagpur:The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has informed the Bombay High Court that its probe into the alleged multi-crore irrigation scam has revealed major lapses on part of the state’s former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and other government officials. The scam, pegged at around Rs 70,000 crore, relates to alleged corruption and irregularities in approval […]

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1984 anti-Sikh riots: HC upholds conviction of 80 people

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New Delhi:The Delhi High Court Wednesday upheld the conviction of around 80 people and awarded them five year jail term for rioting, burning houses and violation of curfew during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Justice R K Gauba dismissed their 22-year old appeals against conviction by a trial court and asked all the convicts to surrender […]

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HC refuses to stall SIT probe into varsity sex scandal

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Chennai:The Madras High Court has made it clear that it cannot stall the probe by the Special Investigation Team appointed by the Tamil Nadu Governor into the alleged sex scandal at Madurai Kamaraj University in the state. A division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice P Rajamanickam said Thursday, “We cannot stay the probe […]

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Madras HC stays proceedings in defamation case against DMK chief Stalin

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Chennai: The Madras High Court has stayed proceedings in a criminal defamation case against DMK president M K Stalin over certain remarks made by him against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami in September. Justice N Anand Venkatesh issued the interim order on Thursday on a petition by Stalin against the proceedings arising out of a […]

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SC notice to Ramdev on book publisher’s plea against HC order

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to Yoga guru Ramdev on a plea by a publisher challenging the Delhi High Court’s verdict restraining sale and publication of a book purportedly on his life. The high court had passed the restraining order after Ramdev claimed that the book had defamatory content. The apex court listed […]

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Man acquitted in murder case on benefit of doubt

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Thane:A court here has acquitted a 27-year-old man in a murder case, observing that the prosecution failed to prove the motive behind the killing. Additional Sessions Judge S B Bahalkar, in his order earlier this month, gave the benefit of doubt to the accused, Alok Singh. He said the prosecution failed to prove the charges […]

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Bypoll for Tiruvarur Assembly seat before Feb 7, Chief Electoral Officer informs HC bench

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Madurai:Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo Monday informed the Madras High Court it has been decided to conduct the bypoll for the Tiruvarur Assembly constituency before February 7 next year. In an affidavit filed before the Madurai bench of the high court, he submitted that a case regarding the by-election to the Thiruparankundram constituency […]

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SC to hear after 6 weeks plea for reinstatement of woman trial court judge in MP

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday granted four weeks to the registrar general of Madhya Pradesh High Court to reply to a plea by a woman judicial officer who is seeking reinstatement after having resigned following an inquiry into her allegations of sexual harassment against a sitting high court judge. The high court judge was given […]

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SC refuses to entertain fresh plea against Article 370

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a fresh petition on Article 370, which gives special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, and said that the issues raised in it were already part of the pending pleas. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Ajay Rastogi asked the petitioner to file an […]

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SC for prosecution of govt officials for not acting on Delhi’s air pollution complaints

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court Monday asked the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to initiate prosecution against government officials who have not acted on nearly 250 complaints received on its official social media accounts with regard to pollution in Delhi. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that officials who have failed […]

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Casteist question in DSSSB exam: Delhi court asks police to submit report

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New Delhi: A court here has asked the Delhi Police to submit a report on a plea seeking action against authorities for asking an alleged casteist and derogatory question in the examination for recruitment of primary teachers in government schools here. Special Judge S K Malhotra asked the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of Vivek Vihar […]

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Maratha quota: Bombay HC likely to hear petitions on Wednesday

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court is likely to take up for hearing a bunch of petitions on the issue of Maratha reservation in Maharashtra on Wednesday. Several petitions were filed in 2014 and 2015 after the then Congress-NCP government granted 16 per cent quota in government jobs and education to the Maratha community. In November 2014, […]

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Salary can’t be withheld for not linking bank account with Aadhaar: HC

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday questioned the Center’s decision of withholding the salary of a port trust employee since 2016 on the grounds that he had not linked his salary account with his Aadhaar. A division bench of justices A S Oka and S K Shinde while hearing a petition filed by Ramesh Purale, […]

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Flight attendant’s death: Delhi HC grants bail to in-laws

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New Delhi:The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted bail to the in-laws of a flight attendant who allegedly committed suicide in July this year. Justice Mukta Gupta gave the relief to flight attendant Anissia Batra’s parents-in-law R S Singhvi and Sushma Singhvi subject to their furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000. “Bail is allowed,” the court […]

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Leak of CBI director’s confidential reply irks SC, adjourns hearing to Nov 29

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned the hearing on CBI Director Alok Verma’s plea challenging the government’s decision to divest him of his duties, expressing anguish over the alleged leak of his response to a CVC report. The court, while adjourning the hearing to November 29, also expressed displeasure over publication of graft allegations by […]

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HC restrains magazine from using ‘Aaj Tak’ trademark

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New Delhi:The Delhi High Court has restrained a person, who runs a fortnightly magazine ‘Aaj Tak Aamne Saamne’, from using any name that is “deceptively or phonetically” similar to trademarks of a major media house. The court’s order came after Living Media India Ltd, a media conglomerate that owns and operates news channels such as […]

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Sabarimala: HC expresses displeasure over police action

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Kochi:In a strong reprimand, the Kerala High Court expressed its displeasure Monday over the manner in which Ayyappa devotees were dealt with by the police at the “Sannidhanam” of the Sabarimala temple. More than 30 protesters were taken into preventive custody Sunday night after fresh protests broke out at the “Nadapanthal” area of the Sannidhanam […]

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Will direct states to implement draft witness protection scheme: SC

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that it would direct all the states to implement the draft witness protection scheme framed by the Center in consultation with the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench of justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer that the draft scheme, […]

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Maratha quota: Bombay HC likely to hear petitions on Wednesday

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Mumbai:The Bombay High Court is likely to take up for hearing a bunch of petitions on the issue of Maratha reservation in Maharashtra on Wednesday. Several petitions were filed in 2014 and 2015 after the then Congress-NCP government granted 16 per cent quota in government jobs and education to the Maratha community. In November 2014, […]

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Salary can’t be withheld for not linking bank account with Aadhaar: HC

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Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday questioned the Center’s decision of withholding the salary of a port trust employee since 2016 on the grounds that he had not linked his salary account with his Aadhaar. A division bench of justices A S Oka and S K Shinde while hearing a petition filed by Ramesh Purale, […]

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Court discharges Kejriwal in defamation complaint by Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra

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New Delhi:A Delhi court on Saturday discharged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation complaint filed by Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra, saying Chandra had not followed proper procedure while filing his plea. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted the relief to the Aam Aadmi Party chief, noting that Chandra had filed the complaint […]

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HC restrains magazine from using ‘Aaj Tak’ trademark

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has restrained a person, who runs a fortnightly magazine ‘Aaj Tak Aamne Saamne’, from using any name that is “deceptively or phonetically” similar to trademarks of a major media house. The court’s order came after Living Media India Ltd, a media conglomerate that owns and operates news channels such as […]

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SC dismisses plea alleging custodial torture of key Kathua rape-murder case witness

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea claiming that a key witness in the sensational Kathua gang rape-and-murder case was allegedly tortured in custody by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in connection with a separate rape case. A bench comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta rejected the petition filed by a close […]

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Centre, AAP govt not ensuring regular supply of drugs to treat HIV: plea in HC

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New Delhi:The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre’s stand on a plea alleging that it and the AAP government were not following through on their assurance to the court to ensure there would be no shortage of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, used to treat HIV. Justice Sunil Gaur has asked the Ministry of Health to […]

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