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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »