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Bengal woman left home on free will : Calcutta High Court

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A report was filed before the Calcutta High Court on Thursday stating that a woman, whose father had complained that she had been unduly influenced by a man to leave her home, had gone of her free will. Public prosecutor-in-charge Saibal Bapuli filed the report that the woman, who is married, has stated to him that […]

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Divergences in rural and urban inflation do not persist for long: RBI paper

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Rural-urban inflation divergence does not persist in the long run and converges over time, and both exhibit a long-term equilibrium relationship, said an RBI article. This convergence of rural-urban inflation supports the relevance of one inflation target as nominal anchor at the national level, said the article prepared by Binod B. Bhoi, Himani Shekhar and […]

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Maharashtra : Man gets life imprisonment for colleague’s murder

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A court in Maharashtra’s Thane has awarded life imprisonment to a 32-year-old man, who worked as a cook, for killing his colleague in 2015 over a financial issue. District Judge Hemant Patwardhan held Anil Rajbir Valmiki guilty under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 342 (wrongful confinement) on Wednesday and also pronounced the quantum of sentence. The […]

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Man gets 10 years’ jail for raping and sexually harassing woman and her minor daughter

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A POCSO court in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana has sentenced a man to 10 years’ imprisonment for raping a woman and sexually harassing her minor daughter two years ago. Special judge Mumtaz Ali also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on accused Sachin on Thursday after holding him guilty under various sections of the Indian Penal […]

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Delhi riots: Court dismisses man’s bail pleas in 4 cases

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A Delhi court has dismissed bail applications of a person in four cases related to the northeast Delhi riots, saying he has been categorically identified by an eye witness as an alleged member of a “riotous mob” and is seen in CCTV footage taking part in rioting. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav dismissed the bail […]

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SC issues show-cause notices to comedian Kunal Kamra and comic artist Rachita Taneja in contempt cases

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 The Supreme Court issued show-cause notices to comedian Kunal Kamra and comic artist Rachita Taneja on Friday for their alleged scandalous tweets against the apex court. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy and M R Shah sought response from the two in six weeks on the notices issued in two separate cases. […]

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SC directs states to carry out fire safety audit of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals

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The Supreme Court on Friday directed all the states to carry out fire safety audit of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals across the country to prevent fire incidents in medical institutions. The apex court also directed dedicated COVID-19 hospitals to take a no objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department within four weeks and said that failure […]

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HC quashes Income Tax proceedings against Karti Chidambaram & Srinidhi Chidambaram

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The Madras High Court has quashed the Income Tax proceedings initiated against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram,and his wife over alleged non-disclosure of cash transactions of about Rs seven crore following sale of a property near here. The Court, while ruling that the action is “not maintainable and premature”, clarified that […]

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Can’t coerce family planning : Centre tells SC on population control

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The Centre has told the Supreme Court that India is unequivocally against forcing family planning on its people and any coercion to have a certain number of children is counter-productive and leads to demographic distortions. In an affidavit filed in the top court, the health ministry told the apex court that the family welfare programme […]

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CBI files supplementary charge sheets in 2 Vyapam scam cases

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The CBI has filed supplementary charge sheets in two separate cases related to pre-medical test-2009 and transport constable recruitment test-2012 conducted by Vyapam in Madhya Pradesh, officials said Tuesday. In the supplementary charge sheet filed before a Gwalior special court in the PMT-2009 case, the CBI has listed 126 accused candidates, impersonators, parents of candidates […]

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Allahabad High Court quashes detention under NSA of anti-Dalit violence accused

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The Allahabad High Court on Monday quashed a detention order under stringent National Security Act and directed forthwith release of the detenue. A bench of justices Pritinker Diwaker and P K Srivastava ordered the release of detenue Javed Siddiqui, arrested under the NSA allegedly for triggering violence against Dalits in Jaunpur district early this year. […]

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JK High Court first female Chief Justice Justice Gita Mittal says tried to embed spirit of equality in courts

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After rendering over 28 months of service as the first female Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Justice Gita Mittal on Tuesday said she tried to embed the abounding spirit of inclusion, equality and justice in the courts. Justice Mittal, who was sworn in on August 11, 2018, as the 36th Chief […]

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