Islamabad High Court suspends Jail Sentences of Nawaz Sharif, DaughterMaryam Nawaz

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NEW DELHI: The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday ordered the release former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son in law Mohammad Safdar in the Avenfield corruption reference case. Sharif’s supporters cheered as the Islamabad High Court suspended the 10-year jail term of the three-time premier. A two-judge bench comprising of justices Athar Minallah and Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb gave the… Read more »

Contempt notice to BJP leader Manoj Tiwari, for breaking lock of sealed house

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the presence of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari before it on September 25 for allegedly breaking the lock of a house sealed by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) in Gokulpur. Terming the action of Tiwari “unfortunate”, a bench of Justice Madan B Lokur, Justice Abdul… Read more »

Cabinet passes triple talaq ordinance, Instant triple talaq to be a crime now

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NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet has passed an ordinance which criminalises making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term and the woman will be entitled to maintenance. Giving details about the provisions of the ordinance, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the core component is that an offence will be cognizable only when… Read more »

Sheena Bora Case: Indrani, Peter Mukerjea file for divorce in Mumbai court

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MUMBAI: Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter Mukerjea, the two accused in Sheena Bora murder case have filed for divorce in the family court, Bandra. they were arrested for their involvement in the murder of Sheena Bora in 2012. The two have been married for 16 years. According to the Central Bureau of Investigation,  Sheena Bora was Indrani’s biological daughter… Read more »

AgustaWestland scam: Christian Michel, middleman to be extradited, orders UAE court

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NEW DELHI: A court in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ordered the extradition of  Christian Michel the middleman alleged in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case. Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the alleged kickbacks paid to swing the deal to buy 12 VVIP choppers in favour of AgustaWestland. Michel, a British national, is wanted in India for allegedly organising bribes… Read more »

SC adjourns hearing on Rafale fighter jet deal

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing seeking probe into the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph put the plea for consideration on October 10. Petitioner M L Sharma told the apex court bench that he wants to file some… Read more »

Nun Rape Case: Bishop Moves Kerala HC for anticipatory bail

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KERALA: The senior Catholic priest Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, Tuesday filed an anticipatory bail petition in the Kerala High Court. The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar would be appearing before the police probe team on Wednesday. Franco, 54, is accused of raping a Kottayam-based nun attached to the Missionaries of Jesus (MJ)… Read more »

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: 1,000 affected farmers oppose land acquisition, approach HC

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AHMEDABAD: As many as 1,000 farmers of Gujrat affected by the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train Project will approach the Supreme Court with a plea to stay the project. The farmers also submitted affidavits in the Gujarat High Court opposing the project. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi is hearing… Read more »

Bihar Shelter Home Rape Case: SC stays Patna HC order For a New probe team

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court stayed a Patna High Court order asking the CBI special director to set up a fresh team for Bihar’s Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case. The Apex Court bench comprising Justice MB Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta  said changing the CBI team at this stage will be detrimental to the ongoing investigation. The high court had on… Read more »