Rathore’s bail plea hearing adjourned till July 1

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday adjourned till July 1 the hearing on the revision petition and bail plea of former Haryana police chief S.P.S. Rathore, convicted for the 1990 molestation of teenager Ruchika Girhotra. There were no arguments in the court Tuesday and despite the repeated requests of Rathore’s wife and counsel Abha… Read more »

Gujarat lawyers protest corruption in judiciary

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Lawyers Monday began a two-day token fast outside the Gujarat High Court to protest alleged corruption in the lower judiciary. Anil Patel, president of the Gujarat unit of Indian Association of Lawyers, said that all the office bearers of association would continue the token fast on Tuesday as well. ‘We plan to present a memorandum… Read more »

Court grills AIIMS on post-graduation seats

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The Delhi High Court Monday questioned the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on allocation of seats to students in post-graduation courses. The vacation bench of Justice M.C. Garg directed the AIIMS to explain by June 30 as to how the all-India level seats were allocated. The court was hearing a petition filed by… Read more »

Court asks Air India to de-seal staff union offices

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The Delhi High Court Monday directed Air India’s holding company, National Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL), to de-seal the employees’ union offices that were sealed during a strike last month. The vacation bench of Justice M.C. Garg directed NACIL to de-seal all the union offices across the country and posted the matter for further… Read more »

Delhi plans anti-touting law

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The Delhi government Monday said it was planning to bring in an anti-touting law to take stringent action against touts in view of the recent rape of two Dutch women by men posing as tourist guides in the capital. ‘In the wake of this incident (rape of two Dutch women), the government is discussing a… Read more »

Under trial prisoners’ justice scheme a silent revolution in judiciary: Law Minister

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Terming the scheme of providing justice to Undertrial Prisoners (UTPs) a ‘silent revolution in the judiciary’, Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily today said the scheme had been successful due to the coordinated approach between the judiciary and executive. Altogether 1,30,651 UTPs have been released since January this year, when the national mission for delivery of… Read more »

Notice issued to Karnataka on proposed military memorial

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The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Karnataka government on a petition challenging the proposed setting up of the National Military Memorial at the Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park in Bangalore. The vacation bench headed by justice R.M. Lodha and comprising Justice A.K. Patnaik, however, declined to order status quo. The notice is returnable… Read more »

Four Uttar Pradesh ministers to move high court in blasphemy case

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Four ministers in the Mayawati government will move the Allahabad High Court against a lower court order on registration of a criminal case against them for publication of an allegedly blasphemous article in a journal. The order against Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Babu Singh Kushwaha, Swami Prasad Maurya and Daddu Prasad was issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate… Read more »