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Coalgate: CBI files closure report in case against K M Birla

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In a reprieve to top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others, who were named as accused in its FIR in one of the coal blocks allocation scam cases, CBI has filed a closure report in a special court here. In this case,CBI has told the court it will file some documents related to the case […]

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JK Govt official sent to jailed for 3 yrs for taking bribe

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A special anti-corruption court in Jammu & Kashmir on Friday convicted a government official for taking bribe and awarded him three years’ imprisonment. The court of additional special judge anti-corruption J&K convicted the then ‘naazir’ (revenue official) in Handwara Tehsil office of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a spokesman of the state vigilance organisation (SVO) said. […]

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Hold states’ meet on undertrial prisoners:SC toCentre

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Terming as “serious” the issue of undertrials languishing in jails, the Supreme Court today asked the Centre to convene a meeting of home secretaries of all the states to find a solution to the problem. “This is a very serious matter. There are over 31,000 Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) undertrial prisoners. This […]

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Judge complaint: SC stays MP HC panel proceedings

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The Supreme Court today stayed the proceedings of a judicial panel set up to probe sexual harassment allegations levelled by a former woman Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) against a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge after she raised apprehension over getting justice from it. Issuing notice to the High Court judge, a bench headed […]

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Tatra deal case: Court summons Tejinder Singh

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Taking cognisance of CBI’s chargesheet, a special court on Thursday summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh on September 1 for allegedly offering Rs. 14 crore bribe to then Army Chief Gen VK Singh for clearing file pertaining to procurement of 1,676 heavy mobility Tatra vehicles. Special CBI judge Madhu Jain took cognisance of the charge […]

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Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Rlys to pay

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Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi consumer disputes redressal forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi, asked the Railways to pay the amount to Delhi resident R K […]

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Terror accused Maulana Quavi gets bail from Gujarat HC

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The Gujarat High Court here today granted bail to terror accused Maulana Abdul Quavi, a Hyderabad based cleric who was arrested by Crime Branch on allegation of taking part in anti-national activities with the aide of Pakistan-based terrorist outfits. A division bench of justices Anant S Dave and Moninder Pal granted bail to Quavi on […]

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HC dismisses Kingfisher Airlines appeal

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Calcutta High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by Kingfisher Airlines against a trial court order that chairman Vijay Mallya and board of directors may be represented by its law officers or company secretary on a showcause notice by United Bank of India (UBI) for alleged wilful default on payment of dues of Rs 400 […]

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Samjhauta blast: Aseemanand granted bail

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Swami Aseemanand, one of the accused in the Samjhauta Express blast case, was on Thursday granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A division bench comprising Justice SS Saron and Justice Liza Gill passed the orders on the application moved by the accused saint. Aseemanand was arrested by NIA on December 26, 2012 […]

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Herald case:Court to hear matter against Sonia, Rahul on Dec 9

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A Delhi court on Thursday fixed December 9 for hearing the complaint case, in which it had issued summons against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others, on the issue of acquisition of National Herald daily. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha postponed the matter after the counsel appearing for Sonia Gandhi and others informed the […]

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Criminalisation of politics is anathema to democracy

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Criminalisation of politics creates a dent in the marrows of the nation which must be curbed, the Supreme Court today said while asking the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers not to induct tainted people in their ministry. A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha, said criminalisation of politics is an “anathema” […]

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SC clears scope of revisional power of high courts

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the scope of revisional power of high courts in rent laws by holding that they “cannot re-appreciate evidence” and perusal of evidence is confined “to find out legality, regularity and propriety” of the order impugned before it. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha said […]

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HC orders restoration of Lalit Modi”s passport

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Paving the way for the return of suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi to India, the Delhi High Court Wednesday ordered the restoration of his passport. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru allowed Modi’s plea challenging the revocation of his passport. The regional passport office in Mumbai had […]

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Govt junks Gadgil report on Western Ghats

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Government today junked the report on Western Ghats by Madhav Gadgil and said it instead prefers the Kasturirangan committee report. In an affidavit filed before the National Green Tribunal, the Ministry of Environment and Forests submitted it is examining the recommendations of K Kasturirangan-led panel and will not process the Gadgil report for further action. […]

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Woman judge moves SC against panel to look into her complaint

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The Gwalior judge who resigned alleging sexual harassment by a Madhya Pradesh High Court judge today brought her case before the Supreme Court, raising questions over the judicial panel to look into her complaint. The former Additional District and Sessions judge sought setting up a committee comprising two Chief Justices and one judge of High […]

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DA case:SC asks Mayawati to file reply on plea for FIR

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted three weeks time to BSP supremo Mayawati to file her reply on a plea seeking direction to CBI to lodge fresh FIR in a disproportionate assets (DA) case against her. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha adjourned the case for five weeks and also allowed the […]

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SC to consider vacating order in Gujarat riots case

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The Supreme Court Tuesday said it would consider lifting order staying the pronouncment of judgement by the trial court in one of the 2002 riot cases in Gujarat in which three British nationals were killed by a mob after knowing that they belonged to a particular community. A special bench headed by Justice H L […]

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Graft case: Court grants bail to Ramadoss, others

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Former Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and four others, accused of showing favours to a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh in granting renewal for admissions in MBBS course in 2008-2009, were on Tuesday granted bail by a Delhi court. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain granted bail to Ramadoss, the then Deputy Secretary in the […]

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What they said: SC refuses NJAC petitions but leaves door ajar

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The Supreme Court bench of justices Anil Dave, Chelameshwar and AK Sikri has declined to entertain the five writ petitions against the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) bill. What they said Fali Nariman eloquently argued why it is not a premature matter. He said he is all for the NJAC but not in its present […]

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Coal is king and extremely important element of developing India: SC

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Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry is an old saying in the industrial world, the Supreme Court said while emphasising the importance of the mineral resource regarded by many as black diamond. “Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry is an old saying in the industrial world. Industrial greatness has been built […]

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Allocation of a coal block amounts to largesse: SC

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The Supreme court today said that allocation of a coal block by the Centre amounts to grant of largesse, rejecting government contention that it is only a first statutory step. “The allocation of coal block by the Central Government results in the selection of beneficiary which entitles the beneficiary to get the prospecting licence or […]

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MP HC upholds life term to rapist

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court today upheld the life imprisonment awarded by a lower court 11 years ago to a man for attacking a minor girl’s private parts with a knife and then raping her. The sentence was ratified by a division bench of Justice S K Seth and Justice P K Jaiswal. (Source: PTI) […]

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Indian Mujahideen men used social networking sites for communication: Police

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Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives extensively used social networking sites like Facebook and other e-mail chats to communicate with each other, including with its co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal, to execute their terror plans, Delhi Police has told a court here. “The accused persons disclosed a number of Nimbuzz IDs, Yahoo IDs, Paltalk IDs, Gmail IDs and Facebook […]

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PIL seeks ban on govt ads, HC asks State to explain

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The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to file a reply to a PIL, which seeks to ban government advertisements in print and electronic media ahead of the forthcoming state Assembly polls. Hearing the PIL, a bench of justices Abhay Oka and G S Kulkarni on Wednesday asked the state to file a […]

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