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MACT-Thane awards Rs 55.17 lakhs to Kalyan family

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The family of a senior company manager, who was mowed down by a tanker, has been awarded compensation of Rs 55.17 lakhs for the accident that took place on Shilphata-Mahape road in 2014. The family of the deceased staying at Khadakpada in Kalyan, includes his wife, two children and parents. The President of Motor Accidents […]

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PWD engineer sent to 4 years in jail in graft case

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A PWD engineer, accused of demanding and accepting bribe from a contractor, has been sent to four years in jail by a Special court. Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry convicted 46-year-old Ved Prakash, who was working as an assistant engineer in Public Works Department (PWD), for the offences of taking illegal gratification and criminal misconduct by […]

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Court to pronounce verdict in Salman Khan case on January 18

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A court here today fixed January 18 for pronouncing the verdict in the Arms Act case against Salman Khan and asked the actor to be present on that date. The court of chief judicial magistrate fixed the date after the final arguments from both the sides completed today. Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit directed Khan to […]

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PIL in Bombay HC challenges govt ordinance on demonetisation

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A PIL in Bombay High Court has challenged an ordinance issued by the Union government restricting members of the public from depositing the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in Reserve Bank of India branches. The petition, filed recently by Congress leader Sachin Sawant, has sought quashing of the ordinance issued by the government […]

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Virbhadra PMLA case: Court fixes Jan 12 for scrutiny of docs

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A special court has fixed January 12 for scrutiny of documents in a money laundering case involving Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in which LIC agent Anand Chauhan has been chargesheeted. “Put up the matter for scrutiny of documents on January 12, 2017,” Special Judge Vinod Kumar said. The court also allowed Chauhan, who […]

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Doctrine of tooth for tooth, eye for eye can’t be applied: HC

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“A tooth for a tooth and an eye for an eye” cannot be the criteria for handing down punishment to convicts in a civilised society, the Delhi High Court has said while setting free a former DU student who has already undergone jail term of over 16 years in two murder cases. Jitender, a former […]

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Trademark row: DPS World Foundation files settlement proposal

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DPS World Foundation, floated by a group of Delhi Public School alumni including former Union minister Salman Khurshid, today submitted in the Delhi High Court a proposal for settling the trademark dispute with DPS society, which runs the prominent school. In its proposal for settlement filed before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and […]

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SC restrains Aircel-Maxis from transferring 2G licences

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The Supreme Court today restrained transfer of 2G licences from Malaysia’s Maxis which was originally allotted to Aircel to any other telecom company. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also proposed to restrain earning of any revenue by using the 2G spectrum licences which were originally granted to Aircel in 2006. The […]

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Justice Katju tenders unconditional apology in apex court

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Former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju today tendered unconditional apology for contemptuous remarks in his blog to the apex court which was accepted by it and the contempt proceedings closed. The order was passed by a bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and U U Lalit which accepted the apology and decided to close the contempt […]

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NIA files charge sheet against captured Pak terrorist

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NIA has filed a charge sheet against Pakistani national Bahadur Ali, who was arrested in Kashmir in July last year, alleging that he was working for terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and was planning to carry out attacks at several places including Delhi. The agency has filed the charge sheet under various provisions of IPC, UAPA, […]

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SC refuses urgent hearing on plea to put off Union Budget

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The Supreme Court today refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking postponement of presentation of Union Budget due to assembly elections in five states. “There is no urgency in it. We will lay down the law when this petition comes up,” a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said. Advocate M L […]

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Can sex with wife below 18 yrs attracts POCSO:asks SC

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Can sex with wife, who is above 15 and below 18 years of age, be termed as sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in the event of glaring inconsistency with IPC which does not hold it as rape, the Supreme Court today posed this question to the Centre. Section […]

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Pancholi files appeal against conviction in attack case

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Two months after a magistrate court sentenced him to one-year imprisonment for assaulting his neighbour, Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi has moved a sessions court appealing against his conviction. In his appeal filed by lawyer Ninad Mazumdar recently, Pancholi challenged his conviction saying it is contrary to material on record and against the principles of natural […]

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No CBI probe required into Narada sting: AG

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The West Bengal government today claimed that no CBI probe was required into the Narada tapes as Mathew Samuel, who conducted the alleged sting operation, could not establish any demand for bribe from any Trinamool Congress leader purportedly appearing in the videos. Advocate General Jayanta Mitra argued before a division bench comprising acting Chief Justice […]

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Fresh affidavit filed in Sahara-Birla raids case

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‘Common Cause’, an NGO, today filed a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking a court- monitored SIT investigation into the raids on two business houses in 2013-14 after which bribery allegations have been made against against politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ‘Common Cause’, which has repeatedly been asked by the court to come […]

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Banning tainted leaders from polls: SC to set up larger bench

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Ahead of crucial upcoming Assembly polls in five states, the Supreme Court today said it would “soon constitute” a five-judge bench to decide questions like whether people facing trial in serious crime cases can be allowed to contest and at which stage of trial, a lawmaker would stand disqualified. “We must clarify this matter so […]

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Data collection by pvt agencies for Aadhaar not a good idea: SC

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The Supreme Court today refused to expedite the hearing of Aadhaar cases challenging the constitutional validity of the scheme but observed that data collection by private agencies is not a good idea. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar made the remarks after senior advocate Shyam Divan sought urgent hearing of the plea […]

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Can’t deny justice in over zealousness to dispose cases: Delhi HC

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Courts must never deny justice to anyone in “over zealousness” to dispose cases, the Delhi High Court has said while observing that “docket explosion” of matters is a problem for the judicial system to contend with. A bench of Justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar said this while setting aside a judgement passed by […]

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NGT asks MoEF not to act under new notification

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The National Green Tribunal today took the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to task over its recent notification exempting real estate projects from obtaining prior environmental clearance (EC) and restrained it from granting any fresh permissions under the new regulation. “You can’t do legal blunders and get away with it,” a bench headed by […]

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Man who lost eye in fight gets justice after 17 years

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A man who lost an eye after getting beaten up by two brothers has found justice, albeit after 17 years, as a local court here sentenced the accused to 10 years in prison. Additional District Sessions Court judge D C Singh held the brothers Avnish and Perveen guilty under Section 326 of the IPC (Voluntarily […]

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SC dismisses plea for CBI probe into Jayalalithaa’s death

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The Supreme Court today dismissed pleas, including that of Rajya Sabha MP and expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa, seeking a CBI probe or a judicial investigation by an apex court judge into the death of J Jayalalithaa. A bench of Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman said that a similar petition is pending […]

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Adarsh Society, Headley cases kept Maha courts busy in 2016

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The deposition of David Headley in the 26/11 terror attack case, lifting of ban on entry of women in the Haji Ali dargah and Shani shrine in Shingnapur and the Sheena Bora case kept courts in Maharashtra busy in 2016. Other cases which hogged the limelight during the year gone by were the high court […]

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Unauthorised colonies born out of greed: Delhi HC

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Unauthorised colonies are normally born out of greed with intent of securing unmerited benefits and legalising them has emboldened purchasers of acquired land and encroachers apart from leading to manifold problems, the Delhi High Court has said. “This court would like to emphasise the distinction between an unauthorised colony and jhuggi jhopri cluster. While jhuggi […]

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Rohit Tandon was the main conspirator: ED to court

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The Enforcement Directorate today opposed the bail plea of controversial lawyer Rohit Tandon, who is in jail for alleged seizure of Rs 13.6 crore cash from his law firm as part of an anti-blackmoney probe, telling a court here that he was one of the main conspirators in the illegal conversion of nearly Rs 60 […]

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