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SC allows Karti Chidambaram to withdraw Rs 20 Cr deposited for travelling abroad.

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 The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to withdraw the Rs 20 crore which was deposited with the apex court registry as a condition for allowing him to travel abroad. The apex court in January and May 2019 had granted Karti Chidambaram permission to travel to foreign countries after depositing Rs 10 […]

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Muzaffarpur case: Court seeks CBI response on Brajesh Thakur’s plea claiming witnesses not reliable.

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A Delhi court on Tuesday sought response of the CBI on a plea filed by Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in a case of alleged sexual and physical assault of several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home, claiming that testimonies of witnesses in the case were not reliable. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha directed the CBI […]

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Delhi HC directs police to look into traffic restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch.

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the city police to look into traffic restrictions on Kalindi Kunj-Shaheen Bagh stretch, which has been closed for nearly a month due to protests against the amended Citizenship Act, while keeping in mind the larger public interest. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C […]

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GST Council to set up grievance redressal mechanism for taxpayers

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The GST Council will set up a grievance redressal mechanism for taxpayers. The decision was taken at the 38th meeting of the GST Council held on December 18. It has decided that a structured grievance redressal mechanism should be established for the taxpayers under GST to tackle grievances on GST-related issues of specific and general […]

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Anti-CAA stir: Army chief says leadership does not mean leading people to violence.

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It is not leadership if leaders guide masses, comprising university and college students, to carry out arson and violence in our cities, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Thursday while commenting on protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Leaders emerge from crowds but are not those who lead people in “inappropriate directions”, added the […]

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Alliance will form govt in Jharkhand, Hemant Soren will be CM: Congress

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As the JMM-led alliance appeared set to cross the majority mark in the Jharkhand Assembly polls on Monday, the Congress exuded confidence that the alliance will form the government with Hemant Soren as chief minister. All India Congress Committee in-charge for Jharkhand, RPN Singh said, “We will form the government as we fought the elections […]

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CAA: Around 100 lawyers protest outside Jamia varsity

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Over 100 lawyers gathered outside the Jamia Milia Islamia on Saturday to lodge their protest against the amended citizenship act and the National Register of Citizens for India (NRC). The lawyers gathered outside the varsity with posters that said ‘We advocates condemn brutal attack on students’, ‘Stop dividing India, boycott CAA & NRC’, ‘NRC narak […]

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Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district : Four sentenced to 30 years for raping minor.

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A court in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district sentenced four men to 30 years’ imprisonment for repeatedly raping a 14-year-old girl. Third additional district and sessions judge Sanjeev Kumar Tamak on Friday convicted Charan Singh (30), Ishwar Dhurv (31), Nageshwar Rajak (26) and Manoj Wadekar (35), the victim’s lawyer Priyanka Shukla said. The court sentenced the accused […]

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Moushumi Chatterjee’s daughter Payal passes away due to juvenile diabetes.

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Yesteryear actor Moushumi Chatterjee’s daughter Payal has passed away. She was 45. According to family sources, Payal breathed her last on Thursday at the city-based Hinduja Hospital in Khar. Payal was in coma for the past two years due to juvenile diabetes. She married businessman Dicky Sinha in 2010 and was in and out of […]

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SC dismisses pleas seeking review of Ayodhya case verdict

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The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a batch of petitions seeking review of its November 9 Ayodhya land dispute case verdict, which cleared the way for construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site. A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, which took these review pleas for consideration in-chamber, rejected them after […]

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Bank fraud: Ratul Puri moves bail plea

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A Delhi court on Friday sought response from the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a bail application filed by businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in a money laundering case related to a bank loan fraud. Special judge Arvind Kumar issued notice to the ED and directed it to file a […]

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Metro project: Calcutta High Court gives permission to move tunnel-boring machine up to 5 metres

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The Calcutta High Court allowed the Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation (KMRC) on Monday to move a tunnel-boring machine up to five metres in the city’s Bowbazar area, where an aquifer burst in August during drilling operations, leading to several houses collapsing. The KMRC had moved the high court seeking its permission to move the machine […]

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Court issues notice to ED on Ratul Puri’s bail plea.

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A Delhi court has sought response from the Enforcement Directorate on the bail plea of Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, in a money laundering case related to the VVIP chopper scam. Special Judge Arvind Kumar issued notice to the ED and directed it to file a reply by November 22, […]

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Delhi HC mentions another case facts in Chidambaram bail order

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The facts of another case have found mention in the Delhi High Court order denying bail to former union finance minister P Chidambaram in the INX Media money-laundering case. In his 41-page verdict on November 15, Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of the high court reproduced some paragraphs from a 2017 Supreme Court order rejecting bail […]

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Chronology of events in Rafale fighter jets deal case.

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Following is the chronology of events in the Rafale fighter jets deal in which the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected review petitions against its verdict giving clean chit to the Narendra Modi government. -Dec 30, 2002: Defence Procurement Procedures (DPP) adopted to streamline process -Aug 28, 2007: Ministry of Defence issues Request for Proposal for […]

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Won’t issue direction to Parliament for drafting uniform civil code: Delhi High Court.

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The Delhi High Court on Friday said it will not issue any direction to Parliament for drafting a uniform civil code as the matter falls under the domain of the legislature and it was not going to interfere into it. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar declined to […]

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Lawyers in all the six district courts in Delhi called off their strike on Friday.

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Lawyers in all the six district courts in Delhi called off their strike on Friday, which was underway since November 4 after a clash between advocates and police at the Tis Hazari court. The Coordination Committee of All District Courts Bar Associations took the decision in a meeting of the office bearers after the Delhi […]

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Rafale deal: Supreme Court clean chit to Modi govt for second time

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The Supreme Court Thursday gave clean chit to the Modi government on the purchase of 36 fully loaded Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation, rejecting the plea for registration of an FIR by the CBI for alleged commission of cognisable offence in the deal. The apex court in two separate but concurring verdicts […]

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Two directors go to courts alleging plagiarism by makers of ‘Bala’

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Ayushmann Khurrana’s new film “Bala” has landed in trouble with two filmmakers approaching courts with claims that it has plagiarised their concepts about a bald man and his many travails. While Kamal Kant Chandra, who is working on his debut film “Marksheet”, approached the Bombay High Court and then the Supreme Court, filmmaker Naman Goyal […]

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The Delhi High Court upholds life term of two for murdering man

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The Delhi High Court has upheld the life imprisonment of two persons for killing a man and throwing his body in a jungle, while setting aside the trial court’s verdict convicting and sentencing the victim’s wife. The court said each chain of the circumstances points towards the involvement of convicts Sachin and Sunil but no […]

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The Delhi High Court seeks Centre and AAP government stand on plea to declare poker as gambling.

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought Centre and AAP government’s response on a petition seeking that poker and similar card games, played online or offline, be declared gambling and, therefore, illegal. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued a notice to the Finance Ministry and the Delhi […]

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Plea for entry of women into mosques: SC asks Centre to reply by Nov 5

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The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response by November 5 on a plea seeking entry of Muslim women in mosques across the country and claiming that such restriction was “unconstitutional” and violative of fundamental rights to life, equality and gender justice. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the […]

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PIL in Delhi HC seeks direction to authorities to convene SRB meeting every 3 months

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A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Delhi government and the Director General of Prisons to convene the meeting of Sentence Review Board (SRB) every three months in compliance with the rules. The plea said as per the SRB order of July 16, 2004 and Delhi Prison Rules, […]

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DSLSA and DCW set up legal clinic at commission office

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The Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) office now has a legal clinic for providing free legal aid to women who approach the women’s panel. The DCW and Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) inaugurated a DSLSA clinic at the panel’s office in ITO on Wednesday. The panel said it receives several complaints on a daily […]

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