Sahara moves SC for extension of facilities to Roy in jail

Court on Tuesday expressed concern over how Sahara Group would raise money to secure its chief Subrata Roy’s release, as the group sought extension of facilities inside Tihar jail premises by four to six weeks to enable him negotiate deals with prospective buyers. The apex court expressed concern about the payment of money to be […]

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Dowry demand can be made any time: SC

Demand for dowry can be made at any time and not necessarily before marriage, the Supreme Court has said while upholding the life term awarded to a man for poisoning and burning his wife to death in 1997. A bench of justices M Y Eqbal and Pinaki Chandra Ghose rejected the plea that the accused […]

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Odisha: MLA’s bail plea hearing adjourned yet again

Hearing on the bail application of Banki MLA Pravat Kumar Tripathy in Orissa High Court would be taken up again on February 20. The hearing remained inconclusive yesterday and Justice Shatrughna Pujahari posted the matter for February 20. Arrested by CBI on October 31 last year for his alleged links with chit fund company Artha […]

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HC urged to reopen fraud case after cops file closure report

The father of a lady accountant of a cooperative society, who committed suicide two days after being questioned by seniors in a fraud at her workplace, has urged the Bombay High Court to order reopening of the case to probe the involvement of others in the alleged malpractice. A division bench of justices Ranjit More […]

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Orissa HC orders for panel to monitor jaundice

Orissa High Court has directed the state government to form a high-level committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to monitor the situation arising out of the spread of jaundice in the state. A bench of justices Indrajit Mahanti and Subash Chandra Parija, taking up a petition filed by Cuttack city civic body corporator […]

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Man gets 5-days jail term for drunken driving

A sessions court here has sent a man to five-days’ imprisonment for driving after consuming alcohol and said he was not only putting his own life in danger but that of the general public as well. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Kumar Bansal passed the order while dismissing an appeal of Delhi resident Naveen Kumar against […]

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Man penalised for speaking on mobile inside court room

A 32-year-old man has been penalised for talking on his mobile phone inside a court room in Kendrapara. Ranjit Pradhan, a resident of Gopalpur village under Rajnagar police jurisdiction, was found talking on his mobile phone in the chief judicial magistrate’s court room yesterday. The CJM, Rabi Narayan Panda, expressed strong displeasure as a trial […]

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HC notice to centre & Delhi government on deplorable conditions of undertrial prisoners

The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on the deplorable conditions of undertrial prisoners, including women, in Tihar Jail here.A division bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice R S Endlaw asked for responses by March 5. The bench took suo motu cognizance of the issue after the […]

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HC halts final bidding for three Chhattisgarh coal blocks

Delhi High Court today directed the government not to conduct final bidding till February 18 for three coal blocks in Chhattisgarh, for which Sarda Energy and Minerals Ltd has submitted its initial price offer on its plea challenging the two-phased auction process in which half of the round one bidders are to be eliminated. A […]

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