Coal block allocation scam: Court to hear arguments on charges from September 8

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A special court will begin hearing arguments on framing of charges from September 8 in a coal blocks allocation scam case in which Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, his son and others were named as accused by the CBI. “I will start hearing the arguments on framing of charges from September 8,” special CBI judge… Read more »

SC wants stage-wise plan for Ganga rejuvenation

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The Supreme Court asked the Centre on Wednesday  for a PowerPoint presentation within three weeks on a stage-wise strategy to clean up the Ganga, saying the government’s “bureaucratic plan” may take 200 years to accomplish the task. “Please try that the next generation is able to see the river in its original form. We don’t… Read more »

Court denies NRI bail for Facebook post on Gujarat CM’s kin

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A local court denied a pre-arrest bail today to a non-resident Indian (NRI) facing a case of allegedly posting a lewd message on Facebook about Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s granddaughter.  rejected the application of the accused Roshan Shah since the offence is bailable and because anticipatory bail cannot be sought under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). As… Read more »

Visitors logbooks: CBI chief Ranjit Sinha cries foul

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The Central Bureau of Investigation Director Ranjit Sinha told the Supreme Court on Thursday that allegations that he had met and favoured influential persons associated with accused in the 2G spectrum and coal scam cases is “patently false” and an “attack on his reputation and a serious invasion of his privacy”. The agency chief challenged… Read more »

Don’t sterilize elephants to avoid train-elephant accidents

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The Supreme Court Tuesday took serious view of a report that said the West Bengal government had decided to take “regressive” steps to reduce the elephant population by introducing contraceptives/sterilization to avoid train-elephant accidents.  Taking note, a bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Vikramajit Sen said: “If it is so, it is absolutely impermissible… Read more »

2G case: SC appoints senior advocate Anand Grover as SPP

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted the proposal to appoint senior advocate Anand Grover as Special Public Prosecutor for conducting the trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.Grover would be taking the place of senior advocate U U Lalit who has been elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court.A bench, headed by Justice… Read more »

PIL in Gujarat High Court seeks fast-track courts to try rape cases

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The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state government in response to a public interest litigation seeking fast-track courts for rape cases. The division bench of Justices Akil Kureshi and JB Pardiwala asked the government to file its reply by September 30. Petitioner Jignesh Goswami says, quoting a media report, that Gujarat government… Read more »