Fast track court scheme extended by a year

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The central government Thursday extended by a year its decade-old fast track court scheme under which it provides funds to states for speedy disposal of criminal cases. The decision to grant a year-long extension to the scheme was taken in a meeting of the cabinet committee on economic affairs chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,… Read more »

Court rejects Lalit Modi’s plea to stay BCCI action

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The Bombay High Court Thursday rejected suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi’s plea to stay the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) disciplinary proceedings against him. The court, however, said that the “BCCI disciplinary panel should keep Modi’s objections in mind”. Modi’s attorney Mehmood Abdi ducked answering any questions on the… Read more »

No contempt proceedings against Sibal: apex court

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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal for criticising judicial functioning in 1995. An apex court bench of Justices J.M. Panchal and A.K. Patnaik said Sibal’s message in a souvenir had been quoted out of context. The court said the… Read more »

Approach MCD for relocation, court to tonga owners

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Tonga owners in the capital were asked Wednesday by the Delhi High Court to submit a representation within a week to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) seeking their relocation. Disposing off a petition filed by tonga owners seeking their relocation against the MCD’s decision to phase out the horse-drawn carriages from the walled city,… Read more »

Supreme Court okays contempt case against lawyer

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The Supreme Court Wednesday permitted contempt proceedings against advocate Prashant Bhushan for casting aspersions on judges, including Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, and making objectionable remarks against them. A bench of Justice Altamas Kabir, Justice Cyriac Joseph and Justice H.L. Dattu said that the contempt petition moved by amicus curiae Harish Salve would be heard Nov… Read more »

Woman, lover get life for fiance’s murder

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A woman, her boyfriend and two others were Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court for murdering her fiance within three days of their engagement in 2003. Fast Track Court Judge Vanti Kodi, who awarded life sentence to all the four, also imposed a fine of Rs.75,000 on the woman, S. Shubha. Her boyfriend,… Read more »

Court warns media against sensationalization

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The Supreme Court Wednesday cautioned the media against sensationalizing court matters and quoting out of context the observations that are made during hearings. The media should realize its “own responsibility towards the nation”, the apex court bench of Justice J.M. Panchal and Justice A.K. Patnaik said during the hearing of a contempt petition against union… Read more »

New visa rules trouble Indian Americans: Minister

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Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi was flooded with complaints from Indian Americans during his US visit over India’s tightened visa rules. “Every state that I visited in the US, they (Indian Americans) raised the problem regarding the new visa rules and suggested we make amendments,” Ravi, who after a six -day visit to New… Read more »

Death sentences commuted for six in Khairlanji massacre case

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The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court Wednesday commuted the death sentences of six people accused in the massacre of a Dalit family in Khairlanji in 2006 and gave them life imprisonment of 25 years each. The much awaited verdict was given by a division bench comprising Justices A.P. Lawande and R.C. Chauhan that… Read more »

Maharashtra’s ‘best five’ formula to apply to ICSE students

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The Supreme Court Tuesday gave its nod to the Maharashtra government’s ‘best five’ formula for admission to Class 11 and ordered its extension to students of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) board. While staying the operation of the verdict of the Bombay High Court, an apex court bench of Justice V.S. Sirpurkar and… Read more »