Quattrocchi case set for closure, government tells Supreme Court

New Delhi, Sep 29 In Quattrocchi case the government told that ‘it has decided to close all cases against fugitive Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused of receiving Rs.7 billion in illegal kickbacks in the Bofors gun purchase scandal of the mid-1980s’. Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium appearing for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), told the […]

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Apex court bans unauthorised religious places on public land

A bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and Mukundkam Sharma also asked various governments to decide the fate of millions of existing unauthorised places of worship on public land “on case to case basis”. The Supreme Court banned all unauthorised new and future construction of places of worship on public land and sought strict compliance of […]

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Right to Information in problems in Jammu & Kashmir

Some activists claims that after six months of the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir brought out the J&K Right to Information (JKRTI) Act 2009, but till now it remains a non-starter. The state government has not set up an information commission as yet and several government departments have not appointed Public Information Officers. […]

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India, Holland to sign social security pact in October

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and Dutch Minister of Social Welfare and Employment Jan Piet Hein Donner had announced the pact during the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Europe (Indian Diaspora meeting) Sep 19 at The Hague, EuAsiaNews reported, citing Dutch website www.Indiawijzer.nl. Wahid Saleh, a prominent Indian social worker in the Netherlands who runs the […]

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No outstation cheque bounce cases to be heard in Delhi: High Court

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice Manmohan, while hearing a public interest petition earlier this week, said: “We direct return of complaints of cheque bounce cases without jurisdiction.” “Courts are flooded with complaints that cannot be entertained and thus unnecessarily clogging the dockets of the subordinate courts. In fact, judges […]

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Sukhram’s Telecom Scam Case referred to a larger high court bench

Delhi High Court a single-judge bench referred a corruption case against former telecom minister Sukhram to a larger bench, citing several legal issues. Justice S. Murlidhar remarked. “There are certain legal issues which I have framed in this case and it should be decided by a division bench,” “When can a decision be taken whether […]

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LAW-KERALA-LAVALIN CASE TWO LAST KOCHI

Vijayan’s counsel Mr Damodaran filed a criminal miscellaneous petition for a direction to the central investigating agency. When the court asked for four months time to complete the investigation in the case, the court rejected the request and posted the case for further hearing on December 30. The case relates to the alleged irregularities involving […]

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