Probe concluded in scribe’s murder case: CBI tells SC

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The CBI today informed the Supreme Court that it has concluded the probe into the murder of journalist Rajdev Ranjan and filed a charge sheet against eight accused including RJD strongman Mohd Shahabuddin. Replying to another query by the court, the agency said it has not yet probed the issue relating to media reports featuring… Read more »

Defamation complaint against Rahul Gandhi, Yechury

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An RSS activist has filed a complaint in a magistrate court here against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury for allegedly linking the organisation to the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. “I have filed a case of criminal defamation and the hearing is likely to take place on October 22,”… Read more »

Sewer workers death : Delhi HC asks authorities to implement procedure

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The recent deaths of manual scavengers in the national capital has come under the scanner of the Delhi High Court which today sought a time-bound implementation of the procedure for cleaning sewers and septic tanks. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sunil Gaur was informed by the Delhi government that the Lieutenant Governor… Read more »

Plea for abortion: SC orders med examination of rape victim

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The Supreme Court today asked the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute to set up a medical board to examine a rape survivor who has sought termination of her 25-week old foetus. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the head of the medical institution to set the doctors’ panel by tomorrow to… Read more »

Need to curb rising intolerance over political views: Court

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The need of the hour is to curb the growing intolerance among people who value their views more than someone else’s life, a Delhi court has said, observing that such instances reflected a return to “the age of barbarism”. It sent four men, including a government servant, to three years of rigorous imprisonment for grievously… Read more »

Rohingya refugees illegal, pose security threat: Centre to SC

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The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the Rohingya Muslims are “illegal” immigrants in the country and their countinous stay posed “serious national security ramifications”. The Centre’s affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and… Read more »

Charge sheet filed in Kodanad heist case

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Ten persons were today charge-sheeted in the case relating to the murder of a security guard at Kodanad Estate, frequented by J Jayalalithaa, five months ago, police said. The 300-page charge sheet was filed before Judicial Magistrate C Sridhar, supported with 69 documents and 97 witnesses, investigating officer Balasundaram told reporters here. The estate guard,… Read more »