NCP will have to vacate its Delhi office: Court

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Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has been asked to vacate its Delhi office by a city court here. The office of NCP is currently located in the posh Lutyens zone at 10, Dr Bishambar Das Marg in the heart of the national capital. District Judge Poonam A Bamba rejected the appeal of the NCP… Read more »

Kejriwal’s denial of instruction to Jethmalani belated : Jaitley

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Union Minister Arun Jaitley today termed as “bald and belated” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s denial in Delhi High court that he had not instructed his former lawyer Ram Jethmalani to use defamatory words against the BJP leader. Jaitley contended that the Aam Aadmi Party leader has neither substantiated his claim that he did not instruct… Read more »

HC seeks info on crackers licences from Pb, Har, C’garh

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Concerned over the pollution from fireworks, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notices to the two states and the Union territory of Chandigarh asking them to furnish by tomorrow details of licences issued for sale of crackers. The development comes days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till… Read more »

NGT raps Delhi government over report on rain water harvesting

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The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Delhi government for not filing a status report on whether government buildings, bridges and flyovers have installed rainwater harvesting systems and if these are functional. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar granted last opportunity to the city government to submit the report and warned of… Read more »

Lawyers of all Delhi district courts to strike tomorrow

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The lawyers of all six district courts in the national capital will go on a day-long strike tomorrow to protest against alleged misconduct of some judges. “The reasons for calling a complete strike are misconduct of judges with litigants and huge corruption in the judiciary. We have already given the names of erring judges to… Read more »

SC issues guidelines to accord senior designation to lawyers

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The Supreme Court today issued a slew of guidelines, including setting up of a permanent committee led by the Chief Justice of India, to accord senior designation to lawyers. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that besides the CJI, the committee would include a senior- most apex court or a high court… Read more »

Aarushi murder case appeal: Allahabad HC likely to deliver verdict

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The Allahabad High Court is expected to deliver its verdict tomorrow on an appeal filed by Rajesh and Nupur Talwar challenging a CBI court order convicting them for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008. The couple were awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November… Read more »

Malegaon blast case: Accused Sameer Kulkarni gets bail

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A sessions court here today granted bail to Sameer Kulkarni, arrested for his alleged involvement in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case. The court granted Kulkarni bail on a bond of Rs 50,000 on the grounds of parity, as several other accused in the case including Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and… Read more »

Madras HC bans entry of Nithyananda into Madurai mutt

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The Madras High Court today banned controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda from entering the 2500-year-old Saivite Madurai Adheenam mutt here. In an interim order on a petition opposing his plea seeking police protection to enter the mutt, Justice R Mahadevan of the Madurai bench also restrained Nithyananda and his disciples from interfering with its administration. He… Read more »

Karti case: SC to decide if it can see CBI’s probe documents

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The Supreme Court today said it would first decide whether it was entitled to see the documents CBI has intended to placed before it in a sealed cover relating to its probe in a case against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, before taking a call on other issues. A bench headed… Read more »