Calcutta HC directs implementation of counsellors in all WB schools

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KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court has directed the implementation of comprehensive guidelines to appoint counsellors in about one lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to protect students from sexual abuse. Justice Nadira Patherya ordered that counsellors will have to be appointed to all educational institutions in the state in a phased manner within one year. The Court was… Read more »

Delhi HC adjourns hearing for National Herald case till November 22

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday, adjourned the hearing of plea of the Associated Journals Limited (AJL) challenging the Central government’s move to ask it to vacate the Herald House here, ordered a status quo in the matter  till next date of hearing on November 22. The National Herald case involves Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former party president… Read more »

Mixed’ findings in CVC report on ousted CBI chief Alok Verma: SC

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NEW DELHI: The probe on exiled CBI Director Alok Verma has given “mixed” findings and some charges needed to be investigated further, the Supreme Court on Friday said while examining the report submitted by the Central Vigilance Commission. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, is also likely to consider the report of the… Read more »

Lankesh murder accused sent to SIT custody in Pansare case

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MUMBAI: Sessions judge S S Raul sent Amol Arvind Kale (34) in the custody of a special investigation team (SIT) of Maharashtra Police till November 22. Kale was a accused in the murder case of Communist leader Govind Pansare and was earlier arrested by Karnataka Police in connection with the September 2017 murder of journalist Gouri Lankesh. Pansare,… Read more »

HC stays Pune Police’s notification on luxury bus movement

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MUMBAI: Bombay High Court stayed a notification of the deputy commissioner, traffic control division, Pune, restricting the movement of private luxury buses in the city. A vacation bench of Justice M S Karnik was on Wednesday hearing a petition filed by luxury bus operator Konduskar Travels Pvt Ltd challenging an October 26 notification issued by the Pune… Read more »

Family of Kathua victim drops lawyer, says she seldom came to court

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PATHANKOT: The family of the eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Kathua withdrawn J&K lawyer Deepika Rajawat as his counsel saying she seldom appeared for hearings in the case, officials informed on Thursday. The plea was moved Wednesday by the family before the court of district and sessions judge here which is hearing the case day-to-day… Read more »

Justice Sanjay Seth sworn in as Chief Justice of MP High Court

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BHOPAL: Justice Sanjay Kumar Seth took oath on Wednesday as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. State Governor Anandi Ben Patel administered the oath of office to Justice Seth in a ceremony. Governor Anandiben Patel administered oath of office in the Raj Bhavan at 10 am in presence of other dignitaries including Chief Minister Shivraj… Read more »

IAF officers assist SC on Rafale deal case

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NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal V R Chaudhari and two other officers from Indian Air Force appeared before the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi  to assist it on the issue of the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. The bench, also comprising Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph,… Read more »

Supreme Court reserves order on pleas seeking court-monitored probe in Rafale deal

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on petitions, seeking court-monitored probe in procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S.K. Kaul and K.M. Joseph concluded the arguments advanced by various parties which have also sought registration of FIR in connection with the alleged… Read more »

Setback for President Sirisena as Lankan Supreme Court overturns his order to sack parliament

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NEW DELHI: The dissolution of the Sri Lankan Parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena was stayed by Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court for snap polls on January 5 and further deepening the political crisis in the coastal nation.The three-judge bench headed by chief justice gave its ruling this evening on petitions against the President Maithripala Sirisena’s Gazette to dissolve parliament. After… Read more »