Rahul Gandhi expresses “regret” again in SC over remarks on Rafale verdict

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi Monday expressed regret again for “incorrectly” attributing his ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remark to the Supreme Court and accused BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi of trying to drag the court into a political controversy for “personal gains and political mileage” by moving the contempt petition against him. Seeking dismissal of the contempt petition… Read more »

Gold and silver prices fall on tepid demand

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Gold prices fell by Rs 55 to Rs 32,945 per 10 gram at the bullion market here on Tuesday due to tepid demand from jewellers, according to the All India Sarafa Association. Tracking gold, silver also dropped by Rs 200 to Rs 38,500 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers…. Read more »

Rafale : Supreme Court allows Centre to circulate letter seeking adjournment of Tuesday’s hearing

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The Supreme Court Monday allowed the Centre to circulate a letter for adjournment in tomorrow’s scheduled hearing on Rafale review pleas. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed the Centre’s counsel to circulate the letter among parties which include petitioners who have filed review pleas. In a setback to the Centre, the apex… Read more »

Gauhati High Court reinstates Nagaon DSP Sabita Das

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The Gauhati High Court on Friday set aside the suspension of Nagaon district Deputy Superintendent of Police Sabita Das, as Assam authorities failed to frame charges against her within the stipulated time in an alleged bribery case. Justice N Kotiswar Singh reinstated the senior police official with her rank and post as the state government… Read more »

PepsiCo proposes settlement to Gujarat potato farmers sued by it.

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Food and beverages giant PepsiCo Friday offered to settle lawsuits against four farmers who it has dragged to court for allegedly illegally growing a variety of potatoes “registered” by the company. Nine farmers from Sabarkantha and Aravalli districts are being sued by PepsiCo for allegedly growing a variety of potatoes for which it has claimed… Read more »

Man gets 20 years’ Rigourous Imprisonment for raping minor

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A local court Wednesday sentenced a man to 20 years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping a girl in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha four years ago. Additional district and sessions judge of Baripada, Dr V Sujata, passed the verdict after finding Bailochan Mohanta guilty of raping the girl. Mohanta’s two associates, Purusattam Mohanta and Bailochan Behera,… Read more »