Malegaon: SC for final hearing on plea against Sadhvi on Oct 31

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The Supreme Court today fixed October 31 for the final hearing of a plea challenging the Bombay High Court order granting bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. A bench comprising Justices R K Agarwal and S Abdul Nazeer listed the matter for final hearing after counsel for… Read more »

If public toilets not maintained, will people use them: Delhi HC

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An annoyed Delhi High Court today criticised authorities responsible for maintaining public toilets in the city, saying if they do their job properly, people would not have to come to courts. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar came down hard on the authorities after they said that people… Read more »

Why inmates in jails despite recommendations for release: SC

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The Supreme Court today expressed shock at the large number of people languishing in jails in “complete violation” of their rights despite recommendations for their release by the legal services authority, saying such a situation was unacceptable. “What is this happening? People are languishing in jails and there is problem of overcrowding of jails also…. Read more »

CBI court grants conditional bail to four accused in NRHM “scam”

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Four accused in an alleged scam involving the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) were granted conditional bail by a CBI court here today, while the decision to grant bail to a former chief secretary of the Uttar Pradesh health department was reserved till tomorrow. Senior public prosecutor of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) B… Read more »

Sunanda Pushkar: Police told de-seal hotel suite by Oct 16

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A Delhi court today granted six days to the city police to comply with its earlier order to de-seal a five-star hotel suite where Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in 2014. Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh granted time till October 16 to the police after an Additional Delhi Commissioner Police submitted… Read more »

Bombay HC stays inquiry against Ajit Pawar, others in MSCB scam

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The Bombay High Court, through an interim order, has stayed an inquiry against Maharashtra’s former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and other accused in the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank Ltd (MSCB) scam. Pawar and 76 others have been accused of being complicit in causing financial losses of over Rs 1,000 crore to the MSCB between… Read more »

Madras HC seeks reply from CBI in Sekhar Reddy case

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The Madras High Court today sought to know from the CBI why did it not probe bank officials, when its case was that a large quantity of demonetised bank notes was changed with their help by Sekhar Reddy and two others, arrested on charges of money laundering last year. The court sought the reply from… Read more »

No sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR till Nov 1: SC

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Firecrackers would not be sold in Delhi-NCR during Diwali this year with the Supreme Court today banning their sale till November 1, dealing a body blow to the traders and businessmen dealing in them. The apex court said its last month’s order, temporarily lifting the stay and permitting sale of firecrackers, would be made effective… Read more »

SC grants time to govt to file affidavit on destitute widows

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The Supreme Court today granted six weeks to the government to file a detailed affidavit stating the steps taken by it for the welfare of ostracised destitute widows. A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur also asked the Centre to inform whether state women’s commissions were functional in various states as per the statute… Read more »

Madras HC directs city police to register FIR against H Raja

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The Madras High Court has directed the Chennai police to register an FIR against BJP national secretary H Raja on a complaint by a leader of the Indian National League (INL). Justice M S Ramesh, before whom the petition filed by INL leader J Abdul Rahim came up, said in the order, “the inspector is… Read more »