Aam Aadmi Party Minister Hussain lodges police complaint against Manjinder Singh Sirsa

“On July 2, I saw that Manjinder Singh Sirsa from his verified tweeter handle @mssirsa has posted that I was involved in instigating the crowd who were vandalizing the temple at Hauz Qazi in Chandni Chowk, Delhi-6,” Hussain wrote in the complaint. “He also quoted a story which was published by a news website & […]

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SC seeks EC reply on plea by 21 opposition leaders for verification of 50 pc VVPAT slips

The Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear the plea of 21 opposition leaders, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, seeking that VVPAT slips of at least 50 per cent of voting machines in each assembly constituency be checked randomly in the Lok Sabha elections. The leaders from six national and 15 regional […]

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Allowing AAP MLAs to summon witnesses could prolong the office of profit matter, says HC

New Delhi:The Delhi High Court on Thursday said allowing 20 AAP MLAs, facing allegations of having held office-of-profit, to summon witnesses in the disqualification proceedings before the poll panel could lead to prolonging the matter beyond their tenure, expiring in 2020. Justice Sunil Gaur said the idea was not to “stop” or “curtail” the rights […]

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SC: LG or CM? Who is responsible for clearing mountains of garbage in Delhi

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Delhi government to clarify by tomorrow who could be held responsible for clearing the “mountain loads of garbage” in the national capital — those reporting to LG Anil Baijal or to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The top court’s direction came days after its verdict on […]

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HC to Delhi govt: Ensure proper street-lighting in city

The Delhi High Court today directed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the civic bodies to ensure proper street-lighting in the national capital on a plea alleging that the LED lights on public roads and streets of south Delhi were not functioning. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari […]

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HC closes defamation suit on kejriwal after he apologised to Arun Jaitley

The Delhi High Court today closed the Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal apologised to him. Jaitley had filed this second defamation suit after Kejriwal’s former lawyer Ram Jethmalani allegedly “abused” him in open court during the proceedings of the original defamation suit against […]

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Delhi HC sets aside LG order cancelling bungalow allotted to AAP

The Delhi High Court today set aside an order of the Lieutenant Governor (LG) cancelling the allotment of a bungalow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the heart of the capital, saying no reason was given for the action. Justice Vibhu Bakhru remanded the matter back to LG Anil Baijal to pass a reasoned […]

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Delhi HC questions maintainability of plea against Speaker’s order

The Delhi High Court today questioned the maintainability of a plea by two persons challenging the Delhi Assembly Speaker’s order sending them to jail for throwing pamphlets and sloganeering in the House. A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Najmi Waziri wondered how a habeas corpus plea, as filed by the two, can be heard […]

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Delhi HC to examine validity of panel report on ads

The Delhi High Court today agreed to examine the validity of a Centre-appointed panel’s report recommending that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) be made to pay an amount of Rs 97 crore that the Delhi government had spent on advertisements. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva issued a notice to the Centre, the Delhi government, the Lieutenant Governor […]

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MCD elections: Court directs poll panel to seal EVM machines

A Delhi court today directed the State Election Commission to keep the EVM machines used in a south Delhi ward in the recent MCD polls intact and in a sealed condition on a plea challenging the victory of a BJP candidate by two votes. District and Sessions Judge Asha Menon also sought response from the […]

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