Bangaru Laxman’s sentencing: Key points of the judgment

A Delhi court Saturday awarded four years’ rigorous imprisonment to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) former president Bangaru Laxman for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in 2001. The court also slapped him with a fine of Rs.1 lakh. Following are the key points of the verdict: 1. Character or class is not […]

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Former BJP chief Bangaru convicted for taking bribe

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman was convicted by a Delhi court and taken into custody for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in a 10-year-old graft case. He was convicted by Additional Sessions Judge Kanwaljeet Arora. Laxman was taken into juidicial custody and arguments on sentencing will be heard Saturday. […]

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BJP seeks answers as Singhvi resigns amid CD row

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi should explain in Parliament why he has quit as chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Law and Justice. “It is a serious matter and the party has not given any statement on the standing committee, we hope he will make […]

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Chhattisgarh gets notice for botched eye operations

The Chhattisgarh High Court Tuesday issued notice to the state’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government on botched eye operations in September that left several aged persons blinded in one eye. The high court, which is based at Bilaspur town, some 100 km from Raipur, issued the notice as it took up a public interest litigation […]

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Yeddyurappa faces police probe in one more case

In more trouble for former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and the state’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, police Saturday began probing into a case of illegal land deal by him and housing minister V Somanna. The probe is on the direction of the Lokayukta (ombudsman) special court judge N.K. Sudhindra Rao on a complaint by […]

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Bhopal tragedy survivors to observe black day

The Bhopal gas tragedy survivors will observe a ‘Black Day Nov 1, the 56th Foundation Day of Madhya Pradesh, to protest the state government’s inaction to help them get justice, survivors said Saturday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state has planned to celebrate the Madhya Pradesh Day in a grand style. Bollywood […]

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Amar Singh granted bail in cash-for-vote scam

The Delhi High Court today granted bail to Rajya Sabha member and expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh in the cash-for-vote scam on the surety and the personal bonds of Rs 50 lakh each. Justice Suresh Kait granted bail after going though the All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS) medical report on his critical […]

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Himachal plans law to seize tainted officials’ riches

The Himachal Pradesh government proposes to enact a new law enabling it to confiscate illegal assets of public servants. A law to fix accountability of public servants is also planned, an official said here Monday. During the six-day monsoon session, the government proposes to introduce a new legislation to confiscate illegal assets of public servants, […]

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‘Goa chief minister anti-tribal’

Tribal leaders here Monday accused Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of being “anti-tribal” and protecting the killers of two tribal activists during a May rally this year. Speaking to reporters during a day-long tribal protest here, convenor of the United Tribal Associations Alliance (UTAA), Prakash Velip, said that Kamat’s disinterest in tribal welfare affairs was obvious […]

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Gujarat top cops served notice in RDX landing case

The Gujarat government Friday issued a show-cause notice to IPS officers Satish Verma, Atul Karwal and H.P. Singh and Deputy Superintendent of Police Sukhdevsinh Jhala in connection with the 1993 Porbandar RDX landing case. The notice has been issued for allegedly allowing Sattar Maulana, a key accused in the landing of the RDX explosives at […]

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