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Maharashtra: Voter seeks Bombay High Court direction to BJP and Shiv Sena to form government as they got ‘Public mandate’.

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A woman voter from Maharashtra on Monday moved the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to the BJP and Shiv Sena to stand by their pre-poll alliance and form government in the state as they got the “public mandate”. Priya Chauhan (46), a resident of neighboring Thane district, in her petition also sought a direction […]

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Unnao Case: Court Records Statement of Victim’s Uncle

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A Delhi court on Wed. recorded the statement of Unnao rape survivor’s uncle in the case in which expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) Kuldeep Sengar is a key accused. District Judge Dharmesh Sharma was presiding over the in-camera hearing in the 2017 case of alleged kidnapping & sexual assault of the […]

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SC dismisses CBI probe into WB BJP workers death

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New Delhi:The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking a CBI probe into the recent killing of two BJP workers in Purulia district of West Bengal after panchayat polls. A vacation bench of Justices A K Goel and Ashok Bhushan asked the petitioners to approach the Calcutta High Court for the relief. Advocate […]

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Supreme Court approves draft Cauvery Management Scheme

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The Supreme Court today approved the Centre’s draft Cauvery Management Scheme for smooth distribution of water among four southern riparian states. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra rejected the suggestions of Karnataka and Kerala governments over the scheme, terming them as devoid of merits. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and […]

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CBI arrests UP BJP MLA: Unnao gangrape case

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Central Bureau of Investigation arrested Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the Unnao gangrape case on early Friday morning. The arrest was made within 12 hours after the CBI took over the case.CBI sources said that the probe agency’s team arrested the legislator from his residence in Indira Nagar area at […]

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Chief Justice of India-led orders listing of a case relating to BJP chief’s son

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The Supreme Court today directed the listing of a case of a news portal’s scribes, who are facing criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP President Amit Shah’s son, before an appropriate bench for final disposal on April 18. An supreme court bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra said since it was […]

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Supreme Court refuses to interfere with Bengal panchayat poll process

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The Supreme Court today refused to extend the last date for the filing of nominations for panchayat polls in West Bengal, saying it could not interfere with the election process. The top court, however, granted liberty to all candidates to approach the West Bengal State Election Commission for appropriate relief. “We have not interfered with […]

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Court dismisses sedition case against SP leader Azam Khan

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A local court here has dismissed a sedition case lodged against Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for allegedly making controversial remarks on Kashmir. Chief Judicial Magistrate Amarjeet Singh dismissed the case yesterday and rejected the final report filed by the police in the matter. The case was registered against Khan by Bajrang Dal leader […]

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1 month jail term for Jagdambika Pal for violating code

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A court here has awarded one-month jail term to BJP MP Jagdambika Pal for violating Model Code of Conduct during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The MP, however, was granted bail by the court soon after. Pal had been charged for using vehicles more than the permissible limit during a rally in Bansi while campaigning […]

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Govt should appeal in HC against 2G case acquittal: Swamy

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who was one of the petitioners on whose plea a CBI probe was ordered in 2G case, today said government should immediately appeal in the Delhi High Court against the acquittal. Former Telecom Minister and DMK leader A Raja, his party colleague and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi were today acquitted by […]

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Jaitley opposes Kejriwal’s plea against summoning order

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Union minister Arun Jaitley today opposed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s petition in the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of a trial court’s order summoning him as an accused in a criminal defamation complaint filed by the BJP leader. Jaitley sought dismissal of Kejriwal’s plea on the ground that he and five other AAP leaders, who […]

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Delhi HC not to interfere with Patra’s appointment as ONGC director

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The Delhi High Court today refused to interfere with the appointment of BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra as an independent director on the board of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar refused to entertain the PIL which also sought cancellation of […]

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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 […]

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Need to curb rising intolerance over political views: Court

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The need of the hour is to curb the growing intolerance among people who value their views more than someone else’s life, a Delhi court has said, observing that such instances reflected a return to “the age of barbarism”. It sent four men, including a government servant, to three years of rigorous imprisonment for grievously […]

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Yeddyurappa moves HC seeking quashing of ACB case against him

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Former Karnataka chief minister and state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa has moved the high court, seeking quashing of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) proceedings against him in connection with an alleged illegal land denotification. He filed the petition in the Karnataka High Court yesterday after the ACB had summoned him to appear before it. Yeddyurappa […]

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SC lets Swamy amend plea on Centre’s security clearance

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The Supreme Court today allowed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to amend his plea challenging recent policy guidelines of the Centre on grant of security clearances to companies. Swamy had moved the apex court seeking a direction to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to frame the guidelines for granting of security clearances to firms, including […]

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MP honeytrap case: Police to file supplementary charge sheet

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The Delhi Police has informed a special court that it will file a supplementary charge sheet in a case involving a woman and two others for allegedly organising a honeytrap and blackmailing BJP MP K C Patel. The investigating officer told the court that the forensic science laboratory result was awaited and after receiving it, […]

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SC to give urgent hearing to disqualified MP min’s plea

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The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a plea of senior BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister Narottam Mishra who was recently disqualified by the Election Commission. The poll panel had on June 23 disqualified Mishra for three years over paid news charges, holding him guilty of filing wrong accounts […]

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NGT dismisses plea against BJP MP for polluting Saryu river

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The National Green Tribunal today dismissed a plea seeking prosecution and imposition of fine on a BJP parliamentarian for allegedly tossing a plastic bottle in the Saryu river and making a mockery of the Swachh Bharat Mission and Ganga rejuvenation plan. A vacation bench of Justice Dalip Singh and Expert Member Ranjan Chatterjee said the […]

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Plea in NGT against BJP leader for polluting Saryu

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In an embarrassment to the government, the NGT has been moved to act against some BJP leaders for making mockery of the Centre’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Mission and Ganga rejuvenation plan. The allegation is that a woman BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh threw a plastic bottle in the river Saryu, a tributary of the Ganga, […]

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BJP youth wing leader seeks Re 1 as damages from Delhi CM

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A BJP youth wing leader today sought Re 1 as compensation from Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP spokesperson Sanjay Singh claiming he was projected as the person who assaulted former minister Kapil Mishra. The case was filed at the Tees Hazari court here. Ankit Bhardwaj, a state executive member of Bharatiya Janta Yuva […]

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Court orders fresh probe in case against Azam Khan

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A court here today came down heavily on police for its shoddy probe into a case against former Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, and directed a fresh investigation into it. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Arvind Mishra also asked the district police chief to initiate action against the investigating officer, J P Tyagi, for not acting […]

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Senior BJP leaders discharged by Bengal courts

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Five senior BJP leaders, including its national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, were today discharged by courts in connection with the protest- march to the city police headquarters here. Of the 14 other BJP activists arrested for allegedly indulging in violence during yesterday’s protest, seven were remanded to police custody by a city court, while the […]

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Satyendar Jain files defamation pleas against Kapil, BJP MLA

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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain today filed two criminal defamation complaints in a city court against sacked minister Kapil Mishra and a BJP MLA for allegedly defaming him by levelling graft charges against him. Jain accused BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa of defaming him by organising a press conference and alleging that the minister was […]

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