Supreme Court to examine plea seeking prosecution of UP CM in Gorakhpur riot case

The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea challenging an Allahabad High Court order dismissing a petition seeking prosecution of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a hate speech case of 2007. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud asked petitioner Rasheed Khan to […]

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Bribery remarks: Complaint case filed against Arvind Kejriwal

The Election Commission today told the Delhi High Court that a complaint case against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was pending before a Goa court for his alleged bribery remarks during the January 2017 assembly polls there. The submission came in pursuance to the court’s earlier direction on whether any FIR has been lodged, as the […]

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Delhi CS Anshu Prakash assault case: Govt mulling live streaming of official meetings

 The Delhi government is mulling live streaming of all official meetings following the alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash at the chief minister’s residence last week. Prakash was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs and others during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence on February 19. A senior government official said that as […]

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HC dismisses petition in 2007 Gorakhpur riot case

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea seeking an independent probe into an FIR related to the 2007 Gorakhpur riot case in which the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and the then Gorakhpur MP, Yogi Adityanath, was one of the accused. A bench of Justices Krishna Murari and Akhilesh Chandra Sharma dismissed the petition filed […]

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Chhattisgarh proposes to set up fast-track courts for rape cases

In the wake of the state-wide protests over the Kanker rape case, Raman Singh-led BJP government has decided to send a proposal to the Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court to set up fast-track courts in all the districts for speedy disposal of rape cases. According to the government official, “While talking to a delegation of […]

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What action on arrest of girls: HC to Maha on FB row

The  Maharashtra government has been asked by the Bombay High Court that what action it had taken against policemen who arrested two girls from nearby Palghar district for posting comments on Facebook against the bandh observed in Mumbai during Bal Thackeray’s funeral in November last year. A Bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked prosecutor Konde-Deshmukh […]

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Rape Case: Dikshit, Delhi Police at loggerheads

After the blame game, an open war has broken out between Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who complained of “interference” by police officers in the recording of gangrape victim’s statement, and Delhi Police which today demanded a probe into the “leakage” of her letter to the Home Minister. Dikshit, who has been making a strong pitch […]

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Former Andhra Pradesh Minister Mopidevi granted interim bail

Bail to former Andhra Pradesh Minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana Rao has been granted by a special CBI court, Mopidevi is an accused in disproportionate assets case involving YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, to enable him to go on Sabarimala pilgrimage. The court allowed Mopidevi an interim bail for 10-days from December 24 to […]

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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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