SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Guj

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of the Gujarat Congress seeking counting of at least 20 per cent of the paper trail slips manually along with votes cast in the EVMs in each constituency of the state. It said that the court cannot interfere unless the Election Commission of India’s decision to… Read more »

SC to hear plea by Congress party on Gujarat polls

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear this month end a plea by the Congress party seeking directions to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to frame guidelines for counting of votes through VVPAT machines in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly poll and other elections. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M… Read more »

Defamation complaint against Rahul Gandhi, Yechury

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An RSS activist has filed a complaint in a magistrate court here against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury for allegedly linking the organisation to the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. “I have filed a case of criminal defamation and the hearing is likely to take place on October 22,”… Read more »

No ‘name calling’ in Sunanda Pushkar case: Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court today asked a TV channel and the kin of Sunanda Pushkar not to indulge in “name calling” in connection with her death case but said there could be a possibility of some posturing from both sides. The court was hearing Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s plea seeking to restrain journalist Arnab Goswami… Read more »

SC agrees to hear plea challenging Finance Act, 2017

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh challenging the constitutional validity of some provisions of the Finance Act, 2017 on the ground that these would destroy the independent functioning of the NGT and 18 other tribunals. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y… Read more »

Court seeks police reply on plea to de-seal Pushkar’s suite

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A Delhi court today sought a response from the city police on de-sealing a suite in a five-star hotel where Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in 2014. Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma asked the probe agency to respond by July 21 on the hotel’s plea which said it was ready to… Read more »

Adarsh case: Guv can’t be made party to lawsuits, Chavan told

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The Bombay High Court today sought Congress leader Ashok Chavan’s stand to the CBI’s submission that the governor cannot be made respondent to his plea against the sanction to try him in the Adarsh housing society scam. A division bench headed by Justice R V More gave this direction to Congress MP Chavan while hearing… Read more »

Haryana land deals: Dhingra report talks about bureaucracy

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Justice S N Dhingra, who headed a commission to probe alleged irregularities in land deals including those linked to Robert Vadra during the previous Congress government in Haryana, said his report is “important and full of facts” and highlights the working of bureaucracy. He said the report has not yet come into the public domain… Read more »

Book MLA for forging medical papers: HC tells police

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court today ordered police to register a criminal case against Congress MLA Kamleshwar Patel for allegedly forging medical documents to skip hearing of an election petition against him. Justice Atul Shridharan directed the Bhopal police to register a criminal case against Patel, MLA from Sinhaval in Sidhi district. “While hearing a… Read more »