Himachal HC rejects HPCA plea to implead CM

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The Himachal High Court today dismissed the plea of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) to implead Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as party in his individual capacity in a HPCA case. A division bench of the HC comprising Acting Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan rejected HPCA’s plea to make Registrar (Cooperative)… Read more »

Obama bypasses Congress to promote equal pay for women

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President Barack Obama resorted Tuesday to an executive order to oblige federal contractors to provide equal pay for women who currently earn less than their male counterparts. The fact that on average a woman is paid 77 cents for every $1 paid to a man is “wrong” in 2014, Obama said during a White House… Read more »

SC asks BJP, Congress if they would form Delhi government

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The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the BJP and the Congress asking them whether they were willing to explore the possibility of forming an alternate government in Delhi. The apex court bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha issued notice as it was told that the entire justification for keeping the Delhi assembly under… Read more »

Aruna Roy urges Sonia to give social schemes a push

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Noted social activist Aruna Roy Friday urged Congress president Sonia Gandhi to intervene personally to give a “strong political push” to the UPA’s flagship schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Social Security Pensions. In her letter to Gandhi, who heads the National Advisory Council, the former NAC member said… Read more »

HC imposes Rs.50,000 cost on Harsh Vardhan, Naseeb Singh

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The Delhi High Court Monday imposed a cost of Rs.50,000 each on BJP legislator Harsh Vardhan and former Congress legislator Naseeb Singh while quashing two cross FIRs registered after both leaders clashed over a news channel survey before the Delhi assembly polls. Justice Indermeet Kaur quashed a first information report (FIR) filed by Congress supporter… Read more »

Congress attacks Bharti for questioning CBI judge

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The Congress Tuesday raised questions over the continuance of Somnath Bharti as Delhi’s law minister after he termed as “erroneous” a CBI judge accused him of tampering with evidence in a case he was handling last year. “People in this country respect the judiciary the most. Our judiciary is independent and nothing can be more… Read more »

Court bans caste based rallies in UP

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The Allahabad High Court has ordered an immediate end to caste based political rallies in UP, throwing sand in the gears of parties that have been keen on moving beyond their traditional catchment areas to lure other large untapped social groupings. The Lucknow bench of the court on Thursday issued notices to central and state… Read more »

Court order on Gadkari’s plea Nov 17

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In Delhi a court fixed Nov 17 to pronounce its order on a plea filed by BJP chief Nitin Gadkari seeking initiation of proceedings against Congress leader Digvijay Singh for alleged defamation. Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar Oct 16 reserved the order for Nov 2 on summoning Digvijay Singh over the defamation complaint by the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) chief. It was deferred for… Read more »

Sangma’s plea ill-conceived, Pranab tells Supreme court

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President Pranab Mukherjee has filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court in response to a petition, filed by his opponent in the presidential election PA Sangma, challenging his appointment. Describing the petition as “ill-conceived and baseless”, Mukherjee told the Supreme Court that at the time of filing his nomination papers he held no office of… Read more »

Congress not involved in cash-for-votes: Police

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Giving a clean chit to the Congress and the Samajwadi Party in the 2008 cash-for-votes controversy in parliament, the Delhi Police Thursday told a court here that arrested middleman Sohail Hindustani, a former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, was the “mastermind” of the scandal. “During investigation it has come on record that neither any leader… Read more »