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Supreme Court refuses to extend counselling deadline for post-grad medical seats

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The Supreme Court Friday refused to extend the schedule of counselling for filling up as many as 603 vacant seats in post-graduate medical and dental courses in deemed universities and private colleges. A vacation bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant disposed of a plea by the Education Promotion Society of India, a registered […]

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VVIP chopper case: Court orders in-camera proceedings for Rajeev Saxena

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The Enforcement Directorate did not seek any further custody of Rajeev Saxena, arrested in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland money laundering case, from a Delhi court on Tuesday. Rajeev  Saxena, whose ED custody ends Tuesday, sought to talk to Special Judge Arvind Kumar in private, without the presence of his lawyers, after which the court initiated […]

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Laws like animal protection and prevention of cruelty need to be implemented strongly: Delhi Court

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A Delhi court has expressed displeasure over animals being subjected to cruelty during transportation and then released to their violators as a “matter of convenience”. The court said it has to be seen that laws relating to animal protection and prevention of cruelty are firmly implemented and a nation whose roots are strongly embedded in […]

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Court rejects Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah’s bail

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A Delhi court today rejected the bail plea of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah in a 2007 money laundering case related to alleged terror financing. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma, who had in August last year denied the relief to Shah citing the ongoing probe, dismissed his fresh bail plea. In his bail application filed […]

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Economic offences bring total imbalance in the country: Court

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Economic offences bring total imbalance in the national economy, a Delhi court has observed while refusing bail to two directors of a real estate firm alleged to have duped over 8,000 investors. Special Judge Kamini Lau also rapped the economic offence wing of Delhi Police for clubbing all complaints together in one FIR and said […]

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Court dismisses octogenarian’s plea for treatment of son

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A court here has dismissed the plea of an octogenarian man to direct Delhi Police to take his 39-year-old son to a government hospital for treatment of his mental illness. Metropolitan Magistrate Anjani Mahajan rejected the application of Prabhu Dayal, seeking assistance of the police to admit his son to the psychiatric ward of Delhi […]

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Can’t discard case in absence of independent witnesses: Court

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 A case of the prosecution cannot be discarded if people are not willing to become witnesses, a Delhi court has said while refusing to set aside the jail term awarded to a man for snatching a woman’s mobile phone. Additional Sessions Judge S K Sharma, while dismissing the appeal of the convict against a six […]

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Court upholds order summoning AIIMS doctor as accused

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 A Delhi court has upheld an order summoning as accused an AIIMS doctor for allegedly refusing to treat a patient and misbehaving with his family, saying that direction cannot be interfered with. Special judge Rajesh Kumar Singh dismissed the revision petition of the junior resident doctor of the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences […]

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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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Bhopal gangrape case: Life imprisonment for four accused

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A court here today sentenced four men to life imprisonment for raping a 19-year-old woman near the Habibganj railway station in the city in October. Additional District and Sessions Judge Savita Dubey awarded the sentence to Golu alias Bihari Chadhar (25), Amar alias Ghuntu (24), Rajesh Chetram alias Raju (26) and Ramesh Mehra alias Raju […]

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‘Deterrent punishment is vital in road accident cases’

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A deterrent punishment is vital in fatal road accident cases so that persons plying vehicles bear in mind that they will face serious consequences, a Delhi court has said while upholding a truck driver’s two-year jail term for crushing a man under the wheels. Refusing to sympathise with the convict, Additional Sessions Judge Suresh Kumar […]

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Delhi HC stays Rs 50L fine on Kolkata company in coal scam case

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The Delhi High Court today stayed a trial court order imposing a fine of Rs 50 lakh on a Kolkata-based iron and steel company in connection with a coal scam case. Justice Anu Malhotra put on the hold till January 22, the next date of hearing, the special CBI court’s order to deposit the fine. […]

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Delhi HC notice on PIL for guidelines for personnel in police stations

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The Delhi High Court today sought the response of the Centre and the AAP government on a PIL seeking framing of guidelines to regulate the functioning of personnel in police stations and ensure the safety of the complainants and the accused. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued […]

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Trace Rohini ashram’s founder: Delhi HC to CBI

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The Delhi High Court today directed the CBI to trace the whereabouts of the founder and spiritual head of a north Delhi-based ashram, being probed by the agency for allegedly confining women and girls like “animals in a cage”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said Virender Dev […]

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SC to hear today plea on pictorial warning on tobacco products

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The Supreme Court agreed to hear today itself a batch of petitions challenging the Karnataka High Court order which quashed the government regulation that packets of tobacco products must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of packaging space. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul considered the submission for […]

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Akhil Gogoi’s detention under NSA illegal: Gauhati HC

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The Gauhati High Court today termed as illegal the detention of RTI activist and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader Akhil Gogoi under the National Security Act (NSA). Justice Achintya Malla Bujar Barua passed the judgment on Gogoi’s detention and that accordingly he was entitled for immediate release if not arrested in any other case. Gogoi […]

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Everybody saw 2G scam when there was none: Special CBI judge

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Giving a body blow to the CAG’s and CBI’s estimation of huge loss in grant of 2G licences, a special court today held that some people “artfully” arranged few selected facts and created a scam “when there was none”. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its report that created an uproar when the UPA […]

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Essar Group hails court verdict acquitting its promoters

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The Essar Group today welcomed the judgement of the special court acquitting its promoters Ravi Ruia and Anshuman Ruia in a case arising out of the probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam. “We are thankful to the court for the judgement as it vindicates our stated position and the court has appreciated it,” an […]

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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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Delhi HC orders CBI probe into Hanuman statue construction issue

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The Delhi High Court today ordered the CBI to probe how the famous 108-foot Hanuman statue and a private two-wheeler dealership encroached upon public land in the busy Karol Bagh area here and the officials who allowed it to happen by “abusing their position”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C […]

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Barala’s bail plea deferred till Jan 11

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The Punjab and Haryana High Court today deferred to January 11 its hearing on the bail plea of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas Barala, who had been booked for stalking and attempting to abduct a woman. The single bench of Justice Lisa Gill also directed the cellular operator to provide to the trial […]

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Madhya Pradesh HC dismisses PIL challenging appointment of MP law officers

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the appointment of law officers made by the state government. The Indore bench of the high court, comprising justices P K Jaiswal and Virender Singh, recently dismissed the PIL filed by activist Mahesh Garg. The plea alleged that the appointment of law […]

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Madras HC calls for IT records on firm purportedly linked to Karti

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The Madras High Court today directed the income tax (IT) department to produce the records related to one of its orders last year, transferring the proceedings pending against a firm, allegedly linked to Congress leader P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram, from one assessing officer to another. The court issued the directive when a plea filed […]

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Retired Air Marshal J S Gujral granted bail in chopper case

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Retired Air Marshal J S Gujral was today granted bail by a Delhi court in the VVIP chopper scam case filed against him, former IAF Chief S P Tyagi and others. Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar granted the relief to Gujral on a personal bond of Rs 2 lakh and a surety of the same […]

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