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HC extends deadline to apply for Delhi Judicial Service Exam till Dec 24

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The Delhi High Court has extended the deadline to apply for the Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2018 till December 24. A bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and A K Chawla said once the schedule for filling the online application form and last date had been declared as December 22, the same could not have been brought to […]

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PIL in SC against govt’s move to authorise 10 agencies to intercept, monitor any computer

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NEW DELHI: A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the recent Ministry of Home Affairs order authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor, decrypt “any information” on computers. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks quashing of the government’s December 20 notification. The petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma seeks to […]

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Man gets life term for killing former village head

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MUZAFFARNAGAR: A court here has awarded life sentence to a man for killing a former village head in a 12-year-old case.The court also imposed a fine of Rs 5,00,000 on the convict directing him to pay 90 per cent of the amount to the family of the deceased.  In the judgment announced Thursday, district sessions […]

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Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter: All 22 accused acquitted due to Lack of evidence

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MUMBAI: A special CBI court in Mumbai on Friday acquitted all 22 accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case today. The court acquitted all 22 accused in the case, citing lack of evidence.  Special CBI Judge SJ Sharma ruled the prosecution has failed to put forth any “documentary and substantive evidence” to suggest or establish the […]

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Delhi HC rejects Sajjan Kumar’s plea for extension of time to surrender in 1984 case

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s plea which sought more time for him to surrender in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.The former Congress leader was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment by the court in a case pertaining to killing five members of a famil in the Delhi Cantonment area […]

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Delhi High Court orders National Herald publisher AJL to Vacate Delhi office in 2 weeks

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NEW DELHI: In a major set back to the Gandhi-family owned Associated Journals Limited,  the Delhi High Court on Friday ordered to vacate its headquarters in the capital. Associate Journals has to vacate the building in the ITO area of ​​downtown Delhi in two weeks. The government reportedly inspected the premises a few months ago and […]

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Case filed against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath Over his UP-Bihar Migrant Remark

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PATNA: Newly elected Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has invited trouble for himself and the party with his remarks linking job deprivation to influx of workers from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Now, a case has been filed against him at a court in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. On Wednesday a case was filled against the […]

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1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar asks for more 30 days to surrender

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NEW DELHI: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, convicted in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on December 17 has asked Delhi High Court seeking time till January 31 to surrender. The court is likely to hear his application tomorrow.  Senior lawyer HS Phoolka, who is representing many of the families of the riot victims, said Sajjan Kumar has filed an application in Delhi High Court […]

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Delhi HC quashes summons against Smriti Irani in defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court Wednesday quashed the criminal defamation proceedings against Union Minister Smriti Irani in a defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. The court, however, dismissed a similar plea by Nirupam’s seeking to set aside the summons issued against him in a cross-defamation complaint filed by Irani. The court said the case against Nirupam will […]

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IRCTC Scam: Delhi court grants interim bail to RJD Chief Lalu Prasad

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NEW DELHI: Former Bihar chief minister and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav gets interim bail till January 19 by Delhi’s Patiala court in two Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam cases filed by the CBI and the ED.  The court directed both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to […]

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Delhi HC sets aside govt decision banning private firms from making, selling Oxytocin

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The Delhi High Court Friday set aside the government decision to ban private firms from producing and selling oxytocin, a drug used for inducing labour contractions and controlling bleeding. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and A K Chawla said the government’s decision was arbitrary and unreasonable. The bench also said that there was no […]

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Dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament invalid says Sri Lankan Supreme Court

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court in Colombo on Thursday ruled as “unconstitutional” the move of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term. A seven-member apex court bench said that the President cannot dissolve Parliament till Parliament completes a 4 1/2 year term. Sirisena sacked the Parliament when it appeared that Rajapaksa would […]

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No Rafale probe Supreme Court dismisses PILs

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said today dismissed all the four petitions seeking a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal and said there won’t be any probe into the pricing or the decision-making process.  The verdict was given by a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. In its last hearing, the court had reserved […]

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Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts in December 16 gangrape case

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in December 16 gangrape.  A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the petitioner, “What kind of prayer are you making?” It further said, “You are making the court a joke.” The PIL filed […]

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Canada court grants bail to Huawei CFO Trump might intervene

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NEW DELHI: Meng Wanzhou, 46, the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant, was granted bail on Tuesday by a Canadian court, a move that could help soothe Chinese anger over her arrest.  Meng Wanzhou, 46, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, faces US claims that she misled multinational banks about Iran-linked transactions, […]

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Madras HC sets aside order transferring army man to J&K

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CHENNAI: Observing that it is the duty of the Army to motivate youngsters to join the armed forces not only for good salaries but better service conditions, court made the observations when setting aside a transfer order of a havildar to Jammu and Kashmir. Justice S Vimala set aside the order transferring Havildar B Sakthivel from Chennai […]

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Madras HC notice to TN govt on plea seeking for reservation of transgender in govt jobs

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CHENNAI: Madras high court has ordered notice to Tamil Nadu state government on a plea seeking special reservation for transgenders in appointments for government jobs. Justice S Vimala passed the order on the plea moved by P Sudha, a transsexual and resident of Chennai.  Though transgenders have been identified as the third gender, no proper welfare measures are […]

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Calcutta High Court denies Permission to BJP’s Rath Yatra in Bengal’s Cooch Behar

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KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday  6 December, denied permission to the BJP for a ‘rath yatra’ which was scheduled to take place from Cooch Behar district on Friday. BJP chief Amit Shah was to flag off the mega rally that was supposed to cover a number of districts across the state. The single bench of Justice Tapabrata […]

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Uttarakhand HC dismisses plea seeking ban on Kedarnath for hurting religious sentiments

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UTTARAKHAND: The Uttarakhand High Court Thursday dismissed a PIL filed against Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Kedarnathfor allegedly hurting religious sentiments and ‘lowering the dignity’ of the eponymous deity. The Uttarakhand government has now decided not to impose any prohibition on the screening of the film. Set against the backdrop of the 2013 deluge, the […]

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CBI top 2 were fighting like cats we watched with amazement: Centre defends tells SC

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NEW DELHI: The central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the top two officers of the Central Bureau of Investigation Alok Verma and his deputy, Rakesh Asthana  were fighting like cats, and was becoming critical and matter of public debate asserting it was forced to strip CBI director Alok Verma on leave. “Slamming both Verma and special CBI director […]

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AgustaWestland Scam: ‘Middleman’ Christian Michel to be produced before CBI court

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NEW DELHI: Fourteen days after the Supreme Court of Dubai passed an order to extradite AgustaWestland the UAE has extradited Christian Michel to India the alleged middleman in the multimillion-dollar AgustaWestland helicopter deal. The 54-year-old is wanted in the Rs. 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, which involves the purchase of 12 luxury helicopters for use by the President, Prime […]

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SC approves Centre’s draft witness protection scheme

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NEW DELHI: The draft witness protection scheme of the Central government was on Wednesday approved by the Supreme Court and asked all the states to implement it till the Parliament comes out with a legislation. A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said that they have made some changes in the scheme. The issue of witness protection scheme […]

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Pune-based company fired employee for being HIV positive back job after 3 years

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PUNE: A Pune-based woman was reportedly terminated by her company, after she was diagnosed with HIV+ finally got her job back and got justice from the Labour Court which ruled in the complainant’s favour and ordered the company to reinstate her in the same post she was in. The court ordered the company to restore her in the same […]

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Petition in HC challenging Maharastra govt’s Maratha quota move

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MUMBAI: A petition was filed in the Bombay High Court on Monday seeking to strike down the reservation to Marathas as it is unconstitutional. According to the petitioner, advocate Gunaratna Sadavarte, the 16 per cent quotas for the Marathas recently announced by the state government was violative of the Constitution. On Nov 29, the Maharashtra legislature passed […]

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