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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 […]

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SC reserves order on plea challenging appointment of Asthana

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The Supreme Court today said it will pass order on November 28 on a plea challenging the appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as a special director of the CBI. A bench of Justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre reserved its verdict after hearing the arguments of petitioner NGO Common Cause […]

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SC grants time to Gujarat to apprise it on action against cops in Bilkis Bano case

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The Supreme Court today granted six weeks time to the Gujarat government for apprising it on whether any disciplinary action has been initiated against policemen convicted in the 2002 Bilkis Bano gangrape case. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, considered the submission of Additional Solicitor […]

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Vandalism case: Arrest warrant against Hardik Patel cancelled

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The Visnagar sessions court today cancelled the non-bailable arrest warrant issued against quota agitation leader Hardik Patel after he appeared before it and gave an assurance to remain present during hearings in the future. Sessions judge V P Agarwal had yesterday issued warrants against Hardik Patel, the convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), and […]

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Vandalism case: Arrest warrant against Hardik Patel

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A court in Visnagar today issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel after he failed to appear before it for the second consecutive time in a case of vandalising the office of a BJP MLA during the quota stir in 2015. The warrant was issued against Hardik Patel, convener of the […]

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Re-induction of retd cops: Officers undertake to resign

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Two senior Gujarat Police officers, N K Amin and T A Barot, who have been accused in encounter killing cases, today undertook before the Supreme Court that they will demit their posts during the day. Amin, who retired in August last year as Superintendent of Police (SP), has been re-appointed as SP of Mahisagar district […]

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SC seeks Guj’s reply on plea over re-induction of 2 cops

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The Supreme Court today sought response from the Gujarat government on a plea alleging that two police officers, accused in separate encounter cases, have been re-inducted in the force after superannuation. “Issue notice returnable in two weeks,” a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said. The bench was hearing […]

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SC asks Guj to give 50 per cent quota to in-service medicos

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The Supreme Court today directed the Gujarat government to give 50 per cent reservation to the in-service candidates for admission to post-graduate medical diploma courses as per the regulations of the Medical Council of India. The apex court directed the state government to grant the reservation to these candidates in the second round of counselling, […]

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Court takes cognisance of defamation case against Cong leader

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A Delhi court has taken cognisance of a criminal defamation case against Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil by a state-run company over his statement alleging scam in the procurement of LED bulbs for government use. Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria took note of the complaint filed by Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd […]

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2 arrested ISIS operatives sent to police custody

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Two brothers with suspected ISIS links, who were arrested for allegedly hatching plans to conduct “lone-wolf” attacks in Gujarat, were today sent to 12-day police custody by a magistrate court here The ATS had sought 14-day custody of the duo but Judicial Magistrate First Class R A Singh granted only 12 days. Waseem Ramodiya and […]

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Hardik ready to stay out of Guj to get bail from Gujarat HC

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Jailed Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today told the Gujarat High Court he was ready to accept any condition, including staying out of the state for six months, that it may deem fit for granting him bail. Justice A J Desai reserved his order on the bail plea after the prosecution and defence counsels […]

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Hearing in sedition case against Hardik to begin

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The hearing in the sedition case against quota agitation leader Hardik Patel is all set to begin soon in a sessions court here after he engaged a lawyer today. A charge sheet was filed against Hardik in January. Hardik, who is currently lodged in Surat in two different sedition cases filed against him by Ahmedabad […]

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Bihar prohibition : 7 bizmen from Guj, UP sent to jail

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A Patna district court today sent seven businessmen, six of them from Gujarat and one from Uttar Pradesh, to judicial custody for consuming liquor in a hotel in violation of the total prohibition in Bihar. Magistrate Supriya Goswami ordered the seven to 14 days in judicial custody under Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act, 2016 after they […]

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Every member of rioting mob is guilty of offence: Gujarat HC

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The Gujarat High Court has ruled that every member of a rioting mob is guilty of the offence committed by some of its constituents, while maintaining that cases related to communal riots require “very careful handling.” A division bench of justices K S Jhaveri and G B Shah said this in their order given on […]

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14 yrs on, 31 acquitted in 2 post-Godhra riots cases

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Thirty-one people accused of looting and arson at Thara village in North Gujarat in two cases related to the 2002 post-Godhra riots were today acquitted by a court at Deesa in the district. Sessions judge N M Parmar pronounced the verdict, saying there wasn’t enough evidence. On February 28, 2002, a day after the Godhra […]

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Special CBI court allows Vanzara to return to Gujarat

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A special CBI court today relaxed bail conditions of retired IPS officer D G Vanzara, a key accused in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan by allowing him to enter and stay in Gujarat. A court of special judge S J Raje today allowed his bail modification plea to enter and stay in […]

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Gujarat: 6 of kin get life for killing 20-yr-old woman

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Gujarat: 6 of kin get life for killing 20-yr-old woman Vadodara, Six members of a family including two women were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for killing a 20-year-old woman after setting her on fire in Bharuch district of Gujarat in 2013. Ankleshwar Additional Sessions Judge S B Christian awarded the sentence […]

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SC refuses to entertain PIL for dropping action against Gujarat

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a PIL seeking quashing of criminal prosecution, suspension and other action taken against Gujarat cops in the 2004 alleged fake encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan in view of recent testimony of jailed LeT operative David Headley. “What is the purpose of Article 32. You cannot file such a […]

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Ishrat case: SC to hear plea for quashing action against Guj

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a plea seeking quashing of criminal prosecution, suspension and other actions taken against Gujarat cops in the 2004 allegedfake encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan in view of recent testimony of jailed LeT operative David Headley. Headley, the Pakistani-American terrorist, during his deposition told a special Mumbai court that […]

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Court extends Hardik Patel’s police custody till Nov 3

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Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel’s police custody was today extended by two more days till November 3 by an Ahmedabad court in an alleged case of sedition and waging war against the government. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate CG Mehta passed the order on an application of the city Crime Branch seeking seven days of […]

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Court remands Hardik Patel in 7 days police custody

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An Ahmedabad court on Sunday sent Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in seven days remand of Crime Branch of city police in connection with an alleged case of sedition and waging war against the State. Metropolitan Magistrate SJ Brahmbhatt passed the order on an application of the probe agency seeking 14 days remand. The […]

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Hardik’s aides approach HC against sedition FIR

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Three close aides of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today moved the Gujarat High Court seeking to quash the charges of sedition and “waging war against the government” invoked against them by the city crime branch. The ruling on Hardik’s own petition against another FIR, filed by Surat police, which also includes the grave […]

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HC quashes Gujarat govt’s ordinance to delay local body polls

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The High Court today quashed an ordinance issued by it to pave way to delay local bodies polls, terming it as “unconstitutional”, and directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to “conduct polls before the expiry of their terms.” The court also came down heavily on the Gujarat SEC for using government ordinance to postpone local […]

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Hardik moves Gujarat HC to set aside sedition charges

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A day after he was arrested, Patel quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel on Tuesday moved a petition before the Gujarat High Court seeking to set aside the sedition charges filed against him in Surat. Hardik’s father Bharat Patel moved the plea on behalf of his son through his advocate B M Mangukiya and stated that […]

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