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 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »