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Large global contraction in the first half of 2020 inevitable: IMF

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A large global contraction in the first half of this year is inevitable, the International Monetary Fund has warned, asserting that the coronavirus pandemic has struck the world economy that was already in a fragile state as it was weighed down by trade disputes, policy uncertainty and geopolitical tensions. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said […]

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Delhi HC denies interim bail to differently-abled man accused of carrying 3.5 kg charas.

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The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea filed by a physically-challenged man seeking interim bail in a drug possession case on the ground that he is suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, and there is a risk of contracting coronavirus in prison. Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar, who conducted the hearing through video-conferencing, perused the […]

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Doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in India reduced with imposition of lockdown: Health Ministry.

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The Union Health Ministry said on Friday the rate at which the number of coronavirus cases in the country was becoming double in the last one week was 6.2 days, as against three days before the nationwide lockdown was imposed At a daily media briefing about updates on COVID-19 situation, Joint Secretary in the Health […]

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PIL in SC seeks free telecom and DTH services ahead Coronavirus impact.

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The list of COVID-19 related demands before the Supreme Court is growing, with a fresh Public Interest Petition (PIL) now seeking free telecom services and free access to satellite TV channels via DTH networks. The PIL has sought for SC to direct the Department of Telecom (DOT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to […]

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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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Former Calcutta HC judge Karnan released from jail

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Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan was released from jail today after serving a six- nonth sentence for contempt of court. The sentence was awarded by the Supreme Court in May. Karnan left the Presidency Correctional Home premises around 11.00 am, his wife Saraswati Karnan said. His wife and elder son, who reached […]

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HC dismisses Tejpal plea seeking quashing of rape, other charges

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The High Court of Bombay at Goa today dismissed a petition filed by Tehelka’s former editor- in-chief Tarun Tejpal seeking the quashing of rape and other charges levelled against him by a former woman colleague. Justice Nutan Sardesai dismissed the petition filed by Tejpal, who is accused of raping the woman during an event in […]

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Journalist J Dey murder case: court examines expert from US

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A CBI court here today heard the deposition of a scientific expert from the US via a video link in connection with the 2011 killing of journalist J Dey. “Edward Burns, an expert, deposed before the court. He had compared the actual image of the bike used in the killing with its CCTV footage, and […]

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Seashore CMD Prahant Dash gets bail in 3 chit fund cases

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The Orissa High Court today granted bail to Prashant Dash, CMD of Seashore Group of Companies, in three chit fund related cases. The bench of Justice C R Dash granted conditional bail to Prashant in the cases registered in Jajpur, Nawarangpur and Titlagarh police stations. He was earlier granted bail in three cases registered in […]

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