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… Read more »

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… Read more »

‘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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »