Delhi High Court refuses to entertain PIL against Kamal Haasan’s remark

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a PIL filed by a BJP leader seeking directions to the Election Commission to “restrict” misuse of religion for poll gains. The high court also asked the EC to decide BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay’s representation against the remarks of actor-cum-politician Kamal Haasan that “free India’s […]

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Defamation case against Rahul: Court defers framing of charges

A Maharashtra court today deferred till October 27 framing of charges against Rahul Gandhi in the defamation case filed against him by an RSS worker regarding his alleged statement about Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, a lawyer representing the Congress vice president said. Magistrate Tushar Vaze was likely to frame charges today, but the matter was adjourned […]

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Was there a second assassin of Gandhi: PIL in SC questions

Was there a second assassin of Mahatma Gandhi? Though the police went by the theory that three bullets were fired upon him, was there a fourth bullet also which was fired by someone apart from Nathuram Godse? These questions are among several which have been raised in a petition before the Supreme Court with a […]

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RSS defamation case: Rahul appears before court, plea to be recorded on Mar 3

Rahul Gandhi today appeared before a magistrate court here in connection with the hearing in the RSS defamation case over his alleged comments blaming people from the saffron fountainhead for the killing of Mahatma Gandhi. The court adjourned till March 3 the hearing for recording the plea of the Congress Vice President, who has preferred […]

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Never blamed RSS as a body for Gandhi’s killing: Rahul to SC

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed RSS as an institution that killed Mahatma Gandhi but had stated that a person associated with it was responsible for his assassination. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and R F Nariman, which was hearing the petition filed by Gandhi challenging […]

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Aruna Roy urges Sonia to give social schemes a push

Noted social activist Aruna Roy Friday urged Congress president Sonia Gandhi to intervene personally to give a “strong political push” to the UPA’s flagship schemes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Social Security Pensions. In her letter to Gandhi, who heads the National Advisory Council, the former NAC member said […]

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Irom Sharmila put on trial for attempting suicide

Paving the way for her trial, a city court charged Irom Sharmila Chanu, on fast for over 12 years demanding repeal of the controversial Armed forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), for allegedly attempting suicide by undertaking a fast unto death for two days in 2006. If convicted, Chanu, out on bail in the case, will face a […]

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Best Bakery riots case witnesses to get hiked compensation

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday hiked compensation to Rs. 3 lakh by terming the previous compensation as “inadequate”. The Gujarat government gave  Rs 2000 as compensation to four key witnesses in the post-Godhra ‘Best Bakery’ riots case.  The High Court had on Monday heavily relied upon the testimonies of the four employees of the […]

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