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BJP asks EC for speedy work on right to reject

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Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict providing voters the right to reject all candidates in a poll, the BJP Tuesday urged the Election Commission to take immediate cognizance of the matter and call an all-party meet. “The verdict should be seen in the context of compulsory electoral reforms, and the EC should immediately take cognizance and […]

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Allahabad HC to hear contempt plea against PM on ordinance

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The contempt petition filed by social activist Nutan Thakur accuses Singh of “having openly defied the orders of the Supreme Court”. The bench of Justice Ajai Lamba would hear the petition in which the petitioner cites the case of Lily Thomas vs Union of India & Others, wherein the Apex Court had struck down section […]

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MP Rasheed Masood gets four years’ jail

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Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader, Rasheed Masood, was on Tuesday sentenced to four years in jail by a Delhi court in a corruption case, becoming the first MP to lose his seat after a recent Supreme Court judgement had removed the immunity for convicted lawmakers. 67-year-old Masood, who attains the dubious distinction of being […]

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Minor’s rapist gets 10 years jail

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A Delhi court Monday sentenced a waiter to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a two-year-old neighbour after taking away the girl from her father on the pretext of playing with her. Additional Sessions Judge M.C. Gupta awarded the jail term to Bablu, 26, after holding him guilty of kidnapping, wrongfully confining and […]

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Lalu Prasad held guilty in fodder scam, sentencing Oct 3

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Bringing to end one of India’s longest-running corruption cases, a court in the Jharkhand capital Monday convicted RJD chief Lalu Prasad and 44 others for illegal withdrawal of millions of rupees from the then undivided Bihar’s animal husbandry department in the early 1990s, in what is popularly known as the fodder scam. The BJP Monday […]

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NRI student’s death: Six accused sent to judicial custody

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Six accused arrested in connection with the death of NRI student Anmol Sarna and drug abuse were denied bail by a Delhi court today and sent to judicial custody till October 14. The court denied the accused bail saying the probe was at an initial stage and the allegations against them were serious in nature. […]

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SC takes cognizance of contempt by army chief

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The Supreme Court Monday took suo motu cognizance of the former Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh finding fault with its verdict on his age row last year. A special bench of Justice R.M.Lodha and Justice H.L.Gokhale will Tuesday take up for hearing a suo motu contempt petition by the court’s own motion taking note […]

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2 lawmakers, 15 others charge sheeted in Bharatpur violence

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The CBI on Monday filed a chargesheet against 17 people including two legislators in the case of the 2011 communal violence in Bharatpur district that left 10 people dead, said a lawyer. AK Jain, the lawyer of some of the accused, said that the chargesheet was filed in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate […]

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Will appeal in higher court, says Lalu’s son

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Soon after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad was convicted in afodder scam case by the Special CBI courthere Monday, his son Tejaswi Yadav told reporters that the conviction will be challenged in a higher court. “We will appeal in higher courts, we have faith in the legal system,” Tejaswi Yadav said. “We will also go to the court of […]

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SC restraint order on BCCI chief Srinivasan to continue

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N Srinivasan, though re-elected BCCI president on Sunday, would remain unable to function as the board chief since the Supreme Court on Monday declined to revoke its orders restraining him. The apex court bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India  (BCCI) to furnish its proposal under which […]

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Politicians’ credibility in crisis, says Rajnath

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Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad’s conviction in a fodder scam case, the BJP said Monday there was now a crisis of credibility about politicians in the country. The RJD chief was Monday convicted by a Special CBI court in Ranchi in one of the five fodder scam cases in which he stands accused. “We […]

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Mayawati demands President’s rule in UP

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Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Friday met President Pranab Mukherjee and urged him to impose President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh following the Muzaffarnagar communal violence that claimed 48 lives. “We requested the president to impose Article 356 of the constitution in Uttar Pradesh as the law and order situation in the state has gone out […]

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Directive principles are transformative: President

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Describing the Directive Principles of State Policy as the “most magnificent Magna Carta of social and economic transformation”, President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the principles’ history goes back to 1937. The Congress gained majority in eight states that year after elections were held under the Government of India Act, 1935. And with elections, the Congress […]

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Rights panel in Himachal defunct, claim activists

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The Himachal Pradesh Human Rights Commission is defunct and needs to be revived to fulfill its mandate to address its cases effectively, rights activists said Sunday. There are no members or chairperson on the Himachal Pradesh State Human Rights Commission, said the Human Rights Law Network, an NGO monitoring rights violations in the state. It […]

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New land act not anti-industry: Jairam Ramesh

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Union minister for rural development Jairam Ramesh on Sunday allayed fears of Indian industry and said the new Land Acquisition Act would make projects economically viable. Terming the new act “historic”, Ramesh said it was “humane, its thrust is on rehabilitation and resettlement and in the national interest, as it promotes the welfare of tribals and marginal farmers”. In […]

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Court dismisses Andhra police chief’s plea for extension

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The Andhra Pradesh High Court Sunday dismissed a petition by state police chief V. Dinesh Reddy seeking orders to the state government to extend his term by one year. A division bench, which heard the motion moved by the director general of police (DGP), directed him to relinquish his post. Reddy is attaining the age of superannuation on Monday. Dinesh Reddy had challenged […]

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Court summons Delhi officials on child labour issue

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The Delhi High Court Thursday summoned the state chief secretary and labour secretary after they failed to comply with the its earlier directions to conduct raids and rescue children engaged in labour. A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Manmohan ordered the chief secretary and the labour department secretary to appear before […]

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Concern over ordinance on convicted lawmakers reaches President

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The concern over a controversial ordinance that seeks to save convicted lawmakers from immediate disqualification Thursday reached Rashtrapati Bhavan with BJP leaders urging President Pranab Mukherjee not to sign it and some Congress leaders also expressing their reservations saying it could erode public faith in democracy. The president has called some ministers for consultations over […]

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SC gets customised pin code number

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The Supreme Court yesterday got its customised pin code number – 110201 – a step which will enable faster delivery of mail to the apex court. Speaking at the function where the customised pin code for the apex court was inaugurated, Chief Justice of India P. Sathasivam said the postal system should give importance to […]

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Policy on e-mail use by officials soon, court told

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The Delhi High Court Thursday was told by the government that it is on the verge of finalising the e-mail policy for official communication by government officers in order to bar transfer of data to a server outside the country. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru, recording the submission of […]

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SC seeks UP’s response on riot relief

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The Supreme Court Thursday sought the Uttar Pradesh government’s response on a plea seeking a CBI probe over a sting suggesting alleged discrimination in giving relief material to the Muzaffarnagar riot victims. The sting also hinted at the alleged interference in the district administration’s response to the violence by some people present in Lucknow. An […]

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Act against juvenile delinquents’ handlers: Court

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The Delhi High Court has directed police to act against adult offenders who use children in thefts. The court while hearing a public interest petition Wednesday said police should follow the guidelines issued by the Juvenile Justice Board Jan 25, 2011 on the matter. A division bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Manmohan […]

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SC issues notice to seven states over coal blocks

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The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to seven states seeking their response on the allocation of coal blocks by the central government in their territories. The states are West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Maharashtra. The apex court bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha sought the response of the state governments […]

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Jharkhand minister takes his legal troubles to CM

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Jharkhand Agriculture Minister and Congress leader Yogendra Sao has sought the help of Chief Minister Hemant Soren in withdrawing legal cases pending against him, sources in the state government said Thursday. Sao wrote to the chief minister demanding the withdrawal of cases pending against him, and a narco test on the investigating officer (IO), reliable […]

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