Tripura gets special courts for crimes against women

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The Tripura High Court has constituted two fast track courts to deal with cases of crime against women following a request from the State government, an official said in Agartala on Friday. A notification issued by the Tripura High Court’s Registrar General, Manik Chakraborty, said all pending cases of crimes against women will be transferred… Read more »

Pakistan court dismisses petition against ISI

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A court in Pakistan has dismissed a petition filed by the civilian officials of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) over the agency’s slow and discriminatory promotion process, a media report said Friday. Islamabad High Court’s Chief Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi dismissed the plea Thursday, declaring it as non-maintainable and asked the petitioners to approach the Federal Services Tribunal… Read more »

13 get life term for terror camp hiring

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An NIA special court on Friday sentenced 13 people to life imprisonment on charges of recruiting young men from Kerala for terrorist camps in Jammu and Kashmir. National Investigation Agency (NIA) special judge S. Vijayakumar had Tuesday held the 13 guilty of waging war against the nation but let off five others for lack of… Read more »

Rajasthan minister rape case: Police submit progress report

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A medical examination was conducted on Nagar by a team of doctors at SMS Hospital Saturday. The doctors took his blood and semen samples for a DNA test. Police on Thursday submitted to court the progress report on the investigation conducted so far into the case of rape registered against former Rajasthan minister Babu Lal… Read more »

Compensate dead Rajasthan prisoner’s kin: NHRC

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday asked Rajasthan government to pay monetary relief of Rs.2 lakh to the next of kin of a jail inmate, who committed suicide during judicial custody in Bikaner jail. “The commission has also sought compliance report along with proof of payment within six weeks,” said a NHRC official. “Earlier,… Read more »

Sharif seeks stringent anti-terrorism laws

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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday called for stringent anti-terror laws in the country so that those involved in such activities are punished. Chairing a meeting of the Anti-Terrorism Legislation at PM House here, Sharif said that the lacunaes in the country’s anti-terror laws should be removed, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported. “There… Read more »

Cash-for-vote-scam: Order reserved on framing of charges

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A Delhi court on Thursday reserved its order on framing of charges in the 2008 cash-for-vote-scam involving former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and two BJP MPs. Special Judge Narottam Kaushal reserved for October 19 order on framing of charges “October 19 for orders,” the judge said. During the arguments on framing of charges, Amar… Read more »

Eight get life sentence in Hindu leader’s killing

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Eight convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Phulbani additional district and session’s court in Kandhamal on Thursday for the murder of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, Swami Lakshmanananda Saraswati. The Additional District Judge (ADJ) Rajendra Kumar Tosh, pronounced the judgements. The accused included the seven who had been convicted by the same court… Read more »

Court unhappy over less women in Delhi Police

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The Delhi High Court Thursday expressed its anguish at the inadequate number of women police personnel and said that at least 50 percent posts should be filled by women. A bench of Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Manmohan said: “Knowing well that the incidents (relating to lack of safety of women) are happening in… Read more »

Arguments begin on sentencing of Lalu Prasad

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A special CBI court on Thursday will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, held guilty 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 sentence will be pronounced… Read more »