Bhullar’s wife moves SC for stay on execution of death penalty

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NEW DELHI: 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s wife on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court seeking stay on execution of his death sentence till her review plea against its verdict is decided. She submitted in her plea that she has filed a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict of April 12 in which the court had rejected… Read more »

Rejection of Das’s plea by ex-Pres Patil illegal:SC

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In a first of its kind verdict, the Supreme Court has declared as “illegal” rejection of mercy petition of death row convict M N Das by the then President Pratibha Patil and commuted the sentence to life imprisonment on ground of 12 year delay in deciding his plea. The apex court said that Patil was… Read more »

SC commutes to life term the death sentence of murder convict

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MN Das had filed a writ petition in the apex court pleading for commuting the death sentence to life imprisonment since he had already spent about 14 years in jail during the disposal of his petition seeking presidential clemency. The Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence awarded to murder convict… Read more »

Women’s security of prime concern: President

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Security of women should be of prime concern for law enforcing authorities, President Pratibha Patil said in this Uttar Pradesh capital Wednesday, stressing on the role of women’s empowerment in the development of the country. “Families worry about the lack of security for women members of the family in India of the 21st Century. This… Read more »

8 High Court Appointments – Hundreds Of Vacancies !

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As many as eight High Court appointments by President Pratibha Patil were announced while nearly 300 judgeships have been vacant and 32 million cases pending nationwide. The appointments included seven Additional Judges named to the High Courts of Delhi and Gauhati and a Delhi High Court Additional Judge made permanent. Additional Judges named to the… Read more »

Rajiv Gandhi killers move court for stay of hanging

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The three convicts facing the gallows for their involvement in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi Monday moved the Madras High Court to stay their Sep 9 hanging.  MDMK general secretary Vaiko and advocate N. Chandrasekaran filed the petition on behalf of the condemned prisoners – Murugan, Perarivalan and Santhan. “Vaiko has filed… Read more »

Ramdev to meet president

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will meet President Pratibha Devisingh Patil Wednesday to submit a memorandum against the arrest of Gandhian activist Anna Hazare.  Ramdev will meet the president at 11.45 a.m., said a statement from the guru.He will then go to Tihar Jail to meet Hazare, it added. Hazare was jailed here Tuesday ahead of… Read more »

Dinkaran resigns as Sikkim Chief Justice

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Tainted Sikkim High Court Chief Justice P.D. Dinakaran sent his resignation to President Pratibha Patil on Friday. In his resignation, Dinakaran said that he has been targeted as he belongs to the lower caste and the system does not grant him any support. “I have a sinking suspicion that my misfortune was because of my… Read more »

Lokayukta slams Delhi chief minister

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Delhi Lokayukta (ombudsman) Manmohan Sarin Monday came down heavily on Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, saying she misrepresented facts about the completion of 60,000 low-cost flats ahead of distribution in the run-up to the 2008 assembly elections. The Lokayukta has recommended President Pratibha Patil to censure her. In his order, the Lokayukta urged the people to… Read more »