Rajasthan High Court asks Robert Vadra and his mother to appear before ED on Feb 12

The Rajasthan High Court Monday asked Robert Vadra and his partners in Skylight Hospitality Private Limited, including his mother Maureen Vadra to appear before the Enforcement Directorate on February 12 to respond to allegations of money laundering by the firm. A Jodphur bench of the high court gave the direction after vacating its earlier order […]

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Supreme Court: Woman can file complaint against ex-husband for cruelty even after divorce

A woman can lodge a complaint under the domestic violence law against the excesses committed by her ex-husband even after the dissolution of marriage, the Supreme Court has said. The top court refused to interfere with the order of the Rajasthan High Court which held that the absence of subsisting domestic relationship in no manner […]

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Salman Khan Convicted & Sentenced To 5 Years Imprisonment In Blackbuck Poaching Case

A Jodhpur trial court today convicted Salman Khan, in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. However, the other accused, Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre have been acquitted. Salman has been convicted under Section 51 of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, and has been sentenced to 2 years in jail. However he is likely to be granted bail today […]

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Rajasthan HC wants cow to be declared national animal

The Rajasthan High Court today directed the state government to coordinate with the Centre and take necessary steps to declare cow as a national animal. A single-judge bench of Justice Mahesh Chand Sharma said the chief secretary and advocate general of the state will be the legal custodians of the cow. “Nepal is a Hindu […]

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Rajasthan HC tells official of Vadra-linked firm to appear before ED

Rejecting his plea for relief, the Rajasthan High Court has directed a representative of Skylight Hospitality, a firm linked to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, to appear before Enforcement Directorate (ED) which had summoned him in connection with a controversial land deal in Bikaner. The representative had move the high court challenging the […]

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18 new judges likely to be appointed by next week

Nearly 18 new judges are likely to be appointed by next week, days after five judges were elevated as chief justices. Sources said files relating to fresh appointments have been cleared at the highest level and may reach Rashtrapati Bhawan in the coming days. While most of the fresh appointments relate to Madras High Court, […]

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Debate on practice of ‘santhara’ continues

The debate on ‘Santhara’, a Jain ritual of fasting unto death which was held illegal by the Rajasthan High Court, is far from over on the question of whether it is glorified suicide or a religious practice. While ‘Santhara’ was held illegal in August last year by the High Court which made it punishable under […]

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HC rejects bail application of Asaram Bapu

The Rajasthan High Court today rejected the bail application of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is facing rape charge. This was the ninth regular bail application of Asaram to be rejected. An interim bail plea was rejected by the high court last month. While rejecting the bail application, Justice Nirmal Jeet Kaur said since the […]

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Rajasthan HC orders Asaram’s examination by medical board

The Rajasthan High Court has directed that a medical board be constituted for examining self-styled god-man Asaram who is in jail since August 2013 in a rape case after he sought interim bail on health grounds. The counsel for 74-year-old Asaram, who has been denied bail on seven occasions in the past, submitted that the […]

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Implement larger pictorial warning on tobacco products: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the tobacco companies to immediately implement larger pictorial warning on tobacco products. The apex court lifted the stay on the Centre’s order for 85 percent warning granted by the Dharwad Bench of the Karnataka High Court. The Supreme Court also transferred all cases challenging the tobacco product warning rule […]

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