SC seeks EC reply on plea by 21 opposition leaders for verification of 50 pc VVPAT slips

The Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear the plea of 21 opposition leaders, led by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, seeking that VVPAT slips of at least 50 per cent of voting machines in each assembly constituency be checked randomly in the Lok Sabha elections. The leaders from six national and 15 regional […]

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Court dismisses sedition case against SP leader Azam Khan

A local court here has dismissed a sedition case lodged against Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for allegedly making controversial remarks on Kashmir. Chief Judicial Magistrate Amarjeet Singh dismissed the case yesterday and rejected the final report filed by the police in the matter. The case was registered against Khan by Bajrang Dal leader […]

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CBI probe into three ‘fake’ police encounters : Samajwadi Party

In a memorandum addressed to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, the Samajwadi Party (SP) today demanded a CBI probe into three alleged fake encounters by the police in the state. The workers of the party staged a demonstration at the collectorate here, protesting against the deteriorating law- and-order situation in the state. “These bogus encounters […]

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Larger SC bench to examine if an expelled MP is bound by whip

Youth gets life term for killing girlfriend's parents

The Supreme Court today referred to a larger bench the issue whether a lawmaker is bound by the party whip even after his or her expulsion. The apex court was hearing a plea filed by Rajya Sabha MP and expelled Samajwadi Party member Amar Singh, who has sought to declare that the provisions of the […]

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Goa Police seek to close case against UP MLA

Right to Public Service Act

Goa Police has sought permission from the state’s children’s court to close a case involving UP’s Samajwadi Party MLA Mahendra Kumar Singh who was booked under Immoral Trafficking Act in 2013. “We have recently filed report before Goa Children’s Court seeking to close the case due to lack of evidence,” Panaji Police inspector Siddhanth Shirodkar […]

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Bail plea of SP leader rejected in murder case

A local court today rejected the bail plea of Samajwadi Party leader Mehrajuddin in a murder case. Acting district judge D C Singh dismissed the bail plea of the SP leader, a former SP district secretary, saying that there is no case of relief. Aleem was shot dead allegedly by the accused at Tewda village […]

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Mulayam’s remark on riot camps taken to minorities panel

The National Commission for Minorities on Thursday admitted a petition seeking action against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh for saying that not one of the Muzaffarnagar riot victims now lives in any relief camp. The petitioner cited remarks made by Mulayam Singh while addressing a party gathering in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow on December 23, […]

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Farmers’ protest throws Noida traffic out of gear

Farmers of Greater Noida staged a sit-in at the Noida Gate at Sector 14 Saturday, causing a huge pile up of traffic at the DND (Delhi-Noida Direct) flyway and Noida-Greater Noida Expressway in Uttar Pradesh. The farmers, under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), protested against the Samajwadi Party government in the state for […]

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Can’t get Y or Z security for being ex-minister: SC

A person cannot be entitled to Y or Z category security merely on the ground of being a former minister, the Supreme Court observed today while declining to entertain the plea of a BSP leader from Uttar Pradesh. “If you as a matter of fact are not entitled under the rule for security you cannot be given security. This can’t […]

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Dimple Yadav moves High Court against election petition

Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav moved to Allahabad High Court seeking to quash a petition challenging her election from Kannauj Lok Sabha seat in a by-poll held earlier this year. Dimple’s counsel K R Singh submitted the application under Section 86(1) of the Representation of the People Act before single-judge bench of Justice Devendra Pratap […]

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