Coalgate: CBI files closure report in case against K M Birla

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In a reprieve to top industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others, who were named as accused in its FIR in one of the coal blocks allocation scam cases, CBI has filed a closure report in a special court here. In this case,CBI has told the court it will file some documents related to the case… Read more »

JK Govt official sent to jailed for 3 yrs for taking bribe

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A special anti-corruption court in Jammu & Kashmir on Friday convicted a government official for taking bribe and awarded him three years’ imprisonment. The court of additional special judge anti-corruption J&K convicted the then ‘naazir’ (revenue official) in Handwara Tehsil office of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, a spokesman of the state vigilance organisation (SVO) said…. Read more »

Hold states’ meet on undertrial prisoners:SC toCentre

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Terming as “serious” the issue of undertrials languishing in jails, the Supreme Court today asked the Centre to convene a meeting of home secretaries of all the states to find a solution to the problem. “This is a very serious matter. There are over 31,000 Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) undertrial prisoners. This… Read more »

Tatra deal case: Court summons Tejinder Singh

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Taking cognisance of CBI’s chargesheet, a special court on Thursday summoned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh on September 1 for allegedly offering Rs. 14 crore bribe to then Army Chief Gen VK Singh for clearing file pertaining to procurement of 1,676 heavy mobility Tatra vehicles. Special CBI judge Madhu Jain took cognisance of the charge… Read more »

Bags destroyed by rats during journey; Rlys to pay

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Indian Railways has been held deficient by a consumer forum here which directed it to pay Rs 15,000 compensation to a retired serviceman, whose bags were damaged by rats in a train. New Delhi consumer disputes redressal forum, presided by C K Chaturvedi, asked the Railways to pay the amount to Delhi resident R K… Read more »

Terror accused Maulana Quavi gets bail from Gujarat HC

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The Gujarat High Court here today granted bail to terror accused Maulana Abdul Quavi, a Hyderabad based cleric who was arrested by Crime Branch on allegation of taking part in anti-national activities with the aide of Pakistan-based terrorist outfits. A division bench of justices Anant S Dave and Moninder Pal granted bail to Quavi on… Read more »

HC dismisses Kingfisher Airlines appeal

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Calcutta High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by Kingfisher Airlines against a trial court order that chairman Vijay Mallya and board of directors may be represented by its law officers or company secretary on a showcause notice by United Bank of India (UBI) for alleged wilful default on payment of dues of Rs 400… Read more »

Herald case:Court to hear matter against Sonia, Rahul on Dec 9

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A Delhi court on Thursday fixed December 9 for hearing the complaint case, in which it had issued summons against Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and others, on the issue of acquisition of National Herald daily. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha postponed the matter after the counsel appearing for Sonia Gandhi and others informed the… Read more »