Woman gangraped in UP, FIR filed on court’s order

A local court of Etah (UP) has ordered the filing of an FIR in the alleged gangrape of a woman. The victim had approached the court after police refused to file a case. She alleged in the court that four men kidnapped and raped her and then decamped with her jewellery and cash on April […]

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SC refuses to order CBI probe into Mathura violence

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order CBI probe into Mathura violence in which 29 people, including two police officials, were killed during an eviction drive to remove about 3,000 encroachers from a little known armed sect from Jawahar Bagh. A bench of Justices PC Roy and Amitava Roy said that Allahabad HC was […]

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NGT orders re-inspection in Coca Cola’s plant in UP

The National Green Tribunal has ordered re-inspection into the premises of beverages major Coca Cola’s Hapur plant in Uttar Pradesh to investigate whether it was discharging effluents into a nearby pond. The green panel directed officials from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to inspect the Hapur plant after going […]

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15 judicial officers compulsorily retired by Allahabad HC in UP

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In a major action, 15 judicial officers in Uttar Pradesh have been punished with compulsory retirement by theAllahabad High Court for “doubtful integrity”, “negligence” and “poor performance”. The decision was taken at a “Full Court” meeting presided by Chief Justice of the High Court D Y Chandrachud held in Lucknow on April 14, S K Singh, […]

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Brothers sentenced to life for killing sibling

Two brothers have been sentenced to life by a court here for killing their sibling more than 10 years ago. Additional District Judge Of Mathura I D Dubey has sentenced to life Ashfaq and Azad for killing their brother Istakhar Khan in 2006 in Toly Mohalla of Naujhil town of the district, government counsel Virendra […]

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Allahabad HC contempt notice to UP govt official

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The Allahabad High Court today issued contempt notice to the Principal Secretary (Home) of Uttar Pradesh, Debashish Panda, for allegedly not complying with the directions of the court to provide documents to suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur about departmental inquiry against the latter. Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya gave this order on a contempt petition filed […]

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We’ve been misled, says SC & reserves order in Lokayukta case

The Supreme Court today reserved verdict on pleas seeking recall of its order appointing Justice Virendra Singh, a former judge of Allahabad High Court, as the Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh, saying it has been “misled” on the issue. The controversy surrounding Justice Singh, appointed by the apex court as Lokayukta on the ground that the […]

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SC appoints Justice Virendra Singh as UP Lokayukta

In an embarrassment for the SP government in Uttar Pradesh, the bench examined a list of nominees and ordered the appointment. “The failure of constitutional functionaries to comply with the orders of the highest court of the land is deeply regretted and astonishing,” a bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, adding, “We, therefore, proceed to […]

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Rapist sentenced to 7 years in jail

A Pratapgarh (UP) court has awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment to a person for raping a girl in Maheshganj area of the district. Additional Sessions Judge Bhairav Lal awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment to Ravindra Prasad Mishra yesterday for raping a girl in a village in Maheshganj in October 2012. The court also imposed fine of Rs […]

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Court rejects UP plea to withdraw case against SP

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A Muzaffarnagar  court has rejected a plea of Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw a nine-year-old criminal case against Samajwadi Party’s district president Rashid Siddiquiand a few others for their alleged involvement in a clash during the 2006 local body polls. The court has again issued a non-bailable warrants against Siddiqui. Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunder Lal rejected […]

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