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  • SC rejects IPS officer’s plea in Ishrat Jahan case

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of Gujarat’s Additional DGP P P Pandey for quashing of FIR and protection against the non-bailable arrest warrant, issued by a CBI court against him in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. “Having heard the parties at some length, we are not persuaded to entertain the petition […]

    Cricketer Sreeshant, 17 others get bail in spot-fixing case

    Cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan were on Monday granted bail by a Delhi court in IPL spot-fixing case. The court also granted bail to 17 other accused, including 14 bookies, in the case. The court observed there is no reason for believing that the accused are guilty under MCOCA at this stage. Delhi Police […]

    Govt must have say in appointment of judges to higher courts: Sibal

    A proposal to replace the 20-year-old Collegium system of appointing judges with the Judicial Appointment Commission will be moved “very soon” before the Cabinet, Law Minister Kapil Sibal has said. Once cleared, the new system will pave the way for the Executive to have a say in the appointments of judges to the Supreme Court […]

    Delhi Lokayukta recommends to Prez for recovery of Rs. 11 cr from Sheila Dikshit in misuse of govt funds during 2008 polls

    Delhi Lokayukta today indicted Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly misusing government funds for carrying out an advertisement campaign with a political purpose ahead of assembly elections in 2008. Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin recommended to President Pranab Mukherjee to caution Mrs. Dikshit for the alleged misuse of public funds.   He also recommended to the […]

    Jessica case: Actor, ballistic expert to be tried for perjury

    The Delhi High Court has ordered prosecution of actor Shyan Munshi and a ballistic expert for turning hostile in the sensational Jessica Lall murder case, an offence which entails maximum punishment of seven years imprisonment. The High Court absolved 17 other witnesses from the charge of giving false evidence during their deposition in the trial […]

    SC slams adhoc appt of teachers, calls them ‘shiksh shatru’

    Appointment of teachers in primary schools on ad hoc basis by various state governments without following proper qualification criteria  drew flak from the Supreme Court which said that such policies are spoiling the entire education system and future of the country. A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra expressed strong disapproval of […]

    HC grants bail to Chautala to undergo pacemaker implant

    Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala was granted interim bail on Tuesday for six weeks by the Delhi High Court for undergoing pacemaker implant surgery. “In view of the facts and circumstances of the case and considering the medical report of the appellant/applicant, the applicant’s sentence shall be suspended for a period of six […]

    Jessica case: HC to decide fate of hostile witnesses

    More than two years after reserving its verdict, the Delhi High Court will decide on Wednesday whether to prosecute 19 witnesses including Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi on the charge of perjury for turning hostile during the trial of Jessica Lal murder case. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and G P Mittal would pronounce […]

    Service tax defaulters may face jail upto 7 yrs

    Non-payment of service tax may attract arrest and imprisonment upto seven years. The Finance Bill 2013, which was passed by Parliament early this month, empowers Revenue Department officials to arrest a person for non-payment of the collected service tax. In addition the defaulter has to pay a penalty which may extend to one lakh rupees. […]

    SIT to seek SC guidance on Kodnani death penalty issue

    After a U-turn by the Gujarat government on the death penalty for former minister Maya Kodnani and nine others, convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, the SIT has decided to seek Supreme Court’s guidance on the issue. “Very soon, we are going to file an application before the special bench of the Supreme Court […]