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Supreme Court grants bail to 34 in anti-Sikh riots

Supreme Court grants bail to 34 in anti-Sikh riots

 The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to 34 persons convicted concurrently by the Delhi High Court and trial court and sentenced to five years imprisonment for rioting and arson during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Trilokpuri area. Soliticor General Tushar Mehta told the court that the government’s petition seeking review of earlier decision by

Delhi HC seeks report on brawl between tempo drivers, police

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Union Home Ministry and the city police to file a report, within a week, on Sunday’s incident in the capital’s Mukherjee Nagar area where a road accident led to a clash between two tempo drivers and police personnel. A division bench of Justice Jayant Nath and Justice

HC grants more time to probe Asthana case

The Delhi High Court on Friday granted the CBI four more months to complete probe into an FIR filed against its former Special Director Rakesh Asthana in a bribery case.The court order came on the Central Bureau of Investigation plea seeking extension of time to complete its probe. The probe agency had registered the FIR

PIL filed seeking change of ‘Bharat’ movie title

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking change of the title of Salman Khan’s upcoming movie “Bharat“.The plea was filed on Thursday by activist Vipin Tyagi who said that the word “Bharat” cannot be used for commercial purpose. He has requested the Delhi High Court to direct the

How is Google’s GPay operating without authorisation: Delhi HC asks RBI

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) how Google’s mobile payment app, GPay, was facilitating financial transactions without the requisite authorisation from it. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani posed the query to RBI while hearing a PIL which claimed that GPay was

Jessica Murder Case

Jessica Murder Case: Manu Sharma moves HC for early release

A month after the Delhi High Court ordered the forthwith release of former Youth Congress leader Sushil Kumar Sharma, who had served over 23 years in prison for the murder of his wife Naina Sahni in 1995, the convict in the Jessica Lal murder case has moved the court, seeking the same relief. The high

Sajjan Kumar moves SC against conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Court dismisses Sajjan Kumar’s plea

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Court dismisses Sajjan Kumar’s plea. The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar seeking more time to surrender. Kumar, who was convicted in a case related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots earlier in the week, was asked to surrender by December 31. However, he had

1984 Anti-Sikh riots case

No one had doubt on Cong’s role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots: Amit Shah

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Hours after the Delhi High Court sentenced Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment for his involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, BJP president Amit Shah on Monday said that “no one had doubts about the Congress’ role in the riots.” The High Court on Monday reversed the local trial court’s order

Anti-Sikh riots: HC to deliver verdict on Sajjan Kumar's acquittal on Monday

Anti-Sikh riots: HC to deliver verdict on Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal on Monday

Anti-Sikh riots: HC to deliver verdict on Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal on Monday. The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce the judgment on a petition challenging Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. In 2013, a Delhi court had acquitted Kumar in the case pertaining to the murder of

Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC to hear victims’ appeals against Sajjan Kumar

Anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC to hear victims’ appeals against Sajjan Kumar. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear appeals by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and victims against Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s acquittal in connection with 1984 Anti-Sikh killings case. The court will also hear the appeals by five accused convicted by the trial court. According to media reports, victims of

Supreme Court Section 377

Supreme Court to decide constitutional validity of Section 377

The Center will leave the matter of the constitutionality of Section 377 to be decided by the Supreme Court.The notion was put forth by Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who is representing the Center before the five-judge constitution bench of the top court, as it hearing of pleas on Section 377 of the Indian Penal

Electoral bonds remain, submit details by May 30: SC

SC notice to Centre on no headgear for Sikhs in sports events

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Central government on a plea seeking direction to formulate guidelines exempting turbaned Sikhs from wearing any headgear during sports events. A bench of Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao was hearing the plea filed by Delhi-based cyclist Jagdeep Singh Puri, who was

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

Delhi court pulls up police for not arresting Daati Maharaj

New Delhi (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday pulled up the city police and questioned as to why self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has not been arrested yet in connection with a rape case. The next date of hearing in the case is on July 11. The Delhi High Court asked, “It has been over

26 girls rescued by GRP, RPF from train

26 girls rescued by GRP, RPF from train

New Delhi(PTI) – 26 underage girls were rescued by the GRP and RPF from the Muzaffarpur-Bandra Awadh Express after a tweet from a passenger alerted them to the situation. On July 5, a passenger on board the train tweeted that he was travelling in the S5 coach of the train and noticed around 25 girls

Be an informer to l-T dept; earn up to Rs. 5 crore

Be an informer to l-T dept; earn up to Rs. 5 crore

NEW DELHI: Sharing “specific information” with the income tax department about any benami transaction or property could earn you up to Rs one crore, while the same for undisclosed black money stashed abroad could fetch up to Rs 5 crore. Besides, the ‘Income Tax Informants Reward Scheme’ has also been amended under which a person can

Centre will try to introduce bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions: Athawale

Centre will try to introduce bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions: Athawale

NAGPUR: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said that the Centre would try to bring a bill in the monsoon session of Parliament to pave the way for reservation in job promotions for employees belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories. The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was addressing

Air India may have to pay US $ 8.8 million penalty

Air India may have to pay US $ 8.8 million penalty

NEW DELHI: The state-run carrier Air India may have to pay a penalty of US $ 8.8 million to 323 passengers of its May 9 Delhi-Chicago flight, which was delayed as a fallout of withdrawal of relaxations given on flight duty time limitation (FDTL) of the crew. This incident has brought into focus in a

Delhi High Court issues notice for free education of underprivileged

Delhi High Court issues notice for free education of underprivileged. HC today issued notices to Centre and Delhi government in regard to Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking free education to students belonging to Disadvantaged Group (DG) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). The PIL was filed seeking the amendment in Right To Education (RTE) Act, 2009

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

NEW DELHI: The Central government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and subsequently introduce a bill to insulate it from further judicial scrutiny. The government is likely to introduce the bill in monsoon session of Parliament to incorporate

Six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

Six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

NEW DELHI: The NDA government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is planning to increase the jail term for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents, to six months from the existing three months, according to a senior official.The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is reviewing the Maintenance and