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Information panels should be manned by judicial people: SC


September 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Central Information Commission and state information commissions are forums performing quasi-judicial functions and thus these should be manned ... Read more...

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Himachal court questions government on ailing cancer centre


May 30th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 30 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Wednesday directed the state government to file a reply on why posts of medical physicists and physicist technicians in the regional ... Read more...

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Pakistan apex court chief justice to be honoured


April 29th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will receive the prestigious International Jurists Award 2012 at a ceremony in London next month.Chaudhry is being ... Read more...

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Apex court angry over ex-judges’ opinions filed by litigants


January 28th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court has taken strong exception to the tendency among litigants to present opinions from former judges of the top court in a bid ... Read more...

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Supreme Court rejects plea on army chief’s age (Lead)


January 20th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday rejected a petition which sought restoration of army chief General V.K. Singh's date of birth to May 10, 1951.An apex court ... Read more...

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Plea filed to block memo panel notice to Zardari


January 9th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) A petition seeking halt to the memo commission's proceedings has been filed, contending that it was parliament's right to probe the president and the commission's notice ... Read more...

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Vigilance gives clean chit to Chandy in palm oil case


January 7th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thrissur (Kerala), Jan 7 (IANS) The state vigilance department has given Chief Minister Oommen Chandy a clean chit after investigating if he had any role in the 1992 ... Read more...

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Haqqani absent from memo hearing


January 2nd, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Former Pakistani ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani Monday did not attend the hearing of a judicial commission here probing the memo scandal.The commission meeting was ... Read more...

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Haqqani’s lawyer quits, criticizes memo commission


January 2nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistani lawyer Asma Jehangir has refused to represent former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani in the memo case, saying she has "no confidence" in the ... Read more...

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Team Anna writes to PM, seeks investigating powers for Lokpal (Second Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Team Anna, in an open letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and parliamentarians Sunday, hoped the "best possible" anti-graft law will emerge from the ... Read more...

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56,383 cases pending in Supreme Court


December 19th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Inadequate number of judges and delay in filling vacancies were among the various reasons responsible for the large number of pending cases in courts, including ... Read more...

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850 women missing in Himachal


November 16th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 16 (IANS) Nearly 850 women and girls have gone missing in Himachal Pradesh in the last five years, say police.This has come to light during a suo motu ... Read more...

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Court dismisses plea to probe Chandy in palmoil scam


October 28th, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 28 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Friday gave a clean chit to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the palmoil import case, dismissing a petition for a further ... Read more...

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Process to select Karnataka’s new Lokayukta begins


October 6th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 6 (IANS) The Karnataka government Thursday started the process to select a new Lokayukta, nearly three weeks after Shivaraj V. Patil quit as ombudsman amid media reports that ... Read more...

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Court stops probe against Chandy in palmoil case


September 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Tuesday asked the vigilance court investigating if Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, then finance minister, had any role in the 1992 palmoil ... Read more...

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Bill to make law stricter against benami transactions


August 18th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 18 (IANS) The government Thursday introduced a bill in parliament to replace an existing law in a bid to check tax evasion and impose stricter controls ... Read more...

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Three vacancies for judges in apex court


August 8th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) There are three vacancies for judges in the Supreme Court and 284 in various high courts, the Rajya Sabha was informed Monday.Minister of Law and ... Read more...

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IOA constitutes arbitration panel for settling disputes


July 25th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Monday formed the Indian Court of Arbitration for Sports (ICAS) to settle all sports-related disputes.The IOA constitution was amended during ... Read more...

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Lokpal should not probe PM: Baba Ramdev


May 31st, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 31 (IANS) The prime minister should be excluded from the purview of the proposed Lokpal, yoga guru Baba Ramdev said Tuesday."It is a very complicated question whether the ... Read more...

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Hasina for Islam as Bangladesh’s state religion


May 31st, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 31 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed herself in favour of retaining Islam as the state religion, moving away from the secular provisions in the ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif calls for independent probe of Osama killing


May 12th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS/AKI) Pakistani opposition leader and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has demanded an independent investigation into Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden's killing by US forces, as ... Read more...

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Lokpal Bill panel to meet today


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The joint drafting committee comprising five union ministers and social activist Anna Hazare's representatives will hold its second meeting on Monday to discuss the latest version of ... Read more...

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Hasina to meet panel on Islamic references in constitution


April 27th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will Wednesday appear before a parliamentary committee examining whether to retain or remove Islamic religious references in the country's constitution.Political ... Read more...

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Apex court moved against setting up of Lokpal Bill drafting panel


April 18th, 2011 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was moved in the Supreme Court Monday seeking quashing of the notification by which a joint drafting committee on the ... Read more...

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New vs old, activists slightly tweak Jan Lokpal Bill


April 16th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) As the civil society Saturday brought out a new version of the Jan Lokpal Bill, the major changes were also made in the composition of ... Read more...

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High court directs CBI to probe Jan 7 Netai killing


February 18th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Showing its dissatisfaction over the progress of the probe into the Jan 7 killings in Netai village, the Calcutta High Court Friday directed the West Bengal government to ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Chief Justice meets Indian counterpart


February 5th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Chief Justice of Pakistan Ifthikar Muhammad Chaudhry Saturday met his Indian counterpart S.H. Kapadia.The meeting, described as a courtesy call, lasted for 35 minutes. The two chief ... Read more...

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Commonwealth law meet to discuss impact of globalisation on rights


February 4th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 4 (IANS) The impact of globalisation on socio-economic rights, human rights and rule of law are among the wide-ranging issues to be discussed during the 17th Commonwealth Law Conference ... Read more...

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Court to hear appeal against own information officer


February 1st, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 1 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court administration is set to hear an appeal against its public information officer's (PIO) order allegedly denying information to a right to information (RTI) applicant ... Read more...

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Ministerial panel examining fast-track graft trials: Moily


January 14th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister M.Veerappa Moily Friday stressed the need for fast-tracking trials in corruption cases and said the issue is being considered by a group of ... Read more...

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Need strong evidence in sedition cases: Ex-chief justices


December 28th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Referring to rights activist Binayak Sen being sentenced to life term, two former chief justices of India (CJI) Tuesday said the evidence against an accused in a ... Read more...

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New courts needed to try economic offences, says apex court


December 8th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday favoured setting up of special courts to try cases of economic offences involving the violation of laws like the Prevention of Money Laundering ... Read more...

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2G scam: Apex court pulls up Raja, issues notice on Tata’s plea (Roundup)


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The 2G spectrum scam featured prominently in the Supreme Court Thursday, with the court upbraiding former telecom minister A. Raja for being intemperate in his letter ... Read more...

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Raja was intemperate in letter to PM: Apex court


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Even as former telecom minister A. Raja told the Supreme Court Thursday that he walked in the footsteps of his predecessors in allocating spectrum to mobile ... Read more...

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Willing to go to jail, won’t say sorry: Shanti Bhushan


November 10th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Former law minister Shanti Bhushan Wednesday told the Supreme Court that he and his lawyer son Prashant Bhushan would prefer to go to jail instead of tendering ... Read more...

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