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Special team to probe Karnataka terror suspects’ links


September 1st, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) The Karnataka crime branch Saturday set up a special team to investigate the terror links of a dozen youths arrested this week and unravel their plans ... Read more...

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Jundal records statement before magistrate


August 12th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Abu Jundal, key 26/11 handler and suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, Sunday recorded his confessional statement before a Mumbai magistrate, a police official said.Jundal, one of the masterminds ... Read more...

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Apex court notice to government on SIMI ban (Lead)


May 7th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central government on two pleas challenging the constitutional validity of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, under ... Read more...

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‘Benazir killed for backing Lal Masjid operation’


February 12th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated for supporting the Lal Masjid operation, an anti-terrorism court has been told.Dawn quoted Magistrate Taufiq Ahmed, ... Read more...

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Sadhvi Pragnya files fresh bail plea


November 18th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Two months after the Supreme Court rejected her bail plea, Sadhvi Pragnya Singh Thakur, one of the prime accused in the September 2008 Malegaon blast case, ... Read more...

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Maoists looking for bases in Assam: Gogoi


October 17th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 17 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday said the Maoists were trying to establish bases in the state with active support from various groups and organisations aimed ... Read more...

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Court begins hearing pleas in Haren Pandya murder case


July 11th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Monday started final hearing on appeals of 12 people who were convicted by a trial court in 2007 for the murder ... Read more...

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Ex-legislator arrested in Jammu murder case


June 10th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) T.S. Wazir, a senior leader of the ruling National Conference and former member of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council whose term ended in February, ... Read more...

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Confession statement to police is weak evidence: Apex court


February 4th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Observing that the "rampant" practice among the police to use third degree methods to extract confessions was well known, the apex court has said that courts should ... Read more...

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BJP to focus on corruption, price rise at executive


January 8th, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The two-day national executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opens here Saturday and the party is all set to hit out at the UPA government on ... Read more...

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Graham Staines killing: Convict’s bail plea hearing adjourned


October 20th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday adjourned hearing on a bail plea by Rabindra Kumar Pal alias Dara Singh who is undergoing life sentence for the 1999 killing of ... Read more...

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Court gives lifer to prime accused in former Punjab CM Beant Singh’s assasination case


October 12th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Oct.12 (ANI): A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today annulled the death penalty awarded to Jagtar Singh Hawara, prime accused in the assassination of Punjab Chief Minister ... Read more...

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HC tribunal upholds ban on SIMI (Lead)


August 4th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court tribunal Wednesday upheld the central government's decision to extend the ban imposed on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). In February this ... Read more...

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Trial court told to decide on POTA confessions


June 18th, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 17 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday left it to the trial court to decide whether the confessional statements of an accused recorded under the defunct Prevention Of Terrorism Act ... Read more...

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Akshardham temple attack: Death for three confirmed


June 1st, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 1 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday confirmed the death sentence awarded to three convicts by a designated POTA (Prevention Of Terrorism Act) court for the Sep 24, 2002 Akshardham ... Read more...

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No fresh evidence to extend ban: SIMI tells court


May 11th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) Tuesday told a special tribunal of the Delhi High Court that the government had no fresh evidence against it ... Read more...

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Gujarat court confirms jail term for 2 in terror attack


May 11th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 11 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday confirmed the conviction of two people under the Prevention Of Terrorism Act (POTA) for attacking a Surat-based lawyer and rightwing Hindu activist Hasmukh ... Read more...

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Gujarat dismisses claims of ‘duress’ by terror law convicts


April 24th, 2010 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 23 (IANS) The Gujarat government Friday dismissed as "allegations" the claims of two men convicted under the Prevention Of Terrorism Act (POTA) for attacking a prominent lawyer in Surat city ... Read more...

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Congress reiterates faith in Chidambaram, BJP not to press for resignation


April 9th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday reiterated its faith and confidence in Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said it ... Read more...

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BJP backs Chidambaram, asks him not to retreat


April 9th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it supported Home Minister P. Chidambaram and asked him not to be seen to be retreating as any such ... Read more...

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Court reserves judgment on POTA evidence


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 23 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Tuesday reserved decision on whether to preserve confessional statements of the accused in POTA cases and consider them as evidence. Counsel ... Read more...

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High court to hear pleas of Godhra accused Tuesday


March 15th, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 15(IANS) The Gujarat High Court will Tuesday hear the plea of 79 accused in the Godhra train burning case, challenging a designated court's decision to consider the confession of the ... Read more...

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26/11 attack was war against India, asserts prosecution


March 10th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 10 (IANS) A day after accusing the Pakistani Army of training the terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, the prosecution in the trial of the case Wednesday termed the attacks ... Read more...

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No confessions, no photos of accused, court tells media


February 8th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Police should avoid giving their opinion on the guilt of the accused, the Delhi High Court said Monday, while suggesting amendments to the new guidelines for crime ... Read more...

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Guidelines for crime reporting to be formulated


December 17th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday constituted a committee to formulate guidelines for crime reporting by the media. Directing the government to constitute the committee under the guidance of ... Read more...

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Police pulled up for sharing information with media


December 2nd, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday rapped police for taking media to the crime scene, and asked all investigating agencies to adhere to stricter professional ethics so that ... Read more...

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Court asks Press Council to frame guidelines for media


October 21st, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Taking a serious view of reporting by media in criminal cases, the Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Press Council of India (PCI) to form guidelines for ... Read more...

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Kasab’s admissions not a confession: lawyer Kazmi


July 21st, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab's admissions about the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks before the Special Court over the past two days do not amount to a ... Read more...

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Stay within limits, court tells media


July 20th, 2009 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The media came in for some cryptic comments by the Delhi High Court, which asked it to remain within the "Lakshman Rekha" or limits while reporting on ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh top cop visits family of murdered Dalit businessman


June 5th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 5 (IANS) A day after a Dalit businessman was murdered by his wife's lover and friends, the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh visited the scene of the ... Read more...

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Another charge sheet to be filed against Indian Mujahideen members


February 17th, 2009 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Mumbai Police plan to file another charge sheet supplementing the one filed against 27 Indian Mujahideen (IM) activists, including six absconders, a top police official said late Tuesday. Joint ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran still in Sri Lanka, but son playing key role (Lead)


February 15th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka's elusive Tamil Tigers leader Velupillai Prabhakaran is still in the island but his elder son Charles Antony is playing a key role in the fight against ... Read more...

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Arguments that clinched death sentences for Pandher, Koli


February 13th, 2009 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surinder Koli continue to remain a threat to society, prosecution and the victim's lawyers Friday argued before the court, hours ... Read more...

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Three bureaucrats arrested on corruption charges in Assam


January 29th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 29 (IANS) Three senior bureaucrats have been arrested in Assam on corruption charges. Two of the arrests were made by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), officials said here Thursday.B.C. ... Read more...

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High Court wants media to follow self-restriction


January 22nd, 2009 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the media to impose on itself certain restrictions on handling sensitive issues like Jamia Nagar shootout, which erupted six days after ... Read more...

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