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Gujarat Lokayukta’s appointment upheld by high court (Second lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (IANS) In a setback for Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat High Court Wednesday upheld Justice (retired) R.A. Mehta's appointment as Lokayukta by Governor Kamla Beniwal. ... Read more...

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Do not encroach upon others’ domain, Kapadia cautions judges (Lead)


November 26th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia Saturday urged the judiciary to exercise restraint and resist the temptation of encroaching upon the domains of the government ... Read more...

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Notice to Delhi over delayed admission of 1,400 students


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government on a petition seeking directions to start the process for admission of 1,400 students ... Read more...

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‘Poll panel should regulate parties’ internal elections’


October 8th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) Former chief election commissioner (CEC) J.M. Lyngdoh Saturday said the poll panel should be empowered to step in and make sure internal elections within political parties ... Read more...

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Modi’s fast: BJP top brass to attend; Modi condemns communalism


September 17th, 2011 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) Chief Minister Narendra Modi's three-day 'sadbhavana' fast beginning in Ahmedabad Saturday was poised to be a grand affair with the BJP state government making all ... Read more...

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India reacts strongly to British parliamentary debate on Kashmir


September 15th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Reacting to the House of Commons debating alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India Thursday reminded British MPs that it was the world's ... Read more...

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Tripura government opposes communal violence bill


September 10th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government Saturday opposed the proposed communal violence bill, terming it an "infringement" on the rights of the states."The proposed bill would ... Read more...

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Amar Singh seeks interim bail after initial no-show


September 6th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, who cited health reasons to not appear in a Delhi court Tuesday morning for ... Read more...

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Nurse seeks her certificates from employer, court issues notice


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A nurse Friday moved the Delhi High Court after her employer asked for Rs.50,000 for accepting her resignation and releasing her original certificates.Justice S. Muralidhar ... Read more...

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Impeachment motion a ‘foregone conclusion’, writes Justice Sen


September 2nd, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Justice Soumitra Sen, in his resignation letter to the president Thursday, has pleaded not guilty of the allegations of graft against him and also wondered whether ... Read more...

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Team Anna reaches out to Dalits, remembers Ambedkar


August 28th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Facing criticism from Dalit groups for not having representation from backward and minority classes, Team Anna Sunday remembered B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of Indian ... Read more...

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Who is robbing parliament’s dignity? (Comment)


August 26th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
As the peoples' uprising against a venal political class in India shows no signs of abating, a strange din is evident in some debates and comments. Apart from reeking of ... Read more...

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Centre trying to bulldoze GST through: Jayalalithaa


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday charged the central government with trying to bulldoze in parliament the Constitution (115th Amendment) Bill, 2011, introducing the ... Read more...

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South Asian human rights forum condemns Hazare arrest


August 19th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) Friday condemned the arrest of social activist Anna Hazare and others before they launched their agitation for an effective Lokpal ... Read more...

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Kejriwal asks people to switch off home lights


August 15th, 2011 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Just after activist Anna Hazare addressed a conference here Monday evening to announced his anti-corruption strategy, his team member Arvind Kejriwal appealed to people to ... Read more...

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Anna fast: US hopes for restraint, India says comment needless


August 12th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Ahead of activist Anna Hazare's fast, the US said it counted on a democratic India to "exercise restraint" against peaceful protesters, eliciting a sharp reaction ... Read more...

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Court notice to Tamil Nadu government on freebies


July 22nd, 2011 - 1:44 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 22 (IANS) The Madras High Court Thursday issued notice to Tamil Nadu government giving two weeks time to respond on a petition filed by a city advocate S. ... Read more...

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Sachar committee member demands creation of Indian Waqf Service


July 11th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A member of the Sachar Committee has demanded creation of the Indian Wakf Service (IWS), as recommended by the committee to look after Wakf properties ... Read more...

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Government to bring Lokpal bill in line with constitution (Roundup)


July 4th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The government was committed to tabling the Lokpal bill in parliament's monsoon session, but won't amend the constitution for the proposed anti-corruption legislation, Home ... Read more...

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Cannot rewrite constitution for Lokpal bill: Chidambaram (Lead)


July 4th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The government was committed to tabling the anti-corruption Lokpal bill in parliament's monsoon session beginning Aug 1 but won't rewrite the constitution for the ... Read more...

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Karnataka speaker colluded with CM: Governor (Lead)


May 17th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 17 (IANS) Karnataka Speaker K.G. Bopaiah colluded with Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to disqualify 16 lawmakers for extraneous reasons just hours before the crucial floor test Oct ... Read more...

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Bhardwaj explains why he recommended president’s rule


May 17th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 17 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj late Tuesday clarified that he recommended president's rule in the state as there was breakdown of the constitutional mechanism on the ... Read more...

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Court serves notice in nurse’s certificate case


May 12th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issue notice to the union government, the Delhi government and Indraprastha Apollo Hospital over a petition seeking the release of ... Read more...

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Home Ministry issues advisory on crime against SC/ST


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to the Chief Secretaries, Home Secretaries, Principal Secretaries of all State Governments and UT Administrations for curbing crime ... Read more...

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Police complaint against ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ makers


April 8th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) The Goa State Women's Commission (GSCW) Friday filed a police complaint against the makers of Bollywood film "Dum Maaro Dum" for making derogatory remarks against ... Read more...

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Court issues notice to director of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 7 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court Thursday issued notices to the director and producers of Bollywood film 'Dum Maaro Dum' and other officials, ... Read more...

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Court to hear petition to ban ‘Dum Maro Dum’


April 6th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court will Thursday hear a petition seeking a ban on the release of Rohan Sippy's film "Dum Maro Dum" on the grounds ... Read more...

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Will sack rebel Bengal Congressmen: Pranab


April 3rd, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Cautioning rebel activists of the West Bengal unit of the Congress party, union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said nobody should think that getting a ... Read more...

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Jailed as juvenile, man awarded Rs.5 lakh compensation


April 1st, 2011 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed the Delhi government to pay a compensation of Rs.5 lakh to a man who was jailed for eight years ... Read more...

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Stay trial in graft cases with care: High court


March 30th, 2011 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday ruled that the framing of charges and subsequent proceedings in corruption cases can only be stayed in exceptional circumstances.A division ... Read more...

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Indian Army launches human rights campaign in Kashmir


March 26th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 26 (IANS) Long accused of committing excesses in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army has embarked on spreading human rights awareness to the villagers living in remote areas.A ... Read more...

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Uproar in Delhi Assembly over Chauhan tax raid issue


March 15th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 15 (ANI): The Budget Session of Delhi Assembly began on a stormy note on Tuesday with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators demanding the resignation of PWD Minister Raj ... Read more...

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After a decade, Pakistani brides get some acceptance


March 10th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), March 9 (IANS) It was one moment that they had endlessly waited for. And on Wednesday, three women from Pakistan took the oath in this north Punjab town, ... Read more...

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Delhi CM Dikshit meets Sonia, discusses Lokayukta order against Chauhan


March 2nd, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit met Congress President Sonia Gandhi here on Wednesday to discuss the order issued by the Lokayukta, which recommended removal of PWD ... Read more...

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Meghalaya rebel leaders send feelers for talks


February 18th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Two top leaders of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) rebel group have sent feelers for talks with the Meghalaya government, an official said Friday."The outfit's general ... Read more...

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