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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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2,272 CBI cases pending in courts


August 18th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A total of 2,272 Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cases are pending trial in various courts for more than 10 years as on June 30, ... Read more...

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New bill on communal violence under study


August 9th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The home ministry is studying a new draft bill on communal violence sent by the National Advisory Council (NAC), parliament was informed Tuesday.After stating the ... Read more...

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Six CBI courts set up in Maharashtra


July 7th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Following a directive from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Maharashtra government has set up six special courts to try cases by the Central Bureau of ... Read more...

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Delhi to have human rights courts soon


July 2nd, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) After a petition was filed in the Delhi High Court questioning the absence of human rights courts in the national capital, Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna ... Read more...

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Government should clarify stance on lokpal: Nitish Kumar


June 30th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said the government should clarify its position on the proposed anti-corruption Lokpal bill so that state governments can ... Read more...

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2009 mutiny: Bangladesh jails 657 border guards


June 27th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 27 (IANS) A special court in Dhaka Monday jailed 657 paramilitary border guards for their involvement in a mutiny in February 2009.The mutiny at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) ... Read more...

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For them, Father’s Day has no relevance


June 19th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) For them, International Father's Day has no relevance. They are a group of "harassed" men who have been denied their parenting rights. These are divorced fathers ... Read more...

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Considering nationalising black money: Government to Ramdev (Lead)


June 3rd, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) After failing to stop Baba Ramdev from going ahead with his mass hunger strike against corruption in India, the government Friday night assured him ... Read more...

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PM is a ‘witness’ in corruption cases, says TDP chief


June 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 2 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu Thursday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has become a "witness" in the corruption scandals involving his United ... Read more...

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PM surprised at only few anti-graft courts functional


April 30th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday expressed surprise that only 16 of the government-sanctioned 71 new fast-track anti-corruption courts were functional in the country.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Set up special courts for Dalit cases: Wasnik


April 29th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 29 (IANS) States should set up special courts to try cases related to atrocities on Dalits, union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik said Friday.He said ... Read more...

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Nearly 60,000, including MPs and MLAs, convicted in Bihar in 5 years


April 11th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 11 (IANS) Nearly 60,000 criminals, including politicians and lawmakers, have been convicted and punished in Bihar - a state that had become a byword for lawlessness - in ... Read more...

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TDP holds rally, participants vow to fight corruption


April 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 9 (IANS) Hailing the victory of social activist Anna Hazare in his fight against corruption and to express solidarity with him, the main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) ... Read more...

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Court pulls up Gujarat government


April 4th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 4 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Monday took the state government to task for not notifying the appointment of judges to special courts."Perhaps this is the only state ... Read more...

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Previous JPCs and whether they worked (To go with ‘Will JPC on 2G spectrum work? Debate is on’)


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on the 2G spectrum allocation will be the fifth one in India's history and is expected to submit its report ... Read more...

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Zia asks Hasina to quit


February 25th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia Friday asked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to "resign immediately" and demanded a mid-term poll.Zia utilised the second anniversary of the 2009 mutiny ... Read more...

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Dhaka mulls stringent law to tackle rebellion


February 25th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 25 (IANS) Bangladesh is mulling stringent laws to discourage any rebellion among the para-military forces, media reports said Friday on the anniversary of the February 2009 rebellion by the border ... Read more...

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Goa needs anti-graft law like in Bihar, says JD-U


February 17th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Goa needs an anti-corruption law like the one introduced in Bihar to rein in rampant corruption in the bureaucracy, said Javed Raja, the national general secretary of ... Read more...

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Consensual sex below age 16 is an offence: Tirath (Lead)


February 1st, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A draft bill, which will soon be introduced in the cabinet, says consensual sex between children aged 16 to 18 is not a criminal offence, Women and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh gets new border force post-mutiny


January 23rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 23 (IANS) Bangladesh got a new force Sunday to guard its frontiers - the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) that replaced the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), which had witnessed a bloody ... Read more...

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Bangladesh begins trial of rebel troopers


January 6th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 6 (IANS) Bangladesh's biggest trial to date has begun with a court admitting cases against over 800 rebel troopers of the country's border guard who had killed 74 people in ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh approves bill to seize corrupt officials’ property


January 4th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 4 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh cabinet Tuesday approved a bill to set up special courts for speedy trials of corrupt public servants and to confiscate properties earned through corrupt means.Briefing ... Read more...

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Confiscate properties of corrupt politicians: JD-U MP


December 20th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 20 (IANS) After Bihar confiscated the properties of a corrupt official to convert them into primary schools, an MP from the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Monday said the state government ... 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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Court reserves order on monitoring spectrum row (Lead)


December 8th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its order on a petition seeking the court's monitoring of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the 2G spectrum ... Read more...

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Have special courts for financial offences, says court


December 8th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday favoured the setting up of special courts to try offences of huge financial magnitude.The court said these courts could come up to try ... Read more...

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Delhi plans special courts for rape cases


December 4th, 2010 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday said her government is planning to set up special courts for trial of rape cases. "The government will consider setting up ... Read more...

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Law to protect children against sexual offences soon: Tirath


November 26th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The government has proposed to bring in a new law to curb rising number of cases of sexual offence against children and a draft bill is at ... Read more...

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Riot panel witness testifies against Teesta Setalvad


November 24th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Nov 24 (IANS) A former associate of social activist Teesta Setalvad Wednesday told a panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots that she fabricated affidavits filed on behalf of the riot victims ... Read more...

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CBI to get six new special courts in Maharashtra


October 20th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will soon get six dedicated special courts across Maharashtra to hear cases investigated by the agency, the government announced Wednesday.While three ... Read more...

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Over 50,000 criminals convicted in Nitish-era Bihar


September 23rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Sep 23 (IANS) Justice delayed is justice denied, but once crime-prone Bihar is setting an example by conducting speedy trials. Over 50,000 criminals, including politicians, have been convicted in ... Read more...

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New legislation soon to curb illegal mining


August 27th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Mines Minister B.K. Handique Thursday said his ministry was working to finalise a new legislation to give more powers to the government to investigate complaints of illegal ... Read more...

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Companies owe over Rs.65,000 crore to Indian exchequer


July 30th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A whopping Rs.75,509 crore ($16.77 billion) was the amount of tax outstanding against companies in India as on April 1, 2009 of which Rs.9,748 crore ($2.16 billion) ... Read more...

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Verdict on transfer of Gujarat riots case reserved


July 15th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 15 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Thursday reserved its order on a petition seeking transfer of the Gulberg Society massacre case during the 2002 Gujarat riots from the judge hearing ... Read more...

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