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Plea questions reporters’ right to access court proceedings


April 25th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An NGO Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the media does not have a fundamental right to access courts and report their proceedings.An apex court ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to decide on US historian’s visa Monday


March 31st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram ordered a review of the decision on cancellation of the visa of US historian Peter Heehs, living in Puducherry, and ... 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 orders probe into ragging in Jharkhand school


November 14th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 14 (IANS) Taking note of media reports on alleged ragging in a school in Koderma district, the Jharkhand High Court Monday directed the state government to probe the ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha to debate Lokpal issue Saturday: Bansal


August 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Lok Sabha will Saturday take up the Lokpal issue for debate after Leader of the House and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee makes a ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh rights panel takes up killed doctor’s case


June 24th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) Friday issued notice to the state government and police, taking cognisance of the autopsy report of dead deputy chief ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s anti-graft tryst: Pioneer, but with half measures (Letter from Bangalore)


April 24th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) Karnataka Lokayukta (ombudsman) and the Act that set up the institution have become the flavour of India's anti-graft summer of 2011.Justifiably so, as Karnataka was ... Read more...

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Staines murder case: Dara Singh seeks review of SC judgement


March 9th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Dara Singh, convicted for killing Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons in Orissa's Koenjhar District in 1999, has moved the Supreme Court seeking review of ... Read more...

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37-billion-rupee Pak NATO containers scam report to be out in one month


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 1(ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has given one-month's time to the Federal Board of Revenue for furnishing a final report in the NATO containers corruption case, which caused a whopping 37-billion-rupee ... Read more...

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Police encounters developing culture of slaying people with indemnity: Pak SC


January 29th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 29(ANI): Expressing its disapproval over fake encounters, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has observed that such incidents had developed a culture of slaying people with indemnity.The court disapproved of ... Read more...

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Supreme Court modifies words in Graham Staines murder verdict


January 25th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday modified a portion of its judgment in the Graham Staines murder case.The apex court bench of Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. ... Read more...

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Supreme Court modifies Graham Staines murder verdict


January 25th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Supreme Court Tuesday modified a portion of its judgment in the Graham Staines murder case as, many pointed out, by implication it justified the killings citing the ... Read more...

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Court pulls up lawyer facing contempt charges


January 4th, 2011 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 3 (IANS) Pulling up a lawyer facing contempt of court proceedings, the Gujarat High Court has been directed him to remain present before it Jan 24.The bench comprising Justices A.M. ... Read more...

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Irregularities in CWG will be examined, guilty will not be spared: Gill


November 16th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): Union Sports Minister M.S. Gill said on Monday all irregularities in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games will be examined and the guilty will not be spared.Gill made a ... Read more...

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Supreme Court okays contempt case against lawyer


July 14th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday permitted contempt proceedings against advocate Prashant Bhushan for casting aspersions on judges, including Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, and making objectionable remarks against ... Read more...

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Taliban coming up with its own ‘media regulatory authority’


July 4th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 4 (ANI): Taking a cue from the Pakistan Government, the Taliban has said that it would launch its own 'media regulatory authority' to monitor television, radio channels and newspapers ... Read more...

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Gujarat court bid to help destitute, abandoned women


May 7th, 2010 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, May 7 (IANS) The Gujarat High court Friday sought a clear identification of official responsibility on the care of destitute and abandoned women, including widows, in the state. Furthermore, it wanted ... Read more...

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Pak Law Secretary to SC: Swiss cases against Zardari can’t be reopened


May 6th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 6 (ANI): Pakistan's Law Secretary Justice (retd.) Aqil Mirza told the Supreme Court on Thursday that the Swiss cases filed against President Asif Ali Zardari cannot be reopened, and therefore, ... Read more...

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Shivendra gets three-game ban, upset India appeals (Lead)


March 1st, 2010 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A day after outclassing arch-rivals Pakistan, India's Hockey World Cup campaign received a setback Monday with centre forward Shivendra Singh being slapped a three-match suspension for "deliberately ... Read more...

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Court raps Delhi government on lack of night shelters


February 10th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the state government for the plight of homeless people in the city. A division bench of Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah ... Read more...

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Court wants long-term plan for city’s homeless


January 22nd, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked the government to chalk out a long-term plan for the capital's homeless. The order comes close on the heels of the ... Read more...

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Ensure night shelter for Delhi’s homeless, court tells MCD


January 13th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Slamming the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for being insensitive, the Delhi High Court Wednesday asked it to provide shelter to homeless people whose night refuge was ... Read more...

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Rs.3.5 bn sanctioned for new rail track in Himachal Pradesh


February 26th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 26 (IANS) The central government has sanctioned over Rs.350 crore (Rs.3.5 billion) for the proposed Bhanuppali-Bilaspur railway line in Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said in the state ... Read more...

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Pak still undecided over commuting death sentences into life


July 15th, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , July 15 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has not yet approved a decision to commute all pending death sentences to life imprisonment, the countrys Attorney-General Malik Mohammad Qayyum told the ... Read more...

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Rumours of setting up two SCs to resolve judges issue in Pak surface


May 10th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 10 (ANI): If sources close to the Presidential camp in Islamabad are to be believed, as part of the draft constitutional package, a new proposal to set-up two parallel ... Read more...

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Opposition not convinced by DMK clean chit to Rajnikanth


March 20th, 2008 - 12:08 am ICT by admin
Chennai, March 19 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government in a suo motu communiqué Wednesday exonerated superstar Rajnikanth of any wrongdoing in a land deal, but sections of the press and opposition remained ... Read more...

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PPP gives Pakistan govt 48 hrs to seek UN help in Benazir killing probe


January 11th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by admin
Larkana, Jan 11 (ANI): The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has urged the Pakistan government to request the UN to form a Benazir Bhutto Inquiry Commission for investigation into the killing of the ... Read more...

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Delhi High Court refuses to pass an order on curbing Blueline menace


December 14th, 2007 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to pass an order to curb the menace posed by the capitals Blueline bus fleet. Justices Mukul Mudgal and Reva ... Read more...

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