Allahabad High Court

Everything you need to know about Allahabad High Court: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Allahabad High Court: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Center submits the names of 627 black money account holders

October 29, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Center submits the names of 627 account holders having accounts in the foreign banks in the Supreme Court today. It is not clear that if court will make the names public.

Narasimhan begins second term as Andhra Pradesh governor

May 3, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) E.S.L. Narasimhan Thursday was sworn-in as the governor of Andhra Pradesh for a second consecutive term.

Third annual U.S.-China consultation on people-to-people Exchange working session held in Beijing

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Beijing, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): The third Annual U.S.-China high-level consultation on people-to-people exchange working session kicked off on Thursday in Beijing with nearly 30 topics scheduled to be discussed by 150 delegates from the United States and China.

Arushi case adjourned, next hearing on May 9

May 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM

The trial of Arushi and domestic servant Hemraj case not started today as Nupur lawyer told the court that they have not got provided

Court relief for disabled aspiring chartered accountants

May 2, 2012 at 9:42 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to relax the guidelines for disabled students appearing in exams conducted by it.

Man threatens suicide as court adjourns his case (With Image)

May 2, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) After Bombay High Court Wednesday adjourned to May 7 his case concerning sex change surgery, Bidhan Barua filed a fresh plea seeking permission to commit suicide.

Delhi High Court directs DDA to take encroached land back

May 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take suitable actions for taking back possession of land encroached by Delhi legislator Asif Mohammad Khan for running an illegal zoo.

Government should implement reservation for disabled: MP

May 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijay Wednesday demanded that the government fully implement reservation provisions for the disabled and apprise parliament about the action taken to fill up these vacancies.

Libya urges ICC to abandon legal claim to try Saif Gaddafi, ex spy chief

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Tripoli, May 2 (ANI): Libyan authorities have formally asked the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) to abandon its legal action against Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and the nation's former intelligence chief so that both men can face trial in Tripoli, where they are likely to face the death penalty.

'Savdhan India' tries to analyse crime, sensitize people

May 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh, who is co-anchoring crime-based show "Savdhan India" with Gaurav Chopra, describes it as an analytical programme trying to figure out why crime happens, the psychology behind it. The latter says it also cautions people.

Court dismisses Achuthanandan plea for sex probe report

May 2, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Kochi, May 2 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition of Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan seeking a copy of the investigation report in the Kozhikode ice-cream parlour sex case allegedly involving state minister and Indian Union Muslim League leader P.K. Kunhalikutty.

Prince Andrew to visit destitute home in Kolkata

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Prince Andrew, son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is Thursday scheduled to visit a home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned girls and children of AIDS victims in Madhyamgram near here.

Three judges to abstain from PM conviction case proceedings

May 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Islamabad, May 2 (ANI): Three out of the nine existing members of an appeal bench in Pakistan have excused themselves from Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's contempt of court case.

George Clooney, Julia Roberts sue electronic companies over image use

May 2, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): George Clooney and Julia Roberts are joining forces to take legal action against the owners of two electronic companies, who are accused of using both the superstars names and likeness to promote their products.

Poll shows Supreme Court favorability tumbling to 25-year low among US citizens

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): The favorability rating of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) among American citizens has declined to a 25-year low, according to a poll released.

Supreme Court allows Italian ship to leave

May 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed the Italian ship M.V. Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had shot dead two Indian fishermen suspecting them to be pirates. The marines will, however, continue to remain in custody in a Kerala jail.

Clooney, Roberts sue electronics companies

May 2, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Hollywood actors George Clooney and Julia Roberts are suing electronics companies to protect their intellectual property rights after their photos allegedly appeared on the comapnies' business websites, brochures and newsletters.

Man charged for raping wife on wedding night

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): A woman in Britain has accused her husband of raping her during their wedding night, while she was drunk and declined to have sex.

Clinton in Beijing for strategic, economic dialogue

May 2, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Beijing, May 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Beijing Wednesday for the fourth round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

British terrorist turning 'supergrass' nails Al Qaeda member over New York subway plot

May 2, 2012 at 10:42 AM

London, May 2 (ANI): An Al Qaeda member, responsible for a suicide bomb attack on the New York subway system, has been convicted following a testimony from a British terrorist.

Italy says deal for kin of murdered fishermen a gesture of goodwill, not settlement of claim

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (ANI): Italy on Tuesday said that the compromise reached between it and the families of the two fishermen killed earlier this year by two Italian marines on board an Italian ship Enrica Lexie, was "a gesture of goodwill" and was not to be "misread as a settlement of claim".

Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins' mercy pleas

May 1, 2012 at 9:06 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself petitions seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the ground of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy pleas by the president.

Confident Vaiko extends support to Rajiv Gandhi's assassins

May 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Chennai, May 1 (ANI): Marumalaichi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) chief Vaiko on Tuesday extended his support to the three accused, convicted in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Court refuses to stay Delhi vehicle number plate drive

May 1, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday declined to stay a Delhi government's decision to award a contract to a private firm for implementing a scheme to fix high security registration plates on city vehicles.

Italy says deal for kin of murdered fishermen a gesture of goodwill, not settlement of claim

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (ANI): Italy on Tuesday said that the compromise reached between it and the families of the two fishermen killed earlier this year by two Italian marines on board an Italian ship Enrica Lexie, was "a gesture of goodwill" and was not to be "misread as a settlement of claim".

Enough is enough, apex court tells N.D. Tiwari

May 1, 2012 at 5:46 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) "Enough is enough," the Supreme Court said Tuesday while reprimanding veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari for disobeying an order to give a blood sample for DNA test in a paternity suit.

Court petitions pour in seeking Gilani's removal over contempt of court case

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Islamabad, May 1(ANI): Petitions continue to pour into courts in Pakistan seeking Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification following his indictment in the contempt of court case.

Indian-origin court clerk caught watching porn during trial

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) A 54-year-old Indian-origin court clerk in in Britain was caught watching porn by a judge during a rape trial. The man said he did so as the case was "boring".

Supreme Court rejects Tiwari's plea, orders him to give blood sample for DNA test

May 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of Congress leader N. D. Tiwari to stop the Delhi High Court froming ordering him to undergo a DNA test to prove his paternity in a case filed by Rohit Shekhar.

Nawaz warns of grand opposition alliance to topple Gilani

May 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif has dropped some potent hints to unseat Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, and among them a move to form a grand opposition alliance against the government.

Apex court takes over Rajiv assassins' mercy plea

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday transferred to itself a petition seeking commutation of the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, on the ground of inordinate delay in deciding their mercy pleas by the president.

Rajiv Gandhi assassins' pardon pleas moved from Chennai court to Supreme Court

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that it will hear the petitions of three convicts, who are challenging the death sentence given to them for their role in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Apex court backs women tour operators on Haj quota

April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Even as it reserved its verdict, the Supreme Court Monday asked the government to consider women private operators in the process for the allocation of Haj quota of pilgrims going to Makkah every year.

Apex court backs women tour operators on Haj quota

April 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Even as it reserved its verdict, the Supreme Court Monday asked the government to consider women private operators in the process for the allocation of Haj quota of pilgrims going to Makkah for the pilgrimage every year.

Court tells AIIMS to pay Rs.10,000 for lapse

April 30, 2012 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has imposed costs of Rs.10,000 on the AIIMS for failing to respond on a plea of a private security firm challenging the terms of a tender for providing security guards at the hospital.

CAS lift suspension from Chambers and Millar

April 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

London, April 30 (IANS) Britain's dope-tainted sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar are now free to take part in the 2012 London as the British Olympic Association (BOA) has lost a case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on the lifetime ban imposed on the runners.

Nupur Talwar jailed, bail hearing resumes Tuesday (Third Lead)

April 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Murdered teenager Aarushi's dentist mother Nupur Talwar was Monday sent to jail by a special CBI court that will resume hearing her bail plea Tuesday. She was lodged at the Dasna Jail, where she will spend the night along with 59 other women prisoners in barrack no. 13.

Nupur Talwar jailed, bail hearing resumes Tuesday

April 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Murdered teenager Aarushi's dentist mother Nupur Talwar was Monday sent to jail by a special CBI court that will resume hearing her bail plea Tuesday. She was lodged at the Dasna Jail, where she will spend the night along with 59 other women prisoners in barrack no. 13.

Nupur Talwar jailed, bail hearing resumes Tuesday

April 30, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Dentist Nupur Talwar, the mother of murdered teenager Aarushi, was sent to jail Monday by a special CBI court that will resume hearing her bail plea Tuesday. She will be lodged at the Dasna Jail, where she will spend the night along with 59 other women prisoners in barrack no. 13.

Delhi Cabinet approved the Court Fees Bill 2011

April 30, 2012 at 4:54 PM

The cabinet approved the Court Fees (Delhi Amendment) Bill 2011 and gave its nod for auction of 93 vacant shops underneath subways and

Indian shooters return after being forced to spend night in hotel lobby

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): The Indian shooting contingent, including Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang, returned home on Monday after being forced to spend a night in a hotel lobby due to managerial negligence.

Court slams police for lax probe into suicide

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) A Delhi court has ordered proper investigation into the death of a man found with a bullet injury on the forehead in north Delhi, observing that no finger prints were lifted from the firearm used in the suicide.

Pakistan apex court chief justice to be honoured

April 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM

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.

Lahore High Court moved to stop Gilani from holding PM's office

April 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Lahore, Apr 29(ANI): The Lahore High Court (LHC) has been moved to stopPakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani from continuing in office.

Bangaru Laxman gets four years' jail for bribery

April 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday awarded four years' rigorous imprisonment to former Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in an 11-year-old graft case. Laxman announced he would appeal his conviction.

Odisha court orders boy to clean hospital area for theft

April 28, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Bhubaneswar, April 28 (IANS) A court in Odisha has ordered a boy to clean the outdoor of a hospital for six months as he was found guilty in a theft case, a government lawyer said Saturday.

PPP considers bringing resolution in NA to endorse presidential immunity

April 28, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Lahore, Apr 28 (ANI): Experts in Pakistan have suggested to the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) that it should bring a resolution of endorsement regarding the president's immunity under the constitution and the Vienna Convention in parliament, in order to avoid confrontation with the Supreme Court over the president's immunity in future.

Shimla's green belts in peril

April 28, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Shimla, April 28 (IANS) Shimla's last few sprawling green belts are in peril. A political decision to allow construction in the green zones -- the only surviving lungs in the concrete jungle -- by lifting a 12-year-old ban will render the hills more barren, an official here said.

PCB awaiting BCB response on cancelled cricket tour

April 28, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Lahore, Apr 28(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is still awaiting an official response from their Bangladeshi counterparts to try and annul a stay order from the Dhaka High Court, that has prevented the latter team from touring Pakistan for a two-atch itinerary this month.

SC quashes reservation based promotion for SC/ST in Uttar Pradesh

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): In a major jolt to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the reservation based promotion for socially backward classes (SC/ST) in the state.

Noida land acquisition row: Apex court notice to UP, Noida

April 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a petition by the farmers of Noida's Visrak and Patwari villages seeking restoration of their lands acquired by the Noida authority.

Alabama man posing as Justin Bieber indicted for child porn

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): An Alabama man has been accused of child porn and extortion charges after authorities say he posed as pop sensation Justin Bieber online and convinced young girls to send him sexually explicit photographs.

Gilani says only parliament can remove him as PM

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has refused to step down after his contempt of court conviction, saying only parliament can remove him from office.

SC directs Nupur Talwar to surrender before session court

April 27, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Refusing to give stay order to Arushi-Hemraj twin murder case co-accused Nupur Talwar, the Supreme Court today ordered her to surrender before the session court...................

Ex-Pak Envoy Haqqani's plea for video testimony rejected

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): The judicial commission probing the memo scandal has rejected a plea by Pakistan's former Ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani to record his statement through video conference from Washington.

KFC ordered to pay $8m for serving Twister chicken wrap that damaged Sydney girl 's brain

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Sydney, Apr 27(ANI): Kentucky Fried Chicken has been ordered to pay eight million dollars in damages to the family of a young Sydney girl, who suffered brain damage after she consumed a Twister chicken wrap.

Zardari to stand up for 'loyalist' Gilani in wake of Pak SC contempt ruling

April 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has decided to fight the conviction of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with caution and calculated aggression in a contempt of court case, but will avoid any confrontation with the judiciary.

Noida land acquisition row: SC notice to UP, Noida

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a petition by the farmers of Visrak and Patwari villages seeking restoration of their lands acquired by the Noida authority.

ND Tiwari has to undergo DNA test, rules Delhi HC

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday asked veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari to undergo a DNA test in the paternity suit filed by Rohit Shekhar, who claims he is the former's son.

Tiwari must give his blood sample for DNA test: Delhi HC

April 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Slamming to veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari for continuously disobeying Delhi High Court's order of giving blood sample for DNA testing, Delhi HC on Friday once again stated that if Tiwari continues to refuse to give blood sample, it can be made compelled for him to do so..................

With Rs.669 crore, UP speeds up Kumbh Mela work

April 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken up Kumbh Mela 2013 on a priority basis and asked various agencies to speed up work on a war footing, with Rs.669 crore sanctioned for the mega religious event.

Students clash with police in Allahabad, torch vehicles

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Allahabad, April 26 (IANS) Protesting the order to vacate hostels, students of the Allahabad University Thursday fought pitched battles with police as they torched a police vehicle and two state transport buses as well damaging varsity property. Several students were injured in the clashes and taken to nearby medical facilities.

UAE discusses cooperation with UNHCR

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 26 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Thursday met top envoys of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

US bounty on Saeed not binding on Pak: Govt tells LHC

April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Lahore, Apr 26 (ANI): Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed has expressed his dissatisfaction over the foreign office's reply, and directed the Pakistan Government to file explicit replies on whether a foreign state can fix head-money for a Pakistani citizen.

Australian Speaker issues proof against criminal allegations

April 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Canberra (Australia), April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): Australian Parliamentary Speaker Peter Slipper said Thursday he has proof that the criminal allegations against him are false.

Court directs medical benefits for TB workers

April 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed Delhi Tapedik Unmulan Samiti (DTUS) to implement its circular giving the medical benefits and facilities to the entitled people working for tuberculosis (TB) patients in hospitals and the district centres.

Bofors truth revealed repeatedly: Congress

April 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Asserting that truth had come out repeatedly and courts had given their verdicts, the Congress Thursday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of levelling irresponsible allegations in the Bofors payoff controversy on the basis of remarks of a retired Swedish police chief.

Gilani convicted for contempt, opposition wants him out (Third Lead)

April 26, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) In fresh trouble for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the Supreme Court Thursday convicted him for contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, prompting the opposition to demand his ouster.

Gilani's contempt brings judiciary to ridicule: Supreme Court

April 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The contempt of court by Yousuf Raza Gilani "tends to bring this court and the judiciary of this country into ridicule", said the Supreme Court order convicting the prime minister after he refused to write to the Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Gilani convicted for contempt of court, spends 30 seconds in jail

April 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM

Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday morning convicted Pak Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt of court for refusing to reopen cases of money laundering against President Zardari and sentenced him to a symbolic "till the rising of the court", sparing him a jail term.................

Gilani convicted for contempt, gets symbolic sentence

April 26, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday convicted for contempt of court by the Supreme Court that gave him a 30-second symbolic sentence for refusing to write to Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Gilani convicted for contempt of court

April 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was convicted Thursday for contempt of court by the Supreme Court for refusing to write to the Swiss authorities to reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Contempt case: SC to decide Gilani's fate Thursday

April 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) It was judgment day for Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday with the Supreme Court expected to give its verdict in a contempt of court against him.

Gilani reaches Supreme Court

April 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Thursday reached the Supreme Court that will give its verdict in a contempt of court case.

Court issues notice to sports ministry

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the youth affairs and sports ministry on directing all the sports federations to hold their elections if they were due.

Court issues notice to sports ministry

April 25, 2012 at 8:45 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the youth affairs and sports ministry on directing all the sports federations to hold their elections if they were due.

25 years of India's 'Watergate': The Bofors scandal (Second Lead, superseding previous story)

April 25, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer and which was called India's 'Watergate' by a New York court after it led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed

April 25, 2012 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a special examination and refused to interfere with a policy decision.

Supreme Court reserves verdict on Kasab's plea

April 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the hearing of a petition filed by 2008 Mumbai terror attack convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab challenging the Bombay High Court verdict upholding his death sentence.

25 years of India's 'Watergate': The Bofors scandal

April 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the biggest corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer and which was called India's 'Watergate' by a New York court after it led to the fall of the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Chronology: Bofors graft row over last 25 years

April 25, 2012 at 7:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The following is a chronology of events since the 1986 Bofors howitzer payoff scandal - one of the major corruption scandals in India in which then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and many others were accused of receiving kickbacks from the Swedish gun manufacturer.

Currency case: Petition against Karmapa dismissed

April 25, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Shimla, April 25 (IANS) A petition opposing the dropping of criminal charges against Tibetan religious head and the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, in a currency seizure case registered last year, was Wednesday rejected by the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

Death of Indian engineer in US being probed

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) US authorities are investigating the death of a 28-year old Indian engineer in his apartment in Dallas, according to the Telugu Association of North America (TANA).

Over 20,000 Americans studying in China: MOE

April 25, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): A total of 23,292 Americans are currently studying in China with financial support from a bilateral government program, an official from China's Ministry of Education (MOE) said Wednesday.

Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed

April 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a special examination.

PCB still hopeful about Bangladesh series

April 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Lahore, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has not given up its hope for a home series against Bangladesh.

Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed

April 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service officers through a special examination.

Gilani to appear before Supreme Court for sentencing

April 25, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said he would appear before Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday for sentencing in a contempt of court case that could decide his fate.

Court dismisses plea for probe into Singhvi CD

April 25, 2012 at 2:40 PM

New Delhi, April 25(IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking direction to the Bar Council of Delhi and the Delhi Bar Association to investigate the CD controversy related to Congress MP and lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

Apex court stays release order of 16 women army officers

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As the Supreme Court Tuesday stayed the release of another 16 short service commission women army officers, it was told that the women officers whose services were restored earlier on its directions were not being promoted to the next rank even though they fulfilled the required criteria.

Court notice to Delhi power regulator over tariff

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on a plea filed by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) challenging its regulation for fixing tariff for power consumption in the city.

Apex court sets aside Karnataka high court order indicting Bidari

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday set aside a Karnataka High Court order indicting the state's then police chief Shankar Mahadev Bidari, terming him worse than Saddam Hussain and Muammar Gaddafi, and directing his removal from the post.

Public suit against cricket board on award recommendations

April 24, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) A public suit was filed Tuesday before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court asking how the Indian cricket board board could nominate players for government awards despite not being one of the National Sports Federations (NSFs) recognised by the sports ministry.

PCB seeks information on appeal filed against petition on cancelled Bangladesh's tour

April 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Lahore, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board has issued an official press release in which it said that it has asked the Bangladesh Cricket Board to keep it updated and share details of any appeal filed against a High Court writ petition.

Fishermen paid damages, but Italian Marines face trial

April 24, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Kochi, April 24 (IANS) Italian authorities Tuesday handed over two demand drafts of Rs.1 crore each to the Lok Adalat as compensation to the families of two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian Marines on Feb 15, following out of court settlements. But the Marines will continue to stand trial on criminal charges.

Italians tender Rs.2 crore compensation to court

April 24, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Kochi, April 24 (IANS) Italian authorities Tuesday handed over two demand drafts of Rs. 1 crore each to the Lok Adalat of the Kerala High Court to be given to the families of two fishermen who were killed by Italian marines.

Settle defamation case, court tells Dikshit, BJP leader

April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijendra Gupta to settle out of court their defamation case in an amicable and responsible manner within two weeks.

Former Chinese soccer chief charged with taking 1.72 million in bribes

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Dandong, Liaoning Province, Apr 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Xie Yalong has been charged with taking 1.7 million Yuan (about 273,000 U.S. dollars) bribes as a northeastern Chinese court opened the second round of trials on soccer corruption on Tuesday morning.

Pak-Bangladesh ties hit by latter's postponement of cricket tour, football tournament withdrawal

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): Sporting ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh have been hit after the latter postponed a much-anticipated cricket tour and its football club pulled out of the Asian Confederation Cup.

China's former soccer chiefs stand trial for graft

April 24, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Dandong(Liaoning Province) April 24 (IANS) Former Chinese Football Association (CFA) chief Xie Yalong stood trial in a northeastern Chinese court Tuesday for taking bribes.