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Risk from earthquake: NDMC to initiate special demolition drive

May 10, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation Mr. Praveen Kumar Gupta has directed the Deputy Commissioners of all six zones to adopt zero-tolerance approach and take strict action against unauthorized constructions and encroachments on public land.

3rd Delhi International Film Festival 2014 concluded

December 27, 2014 at 9:58 PM

3rd Delhi International Film Festival 2014 concluded. National Award Winning Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, Tasleema Nasreen from Bangladesh & Meera from Pakistan grace the grand finale of the 3rd Delhi International Film Festival 2014.

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.

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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

Pakistan condemns Quran burning in US

May 3, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Pakistan has condemned the April 28 burning of copies of the Quran by US pastor Terry Jones in Florida.

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.

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.

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.

Dharun Ravi seeks webcam spy case dismissal

May 2, 2012 at 10:58 AM

New York, May 2 (IANS) Lawyers for an Indian American student found guilty of bias crimes for spying with a webcam on his roommate having an intimate encounter with another man have sought dismissal of his conviction and a new trial.

Gilani pays lawyer for service

May 1, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sent a thank you letter to his lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan along with a token fee of Rs.100 for his "priceless service".

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".

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".

Pakistan court to hear Gilani contempt appeal

May 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) A nine-member bench of the Pakistani Supreme Court will hear Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's appeal in the case in which he has been convicted for contempt of court.

Italian ship's release difficult unless commitment on marines: Court

May 1, 2012 at 7:06 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that if the Italian government can't ensure the presence of its four marines presently aboard M.V. Enrica Lexie as and when required by either by police or the trial court to tender evidence, then it would be difficult for the vessel to sail out of a Kerala port.

Uninor to file interim application in Supreme Court

May 1, 2012 at 6:10 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Uninor will file an interim application in the Supreme Court to bring to the apex court's attention its plea against the recommendations of the telecom regulator on spectrum auction.

Goa modifies poll code to allow booze, food till late night

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Panaji, May 1 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission (SEC), overseeing the May 16 state-wide panchayat polls has just played lifesaver to lakhs of Goans and tourists who love a late nightcap.

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.

Delhi to get international poll institute

April 30, 2012 at 11:22 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Expressing hope it would develop as a world class facility on poll management, Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi Monday laid the foundation stone of new campus of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management at Dwarka.

Resume talks, Tibetan exiles urge China

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Dharamsala, April 30 (IANS) Expressing concern over violations of human rights in Tibet, the Central Tibetan Administration, the democratically elected body of the Tibetan exiles, has called upon Beijing to restart dialogue to end the 'conflict', an official statement said here Monday.

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.

Telecom Commission seeks clarity on TRAI proposals

April 30, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Commission Monday sought more information and clarifications from the telecom regulator on its recommendations on 2G auction, including spectrum pricing, which have invited strong objections from the industry and independent analysts alike.

Need to find innovative ways to deal with new poll-related problems: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi on Monday said there is a need to find innovative ways to deal with new problems related to carrying out elections.

Rising number of political party, a big challenge: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi said that paid news has emerged a major challenge before the election commission and there is a need

Paid news an emerging challenge: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Paid news, a recent challenge thrown up before the Election Commission, is a "clandestine deal" between politicians and journalists, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said here Monday.

Nupur Talwar surrenders before court

April 30, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Ghaziabad, April 30 (IANS) Dentist Nupur Talwar, the mother of murdered teenager Aarushi, Monday surrendered before a court here.

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.

Quraishi in tune with Anna's remark on voters' integrity

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi on Saturday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare is quite right as far as the use of money power and liquor in the elections is concerned, and emphasized that the federal authority responsible for administering all the electoral processes in India is taking a lot of steps to stop the use of these two inducements.

Fake arms deal case: Delhi Court to pronounce sentence on Laxman

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): A Delhi Court will on Saturday pronounce quantum of sentence for former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman in connection with a fake bribery case in 2000.

India's Dalveer Bhandari elected as World Court judge

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New York/New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) India's nominee, Justice Dalveer Bhandari, a sitting judge of the Supreme Court, has been elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the first time an Indian has managed to get this key international post in over two decades.

India's Dalveer Bhandari elected to World Court

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

United Nations, April 27 (IANS) Dalveer Bhandari, a senior judge of the Supreme Court of India was today Friday to the International Court of Justice, the primary judicial organ of the United Nations, commonly referred to as the World Court.

SAARC poll bodies' meet in Delhi from April 30

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Election Commission of India will host the third Conference of Heads of Election Management Bodies of SAARC Countries from April 30 to May 2 here.

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.

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.

Zardari's children vow to stand by convicted Gilani

April 27, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's daughters have promised to "stand by" Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court.

Gilani's conviction: Pakistani dailies see more turmoil ahead

April 27, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) More political turmoil lies ahead, Pakistani dailies said Friday as they debated "the gaping chasm between the weight of public expectation and the letter of the law" over Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's conviction for contempt of court.

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).

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.

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.

Apex court clears judge for international court

April 26, 2012 at 5:01 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a challenge to the candidature of one of its judges for appointment to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), saying it could not interfere in the matter.

Gilani should quit, says opposition

April 26, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Islamabad, Apr 26 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court's conviction of Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in connection with a contempt of court case, opposition leaders have demanded that Gilani resign.

'PM to stand disqualified instantly': Experts

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Islamabad, Apr 26 (ANI): Experts in Pakistan said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani stands instantly disqualified both as a MNA and as Prime Minister, for "ridiculing the judiciary by flouting its judgments and making a mockery in public meetings", which falls under an independent Article 63(1)(g), and disqualifies any member of Parliament who commits this crime.

Twitter abuzz over Gilani's conviction

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Microblogging site Twitter was abuzz soon after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was convicted Thursday by the Supreme Court. A tweet said: "We need to respect & protect democratic values, not the individuals."

'Gilani to appeal against SC contempt verdict': Awan

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Islamabad, Apr 26 (ANI): Pakistan Federal Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani would file an appeal against the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) in the contempt of court case.

Pak PM Gilani convicted of contempt, given 30 sec sentence

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Islamabad, Apr 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday found Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, but gave him only a symbolic sentence which lasted for 30 seconds.

'Disqualified' Mubarak-era PM allowed back into Egypt's presidential race

April 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Cairo, Apr 26 (ANI): Egypt's election commission has reinstated former premier, Ahmed Shafiq as a contender in the country's upcoming presidential election.

Verdict inappropriate, says Gilani

April 26, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, who was convicted Thursday for contempt of court, described the ruling as inappropriate.

UNICEF to distribute 25,000 solar lamps

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) Unicef will distribute around 25,000 portable solar lamps in Jharkhand's schools, a move that will help around 75,000 students during their studies.

30mn Indian school children have no access to toilets

April 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Nearly 30 million school children in the country still have no access to toilets, even as schools have made significant progress in providing the facility in recent years, a study by UNICEF's Water, Sanitation, Hygiene(WASH) programme revealed Wednesday.

Envoys of twelve nations present credentials to President Patil

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Envoys of twelve nations presented their credentials to the President Pratibha Devisingh Patil at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Tuesday.

DoT to speed up process to meet new 2G auction deadline

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The government Tuesday said that conducting the 2G auction within the revised deadline of Aug 31 set by the Supreme Court was a difficult task but it would speed up the process for this.

The motive behind PIL on new army chief's selection merits a probe

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): The PIL filed in the Supreme Court against the selection of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next Chief of the Indian Army has been dumped by the august Court where it belongs - in the dust bin.

SC dismisses plea against Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh

April 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a petition challenging the appointment of Lt. Gen. Bikram Singh as the next Indian Army chief.

TRAI recommends high base prices for 2G auction

April 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a higher-than-expected base price for the auction of 2G spectrum.

Angelina Jolie visits Colombian refugees as UN special envoy

April 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): Angelina Jolie made her maiden visit to displaced Colombians forced to seek refuge across the border in Ecuador, as a special envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres.

Revealed: UK Border Agency deports one in three illegal immigrants

April 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

London, April 23 (ANI): The UK Border Agency, the organisation responsible for policing immigration law, could land in problems after figures revealed that less than one in three illegal immigrants caught last year had been deported.

SC seeks file on Lt Gen Bikram Singh's appointment as next Army Chief

April 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to place on record the file pertaining to the appointment of Lt General Bikram Singh as the Army Chief-designate.

Ex bowler Nawaz says security 'not only reason for postponement of Bangladesh's tour of Pak'

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Karachi, Apr 22(ANI): Former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz has said the Bangladesh Cricket Board's decision to postpone its tour of Pakistan was not based purely based on security reasons and believes some political pressure may have played a role.

Telenor plans Rs.2,000 crore investment in India

April 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Norwegian Telenor Group, which is looking for a new partner to continue its telecom services in India, plans to invest up to Rs.2,000 crore more even as it is taking all steps to secure Rs.14,500 crore already pumped into Uninor, the joint venture with Indian realty firm Unitech.

Woman wins case for injuries during sex while on duty

April 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Sydney, April 21 (IANS) An Australian woman has won a court battle to seek workers' compensation after being injured while having sex in a motel room when a light fitting fell on her head. The woman was on a work-related tour.

Oz man wins court battle against KFC after food poisoning left daughter paralysed

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Canberra, April 21 (ANI): An Australian man, who claimed his daughter was left severely brain damaged after eating snacks from a Kentucky fried Chicken (KFC) outlet, has won a court battle against the fast-food chain.

Oz man awarded $10 mln after KFC food poisoning left daughter paralysed

April 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Canberra, April 21 (ANI): An Australian man, who claimed his daughter was left severely brain damaged after eating snacks from a Kentucky fried Chicken (KFC) outlet, has won a court battle against the fast-food chain and received 10 million dollars in compensation.

Call for Oz Parliamentary Speaker's resignation following sexual harassment charges

April 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Canberra, April 21 (ANI): Australian parliamentary speaker Peter Slipper has been asked to step aside by the opposition until the case alleging sexual harassment against him was before the court.

Britain slams Ahmedinejad's visit to Abu Musa

April 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM

London, April 20 (IANS/WAM) Britain has described the recent visit by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad to the disputed island of Abu Musa as "highly unfortunate".

Chidambaram allocated extra spectrum to 2G licence holders: Swamy

April 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Janata Patrty President Subramanian Swamy Friday told the Supreme Court that Home Minister P. Chidambaram as the then finance minister had given his nod for the allocation of extra spectrum to service providers even before they had fulfilled their roll out obligations.

CEC recommends SC a CBI probe against Yeddyurappa kin

April 20, 2012 at 6:56 PM

The Central Empowered Committee (CEC) appointed by Supreme Court for investigating the case of illegal mining in Karnataka has recommended to the apex Court that there is a need of Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) probe against close relatives of former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.........

CBI probe recommended against Yeddyurappa kin

April 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court appointed central empowered committee on environmental matters Friday recommended to the apex court that the CBI probe payments made by a mining company to two firms owned by close relatives of former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.

Kripashankar Singh case: SIT submits probe report to court

April 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) probing the unaccounted wealth cases against former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh Thursday submitted its confidential report to the Bombay High Court.

Oz woman hurt during sex on work trip to be compensated

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Sydney, April 19 (ANI): An Australian public servant who was injured while having sex on a work trip is entitled to compensation, a court has found.

Pak Court directs govt to give reply on Saeed's security plea by April 25

April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Lahore, Apr 19(ANI): The Lahore High Court has issued notices to both the federal and Punjab governments to file a reply by April 25 regarding Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed's petition seeking protection following the U.S. announcement of a 10 million dollar bounty on him.

Britain all set for London Olympics: James Bevan

April 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): With just 100 days to go before the highly anticipated 2012 London Olympics, British High Commissioner to India James Bevan has said Britain is fully prepared to host competitors and guests at the sports extravaganza.

Petition to close down Mossad quashed

April 18, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Tel Aviv, April 18 (IANS) The Israeli Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking to close down the country's spy agency Mossad.

UNHCR hails UAE's humanitarian efforts

April 18, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 18 (IANS/WAM) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has praised the efforts of the UAE to improve the humanitarian conditions of refugees around the world.

TRAI says no need for exit policy

April 18, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) In a major setback for telecom operators, especially those who want to shut operations in India, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Wednesday said there was no need for a exit policy.

Employees take to the streets to save Uninor in India

April 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Employees of telecom service provider Uninor, which stands to lose all its licences following the Supreme Court order cancelling 122 telecom licences issued in 2008, Wednesday appealed to the government to allow the company to function till the time auction of the 2G licences takes place afresh.

Authorities in Pakistan play blame game over 0.5 million errors in electoral rolls

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) are pointing fingers at each other over 0.5 million irregularities in the draft voter lists.

Samsung Galaxy SIII to be unveiled as 'official Olympics phone' in London

April 18, 2012 at 2:45 PM

London, April 18 (ANI): Samsung's Galaxy SIII will be unveiled as the official phone of the London Olympics, according to online reports.

Arushi case: CBI seeks fresh warrant against Nupur

April 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM

The Arushi murder case hearing resumed in a special court in Ghaziabad as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) submitted a fresh non bailable warrant against the dentist Nupur

Apex court rejects plea on election symbols

April 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the Election Commission's order setting criteria for the allocation of election symbols to the registered and recognised political parties.

Trial of Geelani's aide begins

April 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court Tuesday began the trial of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, a suspected aide of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, for his alleged involvement in money laundering to fund terror.

Let taxpayers fund political parties with democracy cess: CII

April 17, 2012 at 7:49 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has proposed imposition of a "democracy cess", according to which individuals and corporates can give 0.2 percent of their income tax to any political party of their choice for funding its activities and elections.

Court bans clip of Russians drinking

April 17, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Moscow, April 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A court in Russia's Siberia region has banned a video compilation of drunken Russians, terming it extremist material that "denigrates the honour of the Russian people".

Delhi civic polls: 32 counting centres set up

April 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi State Election Commission has set up counting centres at 32 places across the city for counting of votes for the recently trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls.

Wayne Rooney's brother Garham charged with drink-driving

April 16, 2012 at 4:43 PM

London, Apr 16 (ANI): Wayne Rooney's younger brother spent the night behind bars after he was arrested and charged with drink driving.

55 percent voting in Delhi civic polls

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The total voter turnout for Delhi's civic poll held Sunday was 55 percent. Delhi Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta described it as "impressive but below the anticipated 60 percent".

Apex court wants VIP quota for Haj to go

April 16, 2012 at 12:27 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said that a VIP quota in Haj pilgrimage should not go on perpetually.

55-60 percent voting in Delhi civic polls

April 15, 2012 at 7:39 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) An estimated 55 to 60 percent voting took place in the elections to the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi Sunday, State Election Commissioner Rakesh Mehta said.

Zardari writes to Manmohan for Chisty's repatriation

April 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Islamabad, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to send home on humanitarian grounds Pakistani scientist Khalil Chisty, who is serving a sentence in India for murder.

Gujarat seeks policy on staged shootout probes

April 13, 2012 at 8:19 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the apex human rights panel on the Gujarat government's plea seeking directions to formulate a uniform policy for setting up an independent agency to probe alleged staged shootouts.

Speed up poll reforms, Quraishi urges PM

April 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Friday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for speeding up long-pending electoral reforms.

Explain delay in giving free books to poor: Court

April 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Expressing anguish over the government's failure to print and distribute free books to over 18 lakh poor students in state-run schools, the Delhi High Court Friday sought an explanation for the delay.

Delhi Court dropped names of Google India and seven others from offending content lawsuit

April 13, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Giving a major relief to software business companies including leading search engine giant, a Delhi Court on Thursday dropped the name of Google India and seven others from the list of offensive content civil lawsuit, which is going under trial in a Delhi Court......

Pak Court orders ISI, army to check illegal activities of intelligence agencies

April 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Peshawar, April 13(ANI): The Peshawar High Court has conveyed its displeasure at the illegal detention of a person for over 38 months and ordered the General Headquarters (GHQ) and the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) chief to form a high-powered team to check widespread illegal activities of intelligence agencies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and adjoining Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

British prison officer caught in bed with convict

April 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

London, April 13 (IANS) A British woman prison officer was found naked in bed with a convict after helping him abscond from jail, a court heard. He was dubbed one of the most feared men in Scotland.

Court issues notice on suit challenging Jaitapur n-plant

April 12, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Thursday issued notice to the government, Nuclear Power Corporation of India and others in a public suit challenging the proposed 9,900-MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project coming up in Ratnagiri in Maharashtra.

Nupur Talwar moves Supreme Court against warrant

April 12, 2012 at 9:56 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A day after she was reported missing, dentist Nupur Talwar, an accused in the 2008 murder of her teenaged daughter Aarushi, Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay of the non-bailable warrant issued against her by a special CBI court.

Apex court receives presidential reference on 2G

April 12, 2012 at 8:35 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A presidential reference on whether the Supreme Court could interfere with a policy decision of the government and insist on auction as the only route for the allocation of natural resources was received by the apex court Thursday.

Sibal welcomes SC verdict on Right to Education Act

April 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutional validity of the Right to Education Act, 2009, which mandates 25 percent free seats to the poor in government and private unaided schools uniformly across the country.

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