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

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.

Scorching day for Delhi

May 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The capital witnessed a sunny and slightly warm Thursday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 21.4 degrees, three notches below average. The met department has forecast a scorching day ahead.

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

Chuck white this summer, don coloured accessories

May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Summer means dressing up in white or beige cotton clothes with minimal accessories. But fashion experts say it creates a boring look and suggest shoes, bags and jewellery in orange, fluorescent green, red and other vibrant colours to enhance the style quotient this season.

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.

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.

Know where 'Lakshman Rekha' begins, SC tells media

May 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said media should know where the 'Lakshman Rekha' of reporting sub-judice matter begins while the Editors' Guild of India questioned the court's jurisdiction to frame guidelines for journalists.

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.

Sibal concerned over discrimination against N-E students

May 2, 2012 at 7:50 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Wednesday expressed "deep concern" over the recent incidents of alleged discrimination against students from Northeastern states.

Moon to be biggest, brightest May 6

May 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Get ready for the moon's most prominent and spectacular appearance of the year May 6, as it will shine at its brightest and look the biggest.

'Half of all child deaths in India due to pre-term births'

May 2, 2012 at 7:12 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Nearly half of all child deaths in India are caused by pre-term births, the highest amongst its neighbours, a report by 'Save the Children' revealed Wednesday.

Sunny Wednesday in Delhi

May 2, 2012 at 7:04 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Delhi had a clear, bright day Wednesday though the maximum temperature still remained a notch below normal at 37.7 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature had dipped even lower -- four notches below normal -- to 20.5 degrees Celsius.

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.

Nupur Talwar's bail rejected, moves apex court

May 2, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Ghaziabad/New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Her bail rejected by a CBI court, dentist Nupur Talwar, accused in the murder of her teenaged daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the rejection.

Court notice on villagers' plea against oil depot

May 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to Hindustan Petroleum Corp and the National Disaster Management Authority on a plea by villagers opposing the construction of a petroleum depot near their homes in west Delhi.

Nupur Talwar moves apex court, challenges bail rejection

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Dentist Nupur Talwar, an accused in the murder of her teenaged daughter Aarushi and the family's domestic help Hemraj, Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the rejection of her bail plea by a Ghaziabad court.

'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.

Vodafone was told about tax liability in Hutchison deal

May 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said Vodafone Plc was duly informed about its tax liability in the $11.2 billion acquisition of Hutchison's stake in Hutchison-Essar in 2007.

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.

Suprme Court permits Italian ship to leave

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday allowed the release from a Kerala port of Italian ship M.V. Enrica Lexie, from which two marines had shot dead two Indian fishermen on Feb 15, suspecting them to be pirates. The marines will, however, continue to remain in a Kerala jail.

Bajaj Auto's April sales up four percent

May 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Two and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto Wednesday reported a four percent increase in its total sales, including exports, in April at 381,590 units from 367,309 units sold in the corresponding month of last year.

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.

Bharti Airtel quarterly net income declines 28 percent

May 2, 2012 at 10:58 AM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday reported a 28 percent decline in net income at Rs.1,006 crore for the quarter ended March 31 against Rs.1,401 crore during the like period of the previous financial year.

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.

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.

Sunny morning in Delhi, cloudy day likely

May 2, 2012 at 10:18 AM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) It was a warm, sunny morning in the capital Wednesday with the minimum temperature settling at 20.5 degrees Celsius, four notches below the average for the season. The met department forecast a cloudy day ahead.

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".

Delhi Daredevils restrict Royals to 141/6

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Jaipur, May 1 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals made 141 for six against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match here Tuesday.

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.

2G: Process for selection of auctioneer approved

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) In a rush to meet the August 31 deadline set by the Supreme Court for auctioning 2G spectrum, an empowered group of ministers (EGoM) Tuesday approved the process to select an auctioneer and said that bids from stakeholders should be invited soon, a senior Department of Telecom (DoT) official said.

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.

Warm day in Delhi, mercury to rise Wednesday

May 1, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The month of May started on a warm note as the mercury shot up to 36 degrees, three notches above average, Tuesday. The met department has forecast a further increase in temperature Wednesday.

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.

Huawei to manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Tuesday said it will deploy and manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka.

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

May 1, 2012 at 6:10 PM

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

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.

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.

Tata Motors sales down 7 percent in April

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Tuesday reported a decline of 7 percent in its total sales including exports in April which stood at 60,086 units from 64,383 units sold in the corresponding period of last year.

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.

SC reserves order on Mayawati's plea against CBI probe in disporportionate assets case

May 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's plea challenging a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the disproportionate assets case lodged against her over eight years ago.

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.

Centre's nod needed for trial of armed forces men: SC

May 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that armed forces personnel operating in areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), facing allgations of committing excesses could not be tried by the criminal courts without the prior sanction of the central government.

Bright, sunny morning in Delhi

May 1, 2012 at 9:54 AM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Delhi woke up to a bright, sunny morning Tuesday with the minimum temperature settling three notches below average at 21 degrees Celsius. The met department said there could be clouds towards the evening.

Woman sets herself on fire in Delhi

April 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A 26-year-old woman set herself on fire after an argument with a man who was harassing her with obscene phone calls, police said Monday.

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.

Spectrum shift to put additional Rs.10,000 crore cost on Vodafone

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Vodafone India Monday said the telecom regulator's proposal to replace its 900MHz with an 1800MHz network will cost an additional Rs.10,000 crore to the firm which will be passed on to consumers.

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.

Essar unleashes cloud power with Windows Azure

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Aiming to cut costs by nearly 65 percent while improving scalability, multinational conglomerate Essar Group has rolled out Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud services platform, offering web-based applications with high performance and scalability.

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.

Warm Monday in Delhi

April 30, 2012 at 6:42 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The capital experienced a warm Monday though the maximum temperature stayed two notches below average at 36.9 degrees Celsius.

TRAI launches consumer portal, to track complaints

April 30, 2012 at 6:34 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday launched a portal to help subscribers lodge service complaints and track their redressal.

Dedicated navy, air force satellites by 2014

April 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India's navy and air force will have dedicated communication satellites between 2012 and 2014, Defence Minister A.K. Antony told parliament Monday.

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.

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.

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

Now comes Thrill channel, thanks to BIG RTL

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) BIG RTL, a television joint venture between Reliance Broadcast Network and RTL Group, is set to launch first action entertainment channel Thrill and promises to treat the audiences with world class daring, electrifying and international adventurous shows dubbed in Hindi.

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.

Bahraini court orders retrial of jailed opposition activists

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Manama, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Bahrain's Appeal Court on Monday ordered retrial in the case of prominent jailed opposition activist Abdulhadi Al Khawaja.

89 power projects pending with environment ministry

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A total of 89 power projects seeking green clearance are pending with the ministry, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan told the Lok Sabha Monday.

Delhi Daredevil's bowlers stole 1 run victory from Rajasthan Royals

April 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM

It was 39th match of IPL and Delhi Daredevils marked a 1 run victory over Rajasthan Royals.

Aarushi case: Nupur Talwar surrenders before court, applies for bail

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Murdered teenager Aarushi Talwar's mother Nupur Talwar surrendered before a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ghaziabad on Monday, following which she was taken into custody.

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.

Clear day for Delhi

April 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) It was a cool Monday morning in the capital Monday with the minimum temperature three notches below average at 20.9 degrees Celsius. The met department has forecast a warm day ahead.

Warm day for Delhi

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) It was a sunny day in the capital Sunday with the maximum temperature settling at 37.1 degrees Celsius, one notch below average for this time of the season.

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.

Warm day for Delhi

April 29, 2012 at 10:50 AM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the capital Sunday with the minimum temperature settling at 20.7 degrees Celsius, four notches below the average for the season. The met department has forecast a warm day ahead.

Cloudy, windy Saturday in Delhi, no rains Sunday

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy and windy Saturday in the capital with the maximum temperature settling two notches below average at 36.8 degrees Celsius.

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.

Bangaru Laxman's sentencing: Key points of the judgment

April 28, 2012 at 6:42 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday awarded four years' rigorous imprisonment to the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) former president Bangaru Laxman for accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer in 2001. The court also slapped him with a fine of Rs.1 lakh.

Bangaru Laxman sentenced; Congress asks BJP for introspection

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Hours after former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Bangaru Laxman was sentenced on Saturday to four years in jail for taking a bribe of Rs. one lakh in a fictitious arms deal case 11 years ago, the ruling Congress Party on Saturday hit out at the main opposition, saying it is high time for them to rethink about their organization.

Bangaru Laxman sentenced 4-years jail term in fake arm deal case

April 28, 2012 at 3:53 PM

A special CBI court in Delhi on Saturday sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years jail term in the connection of fake arms deal case in which he was found guilty for accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh as being BJP president.....................

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.

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.

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.

Sunny morning in Delhi, rain expected

April 28, 2012 at 10:26 AM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a warm and sunny Saturday morning in the capital with the minimum temperature settling at 21.3 degrees Celsius, three notches below average for the season. The met department has forecast light rain in the evening.

Court rejects senior Rajasthan police officer's bail plea

April 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Jaipur, April 27 (IANS) Rajasthan High Court Friday rejected the bail application of suspended Indian Police Service (IPS) officer A. Ponnuchami who was arrested for his alleged involvement in killing of criminal Dara Singh in a staged shoot-out, a lawyer said.

Government given more time to respond to Tejinder's plea

April 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday granted a week's more time to the central government to respond to the plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh seeking directions to the army headquarters for withdrawing a March 5 press release containing serious allegations against him.

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.

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.

Delhi to register 'eligible' Madrasahs, finance them

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) To reach out to minority votes ahead of the Delhi assembly elections in 2013, the Congress-led government Friday asked the state minority commission to facilitate the registration of eligible Madrasahs which could be provided financial assistance for imparting "purposeful" education.

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.

Pleasant day in Delhi, light rain expected Saturday

April 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A sunny morning was followed by a cloudy and pleasant day as strong gusts of wind prevented the mercury from rising above average in the capital Friday. The met office has forecast light rain and thunder storm in some areas Saturday.

Bangaru Laxman: A chronology of corruption case

April 27, 2012 at 6:02 PM

The following is a timeline of the case against Bangaru Laxman, who was booked Friday in the Tehelka sting operation.

Biocon quarterly net profit declines 29 percent

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Biopharma company Biocon Friday reported a 29 percent decline in net profit at Rs.62.34 crore for the quarter ended March 31 against Rs.88 crore during the like period of the previous financial year.