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Everything you need to know about 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.

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.

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.

'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.

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".

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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..................

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.

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'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 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.

'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.

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.

Helmets to be made mandatory for women in Delhi

April 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday disposed of a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to make helmet wearing compulsory for pillion riders irrespective of their gender and religion, after the city government informed it that motor vehicle rules would be amended to make it compulsory for women to wear helmets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Whatmore focussed on training players for Sri Lankan series

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's head coach, Dav Whatmore, has decided to shift focus to training players for the tour of Sri Lanka after the disappointment of Bangladesh postponing its tour of Pakistan.

Whatmore focussed on training players for Sri Lankan series

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team's head coach, Dav Whatmore, has decided to shift focus to training players for the tour of Sri Lanka after the disappointment of Bangladesh postponing its tour of Pakistan.

PCB doubting BCB role in cancellation of Bangladesh cricket tour of country

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed disappointment at the postponement of the Bangladesh cricket tour to the country, but has not ruled out the possibility of half-hearted efforts from its counterparts that led to the cancellation of the two-match series.

Bangladesh unlikely to tour Pakistan, says BCB

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Karachi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bangladesh is unlikely to tour Pakistan even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead after four weeks. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cited "international commitments" as the reason for the refusal, Dawn News reported.

Bangladesh unlikely to tour Pakistan, says BCB

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Karachi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bangladesh is unlikely to tour Pakistan even if the Dhaka High Court gives the go-ahead after four weeks. The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has cited "international commitments" as the reason for the refusal, Dawn News reported.

Apex court sets aside high court order indicting Bidari

April 24, 2012 at 1:08 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday set aside the order of the Karnataka High Court that indicted the state's former poluce chief Shankar Mahadev Bidari and directed his removal.

Court acquits don Dawood Ibrahim's 'aide'

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Khalil Ahmed, said to be an aide of don Dawood Ibrahim, was Monday acquitted by the Delhi High Court in a case of alleged attempt to extort money from a businessman here. He was booked under a stringent anti-organised crime law.

CD row: Singhvi quits party, parliamentary posts (Roundup)

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) A day before parliament reconvenes for the budget session, Congress MP Abhishek Manu Singhvi quit Monday as party spokesperson and as head of the parliamentary panel on law and justice in the wake of a controversial CD allegedly featuring him.

Justice Gogoi joins apex court

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Justice Ranjan Gogoi was Monday administered the oath of office as a judge of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia.