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

AAP demands review of decision to raise SSP dam height

June 16, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Aam Aadmi Party is appalled at the undemocratic decision regarding raise in height of the Sardar Sarovar dam, around which a three-decades old people's struggle has raised serious

SC relief for encroachers of Pachmarhi cantonment land

June 11, 2014 at 7:03 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) In a breather for 235 families, the Supreme Court Wednesday said they will not be evicted for now from the area of Pachmarhi cantonment that they have encroached upon. Pachmarhi is a hill station in Madhya Pradesh.

Jessica Lal case convict Manu Sharma seeks parole for exams

June 11, 2014 at 5:27 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to police and sought their response on the parole plea of Manu Sharma, who is serving a life term in the Jessica Lal murder case, so that he could sit for post-graduation examinations in human rights.

Turkey-Iran ties improved since Rouhani took office

June 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Ankara, June 10 (IANS) Since Hassan Rouhani became the president, bilateral ties between Iran and Turkey have improved, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the two nations endorsed 10 deals in several sectors, including banking, transportation, tourism and energy.

SC orders UP Police to protect inter-religion couple

June 9, 2014 at 6:07 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed Uttar Pradesh Police to provide protection to a young couple belonging to different religions and who married in Delhi recently.

Suryadatta Institute's Participation in 51 st Africa Day

June 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Prof.Shantilal Hajeri HOD, Suryadatta Institute attended the '51st Africa Day', organized on at MVM Banquet Hall, Nariman Point, Mumbai by Indo African Chamber of commerce and Industries (IACCI).

India has right to reprocess spent n-fuel, says Russia

June 9, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Moscow, June 9 (IANS) India has the right to reprocess the spent nuclear fuel (SNF) from the Russian built Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) by a supplementary agreement with Russia, which relieved the builders from the responsibility to take over the discharged SNF as originally envisaged.

Ganguly joins Mudgal IPL probe committee

June 8, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) The Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee met here Sunday and named former India captain Sourav Ganguly as the former cricketer to assist the committee in its investigation into the betting and spot-fixing scandal in last year's Indian Premier League.

Two Turkish clubs banned from Europa League

June 8, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Ankara, June 8 (IANS) UEFA has banned Turkish clubs Sivasspor and Eskisehirspor from next season's Europa League for involving in a domestic match-fixing scandal.

Iranian president to visit Turkey to improve strained ties

June 7, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Ankara, June 7 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to pay his first visit to Turkey Monday in a bid to improve bilateral ties between the two countries that have been strained by the developments in Syria, media reported Saturday.

New UN high commissioner for human rights nominated

June 7, 2014 at 10:26 AM

United Nations, June 7 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan as the new UN high commissioner for human rights.

Calcutta High Court bans battery-run rickshaws in two districts

June 6, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday ordered a ban on plying of battery operated rickshaws in two districts of West Bengal.

Defamation charges framed against Kejriwal

June 6, 2014 at 9:07 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A court Friday framed charges against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari.

Jayalalithaa gets relief in disproportionate assets case

June 6, 2014 at 6:43 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) In a breather for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court Friday extended the suspension of trial in the disproportionate assets (DA) case against her till June 16.

Court summons for Smriti Irani

June 6, 2014 at 6:43 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A court here Friday issued summons to union minister Smriti Irani in a defamation case filed against her by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam.

Evan Rachel Wood sued for $30 mn

June 6, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS) Actress Evan Rachel Wood's decision against working in the movie "10 Things I Hate About Life" has landed her in a soup. She has been sued for a whopping $30 million for not doing the film, reports tmz.com.

Himachal HC directive on pendency of criminal cases

June 6, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Shimla, June 6 (IANS) Taking serious note of the pendency of criminal cases, the Himachal Pradesh High Court's acting Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir Friday directed the police to ensure production of complete case diary for speedy disposal of cases.

Court frames charges against Kejriwal in defamation case

June 6, 2014 at 2:34 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) A Delhi Court Friday framed charges against AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed against him by BJP leader and union minister Nitin Gadkari.

Jayalalithaa gets relief in disproportionate assets case

June 6, 2014 at 1:14 PM

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) In a relief to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court Friday extended the suspension of trial in the disproportionate assets (DA) case against her till June 16.

Jennifer Love Hewitt sues over alleged image violation

June 6, 2014 at 3:50 AM

Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is suing a weight loss company over allegations her image was used to promote a product without permission.

Four Bahrainis get life sentence over blast death

June 5, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Manama, June 5 (IANS) Four Bahrainis were awarded life sentence Thursday over the death of an Asian man in a 2012 blast attack, a media report here said.

Court directs CBI probe into another Bengal company

June 5, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Thursday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the functioning of Mangalam Agro Products Ltd (MAPL) following allegations that it was unauthorisedly raising money from the public.

Libya court terms PM's election illegal

June 5, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Tripoli, June 5 (IANS) Libya's Supreme Court Thursday ruled that the election of new Prime Minister Ahmed Maitiq was illegal, according to court officials.

UP chief secretary's appointment challenged in court

June 4, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Lucknow, June 4 (IANS) The appointment of senior Indian Administrative Service officer Alok Ranjan as the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh has been challenged in the Allahabad High Court.

SC suspends Yakub Memon's execution, issues notice on review plea

June 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday suspended execution of the death sentence of 1993 Mumbai bomb blast case convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon as it issued notice to the central government on his petition challenging the apex court's rules guiding the review of capital punishment order.

SIT on black money decides on roadmap after first meeting

June 2, 2014 at 8:24 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team formed by the government to probe black money stashed abroad met for the first time Monday and decided on a roadmap to proceed further as mandated by the Supreme Court.

Club licensing appeals committee to meet at Football House

June 2, 2014 at 7:20 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The appeals of four football clubs -- Mohammedan Sporting, United SC, Churchill Brothers and Rangdajied United -- against their disbandment will come up for consideration when the All India Football Federation (AIFF) club licensing appeals committee meets at the Football House here Tuesday.

Pan-Am discrimination: Court asks centre to look into case

June 2, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday asked the central government to take up the issue of discrimination by the US government against Indian victims of 1986 Pan-Am flight 73 hijack case.

SC suspends Yakub Memon's execution, issues notice on review plea

June 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday suspended execution of the death sentence of 1993 Mumbai bomb blast death row convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon as it issued notice to the central government on his petition challenging the apex court's rules guiding the review of capital punishment order.

Yakub Memon challeges SC rules on review petition

June 2, 2014 at 11:44 AM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the centre on a petition by 1993 Mumbai bomb blast accused Yakub Abdul Razak Memon challenging the apex court's rules guiding its review of a death sentence.

MoEF will ensure mining resumes in Goa: Javadekar

May 31, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Panaji, May 31 (IANS) Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar Saturday said his ministry would work towards speedy resumption of mining in Goa.

Former Ecuadorian president sentenced to 12 years jail

May 30, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Quito, May 30 (IANS) Ecuador's National Court of Justice sentenced former president Jamil Mahuad to 12 years in jail for embezzlement, media reported Friday.

Stakeholders propose expert panel on Krishna-Godavari gas

May 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) An expert panel has been agreed by the state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Reliance Industries to ascertain if the private firm pumped more gas than entitled.

Court issues summon to Kingfisher Airlines for pilot's salary

May 29, 2014 at 8:11 PM

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued summons to defunct Kingfisher Airlines on the plea of a serving pilot seeking recovery of more than Rs.52 lakh, her outstanding salary for 21 months, from the grounded airline.

High BP medicines may increase vision loss risk

May 29, 2014 at 2:43 PM

New York, May 29 (IANS) Certain blood pressure lowering medications may have dangerous side effects as researchers have found a link between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that could lead to vision loss and blindness.

Notice to government, EC on plea on poll expense ceiling

May 28, 2014 at 11:07 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission, seeking their response on a petition regarding regulation and monitoring of the election expenditure of political parties.

Court notice to government on food security act

May 28, 2014 at 10:35 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea seeking to modification in the rules in the National Food Security Act that requires an applicant to furnish Aadhaar card or enrolment ID for issue of card for the scheme.

'Only British courts can hear London gas arbitration award'

May 28, 2014 at 9:23 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that only British courts can hear a petition that challenges the decision of a London arbitration tribunal on Panna-Mukta and Tapti gas fields' contract between Reliance Industries and the Indian government.

HC seeks government, EC response on plea on poll expenditure

May 28, 2014 at 8:51 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission, seeking their response on a petition regarding regulation and monitoring of the election expenditure of political parties.

Delhi HC to hear plea on milk adulteration, price hike

May 28, 2014 at 8:51 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court will Thursday hear a plea seeking direction for the city government to take immediate steps to prevent supply of synthetic milk in the city and to not hike the price of milk further.

South Korean prime minister nominee withdraws candidacy

May 28, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Seoul, May 28 (IANS) South Korea's prime ministerial nominee Ahn Dai-hee offered Wednesday to resign as a candidate for the number two government post amid mounting criticism over his excessive salary as a lawyer in the past, media reported.

Bhutanese women in politics: Victims of prejudices (Feature)

May 28, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Thimpu, May 28 (IANS) There is no gender discrimination in Bhutan but, when it comes to the representation of women in politics, socio-cultural prejudices prevent them from playing a larger role in policy making, says a Bhutanese filmmaker who has documented women's participation in the country's 2013 elections.

'Only British courts can hear London gas arbitration award'

May 28, 2014 at 11:50 AM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that only British courts can hear a petition that challenges the decision of a London arbitration tribunal on Panna-Mukta and Tapti gas fields' contract between Reliance Industries and the government.

Kejriwal released from custody on furnishing personal bond (Third Lead)

May 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was Tuesday released from Tihar jail here after a court ordered his release from judicial custody in a defamation case.

Kejriwal released from custody on furnishing personal bond

May 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was Tuesday released from Tihar jail here after a court ordered his release from judicial custody in a defamation case.

Kejriwal furnishes personal bond, court orders release

May 27, 2014 at 7:01 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A court here Tuesday ordered the release of former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal from judicial custody after he furnished a personal bail bond.

Kejriwal agrees to furnish personal bond

May 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Former Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday agreed to furnish a personal bond after the Delhi High Court suggested to him "not to make it a prestige issue".

SC breather for Jayalalithaa in assets case

May 26, 2014 at 9:57 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) In a breather for Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, the Supreme Court Monday stayed, for 10 days, the criminal trial in disproportionate assets case against her involving Rs. 66.65 crores relating to the 1991-1996 period she was in office.

Facebook anti-Modi row: Goa man seeks anticipatory bail

May 26, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Panaji, May 26 (IANS) A 31-year-old shipping industry professional who faces arrest for his alleged anti-Narendra Modi Facebook post, Monday approached the Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court for anticipatory bail.

Delhi HC agrees to hear plea against Kejriwal

May 26, 2014 at 4:28 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A petition was filed Monday in the Delhi High Court here seeking action against former chief minister Arvind Kejriwal for writing an open letter to his supporters from the Tihar Jail.

Kejriwal moves high court against custody

May 26, 2014 at 2:05 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a trial court order sending him to judicial custody.

Kejriwal moves high court against custody

May 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a trial court order of sending him to judicial custody.

Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya not contentious issue: Heptulla

May 25, 2014 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Najma Heptulla Sunday said the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, part of the BJP's core agenda, was "not a contentious issue" and it could be done as per the Allahabad High Court's judgment.

Mudgal probe panel discusses modalities of investigation

May 25, 2014 at 6:53 PM

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Justice Mudgal IPL Probe Committee met here Sunday for the first time under the chairmanship of Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal to discuss the modalities of further investigation into the betting and spot-fixing scandal in last year's Indian Premier League.

'Mental illness more potent killer than heavy smoking'

May 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

London, May 25 (IANS) Serious mental illness reduces life expectancy by 10-20 years - a loss of years that is equivalent to or worse than that caused by heavy smoking, a research has showed.

Mercury soars to 45.5 degrees in Odisha town

May 24, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) Odisha continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions, with the mercury soaring to 45.5 degree Celsius Friday in the state's Titilagarh town, the highest of this summer so far, an official said.

Reliance 'saddened' by ONGC chief's 'theft' remarks

May 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Reliance Industries Friday felt "saddened" by the remarks of the ONGC chief on alleged "theft" of gas in the Krishna-Godavari basin, and said as the matter was sub judice it called for restraint by both parties.

Court to hear triple-jumper's plea on Arjuna Award

May 23, 2014 at 9:40 PM

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) An organisation Friday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the decision of central government not to confer the Arjuna award in 2013 to international triple-jumper Renjith Maheshwary, despite his selection for the prestigious prize.

NASA orbiter captures new crater on Red Planet

May 23, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Washington, May 23 (IANS) Researchers have discovered the largest fresh meteor-impact crater on Mars, NASA said in a statement.

Kerala HC wants devotee friendly security at Guruvayoor

May 23, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Kochi, May 23 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Friday observed that a new and devotee friendly security cover should be put in place at the Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple to control devotees.

UN appeals for 'return to civilian order' in Thailand

May 23, 2014 at 7:12 AM

United Nations, May 23 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over the military takeover in Thailand, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has appealed for "a prompt return to civilian order" in the Asian country.

Indian company wins $9 m arbitration case in London

May 22, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) An Indian government export company has won an arbitration case amounting to around $9 million against a firm from Thailand before the London High Court, a top international lawyer said.

This hormone 'ate' his finger bones!

May 22, 2014 at 2:16 PM

London, May 22 (IANS) You may have heard about a hormone called parathyroid but to your shock, excess of this hormone can even 'eat' your fingers!

Thai pro-government protest leader's jail term upheld

May 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Bangkok, May 22 (IANS) Thailand's Appeals Court Thursday upheld a suspended six-month jail term for pro-government protest leader Jatuporn Prompan for defaming former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, a media report said.

SC rejects Srinivasan's plea to be restored BCCI chief

May 22, 2014 at 12:09 PM

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) BCCI president N. Srinivasan will have to continue staying away from discharging the functions as head of the cricketing body as the Supreme Court Thursday declined to entertain his plea seeking restoration of his powers.

Russia to veto draft UN resolution on Syrian war

May 22, 2014 at 6:15 AM

United Nations, May 22 (IANS) Russia will veto a draft resolution of the UN Security Council which intends to refer the Syrian civil war to the International Criminal Court, Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said here Wednesday.

Pakistan SC reinstates Sethi as PCB chairman (Lead, Superseding earlier story)

May 21, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Karachi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday reinstated Najam Sethi as the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), annulling an earlier decision of the Islamabad High Court.

Delhi alone can't tackle vegetable pesticides, HC told

May 21, 2014 at 9:59 PM

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed that the city government alone cannot tackle the high content of pesticide residues found in vegetables and fruits sold here.

Poll panel favours cluster counting of votes

May 21, 2014 at 9:43 PM

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it was in favour of cluster counting of votes instead of the existing practice of ward-wise counting.

Supreme Court reinstates Ashraf as PCB chairman

May 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Karachi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), annulling an earlier decision of the Islamabad High Court.

SC commutes convicts' death sentence to life imprisonment

May 21, 2014 at 11:31 AM

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday commuted the death sentence to life imprisonment of two convicts who were involved in an attack on American Center Kolkata in 2002.

Pakistan court summons 16 politicians for having assets abroad

May 20, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) The Lahore High Court Tuesday summoned 16 politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to appear before it next month for maintaining their assets abroad, media reported.

Iraq's Maliki group leads in parliamentary elections

May 19, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Baghdad, May 19 (IANS) Tallies released Monday for Iraq's April 30 nationwide parliamentary elections show a strong lead by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's bloc, raising his chances to remain in the post for the third term despite fierce opposition and worsening security, according to election panel.

Delhi HC refuses to entertain plea on nursery admission

May 19, 2014 at 9:22 PM

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday refused to entertain a plea of five parents from the inter-state transfer (IST) category seeking admission of their children to nursery classes here.

SC grants interim bail to Tarun Tejpal

May 19, 2014 at 2:58 PM

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday granted three weeks' interim bail to Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal so that he could perform last rites of his mother, who passed away in Goa Sunday.

Drunk zebrafish shows why you go nuts after booze

May 19, 2014 at 1:22 PM

New York, May 19 (IANS) For a zebrafish, "don't drink and swim" warning may not work at all.

Five killed in Laos plane crash

May 17, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Vientiane, May 17 (IANS) At least five people have been confirmed killed and five injured Saturday after an aircraft carrying representatives of the Laos government crashed, an official said.

SC acquits Akshardham terror strike convicts, slams Gujarat Police probe

May 16, 2014 at 9:54 PM

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday slammed the Gujarat Police for the incompetence with which it investigated the 2002 Akshardhan terror attack case as it acquitted all the six accused including three who were sentenced to death by a lower court.

Russia feels UN report on Ukraine is biased

May 16, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Moscow, May 16 (IANS) The Russian government Friday accused the UN of intending to "whitewash" Kiev authorities with its new report on the situation in Ukraine, as it termed it biased.

SC appoints Mudgal to probe IPL scandal

May 16, 2014 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal - the retired chief justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court - to probe the spot-fixing and betting allegations against 13 people, including some cricketers who played the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013, and inaction by board president N. Srinivasan.

Court seeks response on Krishna-Godavari gas recovery

May 15, 2014 at 10:34 PM

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The oil ministry and the watchdog were Thursday asked by the Delhi High Court to reply to charges by ONGC that Reliance Industries pumped more gas than its entitlement.

Want to pick the right bikini? Here's how

May 15, 2014 at 6:34 PM

London, May 15 (IANS) Do you find bikini shopping a daunting task? Follow these tips and chose the right gear before setting off for a vacation.

Three killed in Thailand violence

May 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

Bangkok, May 15 (IANS/EFE) At least three people were killed and 24 wounded in various attacks against anti-government camps near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, medical services and local media said Thursday.

Court orders fresh study on Odisha river pollution

May 15, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 15 (IANS) The Odisha High Court has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct a fresh study on pollution in the Brahmani river, the second largest river in Odisha after the Mahanadi, a lawyer said Thursday.

Muzaffarnagar riots probe panel gets extension

May 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) The one-man commission set up to probe the events leading to the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, last year has been given another extension of six months, a government spokesman said Thursday.

Man cleared of attempt to rape Indian boy

May 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Dubai, May 14 (IANS) A Pakistani technician accused of attempting to rape an 11-year-old Indian boy in the UAE has been cleared of the charge due to lack of evidence.

Nokia moves towards arbitration in tax dispute

May 14, 2014 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Helsinki-based Nokia has taken initial steps to seek international arbitration to amicably resolve the multi-million dollar tax dispute related to its Chennai's manufacturing unit and has sent a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Compensate Gurgaon farmers at current rates, court tells builders

May 14, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Gurgaon, May 14 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed builders to compensate Gurgaon farmers on current circle rates for buying over 6oo acres of land, a petitioner said Wednesday.

Buddhism links India, Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan envoy

May 14, 2014 at 2:18 PM

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Buddhism stands for harmony, tolerance ad equity, and has been one of the many links between India and Sri Lanka, the island country's envoy said here Wednesday.

Hiding information can lead to elected candidate's unseating: SC

May 13, 2014 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said that any holding back by an elected representative of information on the criminal antecedents and educational qualifications including their assets and liabilities, the spouse and dependent children at the time of filing nomination papers would result in their unseating.

Disabled kids' seats quota: Principal secretary education summoned

May 13, 2014 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Annoyed with the education department for not issuing a circular to schools here to reserve three seats in the current round of nursery admissions for differently-abled children, the Delhi High Court Tuesday summoned the principal secretary education.

Six year term for ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, to appeal

May 13, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Jerusalem, May 13 (IANS) Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert has received a six-year jail term for graft and his attorney said Tuesday he would appeal.

Jayalalithaa's trial in DA case to go on: SC

May 13, 2014 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The trial of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in a corruption case for owning disproportionate assets, currently going on before a court in Bangalore, will continue as Supreme Court Tuesday declined to entertain a plea seeking its deferment.

Police told to allow rabies victim's family to pay last respects

May 12, 2014 at 11:06 PM

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday asked the police to allow the parents of a 23-years-old woman, who died of rabies in a private hospital here, to pay their "last respect" to her before the post mortem.

Buddhists miffed as prayers axed at Kolkata monastery for polling

May 12, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Forced to cancel their daily prayer Monday for the first time in 117 years after a Kolkata monastery was turned into a polling booth, the Bengal Buddhist Association is mulling legal recourse as well as seeking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's intervention.

'Should minorities be deprived of quality education?'

May 12, 2014 at 1:07 PM

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) A Supreme Court judgment holding that the RTE Act guaranteeing free education to children from socially and economically-backward sections is not applicable to minority-run institutions is not finding many takers in the legal fraternity who feel it is flawed and would deprive hundreds of thousands of children from vulnerable sections of quality education.

Hundreds protest in Ghana for Nigerian girls

May 12, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Accra, May 12 (IANS) Hundreds of women here Sunday staged a peaceful protest against the kidnapping of the over 200 students from a school in Nigeria by extremist Islamic militant group Boko Haram.

Bahrain jails six men to 25 years for terror acts

May 11, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Manama, May 11 (IANS) A Bahraini court Sunday sentenced six men to 25 years in prison in connection with an act of terror two years ago, an official said.

Andhra municipal poll votes to be counted Monday

May 11, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Hyderabad, May 11 (IANS) Counting of votes polled in the March 30 municipal elections in Andhra Pradesh will be taken up Monday.

CBI must nab my father's killers: Activist's daughter

May 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Panaji, May 11 (IANS) Mukta, daughter of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar who was killed in August last year, hopes the CBI will nab her father's killers.