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

Need to specify junk food items regulated in schools: HC

April 23, 2014 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday stressed the need to specify the junk food items that should be regulated in schools.

Indian motorsports body's chief executive quits

April 23, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Chennai, April 23 (IANS) The so-called 'winds of change' that swept through the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) last winter seemed to have come a full circle with the resignation of its chief executive Rajan Syal.

FIFA temporarily lifts Barcelona's transfer ban

April 23, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Zurich, April 23 (IANS) Barcelona heaved a sigh of relief as world football governing body FIFA temporarily lifted the transfer ban that would have prevented the Catalan club from signing players for the next two transfer windows till the summer of 2015.

Very much welcome Modi statement on relations: Pakistan envoy

April 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Dismissing seemingly tough statements by the BJP and its allies about Pakistan as "poll rhetoric", Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Wednesday said they "very much welcome" BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's latest statement that if he came to power, his government would follow a "balanced" foreign policy in which "no one should be able to intimidate us and neither should we do it".

HC pulls up Delhi chief secretary over water-logging

April 23, 2014 at 5:18 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up the city chief secretary over water logging in the capital during the monsoon.

Pakistani envoy welcomes Modi's statement

April 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Wednesday welcomed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's statement that India-Pakistan relations should be "balanced" with no intimidation from either side and expressed his country's keenness to work with the new government.

Pakistani envoy welcomes Modi's statement

April 23, 2014 at 3:42 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit Wednesday welcomed BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's statement that India-Pakistan relations should be "balanced" with no intimidation from either side.

India-born technocrat joins battle with top US broadcasters

April 23, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Washington, April 23 (IANS) In what has been dubbed as a David vs Goliath case, an India-born technocrat has taken America's largest broadcasters, who claim his start-up's television streaming service is a theft, to the Supreme Court.

Apex court asks Mudgal if he would probe IPL scandal

April 22, 2014 at 11:26 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Not favouring the probe panel proposed by the Indian cricket board, the Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee if it would investigate the IPL's betting and spot fixing scandal last year.

Been through a lot to prove my innocence: Modi on Godhra riots

April 22, 2014 at 9:26 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday said he "had been through a lot" to prove his innocence in the 2002 Godhra riots.

Thai elections may take place in July

April 22, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Bangkok, April 22 (IANS) Fresh elections in Thailand will be held in July or latest by September, the Election Commission said Tuesday.

Apex court asks Mudgal if he would probe IPL scandal

April 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday did not favour the probe panel proposed by the Indian cricket board and asked Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee if it would investigate the IPL's betting and spot fixing scandal last year.

Paternity suit: HC declares Shekhar as Tiwari's natural son

April 22, 2014 at 2:33 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday declared Rohit Shekhar as the biological son of veteran Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari.

Court refuses to modify order summoning Delhi chief secretary

April 21, 2014 at 11:14 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday refused to modify its order of summoning the state chief secretary to appear before it April 23 after the authorities failed to submit a report on short and long term measures to tackle waterlogging in the capital during monsoon.

Court stays order grounding 11 pilots of GMR Aviation

April 21, 2014 at 10:25 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Providing relief to non-scheduled charter flight operator GMR Aviation, the Delhi High Court Monday stayed the aviation regulator DGCA's order grounding 11 of its pilots for allegedly flouting with mandatory pre-flight medical checks.

Saradha panel asked to probe complaints against other chit funds too

April 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Monday said that the inquiry commission set up by the West Bengal government to probe the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam should also hear the complaints against other Ponzi firms that have duped investors.

Tejpal pleas for bail, SC issues notice to Goa

April 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Goa government on the bail plea by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail for the alleged rape and sexual harassment of a junior woman colleague in Goa.

Syrian parliament opens registration for presidential candidates

April 21, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Damascus, April 21 (IANS) The Syrian Parliament Monday opened registration for candidates for the upcoming presidential vote, the first multi-candidate election since adoption of the current constitution.

Sahara to SC: Will deposit Rs.3,000 crore in 3 days

April 21, 2014 at 3:45 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In yet another proposal, Sahara group chief Subrata Roy Monday told the Supreme Court that Rs.3,000 crore would be deposited within three working days of his release from jail and another Rs.2,000 crore by May 30.

G. Rohini sworn in as Delhi High Court chief justice

April 21, 2014 at 12:49 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Justice G. Rohini was Monday sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

Tejpal's plea: SC issues notice to Goa government

April 21, 2014 at 11:53 AM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Goa government on the bail plea by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail for the alleged sexual assault on a junior woman colleague in Goa.

BCCI names Shastri in three-member probe panel

April 21, 2014 at 12:59 AM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Sunday named former skipper Ravi Shastri in the three-member probe panel that would be proposed to the Supreme Court to probe the betting scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Malaysian Indian leader cremated with state honours

April 21, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Kuala Lumpur, April 20 (IANS) Malaysian Indian politician Karpal Singh, who was killed in a a road accident Thursday, was cremated Sunday with full state honours.

First woman Delhi chief justice to take charge Monday

April 19, 2014 at 7:04 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Justice G. Rohini will Monday assume charge as the first woman chief justice of the Delhi High Court, 47 years after the court was established in October 1966.

Pay outstanding salaries to pilots: HC to Kingfisher

April 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed the grounded Kingfisher Airlines to pay the outstanding salaries of three of its ex-pilots who had moved the court over non-payment of salaries.

'Examine probability of reformimg toddler's murderer'

April 18, 2014 at 10:18 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi government to examine whether there is any probability of reforming and rehabilitating a farmhouse guard who had raped and killed a three-year-old girl.

Ukraine urges ICC to probe deaths of protesters

April 18, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Kiev, April 18 (IANS) Ukraine has asked the Intentional Criminal Court(ICC) to investigate the civilian deaths during the protests that led to the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, local media reported Friday.

Musharraf's plea against prosecutor's appointment rejected

April 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The special court constituted to try Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf Friday rejected his petition in which he challenged the appointment of Akram Shaikh as head of the prosecution team.

The stupidest questions officials ever asked (The Funny Side)

April 18, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Be warned! As soon as you become any sort of "official", something weird happens to your brain, forcing you to fire bizarre questions at innocent people. I'm constantly cursed by these, as are readers.

Police opposes plea of US man for quashing FIR

April 17, 2014 at 11:36 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Police Thursday opposed in the Delhi High Court a plea of a US police official, arrested at the IGI airport last month after three live cartridges were recovered from his baggage, to quash the FIR registered against him.

Kejriwal denies allegations of spending more than limit on polls

April 17, 2014 at 11:28 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Denying allegations made by BJP leader Vijender Gupta against him of exceeding the prescribed expenditure limit of Rs.14 lakh in the state assembly elections in December, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Thursday told the Delhi High Court that allegations were made on "mere conjectures".

CAG can audit telecom operators: SC

April 17, 2014 at 10:08 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said the national auditor CAG can audit telecom operators' account books to ascertain whether the government was getting its due share from service providers to whom it given the scarce natural resource that belongs to the people.

Telecom firms see opening of Pandora's box with SC order

April 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court order Thursday that the national auditor CAG can audit telecom operators could open a Pandora's box and lead to similar demand in other industries, unhappy service providers said.

Air hostess case: Notice to Kanda on police plea to cancel bail

April 17, 2014 at 7:28 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday issued notice to former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of former air hostess Geetika Sharma, on a police plea seeking cancellation of his bail.

Hamilton's tactical team switch proving correct (Column: High Toss)

April 17, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Lewis Hamilton shocked the Formula 1 caravan in September 2012 by announcing he would be leaving McLaren, the team he grew up with, to join Mercedes in 2013 as the retiring Michael Schumacher's replacement.

CAG can audit telecom operators: SC

April 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday said the national auditor CAG can audit telecom operators.

Gujarat HC grants injunction on Dawoodi Bohra trusts, Wakfs

April 16, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Ahmedabad/Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Wednesday granted an interim injunction restraining Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the head of the Dawoodi Bohra community, and his supporters from dealing with the assets of around 75 public trusts and 261 Wakfs till April 25, an official said here.

Increase policing in areas where crimes occur frequently: HC

April 16, 2014 at 10:16 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed police to take "immediate steps" to increase policing in pockets in the city where crimes against women, including molestation and rape, occur more often than in other areas.

IPL: HC stays Delhi government tax demand from Delhi Daredevils

April 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the city government's demand that the Delhi Daredevils IPL team deposit 15 percent of its sponsorship amount as entertainment tax for approval to hold its five matches in the capital.

Appoint special prosecutor for sex crimes against children: HC

April 16, 2014 at 8:48 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the city government to appoint special public prosecutors within four weeks in the special court set up to handle cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

'Provide infrastructure to labs probing pesticide levels'

April 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the state government to provide sufficient infrastructure to various laboratories probing the level of pesticides beyond permissible limits.

Freeman excited to work with his favourite actor Depp

April 16, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actor Morgan Freeman has teamed up with Johnny Depp in sci-fi movie "Transcendence" and confessed that he always wanted to work with him.

Come out with solution to check rioting in juvenile homes, police told

April 15, 2014 at 11:36 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the city police to come out with a long-term solution to control the rioting incidents in juvenile homes in the capital in consultation with the department of women and child development (DWCD).

SC declines to stay defamation case against Kejriwal, others

April 15, 2014 at 11:04 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to stay the proceedings in defamation case filed against former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders by Amit Sibal, son of Law Minister Kapil Sibal.

UNDP hails SC verdict on transgenders

April 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court judgement on transgenders, saying it was an important step in ending discrimination against the community.

Transgenders hail SC verdict, seek respect from society

April 15, 2014 at 4:50 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Transgenders are elated at the Supreme Court judgment Tuesday recognising them as a "third gender", but are afraid that the social acceptance will take longer because of the stigma and discrimination associated with them.

Supreme Court verdict on transgenders historic: Experts

April 15, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Human right activists in Kerala Tuesday termed as "historic and revolutionary" a Supreme Court verdict treating transgenders as the third category and entitling them to resevations as backward classes.

Pistorius' testimony not true, prosecutor tells court

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Pretoria, April 15 (IANS) The cross examination of murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius continued for the sixth day, with State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel trying to show the court that Pistorius's testimony was unreliable and untrue.

Show dying declaration of Delhi gangrape victim: SC

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked Delhi Police to show the dying declaration of the Dec 16 gangrape victim as it extended its interim order putting on hold the execution of death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta who were convicted of the crime.

Rapist should face severe, strict punishment but only after guilt proved: SC

April 15, 2014 at 4:48 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Rape is a reprehensible act and every perpetrator of the crime should be punished severely and strictly but only after the accused's guilt has been proved beyond doubt, the Supreme Court has said as it set aside the conviction of a man for rape.

Lee Ryan heading to rehab after arrest

April 14, 2014 at 8:01 AM

London, April 14 (IANS) British pop star Lee Ryan has decided to go to a rehab after being arrested on suspicion of drunk-driving and drug possession.

High voter turnout shows people's desire for change: Modi

April 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) High voter turnout in the third phase of general election Thursday shows the people's unhappiness with the resent government and their desire for change, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Friday.

Meghalaya groups oppose Tibetan refugees enrolment as voters

April 11, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Shillong, April 11 (IANS) Meghalaya's powerful pressure groups - the Khasi Students' Union (KSU) and the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) - Friday opposed inclusion of Tibetan refugees in the electoral rolls of the northeastern state.

SC puts on hold nursery admissions in Delhi

April 11, 2014 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The nursery admissions in the national capital will have to wait for some more time as Supreme Court Friday put on hold Delhi High Court's nod to the schools to go ahead with the admission process except interstate transfer admission cases.

Wail to court on wetting wall goes waste

April 11, 2014 at 4:44 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Even a court cannot rid the society of the menace of men urinating in public. The Delhi High Court refused to entertain a plea seeking to curb this habit and said it cannot make a man "walk out of his house with locked zip".

Drug ban unjust, says Powell

April 11, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Kingston (Jamaica), April 11 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican Asafa Powell has described as "unfair and patently unjust" an 18-month drugs ban handed to him by the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission, and says he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Jayalalithaa gets two weeks reprieve in IT case

April 10, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Thursday got two weeks reprieve in the Income Tax cases against her as a local court adjourned the hearing till April 28 while ordering her to be present in person then.

Deana Uppal loses case against 'Big Brother' fellow contestant

April 10, 2014 at 6:36 PM

London, April 10 (IANS) Indo-British model Deana Uppal, who rose to fame after participating in British reality show "Big Brother" in 2012, has lost her court battle for damages after being dubbed "a piece of s***" by Conor McIntyre.

Pistorius breaks down in tears during cross examination

April 10, 2014 at 1:56 AM

Pretoria, April 10 (IANS) Murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears at the Pretoria High Court Wednesday as the prosecution started cross examining him.

EU to create support group for Ukraine

April 10, 2014 at 1:00 AM

Brussels, April 10 (IANS) The European Commission Wednesday decided to create a support group for Ukraine with the objective of providing a structure, overview and guidance for the Commission's work to support the country.

INS Vikrant finally sold for scrap, activist moves apex court

April 9, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) India's first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant has finally been auctioned to a ship-breaker for Rs.60 crore and an activist Wednesday moved the apex court in a last ditch bid to save the vessel which saw action in the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

Activist moves court against Pawar's 'double-voting' remark

April 9, 2014 at 8:36 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) NCP chief Sharad Pawar's remark exhorting headloaders in Maharashtra to vote twice in the Lok Sabha elections - both in their home districts as well as their place of employment - has now reached the court with an activist seeking simultaneous polls in both places.

Finally, INS Vikrant sold as scrap for Rs.60 crore

April 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant which saw action in the 1971 India-Pakistan war, has been auctioned and sold to a ship-breaker for Rs.60 crore, an official said here Wednesday.

Divorce in 68 seconds for Appleton, Gallagher

April 9, 2014 at 2:28 AM

London, April 9 (IANS) Singer Nicole Appelton was granted a divorce from rock musician husband Liam Gallagher in just 68 seconds after he admitted adultery with US journalist Liza Ghorbani, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Andrew Dice Clay files for divorce

April 8, 2014 at 3:24 PM

Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Actor-comedian Andrew Dice Clay has filed divorce papers in a Los Angeles Superior Court.

SC stays trial in case against Jayalalithaa for three weeks

April 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court stayed the day-to-day trial in a case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa while permitting a plea by special public prosecutor in the case G.Bhawani Singh seeking three weeks adjournment on health grounds.

Himachal HC reserves order on cricket body's plea

April 7, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Shimla, April 7 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday reserved its judgment on a petition filed by the state cricket body to quash a first information report (FIR) against it under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Hold on death sentence of two Delhi gang rape accused extended

April 7, 2014 at 6:04 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday extended its interim order putting on hold the execution of death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan Gupta - two of the four convicts in the Dec 16, 2012, Delhi gangrape case - as it sought material they were relying on to contest high court verdict upholding their conviction and death sentence.

Brit-Indian honeymoon murder suspect to be extradited from UK this week

April 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

London, Apr 7 (ANI): Shrien Dewani, the man who is suspected to have planned his wife's murder on their honeymoon, is reportedly expected to be flown out of the UK this week.

Settle issue amicably, HC tells parties in Karbala land dispute

April 4, 2014 at 10:05 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked a Shia Muslim group and the owner of a nursery in south Delhi to sit together to resolve their land dispute amicably and maintain "civility".

SC junks plea against 'unprincipled' post poll alliances

April 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday junked a PIL seeking to restrain "unethical post poll alliances" amongst the political parties that had taken diametrically opposite and conflicting positions during electioneering.

Calcutta High Court takes cognisance of rape victim's suicide

April 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Kolkata, April 4 (IANS) Taking cognisance of an alleged rape victim committing suicide in West Bengal's Malda district after being prevented from filing a complaint, the Calcutta High Court Friday directed the district administration to submit a report on the incident.

Kerala HC confirms sentences of 23 in Suryanelli sex case

April 4, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Kochi, April 4 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court, upholding the trial court's verdict, Friday confirmed the sentences awarded to 23 accused in the Suryanelli sex case ranging from various terms of imprisonment and fines.

SC notice on debarring jailed people from fighting polls

April 4, 2014 at 4:45 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a public interest litigation that has sought to bar people in jail from contesting polls.

SC notice on barring people in jail from fighting polls

April 4, 2014 at 1:25 PM

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a public interest litigation that has sought to bar people in jail from contesting polls.

Ensure all kids with special needs admitted to schools: HC

April 3, 2014 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the city government to ensure that all children with special needs in the capital are admitted to schools equipped with infrastructure and personnel to handle them.

AAP against use of police personnel as orderlies

April 3, 2014 at 10:21 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The AAP Thursday promised to abolish the use of police personnel as orderlies for domestic work or security guards by senior police officers when it comes to power.

Relook the gay sex verdict, NGO urges SC

April 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) NGO Naz Foundation has moved the Supreme Court seeking to cure "gross miscarriage of justice" in its judgment upholding the validity of section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises gay sex.

Kingfisher Airlines captain moves HC for unpaid salary

April 3, 2014 at 8:21 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) A captain of Kingfisher Airlines has moved the Delhi High Court, seeking recovery of around Rs. 31 lakh, his outstanding salary for five months from the grounded airline.

Babul Supriyo threatens action over medical test demand

April 3, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Bollywood singer Babul Supriyo, the BJP candidate from Asansol who was accused of entering a temple in a drunken state, Thursday said he was mulling legal action after the complainants approached the administration seeking his medical examination.

Dellhi High Court allows nursery admission process to begin

April 3, 2014 at 5:49 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Ending the stalemate over the nursery admission process, the Delhi High Court Thursday allowed schools to begin admitting toddlers who have been selected in draw of lots.

Himachal CM tries to catch BJP on slippery wicket (Election Special)

April 3, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Shimla, April 3 (IANS) The Congress-led Virbhadra Singh government in Himachal Pradesh is trying to bowl out its archrival BJP with a googly ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

New Delhi important for Modi's anointment as PM: Meenakshi Lekhi (Interview) (Election Special)

April 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) She calls herself "the blessed child of destiny". Belonging to an eminent family of legal lumanaries, Meenakshi Lekhi said winning the prestigious New Delhi Lok Sabha seat is important as it will pave the way for the annointment of the BJP's Narendra Modi's as prime minister after the general election results are announced May 16.

SC asks Samsung chairman to appear before Ghaziabad court

April 2, 2014 at 11:33 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court has asked Lee Kun-Hee, chairman of South Korean electronics giant Samsung, to appear before a Ghaziabad trial court within six weeks in connection with a $1.4 million alleged cheating case.

HC notice over not using donor's body for research

April 2, 2014 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central and city government and AIIMS after a man said the last wish of his sister to donate her body for research could not be realised because of the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities.

Italy calls for 'functional immunity' for marines

April 2, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Brussels/Rome, April 2 (IANS) Italy Wednesday called upon the international community to emphasise the principle of 'functional immunity' for two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast in 2012.

This protein can resist weight gain despite high-fat diet

April 2, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Johannesburg, April 2 (IANS) Not been able to fight off excess belly fat despite exercise and diet control? High levels of a particular protein can help.

Delhi HC upholds life term for Katara's killers

April 2, 2014 at 11:25 AM

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday upheld the life imprisonment awarded to three convicts in Nitish Katara murder case while terming it a "honour killing".

UN concerned over deteriorating situation in CAR

April 2, 2014 at 5:09 AM

Geneva, April 2 (IANS) Two UN organisations Tuesday expressed deep concern on the escalation of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR).

Jindal defamation suit: HC directs Zee to follow guidelines

April 1, 2014 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the Zee group to follow the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) guidelines while telecasting programmes. It was hearing a defamation suit filed by lawmaker Naveen Jindal contending that the group aired "highly defamatory and malicious" programmes against him.

Delhi HC asks poll panel to decide over MNS suspension

April 1, 2014 at 4:29 PM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Election Commission to take a decision expeditiously on a representation seeking suspension of recognition of the MNS as a political party for its alleged use of "hate language" against non-Marathi people on its website.

Breather for Chandy as court stays controversial references

April 1, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Kochi, April 1 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday got a breather after a Kerala High Court division bench stayed two controversial references by a single division bench against him last week.

High BP, sugar in teenage may lead to dementia

April 1, 2014 at 2:53 PM

New York, April 1 (IANS) Watch your diet and exercise regularly before it is too late as a new research suggests that young adults with high blood pressure and elevated glucose levels are at greater risks of developing dementia later in life.

High temperature reduces length of pregnancy: Study

April 1, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Toronto, April 1 (IANS) If you are pregnant and wish a full-term delivery, it is better to shift to a colder place before the mercury goes up as high temperature may reduce the length of your pregnancy, research indicates.

Delhi HC refuses to entertain plea on power subsidy

April 1, 2014 at 1:59 PM

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday refused to entertain a plea seeking a scheme to ensure underprivileged Delhi residents are not affected after the electricity subsidy lapses April 1.

Japan asked to revoke whaling permits in Antarctica

April 1, 2014 at 4:13 AM

The Hague, April 1 (IANS/EFE) The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Japan to "revoke" its permits for whale hunts in Antarctica since Tokyo failed to meet the requirements for the "purposes of scientific research" laid out in international law.

Delhi HC seeks report on question paper leak

March 31, 2014 at 10:45 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday directed the central government and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to submit a detailed status report on the leak of the Class 12 physics question paper for the 2014 senior secondary examinations in Manipur.

Court fines Suniel Shetty Rs.20,000 for non-appearance

March 31, 2014 at 9:26 PM

New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A court here Monday imposed a fine of Rs. 20,000 on Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty after he failed to appear before it in a defamation case.

Mercy petitions were kept pending for 12-13 years: CJI on recent SC rulings

March 31, 2014 at 9:17 PM

New Delhi, Mar.31 (ANI): Defending recent rulings of the Supreme Court commuting death sentences of several convicts to life imprisonment, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam on Monday said the mercy petitions were kept pending for so many years and therefore the apex court modified them.

Workers of Nokia Chennai on hunger strike

March 31, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Chennai, Mar.31 (ANI): Nearly 3, 000 workers of Nokia India on Monday protested in Chennai and sat on a hunger strike over delay in transfer of Sriperumbudur facility to software giant, Microsoft.