Sunanda Pushkar death case Court reserves order for May 13 on Swamy's plea

New Delhi, May 4 (PTI) A Delhi court on Saturday reserved its order for May 13 on Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking to be part of the trial in the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. Special judge Arun Bhardwaj passed the order after hearing all the parties. Swamy's plea has also sought to bring on record the Delhi Police's vigilance report on tampering of evidence in the case and claimed that it might lead to framing of additional charges. Pushkar was found dead

Muzaffarpur shelter home: CBI tells court several victims testified against Brajesh Thakur

The CBI Saturday told a Delhi court that charges of rape, kidnapping and causing hurt were made out against Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case, and that several victims had given testimonies against him. Commencing the arguments on framing of charges, the Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) for CBI told the court that statements of 33 victims have been recorded and most of them have testified against Thakur, besides revealing that he used to bring peop

Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Victims Were Minors, CBI Tells Court

The CBI on Tuesday told the court that most of the victims in Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case were minors. The Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) for the agency told the court that the victims' ossification test, done to determine age, has shown that except for one or two, all of them were under 18 years of age. Along with the reports of the ossification test, the agency also submitted in court other medical records of the victims. The apex court had on February 7 ordered that the s

‘I don't remember', says Akbar to queries from Ramani's counsel

Former Union Minister MJ Akbar, who recorded his statement before a Delhi court on Saturday in a defamation case filed by him against journalist Priya Ramani, replied that he does not remember their meeting and other details after he was cross-examined by Ramani’s counsel. Appearing before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal, Akbar said that his defamation complaint against Ramani, who has accused him of sexual misconduct 20 years ago, was “correct” as his public life has been

No rehab only jail term for drug addicts in Punjab reveals study

By Lilly Paul & Usha Rani Das New Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI) Courts in Punjab are sending drug addicts to prisons and not de-addiction centres, though the law provides for such rehabilitation of persons indulging in substance abuse, according to a study by a think tank. The study was unveiled here in the presence of former union law minister Salman Khurshid, former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Mukul Mudgal and former Additional Solicitor General K V Vishwanathan, who were

SC takes note of conflicting stands of Kerala governments on entry of women in Sabarimala

New Delhi, Sep 28 (PTI) The Supreme Court, which delivered a landmark judgement on Friday paving the way for entry of women of all ages to the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala in Kerala, noted in its verdict the conflicting stands taken by the state government on the issue over the years. The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, has said that ban on entry of women into the shrine was gender discriminatory and violated the rights of Hindu women. The

Delhi court sentences 24-year-old to 5 years in prison for throwing acid at woman | Delhi News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: A court in Delhi has sentenced a 24-year-old man to five years in prison for throwing acid at a woman after repeatedly making indecent remarks and obscene gestures at her.The court held Mangolpuri resident Parmod guilty under sections 354A ( sexual harassment ) and 326B (throwing acid) of the Indian Penal Code for throwing acid at the 22-year old woman in March 2017.Additional sessions judge Deepak Garg also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 on Parmod."In view of my above discussion, I here

Court awards Rs 1.17 crore to kin of army man killed in Delhi road accident

NEW DELHI: A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded Rs 1.17 crore compensation to the family of an army man who was run over by a DTC bus on a zebra crossing at Rafi Marg in 2016. The offending Delhi Transport Corporation bus jumped the red light and crossed over to the wrong lane before hitting Ram Kumar Yada, the rifleman from Uttar Pradesh, who was crossing the road while signal for pedestrians was green. MACT Presiding Officer MK Nagpal awarded the compensation to the mother, wi

Complainants cannot be made to wait indefinitely, says NCDRC; directs developer to refund Rs 4 cr

Apex consumer commission NCDRC has directed a real estate developer to refund over Rs 4 crore along with interest to its customer, saying complainants cannot be made to wait indefinitely for possession. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has directed a Haryana developer to pay Rs 4.12 crore to Alok Kumar, currently residing in Japan, noting that the construction is yet to be completed after a lapse of more than six years from the date of booking. "The complainants canno

Constitution contemplated strong Centre for preserving stability of India: Chandrachud

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) The Constitution envisaged a strong Centre for preserving the stability of India as the nation was born against the backdrop of disruption, Justice D Y Chandrachud said Friday. Delivering the second 'Nani Palkhivala lecture, 'A Borrowed Constitution: fact or myth', organised here on the occasion of the noted jurist's birth centenary, he said the Constitution was a result of the freedom struggle against colonial oppressors and influenced by the events of partition and tran

Ordinance not ideal way of legislation says Justice Indu Malhotra

New Delhi, Apr 3 (PTI) Ordinance is not an ideal way of legislation, which should be introduced through debate that helps refine law, Justice Indu Malhotra said Wednesday. Although bringing a legislation through Ordinance is a valid method, there remain certain lacunae which can be mitigated through public discussions, she said. She also said that if the lapsed Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 is reintroduced, then it should not be routed the same way. Justice Malhotra m

NCDRC fines school to pay former student Rs 50,000 for not issuing transfer certificate

Apex consumer commission NCDRC has come down heavily on Doon Valley International Public School, Himachal Pradesh, for not issuing transfer certificate on time to a class IX student who lost an academic year due to the delay, and directed it to pay Rs.50, 000 to her. A National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) bench, headed by Presiding member S M Kantikar, upheld the decision of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (SCDRC) to impose Rs. 50,000 costs on the school. Stu

Robert Vadra moves application in Delhi court seeking copy of documents with ED

Robert Vadra, facing Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe in cases of alleged money laundering , moved an application in a Delhi court Saturday, seeking a copy of documents seized by the agency in a raid conducted at his offices last year.Special Judge Arvind Kumar posted the matter for February 25.The application which was moved through senior advocate KTS Tulsi sought a copy of the documents seized by the agency from Vadra's office.Vadra, who is the brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gan

Widows are entitled to family pension even after remarriage: Central Administrative Tribunal

The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has said the widow of a deceased government servant is eligible for family pension even after remarriage. Administrative member Praveen Mahajan ordered restoration of the family pension to Delhi resident Renu Gupta (47), wife of late Pawan Kumar Gupta, an employee of the Defence Ministry at the time of his death, saying Gupta had requested for transfer of the family pension in the name of her son after her re-marriage without understanding the consequen

Masking the Truth

The news about felling trees drew huge flak from the public with the residents of Delhi coming out prominently against the decision and the Capital getting its own Chipko movement. The Delhi High… “No trees would be cut in the process of redevelopment of seven colonies in South Delhi”, said Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri while assuring Delhiites that the national capital’s green cover would not be “damaged” but all necessary steps will be taken to enhance it. The statement was put out by the

National Registry on Sexual Offenders: Keeping a Track

(Left) Sanji Ram, one of the main accused in the Kathua rape case; BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been booked in the Unnao rape case The proponents of such a database believe it will have a deterrent effect, but similar records have made virtually no difference in the handful of countries where they exist In January last year, the Delhi police arrested a 38-year-old man during investigations into a case of sexual assault of three minor girls. It turned out that Sunil Rastogi was a serial rap

Patent Infringements: Right to Deceive

In March 2012, Indian drug firm Natco Pharma was granted the first ever compulsory licence for the production of Nexavar, a drug used to treat liver and kidney cancer. The licence was granted on two grounds—availability and affordability. While a month’s supply of the original medicine from Germany’s Bayer Corporation cost around Rs 2.8 lakh, Natco Pharma made it accessible to all by ensuring a similar supply for approximately Rs 9,000. The licence was granted on the condition that Natco Pharma

Ee.Ma.Yau is a Masterpiece Brave Enough to Find Humour in Death

Ee. Ma. Yau comes from the kitty of Lijo Jose Pellissery at a time when his last venture, Angamaly Diaries, is rapidly hurtling towards cult status. Pellissery’s new film is dark, in more ways than one – it deals with death, and much of the film has been either shot at night, or under gloomy skies. Yet it does not weigh you down, for real human emotions illuminate it throughout, as do the shots of the rain-drenched sea. Vavachan is returning home after a while, as alcoholic patriarchs are wont

Mediapersons’ Killings: Murders Most Foul

These deaths highlight what media watch organisations such as the Committee for Protection of Journalists (CPJ) have been pointing out for long—the culture of “impunity” which led to these deaths. The CPJ’s annual report, last published in 2017, has… The chilling death of three journalists within a fortnight has again shifted the focus on the profession’s vulnerability in the country. The death of Sandeep Sharma in Madhya Pradesh on March 26 and Navin Nishchal and Vijay Singh in Bihar on March

Dare to Bare?

The photo created quite a stir, both in Kerala and outside. Some saw it as a progressive and much-needed step towards increasing awareness about breastfeeding, while others felt it was an offensive business move to increase circulation as they argued that Kerala had never looked down on breastfeed-ing… “Moms tell Kerala—don’t stare, we want to breastfeed,” read the caption of a photo used on the cover of one of Kerala’s leading women’s magazines, Grihalakshmi. The photo shows actress and model
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