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From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free

Ahmedabad: Six years after a trial court punished her for 28 years in jail calling her the key instigator in Gujarat’s worst communal massacre that left 97 Muslims dead in 2002 in Ahmedabad’s Naroda Patiya, the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani saying there was no evidence to nail her. […]

SC dismisses Dawood kin’s plea against property attachment

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s mother and sister challenging the Centre’s order to attach their properties. A bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice A.M. Sapre dismissed the plea of Dawood’s mother Amina Bi and sister Hasina Parker (both now deceased). The two owned seven […]

FIR against BJP MLA for ‘Hindu Vs Muslim’ remark

Belgaum : An FIR was registered against Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Sanjay Patil on Friday on charges of delivering a provocative speech in Belagavi. Patil, while addressing a gathering in Karnataka’s Belagavi yesterday, said that the upcoming elections in the state is not about roads, water or other issues but about Hindus vs […]

Rajinder Sachar, ex-Delhi HC Chief Justice passes away at 94

NEW DELHI: A noted human rights activist and former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajinder Sachar died on Friday here at a private hospital at the age of 94. “He was admitted in Fortis Hospital two weeks ago and was undergoing treatment for ailments related to old age. He passed away at around 12 p.m.,” […]

Supreme Court website may have been hacked

The Supreme Court website crashed on Thursday amid reports that some Brazilian hackers may have targeted it. “Site under maintenance,” read the message on the landing page of “This site can’t be reached,” said another message on the page of the website maintained by the government-run National Informatics Centre (NIC) that creates e-governance applications. […]

LJP demands reservation for upper caste poor

The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has forwarded a suggestion in the Parliament to give 15 percent reservation in jobs to poor people belonging to upper castes. Speaking to news agency, party chief Ram Vilas Paswan said, “Even among upper castes there are poor people, they shouldn’t feel discriminated as they are not given facilities like […]

SC dismisses bail cancellation plea against MLA in wife’s murder case

New Delhi : Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking bail cancellation of Uttar Pradesh MLA Amanmani Tripathi, who is accused of his wife’s murder. In 2015, Tripathi’s wife Sara Singh died when the car they were travelling in met an accident on National Highway-2 in […]

Media houses to pay Rs 10 lakh each for identifying rape victim

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed 12 media organisations to pay Rs 10 lakh each as compensation for disclosing the identity of an eight-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. Advocates representing the media houses told a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice […]

Army porter killed in Pakistani firing

An Army porter was killed on Monday in firing by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Police said Khurshid Ahmed was killed in Uri sector. Reports reaching here said there was no retaliatory firing by the Indian forces.

Kathua rape-murder: SC issues notice to J-K Govt.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Jammu and Kashmir State Government and sought a reply on the plea filed by the father of the eight-year-old Kathua victim, who was allegedly drugged, tortured, and gang-raped in a village temple for a week in January this year. The Apex Court also […]

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