Probe panel to challenge Gujarat minister’s bail

AHMEDABAD - The Special Investigation Team (SIT), appointed by the Supreme Court to probe major cases of the 2002 communal violence in Gujarat, is set to challenge the anticipatory bail granted to state minister Maya Kodnani.

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Sobhraj begins fresh fight for freedom

KATHMANDU - Exactly a month after Nepal’s apex court squashed his dream of freedom, Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj Thursday began a fresh battle for release in a lower court, where judges will decide if he had come to the Himalayan nation more than three decades ago using a fraudulent passport.

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First Indian limited liability partnership April 1: Minister

NEW DELHI - India will register its first limited liability partnership firm April 1, fulfilling a long-drawn demand of professionals like chartered accountants and lawyers, Corporate Affairs Minister P.C. Gupta said here Thursday.

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Nithari verdict a slap on CBI’s face: lawyers

NEW DELHI - Reacting to the first conviction in the Nithari killings that has superceded the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s charge sheet, leading lawyers in the capital said it was a slap on the investigating agency’s face.

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ICC denies issuing arrest warrant against Sudanese president

THE HAGUE - The International Criminal Court has denied that it has issued a warrant for the arrest of Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the Dutch news wire ANP reported Thursday.

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New York court rejects mediation in Bhopal gas leak case

NEW YORK - A New York court has rejected a request to order mediation to help resolve a lawsuit by Bhopal residents over water and soil pollution allegedly caused by the 1984 gas leak at a Union Carbide Corp plant.

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