Lawyers on nationwide strike against CrPC amendments

NEW DELHI - Lawyers across the country went on a day-long strike Wednesday to protest amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that abolish the provision of arrest in offences punishable with up to seven years in jail.

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Doctors’ body hails apex court order protecting them from legal action

NEW DELHI - The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling that a doctor or hospital can only be issued a notice after prima facie negligence is established. However, consumer rights activists feel it will give doctors undue privilege.

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Delhi blasts: Judicial custody of six accused extended

NEW DELHI - A city court Wednesday extended by 14 days the judicial custody of six suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists accused in the Sep 13 serial bombings in the capital.

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No bail for Satyam’s Rajus, former CFO

HYDERABAD - A city court Wednesday dismissed fresh bail petitions of Satyam Computer’s disgraced founder B. Ramalinga Raju, his brother B. Rama Raju and former chief financial officer Vadlamani Srinivas.

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Kolkata businessman jailed after live-in model’s suicide

KOLKATA - A city court Wednesday sent a local businessman to three-day police custody for provoking a model to commit suicide.

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10,000 protesting lawyers take to streets, court work affected

NEW DELHI - Nearly 10,000 lawyers took part in a march from India Gate to Parliament House Wednesday to protest amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that abolish the provision of arrest in offences punishable with up to seven years in jail. The rally disrupted traffic as well as work in the lower courts in the national capital.

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No bail for Satyam Rajus, former finance head

HYDERABAD - A city court Wednesday dismissed fresh bail petitions of Satyam Computer’s disgraced founder B. Ramalinga Raju, his brother B. Rama Raju and former chief financial officer Vadlamani Srinivas.

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Rioting accused found innocent after 16 years

MUMBAI - A city court Wednesday acquitted Farooq Mapkar, 16 years after he was accused of murder in the sensitive Hari Masjid rioting case.

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Apex court to hear Neelam Katara’s plea March 2

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Wednesday decided to hear March 2 a lawsuit challenging the Delhi High Court order that allowed both Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to contest the appeal of Vikas Yadav, convicted in the murder of Nitish Katara in 2002.

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Recent development in Wal-Mart’s labor lawsuit: straight from judge’s court

A lawsuit was filed by six female employees in 2001 against the corporate giant Wal-Mart. This leading business house was charged for discriminating women workers.

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