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Lawyers on nationwide strike against CrPC amendments

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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.

‘Lawyers across the country are striking work in protest against the amendment. The lawyers of Delhi High Court [...]

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

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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.

The Supreme Court Tuesday barred all consumer forums, courts and police from acting on [...]

Delhi blasts: Judicial custody of six accused extended

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kaveri Baweja sent the suspected terrorists - Mohammed Saif, Zeeshan Ahmed, Saquib Nissar, Zia-ur-Rehman, Mohammed Shakeel and Mohammed Hakhim - to jail till [...]

No bail for Satyam’s Rajus, former CFO

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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.

The court also allowed the Income Tax department to interrogate Ramalinga Raju for one day on Feb 21 in the Rs.70-billion (Rs.7,000-crore) accounting fraud case.

The three [...]

Kolkata businessman jailed after live-in model’s suicide

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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

City-based model Sanchita Sarkar hanged herself to death at her Jodhpur Park residence in south Kolkata Tuesday. She was in a live-in relationship with businessman Saupayan Sinha, a police officer said.

He said Sarkar had a [...]

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

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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 [...]

No bail for Satyam Rajus, former finance head

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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.

The court also allowed the income-tax department to interrogate Ramalinga Raju in Chanchalguda central jail Feb 21 in the Rs.70 billion (Rs.7,000-crore) accounting fraud at the [...]

Rioting accused found innocent after 16 years

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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

Mapkar was found innocent after the court said the prosecution has failed to prove its case.

He was accused in the Hari (green) mosque firing case during the January 1993 communal riots that [...]

Apex court to hear Neelam Katara’s plea March 2

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

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.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan decided to hear Nitish’s mother Neelam [...]

Court reserves orders on SEBI plea

Monday, February 16th, 2009

HYDERABAD - A city court has reserved for Wednesday its orders on a petition by the market regulator, Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), to question Satyam Computers’ former chief financial officer (CFO) Vadlamani Srinivas and two former auditors.

Sixth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate D. Ramakrishna reserved the orders after hearing the arguments from both [...]


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