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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 [...]

Lawyers nationwide to strike work Wednesday against CrPC changes

Monday, February 16th, 2009

NEW DELHI - Lawyers of district courts in Delhi observed a day-long strike Tuesday to demand repeal of an amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that abolishes the provision of arrest in offences punishable up to seven years in jail.

And on Wednesday lawyers across the country would strike work in protest against the amendment, [...]

Apex court asks eunuchs to approach government for their welfare

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a lawsuit by an eunuch from Rajasthan who demanded ‘a life better than those of animals’ for the community and asked the petitioner to approach the union government for the purpose.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice P. Sathasivam rejected Sonam Singh’s plea that the [...]

Brain mapping of politician out on bail: Apex court issues notice

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on a plaint by a state politician alleging that the government, against his wishes, was bent upon putting him to lie detector and brain mapping tests to ascertain his role in a two-year-old double murder in Lucknow.

A bench of Chief Justice [...]

IT department plea to grill Raju to be decided Wednesday

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

HYDERABAD - A city court Monday reserved its orders on a petition by the income tax (IT) department seeking permission to interrogate disgraced chairman of Satyam Computer Services B. Ramalinga Raju in jail.

Sixth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate D. Ramakrishna, who heard the arguments of both the sides, said he would announce his decision Feb 18.

The [...]

Lawyers to observe strike against CrPC amendments Wednesday

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

NEW DELHI - Lawyers across the country will observe a nationwide strike Wednesday demanding repeal of an amendment to the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) that they say takes away the mandatory provision of arrest in certain cases.

The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) along with the federation of all Bar Associations of Northern States will [...]

Notice to Manipur on detention of a juvenile militant

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Monday sought a reply from the Manipur government to a plea from the father of a juvenile who has been arrested and dubbed as a militant in the northeastern state.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice P. Sathasivam issued a notice to the Manipur government on a [...]

A simple man battles powerful Mulayam, hopes to win

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

NEW DELHI - ‘Him,’ says Vishwanath Chaturvedi as he sips tea from a plastic cup at a roadside stall across the Supreme Court, and points his index finger up at the sky. ‘He is the one I fear and depend on.’

Chaturvedi, a one-time Congress party worker, is waging a war with the powerful Mulayam Singh [...]

Apex court cancels bail of four Maoists

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court has cancelled the bail of four Maoist guerrillas, including their leader Ashok Satya Reddy alias Murali alias Mahesh, who is wanted by the police in at least four states.

A bench of Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice Mukundakam Sharma cancelled the bail of Reddy (45) and his accomplices, Arun Thomas [...]


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