NEW DELHI - Sukh Ram strips to his bare minimum and slithers into a stinky manhole as traffic whizzes above him. With no face masks to protect against odious fumes, no protective gloves and a primitive spade as a tool, his job is to clean a choked drain of muck so that it doesn’t overflow when monsoon rains hit the city.
CHANDIGARH - A senior apex court judge Saturday called for adequate training of law officers to make the judicial process speedy and enhance the performance of judges.
BHOPAL - The Madhya Pradesh government will launch a campaign christened “Bitiya” (Daughter) to create awareness against female foeticide and discrimination against girls. Existing laws to curb sex determination tests and foeticide will also be given more teeth.
CHANDIGARH - Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan Saturday expressed concern over the decline in the number of people approaching the courts in the last few years and urged them to seek the services of the judiciary for legitimate settlement of their cases.
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court has a recipe for a successful marriage, more so for men: Obey your wife and rule the world!
NEW DELHI - The Supreme Court Monday began its seven-week summer vacation and will reopen July 6.
NEW DELHI - A city court Friday sentenced Runu Ghosh, former deputy director general in the telecom ministry, to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for amassing disproportionate assets worth Rs.2.27 million during the tenure of former union minister Sukh Ram. The court later granted her bail.
Trustee: Nearly 9,000 claims in Madoff scam
NEW YORK — A court-appointed trustee unraveling Bernard Madoff’s massive fraud signaled Thursday that he may go after the disgraced financier’s family to pay victim claims, which have grown to almost 9,000.
Obama urges Congress to act on credit card bill
RIO RANCHO, N.M. — President Barack Obama urged Congress on Thursday to quickly send him legislation ending abusive credit card practices. But his populist appeal also included a stern warning to shoppers whose eyes are bigger than their budgets.
Questions, answers on picking high court nominee
WASHINGTON — Lightning must strike and sometimes more than once for someone to be nominated to the Supreme Court, Justice Stephen Breyer has said.