Law (India)

Coal scam case: Special court awards jail term to Madhu Koda, Gupta and others

Former Jharkhand Chief MKinister Madhu Koda and ex-coal secretary H.C. Gupta were on Saturday sentenced to three years imprisonment by a special …

India

Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: Servant's wife moves SC against acquittal of Rajesh, Nupur Talwar

Months after Allahabad High Court acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, giving them benefit of doubt, in the murder of their daughter Aarushi and …

India

SC deprecates lawyer for saying fugitive client was threatened she will be raped in India

The Supreme Court on Friday deprecated a lawyer for saying that her client, a fugitive businesswoman residing in London, is getting threats from …

India

Jayalalithaa thumb impression case put off

The hearing before the Madras High Court on an election petition about the genuineness of thumb impressions reportedly affixed by former Chief …

India

Former Kerala minister Thomas Chandy’s lawyer asks SC to change Bench

Former Kerala Minister Thomas Chandy’s petition in an alleged illegal land deal case took a curious turn in the Supreme Court on Friday.<p>The trigger …

India

‘No faith’ in Rajasthan, Afrazul Khan’s family to move rights panel for Bengal trial

The family members of Afrazul Khan, a migrant construction worker killed in Rajasthan earlier this month, will approach the National Human Rights …

India

‘One in 4 rape cases led to conviction’

One out of four rape cases registered in India led to conviction of the rapist last year, latest data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) …

India

Supreme Court extends deadline on Aadhaar linkage amid legal challenges

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Friday passed interim orders extending the linking of the country’s biometric ID program to welfare schemes to March 31, as it weighs petitions on the legitimacy of the government’s demand to make Aadhaar mandatory for a range of services.<p>Village women …

India

Indian Jails Over-crowded With Poor Hygiene: Mallya's defence

The trial will now return in the New Year on January 10 for one of its final hearings to determine the "admissibility" of some of the evidence …

India

Indian court cancels 2014 government rule on stringent tobacco pack warnings

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Karnataka High Court on Friday quashed government rules that mandated stringent graphic health warnings on tobacco products, lawyers involved in the case said, in a decision seen as a major victory for the tobacco industry and a setback for health advocates.<p>The Supreme …

India

Supreme Court dismisses Teesta Setalvad's plea for de-freezing of bank accounts

The Supreme Court today dismissed the pleas of activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband and her two NGOs challenging the Gujarat High Court order …

India

SC allows Vodafone’s second arbitration

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed telecom major Vodafone to initiate the second arbitration against India by paving the way for appointment of a …

India

Supreme Court allows Vodafone to initiate a second arbitration over the $2 billion-plus tax dispute with New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Britain’s Vodafone to initiate a second arbitration process under an India-UK investment pact over a …

India

Bureaucracy misleading people for 70 years, says Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Thursday made a damning remark on the bureaucracy, saying government officials have only mislead people in the last …

India

SC refuses to grant more time to Jaiprakash Associates for depositing Rs125 crore

Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL) was seeking time until 31 January to deposit Rs125 crore. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint<p><b>New Delhi:</b> The Supreme Court on …

India

Pakistan rejects Indias plea to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav at ICJ

Highlights<p><i>1</i><p>Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April.<p><i>2</i><p>Following the sentence, India …

Kulbhushan Jadhav

4 out of 30 coal scam cases decided by special court

New Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) Four out of 30 cases of coal block allocation scam have been decided by a special court here, with the conviction of former …

India

Max hospital moves 'govt authority' against licence cancellation, says decision affected 'thousands of patients'

<b>New Delhi:</b> Max Healthcare on Wednesday moved a "government authority" against the cancellation of licence of its hospital in Shalimar Bagh in …

India

HC rejects Gambhir plea against bar

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s plea seeking to restrain a Delhi-based restro-bar from using his name for its …

India

Disqualification moves

The objective of the landmark anti-defection law of 1985 was to enhance the credibility of the country’s polity by addressing rampant party-hopping …

Rajya Sabha

HC seeks State’s response on plea for liquor ban on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday asked the State government to inform the court about the action initiated on a representation which is seeking …

India

How the Babri Masjid Demolition Case Has Been Wilfully Delayed

The delay had prompted the Supreme Court in April 2017 to pass an extraordinary order to expedite the trial and deliver the judgment “within a period …

India

Shut Up, Says SC After Defence Lawyer Argues Nirbhaya’s Father, Mother 'Bribed' By State And Police

Controversial advocate ML Sharma, who represents Mukesh -- one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, has triggered a new …

Crime

Vijay Mallya extradition case: UK court says liquor baron relied on 'flawed' material to discredit CBI, ED

<b>London:</b> The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on Tuesday tore into the evidence provided by a political expert deposed by Vijay Mallya's defence, …

India

Defamation case: Delhi High Court rejects Kejriwal's plea to trash Jaitley's reply

The Delhi High Court today dismissed Arvind Kejriwal's plea seeking striking down of Arun Jaitley's reply in the second Rs 10 crore defamation suit …

India

Govt to set up 12 special courts to fast-track pending criminal cases against lawmakers

The Narendra Modi-led government on Tuesday told Supreme Court that it will set up 12 special courts in a year to fast-track the pending criminal …

India

Bombay High Court reserves order in Tarun Tejpal's petition seeking quashing of rape charges

<b>Panaji:</b> The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday reserved its order on a petition by former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, seeking quashing …

India

Supreme Court to refer to constitutional bench pleas against allowing Jallikattu

The Supreme Court today said it would refer to a five-judge constitution bench a batch of pleas challenging Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra laws allowing …

India

'Honour' killing case of Dalit youth V Shankar in Tamil Nadu: 6 death sentences at one go is monumental move by judiciary

After a heady day in court, Kausalya was surrounded by mikes and questions in her Udumalaipet home. Wearing a black polo T-shirt, she stepped out …

India

Will prayers reach god from illegally built temples, asks Delhi High Court

Will prayers reach god if you pray from temples built illegally on pavements? This was a question posed by the Delhi High Court today as it dealt …

India