Dabholkar, Pansare killings well planned, linked: HC

The killings of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare were “well planned” and the perpetrators had organisational backup, the Bombay High Court said today, and asked the investigators to look beyond their current line of probe to apprehend the culprits. The bench of Justices S

Man gets 10 yrs in jail for abducting, raping girl

A fast track court has sentenced a man to 10 years of imprisonment for abducting and raping a 14-year-old girl in 2013. The court also convicted Narendra and his wife for abducting the girl, and sentenced them each to five years in jail. Judge Ombir

Court to frame charges against Kejriwal, Sisodia on Sept 14

A Delhi court today fixed September 14 for framing of charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint. Metropolitan Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jha allowed the plea of Kejriwal and Sisodia, who were directed to appear today, seeking

Case filed against Jaganmohan Reddy for model code violation during Nandyal poll campaign

The Election Commission on Wednesday asked the Andhra Pradesh State Election Commission to issue a stern warning to YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy for his comments on Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu during election campaign for the Nandyal by-poll. The case has been registered against Reddy under Sections 188, 504, 506 and under Public Representation

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SC dismisses V.K. Sasikala’s plea to review her conviction in DA case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea filed by All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala seeking review of her conviction in a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case. In February, the Supreme Court upheld Sasikala’s conviction in the same disproportionate assets case as Jayalalithaa. Sasikala

Sardar Sarovar Dam Protest: Indore HC grants bail to Medha Patkar

The Indore High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar two weeks after she was arrested on her way to Dhar from Indore’s Bombay Hospital. Patkar was on indefinite strike since July 27 to demand proper rehabilitation of Sardar Sarovar Dam project oustees. However, she and