Legal Session Court South India

Judge Vaidya arrested on DA case for income above 3 Crores

LB Nagar court judge Vaidya Vara Prasad who was booked by the Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) in a disproportionate case was arrested at 4.30 am on Thursday. The accused has been remanded and sent to Chanchalguda jail. The accused is the XIV additional district judge and president of the TS Judges Association. The High Court, Read More…

National Supreme Court

Rafale Scam : BJP’s Ex Ministers Counsel bombards Modi’s defense deal

Supreme Court today witnessed a  battle field on weather to conduct Rafale scam probe or not  The apex court, which began its hearing on pleas seeking a court-monitored probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, also said it was dealing with the requirements of the Air Force and would like to Read More…

National Supreme Court

CBI Directors war inside court goes scorching

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday extended till November 28 interim protection from arrest to CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, accused of graft by his own agency.  The CBI had registered a case against Asthana on the basis of a complaint from Hyderabad-based businessman Satish Sana, facing probe in the 2017 case allegedly involving meat Read More…

National Supreme Court

SC reserved Judgement for Rafale scam probe – Sovereign guarantee , dilution of offset guidelines pose Critical

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on a batch of petitions, including the one filed by former Union Ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, pertaining to the Union government’s 2016 deal with France to buy Rafale fighter jets. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala case: SC refuses to stay verdict and posted case on Jan 22 2019

In a major setback to tradition seeking Hindus The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple but agreed to hear in open court on January 22 a batch of review petitions in the matter. The review petitions against the September 28 Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

National herald case in Supreme Court admitted and “No” IT assessment till then

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, fixed December 4 to hear the Special Leave Petition filed by Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Mr Rahul Gandhi and Mr Oscar Fernandes to challenge the dismissal by the Delhi High Court of their plea challenging the re-opening of their Income Tax assessment for the year 2010-11. The Supreme Court Bench comprising Read More…

Supreme Court Women

Traditional Vrs women rights loggerheads at Sabarimala : SC defer petitions

SC bench led by CJI Gogoi on Tuesday deferred hearing of three fresh writ petitions regarding entry of women of all age groups in Sabarimala temple. SC said writ petitions would be heard after the review petitions are decided either way. So now, three fresh writ petitions will only be heard by a bench comprising Read More…

National Supreme Court

Modi government handed over Copies to petitioners : RafaleScam

The Centre on Monday complied with a Supreme Court order and handed over to petitioners, who sought a court-monitored CBI probe into the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, the document detailing the decisions taken to procure the aircraft. The document titled “Details of the steps in the decision-making process leading to the Read More…

Legal Social Women

Police FIR against RSS , BJP men for gangrape in UP , after self immolation bid by victim sister

A case of gangrape has been registered against 15 people including a former MLA, a BJP leader and another RSS pracharak in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh.  On November 5, a woman had attempted to immolate herself along with her two daughters in front of UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s residence. The police promptly stopped them from Read More…

North India Politics Supreme Court

“Fantastic” says Supreme Court on missing Ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma

The Supreme Court has summoned Bihar DGP to explain the state police’s failure to arrest former state minister of JDU party Manju Verma in a case related to the recovery of ammunition from her home during a CBI raid in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse scandal. Expressing shock over the non-arrest, justice Read More…

Business Legal South India

BJP Ex Minister goes underground fearing arrest

Cops launch hunt for Minning Mafia  and BJP Ex Minister Janardhana Reddy. The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths are on the lookout for Ballari’s mining baron Gali Janardhana Reddy and his personal assistant Ali Khan over their alleged involvement in a money laundering case.  Fearing that Reddy may flee the country, police have collected his Read More…

Legal National Politics

Sivasankaran looted IDBI 600 crores and fled India thanks to CBI dilution of his LoC

In what seems to be repetition of Vijay Mallya’s case in which he fled country after defrauding Indian banks after his LoC was diluted, the Look-out-Circular against C Sivasankaran, accuses of defrauding IDBI bank to the tune of Rs 600 crore, was diluted by the CBI helping him to flee the country. India Today reported Read More…

Companies Legal National Politics

CIC issues notice to PMO, RBI on disclosure of the wilful defaulters NPA list

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has issued a show-cause notice to RBI Governor Urjit Patel for “dishonouring” a Supreme Court judgment on disclosure of the wilful defaulters’ list. The CIC has also asked the Prime Minister’s Office, the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to make public the letter of former RBI Read More…

Supreme Court Votes & Polls

Black money : SC issues notice to EC , Union Govt and States

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Union government, the Election Commission and others after a plea by Kaka Rama Krishna, former CPI MLA from Andhra Pradesh, asked for taking action on the “illegal use of huge money” by the candidates in Parliamentary and Assembly polls. A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

Congress says CBI director on leave is illegal and reached Supreme Court

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge Saturday moved the Supreme Court against the Centre’s decision of sending CBI director Alok Verma on leave, saying it was “illegal” and was in violation of the CBI Act. In his petition, Kharge, who is the leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, said only the three-member committee of leader of Read More…

Opinion Politics Session Court Voice

Tharoor’s Scorpion remark made bjp leader knock court door

A criminal defamation complaint has been filed against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor before a court in Delhi for his alleged “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier Former Congress Minister  Shashi Tharoor had stoked a fresh controversy on Sunday while speaking at the Bangalore Literature Festival, claiming that an unnamed RSS leader had told Read More…

Supreme Court

SC allows followers to pay respect to Agarwal with conditions

Agarwal passed away on October 11 after undertaking a 111-day fast, demanding unrestricted flow of river Ganga.  The Supreme Court on Friday allowed followers of ‘Save Ganga’ crusader Prof GD Agarwal alias Swami Gyan Swaroop, to have ‘darshan’ and pay their last respect to the environmental activist who died after undertaking a 111-day hunger strike. Read More…

National Supreme Court

SC given 10 days time for Modi govt to provide cost & details of Rafale Flight Purchase

In a major setback to centre inspite of objections by Attorney General   the apex  court  directed the government to provide details of pricing and cost of fighter planes to it in next 10 days. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Joseph also directed for providing Read More…

Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : SC said firm “NO” to urgent hearing of review petition but fixed the date at Nov 13

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined early hearing on petitions seeking review of its September 28 verdict allowing women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple in Kerala and said they have been already listed for hearing. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices U U Lalit and K M Jospeh was Read More…

Companies Legal

ED fiercely fights for PC custody inside court

The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday opposed in a Delhi court the anticipatory bail plea of former Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case and sought his custodial interrogation. ED, which filed its response to the anticipatory bail plea of Chidambaram, said that he has remained evasive and was not Read More…

Session Court

Purohit, Sadhvi and 5 more charged under terrorist act

Judge Vinod Padalkar, presiding over the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court, framed charges against all the seven accused under sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). After framing of the charges, the court posted the case on November 2 for the trial to commence. The framing Read More…

Legal Supreme Court

Collegium finalises four names for elevation as Supreme Court judges

The Supreme Court collegium on Monday cleared names of justice R Subhash Reddy, justice Hemant Gupta, justice M R Shah, and justice Ajay Rastogi for elevation as Supreme Court judges. According to two people familiar with the collegium proceedings, Gujarat high court chief justice Reddy, Madhya Pradesh high court chief Justice Gupta, Patna high court Read More…

National Supreme Court

Ayodhya case: Govt has full faith on judiciary, says BJP Law Minister

In a major set back to ambitious  Hindutva groups outlets  the Supreme Court declining an urgent hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case, said Monday an appropriate bench will decide in January when to hear the politically sensitive case, sparking demands by Hindutva groups for a law to begin construction of a Ram temple at Read More…

National Politics Supreme Court

Centre submits details of decision making process to SC

The Centre has filed before the Supreme Court details of Rafale deal decision making process in sealed covers. The apex court on October 10 had asked the Centre to provide details of the decision making process in the Rafale fighter jet deal sans pricing and technical specifications.  The direction to the Centre was issued on Read More…

National Supreme Court

Apex Court asks CVC to complete in 2 weeks and clips the wings of new CBI boss

The Supreme Court ordered the Central Vigilance Commission to complete probe against CBI director Alok Verma under the supervision of former Supreme Court Judge AK Patnaik on Friday. In a major set back to ruling BJP government  the top court also ordered  that interim CBI boss Nageshwar Rao will only carry out ‘routine duties’ and Read More…

High Court Politics South India

Madras High Court’s verdict is boon or bane for EPS-OPS camp

Edappadi K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu has got a temporary relief  of sorts with Justice M Sathyanarayanan, the third judge of Madras High Court upholding validity of Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal’s September 18, 2017 order disqualifying 18 AIADMK MLAs, owing allegiance to TTV Dhinakaran, for submitting a memorandum seeking change of chief Read More…

High Court Legal National Politics

P.C in Aircel-Maxis money laundering case named as A1

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday filed chargesheet against former Union minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. The agency has named nine accused in the case including Chidambaram, S Bhaskaraman and four Maxis companies in the supplementary chargesheet.  CBI Special Judge OP Saini fixed November 26 for consideration of the chargesheet. Earlier Read More…

Companies Legal

Amnesty International Bengaluru offices raided by ED

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Thursday conducted searches at two locations here in connection with a foreign exchange contravention case against human rights watchdog Amnesty International India, officials said. They said the searches are being conducted under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) and the central probe agency is looking for documents. The ED, they said, Read More…

High Court Social Supreme Court Women

Sabarimala : Kerala police FIR against 2000 people and look out notice against 200

Kerala police Thursday detaining over 1000 people in a crackdown on those allegedly involved in the violent protests against entry of women of all ages into the hilltop sabarimala  temple  In the regard Kerala  police had filed cases against 2000 persons and issued a lookout notices against 210 persons. “In a major swoop, we detained Read More…

Legal National Politics

CBI Officer Investigating Rakesh Asthana Case shifted to the Andamans With Immediate Effect

Hours after the Narendra Modi government’s dramatic midnight move to remove Central Bureau of Investigation director Alok Verma from his position, the agency has transferred the key members of the team investigating the corruption case against agency number 2 Rakesh Asthana off the case. CBI deputy SP A.K. Bassi – who was the leading the Read More…

Life Style Supreme Court

Documentary proof says Prior 1991 “chooronu” rice feeding ceremony gave access to young women at Sabarimala

Ayyappa, the presiding deity of Sabarimala temple considered “naishtika brahmachari” (eternally celibate), since its door opened for a five-day pooja on October 17. No pooja was performed on the first day of the opening of the temple. The doors to the shrine will close at 10 pm Monday. Nearly a dozen women have been turned Read More…

National Supreme Court

Supreme Court refused to impose a blanket ban on the sale and use of firecrackers

Supreme Court on Tuesday said only green firecrackers, which are less polluting, will be allowed to be sold in the country. The Court, however, banned the sale of firecrackers on e-commerce websites. The court order is not limited only to Diwali; durations have been fixed for bursting of crackers on all events and festivals.  On Read More…

Social Supreme Court Voice Women

Three women who utmost broken the ceiling on the 3rd day : Sabarimala

Amid ongoing protests, feminist activist Rehana Fathima, reporter Kavitha Jakkal and Woman devotee Mary Sweety tried to enter the Sabarimala temple today, three days after it was opened for women of all ages. As the temple entries are blocked by devotees against the Supreme Court verdict to allow women of menstruating age to enter the Read More…

Legal Social South India

Confused Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) at cross roads

The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) which manages administration of the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple is set to submit a status report in the Supreme Court on the situation in Sabarimala in the wake of the apex court’s judgement allowing women of all ages entry to the temple. TDB president A Padmakumar, however, did not confirm commitment Read More…

National Politics Session Court Women

Modi’s minister resigned in multiple sex scam : Setback for BJP

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday accepted MJ Akbar’s resignation as Minister of State in External Affairs a day ahead of the hearing of his criminal defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani at Delhi’s Patiala House court. Kovind accepted the resignation of Akbar from the Union Council of Ministers with immediate effect. Akbar, who was Read More…

National Politics Session Court Social Voice Women

Trouble mounts for Akbar – More than a dozen women bonds with Priya Ramani

In a  dramatic development that could upset BJP Minister  Akbar’s  strategy  more than a dozen  women journalists fused as a force  and have urged the court to hear their testimonies against MJ Akbar, claiming many of  them suffered sexual harassment by the minister and others have been a witness to it. A group of current Read More…

Opinion Social Supreme Court Voice World

India ranks 103 out of 119 in global hunger index

According to the report, prepared by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, India is among the 45 countries that have “serious levels of hunger”. In 2017, India was ranked at the 100th position . India is ranked below many neighbouring countries, including China (25th spot), Nepal (72), Myanmar (68), Sri Lanka (67) and Bangladesh (86). Pakistan is Read More…

Session Court Voice

Judge’s wife shot dead by personal guard and Judge son still critical

Additional Sessions Judge Krishan Kant’s wife Ritu (45) and son Dhruv (18) had gone for shopping in the Arcadia market on Saturday when they were shot at by their  personal security guard Mahipal. They were admitted to a hospital in critical condition. Regional Medical Officer, Gurgaon Civil Hospital, Pawan Choudhary confirmed the death of Ritu Read More…

High Court Politics South India

CBI probe ordered into 4800 Crores Corruption allegations against CM Palaniswami

In a major set back to ADMK party Supremo ., Justice AD Jagadish Chandira gave direction on petition by DMK, after perusing report filed by Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption. The Madras High Court on Friday ordered a CBI probe into allegations of corruption in award of road contracts by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Read More…

South India Supreme Court Women

Women entering Sabarimala temple has to be ripped to 2 pieces says actor

Kollam Kanjaveli Kuttilazhikathu Thulasidharan Nair is an actor in Malayalam cinema and was speaking in Kerala. Actor Kollam Thulasi who is also a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made the horrifying remark at an NDA rally that drew blank amongst Social media bloggers Actor Kollam Thulasi made a bizarre statement on Friday saying Read More…

Food & Health National Supreme Court

You want everybody in India to become vegetarian : SC grilled petitioner

A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta made this observation while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) which said that export of meat cannot be encouraged or promoted in the country. “We cannot pass an order that everyone should become vegetarian,” the bench told the counsel appearing for the petitioner organisation. The Read More…