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Stating Pakistan of misusing the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for propaganda, India today Stated in a statement that Pakistan has no substantive defense and is indulging in malicious acts, during a hearing in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case in ICJ. “Pakistan has violated Vienna convention and Jadhav’s custody in Pakistan …

The Supreme Court Wednesday set aside the Bombay High Court order denying to grant 90 days extension to Maharashtra Police for filing the charge sheet in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. The apex court, however, stated the five rights activists may now seek regular bail in the case as the Maharashtra Police has already filed the …

Parliament on Wednesday passed a Bill removing leprosy as a ground for divorce under five personal laws comprising the Hindu Marriage Act. The Rajya Sabha on the last day of the Budget session passed the Bill without debate after consensus on the matter. However, consensus eluded on the Consumer Protection Bill which the government sought …

The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on Ericsson India’s plea looking contempt action against Reliance Communications Ltd chairman Anil Ambani and two others for non-clearance of its Rs 550-crore dues. A bench of justices R F Nariman and Vineet Saran said it is reserving its verdict. At the time of the hearing, senior advocate …

A Delhi court Tuesday allowed Christian Michel James, alleged middleman handcuffed in the graft-tainted AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, to meet his Italian lawyer-friend Santrolli Rosemary Patrizi Dos Anjos. Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed Rosemary to visited Michel in Tihar jail as a “general visitor” for half an hour from Monday to Friday. The Enforcement Directorate …

Supreme Court on Tuesday held former interim director M Nageswara Rao and the CBI legal advisor guilty of contempt for transferring head of the CBI team probing the Muzaffarpur shelter home case without talking to the apex court. Denying Rao’s unconditional apology, a bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi imposed a fine of …

The Gujjar community agitation for five percent reservation in jobs and education entered its fifth day on Tuesday, with protesters blocking Chaksu town, about 40 km from here on National Highway 52, police confirmed. The blockades on the Agra-Jaipur-Bikaner National Highway-11 in Dausa district, a state highway in Nainwa of Bundi district, Malarna road in …

Robert Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law, is anticipated to make a fresh appearance before the Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday in Jaipur in connection with a probe into an alleged land scam in the Rajasthan’s border town of Bikaner, officials said Monday. Vadra’s mother Maureen is also likely to appear before the central probe agency …

The Supreme Court Monday stated it will hear in July a plea of Zakia Jafri, challenging the SIT’s clean chit to the then Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi in connection with the 2002 Godhra riots. A bench led by Justice A M Khanwilkar listed the matter for hearing in July. Zakia, the wife of ex-MP …

Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, an accused in the Saradha chit fund cases, Monday urged political parties not to politicize the CBI probe into the ponzi scam. In a Facebook post on Monday morning, Ghosh also stated the CBI should have questioned Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar long ago. Ghosh, along with Kumar, is …

The Yogi Adityanath government has suggested withdrawal of 38 criminal cases against more than 100 individuals who were charged in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. It has accessed the recommendation note, prepared by special secretary JP Singh and undersecretary Arun Kumar Rai, that was sent to the Muzaffarnagar DM a week ago. The 2013 riot cases …

The Calcutta High Court Tuesday adjourned hearing on the West Bengal government’s plea against the CBI’s attempt to enter Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar’s residence to question him in connection with the multi-crore chitfund scam cases. The state government had on Monday pleaded for a sudden hearing on the incident from the day before when …