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20 January, 2018 8:15 AM Sonai honour killing case: Death sentence to 6 for caste-related murders

NASHIK: A local court today awarded death sentence to six convicts in the 2013 Sonai honour killing case in which three Dalit youths were killed in Ahmednagar district. Judge RR Vaishnav sentenced the six to death and also slapped a fine of Rs 20,000 each on them for killing the Dalit youths, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told reporters 33

19 January, 2018 7:29 PM ‘State in danger of using, misusing history to promote sectarian conflict’

Karnataka is facing the danger of using and misusing history to promote sectarian conflicts, said historian Ramachandra Guha. Electoral politics has given scope to such tendencies by manipulating caste and communal issues. It is not correct to judge Tipu Sultan by the standards of the 21st century, like the Congress does, or by the standards of the 1st century 30

19 January, 2018 7:10 PM SC rejects BBTC plea over Manjolai estate

Tamil Nadu’s declaration of the land as reserve forest upheld The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a special leave petition filed by the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation (BBTC) challenging a Madras High Court order that rejected its claim seeking right as a farmer for 3,400 hectares of land leased to it in Manjolai estate and its surroundings in Tirunelveli 34

13 January, 2018 5:08 AM Former block head's daughter raped, poisoned in Kanpur

The body of the girl, whose uncle is a retired district judge of Barabanki, was found dumped in a cattle enclosure behind her house in Kanpur. Kanpur: A former block head's teenage daughter was allegedly raped and poisoned to death today in Makrandpur-Kotra village here, the police said. The body of the girl, whose uncle is a retired district judge of Barabanki 31

12 January, 2018 7:12 PM National Youth Day celebrated

Contribution of Swami Vivekananda recalled Lectures and cultural programmes were organised by various organisations and government agencies in the city on Friday as part of ‘National Youth Day’ programme to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. In Hubballi, members of various organisations took a boat ride to reach the island in Unakal Lake where 31

12 January, 2018 1:58 PM SC judges shocker: Justice Ranjan Gogoi, next in line to be CJI, publicly assails incumbent

Of these four judges, Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s participation in the country’s legal history is particulary notable — he was slated to take up the role of the Chief Justice of India following Justice Dipak Misra’s tenure. In an unprecedented move in the country’s legal history, four sitting judges of the Supreme Court on Friday took to the media 22

12 January, 2018 8:54 AM Brief introductions to the four justices who raised concerns over Supreme Court functioning

In a move unprecedented in the history of Indian judiciary, four sitting members of the Supreme Court Collegium met mediapersons in New Delhi to signal their "anguish and concern" over certain procedural matters as decided by Chief Justice of India Dipak Mishra. Justice J. Chelameswar, flanked by Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph 16

11 January, 2018 7:45 PM Indu Malhotra set to script history

It is a welcome move to recruit a woman directly from the Bar: Indira Jaising Senior advocate Indu Malhotra is set to make history as the first woman lawyer to be directly appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court. Known to be hard working and diligent, Ms. Malhotra will be the seventh woman judge in the Supreme Court, since it was established 67 years 37

11 January, 2018 6:49 PM Natarajan gets bail in luxury car import case

He surrendered before the special judge for CBI cases as per SC directive The principal special court for CBI cases, Chennai, on Thursday granted bail to M. Natarajan, husband of V. K. Sasikala, jailed aide of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. He surrendered before the judge as per the direction of the Supreme Court in connection with the illegal import 29

10 January, 2018 4:52 PM Judgement in third fodder scam case against Lalu Prasad on January 24

A special CBI court here will pronounce its judgement in the third of five fodder scam cases against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who has been convicted in two of them, on January 24. The case relates to alleged fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 35.62 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s when he was the chief minister of undivided Bihar. Special judge S S Prasad 38