P Chidambaram, Karti’s interim protection extended till August 7 in Aircel-Maxis case

P Chidambaram, Karti’s interim protection extended till August 7 in Aircel-Maxis case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday extended the interim protection from arrest to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti till August 7 in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case.  Earlier, the court had granted him anticipatory bail till July 10 in connection with two cases filed by the CBI and the ED in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In the high profile, INX Media case, the former Finance Minister was granted protection from…

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Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court ratifies death penalty for rapists

Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court ratifies death penalty for rapists

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld its decision on the death sentence of three of the four convicts in the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case. Dismissing the review pleas filed by the convicts, the apex court said, there is no question of reopening the case or reconsidering the 2017 verdict. A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, delivered its verdict on the petitions filed by Mukesh (29), Pawan Gupta (22) and…

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Three people killed in clash between security forces and stone-pelters in J&K

Three people killed in clash between security forces and stone-pelters in J&K

Srinagar: Three people, including a teenage girl were killed and five others injured in Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday when the army opened fire at protestors throwing stones at soldiers. The incident occurred when the army was patrolling the area. Those who have been killed, have been identified as Shakir Khanday, Irshad Ahmad and Andleeb. Senior police and army officials have rushed to the area. Internet services were supended in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama…

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Sunanda Pushkar death case: Shashi Tharoor gets regular bail

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Shashi Tharoor gets regular bail

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday was granted a regular bail by Delhi’s Patilala House court in a case related to Sunanda Pushkar’s death. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal directed him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh and one surety of like amount as directed by the sessions court and converted the interim relief to regular bail. Tharoor has been charged under sections 498A (husband or his relative subjecting…

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Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif sentenced to 10 years in jail

Islamabad : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in jail by the country’s accountability court in one of the three corruption cases against him in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal. After postponing for four times in the past, the court delivered the verdict in the Avenfield corruption case which pertains to the ownership of four flats in the posh Avenfield House in London. Sharif is in London attending…

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Malaysian PM Mahathir says Zakir Naik will not be deported to India

Malaysian PM Mahathir says Zakir Naik will not be deported to India

Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday said that controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will not be deported to India. “Zakir Naik would not be sent back as long as he was not creating any problem in Malaysia,” Mahathir Mohamad said while addressing a press conference in Kuala Lumpur. A founder of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) Zakir , left India in 2016 for Malaysia, where he was granted permanent residency. He…

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11 CPI(M) workers convicted for killing BJP supporter

11 CPI(M) workers convicted for killing BJP supporter

Thiruvananthapuram: As many as eleven supporters of the CPI(M) have been awarded life term in jail for a killing a BJP worker at Chittariparambu in Kerala’s Kannur district in 2008. The judgment was pronounced by an additional district sessions court on Thursday. A Mahesh, a 32-year-old auto driver who was a BJP supporter, was killed on March 6, 2008. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on each of the convicts. The CPM…

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Man arrested for giving threat to Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi

Man arrested for giving threat to Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi

Mumbai: A 36-year-old Ahmedabad resident has been arrested by the Mumbai Police for allegedly giving a threat on Twitter to Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi that he would rape her daughter. The arrested individual has been booked under the Information Technology Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The accused was being brought to Mumbai and would be produced in the Dindoshi court later in the day, a person familiar with the…

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Delhi LG has no independent power, he can act on aid, advice of council of ministers:SC

Delhi LG has no independent power, he can act on aid, advice of council of ministers:SC

New Delhi : In a major development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Delhi Lieutenant Governor has no independent power and that he can act only on the aid and advice of the Council of Minister or implement the President’s decision. The five- judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said the L-G can’t act as an obstructionist and can refer issues to the President only in exceptional matter and…

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PM Modi terms 19 people’s killing in Afghanistan as attack on nation’s multi-cultural fabric

PM Modi terms 19 people’s killing in Afghanistan as attack on nation’s multi-cultural fabric

New Delhi : In the wake of killing of 19 people, including Hindus and Sikhs in a blast in Afghanistan, Prime Minister joined the international leaders in condemning the attack. He termed the barbaric terror strike as an attack on the land locked nation’s multi-cultural fabric. At least 19 people, including Hindu and Sikhs, were killed in a blast in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad on Sunday. “We strongly condemn the terror attacks in Afghanistan yesterday. They are…

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