New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday quashed an FIR and summoning order against three Delhi Jal Board employees, accused of gangraping an executive working in a private company.
Shimla, May 24 (IANS) In a setback to the previous Prem Kumar Dhumal-led BJP government in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday quashed appointments of 480 teachers made in 2011 as these were not in accordance with law. Delivering the judgment, Justice Rajiv Sharma said the appointments of postgraduate teachers under the Postgraduate Teacher Class III (non-gazetted) Recruitment and Promotion Rules of 2011, which have not been published, are illegal
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) A court in Harayana's Sonipat town Friday sentenced a man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for the rape of a first-year law student of Haryana's all-women university, Bhagat Phool Singh Women's University. The court order came just over a year after the victim alleged that she was abducted and gang-raped by four youths May 18 last year. However, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Manisha Batra acquitted three of the accused youth, citing lack of evidence against them.
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao has hailed Indian-American Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan's Senate confirmation as a top US judge as yet another proof of the Indian community's "sterling contributions to the US society and India-US relations". Srinivasan's confirmation as a judge on the powerful appeals court for the American capital, "considered among the most important positions in the US judiciary, is testimony to his credibility and calibre as a brilliant legal luminary of this country," she told an ethnic TV channel and website
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday issued notice to Delhi's Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University for an anomaly in its admission exams in which aspirants were allotted an examination centre which had been shut for the past 10 years.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A Delhi court sent five spot fixing scam accused, including two former cricketers, to judicial custody till June 4. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma sent to judicial custody three bookies -- Kiran Dole, Sunil Bhatia and Ramakant Aggarwal -- and two players - Manish Guddewar, a former Ranji player of Vidarbha, and Amit Kumar Singh, a former IPL player associated with the Rajasthan Royals franchise
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a report with recommendations for Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) and the Indian government, Human Rights Watch said the Mozambique government and foreign companies' work in resettling communities displaced by coal mining has "serious shortcomings". The New York-based rights group's report, released Thursday in Mozambique's captial Maputo said lack of proper resettlement is leaving thousands without proper homes, food or sources of income. JSPL has coal mining operations in Tete province of Mozambique and is planning to resettle families of the area
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) A court Friday granted police the custody of Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh Randhawa and two others, allegedly involved in the IPL spot-fixing scam, till May 28. Vindu, along with hawala operator Alpesh Taneja and a bookie, Prem Taneja, were arrested by Mumbai police here last Tuesday (May 21)
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought a report from Uttar Pradesh Police over five women being assaulted in Lalitpur district. "Five women workers of an NGO called Sahjani Shiksha Kendra were beaten with lathis by some influential people in Lalitpur district. We have sought a report from Uttar Pradesh deputy general of police within 15 days," an official of the NHRC said here
Thrissur (Kerala), May 24 (IANS) Ace Malayalam comedian and character artiste Kalabhavan Mani surrendered to police Friday and was presented in a court which released him on bail. Mani was on the run since May 14 after three forest officials filed a complaint that they were roughed up by the actor after they stopped his vehicle as part of a routine night checking