New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked Delhi Police why its personnel, deployed for security of people who were not entitled or require it, were instead not being deployed for security of the citizens, especially women, in the wake of Dec 16 Delhi gang-rape. A bench of Justice G.S.Singhvi and Justice H.L. Gokhale made the comment after amicus curiae Harish Salve told the court that the tax-payers' money was being spent on VIP security and if the same force was deployed for the random checks in buses, then incidents of crime against women would not happen.
New Delhi/Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday directed Karnataka to "forthwith" release 2.44 tmc (thousand million cubic feet) of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu for irrigating its standing crops but the state said it would explore all options. A bench of Justice
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission Thursday issued notice to the union ministry of health and family welfare over the alleged clinical drug trials on 3,479 children in the last five years in three government hospitals in Delhi. "We have asked the secretary, health ministry, to reply in four weeks," an official said. While in Safdarjung Hospital the drug trial was conducted on 2,056 children, Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital conducted the tests on 1,023 children.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday pulled up the CBI for its submission that BJP leader L.K.Advani and other party leaders present at Ayodhya on Dec 6, 1992, had committed a "national crime" in the conspiracy that led to demolition of the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid structure.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday directed Karnataka to release 2.44 tmc (thousand million cubic feet) of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu for irrigating its standing crops in the Cauvery delta basin. A bench of Justice R.M.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala, who was sentenced to 10 years in jail in the teachers recruitment scam, Thursday moved the Delhi High Court for suspension of sentence. Chautala, seeking suspension of the sentence and appealing against the trial court order, said that he is "unwell and suffering from various ailments"
Nashik (Maharashtra), Feb 7 (IANS) The Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad Thursday filed a charge sheet against suspected LeT terrorist Abu Jundal for planning an attack on vital installations of the city. The charge sheet that runs in 58 pages has been filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate A.D.
Allahabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Making history of sorts, the ongoing Maha Kumbh here Thursday saw 100 former scavenging women, considered "untouchable" for centuries, take a holy dip at the Sangam here and share food with top Hindu seers. It was a kind of salvation for the former 'night-soil' carriers from Rajasthan's Alwar and Tonk districts as they dined inside the famous Baghabanbari Akhara of Swami Narendra Giri with hundreds of high caste Hindu religious leaders and mahants after a dip at the Sangam ghat
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala, who was awarded 10 years in jail in the teachers-recruitment scam, Thursday moved the Delhi High Court seeking suspension of sentence. The trial court last month sentenced Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala, and eight others to 10 years in jail while one convict was sentenced to five years and 45 others four years in jail. The court had earlier found prima facie evidence against the Chautalas and 53 others and charged all of them June 6, 2008, for their role in the irregularities in recruitment of teachers that took place between 1999 and 2000, when Chautala was chief minister.
Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) After screaming at policemen serving as her security staff, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has fresh trouble to deal with -- a civil rights group has taken the matter to the state human rights panel. And opposition parties and intellectuals have counselled her to desist from shrieking. Banerjee lost her cool at the Kolkata International Book Fair Wednesday night, when she had to wait several minutes for her car after emerging from the venue
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