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
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday reserved its verdict on Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's plea challenging a trial court order to frame charges against him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case relating to the killing of six people in Sultanpuri area here. Justice Suresh Kait reserved the order after hearing all the parties in the case. The high court, which was to pronounce its order April 29, deferred it saying further hearing is required in the case
Ranchi, May 24 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, allegedly at the centre of a Rs.2,500 crore money laundering scam, surrendered in a court here Friday after his bail period ended and was sent to 14 days in judicial custody. Koda was on a week's provisional bail to look after his ailing mother. This was the second time he was bail.
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) A Indian scholar invited to a US conference has won his battle against British Airways in the top consumer forum, which has directed the airline to compensate him Rs.150,000 ($2,600) for his "mental agony and harassment". Complainant Rabindra Nath Pati was prevented from boarding a flight from Philadelphia on his way home despite holding a valid ticket, forcing him to overstay in the
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla, BCCI disciplinary committee head Arun Jaitley and Law Minister Kapil Sibal met here Friday to discuss a new law to check fixing in sporting events. "We need a law so that fixing in all sports could be controlled and eliminated," Shukla told reporters after the meeting.
Washington, May 24 (IANS) History-making Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan's unanimous Senate confirmation as the first South Asian judge on the powerful appeals court for the American capital has been widely hailed. Senate Judiciary Committee's Democratic Chairman Patrick Leahy, welcomed Srinivasan's confirmation, but criticised "Republican efforts to delay a floor vote of the highly qualified nominee, who waited months for a confirmation hearing and who was first nominated nearly one year ago." Senator Mark R Warner, Democratic co-chair of the bipartisan Senate India Caucus, who had introduced Srinivasan in the Judiciary Committee, said he was delighted with the unanimous confirmation
Washington, May 24 (IANS) Chandigarh-born "trailblazer" Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth 'Sri' Srinivasan has made history with the US Senate unanimously confirming him as the first South Asian judge on the powerful appeals court for the American capital. Srinivasan, 46, currently principal deputy solicitor general of the US, was Thursday confirmed by the Senate by a 97 to 0 vote, as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often called the nation's second-highest court. "Pleased" at the unanimous confirmation of his nominee "the first one to this important court in seven years," President Barack Obama said "Sri is a trailblazer who personifies the best of America." "Born in Chandigarh, India, and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Sri spent nearly two decades as an extraordinary litigator before serving" in his current job, Obama noted predicting, "Now he will serve with distinction on the federal bench." "Sri will in fact be the first South Asian American to serve as a circuit court judge in our history," he said as he pressed the Senate to act quickly to fill the three remaining vacancies on the appeals court "as well as other vacancies across the country".
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to central and state government on a PIL seking quashing of contract given to a private company to manufacture high security registration plates (HSRP) on grounds they are defective. A division bench of Chief Justice
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Safety and well being of social activists involved in development work in Uttar Pradesh came under focus Thursday when an independent panel of women groups released a fact-finding report on an attack on Dalit women at Lalitpur. Addressing the media here, members of the panel -- retired police officer S.R.
Shimla, May 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Thursday directed the state government to suspend and initiate disciplinary proceedings against its two officials for illegal detention of a man over alleged threat of breach of peace in 2009. Hearing a petition of Suresh Kumar of Jubbal in Shimla district, Justice Rajiv Sharma ordered the officials - District Revenue Officer Sidharth Acharya and Additional District Magistrate B.R. Kamal - be suspended