New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday sought a response from Haryana's director general of police and Kaithal police chief following media reports that a Dalit boy was assaulted by a man who was part of a group which had attacked Dalits earlier as well. The apex human rights panel has sought reports from the two officials on the issue within a month. The NHRC's direction came after it took note of the media reports that one of the 17 absconding accused, wanted for assaulting Dalits in Haryana's Kaithal in April, had carried out a similar attack on another Dalit boy May
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to ban remaining IPL matches while Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh Randhawa, a bookie and a hawala operator were arrested by Mumbai police in the spot fixing scam and investigators in Delhi got five more days to question cricketer S. Sreesanth. Apart from arresting the actor and bookie Prem Taneja, Mumbai police Crime Branch also seized Rs.12.80 million in cash from the residence of the arrested hawala operator Alpesh Patel
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) Former Karnataka BJP minister Murugesh Nirani Tuesday suffered a set as the high court rejected his plea to quash a corruption case against him Nirani moved the high court for quashing a charge sheet filed in the Lokayukta (ombudsman) court here that as industries minister in the Bharatiya Janata Party government, he illegally ordered cancellation of an industrial site allotted to an entrepreneur. The charge sheet followed Lokayukta probe into the complaint by the entrepreneur Alam Pasha that Nirani had in 2009 illegally cancelled the allotment of about 26 acres of land near Electronic City in east Bangalore to set up an industrial unit
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday sent cricketer S. Sreesanth, his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila, and eight bookies, all arrested for alleged spot fixing in the IPL, to additional five days in police custody. Metropolitan Magistrate Saumya Chauhan granted police custody of the players and the bookies till May 26 when they were presented before court at the end of their earlier police remand.
Dharamsala, May 21 (IANS) A US report said people of Tibet faced severe religious repression and societal discrimination throughout 2012 in China, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said here Tuesday. The Chinese government's respect for and protection of religious freedom in Tibet deteriorated markedly with a substantial increase in official interference in religious practices, a CTA spokesperson said, quoting the US State Department's International Religious Freedom Report for 2012. Of the 117 Tibetan self-immolation protests against the Chinese rule, 85 took place in 2012.
Dubai, May 21 (IANS) The Indian consulate in Jeddah is using diplomatic channels to make passport authorities in Saudi Arabia accept newly-designed Indian passports, which they are refusing saying they were not officially informed about the change. According to Consul General Pranav Ganesh, the consulate is aware of the "unexpected problem", the Arab News reported Tuesday. "The matter has been taken up with the (Indian) embassy in Riyadh that is coordinating with Saudi foreign ministry to officially intimate the change in passport design to passport department authorities," the report quoted Ganesh as saying.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Refusing to ban the remaining IPL matches, the Supreme Court Tuesday slammed the Indian cricket control board saying that spot-fixing incidents had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach to reining in erring players.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court is likely to hear Wednesday a plea seeking a ban on Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches till fool-proof measures are taken to stop alleged corrupt practices in sports. A division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath posted the plea for Wednesday after Additional Solicitor General Rajeeve Mehra, appearing for the sports ministry, told the bench that a similar petition was listed for hearing before the Supreme Court
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted six weeks' interim bail to former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, sentenced to 10 years in jail for irregularities in appointment of teachers in 2000, for pacemaker implant surgery at Gurgaon's Medanta Hospital. Justice Siddharth Mridul granted conditional interim bail to Chautala and asked him to go to Medanta Hospital within 24 hours of his release from the jail.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday said the government was discussing enactment of a national law to check match-fixing and spot-fixing in sports and he would consult the attorney general on the issue. "We are trying to reflect if there can be a national legislation on this... (as) gambling is a state subject," Sibal said.