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2nd Defamation Suit By Jaitley: HC Imposes Cost On Kejriwal

New Delhi (PTI): The Delhi High Court today imposed another Rs 5,000 as cost on Arvind Kejriwal over delay in filing his reply to a fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley over use of an objectionable word allegedly by the CM's former lawyer. Joint Registrar Pankaj Gupta directed Kejriwal, who was earlier slapped...

SC To Hear Jairam Ramesh’s Plea On Aadhaar In November

New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court today said it would hear Congress leader Jairam Ramesh's plea challenging the Lok Sabha Speaker's decision to certify a bill to amend the Aadhaar law as a money bill in the first week of November. The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra by senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who...

Rapist Gurmeet Skipped Dinner In Jail

Rohtak(PTI) : Convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh did not have food last night in the Sunaria jail in Rohtak after he was sentenced to 20-year jail for raping two of his followers, a prison official said today. The 50-year-old-self-styled godman drank only some water during the night and took milk in the morning, the official...

Ahead Of Verdict, Dera Goons Formed Youth Brigade

Chandigarh(PTI): A 'youth brigade' was formed several days ahead of the verdict in the rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief to "trigger violence" in Punjab if the judgement goes against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a senior Punjab Police official said today. The plan to "indulge in arson and rioting" in Punjab was found during an investigation conducted by...

MCI Disallows Open School Students To Pursue MBBS Outside India

New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: Students who have passed Plus Two science examination from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or State Open Schooling(SOS) boards will not be eligible to pursue medical graduation(MBBS) or equivalent courses abroad according to a new decision of the Medical Council of India (MCI). However, it excludes the candidates who have already appeared practical...

Right To Privacy Is An Intrinsic Part Of Right To Life And Liberty, Says SC

New Delhi(PTI): In a landmark decision that will affect the lives of all Indians, the Supreme Court today unanimously declared that right to privacy was a Fundamental right under the Constitution. A nine-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar ruled that "right to privacy is an intrinsic part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty under Article...

Air India Chief Lohani Appointed As Chairman Of Railway Board

New Delhi (PTI) Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani was today appointed chairman of the Railway Board after the incumbent A K Mital resigned from the post, officials said. The announcement by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet came hours after Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu indicated that he had offered his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the recent train...

Court To Frame Charges Against Kejriwal, Sisodia On Sept 14

New Delhi (PTI) A Delhi court today fixed September 14 for framing of charges against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a criminal defamation complaint. Metropolitan Magistrate Vijay Kumar Jha allowed the plea of Kejriwal and Sisodia, who were directed to appear today, seeking exemption for personal appearance for the day. Advocate Umesh Gupta, appearing for Kejriwal and...

Not Considering Ban On Rs 2,000 Notes: FM

New Delhi (PTI) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government is not considering banning Rs 2,000 notes, and the Reserve Bank will decide on the timing of issuing the new Rs 200 bill. The government has given the go-ahead to the RBI to issue Rs 200 notes, a move that is aimed at easing the pressure on lower-denomination currency. "The whole...

Medical Aspirants Cheating Case: ED attaches Rs 48 cr Assets

Chennai (PTI) The Enforcement Directorate today attached assets worth Rs 48 crore of the chairman of an educational trust in connection with a money laundering probe against him. The central probe agency issued a provisional order attaching agricultural lands in Thiruttani, residential plots in Sriperumbudur and a land in Guduvancheri in Tamil Nadu, in the name of the chairman--T D Naidu,...

Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman For 12 Individuals, 9 Organisations

The Jindal Steel and Power Limited(JSPL) Foundation conferred the prestigious Rashtriya Swayamsiddh Samman on 12 eminent persons and nine organizations from several sectors across the country at a function held in New Delhi on July 3. The awards were given away by the Chief Guest, Chaudhary Birendra Singh, Union Minister of Steel. The recipients of the awards were conferred with...

Rahul’s Car Pelted With Stones In Gujrat, Escapes Unhurt

Dhanera in Gujarat(PTI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's car was pelted with stones today during his visit to this flood-affected town but he escaped unhurt, police said. Banaskantha Superintendent of Police Neeraj Badgujar said a man threw stones at Gandhi's car, breaking its rear glass when he on his way from Lal Chowk to the helipad in Dhanera. Gandhi escaped unhurt, he...

Court Orders Framing Of Charges Against Bhatkal

New Delhi(PTI): A Delhi court today ordered framing of charges against Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Yasin Bhatkal and 10 others in the 2010 Jama Masjid blast case. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma, however, discharged three alleged members of the outfit, saying there was not enough evidence against them. The court discharged Syed Ismail Affaque, Abdus Saboor and Riyaz Ahmad Sayeedi, who were...

Former Guj IPS Officer Vanzara Discharged In Sohrabuddin Case

Mumbai/Ahmedabad(PTI): The special CBI court in Mumbai today discharged former Gujarat ATS chief D G Vanzara, and Rajasthan cadre IPS officer Dinesh MN in the alleged fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati, holding there was no prima facie evidence to link them to the killings. It called the evidence put forth by prosecution witnesses "hearsay" in nature, while...