Malegaon blast: SC asks Purohit to challenge prosecution sanction in trial court

New Delhi, April 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday asked 2008 Malegaon bomb blast accused Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit to agitate his contention against the sanction given to prosecute him under an anti-terror law before the trial court hearing the case. In a relief to Purohit, a bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and […]

Three held for Surat rape, murder

Gandhinagar, April 20 : Three persons, including the main perpetrator, involved in the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in Surat have been arrested, the Gujarat government said on Friday. Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja told the media here that Gujarat Police arrested the key perpetrator from a village in Ganganagar district […]

Pakistan’s anti-graft body to probe Musharraf

Islamabad, April 20 : Pakistan’s anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for “holding assets beyond means” and “wrongful use of authority”. The former military ruler, who is currently living in exile in Dubai, also faces high treason charges in Pakistan. He was […]

Centre proposes death penalty for childrens’ rapists

New Delhi, April 20 : The Central government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is proposing the death penalty for those convicted of raping children below the age of 12. The proposal has come in the backdrop of nationwide outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu […]

From key conspirator in Naroda Patiya massacre, Kodnani now walks free

Ahmedabad, April 20 : Six years after a trial court punished her for 28 years in jail calling her the key instigator in Gujarat’s worst communal massacre that left 97 Muslims dead in 2002 in Ahmedabad’s Naroda Patiya, the Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani saying there was no evidence […]

Fake FB post accused granted bail

Panaji, April 20 : A court here on Friday granted bail to Kenneth Silveira who was arrested for posting fake information about ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s death on Facebook, even as civil society members protested outside Goa Police headquarters to condemn his arrest. Kenneth, 35, was arrested by the Crime Branch on Wednesday, a […]