US state sues Trump Tower over alleged water pollution

Washington, Aug 15 : The US state of Illinois has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Tower in Chicago, alleging that it was releasing millions of gallons of water into the Chicago River without assessing its impact on pollution. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she filed the lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on Tuesday, […]

Manafort trial enters final stretch

Washington, Aug 15 : The trial of Paul Manafort, US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, on Tuesday entered its final stretch after both the prosecution and the defence finished calling witnesses but without the defendant actually being called to testify. After the prosecution finished presenting its evidence on Monday, Manafort’s defence team informed the […]

Over 300 priests accused of child sex abuse in US

Washington, Aug 15 : More than 300 “predator priests” from six Catholic dioceses across US state of Pennsylvania have been accused of sexually abusing over 1,000 child victims, according to a new grand jury report released on Tuesday. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro said that over 1,000 children victims were identifiable from the church’s own […]

HC seeks Centre’s response on plea seeking hiring of women in IAF

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government to file response on a plea seeking recruitment of women as “Airmen” in the Indian Air Force (IAF). A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and V. Kameswar Rao asked the Ministry of Defence and the IAF to file response […]

Judge held for raping advocate in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Aug 14 : The Hyderabad Police on Tuesday arrested a judge on the charge of raping a tribal woman advocate. P. Satyanarayana, a Junior Field Judge working in Suryapet town of Telangana, was arrested on a complaint by the victim, who alleged that he sexually exploited her with the promise to marry her, the […]

SC to hear PIL against siphoning off of SC/ST scholarships money

New Delhi, Aug 14 : The Supreme Court will hear next week a plea against siphoning off of thousands of crores of scholarships money meant for Scheduled Castes and Tribes students in various states. The Public Interest Litigation by lawyer M.L. Sharma claimed that the amount involved is Rs 18,000 crore and sought registration of […]