SC wants law against criminals entering legislatures, orders parties to give wide publicity

New Delhi, Sep 25 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to disqualify candidates against whom cognisance of chargesheet have been taken by courts, saying no further disqualification under the law could be added but urged Parliament to enact a law to address the malaise of criminals entering legislatures. At the same time, the apex […]

SC asks Delhi BJP chief to respond to contempt plea

New Delhi, Sep 25 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari to file an affidavit explaining why he broke the lock of a sealed property in Delhi’s Gokulpur village. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice Abdul S. Nazeer and Justice Deepak Gupta took strong exception to Tiwari’s statement in which he […]

SC to monitor CBI probe into Muzaffarpur rape case

New Delhi, Sep 20 : The Supreme Court on Thursday decided to monitor the CBI probe in the case of Muzaffarpur shelter home rapes and sought a status report from the central agency in four weeks. The top court asked the media to exercise caution while reporting the case. A bench of Justice Madan B. […]

Over 4.5 lakh entries in ‘sexual offenders’ database, NCRB to maintain record

New Delhi, Sep 20 : In a first, the government on Thursday came out with a National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO), containing a list of 4.5 lakh convicts with photos of about 3.5 lakh of them available. The offenders face charges of rape, gangrape and eve-teasing. The database, which was rolled out by the […]

Nun rape: Bishop questioned for 7 hours on Day 2

Tripunithura (Kerala) Sep 20 : Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was questioned for the second consecutive day on Thursday and has been asked to return on Friday, a police official said. The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, Punjab, was questioned for seven hours near here at the Crime Branch […]

SC extends deadline by 3 months to probe Aircel-Maxis deal

New Delhi, Sep 20 : The Supreme Court on Thursday extended by three months the deadline given to CBI and ED to complete their investigation in all 2G spectrum cases and related cases arising out of it, including the Aircel-Maxis deal. A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan granted three more months […]