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Supreme Court wants illegal mining guilty to be convicted within 6 months

Supreme Court wants illegal mining guilty to be convicted within 6 monthsThe Supreme Court of India on Thursday expressing shock at the shock at the "daredevilry" of export of 35 lakh metric tons of iron ore illegally mined by private firms in Karnataka, and said wanted to ensure that the guilty are punished within six months.

Headed by Justice Aftab Alam, a three-judge forest bench asked the Central Empowered Committee to suggest feasible options to make sure that those involved in illegal mining are punished within six months.

Delhi Police arrests Kanda after much drama

Delhi Police arrests Kanda after much dramaThe Delhi Police arrested Gopal Goyal Kanda, the former Haryana minister, who is accused of being a reason for the suicide of former air hostess Geetika Sharma.

The arrest was made in the morning after much drama over the night. Soon after midnight, Gopal Goyal Kanda's brother Govind Kanda said that his brother will surrender in about 10 minutes in Ashok Vihar police station. However, Mr. Kanda who was expected to surrender around 12:30 am only tried to surrender after 4 am.

Poker Sites to give out millions of dollars to settle suit

Poker Sites to give out millions of dollars to settle suitPokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, two of the largest poker sites in the world are set to shell out millions of dollars, including some to online gamblers, in order to reach a settlement in an ongoing lawsuit.

The United States attorney for the Southern District of New York said on Tuesday that that two companies have agreed to pay the money to settle federal money laundering and other charges in the country.

Police arrests two in South Korea for stealing details of 8 million mobile users

Police arrests two in South Korea for stealing details of 8 million mobile usersPolice have arrested two persons in South Korea for allegedly stealing personal details of about 8 million mobile phone subscribers and then selling the same information to marketing companies.

The case is one of the Asian country’s largest hacking scandals ever. The investigators said that the two men developed the hacking program and used it to steal names, residential registration numbers and phone numbers of customers of the country’s largest fixed-line telephone company and second largest mobile operator, KT.

Calcutta high court scraps state government’s land return law

Calcutta high court scraps state government’s land return lawThe Calcutta high court has ruled that the West Bengal governmetn's Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, which is aimed at returning 400 acres of land to unwilling farmers who had given their land for the Tata Motors' Nano car project, is unconstitutional.

Jury wanted Gupta to go free but evidence against him was ‘overwhelming’

Jury wanted Gupta to go free but evidence against him was ‘overwhelming’The jury looking into the case of Indian-American, Rajat Gupta has said that it wanted Mr. Gupta to be a free man after the trial but his "need for greed" was just too "overwhelming" and there was sufficient evidence against him.

Judge yet to decide if email to be used as evidence in Rajat Gupta case

Judge yet to decide if email to be used as evidence in Rajat Gupta caseA US judge is yet to decide whether an e-mail should be used as evidence in the trail of former Indian-American chief executive of McKinsey & Co, Rajat Gupta.

Prosecutors have demanded in the court documents submitted on Monday that an April 3, 2008, email, which is relating to Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, should be accepted as evidence of the close relationship between Rajat Gupta and Raj Rajaratnam.

Court grants bail to Essar’s Ruia, Loop executives

Court grants bail to Essar’s Ruia, Loop executivesA special court in New Delhi has granted bail to billionaire Ravi Ruia from the Essar conglomerate as well as executives of Loop telecom, all of whom are accused in the 2G spectrum sale scandal.

The court, which is hearing the case, approved criminal conspiracy charges against Ruia, his nephew Anshuman Ruia, and senior Essar group executive Vikash Saraf and subsequently granted them bail. Ravi Ruia is on the list of ten most richest Indians together with his brother. He was named in the telecoms licensing scandal by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe.

Authorities probing money laundering cases against Bharti

Authorities probing money laundering cases against BhartiThe Enforcement Directorate is conducting investigations on money laundering cases against India's largest telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel, according to Minister of State for Finance SS Palanimanickam.

"Directorate of Enforcement is investigating cases under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, and Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999, involving M/s Bharti Airtel Ltd," he wrote in a reply to a question in the parliament.

Delhi court grants bail to former telecom minister A Raja

Delhi court grants bail to former telecom minister A RajaA court in Delhi has granted bail to former telecom minister A Raja after more than 15 months of his arrest in the 2G spectrum case.

Special CBI Judge O P Saini said that the bail application of A raja has been accepted. The bail comes as the court accepted the application on a personal bond of Rs 20 lakh and two sureties of the same amount.

CBI to file charge-sheet against Gali Janardhan Reddy

CBI to file charge-sheet against Gali Janardhan ReddyThe CBI is preparing to file its first charge-sheet against former Karnataka Tourism Minister Gali Janardhan Reddy for illegal mining as well as export of iron ore.

CBI joint director V. V. Lakshminarayana said, "We will file the charge-sheet in the CBI special court in Nampally very soon on the export of iron ore from the Obulapuram Mining Company belonging to Janardhan Reddy to other countries."

Madras Court in Favor of The Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief

Madras high court The Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief has been given clean chit by the Madras High Court. During a telephonic interview, Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief Ram said, “We are happy about the order that vindicates our position”.

Ram has been in news since May when he moved to Madras high court against CLB. CLB is a part-judicial body which acts as an umpire in corporate disputes. On 20th May, the CLB asked The Hindu to change its tradition of posting family members to the editorial post. The dispute was actually raised between the two groups of the board of The Hindu’s publishers Kasturi and Sons Ltd and Ram.

High Court Postpones the Hearing of Tata’s Request against the Singur Land Act

High Court Postpones the Hearing of Tata’s Request against the Singur Land ActOn Thursday, the Calcutta High Court has postponed the hearing of Tata Motors’ petition against the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011. Tata Motors has challenged the Act passed by the West Bengal Assembly ordering the company to return the land. The court has said that the matter will be discussed at 11 a. m. on Friday.

Fraill has received a harsh punishment, Sewart

Fraill has received a harsh punishment, SewartJamie Sewart, who has faced almost two years of legal proceedings and is now returning to normal life, has said that Juror Joanne Fraill has been handed a harsh punishment.

Fraill and defendant Jamie Sewart had a conversation about the case on the social networking site and as a result wrecked the trail wasting 10 weeks and costing £6m. Fraill admitted to contacting Sewart online and faces up to two years in prison over the breach. Sewart said the court had made an example of Fraill by sending her to jail.

HC Orders Tata Motors to Serve a Notice to State Government

HC Orders Tata Motors to Serve a Notice to State GovernmentOn Wednesday, the Kolkata High Court has ordered the Lawyer of Tata Motors, Samaraditya Pal to serve a notice to the Bengal Government after the Singur bill was scrapped.

Under a new act rolled out by the West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government, led by Mamata Banerjee, Tata Motors was directed to return the land which they had acquired from the unwilling farmers for Tata Motors' Nano car plant in Singur. The Tata Motors rejected to follow the ruling and challenged the decision of the government in Kolkata High Court.

Hasan Ali Khan remanded for four days

Hasan Ali Khan remanded for four daysHasan Ali Khan, owner of Pune stud farm has been involved in a money laundering case has been put on remand four days in Enforcement Directorate’s custody as per orders of Supreme Court on Thursday. He has pulled up the trial court judge who had granted bail to him dismissing the agency’s plea.

It was not accepted by the bench of justices B. Sudershan Reddy and S. S. Nijjar the manner in which the trial court judge had rejected the ED’s contention and granted bail on giving lengthy order of it.

Bhopal gas leak: SC to hear curative pleas today

Bhopal gas leak: SC to hear curative pleas todayThe case of Bhopal gas tragedy is yet to be settled. The tragic incident happened 27 years back. But now the Chief Justice of India has led a five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court to hear the two petitions on this case. One petition was filed by the CBI for restoration of the stringent charge of culpable homicide and the second one for giving better compensation to the victims. It was filed by the Centre on February 28 in open court.

Chief Justice S H Kapadia is the leader of the Bench. On Thursday he took this decision in an in-chamber session on the petitions.

Raja remanded to CBI custody for four more days ends today

Raja remanded to CBI custody for four more days ends todayA Raja, former telecom minister has been on extended custody for four days by CBI has ended today. CBI has asked for the extension of Raja’s custody because he was not co-operating with them.

Along with Raja, Shahid Balwa, Managing Director of DB Realty and promoter of Swan Telecom Ltd custody’s also come to an end.

SC ask to remove Co agents of Food Soft Drinks from FSA

SC ask to remove Co agents of Food Soft Drinks from FSAThe government is asked to remove persons related to food and soft drink companies from statutory panels to enforce safety and standards on edible items as per Supreme Court orders.

A bench of justices Dalveer Bhandari and A K Ganguly, believes that company representatives on scientific panels was a clear breach of the mandate under Section 13(1) of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

Court deliver notification to Centre, state govt., CMO in Anuj Behl case

Court deliver notification to Centre, state govt., CMO in Anuj Behl caseCourt deliver notification to Centre, state govt., CMO in Anuj Behl caseOn Thursday the civil judge, junior division (first), Kanpur, structured to publish notification to the state government, Central government, chief medical officer and district magistrate, Kanpur, in the Anuj Behl lawsuit.

Yaseen Akbar, the leading officer, in her decree, scrutinized that the lawsuit was introduced in opposition to the Union of India, the state government and further to search for provisional ruling.




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