• Fri, Jun 22, 2018
  • Malegaon case: HC admits Purohit's plea challenging rejection

    Updated: Jun, 22, 201802:48 PM

    The Bombay High Court today admitted a plea filed by Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, challenging previous judgements of the HC and a special trial court...
    Malegaon case: HC admits Purohit's plea challenging rejection
    On December 18, 2017, the high court had refused to quash a government sanction that permitted Purohit's prosecution in the blast case.Earlier on December 27, a special NIA court had dismissed his plea to discharge him from the case.Purohit then approached the Supreme Court, and based on the apex court's directions, approached the HC again earlier this year arguing that the sanction granted by the government to prosecute him in the case, was wrong in law.A prior sanction for Purohit's prosecution was required since he was a serving Army officer at the time.On January 17, 2009, this sanction was issued by the Additional Chief Secretary of the Maharashtra Home Department.Purohit's lawyer Shrikant Shivde, however, has maintained that under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the state law and judiciary department, which is the...
  • Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens: Jaitley Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens: Jaitley
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201802:00 PM

    Terrorists have to be dealt with firmly to protect human rights of ordinary citizens, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

  • ISJK chief among four militants killed in Kashmir, cop and civilian also dead ISJK chief among four militants killed in Kashmir, cop and civilian also dead
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201801:00 PM

    Four militants, including the head of the Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), were killed during a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district today.

  • ED seeks fugitive offender tag for Mallya in first case under new legislation ED seeks fugitive offender tag for Mallya in first case under new legislation
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201812:30 PM

    Officials said the agency filed an application before a Mumbai court under the recently promulgated Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance that empowers it to confiscate all assets of an absconding...

  • Mobile Internet services snapped in three Kashmir districts Mobile Internet services snapped in three Kashmir districts
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201812:00 PM

    Mobile Internet services were today snapped in three districts of Kashmir Valley, including the summer capital, as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

  • Five women gangraped in Jharkhand Five women gangraped in Jharkhand
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201810:45 AM

    According to SP Ashwini Kumar Sinha, a 11-member team of an NGO went to the village to perform a street play on migration and human trafficking.

  • Two militants, policeman killed in encounter in Anantnag Two militants, policeman killed in encounter in Anantnag
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201810:15 AM

    An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir this morning, police said.

  • Yoga has no religion, hope it can become a binding force for world: Modi Yoga has no religion, hope it can become a binding force for world: Modi
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201810:00 AM

    Modi made these remarks while inaugurating the 'YO1 Luxury Nature Cure Centre' in the Catskills area of New York state yesterday via video-link.

  • NSG to be deployed in anti-terror ops in J-K NSG to be deployed in anti-terror ops in J-K
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201812:45 AM

    The elite National Security Guards, popularly known as ‘Black Cats’, are likely to be deployed soon in counter-militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir which was placed under governor’s rule on...

  • Over 11,000 admissions after Delhi University's first cut off list, 6 times more than 2017 Over 11,000 admissions after Delhi University's first cut off list, 6 times more than 2017
    Updated: Jun, 22, 201812:14 AM

    The other top courses were BA (Hons) History where 819 seats were filled and BCom where 807 seats were filled, the data stated.