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US ambassador to Russia visits jailed WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich in Moscow

Gershkovich was arrested on March 29 in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on charges of espionage that carry up 20 years in prison.

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Lynne Tracy speaks to the media outside a court building after a hearing to consider an appeal against the detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 16, 2023 12:43 AM IST
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Jailed Pak spy’s wife moves Rajasthan HC for permission to stay in India

The Rajasthan HC has sought the govt's response to the Pakistani woman's plea and directed that her husband shall not be deported without the court’s permission

Nand Lal, convicted of espionage, has been lodged in the Jaipur Central Jail. (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 06:32 PM IST
ByDinesh Bothra

Pak court delays ruling on ex-PM Imran Khan's conviction appeal

The Islamabad High Court will resume hearings on Khan's appeal on Friday, his attorneys said.

Former Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan (AFP)
Published on Aug 24, 2023 05:04 PM IST
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US court stays 26/11 accused Rana’s extradition to India

A US court has granted a stay on the extradition proceedings of Pakistani-Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana, wanted in connection with the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, until his appeal is finalized. The court has asked Rana to submit his argument by October 10 and the US government to respond by November 8.

The court has asked Tahawwur Rana to submit his argument before October 10 and the US government to submit its response by November 8 (ANI)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

BJP MP to keep Lok Sabha seat as court stays conviction in assault case

Any elected representative who is sentenced for any offence for a period of two years or more faces immediate disqualification under the Representation of People Act, 1951 (RP Act)

Ramshankar Katheria (PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:48 AM IST

HC issues notices to Azam on state govt’s appeal in 2019 hate speech case

It is alleged that Azam Khan had made derogatory remarks against chief minister Yogi Adiyanath during Lok Sabha election 2019.

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 09:16 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

‘Modi surname’ case: SC to hear Rahul Gandhi plea against HC order on July 21

The Supreme Court agreed to hear on July 21 an appeal filed by Rahul Gandhi, challenging the Gujarat high court order in a criminal defamation case.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 11:02 AM IST

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Delhi HC refuses to condone nearly 28 yrs delay in filing appeal against acquittal

The state said that the two-member SIT, which was formed to look into riot cases that were closed, recommended in 2019 that the 1995 order of acquittal could be appealed

Delhi high court (FILE)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 12:10 AM IST

After Donald Trump's civil rape verdict, what lies next for ex-US President?

Trump remained defiant after the verdict, saying he never met E Jean Carroll.

Former US president Donald Trump(AFP)
Published on May 11, 2023 02:07 AM IST
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Chandigarh Police to file appeal against acquittal of four accused in double murder case

In February, a local court had acquitted Ankit Narwal, a former student leader; Sunil, alias Sheelu, a student at a Panipat college; Vicky, alias Kalu; and Amit after the police failed to prove their role in the murder of the victims

Gangster Deepak Ranga (above), the prime accused in the case, was brought from the Amritsar Central Jail on production warrant last month. (HT file photo)
Updated on May 09, 2023 06:01 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

SC rules HCs cannot suspend sentence unless case of acquittal made out

Finding the order that suspended the life sentence of the convicts “impermissible”, a bench of justices MR Shah and JB Pardiwala set aside the high court’s order passed on September 16 last year, and directed the three men, convicted for murder, to surrender before the Hajipur trial court within three days.

Delhi The Supreme Court on Tuesday took exception to a Patna high court order allowing three life-sentence convicts to remain on bail till their appeal gets decided. (Representational image/Shutterstock)
Updated on May 03, 2023 12:22 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Maha BJP leaders to campaign in K’taka despite MES appeal

According to leaders privy to developments, the MES had appealed to the all political partiesnot to assign any leaders for campaigning in Karnataka, as politicians in Maharashtra, mainly those from the southern region, have more influence on Marathas in Karnataka.

The BJP has announced its decision to send its leaders for campaigning in the Maratha belt of Karnataka for the assembly elections. (Agencies)
Updated on May 01, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Belagavi

SC tells Patna HC to take call of petitions for stay on caste-based survey

The Court was hearing an appeal filed by organisation Youth For Equality which had approached the high court on April 18 to stay the survey

It was in June last year that the state government decided to conduct a door-to-door caste census. (ANI file photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 07:47 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

25 years after fire, trial court in Delhi to decide on Uphaar de-sealing

A three-judge bench noted that the trial in the main Uphaar case was over and that the Ansal brothers had deposited fines of ₹30 crore each

Interiors of Uphaar Cinema at Green Park in New Delhi. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 27, 2023 11:50 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

UK court suspends discharge of Pramod Mittal’s bankruptcy

Pramod Mittal, brother of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, has had the discharge of his bankruptcy suspended by the high court in London. Mittal was adjudged bankrupt in 2020 on a petition by Moorgate Industries after he failed to pay £140m. The trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy alleged that Mittal failed to cooperate in sharing crucial information and was evasive about his assets and liabilities. The ruling means Mittal will remain on the bankruptcy register and be debarred from becoming a director or involved in company management.

Mittal was adjudged bankrupt on a petition by Moorgate Industries after he had failed to pay £140 million. The trustee appointed to oversee the bankruptcy had alleged that Mittal had failed to co-operate in sharing crucial information and was evasive to pointed questions about his assets and liabilities. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:27 AM IST

PMC asks kin to submit documents to claim Covid aid

Pune Municipal Commissioner urges kin of Covid-19 victims to complete documentation to receive ?50,000 ex-gratia from Maharashtra government as 498 petitions are still pending due to incomplete forms.

The Pune Municipal Commissioner has appealed to the kin of the deceased Covid-19 victims to complete the documentation in order to receive ex-gratia of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50, 000 from the state government. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 11:27 PM IST

Facilities arranged for ritual before namaz at Gyanvapi on Eid, SC told

The bench said that the Varanasi district administration will provide water facilities to the devotees performing 'wuzu' (ablution) in Gyanvapi mosque.

The Supreme Court is currently seized of a petition filed by the Gyanvapi mosque committee (PTI)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 04:00 AM IST
By, New Delhi

SC pulls up IO for closure report during pendency of appeal against its quashing

A bench of justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar said when criminal proceedings are quashed, there cannot be any closure report

The Supreme Court. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 09:13 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Jailed for daughter-in-law’s murder, British Sikh woman freed after 16 yrs

British-Sikh woman Bachan Kaur Athwal was found guilty of ordering the murder of her 27-year-old daughter-in-law, Surjit Kaur Athwal, after being lured to India in 1998. According to The Sun newspaper, it has only emerged this week that she was freed in August last year

British-Sikh woman Bachan Kaur Athwal was found guilty of ordering the murder of her 27-year-old daughter-in-law, Surjit Kaur Athwal, after being lured to India in 1998. According to The Sun newspaper, it has only emerged this week that she was freed in August last year.
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Punjab: Aam Aadmi Clinic doctor gets termination notice for inflating patient count

Barnala civil surgeon issues termination notices to Ugoke Aam Aadmi Clinic medical officer, pharmacist and assistant for registering fake patients to get incentives

The Punjab government has hired doctors for its flagship project, Aam Aadmi Clinic, on the basis of incentives. They are given <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 per patient. (HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 08:37 PM IST

Goa Information Commission declines release of ex-Guv Satya Pal Malik’s letters

Malik served as Goa Governor between November 2019 to August 2020 soon after his tenure in Jammu and Kashmir

Information commissioner declined the plea in open court via a verbal order stating that the appeals were dismissed. (Representative file image)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 08:37 PM IST
ByGerard de Souza

SC grants bail to Akhil Gogoi in UAPA case but refuses to discharge him

The Supreme Court affirmed the revival of a UAPA case against Akhil Gogoi in connection with the violence during the protests against CAA in 2019.

Akhil Gogoi, Raijor Dal president and MLA from Sibsagar, Assam, was released by the NIA court in connection with a case related to anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. (PTI)
Published on Apr 18, 2023 11:09 AM IST

SC raises doubts over rejection of plea for cases against Thakur, Verma

The Supreme Court issued notices to the police and the Delhi government on Monday and posted the matter for hearing next after three weeks

The Supreme Court. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 09:11 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Cancelling of 2015 allotment: GMADA acting ‘in haste’, ‘arbitrarily’, says builder

Against the September 2015 allotment of plot for ₹131 crore, WTC Chandigarh has already paid ₹108 crore to GMADA within the allowable time period extending to June 2026. Further, WTC Chandigarh has been regularly highlighting the discrepancies in their calculations and delay in grant of permission to mortgage (PTM) by GMADA against executed term sheets since 2022.

Four days after Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) cancelled the allotment of two builders, one of them, World Trade Center, Chandigarh, in a statement stated that the executive officer (EO) has initiated action “in haste” and “arbitrarily”. (Sourced)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 02:16 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Chandigarh

Delhi assembly passes resolution against ‘misuse’ of CBI, ED

Initiating a discussion during the special one-day session, Aam Aadmi Party legislator Rajesh Gupta claimed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre is trying to trouble the AAP-led government.

The resolution was passed a day after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy 2021-22. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 12:33 AM IST

Rahul Gandhi returns to Kolar, takes on Modi amid Hindenburg row

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the BJP at the Centre over allegations of fraud connected to the Gautam Adani-led Adani Group.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting ‘Jai Bharat’ in Kolar on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 12:27 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Bhiwandi court grants Rahul Gandhi permanent exemption from appearance

Gandhi appeared in Bhiwandi court in 2018 and pleaded not guilty after which the trial commenced. In 2022, Adv Narayan Iyer had moved for an exemption on Gandhi’s behalf on the ground that the Congress leader was a Member of Parliament and had to attend the party work

New Delhi, India - March 29, 2023: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament House complex, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 01:02 AM IST
ByNK Gupta

GMADA cancels allotment of 2 mega projects: Stumped investors seek answers

GMADA’s action came after developers of World Trade Center Chandigarh and Beverly Golf Avenue defaulted on payments worth ₹103 crore and ₹80 crore, respectively

In its circular issued on Thursday, GMADA had cautioned the public not to indulge in any sale/purchase/transaction in respect of any property in these two projects, adding that it will not be responsible in any manner for thesse dealings. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 03:52 AM IST
ByMohit Khanna, Mohali

MCOCA court rejects Jigna Vora’s plea against bail bond

Former journalist Jigna Vora's plea seeking exemption from bail bond was rejected by the MCOCA court. She was acquitted of all charges in the J Dey murder case in May 2018 but was asked to submit a bail bond in case of appeal. The appeal was rejected by the HC and the six-month period for a further appeal to the Supreme Court lapsed. The court rejected her argument and asked why she did not file the bail bond during the appeal period.

Jigna Vora - Journalist, accused in the Jyotrimoy Dey (J. Dey) murder case
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 08:55 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Dues unpaid, GMADA shuts down two mega pvt projects in Mohali

GMADA cancels allotments of World Trade Center and Beverly Golf Avenue sites in Mohali; developers can appeal decision

According to GMADA officials, the action has been taken under the provisions of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning and Development Act, 1995. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 01:46 AM IST
ByMohit Khanna, Mohit
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