City briefs : SC seeks CBI response on Nupur bail plea

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the CBI’s response to a bail application by Nupur Talwar,accused in the double murder of her 14-year-old daughter Arushi and domestic help Hemraj.

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 17, 2012 3:14 am

New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Monday sought the CBI’s response to a bail application by Nupur Talwar,accused in the double murder of her 14-year-old daughter Arushi and domestic help Hemraj. A bench of Justice A K Patnaik and Justice J S Khehar scheduled the matter for hearing on August 6. Nupur,lodged in jail since she surrendered before the Ghaziabad court on April 30,moved the apex court challenging an order by the Allahabad High Court,which dismissed her plea for bail on May 31. On May 2,the trial court had denied her bail.

Yamuna Expressway speed limit:100 kmph

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has set speed limits of 100 kmph for light vehicles and 65 kmph for heavy automobiles on the 165-km Yamuna Expressway. The UP Transport department said this would enable cars on the expressway to reach Agra from Greater Noida in about two hours. Sources said CCTV cameras would be installed to catch people violating the speed limit. Challans would be issued at toll gates,they said.

Freehold rights in resettlement colonies

New Delhi:The Delhi Cabinet on Monday approved granting freehold rights to lakhs of residents living in 45 resettlement colonies that came up across the city nearly 50 years ago. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said: “The Cabinet has taken a historic decision to grant freehold rights to the occupants of 45 resettlement colonies.” She said original allottees and their legal heirs will have to pay five per cent of the existing circle rates for converting the property to freehold,while occupants who purchased property and were residing there prior to March 31,2007,will have to pay 30 per cent.

Computer education in govt schools

New Delhi:The Delhi government on Monday decided to introduce computer education for students in Class VI to Class XII in state-run schools. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said: “We have decided to implement an information and communication technology scheme in our schools. It will go a long way in making the students computer literate.” The government has decided to rope in Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) for the purpose.

Verdict on Kazmi’s petition likely today

New Delhi:With the Delhi High Court vacating its stay on the hearing of the revision petition filed by S M Kazmi,accused of aiding the bombing of an Israel embassy car earlier this year,the court of Additional Sessions Judge S S Rathi heard the final arguments on the plea on Monday. The judgment is scheduled to be delivered on Tuesday.

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