Arushi case: SC to hear review plea in open court
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear in open court a review petition filed by dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on the SC decision giving the go-ahead to their criminal prosecution in daughter Arushis murder case. A bench of Justices A K Patnaik and J S Khehar agreed to the couples plea for an open court hearing. Talwars had filed the plea seeking review of its January 6 order in which the SC had cleared the decks for the couples trial in the murder case by dismissing their plea to quash criminal proceedings against them.The bench had refused to interfere with the lower court order,saying there was nothing wrong in the magistrates order of taking cognisance of the chargesheet summoning them. Fourteen-year-old Aarushi was found dead at the familys Noida residence on the intervening night of May 15,2008.
Settle defamation case out-of-court: HC to Dikshit
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday suggested that Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and BJP State Chief Vijender Gupta amicably settle the contentious issues that had led the Congress leader to file a defamation case against Gupta. Why dont you settle the issue out of court? said Justice Kailash Gambhir,asking the counsel for the both sides to sit together and persuade their clients to resolve the matter by April 24. The court doled out the advice after senior counsel Sanjay Jain,appearing for Gupta,submitted that his client had no intention to malign any individual,but the government act was projected in a bad light.
Probe alleged rigging of bar association polls: Court
NEW DELHI: A local court on Thursday directed the police to look into allegations of bogus voting at the Shahadara Bar Association elections held in March this year. The court was acting on a complaint filed by advocate Mahesh Sharma,in which he alleged that the elections were rigged. According to the complaint filed by Sharma,1,600 voter slips were issued but some advocates had allegedly forged and issued about 400 extra ballot papers in order to rig the election. Sharma was a candidate in the polls and said the accused had entered into a criminal conspiracy to ensure he didnt win so their candidate could be president of the association.
Minor fire at LNJP hospital,no injuries
NEW DELHI: A minor fire broke out in the surgical ward of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital in central Delhi this afternoon,but no casualty was reported,fire brigade officials said. The fire broke out in a dustbin kept in the ward at around 1:20 PM,they said. We immediately rushed eight fire brigades. Within 20 minutes,the fire was doused, a fire official said,adding no loss of life or damage to equipment was reported in the incident. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, he said.