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Briefly Nation: HC junks bigamy charge against Kumaraswamy

The Karnataka High Court dismissed a writ petition,seeking a direction to the Speaker to disqualify JDS state president H D Kumaraswamy

Written by Express News Service | Published: April 10, 2012 3:32:54 am

HC junks bigamy charge against Kumaraswamy

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition,seeking a direction to the Speaker to disqualify JDS state president H D Kumaraswamy from Parliament for allegedly committing bigamy. A Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen dismissed the petition filed by city-based advocate Sashidhar Belagumba on the grounds of lack of proof. Belagumba had filed the petition in the High Court in 2011,charging Kumaraswamy with going in for a second marriage to Kannada actress Radhika.

Day-to-day hearing ordered in Dara case

JAIPUR: Days after pulling up the CBI for going “all out to deliberately delay the trial” in the Dara Singh fake encounter case,the Rajasthan High Court on Monday ordered its day-to-day hearing. “Day-to-day hearing should be held as far as possible,” a single bench of the court directed.

Swami Sanand may renew fast

ALLAHABAD: Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand has threatened to renew his fast-unto-death if the central government did not stop work on at least four hydro-power projects going on in the Alaknanda valley of Uttarakhand. This has been set as a minimum condition for attending the meeting of the National Ganga River Basin Authority,which will be chaired by the Prime Minister on April 17.

‘Scam’: HC notice to Sandeep Dikshit

BHOPAL: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s son Sandeep and senior BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan are among the six MPs and MLAs who were issued notices by Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday,asking why they should not be made a party to a 2010 PIL regarding illegal allotment of MP Housing Board units in the state capital.

Jhansi Dalit girl ‘gangraped’

ALLAHABAD: A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gangraped by three men in a village in Jhansi district of Bundelkhand region late on Friday night. A case was registered two days after the girl made many rounds of the police station. The local police had initially registered a case of voluntarily causing hurt.

Team Anna’s SMS cards for updates

MUMBAI: As part of its efforts to reach out to more people,the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare has introduced an SMS card which will provide subscribers with round-the-year updates about the campaign. “We have procured 1 crore cards,each priced at Rs 20 and India Against Corruption is distributing them among people,” Hazare’s associate Datta Awari said.

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