Menu from Titanic's last lunch at British auction

British auctioners are offering a first class menu from the Titanic's last lunch, an item they claim offers a unique window on the doomed ship's Edwardian splendor.
The menu, kept by a prominent San Francisco banker, bears the date April 14, 1912 that the unsinkable cruiser hit an iceberg and fell to the bottom of Atlantic.
Devizes, England-based auctioneer Henry Aldrige & Son says that the menu is one of the rarest items of Titanic memorabilia to be sold and expects it to fetch upto 1,00,000 pounds.
Among the 40 options on the historic menu: Chicken a la Maryland and Consomme Fermier.

Menu from Titanic's last lunch at British auction

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Essar, Loop promoters file bail pleas

Promoters of Essar Group and Loop Telecom named as accused in the 2G Scam case, appeared before a Delhi Court on Saturday.
Essar Group promoters Ravi and Anshuman Ruia and Loop Telecom promoters I.P Khaitan and Kiran Khaitan moved their bail pleas after they appeared before the Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini.
The court listed the matter for arguments on bail pleas for April 21st after the CBI said they needed time to file reply on bail applications.
The Judge said that put up the reply and arguments, if any, on April 21st.
Ruias and Khaitans were summoned  by the court on December 22nd , last year after being charge sheeted in the case by CBI.
After failing to appear in person thrice, they were on previous hearing directed by the court to appear in person before it with a warning that they would suffer if they fail to do so.
Besides, Ruias and Khaitans, the CBI had also named Essar Group Director, Vikas Saraf as accused in its third charge sheet filed on December 12 last year.
Saraf had however appeared before the court on February 22nd  and had moved his bail application which will also be heard on April 21st.
The company's plea challenging the special court's jurisdiction to hear the case is pending in the Supreme Court and is likely to be heard on April 17th.
On January 27, Ruias and Khaitans had failed to appear claiming that summonses to them were not duly served, prompting the court to issue fresh summons for February 22nd.
On February 22nd and March 17th, they had sought exemption from personal appearance claiming themselves as residents of UAE.
Khaitans had also cited the poor health condition as another ground for exemption from personal appearance and the court granted the exemption.
The CBI also named Loop Telecom Pvt Ltd, Loop Mobile India Ltd and Essar Tele Holding as accused.
The representatives of the three accused had appeared in court on January 27th in pursuance to the summons issued to them.
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CBi files chargesheet in Jagan assets case

The CBI on Friday filed a 68-page chargesheet in the case pertaining to the assets of Kadapa MP Y.S. Jagmohan Reddy naming 12 more individuals and organisations as accused.
The CBI which build up its investigation into the case filed a chargesheet a day before the deadline. So far no arrest has been effected in the case but the investigation agency is likely to summon representatives of the company as well as some senior officials for questioning before embarking upon future course of action.
In addition to Mr. Jagan, the other accused include V. Vijay Sai Reddy, Chartered Accountant, Aurobindo Group of Companies, Hetero Drugs, Trident Pharma, M. Srinivas Reddy, Director, Hetero, Nityananda Reddy, Managing Director, Aurobindo, Sharatchandra Reddy, MD, Trident, B.P. Acharya, former MD of A.P. Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC)

CBi files chargesheet in Jagan assets case

The CBI has registered a case under Section 120 b (criminal conspiracy) read with Sections 409, 420, 477 A of IPC and 13 (2) r/w 13 (1), ( c ) and (d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
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Son kills father for opposing love affair

In a tragic incident of patricide in an Uttar Pradesh village, a youth shot dead his father for refusing him to marry the girl whom he loved.
Police said that the alleged incident took place on Thursday night in Firozabad district's Karaura village, about 30 km away from there.
Son, Anni fled after killing his father, Man Singh, who had rebuked him for going around with a girl from the village. After a brief quarrel, the young man shot his father and escaped.
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Supreme Court refuses to entertain mercy plea for Rajoana

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass any order on any plea for mercy to Balwant Singh Rajoana, awarded death penalty for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh. A bench of justices comprising of T.S. Thakur and Gyan Sudha Misra said it cannot pass any direction as the convict has not filed any petition before it and the petitioner Abhinav Ramakrishna has no locus standi to plead on his behalf.
The Apex Court has also allowed an NGO named Lawyers for Human Rights International, to withdraw its petition filed with a similar plea.
The bench told Abhinav Ramakrishna, an advocate, that since the petition was filed under Article 32 of the Indian Constitution , it cannot be entertained as there is no violation of fundamental rights of the petitioner.
In other words, the Court made it very clear by stating that Article 32 could be invoked only by a person whose fundamental right has been infringed.

Supreme Court refuses to entertain mercy plea for Rajoana

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Punjab Minister gets five-year jail term for conspiracy in daughter's death

Punjab Minister Jagir Kaur was sent to jail today after she was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment by a CBI court for conspiring in forcible abortion and abduction of her daughter, Harpeet Kaur 12 years ago.
The 57-year-old minister, who broke down in the CBI court after special CBI judge Balbir Singh pronounced the sentence, was however, acquitted of the murder charge.
Ms. Kaur was immediately taken into judicial custody and was taken to the Central Jail at Patiala.
She was convicted under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with 313 (forcible abortion- causing miscarriage without woman's consent), 344 (wrongful confinement for more than 10 days) and 365 (kidnapping or abduction with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine a person) of the IPC.
Harpeet had died under mysterious circumstances during the interveening night of April 20 and 21, 2000 in Ludhiana's Christian Medical College and Hospital.
No post morten was conducted after her family claimed that there was no foul play and that Harpeet had died following severe dehydration, vomiting and fever.  She was cremated in a hurried manner on April 21st at Kaur's home village Begowal in Kapurthala.
Ms. Kaur and five others have been charge-sheeted in the case.
Of them, Dalwinder Kaur Desai, Paramjit Singh Raipur and Nishan Singh were also convicted on conspiracy charges.
Another accused namely Sathya Devi was acquitted of all the charges while the fifth accused Sanjiv Kumar died during the trial.

Punjab Minister gets five-year jail term for conspiracy in daughter's death

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19-year-old girl raped by father for five years, now pregnant

As per the recent shocking report, a 50-year-old labourer has been arrested for allegedly raping his teenage daughter over a period of five years. The girl is now two months pregnant, which brought the sordid deed into limelight.

The accused, Kishore Agrawal, was sexually exploiting his 19-year-old daughter for the last five years, after his wife left him. The girl was then 14-years-old.

The incident came to light on Tuesday afternoon when Agrawal hit the girl in her stomach when she refused to have intercourse with him. The girl suffered unbearable pain and pleaded with the father to let her go.

Later, though Agrawal tried to stop her, she made some excuses and rushed to her neighbour to tell them about the pain.

Police said that the neighbours immediately took her to a nearby doctor and were shocked to know that she was carrying. Later, on questioning, the girl told the neighbours about her father forcing her to have a physical relationship with him since her mother left the house.

The neighbours then took the girl to Nandanwan police station and filed a complaint.

2G Scam: JPC summons Raja, Behura

Former Telecom Minister A Raja and ex-Telecom Minister Siddharth Behura will be summoned to overthrow before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) examining the 2G scam.

JPC Chairman P.C. Chacko told the reporters that they have decided to call Raja and Behura. Though the date for Raja's hearing is not yet decided, Behura will be summoned on April 11.

Since Mor. Behura is jailed in the Tihar jail, the panel will write to the jail authorities to present the Former Telecom Secretary before it.

The JPC had earlier written to the prison authorities and seeked their permission to present Mr. Behura before it for which the CBI court had granted permission in July last year.

But he was never actually summoned by the panel.

Sources said that the JPC decided to summon Raja as it wanted to find out the alleged illegality committed by the former Telecom Minister.

A member said that some officials who appeared before the committee have agreed that Raja followed the DoT and officials in deciding on the first-come-first served policy. Therefore it is necessary to find out the illegality committed by him.

The Committee today grilled the former Telecom Secretary D.S. Mathur who held the position between July 2006 and February 2007.

Mr. Mathur is believed to have told the committee that Mr. Raja followed the advice of DoT and its officials on several issues.

He is also learnt to have said that he had opposed some of the decisions of Mr. Raja, but agreed that he had not registered his dissent on record.

Mr. Mathur was examined as to whether there were any procedural irregularities by the Telecom Commission of which he was ex-officio chief as Telecom Secretary – in adopting the recommendations of telecom watchdog TRAI.

Mr. Mathur is believed to have told the members that the follow up action by the Telecom Ministry had led to issuance of 2G licences.

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Fasting Ganga activist referred to AIIMS

Noted environmentalist G.D. Agarwal, who is on a fast-unto-death to press for the cleaning up of Ganga river, was on Monday referred from BHU to AIIMS in New Dehi after his health was deterioated. Agarwal, also known as Swami Gyanaswaroop Anand, was recently transferred to the Sir Sundal Lal Hospital of Beneras Hindu University from the district hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Sources close to Agarwal said that he was taken to New Delhi on an air ambulance from the Babatpur airport in Varanasi.

Meanwhile, some of the close aides of Agarwal alleged that he has been shifted unnecessarily and that in the recent letter sent to them, clearly said that now his health was in a sound condition.

Recently, Magsaysay award-winner 'Waterman', Rajendra Singh and two others had also quit from the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) on March 10th expressing solidarity with Agarwal, who has been on fast for the past 11 days.

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Married woman raped twice in Odisha

Amid a statewide chaos over alleged rape a Dalit young girl in Pipli in Puri District. The police said that another shocking incident has took place where a married woman was gangraped allegedly by three men at Chandikhole in Jaipur District.

The 35-year-old woman from Jagatsinghpur District had gone to Cuttack for court work yesterday. She came to Chandikhole as per the advice of a relative who had promised her money there.

When her relative did not turn up for a long time, she approached a truck driver to take her to Balichandrapur. The driver agreed and drove er away to a place called Aruha and raped her before dropping her off near Chhatia bazaar on National Highway no. 5 late last night.

The suffering of the woman did not end their as two other middle aged motorcyclists who were passing by took her on their bike on the pretext of taking her to Cuttack. They also allegedly gangraped her and threw her at Nelia on the NH 5 where the night patrolling police party spotted her.

Subsequently she was admitted to a hospital. She told the doctors about the rape, but couldn't identify the culprits as she was new to the place.

Deepak Kumar, Superintendent of Police said that they have recorded the statement of the victim and a case has been regsitered at the Barachana police station. They have arrested one of the accused and are searching for two others.

He said that the medical examination of both the accused and the victim was conducted. The accused was forwarded to court today and later on remanded to judicial custody after his bail application was rejected.

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Retirement age for Supreme Court and High Court Judges can be made 65 years

Former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court Ajit Prakash Shah on Saturday suggested that the retirement age for the Judges of Supreme Court and High Court be made 65 years with no post-retirement assignments thereafter.

While delivering a lecture organised by the Nani Palkhiwala Foundation and Govind Swaminadhan Trust, Mr. Shah said that some of the Judge, while approaching the age of retirement, started hunting for jobs that were in the hands of the Executive. He suggested that the age of retirement for Judges should be made 65 years.

He said that this is the only way of ensuring that there is no unwarranted interferences of the Executive under the garb of providing these post-retirement assignments.

He said that corruption had spread its tentacles beyond the conventional forms of bribery. He said an equally vicious form of corruption arouse out of the interaction between the Judiciary and the Executive, as well as from the relationship between the Judiciary and the legal profession.

Mr. Shah stated that the lecture was not to venture into rhetorical diatribe against judicial institutions as it was neither justified nor useful. Mr. Shah said his concerns emanated from his belief that existing systems were not at all threatening and they threatened the very legitimacy of the Judiciary.

He said that to restore public confidence in the judicial institution, the Judiciary should pay attention to the growing demands for judicial accountability. There was also an extraordinary emphasis on the need  to combat corruption. It would no longer be cautious to pretend as though the judicial institution was unreceptive to the menace of corruption.

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Enrica Lexie may set sail next week

The Director-General of shipping has issued letter permitting the release of Italian flagged container, the  Enrica Lexie, involved in the shooting of two Indian fishermen off the Kollam coast.

A DG shipping official informed to the reporters that subsequently, the ship is likely to leave Kochi next week.

Sailing out of Kochi may not be a easy task for them as the State Government has opposed the release of the vessel while responding to the petition filed before the Kerala High Court by James Mackintosh and Co Private Limited, the ship's agents and Dolfin Tanker's, the ship's owners.

Investigators however expressed their concern that the DG's clearance may strengthen the Italian company's bid to get an early release of Enrica Lexie. Police sources also pointed out that this would also eventually disappoint the two jailed marines who had shot Valentine Jelestine and Ajeesh on february 15th.

A senior officer said that the Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) is not exploring the possibility of recovering deleted data from the ship's voyage data recorder. He added that and if the ship leaves Kochi, they wil never be able to bring it back for further probe.

The shipping official said the investigation report would take a few more weeks for the completion as interrogation of the arrested marines is still pending. He said the MMD did not cover vital evidences on board the vessel.

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Girl refuses marriage proposal, stabbed

Police said that a girl on Sunday was stabbed by a youth after she refused his marriage proposal in Hapur City, near Ghaziabad.

They said that the alleged incident is believed to have took place atPanchsheel Nagar area. The victim was soon rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

According to the police, the same youth was arrested last year on the accusation of throwing acid on the same girl.

Police said that he was released on parole about 10 days ago. Search is on for the man who fled after  committing the crime.

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Supreme Court to examine publisher's liability in defamation cases

The Supreme Court has decided to examine whether a printer and publisher of a newspaper or journal can be held liable for criminal defamation, if the editor has already been identified in as accused in a complaint.

A bench of Justices comprising of P. Sathasivam and J. Chelameswar felt that it was an important question of law which needs to be examined by it.

The bench said while framing the issues to be examined that the important question which arouse was, in a case of a complaint under Section 499, 500 and 506 of Indian Penal Code, the publisher of a newspaper is a necessary party in the said proceedings apart from the editor who has been shown as one of the accused.   

The bench's order came on a plea by a Punjabi Kesari reporter, Dal Singh Roherian, challenging the exclusion of the publisher of Dainik Baskar newspaper by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a defamation case filed by him.

The High Court had quashed the summons issued to the publisher on the ground that he was not a necessary party as the editor had already been cited as an accused in the defamation complaint filed under Sections 499 (criminal defamation), 500 (punishment for criminal defamation), 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

Roherian, a reporter with Punjab Kesari, was aggreived by the publication of a defamatory news against him by Dainik Bhaskar.

He alleged that the news items was published with malafide intention to harm his reputation and to lower his image.

On his complaint, the Kaithal Judicial Magistrate had issued summons to three persons including printer-cum-publisher  Ramesh Chand Aggarwal.

 After the Sessions Court declined to interfere with the order, the publisher filed a revision petition and the Punjab and Haryana High Court set aside the summons issued to him by the lower court.

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Pakistan panel records statements of key witnesses of 26/11 attack

A Pakistani Judicial High Commission on Friday recorded the statements of the key witnesses in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks after a Metropolitan Court dismissed its plea for cross-examining them following a wrangle over the mandate of the panel.
The in-camera proceedings of the Esplanade Court saw a dispute arise over the mandate of the panel which insisted on cross-examination of the witness, including the Magistrate who had recorded the confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab, the original perpetrator of the massacre.
According to the sources, the Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikkam said who had led the trial against Kasab, and was assisting the witnesses, pbjected to the Commission's plea and there was a hot exchange of words between him and the panel members.
Pakistan's Public Prosecutor Zulfiqar Ali contended that cross-examination was legally permitted, Mr. Nikam asked him to inform the court after the arrangement mutually agreed upon by the two countries.
As Mr. Ali insisted on cross examination, Mr. Nikam said Indian CrPC provided for adherance to what had been agreed upon by the two countries while making such an arrangement.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate S S Shinde family disallowed the Commission from cross-examining the witnesses, accepting Mr. Nikam's plea that both the countries had mutually agreed in October 2010 that only their statements would be recorded.
Morover, Mr. Nikam also argued that since the appeal of the Kasab against his conviction and death penalty was pending before the Supreme Court, legal proceedings in India would be hampered if witnesses were allowed to be cross-examined at this stage.
Following permission from Shinde, the panel began recording the statement of Magistrate R.V. Sawant Waghule, who had recorded the confession of Kasab soon after his arrest following the attacks.
Sources said that it took around an hour torecord the statement of Mr. Waghule.
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Battered baby dead

Today doctors confirmed that the battered baby girl after battling for her life for nearly two months, who was undergoing treatment at the IIMS Trauma Centre died of cardiac arreston Thursday.
Trauma Centre Associate Professor Dr. Deepak Agarwal saiad that she was declared dead following a cardiac arrest at 9:40 p.m. The reasons that triggered cardiac arrest are still unknown. He added that a post mortem shall be conducted on Friday.
Dr. Aggarwal said that the baby had shown rapid signs of recovery and had begun responding to the signs of treatment early this month. She was hailed as the miracle baby by the doctors after she managed to stay off the ventilator support for several days.
Dr. Aggarwal added that on Thursday, she developed some complications. She was doing all right, but there was some variation in her heart rate on Thursday. The hospital authority started monitoring her health condition since then.  
The doctors again added that since the baby had already undergone two cardiac arrests, the child's heart must have become weak. She succumbed to the cardiac arrest on Thursday.
The baby girl was brought to AIIMS by a teenage girl on January 18th.  The baby was admitted to the Trauma Centre with severe head injuries, fractured arms and bite marks all over her body. She underwent five life-saving surgeries and doctors were uncertain about the quality of life she would have been able to lead after being discharged.
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Beant Singh case convict to be hanged on March 31

Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict in the Former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination case, who had requested the court to fix the date for its execution, will be hanged in Patiala central jail at 9 a.m on March 31st. This would be the first execution of a convict in the state in the last 24 years.
Chandigarh Additional Sessions Judge Shalini Nagpal issued orders for the implementation of the death warrants against the Babbar Khalsa terrorist on March 10th.
The order for carrying out the death sentence was issued on the request of Rajoana, who did not challenge his conviction.
As a trial for the recovery of RDX is still pending against Rajoana, Patiala jail authorities wrote to DGP jails, seeking clarification on whether a death warrant can be carried out when a case is under judicial process against a convict. Rajoana is presently lodged in Patiala central jail.
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Woman gang-raped in Noida

Police said that another shocking incident has occurred wherein a 23-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gang raped in a moving car by a neighbor and his friends in Noida.
As per the sources, it revealed that the woman was traveling to Gurgaon in search of a job when she was offered a lift by her neighbor Vinay Sharma yesterday. He drove her to Noida where he asked her to board another car in which his three of his friends were awaiting.
They said that later all the four of them drugged her and gang raped her in a moving car.
Noida SP Anant Dev said that the woman was dumped near village Hoshiyarpur in Noida Sector-51 where she was later spotted by locals who took her to a hospital.
Noida Police, however, refused to register a case since the woman was abducted in Ghaziabad. Yesterday evening, she was sent to Vijay Nagar Police Station where a case against the four accused were registered.
Police has registered a case under Sections 364 and 376 of IPC against the four accused, who have been absconding.
They said that on March 9th, a 24-year-old woman was allegedly abducted when she was waiting for a bus with her child at Bajghera village in Gurgaon and raped.
Another 23-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gang-raped in a flat in Gurgaon on March 11th.
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Shehla Masood murder: BJP MLA appears for polygraph test

BJP MLA from Bhopal Dhruv Narayan Singh on Wednesday appeared before the CBI for polygraph test in connection with the murder of RTI activist Shehla Masood, even as the two prime accused, architect Zahida Parvez and her friend Saba Farroqui refused to give their polygraph test.
Sources revealed that Mr. Singh arrived at the Central Forensic Science Laboratory with the CBI for his polygraph test at around 11 a.m.
They said the questioning is however likely to drift around his purported relationship with the victim Shehla Masood and accused Parvez, and if he was aware of the murder plan alleged formulated by the latter.
The sources said a detailed questionnaire covering these broad topics has been prepared by the experts.
They said that during the probe, the CBI has found that Parvez had very close relations with the MLA, to the extend of obsession, and resented his closeness with Masood.
The sources added that from her diary, the sleuths had come to know of several instances where Parvez had noted her sentiments for Singh and growing resentment for Masood.
While going through the call details of Masood and her friend Farroqui, sleuths came across various calls made purportedly to Singh soon after Masood was murdered on August 16th outside her house in Koh-e-Fiza locality in Bhopal.
Mr. Singh had given his consent toundergo polygraph test last week before a special CBI court in Indore.
Meanwhile, Farooqui and Parvez even after giving consent before the court had backtracked and refused to undergo polygraph test.
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Mayawati's wealth jumps 25 per cent to Rs. 111 crore in last two years

BSP leader Mayawati may have lost the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh but the defeated Chief Minister's wealth as declared has jumped to Rs. 111 crore, a 25 per cent increase in the last two years.
Mayawati's assets was made in public today which showed that her assets has doubled in the five years since she became the Chief Minister in the year 2007 on the back of a trumping BSP victory. During public meetings, she often claims to represent the poorest of the state's poor Dalits.
According to the declaration made by Mayawati at the time of filing of nomination papers of Rajya Sabha today, her immovable properties both residential and commercial in Lucknow and Delhi, cash in banks, jewellery both gold and diamonds stood at Rs. 111 crores and 64 lakhs.
In the year 2010,  Mayawati's assets were valued at around Rs. 88 crore while in the year 2007 it was worth around Rs. 52.27 crores.
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Woman who hurled shoe at Supreme Court judge held

Parvati Murali, one of the three women who threw footwear at a Supreme Court bench of Justices Arjit Pasayat and A.K Ganguly in the year 2009, was arrested at Delhi airport immediately after she landed from Frunkfurt on Monday.
 Murli, against whom a non-bailable warrant was issued by the Supreme Court in the year 2009, was handed over to the Crime Branch of Mumbai police.
On March 20, 2009, Murli and three others had tossed footwear at Justice Arjit Pasayat in the courtroom during the hearing of a matter relating to the Boss School of Music. The trio was sentenced to three month's jail. But Murli fled the country. On Monday, she was sent to Tihar Jail.
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NHRM Scam: Kushwaha, Jaiswal sent to judicial custody

A special CBI court on Tuesday remanded former U.P Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and former BSP MLA Ram Pratap Jaiswal in judicial custody for 14 days in the NHRM scam.
The two politicians were arrested on March 3rd and were later on produced before the CBI court after the 10 days custody with the CBI.
The agency sought their custody for another four days. However, the plea was rejected by the CBI court, which remanded the two culprits in 14 days judicial custody.
The court also declined a CBI plea for the judicial custody of another accused Saurabh Jain, who too was produced before the court after the expiry of his police remand.
Mr. Kushwaha and Mr. Jaiswal were later on taken to Dasna District jail.
Dasna District jail Superintendent Viresh Raj Sharma said Mr. Kushwaha and Mr. Jaiswal will be lodged in the high security barrack number 7A, where other accused in the scam are also kept.
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Accept live-in-relationships in society: Shanti Bhushan

Battling for 'live-in-relationship', Team Anna member and former Union Minister Shanti Bhushan has said people should accept it in the context on changing society rather than protest.
 Bhushan said that social values are changing in a faster pace and we should accept live-in-relationships rather than to protest or to go against these values.
Referring to the Assembly polls results in five states, he claimed that the Anna factor worked and proved its effect on the outcome of the elections.
He also said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election will be a setback for the Congress as it will not reform its policies.
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Kanimozhi allowed to attend Budget Session

DMK MP Kanimozhi, facing trial for her alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation case, was on Monday allowed by a Delhi Court to participate in the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament.
Special CBI Judge O.P Saini allowed Kanimozhi's plea to attend the session after the CBI did not oppose it.
The court permitted it on a condition that her counsel should actually participate in the judicial proceedings.
Ms. Kanimozhi was granted bail on November 28 last year by the Delhi High Court after she had spent over six months in Tihar jail following her arrest on May 20, 2011.
It was submitted by Kanimozhi that she is a member of the Rajya Sabha and Budget Session of Parliament is commencing from today and she may be allowed to attend the same to which senior public prosecutor of the CBI has no objection.
The Special Judge said that she is permitted to attend the session subject to the condition that her identity shall not be disputed and her counsel shall remain present in the court for participating in the court proceedings and shall actually participate in the court proceedings.
Ms. Kanimozhi, along with former Telecom Minister A. Raja and others, including three telecom firms, are facing trial in the case.
During the day's proceedings, the court also recorded the statement of prosecution witness Mumbai's Deputy Registrar of Companies (RoC) Rajendra Singh Meena.
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23-year-old girl raped by 6 men in Gurgaon

A 23-year-old girl working in a pub at a mall in Gurgaon was allegedly gang-raped by six youth in a flat in Gurgaon.
After the assault, the girl was dropped by one of the youth near Chattarpur Metro Station in Delhi where she approached the Delhi Police who in turn contacted their Gurgaon counterparts.
Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner of Police, Maheshwere Dayal said that on the complaint of the girl, the Gurgaon Police have lodged an FIR against six unknown youth and have initiated the investigation.
According to the girl's complaint, she was going to her home in a taxi after completing her duty in the pub in Sahara Mall on Sunday night when occupants of a car forced the taxi driver to stop the vehicle.
The girl alleged that as the taxi stopped, the car-borne youth kidnapped her and took her to a flat, where they raped her.
Police said they are getting the girl medically examined and following all leads.
A police officer said that they have crucial leads in the case. And said they are putting their best efforts to solve the case. He added that they are getting the CCTV footage from the pub so that they get more clues from there.
He said the taxi driver is not the suspect.
In January this year, some youths had tried to abduct and molest a girl outside the same mall.
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Indian maid may get $1.5 mn as damages

A U.S judge recommended that an Indian diplomat and her husband, accused of slavery by their Indian maid is to pay 1.5 million dollars as damages.
US magistrate judge Frank Maas has said in a February 22nd recommendation filed with judge Victor Marrero of the US district court that Shanti Gurung be paid by the Indian couples for their barbaric treatment while she was working as their domestic worker.
Gurung's lawyer told to the reporters that the parties were given two weeks time to file any objection to Maas's recommendation. However no objection has been filed as of March 7th.
Karlan said that the recommendation of the Magistrate will automatically become the final ruling of the court unless an objection has been filed till March 7th.
Maas's recommendation has to be approved by Judge Marrero, who is over-seeing the case. At the time of filing the recommendation, it was ruled that the judgement will become final in 14 days in the absence of any objection of the parties.
Malhotra had worked as the counselor of press, culture, information, education and community affairs at the consulate general of India n Manhattan in the year 2006, when she had brought Gurung from India as their domestic worker.
Gurung has alleged that she was a victim of outrageous and shocking conduct.
She also said that the Malhotra's had seized her passport and treated her unfairly, by giving her a meagre salary for her long hours of work and also not providing her with adequate food.
Gurung also added that she was also not provided adequate boarding and was made to sleep on the floor of the Malhotra's three bedroom flat.
When asked about Gurung's whereabouts in the US, Karlan declined to give any information of Gurung where his client is and how she is managing her stay.
Karan said that the Malhotra's refused for over a year to participate in the case and defend themselves adding that he would begin the process of tracking down the Malhotra's assets and plan to go after the couple's assets to ensure the compensation is made to Gurung.
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