Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma has approached the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Central government to send him on leave and appoint M Nageshwar Rao as interim Director. The matter was mentioned today by advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan before Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who agreed to list the case on Friday. This decision by the Central government came in the wake of the internal crisis that has plagued the…"CBI Director Alok Verma moves Supreme Court, matter to be heard on Friday"
New Delhi: Just days after slapping a Rs 10,000 crore lawsuit on NDTV for its coverage of the Rafale deal, Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group has filed a Rs 7,000 crore defamation suit against founder editor of The Citizen, Seema Mustafa, for its reportage on the defence deal. The Citizen released a statement on its website to say that it rejects the charges made by Ambani and all “attempts to silence the media”. Anil Ambani’s, Reliance…"Reliance attempts to silence the media"
This is the first time that a sitting RCT judge is facing suspension over corruption charges. The case is being investigated by Justice UU Lalit on the allegations of financial irregularities by Mittal in connivance with a select group of lawyers appearing for victims of railway accidents. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has given his approval to suspend Railway Claims Tribunal judge RK Mittal, under the scanner for a Rs 50 crore scam related…"CJI Ranjan Gogoi nod to suspend RCT judge ‘involved in Rs 50-crore scam’"
The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday registered a money laundering case in connection with the alleged sexual assault of 34 girl inmates at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur. According to media reports, the investigation agency said that they said, will soon issue summons to the accused including the centre owner Brajesh Thakur. It will probe if illegal funds were generated and laundered by this alleged criminal activity. According to reports in certain sections of the…"Enforcement Directorate Files PMLA Case Against Muzaffarpur Shelter Home’s NGO"
The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court last week issued notice to a number of online portals for facilitating advertising and soliciting of lawyers. The Bench of Justices Devendra Kumar Arora and Rajan Roy issued notice in a petition filed by advocate Yash Bharadwaj bringing to light the “commercial exploitation of the noble legal profession” by these online portals. It is Bharadwaj’s contention that these portals are publishing advertisements showing that they have picked the best lawyers in country, which…"Allahabad HC issues notice to online portals for advertising and soliciting of lawyers"
Amidst raging debate over what’s being termed India’s own MeToo campaign, a horrific story has emerged from Punjab, where a woman was gang-raped twice in one day. The alleged incident took place in Punjab’s Lakhanpur Khole and Dayalpur villages of Kapurthala district on 10 October. According to reports, the woman said in her complaint that she was sexually brutalised by people known to her twice in the same night. She was first gang-raped by three…"Punjab’s horror story amidst MeToo campaign: Woman gang-raped twice in one night"
A journalist working for Times Now in Mumbai alleged that he was attacked by unknown people on Saturday night. Journalist Herman A Gomes took to Facebook to share his woes while also posting several photos of his bruised face. He wrote, “Tonight while returning with my friend, I was attacked by an unknown group of people right outside my Bombay House.. It was clearly pre-planned. They were armed with a knuckle duster. “I always mind…"Times Now reporter attacked in Mumbai, sustains serious injuries"
Dixit claims to have reported the incident earlier, however, the harassment continues. Independent Journalist Neha Dixit on Wednesday, shared screenshots of a Twitter user Amit Kumar Pandey issuing violent threats to her. In the Facebook post, Dixit also called out Maneka Gandhi, Minister for Women & Child Development and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘allowing uninhibited rape and life threats to journalists.’"Journalist Neha Dixit Receives Rape & Death Threats On Twitter"
The Narendra Modi government has been “interfering with the decision making and spending” of ONGC, causing irreparable harm to the PSU. The trade union body of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has accused the Narendra Modi government of “interfering with the decision making and spending” of the company, which was “evident with the selection fo Sambit Patra as the Independent Director of ONGC, who otherwise does not qualify for the said post, as the…"ONGC Employees’ Body Accuses Modi Govt of Turning ‘A Cash Rich Company To A High Debt Company’"