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Corruption case to be filed against ousted CBI Director Alok Verma : Reports

Republic TV has reported that the CBI headed by Nageshwar Rao is all set to file a corruption case against ousted CBI boss Alok Verma

High powered committee comprising of PM Modi, SC Judge and Kharge sacks CBI Director Alok Verma

The Supreme Court had reinstated Verma on 8th January, and asked the selection committee to decide his fate.
Supreme Court asks the government to conduct a comparative study on air pollution caused by firecrackers and automobiles

NGO ‘Youth for Equality’ files petition in SC against Constitutional Amendment for 10% reservations

A PIL has been filed against the Constitutional Amendment that granted 10% reservations to economically weaker sections from the General Class.
Mediation panel submits in SC that both The Hindu and Muslim parties are seeking to resume the mediation process

Ram Mandir case delayed again as Justice UU Lalit recuses himself, next hearing on January 29

Rajiv Dhawan, who represents the Muslim side in the case, pointed it out that Justice Lalit had represented one of the parties in another case 24 years ago.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge(L) and Alok Verma (R)

No decision on Alok Verma as Kharge seeks more time, rakes up the Rafale bogey again

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge sought time to know whether CBI Chief was working on the Rafale deal probe, among other details

SC appoints former Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar as new amicus curiae in Jagannath Temple case

Kumar has represented the Modi government in a number of important cases including the Sohrabuddin encounter case.

10% reservation for the poor: Contrary to claims, here is why it might not encroach on the 50% reservation cap

The current 10% reservation introduced by Modi govt, granted by the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill would not breach the 50% reservation limit set by the Indra Sawhney judgement

After Bihar Court’s order of FIR, a PIL filed against the movie The Accidental Prime Minister

The plea filed by Pooja Mahajan was earlier rejected by the Delhi High Court on Monday directing it to be filed in the form of a PIL.

Supreme Court constitutes five-judge bench to hear the Ayodhya case from January 10

The newly constituted bench will commence the hearing of the appeals against the 2010 Allahabad High Court judgement from Jan 10.

BJP’s Rath Yatra : SC issues notice to West Bengal government on denial of permission

BJP had planned three rath yatras from different parts of the State, travelling across all the parliamentary constituencies over one-and-a-half months to protest against the Trinamool Congress government. 
Sterlite Plant

SC refuses to stay the NGT order on Tuticorin Sterlite plant reopening

Earlier Madras High Court had set aside NGT’s order of reopening the Sterlite Plant.
Media is peddling the 'blow to Modi govt' narrative with SC verdict on Alok Verma: Here is why they are wrong

The SC verdict on CBI Director is not a ‘blow to the government’, don’t let pliant media fool you

Alok Verma can't take any major policy decisions, and his term ends by the end of this month
Kapil Sibal with Anil Ambani

Reliance Telecom-Ericsson case: Anil Ambani defended by Congress leader Kapil Sibal in Supreme Court

Kapil Sibal defends Anil Ambani in court, in Rcomm-Ericsson case.
Alok Verma

SC reinstates CBI chief without power to take any policy decision, high-powered committee to decide his fate

With only weeks left for Alok Verma's retirement, the decision of the Supreme Court to take away his power to make decisions means a setback for Verma and his supporters

Owaisi wants Muslims to have right to divorce if spouse gets leprosy, opposes government bill in Lok Sabha

Owaisi asked the government to not 'interfere in Muslim Personal Law'
Rahul Gandhi's 'friend' Tejashwi Yadav makes an insensitive rape analogy

Patna High Court rejects Tejashwi Yadav’s petition challenging the govt’s order to vacate his bungalow

The Patna High Court has rejected RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav's petition challenging the Bihar government's order to vacate the bungalow

US journalist sniffing around in Tuticorin violated visa rules, ordered to leave India

US-based scribe asked to leave India after he was found violating visa norms.

Rahul Gandhi refuses to authenticate the ‘Rafale tape’, brazens it out in the Parliament

Rahul Gandhi did not respect the speaker's instruction and kept on reading the script of the tape by expressing his sheer arrogance.

The destructive trio: Yashwant Sinha, Shourie and Bhushan move SC for review of Rafale judgement

Supreme Court in its judgement had dismissed all petitions seeking a court-monitored investigation into the Rafale deal. The Court said that it has not found any material to show that there has been any commercial favouritism
Shabir was arrested for assaulting his wife and giving her triple talaq

Uproar in Rajya Sabha stalls Triple Talaq bill, pushes the decision to January 2

Earlier in the day, the Opposition parties had held a meeting and decided to demand that the bill is referred to the select committee for further deliberations.

Odisha: Jagannath Temple remained shut for several hours due to strife between priests and the Police

One of the priests was stopped by the police personnel from taking three people inside the temple as the police suspected them to be non-Hindus.
Robert Vadra

Gurugram land scam: Robert Vadra and BS Hooda to face probe as police get govt nod to proceed

The FIR against Vadra, Hooda and others was filed in September this year by a resident of Gurugram alleging huge irregularities in land deals.
Sohrabuddin encounter case: CBI created evidence, planted statements

CBI wanted to falsely implicate political leaders including Amit Shah, worked towards achieving script: Court on Sohrabuddin case

Court makes scathing comments in the Sohrabuddin, Tulsiram Prajapati, Kauser Bi case, says CBI (under Congress govt) tried to falsely implicate political leaders including Amit Shah

Ghaziabad: Gangster Act to apply on habitual offenders in cow slaughter cases

Three persons identified as Irfan, Kaan and Asif were arrested by the police in the Loni's Sakalapur village cow slaughter case, they have reportedly confessed their crimes.

Anti-corruption Bureau raids 17 locations linked to 5 government officials in Karnataka

The ACB had conducted similar raids in the months of May and October as well.

Bareily: Madarsa manager, father of 11 children, gives triple talaq to his wife of 19 years

The woman had reportedly objected to the extramarital relationships of her husband and was in turn beaten and tortured.

Former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana HC accused of sexually assaulting a woman in early 1990s

Justice Mudgal has denied all the allegations of sexual assault against him calling them "utterly false and baseless"

Tainted cop Sanjiv Bhatt’s wife casts aspersion on judiciary, says bail denied to please ‘political personalities’

After Sanjiv Bhatt was arrested in September this year, his wife has been handling his social media accounts

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asks the Supreme Court to fast-track hearing in the Ayodhya title suit

If Sabarimala petitions can be heard on an urgent matter, same can be done with the Ayodhya case, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Madras High Court orders status quo in the Sterlite Copper plant case, rolls back NGT’s order of reopening it

The Bench passed the order on the petition of MDMK politician and activist Fatima Babu who was protesting the reopening of the plant.

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