A Constitution bench on Wednesday reserved its order on pleas seeking recusal of Justice Arun Mishra, who is heading the bench hearing the case on land acquisition law, even as the judge made it clear that he will not «succumb» to pressure tactics and that parties cannot be allowed to indulge in bench-hunting.
Probing the money laundering case against Praful Patel and family members of Dawood aide Iqbal Memon 'Mirchi', Enforcement Directorate has tracked details of transactions of at least a dozen shell companies and «benami» bank accounts in Chennai which were allegedly used to launder to UK the sale proceeds of several properties collectively estimated to be worth over Rs 500 crore.
An Indian delegation hit out at Pakistan on Wednesday for raising the Kashmir issue at the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) assembly in Serbia, saying it is ironic that a state responsible for countless terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir is trying to masquerade as its champion. Speaking for the Indian delegation which was headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said Parliament of India will not allow these malicious efforts to succeed.
The BJP has proposed the name of Veer Savarkar for Bharat Ratna in its manifesto for the coming Maharashtra Assembly elections.«Why is Congress party perturbed if the BJP in its manifesto has requested the Bharat Ratna for Veer Savarkar? Was he not a patriot? I've been to Andaman and Nicobar four-five times. Whenever I am there, I definitely sit in the jail cell where he was kept for 11 years,» Prasad told media persons here.
«India's #GlobalHungerIndex ranking, falling steadily since 2014, has now crashed to 102/117. This ranking reveals a colossal failure in Govt policy and blows the lid off the PM's hollow »sabka vikas« claim, parroted by Modia,» he said in a tweet.
«Chinmayanand appeared before the court through video conferencing from the prison. He was not produced before the court in person. The court has extended his judicial custody till October 30,» said Chinmayanand's counsel Om Singh.
A day after concluding the marathon hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, the members of the 5-Judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court will sit «in chambers» on Thursday.
The CJI, who headed a bench on Ayodhya land dispute case in which the judgement was reserved, has cancelled his programme for foreign visit due to some exigencies, they said. Gogoi was to travel to some South American countries, Middle East and some other countries before he demits office as CJI on November 17.
The Constitution bench, which started the day-to-day proceedings on August 6 after mediation proceedings failed to find an amicable solution to the dispute, had revised the deadline for wrapping up the proceedings. Asked about the Congress's stand regarding the Supreme Court reserving the judgement in the case, Congress spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh said, «The case which is under the consideration of the Supreme Court should be left to it to decide upon.»
The winter session of Parliament is likely to commence from November 18 and may last for a month, sources in the government indicated on Wednesday. While there was no official announcement on the session, the indication from sources came after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to decide on the dates.
The three terrorists, who were in their early 20s and had joined terror groups recently, were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with the police in Anantnag district, officials said. The encounter broke out at Pazalpora area in Anantnag on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday on a specific intelligence provided by the district police. All the three terrorists have been neutralised, the officials said
The SC on Wednesday asked the J&K to place before it the administrative orders imposing communication and other restrictions in the state following the abrogation of Article 370. The bench questioned solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for the administration, as to why the administrative orders have not been filed yet in the court.
The Shillong-based Eastern Air Command on Wednesday said Sukhoi-30MKI “air dominance” fighters and the Hawk advanced jet trainers will operate from Kolkata, Pasighat, Andal, Dimapur, Imphal and Guwahati in two phases from October 16 to 19 and October 29 to November 1. The overall aim is to use these civilian airfields during conflict situations, if existing fighter bases come under attack.
In the upcoming Haryana assembly elections, as many as 117 (10%) contesting candidates have criminal cases against them and over a third of candidates are crorepatis, according to a report by Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), an election watchdog.
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A day after BJP's Maharashtra unit sought Bharat Ratna for Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, PM Narendra Modi said that Savarkar's sanskar (values) are the basis for nation-building. Addressing an election rally in Akola district, Modi said, «It is due to Savarkar's sanskar (values) that we put nationalism as the basis for nation-building.»
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration as to why it has not filed a reply on a plea by the wife of a Malaysia-based NRI businessman challenging his detention following abrogation of provisions of Article 370.
NCP leader Supriya Sule has questioned the presence of several central ministers and senior BJP leaders from across the country to campaign for the Maharashtra assembly polls when chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is confident of an easy win. She dubbed the BJP's demand for the Bharat Ratna honour for Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar as an «election gimmick».