Kapil Sibal

Salman Khan's acquittal 'travesty of justice', Maharashtra tells SC

Two months after he walked free, it was time for yet another round of legal battle for Bollywood star Salman Khan with the Supreme Court on Friday commencing hearing of appeal filed by the Maharashtra government against his acquittal in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The court asked questions on the statement of several witnesses to ascertain if the Bombay High Court disbelieved crucial depositions. “The judgment of the high court

National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi not to appear in court

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi may seek adjournment in the National Herald Case today in Patiala House, sources said. Lawyer Ramesh Gupta will argue, Abhishek Manu Singhvi will also be present. Gandhis’ lawyers will argue that stay has only been vacated yesterday and a copy of the order has not been made available. They require some time to file a SLP in the Supreme Court. The lawyer

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi to appear before court in National Herald case

In a blow to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi, the Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed their pleas against summoning them in the National Herald case. The development means both Sonia and Rahul will now have to appear before the trial court in connection with the case. Reserving its verdict on the pleas last week, the court had on Friday said that the Congress party could have

Coal scam: SC stays summons issued to former PM Manmohan Singh

In a big relief to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court today stayed summoned issued to him by a trial court in a case related to coal scam. Hearing a petition filed by Manmohan Singh against summons issued to him by a trial court, the Supreme Court decided to gave him a temporary relief by staying the summons. The summons were issued by a special court in connection

Rahul Gandhi: Clean India photo op while communal poison is being spread

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the Narendra Modi government of holding photo opportunities with its Clean India campaign while ignoring the communal hatred being propagated by groups affiliated to the BJP. “Photo ops being organised with brooms in hand and walls being whitewashed while the poison of communalism is being spread,” Gandhi said in his address to Congress workers at New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium, where the Delhi unit of the

Court frames defamation charge against Arvind Kejriwal

A court in new delhi Saturday framed defamation charges against former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and three others in a case filed by former union minister Kapil Sibal`s son Amit. Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar Sharma framed the charges against Kejriwal, formerDelhi minister Manish Sisodia, Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan and former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi. The case was filed by Amit Sibal after Kejriwal, during a press conference in 2013, alleged conflict of interest over his appearing in

Never asked Uttarakhand Governor to quit: Rajnath Singh

A day after the Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on Uttarakhand Governor’s plea challenging Narendra Modi government’s moves to ease him out of office, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there was no move to remove Aziz Qureshi. An appropriate reply will be given to Supreme Court on the petition filed by Qureshi, added Singh. Talking to a news agency after touring flood-affected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home

Congress moves HC in National Herald case

The Congress on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court in the ational Herald land grab case. Reports said senior party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi will fight the case on behalf of the Congress. The party is seeking to quash plea against Congress president Sonia Gandhi as well as vice president Rahul Gandhi. A court had earlier this month served summons to Sonia Gandhi as well as Rahul in connection

Won't support AAP again: Congress

Delhi Congress on Sunday said it will prefer fresh election in the city to supporting the Aam Aadmi Party again to form a government as favoured by a section of AAP MLAs following the drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls. Chief Spokesperson of Delhi Congress Mukesh Sharma said AAP has no moral right to talk about formation of a government in Delhi again after it went to the Supreme Court

SC rejects Arvind Kejriwal ’s plea to stay trial in defamation case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and some other AAP leaders to stay trial proceedings in a defamation case filed by Union minister Kapil Sibal’s advocate son Amit Sibal. A Bench led by Justice H L Dattu posted the matter for final hearing on July 21 while dismissing an application by Kejriwal and others for restraining the trial court from proceeding

Court imposes fine of Rs 2,500 each on Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia

A court here today imposed a fine of Rs 2,500 each on top AAP leaders Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia for their failure to appear before it in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against them by Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal’s lawyer son Amit Sibal. Metropolitan Magistrate (MM) Sunil Kumar Sharma imposed the cost on Kejriwal and Sisodia while accepting their pleas seeking exemption from personal appearance for

AAP 's candidates for Lok Sabha elections 2014: Complete list

AAP ‘s complete list for Lok Sabha Elections 2014- 1. Kumar Vishwas from Amethi, Rahul Gandhi’s seat 2. Social activist Medha Patkar from North East Mumbai 3. TV journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh from Chandni Chowk, seat held by Union Minister Kapil Sibal 4. Former CEO and Chairperson of RBS India, Meera Sanyal from South Mumbai, seat represented by Union Minister Milind Deora 5. Former scribe Mukul Tripathi from Farukhabad in Uttar Pradesh,