Putting an end to the century-old practice of not serving non-vegetarian food in canteens in the high court campus, a group of lawyers today served meat items to the litigants and public.Till date the three canteens in the campus were serving only vegetarian food though there was no specific restriction on serving non-vegetarian food. Advocate P Rathinam, who had staged a protest at Madurai bench of the high court last month over the issue, said each non-veg packet would be sold ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The legislative assembly voted unanimously, with 132 votes in favor to zero against, to strip Perez Molina. After a petition from the country's attorney general last week to the Supreme Court, the judicial body supported the motion and asked ...Jagran Post, 2 days ago
India has conveyed its disappointment to Australia over the derailing of mining giant Adani's controversial $16.5-billion project in Queensland on issues relating to environment. Indian High Commissioner Navdeep Suri on Tuesday said the matter was discussed with Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb during a trade and investment meeting held recently. "We did speak about the Adani Carmichael project in Queensland and I shared our disappointment over recent developments," Suri told PTI. Stating ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth of India looks on. Photograph: Getty Images He contemplated "suicide" during his time at Tihar Jail but pacer S Sreesanth is now hoping to sing the redemption song and would approach the BCCI for lifting the life ban imposed on him from playing cricket by the Board. Sreesanth was last week exonerated in the 2013 spot-fixing IPL scandal by a Delhi Court. "I have sought an appointment with BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur. He has told a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The government does not seem to have sufficient grounds to invoke the CBI against Teesta Setalvad, opines Sreenivasan Jain. When the heavy hand of the Indian state arrived at the door of Teesta Setalvad, it came as no surprise. The Gujarat police had over the past year actively pursued her arrest on charges of diverting funds meant for a museum to commemorate the 2002 riots for the personal use of her family. The Supreme Court granted temporary protection from arrest, referring ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha. Photograph: PTI Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the Indian Premier League for two years for betting activities of their key officials, Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra, during the 2013 season of cash-rich Twenty20 cricket tournament. The punishment was handed down by a Supreme Court-appointed three-member committee, headed by former Chief Justice of India Rajendra Mal Lodha, which held that the betting activities of Meiyappan, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
This week’s digest of stories that are weird, true and funny. 1) Competitors put best foot forward for toe wrestling championship These wrestlers will knock your socks off. The international toe wrestling competition concluded last weekend at a pub in England as men and women from around the globe vied for the title of the world’s fiercest feet. The unusual game, which ensures competitors literally go toe to toe with each other, was invented in Staffordshire, England in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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