Legal News – Weekly Newsletter for March 1-7, 2011Monday, March 7, 2011
LONDON – Asians are more likely to oppose immigration than white Britons, according to a study.
It shows opposition to new arrivals in Britain now transcends race. Thirty-nine percent of Asians, 34 percent of whites and 21 percent of blacks believed immigration should be stopped either permanently or at least until the recovery of the … Read more >>.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI – The third batch of 68 Indians from violence-torn Libya landed in Mumbai in a Gulf Air flight Monday morning. Another 600 Indians will be brought back on two special Air India flights in the night.
With the fresh arrivals, the total number of Indians who have returned from Libya, where the …. Source : 68 more Indians return from Libya, 600 to arrive Monday night.
ALLAHABAD – The Allahabad High Court will resume the hearing of Nupur Talwar’s plea challenging a Ghaziabad CBI court’s order which made her and her husband, Rajesh Talwar, the main accused in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
The high court had began hearing a writ petition filed by Nupur …. Source : Gaea News Network.
NEW DELHI – Thousands of people, including social activists, Sunday took out a march demanding stringent laws against corruption and black money stashed in foreign banks.
The protest march was held by the members of Bharat Swabhiman Trust from Ramlila ground in central Delhi to Jantar Mantar.
Former top cop Kiran Bedi, right to …. Read the original article : Activists call for stringent law to check corruption.
NEW DELHI – After a relatively calm week for the government, hounded by allegations of scams, the Supreme Court is all set to hear this week cases relating to 2G spectrum allocation, black money stashed in foreign banks and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia’s wire-tapping.
A petition seeking enhancement of compensation for victims of the Bhopal …. Original source : Spectrum scam, black money case to top apex court agenda.
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian police Sunday arrested more than 100 members of a Hindu rights group for participating in an “illegal” rally here to protest against a controversial school textbook they say has elements derogatory to ethnic Indians.
Those arrested included eight women and belong to the Human Rights Party (HRP), an offshoot of …. Original article : Over 100 Hindu rights activists arrested in Malaysia.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s Supreme Court has given one-month’s time to the Federal Board of Revenue for furnishing a final report in the NATO containers corruption case, which caused a whopping 37-billion-rupee loss to the national exchequer.
A three-member apex court bench has been hearing a suo motu case initiated on a news report about smuggling in …. Original article on Gaea Times at : 37-billion-rupee Pak NATO containers scam report to be out in one month.
LAHORE – A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court to make the United States of America a party in the ongoing Raymond Davis immunity case.
Petitioner Advocate Azhar Siddique filed three different petitions in the LHC on Tuesday in this regard, the Dawn reports.
The petition requested the court to prevent the case of …. Read the original article : Petition filed in Pak court to make America ‘party’ in Davis immunity case.
LAHORE – The Lahore High Court has disposed of a petition seeking a ban on social networking website Facebook for displaying blasphemous material.
Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry disposed of the petition after Deputy Attorney General Naveed Inayat Malik assured the court that the government was taking all necessary steps to block objectionable websites and stop … Original source on Gaea Times at : Pak court dumps petition seeking ban on Facebook for ‘displaying blasphemous material’.
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside a Calcutta High Court order for a fresh Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of Kolkata-based design professional Rizwanur Rahman.
The court also said that no further custody was needed for Rizwanur’s father-in-law Ashok Todi, an industrialist based in Kolkata.
A …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Supreme Court rejects reinvestigation in Rizwanur murder case.
LAHORE – The Lahore High Court has issued a notice to the Pakistan Government on an application challenging the facilities being given to double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis in prison.
LHC Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry directed Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Naveed Inayat Malik to file the government’s reply until March 14.
Barrister Javed …. Source article on Gaea Times at : Court issues notice to Pak Govt on application against ’special facilities in jail’ for Davis.
NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court will pronounce today its verdict on appeals challenging the Calcutta High Court’s order for a fresh CBI probe into the death of Kolkata-based design professional Rizwanur Rahman.
A bench comprising Justices P Sathasivam and B S Chauhan had on February 22 reserved its verdict after concluding the hearing on cross …. Source : Gaea News Network.
CHANDIGARH – A septuagenarian former Indian Air Force (IAF) official declared dead by a local Punjab court in 1996 on the basis of evidence submitted by his family members, has now decided to file a case against his wife and sons.
Sital Singh Bagi, who retired as warrant officer from the IAF in September 1986, … Read more : Man who came back from ‘dead’ to sue wife.
NEW DELHI – Former Andhra Pradesh Governor and veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court’s order to undergo a DNA test on a paternity suit filed by lawyer Rohit Shekhar, who is claiming to be his biological son.
85-year-old Tiwari pleaded before the apex court that there … Original source on Gaea Times at : N D Tiwari moves SC against paternity suit.
NEW DELHI – A former employee of India’s spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), who created a stir in the Delhi High Court last month when she partially stripped twice before the judge, has been diagnosed as suffering from a form of paranoia, the court was told Monday.
Submitting its report before …. Original article : Ex-RAW official, who disrobed in court, suffering from paranoia.
NEW DELHI – The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a report on the level of pollution in the river Yamuna within two weeks after examining the sample of its water.
An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia asked the Central Pollution Control Board to …. Source article on Gaea Times at : CPCB told to file report on level of pollution in river Yamuna.
AHMEDABAD – Of the 31 people convicted in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case, 11 have been sentenced to death and 20 to life imprisonment.
Those sentenced to death are:
Ismail Sujela alias Haji Bilal, Razak Kurkur, Ramzani Binyamin Behra, Jabbir Binyamin Behra, Mehboob Hassan alias Latiko, Siraj Bala, Irfan Kalandar, Irfan Patadia, Hassan Lalu, …. Source article : List of those sentenced in Godhra case.
NEW DELHI – The Bombay High Court on Tuesday criticizing the Maharashtra Government asked it to explain its motive behind issuing a circular asking police officials not to record instructions coming from politicians within two weeks.
The Supreme Court had slapped a fine of Rs. ten lakh on the Maharshtra Government last year and reprimanded …. Source : Bombay HC slams Maharashtra Govt. for trying to curb police powers.
QUETTA – Lawyers have boycotted court proceedings across Balochistan to protest against the abductions of lawyers and judges in the province, and demanded their immediate and safe recovery.
The Balochistan Bar Association, the High Court Bar Association and the Balochistan Bar Council called the strike a day after two judges were abducted in Jaffarabad district, The …. Original source : Lawyers’ strike against abductions leaves courtrooms deserted in Balochistan.