Free Press Journal
  • It is for judge to decide on extradition: Vijay Mallya on India Arrival

    Kennington : “It is for the judge to decide”, said liquor baron Vijay Mallya to ANI on Friday after being asked about when he will be returning to India. Mallya was caught on camera while entering The Oval cricket ground on Friday in South London’s Kennington on the first day of last Test match between India and England.

  • Mecca Masjid blast case: Resignation of judge who delivered verdict rejected

    Hyderabad (Telangana): The High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on Thursday rejected the resignation filed by the judge who delivered the Mecca Masjid Blast verdict. As per sources, Ravinder Reddy, the special National Investigation Agency (NIA) judge who delivered the verdict in the above case, has been asked to attend to his duties immediately.

  • Judge can’t be a mute spectator: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Observing that a judge is neither expected to be a mute spectator nor is he/she expected to be a prosecutor in a trial, the Bombay High Court recently discharged a woman convicted under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

  • SC issues contempt notice to Calcutta High Court judge

    New Delhi: In an unprecedented step, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a contempt notice to a sitting Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan for writing letters casting aspersions on several judges.

  • Man admits ripping off Muslim woman’s niqab in UK

    London: A 55-year-old British man on Monday admitted in a UK court to ripping off a Muslim woman’s niqab or full face veil in a shopping centre and yelling “you are in our country now”.

  • One can’t fake it on talent-based shows: Sonu Nigam

    Singer Sonu Nigam, who is returning to the small screen as a judge with “Indian Idol” season nine, believes that one can’t fake it on talent-based shows. There are many people who feel there is nothing ‘real’ on reality shows. What’s his take on that?

  • ED moves special court to declare Mallya ‘absconder’

    Mumbai : In a bid to nail down former liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday moved an application before a special court, requesting it to declare him an ‘absconder’. It may be recalled that a special court designated to hear cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) had in June declared Mallya as a ‘proclaimed offender’. According to Section 82 of the CrPC, a proclaimed offender can

  • Mumbai: Criminal past comes in way of becoming a judge

    Mumbai: In a disappointment to a lawyer willing to be a Judge, the Bombay High Court rejected his petition challenging the decision of the Administrative Judges Committee, which denied him recruiting as a Civil Judge.

  • Judgments should be delivered in Hindi, says Khattar

    Kurukshetra: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday suggested that court judgements should be delivered in Hindi or regional language. Speaking at the Annual Function-2016 of the Students’ Legal Literacy Mission organised by HSLSA in Kurukshetra he suggested that court judgement should be delivered in Hindi or regional language. At least, the verdict of the court should be made available in Hindi he said, an official release quoting Khattar said. On

  • Artist wins case over painting he said was not his work

    Chicago : In a court case with repercussions for the art world and millions of dollars at stake, a US judge ruled in favor of an artist who was sued for denying a painting was his. A US District Court judge in Chicago decided that Peter Doig, a world-famous artist who insists he did not create a desert landscape painting, is telling the truth.

  • Sabarimala row may go to Apex Court’s Statute bench

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday indicated that it may refer to a five-judge constitution bench the issue of the centuries-old practice of barring entry of women between 10 and 50 years of age to the historic Sabarimala temple, saying it pertains to violation of Fundamental Rights.

  • Essar phone tap Another judge recuses himself

    New Delhi : Another judge of Delhi High Court on Monday recused from hearing a PIL seeking court-monitored probe by an SIT into the tapping of phones of high-profile people and some union ministers allegedly by corporate major Essar.

  • BJP wants the last word on judges’ appointments          

    The Narendra Modi government appears fixated on having the last say on who should be appointed a judge of the high court and the Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court is equally adamant on upholding its monopoly in appointing judges which is why it has returned the Memorandum of Procedure twice to the law ministry after several changes were included, one of the most sinister being that the BJP government could block

  • US judge wins $291 million in lottery

    Washington : A US judge who went on a month- long fishing vacation in the Florida Keys has won the USD 291 million Powerball while his brother too won, but just USD 7.

  • Accused hurls shoe at judge

    Mumbai : In yet another case of an accused attacking the judge, an accused hurled his shoe at the judge during the hearing of a judicial custody case in the Sessions Court on Tuesday. This is the second such incident within a week.

  • Undertrial hurls chappal at judge

    Mumbai : A sessions court judge was at the receiving end after an accused in a dacoity case hurled a chappal at him on Tuesday. When the chappal missed its mark, the accused started hurling abuses at the judge.

  • Murderer gets life imprisonment

    Ujjain: A murder accused, who was booked under Sections 302 & 309 of IPC, was granted life term imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1000 by 3rd Additional Sessions Judge NP Singh, on Thursday. Accused Jitendra Modi son of Ashok Modi, a resident of Kamal Colony hired room number 102 of Hotel Swapnil at Nanakheda on May 15, 2014 along with a girl. When both of them did not come out of