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    Vijay Mallya makes ‘comprehensive settlement’ offer before Karnataka HC in money laundering case

    London: A defiant Vijay Mallya, who is facing money laundering charges in multi-crore fraud case in India, said on Wednesday that he had made a “comprehensive settlement” offer before the Karnataka High Court that will help in paying off all his dues. The remarks by Mallya came as he arrived at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court for a hearing in his extradition case, during which the judge is expected

  • Karnataka theatres avoid screening ‘Kaala’ amid protests

    Bengaluru: Single-screen theatres and multiplexes across Karnataka on Thursday avoided screening the multi-lingual “Kaala” film of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth amid vociferous protests by pro-Kannada activists against his remarks on the Cauvery river water issue. “We are unable to screen ‘Kaala’ film for the time being despite the security provided due to strong protests against its release by the Kannada Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists outside,” a multiplex official told IANS here.

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    Karnataka High Court refuses to intervene in Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ ban

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday refused to intervene in the ongoing ‘Kaala‘ movie ban row. The Court further asked the lawyers representing the Rajinikanth starrer to provide all details of theatres screening the movie to the state so that necessary security arrangements can be made.

  • Seven newly-appointed judges of Madras High Court sworn in

    Chennai: Seven newly-appointed judges of the Madras High Court were sworn in today. Chief Justice Indira Banerjee administered the oath of office to them. With this, the total strength of the Madras High Court has reached 63 out of the sanctioned strength of 75.

  • No Relief on Tobacco pix warning cut to size

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court has refused to stay the Karnataka High Court’s order on December 15 quashing the 2014 Government regulation to carry graphic pictorial warning on 85% packaging space of the tobacco products.

  • Judicial independence – real or imaginary?

    Citing ‘institutional discipline’, Justice Jayant Patel refused to comment on why he was transferred when probed by reporters. He said he was not willing to shift to Allahabad with his family  just ten months prior to retirement. Justice Patel was the senior most judge of Karnataka high court and resigned rather than meekly accept the transfer.

  • Judge who ordered CBI probe in Ishrat Jahan case quits

    Ahmedabad: Karnataka High Court’s most senior judge Jayant Patel, who had ordered a CBI investigation in the controversial fake Ishrat Jahan encounter case in Gujarat, on Monday resigned reportedly for not being elevated as Chief Justice. Patel, the senior-most puisne judge of the Karnataka High Court after the chief justice, sent his resignation letter to Chief Justice SK Mukherjee.

  • Disproportionate Assets case: SC rejects review petition of Sasikala

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala seeking review of its verdict convicting and sentencing her to a four-year jail term in a disproportionate assets case. The apex court also rejected her plea for an open court hearing of the review petitions.

  • Kannada actor Avantika Shetty alleges producer, director harassed her, threw her out of film

    Kannada actress Avantika Shetty who rose to fame with director Anup Bhandari’s ‘Rangitaranga’ has lashed out at filmmaker K Suresh of her new film ‘Raju Kannada Medium’ and its director Naresh Kumar and others on social media besides labelling charges of on-set harassment against them. After these allegations, the makers have announced that she is no longer part of the film. However, this doesn’t end here as Avantika has dragged the makers

  • Supreme Court gets 5 new judges

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court here on Friday got five new judges taking its total strength to 28.

  • SC restores Sasikala’s conviction for laundering Jaya’s ill-gotten money

    New Delhi: Dashing the aspirations of the newly-elected AIADMK General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan (60) aka V K Sasikala to be the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the Supreme Court on Tuesday restored her conviction, along with two relatives, for the criminal conspiracy of laundering the disproportionate assets (DA) of her boss and chief minister J Jayalalithaa who died in December after long hospitalisation.