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Why was Teesta's bail plea listed late, is it standard practice, SC asks Guj HC

Why was Teesta's bail plea listed late, is it standard practice, SC asks Guj HC

Rediff.com1 Sep 2022

The Supreme Court on Thursday wondered why the Gujarat high court has listed the bail plea of activist Teesta Setalvad for hearing on September 19, six weeks after it sent a notice to the state government seeking a response to her application, and asked the state to inform it by 2 pm on Friday about whether such a precedent existed there.

Rupee outperforms most EM peers as dollar surges to a 20-year high

Rupee outperforms most EM peers as dollar surges to a 20-year high

Rediff.com1 Sep 2022

If there was one event that made the month of August stand out, it was a strengthening of the dollar index to levels last seen only 20 years ago, as the Federal Reserve dispelled all doubts about its intention to continue raising interest rates. Predictably, most currencies suffered against the US unit, with the bulk of the losers belonging to the emerging markets pack. Amid the volatility, the rupee, however, has displayed significant resilience and fared much better than most of its peer currencies.

Why You Must Watch Rings Of Power

Why You Must Watch Rings Of Power

Rediff.com31 Aug 2022

'When you're in Tolkien, you have the feeling of being in a world that wasn't invented, but one that was discovered or one that was sort of excavated. It feels like a real place. Like if you had a time machine, you could actually travel to Middle Earth and because of that, you are immersed in it when you go there.'

SC to hear bail plea of activist Teesta Setalvad on Sep 1

SC to hear bail plea of activist Teesta Setalvad on Sep 1

Rediff.com30 Aug 2022

A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sudhanshu Dhulia, which was to take up the plea for hearing at 3.45 pm, adjourned the matter to September 1 due to paucity of time.

Nobody can fill Jhulan's shoes: Harmanpreet

Nobody can fill Jhulan's shoes: Harmanpreet

Rediff.com30 Aug 2022

'As a cricketer and a person, I've learnt a lot from her. She's a great example for all of us. There are many back home who have grown up watching her and then took up the sport.'

SC calls 11 Gujarat riots petitions 'infructuous', closes them

SC calls 11 Gujarat riots petitions 'infructuous', closes them

Rediff.com30 Aug 2022

Terming as "infructuous", the Supreme Court on Tuesday closed as many as 11 petitions, including the one filed by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), almost 20 years ago seeking an independent probe into the 2002 Gujarat riots cases.

Efforts on to form non-BJP front at national level: Pawar

Efforts on to form non-BJP front at national level: Pawar

Rediff.com29 Aug 2022

Speaking to reporters in Thane, Pawar accused the Narendra Modi government of failing to fulfil any of the promises made by it since 2014 including bringing 'acche din, connecting villages through the internet, and providing toilets, water, and power to every household'.

Mukesh Ambani's succession plan - retail to Isha, energy to Anant

Mukesh Ambani's succession plan - retail to Isha, energy to Anant

Rediff.com29 Aug 2022

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Monday laid bare the succession plan at India's most valuable company, identifying twins children Akash and Isha for telecom and retail leadership, and youngest son Anant for new energy unit. He, however, insisted he isn't retiring yet and will "continue to provide hands-on leadership as before". At the annual shareholders' meeting of Reliance Industries Ltd, he said the robust architecture that he has announced will ensure the firm remains "a unit, well-integrated and secure institution even as it develops existing businesses and adds new growth engines."

Is felicitating Bilkis Bano rapists Hindu culture, asks Shiv Sena

Is felicitating Bilkis Bano rapists Hindu culture, asks Shiv Sena

Rediff.com28 Aug 2022

The comments were made in Rokhthok column of the Sena mouthpiece Saamana which carried the Kadaknath Mumbaikar byline and not of the Marathi daily's executive editor Sanjay Raut.

Bilkis Bano case: Ex-bureaucrats urge CJI to rectify 'horrendously wrong decision'

Bilkis Bano case: Ex-bureaucrats urge CJI to rectify 'horrendously wrong decision'

Rediff.com27 Aug 2022

'We are aghast at what happened in Gujarat a few days ago, on the 75th anniversary of India's Independence'

Justice UU Lalit 6th CJI to have less then 100-day tenure

Justice UU Lalit 6th CJI to have less then 100-day tenure

Rediff.com27 Aug 2022

Justice Kamal Narain Singh, who was the CJI between November 25, 1991 and December 12, 1991, had a tenure of 18 days.

Justice Lalit sworn in as 49th Chief Justice of India

Justice Lalit sworn in as 49th Chief Justice of India

Rediff.com27 Aug 2022

President Droupadi Murmu administered him the oath at a brief ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

CJI Ramana's tenure saw putting sedition law on hold, probe into Pegasus

CJI Ramana's tenure saw putting sedition law on hold, probe into Pegasus

Rediff.com26 Aug 2022

Creating a record, the CJI headed apex court collegium meetings led to appointment of 11 Supreme Court judges with nine of them, including three women, appointed in one go.

How Uniphore Became A Unicorn

How Uniphore Became A Unicorn

Rediff.com26 Aug 2022

'I told myself, I will be 23 next year. Why can't I be a billionaire too?'

SC to hear activist Teesta Setalvad's bail plea on Aug 30

SC to hear activist Teesta Setalvad's bail plea on Aug 30

Rediff.com25 Aug 2022

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta, appearing for Gujarat, told a bench headed by Justice UU Lalit that a response to Setalvad's petition is ready but it requires some corrections.

Review of PMLA verdict: SC seeks Centre's response

Review of PMLA verdict: SC seeks Centre's response

Rediff.com25 Aug 2022

The apex court issued notice to the Centre on the plea seeking re-examination of its verdict which upheld the ED's powers relating to arrest, attachment of property involved in money laundering, search, and seizure under the PMLA.

Bilkis case: BJP's Khushbu slams release of convicts

Bilkis case: BJP's Khushbu slams release of convicts

Rediff.com25 Aug 2022

Actor Khushbu Sundar's tweet against the release of men involved in rape has set off a series of reactions and debate and her party the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday maintained that the release of 11 convicts by Gujarat in the Bilkis Bano case was as per law and there was absolutely no politics involved.

In Bilkis Bano's village, many Muslims flee after convicts' release

In Bilkis Bano's village, many Muslims flee after convicts' release

Rediff.com23 Aug 2022

'We are scared. Several people have left the village out of fear of violence from the side of the convicts after their release'

Felicitating Bilkis Bano convicts in 'absolute bad taste': Trial court judge

Felicitating Bilkis Bano convicts in 'absolute bad taste': Trial court judge

Rediff.com23 Aug 2022

Eleven convicts walked out of Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release on August 15 this year.

SC to hear plea challenging release of Bilkis Bano's rapists by Gujarat govt

SC to hear plea challenging release of Bilkis Bano's rapists by Gujarat govt

Rediff.com23 Aug 2022

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider listing a plea challenging the grant of remission by the Gujarat government to 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano gangrape case.

ASK ANU: Why do I have to be a perfect daughter?

ASK ANU: Why do I have to be a perfect daughter?

Rediff.com23 Aug 2022

In this weekly self-help series, mental health and life coach Anu Krishna tells you how to take control of your life.

SC issues notice to Guj govt on Teesta's bail plea, next hearing on Aug 25

SC issues notice to Guj govt on Teesta's bail plea, next hearing on Aug 25

Rediff.com22 Aug 2022

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Gujarat government's response on social activist Teesta Setalvad's bail plea and posted the matter for hearing on August 25.

SC agrees hear plea for review of money laundering Act verdict

SC agrees hear plea for review of money laundering Act verdict

Rediff.com22 Aug 2022

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to list a plea seeking review of its order upholding the Enforcement Directorate's powers related to arrest, attachment of property involved in money laundering, search and seizure under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

'Chandrakant Pandit Has Got The Midas Touch'

'Chandrakant Pandit Has Got The Midas Touch'

Rediff.com22 Aug 2022

'The IPL is like a corporate world, the owners expect results and on top of that you don't get that much time.' 'Coaching is not that important at that level, it is more about man management and keeping the atmosphere really good, that is the most important thing.'

Star bowler Jhulan to retire at Lord's next month?

Star bowler Jhulan to retire at Lord's next month?

Rediff.com20 Aug 2022

Jhulan sustained a side strain ahead of India's final World Cup group game against South Africa and missed the Sri Lanka tour in July.

Dolo tablet makers gave freebies worth Rs 1,000 cr to docs, SC told

Dolo tablet makers gave freebies worth Rs 1,000 cr to docs, SC told

Rediff.com19 Aug 2022

The claims were made after the Income Tax department had on July 6 raided 36 premises of the Bengaluru-based Micro Labs Ltd. across nine states.

Bilkis Bano's rapists are 'Brahmins with good sanskaar': BJP MLA

Bilkis Bano's rapists are 'Brahmins with good sanskaar': BJP MLA

Rediff.com18 Aug 2022

C K Raulji, the BJP MLA from Godhra, said he does not know whether the convicts, released after spending more than 15 years in jail, were involved in the crime.

Over 6,000 citizens urge SC to revoke remission of Bilkis Bano convicts

Over 6,000 citizens urge SC to revoke remission of Bilkis Bano convicts

Rediff.com18 Aug 2022

Demanding that the remission must be revoked, the citizens noted that the early release of these murderers and rapists only strengthens the impunity of all men who commit rape and other acts of violence against women.

Dom's Take: SHOCKING! Rape Accused Go Free

Dom's Take: SHOCKING! Rape Accused Go Free

Rediff.com18 Aug 2022

Dominic Xavier offers his take on the Gujarat government's decision to release all 11 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment for gang rape of Bilkis Bano and murder of seven members of her family during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

How can justice for any woman end like this, asks Bilkis Bano

How can justice for any woman end like this, asks Bilkis Bano

Rediff.com18 Aug 2022

Bilkis Bano, a survivor of the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Gujarat, on Wednesday said the premature release of all the 11 convicts serving a life sentence in a case related to her and seven family members, has shaken faith in justice and left her numb.

HC restrains ED from attaching funds of journalist Rana Ayyub

HC restrains ED from attaching funds of journalist Rana Ayyub

Rediff.com17 Aug 2022

Justice Yashwant Varma issued notice to the investigating agency on Ayyub's petition against the provisional attachment and sought a response from it within six weeks.

Country sees difference between Modi's words and deeds: Rahul on Bilkis case

Country sees difference between Modi's words and deeds: Rahul on Bilkis case

Rediff.com17 Aug 2022

"Those who raped a five-month pregnant woman and killed her three-year-old daughter were released during 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'. What message is being given to the women of the country by those who peddle lies about 'Nari Shakti'?

Serena falls in generational clash against Emma; Osaka out

Serena falls in generational clash against Emma; Osaka out

Rediff.com17 Aug 2022

Williams has just one professional tournament remaining before she drops the curtain on her historic career

Here's what Gujarat govt said about release of convicts in Bilkis case

Here's what Gujarat govt said about release of convicts in Bilkis case

Rediff.com16 Aug 2022

All the 11 life term convicts in the Bilkis Bano case of the 2002 riots were released as per the remission policy prevalent in Gujarat at the time of their conviction in 2008, a top government official said on Tuesday and rejected claims of contravention of the Centre's guidelines in the matter.

We were victims of politics: Bilkis case convict after release

We were victims of politics: Bilkis case convict after release

Rediff.com16 Aug 2022

A day after he and 10 others were released from jail in the case related to the gang rape of Bilkis Bano and murder of her family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots, convict Shailesh Bhatt claimed that they were 'victims of politics'.

Bilkis Bano case: All 11convicts walk out of jail, family surprised

Bilkis Bano case: All 11convicts walk out of jail, family surprised

Rediff.com16 Aug 2022

The 11 convicts on Monday walked out of the Godhra sub-jail after the Gujarat government allowed their release under its remission policy.

PICS: Hurkacz to meet Busta in Canadian Masters final

PICS: Hurkacz to meet Busta in Canadian Masters final

Rediff.com14 Aug 2022

Hubert Hurkacz battled back from a set and a break down to beat Casper Ruud 5-7 6-3 6-2 on Saturday and reach the Canadian Masters final.

Har Ghar Tiranga: Disposal of flags a matter of concern

Har Ghar Tiranga: Disposal of flags a matter of concern

Rediff.com13 Aug 2022

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi said it has given special instructions to its Safai Sainiks to collect dishevelled or soiled flags separately.

6 merchant bankers in fray for govt's HZL stake sale

6 merchant bankers in fray for govt's HZL stake sale

Rediff.com11 Aug 2022

As many as six merchant bankers are vying to handle and manage the sale of the government's 29.53 per cent residual stake in Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL), according to an official notice. ICICI Securities, SBI Capital Markets, HDFC Bank, IIFL Securities, Axis Capital and Citigroup Global Markets will make their presentations via video conferencing before the government officials on Friday, highlighting their plans in managing the offer for sale. The bankers to manage the sale process would be finalised after the presentation and opening of financial bids on August 12, as per the notice.

Will Partha's arrest in SSC scam impact Mamata?

Will Partha's arrest in SSC scam impact Mamata?

Rediff.com10 Aug 2022

After the Trinamool's overwhelming majority in the West Bengal assembly elections last year, the SSC scam has given fresh ammunition to the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India-Marxist. Ishita Ayan Dutt reports.

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