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National Herald case: HC dismisses Gandhis' plea against summons
The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed the pleas of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi seeking to quash summons issued to them by a trial court on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's complaint in the National Herald case.
 
Justice Sunil Gaur dismissed their pleas which means they will have to appear before the trial court in the case.
 
Apart from the Gandhis, the court also dismissed the pleas of Congress treasurer Motilal Vora, family friend Suman Dubey and party leader Oscar Fernandes who had moved the high court for quashing of summons to them by a trial court. 
 
On June 26, the trial court issued summons to the Congress leaders on Swamy's complaint about "cheating" in the acquisition of AJL by YIL - "a firm in which Sonia and Rahul Gandhi each own a 38 percent stake".
 
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Vaibhav Dhoka

1 year ago

Top lawyers are higher-ed to manipulate justice.And in India we have flexible,manipulative Justice system always ready to oblige political masters.It is selective justice.

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MG Warrier

In Reply to Vaibhav Dhoka 1 year ago

BPL stands for Businessmen-Politicians-Lawyers NEXUS, Sir

Simple Indian

1 year ago

Good to know that atleast a part of higher judiciary believes that all are equal before the law. Laws rarely take their own course in India, particularly when it involves the rich & the powerful, who engage top lawyers who know enough loopholes in laws to get their rich/powerful clients released from the clutches of law. Only the poor languish in jails, often well beyond the years they may have been jailed, had they been convicted of their alleged offenses. However, but for an (largely) upright judiciary, our country would have become a full-fledged banana republic long ago.

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Gupta

In Reply to Simple Indian 1 year ago

This is only summons..let's wait till justice is delivered. You are assuming your victory too soon. Even after judgment is delivered, wait till it is appealed endlessly till Supreme Court first. I can assure you they will be released as has always been the case. And the judiciary is upright only selectively. No one wants to touch hot potato cases till they get transferred. That's how cases languish for decades in courts. I sometimes feel surprised why this country loves this judiciary so much, which performs atleast 90% below its potential if not more. Walk into a civil court anywhere in the country and see the extent of corruption and drama.

Nilesh KAMERKAR

1 year ago

why so many have suddenly gone deaf & blind . . . Itna Sannata kyun hai bhai?

God bless Dr. Subramanian Swamy!

Modi sole non-Bollywood celebrity in Twitter Top 10 popularity chart
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the sole non-Bollywood celebrity who has made the cut to the top 10 slots of most-followed Indians on Twitter in 2015, otherwise led by legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, the micro-blogging site said on Monday.
 
Bachchan with 18.1 million followers till Dec 4, 2015 was followed the most, while Shah Rukh Khan was next with 16.5 million. Narendra Modi was ranked a close third with 16.4 million, while the 10th position was held by A.R. Rahman -- 9.5 million.
 
The other actors in the list include Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Akshay Kumar, in that order.
 
Twitter also pointed out some interesting new accounts that were opened in 2015: The Taj Mahal, former cricketer Kapil Dev, Tamil actor Suriya, and even the Delhi Police Commissioner and Safe City India.
 
The social media facilitator said while each Tweet was unique, only one could be termed as 2015 “Golden Tweet” in terms of the same being re-posted many times -- a selfie by Shah Rukh Khan with British boyband One Direction's former member, Zayn Malik at the Asian Awards in London in April.
 
It took Twitter by storm with over 141,000 retweets and viewed nearly 18.3 million times globally as fans were thrilled to see the two together in this rare selfie.
 
Popular Twitter hashtag trends in India saw a mix of sports, entertainment, political and social activism movements. Led by IPL, it was followed by SelfieWithDaughter, BiharResults, SaalEkShuruaatAnek (Modi's e-governance and digital diplomacy initiative) and DDLJ20Years (20 years of the movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge").
 
The most influential moments were the Cricket World Cup #INDvsPAK, DelhiElections, HappyDiwali, ChennaiRains and Independence Day. The year also saw many firsts from users, partners and brands -- experimenting, innovating and campaigning on the platform.
 
In November, the "Make in India" -- one of the largest economic development initiatives of the Indian government - became the first non-US brand to get its own Twitter emoji for a worldwide audience. 
 
Given the millions of cricket fans in India, Twitter also created a special cricket timeline for the World Cup and Indian Premier League as a platform for tweets, commentary, expert analysis, photos and videos from the sidelines of the world’s biggest cricketing events.
 
From the corporate world, JetInstant was a first of its kind Twitter-based innovation that was introduced to help passengers check the lowest fares or view flight status with just a single Tweet.
 
Also introduced was SmartCare -- a Twitter-based customer service allowing 120 million Reliance Communications users to access and manage their mobile phone accounts using #SmartCare, with options to pay bills, recharge, view and buy best deals, track usage and check the balance.
 
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Bill on commercial courts introduced in the Lok Sabha
A bill which enables creation of commercial divisions in high courts and commercial courts at the district level was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday.
 
Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda introduced The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015.
 
According to the bill, the commercial courts shall be constituted at district level except for the territory over which any high court is having ordinary original civil jurisdiction.
 
The commercial divisions shall be set up in those high courts which are already exercising ordinary original civil jurisdiction such as Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, and Himachal Pradesh High Court. The commercial division shall have territorial jurisdiction over such area on which it has original jurisdiction. 
 
The minimum pecuniary jurisdiction of such commercial courts and commercial division is proposed as one crore rupees.
 
The Law Commission of India, in its 253rd report, had recommended setting up of commercial courts, commercial divisions, and commercial appellate divisions in the high courts for disposal of commercial disputes of specified value.
 
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