Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on ''possible improbabilities''
Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on ''possible improbabilities''

Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star`s account of the shooting.

China hits activists with common-crime charges

In prosecuting the country`s political and social activists, an image-conscious Beijing is shifting its tactics.

Private ballistic expert dismisses police`s bullet theory over Reeva`s shooting

A ballistic expert called by the defense team of Oscar Pistorius has testified during his murder trial that his analysis of the scene where the Paralympian shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp differs from the reconstruction of the shooting by police investigators.

Prosecution seeks immediate start of treason case, Pervez Musharraf asks more time

The high treason case against Pervez Musharraf should start immediately, the prosecution has demanded alleging that the former Pakistani military dictator was trying to delay the trial by filing a string of pleas.

Prosecutors conclude Pistorius cross-examination

The prosecution concluded its gruelling cross-examination of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius today, ending five days of intense and emotional interrogation in his murder trial.

Pistorius faces fierce cross-examination at murder trial

South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius faced fierce cross-examination at his murder trial Wednesday as the prosecution tore into his claim that he never intended to kill his girlfriend.

Pistorius admits `going through tough time` after prosecution closes case against Blade Runner

Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who is expected to testify in his murder trial at the end of the week, has admitted that he is `going through a tough time` in a rare comment after the prosecution closed its case against the double-amputee runner.

Pervez Musharraf`s lawyer faces embarrassment

Pervez Musharraf`s lawyer faced embarrassment after he failed to deliver on a promise that he would spring a surprise in Friday`s hearing of the treason trial of the former Pakistani military ruler.

No sanction needed to prosecute babu in court-monitored probe: SC

The Centre`s approval is not needed to prosecute senior bureaucrats in court-monitored corruption cases, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held.

Speaker`s prior permission not needed in arresting any MLA: Kerala Speaker

Prior permission of the Speaker is not needed in arresting any MLAs, Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan said on Wednesday.

Indian-American lawyer to prosecute Boston bomber

Two veteran anti-terrorism prosecutors, including an Indian-American, have been entrusted with the responsibility to nail the lone surviving Chechen-origin Boston bombings suspect in the high-profile case.

Vaiko seeks criminal prosecution of Lankan envoy

MDMK chief Vaiko today sought criminal prosecution of a Sri Lankan envoy under sedition charges for allegedly trying to instigate north Indians against the people of Tamil Nadu.

RS panel for power to Lokpal to sanction prosecution

A parliamentary committee has recommended, seeking to amend a provision in the bill which said no previous sanction was required for the ombudsman to bring charges.

Woman accused of abetting rape denied bail by court

: A woman accused of helping her nephew in allegedly raping his girlfriend by administering her a stupefying substance with her tea has been denied bail by a Delhi court on fears that she might "flee from justice."

No prosecution of Solanki in fishing contracts scam: Guj govt

Gujarat government has decided against granting sanction to prosecute Cabinet Minister Purshottam Solanki for his alleged role in the Rs 400 crore fishing contracts scam.

Delay no ground for quashing prosecution: SC

Observing it was the duty of courts to ensure that perpetrators of crime are tried, the Supreme Court has declined to interfere with a trial.

Piracy Bill introduced in Lok Sabha

Govt introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha that provides for recognising piracy as a crime and lays down norms for prosecution of pirates.

PC for separation of investigation, prosecution

Home Minister P Chidambaram strongly advocated separation of investigation and prosecution
by amending the criminal justice system.

Delhi blasts: Prosecution of accused sanctioned

A Delhi court trying the 2008
serial blasts in the capital was on Wednesday told that there was
proper sanction for prosecution of 13 accused.

Blackmoney cases: Parl panel for quick prosecution

The IT Depart is already probing a list of 700 Indians having accounts with banks in Geneva after the government received information in this regard.