Politicians face heat in courts, landmark verdicts in 2013

Landmark judgements on politicians coupled with corruption cases involving corporate honchos kept trial courts here busy in 2013, which also saw four accused in the December 16 gang-rape and murder case sent to the gallows.

Lawmakers` disqualification: SC turns down plea

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a plea seeking that its order on disqualification of convicted MPs and MLAs be effective even in case of lawmakers who were held guilty of serious offences before the judgement.

Rasheed Masood gets bail

Convicted Congress leader Rasheed Masood was on Tuesday granted three months interim bail by the Delhi High Court on medical ground.

NGO seeks disqualification of all convicted MPs, MLAs

An NGO on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking disqualification of all MPs and MLAs who are convicted in serious offences from legislative bodies.

EC announces bypoll to fill Rasheed Masood`s RS seat on Dec 20

Election Commission will hold by-election on December 20 to fill up vacancy in Rajya Sabha after Congress MP Rasheed Masood`s disqualification after he was convicted in MBBS seat scam.

MBBS seats case: HC asks CBI to verify Masood`s medical condition

Delhi HC asked CBI to verify the medical condition of jailed Rasheed Masood, serving four-year-jail term in the medical seat allotment case.

Rabri Devi dubs Lalu Prasad’s LS disqualification as conspiracy

Hours after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was disqualified from Lok Sabha following his conviction in the fodder scam, his wife and former chief minister of Bihar Rabri Devi termed the move as a conspiracy against her husband on Tuesday.

AG for immediate disqualification of convicted MPs

Ending uncertainty over the procedure to notify the disqualification of convicted MPs Lalu Prasad and Jagdish Sharma, the Attorney General has told the Lok Sabha secretariat to immediately issue the notification declaring the seats vacant.

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad jailed for 5 years, to appeal in high court on Oct 17

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad was on Thursday jailed for five years for his role in the Rs 950 crore fodder scam that surfaced 17 years ago.

BJP welcomes Masood`s conviction, takes dig at Congress

The BJP on Tuesday took a dig at the Congress over its MP Rasheed Masood being jailed on charges of corruption, saying that the first lawmaker to lose membership of parliament upon conviction will be from the party that leads the coalition government at the centre.

Masood has company of elderly in Tihar Jail

Congress MP Rasheed Masood, sentenced to four years imprisonment by a Delhi court for corruption, has been lodged with other elderly convicts at the Tihar Jail here, an official said Tuesday.

`Masood created one medical seat as a very special case`

Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood had created one special medical seat for Tripura "as a very special case as a one-time concession" and later nominated an underserving candidate on it, noted a Delhi court which on Tuesday sentenced the Congress leader to four-year imprisonment.

Leniency a "misplaced sympathy": Delhi Court

Showing leniency would be a case of misplaced sympathy, a Delhi court on Tuesday said while refusing the benefit of probation to Rajya Sabha MP and Congress leader Rasheed Masood and two former bureaucrats who were sentenced to four-year jail term in a corruption case.

`I am innocent`, says sentenced Rajya Sabha member Masood

"I am innocent. Hundered percent innocent," was what Rajya Sabha member and Congress leader, Rasheed Masood said after being sentenced to four years in jail by a Delhi court on Tuesday in a corruption case.

Congress MP Rasheed Masood jailed for four years, loses Rajya Sabha seat

A special CBI court on Tuesday sentenced Rajya Sabha member Rasheed Masood, held guilty in a case of corruption and other offences, to four years` in jail.

Ordinance aimed only at "saving" Lalu Prasad, says BJP

BJP on Saturday said Congress sought to issue the ordinance on lawmakers in a hurry to "save" its ally Lalu Prasad, in case he is convicted in the fodder case on September 30.

Can have meal for Rs 12 in Mumbai, Rs 5 in Delhi: Congress leaders

Adding to the poverty figure debate that has enraged the common man, two Congress leaders have now claimed that they can have proper meal at unthinkable costs.