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Eight freed, five convicted in Sudan protest arson trial

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:52

A Sudanese judge on Tuesday threw out charges against eight men accused of arson and looting during demonstrations last September, but five others were convicted.

Pakistani convicted of wife`s New York murder

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:24

A US judge convicted an elderly Pakistani immigrant Thursday of murdering his wife in their New York home, savagely beating her over the head after she refused to cook the food he wanted.

Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 04:56

An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela`s government and opposition went on a hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding he be released due to frail health.

Briton goes to Syria to join terror camp, convicted

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 19:57

A British court has convicted a 31-year-old man of a terror offence after he was found to have travelled to Syria along with four others to join a jihadist training camp, a leading daily reported Tuesday.

SC notice on barring people in jail from fighting polls

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 12:45

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government on a public interest litigation that has sought to bar people in jail from contesting polls.

Canada weighs revoking citizenship of convicted terrorists

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 02:10

Canadian government proposed sweeping changes to the country`s immigration laws, including a provision that would strip citizenship from persons convicted of terrorism or spying.

SC turns down pleas on its July 10 order on lawmakers

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 16:53

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.

Plea to review verdict on convicts in elections dismissed

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 15:15

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed as infructuous the government`s plea seeking a review of its verdict holding that jailbirds can`t contest elections.

AG for immediate disqualification of convicted MPs

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11:26

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.

Rahul Gandhi praises Manmohan, calls him his `guru`

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 17:56

Days after his public criticism of the government over ordinance on convicted lawmakers, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sought to mollify Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying he is "my guru" and "a man with good intent".

Decoding Rahul Gandhi’s ‘nonsense ordinance’ moment!

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 16:23

Whether what Rahul did on September 27 at the Press Club of India was stage-managed and pre-planned or not is a matter of conjecture but if one can see the lighter side of it then it was downright hilarious.

SC ruling on convicted MPs, MLAs may lead to new guidelines

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 10:38

The recent Supreme Court ruling on convicted lawmakers may lead to creation of fresh guidelines to help deal with the new scenario where MPs and MLAs stand disqualified immediately upon conviction.