Court orders govt to release Greenpeace funds

A court has ordered the government to release blocked funds of Greenpeace India, the environmental group said in a statement on Tuesday, months after being accused of running campaigns that were hurting Asia`s third-largest economy.
 

Gary Glitter accused of crawling into schoolgirl's bed in attempt to rape
Gary Glitter accused of crawling into schoolgirl's bed in attempt to rape

 Gary Glitter has been accused of creeping into a schoolgirl's bed and trying to rape her.

Verdict on Indian girl's death on February 8

An Abu Dhabi court will give its verdict on February 08 over the death of a four-year-old Indian girl who suffocated in her school bus on a hot day, a media report said on Monday.

Courts should give just compensation to victim of crime, says SC

The Supreme Court has held that while sentencing an accused, the courts should not only strike a balance between needs of the society and fairness to the accused but also award just compensation to the victim of crime.

Beant Singh's assassin Jagtar Singh Tara to appear before court

Authorities in Thailand Friday issued orders for the extradition of Babbar Khalsa militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the former Punjab CM Beant Singh's assassination case. Tara will appear before court today.

No DDCA's EC meetings till January 27, says Court
No DDCA's EC meetings till January 27, says Court

New Delhi: A court here on Friday directed the executive committee (EC) of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) not to convene any meeting till January 27 when it would hear a plaint filed by its suspended President Sneh Bansal.

The court's direction came while hearing the plaint of Bansal, who was removed from the post on allegations of misappropriation and siphoning off funds, filed against some of its executive members.

Additional District Judge Manish Yadhuvanshi, however, said the sports committee meeting may be held as scheduled but no final selection list of under-19 cricketers should be prepared till the next date of hearing on January 27.

"Suffice to say, that even if there is some financial irregularity in the manner alleged, then also it will have to be established first that such resolutions could have been passed in the EC meetings in the absence of its elected President.

"...It also becomes necessary that such further meetings be put to rest till such time by which the factual matrix emerges clearly. It is directed that till the next date of hearing, the EC meetings shall not be convened," the judge said.

Bansal, who is currently a BCCI vice-president, has filed the plaint against DDCA, its Vice President Chetan Chauhan and treasurer Ravinder Manchanda.

The court also directed the three defendants to file their replies on Bansal's interim applications by January 27.

Bansal's counsel argued that the defendants have been convening various EC meetings and adopting various resolutions against the memorandum and articles of association of DDCA.

Earlier, Bansal had withdrawn his plaint filed in the

court against some of the executive members of DDCA for allegedly illegally stripping of his powers.

Bansal had moved the court claiming it was an "illegal resolution passed by some of the Executive Members led by Ravinder Manchanda and Chetan Chauhan, whereby the elected President and General Secretary of the DDCA were illegally stripped of their powers in violation of the Company law and also the Memorandum of the DDCA."

He had said that Chauhan and his faction had formed a four-member fact-finding committee chaired by Sunil Jain along with Siddharth Verma, Salil Seth and Vinod Garg to look into the alleged misappropriation.

Manchanda had earlier claimed that "the report ... Tabled by the Fact Finding Committee of the DDCA has found out that on January 30, an amount of Rs 53 lakh was transferred through RTGS to Maple Infratech. When we further tracked, it was found that the same money next day was transferred to one Ratan Industries. Now Ratan Industries is Sneh Bansal's own company."

"Similarly, on February 3, an amount of Rs 44 lakh was transferred via RTGS to Shri Ram Tradecom and then transferred to Ratan Industries. We have all the required documents and we are still discussing whether there is a need to file criminal complaint against Bansal," Manchanda had alleged.  

Spain to probe Paris gunman Coulibaly's Madrid stay

A Spanish High Court judge has opened a preliminary investigation into French Islamist gunman Amedy Coulibaly`s stay in Madrid days before last week`s Paris attacks, a judicial source said Thursday.

Lebanese militiaman loses Israel torture suit

 Israel`s Supreme Court has thrown out a suit by a Lebanese former militia leader seeking damages from the Jewish state for his alleged torture while in Israeli custody.

Husband cannot shirk liability to maintain wife: Court

The husband cannot shirk his liability to maintain his wife on the pretext that she is qualified and competent enough to take a suitable job, a Delhi court has observed while directing a man to pay his estranged wife a monthly interim maintenance in a domestic violence case.

Chinese man, five Taiwanese indicted in Taiwan for spying

Taiwanese prosecutors on Friday indicted a Chinese man on suspicion of recruiting a former major-general and other local military officers to spy for Beijing, in the latest of a string of espionage cases to hit Taiwan.

Appeals court clears South Korea journalists of defamation

 A South Korean appeals court on Friday acquitted two journalists of defaming President Park Geun-Hye`s brother after a prosecution criticised for seeking to restrict press freedoms.

Two Pak-Americans charged with attempt to murder US Marshals

Two Pakistani-American brothers, locked up since 2012 on terror charges, have been accused of attempting to kill two US Marshals while they escorted them within the courthouse complex in Miami, prosecutors said.

Singer Tulisa declared guilty in V Festival assault case
Singer Tulisa declared guilty in V Festival assault case

 Tulisa Contostavlos had appealed against her conviction for assaulting a celebrity blogger at V Festival in Essex, but the singer has now been declared guilty.

Trial of final Tokyo gas attack fugitive begins

 The murder trial of the final suspect in the nerve gas attack on Tokyo`s subway got under way Friday, almost two decades after a cult killed 13 people and injured thousands more.

West Ham United midfielder Raven Morrison cleared of assault charges
West Ham United midfielder Raven Morrison cleared of assault charges

An English court on Thursday cleared West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison of charges of assaulting his former girlfriend and her mother.

Dalits angry as Bihar massacre accused are acquitted

Family members of the Dalits who were killed in 1999 in Bihar's Arwal district, allegedly by the outlawed, upper-caste militia Ranvir Sena men, are disheartened and devastated over the release of all the accused.

Pakistan court indicts Pervez Musharraf in murder case of Nawab Akbar Bugti

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has indicted former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in the murder case of Baloch nationalist Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Jackie Chan`s son gets 6 months for China drugs offence: court
Jackie Chan`s son gets 6 months for China drugs offence: court

 The son of kung fu star Jackie Chan was sentenced to six months in prison on Friday after admitting drugs offences, a Beijing court said.

2002 Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Prosecution plea to re-examine witness rejected
2002 Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Prosecution plea to re-examine witness rejected

In a setback to the prosecution in the hit-and-run case allegedly involving the Bollywood actor Salman Khan, the sessions court here today rejected its plea to re-examine an RTO officer who had carried out inspection of the actor's car after the incident in 2002.

Adam Deacon arrested after failing to attend court
Adam Deacon arrested after failing to attend court

Actor Adam Deacon has been arrested after failing to appear in court. The 31-year-old 'Babylon' actor was due to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court, accused of harassing actor and director Noel Clarke, reported BBC online.