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Prabhati Nayak Mishra

  • CBI declines to probe Haryana rape and murder

    A 20 year-old 'Dalit' girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Haryana's Jind city in August last year. The girl's father Surat Singh was not happy with the way Haryana police had started the investigation. Even locals had staged protests against the erstwhile Congress government led by Bhupinder...

    Sunday, 21 December 2014 - 5:55am
  • Supreme Court commutes man's sentence from death to life imprisonment

    Holding the Central government responsible for causing "in-ordinate delay" for nearly four years in deciding the mercy plea of a death row convict, who had killed his master, a serving Indian Forest Service officer, and four other family members including three children in June 2003, the Supreme...

    Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Farmer suicides PIL: Supreme Court asks centre, state government to file responses

    Concerned about the increasing numbers of farmer suicides in Maharashtra's drought-hit areas, the Supreme Court on Thursday sought a response from the centre and state on a PIL seeking compensation of Rs 25,000 per hectare to the farmers whose crops have failed. The bench headed by chief justice of...

    Saturday, 20 December 2014 - 5:45am
  • Supreme Court refuses to interfere in Bombay High Court stay on Maratha quota decision

    In a setback to the BJP government in Maharashtra, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with the Bombay High Court's order staying the government decision on Maratha quota. Before the assembly election this October, the state government had given 16% reservation to Marathas in jobs...

    Friday, 19 December 2014 - 7:10am
  • Opposition from states delaying NE boundary demarcation: Centre

    After being pulled up by the Supreme Court for remaining a "mute spectator" over the boundary disputes between Assam-Nagaland-Arunachal Pradesh, the Centre on Thursday told the apex court that due to strong opposition from local population it is not possible to demarcate the inter-state boundary...

    Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 6:20am
  • Italian marines ask Supreme Court for bail relaxation

    The two Italian marines-Massimilano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala nearly three years ago, have moved the supreme court for relaxation of their bail conditions. Both the accused were granted bail by the Kerala high court in May, 2012,...

    Monday, 15 December 2014 - 6:13am
  • Supreme Court stays execution of Yakub Memon till Jan 28

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the execution of Yakub Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 serial blasts case, till January 28. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Anil R Dave sought the response of the Central Bureau of Investigation on Memon's review petition. Memon's counsel...

    Thursday, 11 December 2014 - 6:45am
  • Supreme Court refuses pleas to look into coal allocation verdict again

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a batch of pleas filed by various firms to re-look into its earlier verdict by which allocations of 214 out of 218 coal blocks were cancelled and asked the CBI to ensure to complete the probe into coal block cases by March 2015. The apex court, which agreed to...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 7:43am
  • Supreme Court notice to state, central government on PIL seeking safety of kids in schools

    Concerned about the reported incidents of children being abused in schools across the country, the Supreme Court has asked the central and state governments to respond to a PIL seeking an order to ensure safety of children in schools.

    Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 7:30am
  • Sanskrit can remain third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas: HRD Ministry tells Supreme Court

    The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that Sanskrit or any modern Indian language could be the third language in VI-VIII classes in this academic year in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV), and that to ensure students are not put under stress, there would be no examination for Sanskrit. Human Resource...

    Saturday, 6 December 2014 - 7:30am