Law

Court to discuss prosecutorial ‘misconduct’ in Anand Jon’s case

Court to discuss prosecutorial ‘misconduct’ in Anand Jon’s caseLos Angeles, Mar 17: The upcoming hearing in Indian-born fashion designer Anand Jon case is expected to address alleged prosecutorial and juror misconduct.

According to statements made in court by Jon’s defense team, prosecutors defied a court order and intercepted a juror.

Jon’s attorneys Leonard Levine and Ronald Richards have alleged that prosecutors stopped a juror who reportedly tried to meet with the Indian fashion designer’s sister before a judgment was passed, reports IndiaPost. com.

SC issues notice to Himachal, Andhra Govt. on ragging cases

SC issues notice to Himachal, Andhra Govt. on ragging casesNew Delhi, Mar 16: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh Government, on the death of first-year medical science student Aman Kachroo due to ragging, and an attempt-to-suicide case after a female student of Bapatla Agricultural and Engineering College was allegedly forced to dance nude by seniors.

The Court has asked the chief secretaries of the two states to file affidavits on the action they have taken to implement the anti-ragging measures ordered by the court in the last two years.

Sharia courts in other areas of province soon, says NWFP information minister

Sharia courts in other areas of province soon, says NWFP information ministerMingora (Pakistan), Mar. 16: The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Government has announced plans to establish ‘sharia’ courts in other parts of the province.

The provincial Information Minister, Iftikhar Hussain said qazis would be appointed in other areas soon, once their appointments in the Swat region is completed.

Hussain also asked Swat Education Board officials to refund the examination fees of students in the Swat Valley.

Apple faces lawsuit over ‘explosive’ iPod

Apple faces lawsuit over ‘explosive’ iPodLondon, March 14: Apple has landed in legal trouble after a mother alleged her son endured second-degree burns when the company’s iPod touch music players exploded in his pocket.

Lynette Antrobus, from Cincinnati, is claiming 75,000 dollars plus punitive damage after accusing the multinational corporation of “gross negligence and recklessness” and of behaving “maliciously and fraudulently”.

Chidambaram slaps legal notice against CPI MLA

Chidambaram slaps legal notice against CPI MLANew Delhi, Mar. 14: Home Minister P Chidambaram has issued a legal notice against CPI MLA Gunasekaran for alleging that he had supported allocation of 500 acres of government land to a private company in his constituency Sivaganga.

“It is a total lie to say that 500 acres of land has been gifted to a private company. Some political parties are accustomed to reeling out lies and false charges for the sake of politics. My name has been dragged unnecessarily over an issue between the government and a private firm,” said Chidambaram.

Sedition case against Sharif brother’s filed in Sindh High Court

Sedition case against Sharif brother’s filed in Sindh High CourtKarachi, Mar. 14: The former Pakistan Prime Minister and PML-N chief, Nawaz Sharif and his brother, sacked Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif may have garnered huge public support against the PPP led government and especially against President Asif Ali Zardari, but their voracious verbal attack on Zardari and continuous call to defy the government’s orders has now seen a case filed against them in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on charges of orchestrating a mutiny.

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