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HC rejects Kejriwal's plea in criminal defamation case

Updated: Oct 19, 2016 17:24 IST      
HC rejects Kejriwal's plea in criminal defamation case

New Delhi [India], Oct. 19 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rejected Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea seeking a stay order on the proceedings in connection with a criminal defamation case against him.

In a trial court, a criminal defamation case was filed against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Earlier, Kejriwal filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on one of the two defamation cases filed against him by Jaitley.

The High Court has in response issued a notice to Jaitley and sought his response on the matter.

The High Court on July 12 framed issues against Kejriwal and other AAP leaders in a civil defamation suit filed by Jaitley for notwithstanding their claim that they had not made any defamatory statements against him in the the DDCA case.

Jaitley, who has denied all allegations of financial bungling, had filed the suit seeking Rs. 10 crore damages against the backdrop of attacks on him by Kejriwal and other AAP leaders over alleged irregularities and financial bungling in the DDCA of which he was the president for about 13 years till 2013.

The Union Minister has filed a criminal defamation complaint in a Delhi court on the same issue. (ANI)

Inauguration of 'All India Bakery' at Uri

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 13:54 IST     

Uri (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 22 (ANI): All Women Bakery was inaugurated at Chinar 9 Jawan Club Uri today. The bakery has been set with the 'joint initiative of Aseem foundation, a Pune based NGO and the Uri Brigade.

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Telangana government caps weight on school bags

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 13:40 IST     

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 22 (ANI): The Telangana Education Department has passed a new government order which caps the weight of school bags for students in primary schools. According to the order, no student up to class five should be carrying bags weighing more than five kilos.

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Washington D.C. [USA], July 22 (ANI): India's plans to create 100 new 'smart cities' to support its rapidly growing urban population could hurt the environment unless greater emphasis is placed on providing new supporting infrastructure and utilities, according to a major new study.

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Two Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 13:14 IST     

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Jul 22 (ANI): Two Naxals were arrested on early Saturday morning from Peddapalli village in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday expressed confidence about returning to power in the state for a third consecutive term.

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Ganderbal (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 22 (ANI):Six policemen were injured in a scuffle with army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district.

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Sasaram (Bihar) [India], July 22 (ANI): At least one labourer was killed and two others injured after an under construction flyover fell on railway track in Bihar's Sasaram on Saturday.

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Akhilesh reviews Samajwadi Party membership drive

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 12:32 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] July 22 (ANI): Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav is chairing a meeting here to review the ongoing party membership drive in the state.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has started a new citizen-friendly initiative in the Karol Bagh Zone to place urinal locations on GPS mode.

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday said there has been a considerable decline in Naxal activity in the state and believes demonetisation has been a key factor for this.

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Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], July 22 (ANI): A new form of protest was witnessed in Coimbatore, when members of the Revolutionary Youth Front attempted to parcel sanitary napkins to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as a sign of agitation against the levying of 12 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on it.

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New Delhi [India], Jul 22 (ANI): Senior Indian analyst and a fellow of Observer's Research Foundation (ORF) Ashok Malik has been appointed as the Press Secretary to President by the Union Cabinet.

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Lankan Navy apprehends eight TN fishermen

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 09:17 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday apprehended eight Tamil Nadu fishermen and seized their boat near Delft Island.

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J-K school severely damaged by heavy shelling by Pak

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 09:10 IST     

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], July 22 (ANI): Bearing the brunt of the heavy shelling and ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops, a school premise was heavily damaged here.

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Congress brands Vaghela's resignation as 'unfortunate'

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 08:52 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): With Congress party leader Shankersinh Vaghela quitting the party, political leaders have branded the incident as "unfortunate."

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New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): A motorcyclist escaped death by inches on Friday after he almost lost his life by getting his neck slit by a 'chinese manja'

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Mamata Govt. knows there is no case against me: Roopa Ganguly

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 06:31 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Roopa Ganguly, who has been issued a notice in connection with a child trafficking case, has maintained her stand that she is innocent and that the West Bengal Government is hell-bent on denting her reputation.

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Modi Govt. visibly `helpless` in solving Kashmir crisis: NCP

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 06:31 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has strongly supported Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's attack on the Centre over inaction in the Kashmir issue.

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Keep daydreaming about ousting us: BJP to Mamata

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 06:24 IST     

Kolkata/Bengaluru [India], July 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that her wish of ousting the saffron party from the nation is merely a dream which will never get fulfilled.

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