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SC notice on Tejpal plea for bail

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Goa government on the bail plea by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail for the alleged sexual assault on a junior woman colleague in Goa.

Tejpal is in jail since November 30, 2013.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam issued notice as senior counsel Harish Salve urged that Tejpal be given interim bail and said he would not leave Goa without the trial court's consent.

The notice is returnable in four weeks.

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2G: Accused to answer 1,700 questions by May 5

New Delhi: A CBI court here Monday granted time till May 5 to the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case to reply over 1,700 questions running into 824 pages.

The accused include former union minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court Judge O.P. Saini fixed May 5 for recording the statements of the accused in the case and granted them two weeks' more time for answering the questions.

The court said it has no problem in granting more time to the accused for preparing the answers.

G. Rohini sworn in as Delhi High Court chief justice

New Delhi : Justice G. Rohini was Monday sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

Justice Rohini, 58, who was a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, succeeds N.V. Ramana, who was elevated to the Supreme Court in February.

Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed has been the acting chief justice since then.

Justice Ramana was also from the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath of office to Justice Rohini.

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2G: Accused to answer 1,700 questions by May 5

New Delhi : A CBI court here Monday granted time till May 5 to the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case to reply over 1,700 questions running into 824 pages.

The accused include former union minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court Judge O.P. Saini fixed May 5 for recording the statements of the accused in the case and granted them two weeks' more time for answering the questions.

The court said it has no problem in granting more time to the accused for preparing the answers.

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Tejpal's plea: SC issues notice to Goa government

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Goa government on the bail plea by Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal, currently in jail for the alleged sexual assault on a junior woman colleague in Goa.

Maoists blow up school in Bihar

Patna:Maoist guerrillas blew up a state-run school in Bihar's Jamui district early Monday, police said. Over 200 students will now not be able to attend school.

Jamui Superintendent of Police Jitendra Rana said a group of armed Maoists used "cylinder bombs" to blast the Bojhayat middle school building.

"For Maoists, schools have become a soft target but it badly hit children," he said.

Police have also recovered two live bombs from the school premises.

File FIR against Kishtwar police chief, directs poll official

Jammu : In a significant development, a poll official in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district Sunday directed the local police to register an FIR against its district chief chief for creating misbehaving with him and thus hindering the poll process.

Additional District Magistrate, Kishtwar, Muhammad Hanief Malik, who is also the assistant returning officer (ARO) for poll duties, wrote to the station house officer (SHO) Kishtwar directing him to lodge an FIR against Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kotwal.

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Woman held for extorting Delhi bizman

New Delhi: A 30-year-old woman has been arrested from Rajasthan for trying to extort money from a Delhi businessman by threatening to trap him in a rape case using an obscene video footage, police said Sunday.

The woman had managed to extort Rs.5 lakh out of the businessman but her later demand for over Rs.1.5 crore forced the victim to approach the police.

Meenakshi, a resident of Bharatpur in Rajasthan, was arrested Saturday from Jaipur while receiving Rs.40 lakh, part of the extortion money.

BCCI names Shastri in three-member probe panel

Mumbai: The Indian cricket board Sunday named former skipper Ravi Shastri in the three-member probe panel that would be proposed to the Supreme Court to probe the betting scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

At the emergency working committee meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) head R.K. Raghavan and former chief justice of the Calcutta High Court J.N. Patel were also named in the new probe panel, well-informed sources told IANS.

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Karnataka orders Toyota, union to restore normalcy

Bangalore : The Karnataka government has ordered Toyota India and its workers' union to restore normalcy in operations with immediate effect, after there was no let-up in the month-long standoff.

"The government of Karnataka, in order to maintain industrial peace and harmony, has issued an order asking the company and the union to restore normalcy in operations immediately," Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd. said in a statement Sunday.

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