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Senior Supreme Court lawyer quits practice citing ‘humiliation’


New Delhi, December 11 : Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan has quit legal practice, citing “humiliation” at the hands of the top court in the Delhi government versus L-G case. Dhavan, who was not seen in the Supreme Court on Monday, has requested Chief Justice Dipak Misra to take back his designation as senior advocate. He, however, said he wouldn’t mind ...

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India can pip SA to top of ODI rankings with Lanka ‘whitewash’

Dubai, December 9 : India go into their One Day International series against Sri Lanka starting on Sunday with the aim of winning 3-0 and overtaking South Africa to take top position in the ICC ODI Team Rankings.India, who are top-ranked in Test cricket, are on 120 points in the ODI rankings, only one point behind South Africa and will go ...

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397 crorepati candidates in fray for Gujarat elections


Ahmedabad, December 9 : As many as 397 crorepati candidates are in the fray for the Gujarat assembly elections, an analysis of their election affidavits done by two NGOs has found.Of the total 1,828 candidates trying their luck in the two-phased Assembly polls, 1,098 nominees have passed class 12 or below. Also, there are only 118 women candidates in the fray, ...

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Ukraine police rearrest ex-Georgian president Saakashvili


Kiev, December 9 : Ukrainian police on Saturday rearrested former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili after a similar attempt to detain the foe of President Petro Poroshenko had failed. Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said the 49-year-old anti-corruption campaigner was arrested on charges of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russia. “We are planning to conduct an investigation and ask the ...

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DSP among four cops suspended in under-trials escape case

Phagwara, December 9 : Four policemen, including DSP (Jail) Gurpreet Singh, three head constables Harpal Singh, Kabul Singh and Mangat Singh, were on Saturday suspended over the alleged negligence of duty after two under-trials escaped from the Phagwara Sub-jail on Thursday. DSP (Jail) Rajinder Singh has been given additional charge of the DSP (Jails) in Phagwara. On Thursday, Amandeep and ...

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