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India prisons are difficult places

India prisons are difficult places

Mallya last month appeared before a court in London where both defence and prosecution presented clarifications on Barrack 12 at Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai, where Mallya is to be held post-extradition. Judge Emma Arbuthnot asked the Indian authorities to submit within three weeks a video of the Barrack 12 of the Arthur Road Jail.

Cannot allow default sentences to run

Cannot allow default sentences to run

The Supreme Court has held that default sentences cannot be directed to run concurrently, as it may defeat the very objective of the punishment. A bench of Justices A M Sapre and U U Lalit said, "If imposition of fine and prescription of mandatory minimum is designed to achieve a specific purpose, the very objective will get defeated if the default sentences...

HAL, Dassault Aviation had serious

HAL, Dassault Aviation had serious

There were "serious differences" between Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Dassault Aviation for production of Rafale jets in India when the UPA government was negotiating the deal with the French company, official sources said on Thursday. The previous UPA government in 2012 started negotiations with Dassault Aviation to buy...

Appointment of judges: Leave it to us

Appointment of judges: Leave it to us

"Leave the issue of judges' appointment to us, we can take care of ourselves", the Supreme Court said as it dismissed a number of petitions filed on issues related to the judiciary. The top court also dismissed a plea that sought contempt action against lawyers who have signed the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra.

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