Bangaru Laxman sentenced to 4 year imprisonment and 1 lakh fine

New Delhi: A Delhi court sentenced former BJP president Bangaru Laxman to four years and asked him to pay up a fine of Rs. 1 lakh. Laxman was convicted for the offence yesterday. Laxman, a former Union Minister, was caught on camera in a sting operation, accepting a bribe of

Bangaru Laxman seeks leniency on health grounds

New Delhi: Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who was on Friday convicted by a Delhi court for accepting bribe sought leniency on the ground of poor health, while the CBI sought the maximum punishment of five years for him.72-year-old Bangaru, who was on Friday held guilty in the case, was produced from Tihar Jail before Special CBI Judge Kanwal Jeet Arora. The court after hearing arguments on quantum of sentence in the case reserved its judgment for 2.30 PM. The CBI is reported to have

Former US toxic ship entry in Indian waters challenged in SC

Ahmedabad: A mammoth 300,000-tonne US tanker whose recent name is Oriental Nicety which was responsible for the the worst-ever oil spills in Alaska in 1989 has entered Indian waters. The end of life ship has entered Indian waters in the name of dismantling and recycling.

VSDP changes stand; No plans to oppose UDF in Neyattinkara by-poll

Thiruvananthapuram: Vaikundaswami Dharma Pracharana Sabha (VSDP) leader Vishnupuram Chandrashekaran has stated that it

Delhi Court to pronounce sentence on Bangaru Laxman today

New Delhi: A Delhi court that was supposed to pronounce quantum of sentence for former BJP President Bangaru Laxman has postponed the hearing to 2.30 pm today. He will be produced in the Additional Sessions court today. Laxman was convicted for the offence yesterday. Laxman, a

Collector abduction:Maoists mediators talks underway

Raipur: The Maoist mediators BD Sharma and Professor Hargopal left for Chintalnar to meet Maoist leaders in a chopper provided by the government. One week after the kidnapping of Sukma collector Alex Menon, the first round of talks between the mediators and the Maoists have begun.

Pak Marines opened fire on Indian trawler; one injured

Porbandar: Pakistani Marines allegedly opened indiscriminate fire on an Indian trawler leaving one of them injured. The incident happened off the Gujarat coast.One Indian fisherman has been injured as Pakistan marines opened fire at an Indian trawler today.The incident happened near the international border in Arabian sea off the Jakhau, Gujarat coast

Collector abduction: Maoists ask govt to make stand clear

Raipur: Maoists denied the government reports that they have extended the April 25 deadline for the release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon. They have also asked the Chhattisgarh Government to clarify its stand on their demands for the release of the collector.

Fishermen killing: Kerala govt files affidavit in SC

New Delhi: The Kerala Government filed an affidavit in Supreme Court stating that the state police had right to take a case against the the Italian ship marines who fired at Indian fishermen. As they shot at those in a boat registered in India the case can be taken, the state pointed out in its

Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman convicted

New Delhi: Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman has been convicted, 11 years after he was caught on camera allegedly taking Rs One lakh as bribe from a fake arms dealer in a fictitious deal in a sting operation by Tehelka. Additional Sessions Judge Kanwal Jeet Arora found Laxman guilty under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.