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New Delhi:A city court imposed a fine of Rs 1,25,000 and Rs 60,000 on retired Income Tax officials, Chandra Prakash Kataria and Mohar Singh, respectively, and sentenced them to three years' imprisonment for taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 for issuing Tax Identification Number to a firm in 2006. Observing that "corruption undermines human rights" and was "a systematic economic crime", the court declined the defence plea for a lenient sentence.
More rain expected over weekend: Met
New Delhi:The capital can expect more rain over the weekend, the Indian Meteorological Department officials said. They said the unusually wet weather is a result of aggressive wind masses that have been moving across north India.
March 31 is deadline for Aadhaar process
New Delhi:Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday reviewed the implementation of Aadhaar-based cash transfer schemes and set a deadline of March 31 for completing the remaining issuance of Aadhaar numbers. She has directed the Revenue department to extend benefits of Centrally Sponsored Schemes under Aadhaar-based cash transfers in all 11 districts in the Capital.
New judicial districts: Lawyers file PIL
New Delhi:The Dwarka District Court Bar Association has filed a PIL in the Delhi High Court against a government notification dividing Delhi into 11 judicial districts and the High Court order allocating the jurisdiction of the various criminal and civil courts for each district. Alleging that the jurisdiction had been assigned "arbitrarily and against the principle of 'Justice at Door Step'", the association asked HC to stay the orders. The High Court is expected to hear the petition on Monday.
Plan to allow buses at Old Delhi rly station
New Delhi:The Public Works Department of the city government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that it is ready with a plan to decongest the road in front of the Old Delhi railway station by allowing buses to ply on the station premises — with a stop inside the complex. The HC had last year asked the department to start allowing buses into the railway station area as a pilot project.