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Radia Tapes

17 October 2013

SC sees Radia criminal leads: After analysing the Radia tapes the Supreme Court told the CBI to inquire into at least six possibly criminal issues raised by the infamous leaked phone conversations between lobbyist Niira Radia and others. “Radia's conversations reveal deep-rooted malice by private enterprises in connivance with government officials for extraneous purposes,” said the court headed by Justice GS Singhvi [PTI]

Polygamous judge-to-be-no-more: “Marrying a man who already has a wife will go down as one of the 'rarest of rare' ways of losing out on the opportunity to become a judge,” writes the Bangalore Mirror in its report on 33-year-old judicial aspirant who lost out on a bench seat despite ranking 41st among 232 candidates

Goa reduces appeal rights: The Goa government has introduced The Goa High Court (Hearing of Writ Petitions by Division Bench and Abolition of Letters Patent Appeals) Bill 2013, which will ban filing appeal against the ruling of a single judge of the Bombay High Court before its division bench, in order to reduce excessive litigation and pendency [PTI]

Furlough a birth right?: How does Bollywood mega star Sanjay Dutt’s 28-day prison holiday on ‘Furlough’ compare against other prisoners’ cases? Newslaundry looks into it.

Sibal wants cyber fight: Indian telecom minister Kapil Sibal argued for Indian court jurisdiction over cyber security attacks from outside that affect India [PTI]

26 May 2011

Lies, books and Radia-tapeThe Delhi High Court has stayed the release of the book “Close Encounters with Niira Radia” written by controversial former senior counsel R K Anand after Radia filed for defamation and a mandatory and permanent injunction.

29 November 2010

image Karanjawala & Company partner Manik Karanjawala is representing Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata who has approached the Supreme Court today about the Nira Radia tapes that he alleges violated his privacy, reported the Indian Express.

23 November 2010

image Exclusive: Activist lawyer Prashanth Bhushan has condemned media ownership and its consequences after secret wiretap tapes that were released as part of the 2G scam case, which contained alleged conversations between well-known publicist Nira Radia and India’s rich, powerful and the Fourth Estate.