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Monday , December 3 , 2012
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Cheque signature

New Delhi, Dec. 2 (PTI): A person may face criminal proceedings if a cheque issued by him is dishonoured on the ground that his signature does not match the specimen available with the bank, the Supreme Court has said.

ch set aside a Gujarat High Court verdict saying criminal proceedings can be initiated only when the cheque is dishonoured because of insufficient funds in the account.

Sikh soldier

London (PTI): The British army’s first Sikh soldier, allowed to wear a turban rather than a bearskin while on duty, has suffered abuse from colleagues over his headgear and refusal to cut his hair and beard, a report said. Guardsman Jatinderpal Singh Bhullar, 25, joined the Scots Guards this year.

Jupiter show

New Delhi (PTI): Jupiter will be at its biggest and brightest on Monday night. The planet, which has a system of rings, is at its closest approach and will appear bigger and brighter than usual, an official of the Planetary Society of India has said.

Tiger killed

Wayanad (PTI): A tiger, on the prowl in parts of Kerala’s Wayanad district over the past few weeks, was shot dead by forest department officials on Sunday. The tiger had been moving from one place to another, thawrting the efforts of the officials to capture it.

Legal spat

New Delhi (PTI): Delhi High Court has ticked off a metropolitan magistrate and a senior lawyer with 40 years of experience for entering into an “ugly spat” during a hearing. A bench rebuked the two while dismissing the magisterial court’s appeal to begin contempt proceedings against the lawyer.

Rural paper

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav launched a rural newspaper in Sitapur district on Sunday. The paper, being run by a four-decade-old non-government rural education trust called Bhartiya Gramin Vidyalaya Society, is named Gaon Connection.

Student entry

New Delhi, Dec. 2 (PTI): An educational institute is “well within” its rights to deny admission to a successful candidate if his entry adversely affects its discipline, Delhi High Court has ruled.

“The right of an institution to either admit or deny admission is beyond dispute and no student has got a right to compel an institution that he should be admitted,” the court said.

MNS ‘assault’

Kalyan (PTI): A Maharashtra Navnirman Sena corporator repeatedly slapped a 65-year-old private contractor over the alleged “delay” in repairing a damaged water pipeline on Saturday. The footage of the assault showed Nitin Nikam hitting D.G. Patil over water shortage in Ganeshwadi locality in full public view.

Employer rule

New Delhi (PTI): The government should act as a model employer and ensure that its employees are treated fairly in appointment and promotion, the Supreme Court has said.

Chadha case

New Delhi (PTI): A Delhi court has extended till December 5 the police remand of Sukhdev Singh Namdhari. He had been booked on murder charges in the November 17 shootout in which liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother were killed.

Dog attack

Bangalore (PTI): A five year-old girl was injured in an attack by a pack of stray dogs while playing near her house in Bangalore, police said on Sunday. The child has been hospitalised.