Pragya wont be exempt from court appearance

first_imgMumbai: Newly-elected Bhopal MP Pragya Singh Thakur on Monday failed to get exemption from appearance in a special court this week in the 2008 Malegaon blast case in which she is an accused.Special NIA Judge V S Padalkar rejected Thakur’s application for exemption in which she stated that she has to complete formalities relating to Parliament, saying her presence is necessary at this stage in the case. The court directed Thakur to appear before it this week. “Grounds shown in the exemption application like to complete process of elections, enrolment and other factors cannot be accepted at all as time and again, the accused person (Thakur) has undertaken to remain present before this court but fails to do so,” the court said. It further said initially exemption from appearance was granted.P6last_img read more

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British Airways pilots vote to strike in pay dispute

LONDON — British Airways pilots have voted overwhelmingly to strike amid a long-running dispute over pay.The British Airlines Pilots Association says Monday that the pilots don’t want to inconvenience the public and accused the airline of dragging negotiations into the summer. No potential dates have been set for strike action.The association says that action was backed by more than 9-1 on a turnout of 90%.The organization’s leader, Brian Strutton, says the strong result “demonstrates the resolve of BA pilots, and shows BA that it must table a sensible improved offer if a strike is to be averted.”The association says the airline is seeking an injunction Tuesday in the High Court to halt industrial action. It says further negotiations are on hold because of BA’s legal move.The Associated Press read more

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