Finalise emission norms for diesel locomotives: NGT to MoEF

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to finalise the emission standards for diesel locomotives within two months. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar passed the order after the counsel for the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) refuted its own earlier submission that the emission norms,… Read more »

Saharanpur violence: SC refuses urgent hearing on plea for SIT

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The Supreme Court today refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the recent incidents of caste violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district. A vacation bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Navin Sinha said there was no urgency and the petition may be heard after… Read more »

Book MLA for forging medical papers: HC tells police

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court today ordered police to register a criminal case against Congress MLA Kamleshwar Patel for allegedly forging medical documents to skip hearing of an election petition against him. Justice Atul Shridharan directed the Bhopal police to register a criminal case against Patel, MLA from Sinhaval in Sidhi district. “While hearing a… Read more »

Rape case against Asaram: Court grants in-camera trial

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A court in Gandhinagar, hearing a rape case against religious preacher Asaram, today allowed a petition seeking in-camera proceedings in the case. The plea was moved by public prosecutor R C Kodekar citing threat to life of witnesses in the case. Principal sessions judge A N Joshi allowed the application which said prosecution witnesses coming… Read more »

Working for Rs 2 per day for 17 years, man moves HC

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Serving as a part-time sweeper for a paltry Rs two per day in Tamil Nadu animal husbandry department for the past 17 years, a man has knocked at the doors of Madras High Court seeking regularisation of his service. Admitting the petition by M Ravikumar, Justice M Govindaraju today ordered status quo on proceedings consequent… Read more »

Spl court defers framing of charges in Ayodhya case

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A special CBI court today deferred till May 30 framing of charges against six accused in one of the two Babri Masjid demolition cases, after five of them sought exemption from appearance. Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Prem Ji, Champat Rai Bansal, Dharma Das and Satish Pradhan are… Read more »

SC ‘no’ to urgent hearing on plea to conduct NEET afresh

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The Supreme Court today refused to grant an urgent hearing on a plea seeking to conduct afresh the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) examination for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the current academic year. The plea, which was mentioned before a vacation bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Navin Sinha, sought a direction… Read more »