Delhi HC orders re-trial in five 1984 riots cases

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The Delhi High Court today ordered re-trial in five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases in which all the accused were acquitted in 1986. A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and Anu Malhotra also issued show cause notices to all the accused asking why the case against them be not re-tried. The suo motu directions to reopen… Read more »

SC bans sale, registration of non-BS-IV compliant vehicles

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The Supreme Court today banned the sale and registration of vehicles which are not compliant with BS-IV emission norms from April 1 across the country. The apex court observed that the “health of the people is far far more important than the commercial interest of automobile manufactures”. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and… Read more »

NGT defers hearing on Ganga cleaning till tomorrow

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The National Green Tribunal today adjourned till tomorrow the hearing on the plea relating to the cleaning and rejuvenation of River Ganga. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar posted the matter for March 30 after the counsel appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government sought more time citing unavailability of officers concerned. The… Read more »

Delhi HC dismisses Swaraj India plea for common symbol

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Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India’s plea for a common symbol in the upcoming MCD polls was today dismissed by the Delhi High Court. The high court dismissed the party’s plea, saying since the electronic voting machines would now carry photographs of the candidates, it would not be put to any disadvantage if there was no common… Read more »

Delhi HC refuses to interfere in Aircel-Maxis case

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The Delhi High Court today refused to interfere in the Aircel-Maxis case as the matter is pending before a special court set up by the Supreme Court. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal declined to entertain a PIL seeking directions to the CBI to move the trial court for… Read more »

CBI seeks cancellation of Jagan’s bail

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The CBI has sought cancellation of bail of YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy for allegedly trying to influence a crucial witness in a corruption case registered against him six years ago. The agency has moved an application in this regard at a Special Court in Hyderabad. The court was informed on Friday that Reddy… Read more »

Liquor ban: CJI expresses regret as spl bench did not assemble

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“We are very sorry,” Chief Justice J S Khehar today told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi when he submitted that despite assurance, the special bench did not assemble yesterday to hear pleas seeking modification of an order banning liquor vends along highways. The bench headed by the CJI had yesterday assured Rohatgi, who had mentioned matters… Read more »

Plea in NGT against illegal slaughter houses in UP

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An environment activist moved the National Green Tribunal today against “illegal” slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh, alleging that these were discharging untreated effluent into open drains and polluting the environment. The plea, which has been listed before a bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim, also seeks the execution of the NGT’s 2015 order for closure… Read more »

SC reserves verdict on pleas seeking appointment of Lokpal

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The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas seeking the appointment of Lokpal in the country. A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “We have heard the arguments of all the parties. Judgement (is) reserved.” During the hearing, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the Lokpal cannot be appointed in the… Read more »