FIR lodged against students blocking admin block: JNU to Delhi HC

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) today told the Delhi High Court that it has lodged an FIR against students who have been blocking access to the varsity’s administrative block. The varsity, however, said its officials would need police assistance to enter the administrative block and sought such a relief from Justice V K Rao, who is… Read more »

Delhi HC to hear O P Sharma’s plea on March 2

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BJP MLA O P Sharma, suspended from Delhi Legislative Assembly for two sessions, today moved the Delhi High Court for early hearing of his plea challenging the action taken against him. He sought an early hearing as the Budget Session was likely to be convened by the middle of March and he wanted to attend… Read more »

DMK moves Madras High Court challenging trust vote

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Opposition DMK today moved the Madras High Court seeking to declare Saturday’s vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Assembly null and void. Counsel for DMK, R Shanmugasundaram, a former Rajya Sabha member, also sought an urgent hearing of the petition. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice R Mahadeven posted… Read more »

SC rejects plea against UP govt’s pension scheme for poor

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea challenging the Akhilesh Yadav government’s ‘Samajwadi’ pension scheme for the poor. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul said the scheme is meant for the poor and “it is a beautiful one”. The court was hearing… Read more »

Afghan national acquitted in drug trafficking case

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A Delhi court has acquitted an Afghan national of the charges of drug trafficking, noting that there was strong suspicion over the credibility of the evidence. Additional Sessions Judge Amit Bansal granted the relief to Mohd Dawood who was accused of carrying over 5 kgs of heroin. Along with Dawood, the court also acquitted Andhra… Read more »

SC raps Centre on dumping of hazardous water

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The Supreme Court has pulled up the Centre for “making money” at the cost of citizens’ health by allowing dumping in India of hazardous waste from foreign countries. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar termed the issue as “important” and said the authorities cannot bypass the regulations as the people of the… Read more »

Fabindia drops ”Khadi” tag from its products

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Fabindia has started removing the brand name ‘Khadi’ it uses to promote its cotton products after a legal notice by Khadi India that the use of the word amounted to “unfair trade practice” and misusing its trade name. Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) had sent a legal notice to Fabindia Overseas Pvt Ltd, a… Read more »

When Ghalib made Justice Thakur expedite a hearing

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Former Chief Justice of India T S Thakur once agreed to fast-track the hearing of a case, after he overheard the lawyer in question alluding to one of Ghalib’s couplets during the court proceedings. “I was hearing a case in the Delhi High court and the lawyer was praying for a short date. I said… Read more »

Mamata condoles death of ex-CJI Altamas Kabir

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed deep condolences at the sad demise of former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir. In her condolence message, Banerjee said with the passing away of Kabir the country has lost a legal luminary. “Condolences on the passing of fmr CJ Altamas Kabir ji. My thoughts with his… Read more »

DDCA case: Kejriwal asked to appear before court on March 21

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today directed to appear on March 21 before a Delhi court which granted him exemption from personal appearance for the day in a criminal defamation complaint filed by DDCA and Chetan Chauhan. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra allowed Kejriwal’s plea for exemption for the day as he is in Bengaluru for… Read more »