NGT asks Delhi government to for report on quality of water

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to submit a complete and comprehensive report on quality and quantity of water that is being supplied to end users at various localities of the national capital on random sample basis. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the committee comprising environment secretary… Read more »

HC rejects plea challenging externment of Nashik resident

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The Bombay High Court has rejected a petition challenging externment of a Nashik resident, saying the externing authority had exercised its powers within the parameters of law and hence no interference was called for in the externment proceedings. “In view of this, we are not inclined to allow the petition,” said a bench of justices… Read more »

Chief Information Commissioner can transfer Commissioners: HC

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The Bombay High Court has held that the State Chief Information Commissioner has powers under Right to Information Act (RTI) to transfer State Information Commissioner from one region to another for the purpose of ensuring that the Commission functions in a smooth manner. This significant ruling was delivered by a bench headed by Justice V… Read more »

“Lower judiciary should avoid evocative verdicts”

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“Touch the chord of a layman” by drafting simple judgements. This was the suggestion given by Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Sikri, to his colleagues, especially those in the lower judiciary. Addressing a session at the ongoing Kumaon Literary Festival here, he suggested that the lower judiciary should draft simple judgements as they may… Read more »

‘Star campaigner’s air travel expense outside constituency not

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Expenses incurred by a “star campaigner” on travelling by air outside his constituency cannot be computed as his personal election expenditure as a candidate, the Supreme Court has said. A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar ordered deletion of a paragraph, regarding expenses, in an election plea filed against an MLA in Madhya Pradesh on… Read more »

Delhi continues to be a Union territory: HC

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The special provisions incorporated for Delhi by constitutional amendment does not “dilute” the constitutional provision which gives the national capital the status of Union territory, the Delhi High Court ruled today. Aam Admi Party had contended that the Article 239AA of the Constitution which came into existence with a 1991 amendment, confers special status to… Read more »