CM quota flat allotment files missing: Govt tells HC

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Over 1,300 files pertaining to alloment of flats since 1982 to beneficiaries from Chief Minister’s housing quota have gone missing, the Maharashtra Government informed the Bombay High Court today. “At least 1,300 files of Housing Department alone are missing,” public prosecutor Jayesh Yagnik told Justices Abhay Oka and Reveti Mohite-Dhere, who were hearing a PIL… Read more »

Ex-Delhi govt official gets 3 yrs jail in DA case

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A 67-year-old retired motor vehicle inspector in Delhi government’s transport department has been sentenced to three years in jail for amassing disproportionate assets of over Rs 11 lakh by a court here which expressed concern over increasing corruption. The court observed that corruption by public servants has created a sense of insecurity for the common… Read more »

Hastinapur land grab scam: Court cancels lease to 72

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A local court has cancelled leases granted to 72 persons, including a son of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, on land in Hastinapur Sanctuary area, saying it is a government property. The Revenue Court here on Thursday declared as illegal the allotments of several hectares of land to all 72 persons, including Shivani Saini, son… Read more »

HC seeks DDA response on PIL over misuse of land

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DDA’s response on a PIL has been soughed out by the Delhi High court seeking a direction to the land agency to take action against an educational society for its alleged illegal transfer of land to another society for construction of a private school. A bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain also issued a notice… Read more »

HC raps Maha for delaying land acquisition

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Maharashtra Government has been rapped by the Bombay High court for failing to come up with an action plan to identify and acquire land across the state for dumping and processing solid waste. A division bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and A P Bhangale was hearing a bunch of petitions seeking implementation of the Municipal… Read more »

Demolish construction near Rai Pithora Fort: HC

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In Delhi, High court has ordered demolition of unauthorized construction on government land near Rai Pithora Fort, which is named after the second-last Hindu king of Delhi, Prithviraj Chauhan. A bench headed by Justice G S Sistani directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to file a report by April 23 showing that the court’s order to demolish the… Read more »

PIL alleges encroachments by minister

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The Maharashtra Government has been asked by the Bombay High Court to file reply to a PIL alleging encroachments made by Minister Ganesh Naik and a private trust run by his nephews on the state-owned land valued at over Rs 200 crore in the satellite city of Navi Mumbai. Hearing the petition today, Justices Ashok Bhangale and… Read more »

Patanjali land row: HC orders status quo; issues notice to governor

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The state government has been directed by the  Himachal Pradesh High Court to maintain status quo in respect of the land leased to Patanjali Yogapeeth of Ramdev and sought government’s response on the matter A Division Bench consisting Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Kuldeep Singh issued notice to the state government asking it to file reply on the… Read more »

Noida builders restrained from using groundwater

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All the builders in Noida and Greater Noida has restrained by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for extracting any quantity of underground water for the purposes of construction or otherwise till January 24. The tribunal passed the order in response to a public interest litigation(PIL) filed by environmentalist Vikrant Kumar Tongad expressing concern over depleting ground water level… Read more »