SC asks automobile firms not to frustrate BS IV roll out

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The Supreme Court has asked automobile companies not to frustrate the government’s initiative to check increasing levels of pollution by selling BS-III vehicles which they are holding in stock. The apex court, which was hearing pleas of automobile manufacturers seeking permission for disposing of around 8.2 lakh BS-III vehicles which are being held in stock,… Read more »

Bribery case: Suspended judge seeks to know status of probe

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A suspended senior civil judge, who is an accused along with her lawyer husband in a bribery case, has moved a special court seeking to know the status of the probe against her. Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal has sought the response of the CBI on the plea filed by Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal, who was a… Read more »

NCDRC allows shipping firms’s insurance claim of Rs 1.93 cr

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The apex consumer commission has directed an insurance company to pay over Rs 1.93 crore to a shipping firm for repair of one of its vessels which was damaged while sailing in bad weather. The New India Assurance Private Company Ltd, with whom the vessel is insured, had rejected the firm’s plea on the ground… Read more »

Chief justice J.S. Khehar rejects idea of prior approval of eco-sensitive projects

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Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar on Saturday rejected the suggestion of attorney general Mukul Rohatgi that the government, judiciary and other stakeholders should evolve a mechanism to clear eco-sensitive projects at the outset. Referring to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) framed in 1991, the attorney general said tourism industry has taken a hit as… Read more »

Law panel suggests compensation for litigants from lawyers

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The Law Commission of India has suggested to the Centre that litigants, who suffer on account of misconduct by lawyers and strikes in courts, be allowed to seek compensation at a forum established under the law. The Commission, headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice B S Chauhan, has submitted the report to the Ministry… Read more »

Office bearers in state body for 9 yrs can hold BCCI post: SC

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The Supreme Court today clarified that an office bearer in a state cricket body for a period of nine years cannot be disqualified from holding a post in apex cricket body BCCI and vice-versa. A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that “doubts are created” with regard to the eligiblity of an office bearer… Read more »

“Why no witness protection scheme as yet”

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Questioning the failures of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in implementing the witness protection schemes till now, the Supreme Court today asked them to give security to the witnesses in rape cases against Asaram. “It’s high time now, why are you not implementing the witness protection scheme. The witnesses in criminal cases need to be protected,”… Read more »

Calcutta HC asks Centre to file affidavit on Dhulagarh NIA probe

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The Calcutta High Court today sought the Centre’s stand to plea for NIA probe into the incidents of violence at Dhulagarh in Howrah district last December. A division bench Acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre and Justice T Mookherjee asked the Centre and the West Bengal government to file affidavits within four weeks, detailing their respective… Read more »