Vacancies in bodies under JJ Act affecting implementation: SC

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Different authorities constituted under the Juvenile Justice Act are facing vacancies which, in turn, is affecting the effective implementation of the Act, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan Lokur said today. “If authorities constituted under the (Juvenile Justice) Act, such as the juvenile justice boards, state commissions for protection of child rights, special juvenile police units,… Read more »

Uber Moves HC for Rs 12 cr in damages from taxi owners bodies

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App-based car service provider Uber India has approached the Bombay High Court seeking Rs 12 crore in damages from taxi owners and drivers associations for harming its reputation and livelihood of drivers by protesting against the company. In its suit, Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd also sought an injunction restraining the defendants from stopping Uber… Read more »

Govt doesn’t care for widows of this country, says SC

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In a stinging remark, the Supreme Court today said when it passes some directions, it is claimed that the courts are “trying to run the government”, which does not want to act. “You (government) do not want to do it and when we say anything, you say that court is trying to run the government,”… Read more »

Plea in HC accuses EC of “dereliction of duty”

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A poll activist has moved the Madras High Court accusing the Election Commission of committing “dereliction of duty” in not lodging complaint against bribe- taking voters and has sought remedial action over the matter. Acting on the plea by activist Arun Natarajan, a bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar issued notice… Read more »

Court asks Delhi Police chief to take action against DCP

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Delhi Police Commissioner has been directed by a court here to take action against senior officers, including a DCP, for their negligence and conducting an enquiry in a “very perfunctory manner” in a rape case. The court asked the police chief to initiate proper action against Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of north district and… Read more »

Court sends ISIS men to jail for 7-yr in terror case

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Special court today awarded seven-year jail term to two men after they pleaded guilty of criminally conspiring to raise funds and recruiting people for the terror outfit ISIS. District judge Amar Nath convicted accused Azhar-ul- Islam (24) from Jammu and Kashmir and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh (25) from Maharashtra, following their U-turn more than a month… Read more »

Can’t pass an order on reclaiming Kohinoor: SC

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The Supreme Court today said it could not pass an order for reclaiming the Kohinoor from the United Kingdom or to stop it from being auctioned. Disposing of a plea seeking directions to bring the treasured diamond back to India, a bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said it could not ask a… Read more »

No red beacon on Delhi HC judges cars

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A day after the government barred use of red beacons by VVIPs including the President, the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers from May 1, the judges of the Delhi High Court gave it up from this afternoon. At a pre-lunch meeting held by all judges of the high court, it was decided to give up… Read more »

SC to examine Parsi woman’s right of religious identity

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The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a contentious issue whether a Parsi woman can be deprived of her religious identity, acquired by the virtue of her birth, after marrying a man of different religion. The apex court was dealing with an appeal challenging the Gujarat High Court’s March 2012 verdict in which it was… Read more »

Jiah’s mother moves CBI court, seeks summons to Blackberry

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Deceased actor-model Jiah Khan’s mother Rabia today moved the special CBI court seeking summons to service provider Blackberry to produce messenger communication between her daughter and actor Suraj Pancholi. Pancholi is accused of abetting the suicide of Jiah. “The court be pleased to issue necessary summons calling upon the Blackberry India to produce the information… Read more »