Delhi HC seeks govt’s reply on plea to halt TV show

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The Delhi High Court today sought the government’s response on a plea to immediately halt all future episodes of a TV series ‘Fatah Ka Fatwa’, alleging that it promoted enmity between communities. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also issued notice to the television channel asking them to respond… Read more »

Allahabad High Court gets three new judges

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The Allahabad High Court today got three new judges taking the total number, including those here as well as at the Lucknow Bench, to 84 as against the sanctioned strength of 160. Chief Justice D B Bhosle administered the oath of office to justices Ashok Kumar, Vivek Chaudhary and Saumitra Dayal Singh. All the three… Read more »

SC to decide whether to refer Sabarimala issue to larger bench

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The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on whether to refer the matters pertaining to the ban on entry of women aged between 10 to 50 years at Kerala’s Sabrimala temple to its constitution bench. A three-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said it would deliver a judgement regarding the “complexities of the issue”… Read more »

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 »