MCD polls: Delhi HC junks pleas against ward allocation criteria

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The Delhi High Court today dismissed the pleas seeking quashing of the notification laying down criteria for allocation of wards for reserved categories and women in the upcoming MCD polls. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar said the criteria was based on population density of an area and the 2011 census data… Read more »

Delhi HC seeks police reply on ex-MLA Shokeen’s plea

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The Delhi High Court today sought response from the police on the plea of former MLA Rambeer Shokeen, arrested for his alleged involvement in an organised crime syndicate, against the trial court’s order dismissing his bail application. Justice Vipin Sanghi issued notice to Special Cell of Delhi Police on Shokeen’s petition which alleged that he… Read more »

Bombay HC asks protesting resident doctors to resume work immediately

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The Bombay High Court today directed the resident doctors, who are abstaining from duty in various hospitals across Maharashtra for the last four days, to resume work immediately. The high court said the issues and demands of the doctors can be amicably resolved with the state government. The court also directed the government and the… Read more »

SC judge launches SCLSC’s video conferencing facility

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Justice Dipak Misra today inaugurated the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee’s (SCLSC) video conferencing facility in the court complex. Justice Misra, who is also the Executive Chairman of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), while launching the revamped website of SCLSC said the committee aims to engage quality lawyers and was planning to enhance remuneration for… Read more »

PIL opposes ‘commercialisation’ of cemetery in Valsad

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The Gujarat High Court today issued notices to the state government and others on a PIL against alleged commercialisation of a Christian cemetery in Valsad. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi issued notices to the government, Valsad Collector and First District Church of the Brethren (FDCB). FDCB… Read more »

Delhi govt enhances cash given to students for uniforms

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The Delhi government has told the Delhi High Court it has enhanced the cash subsidy provided to students in schools run by it for purchase of uniforms for the academic session 2017-18. The submission was made by the Directorate of Education (DoE) in an affidavit filed in response to the court’s query of August last… Read more »

Life sentence for Ajmer blast case convicts

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A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here today sentenced Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta to life in jail in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case. The magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Patel (39) and Rs 5,000 on Gupta (41) after they were held guilty under relevant sections of the IPC,… Read more »

Madras HC disposes of plea against Dinakaran’s candidature

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Observing that it cannot interfere in policy matters of government, the Madras High Court today disposed of a petition challenging AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T T V Dinakaran’s candidature for the April 12 RK Nagar Assembly bypoll on the ground he had been penalised in FERA cases. When the PIL came up before the first… Read more »