Bureaucrats not above law: SC

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The Supreme Court today refused to show leniency and directed the Centre to obey a Gauhati High Court order on the issue of contempt against top CRPF officials saying that bureaucrats are not above the law. The top court only dispensed with the direction asking the Director General of CRPF to be personally present before… Read more »

Ban on cattle trade for slaughter to regulate: Govt to SC

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The Centre today told the Supreme Court that its notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter was aimed at having a “regulatory regime” on cattle trade across the country. The Centre’s submission came as the apex court sought its response on the pleas challenging the May 26 notification under… Read more »

Clarify stand on Ganga encroachments, NGT tells Centre and others

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Centre and other stakeholders to clarify their stand on demarcation and encroachments on the floodplains of the Ganga from Haridwar to Unnao. The green panel asked the ministries of environment and water resources, the National Mission for Clean Ganga, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Uttar… Read more »

Karnataka HC directs SIT not to arrest Kumaraswamy in mining case

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In a relief to former chief minister and state JDS chief H D Kumaraswamy, the Karnataka High Court today directed the Special Investigation Team (SIT) not to arrest him till June 20 in an illegal mining case. Justice Rathnakala passed the order on an application for anticipatory bail moved by Kumaraswamy after the special court… Read more »

Govt slammed for taking public money without proper schemes

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Government agencies have no right to accept money from the public unless they are ready with a housing scheme for which allotment can be made within a reasonable time, the apex consumer commission has said. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission’s (NCDRC) observation came in a case in which the Rajasthan Housing Board had cancelled… Read more »

NGT allows registration of 3 diesel trucks for carrying petrol

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has allowed registration of three new diesel vehicles conforming to BS-IV norms to be used for transporting petrol or petroleum products. A vacation bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim granted the relief to three petrol pumps in Delhi — Car Care Centre, Bhasin Service Station and Harshita Service Station —… Read more »

Goa meat traders challenge cattle trade restrictions in Bombay HC

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The Bombay High Court today issued notice to the central and the Goa governments over a petition filed by meat traders challenging the newly-introduced restrictions on cattle trade. Quraishi’s Meat Traders’ Association of Goa challenged in the Goa bench of the high court the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Regulation of Livestock Markets) Rules, 2017,… Read more »