SC refuses to interfere with selection, appointment of new AMU

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The Supreme Court today refused to interfere with the process of selection and appointment of Vice Chancellor (VC) for the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and dismissed a plea in this regard. The apex court also declined to de-tag another plea in which the appointment of the current VC has been challenged from the petition in… Read more »

NGT slaps fine on Uttarakhand govt for delay in filing reply

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National Green Tribunal today slapped fines on Uttarakhand government and its agencies for not filing their responses on a plea highlighting human wildlife conflict and seeking rehabilitation of villagers living inside Rajaji National Park in the state. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar slammed the state authorities for not filing their replies… Read more »

Justice Karnan fails to appear in SC in contempt proceedings

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Controversial Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan today failed to appear before the Supreme Court in connection with suo motu contempt proceedings initiated against him. A seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said that Justice Karnan, despite being served with the notice in the case, “has not put in appearance.”… Read more »

Delhi HC dismisses PIL against foreign architects for Pragati Maidan

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The Delhi High Court has turned down a PIL against the in-principle approval granted by the government for engaging foreign architects to transform Pragati Maidan into a world-class convention centre. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal rejected two petitions of India Institute of Architects (IIA), saying the “scope of… Read more »

‘Notification to protect Ganga flood plains issued’

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Government has informed the National Green Tribunal that it has issued a notification for regulating developmental activities on the floodplains of River Ganga and its tribuatries. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) told the green panel that the Ministry of Water Resources has issued a notification on October 7, 2016 which provides for protection… Read more »

2G scam: Kanimozhi allowed to travel abroad

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A special court has allowed DMK leader Kanimozhi, an accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, to travel abroad for five days this month. Special CBI Judge O P Saini allowed the DMK MP to travel to Rwanda and Uganda from February 19 to 24 after noting that the travel was not a private visit… Read more »

SC strikes down provisions of Karnataka quota law on promotion

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In order to provide reservation in promotions, the states must first determine whether the criteria of ‘inadequacy of representation’, ‘backwardness’ and ‘overall efficiency’ are fulfilled, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court set aside provisions of the ‘Karnataka Determination of Seniority of the Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the posts… Read more »

Bombay HC grants interim relief to Sharma in Kabbadi league case

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In an interim relief to sports commentator Charu Sharma, the Bombay High Court has directed the city police not to file a charge sheet against him in a cheating case wherein a former Kabbadi player has accused him of “hijacking” his idea of Pro-Kabbadi League. A division bench of justices A S Oka and Anuja… Read more »

LIC agent acquitted in murder case

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An LIC agent from Valsad in Gujarat, who was accused of murdering a resident from Wada in neighbouring Palghar district, has been acquitted by a local court. Accused Dharmesh Umesh Mishra, 40, was acquitted by the district court yesterday after the prosecution failed to prove the charges against him. The prosecution told District Judge MM… Read more »

Death sentence to man for killing minor girl

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A man has been awarded death sentence by a court here for killing his friend’s daughter as she resisted rape attempt. “Additional District Judge Vivekanand Sharan Tripathi, in his verdict pronounced yesterday, also imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on Shyamjeet,” Assistant District Government Counsel (ADGC), Ravinder Kumar Singh, said. “Shyamjeet, a resident of Sarai… Read more »