HC dismisses students’ plea against JNU admission policy

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The Delhi High Court today dismissed as “infructuous” a plea challenging JNU’s admission policy based on a 2016 notification of the University Grants Commission which capped the number of students per professor for MPhil and PhD courses. “Petition dismissed as infructuous,” Justice V K Rao said. The court said that the regulations made by UGC… Read more »

HC stays Odisha government’s tax recovery notice on IOCL

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In a setback to the state government, the Orissa High Court today passed an order to “keep in abeyance” a demand notice of VAT recovery from Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The state government in February had asked the IOCL to deposit tax of Rs 1485.98 crore for the sale of finished products from its Paradip… Read more »

HC directs ASI to finish temple repair work by June 2

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The Orissa High Court today directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to complete by June 2 the repair work of the prayer hall of the Jagannath Temple at Puri. Last September, the ASI had told the high court that the repair work it was undertaking in the temple was likely to be over by… Read more »

Zakir Naik, IRF indulging in unlawful activity: HC

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The Delhi High Court today upheld the Centre’s decision to immediately ban Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), saying the organisation and its president and members were indulging in “unlawful activity”. Turning down the foundation’s claim that the Centre has not given reasons for its order, Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said that there is material to… Read more »

Court notice on pleas challenging symbols to SAD, SAD (Delhi)

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A Delhi court today issued notice on a batch of election petitions challenging the symbols alloted to Shiromani Akali Dal and Shiromani Akali Dal (Delhi) and alleging these are religious parties not registered under the Societies Registration Act. One of the 12 petitions was filed by Surinder Singh of Panthak Sewa Dal, who has lost the… Read more »

No place for reserved category candidates in general merit list : HC

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The Gujarat High Court today held that various reserved category candidates availing of age relaxation cannot claim a place in the general category merit list for the government jobs. The division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi gave this ruling on a plea by the Gujarat Public Service Commission… Read more »