No license required to serve liquor in pvt functions: Kerala HC

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The Kerala High Court today held that no license is required to serve liquor in a private function held at an individual’s residence. A bench of justices Antony Dominic and Dama Seshadri Naidu gave its ruling on a plea by one Alex V Chacko fearing harassment by police and excise department authorities in a baptism… Read more »

City court grants bail to suspended ED officer Manoj Kumar

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A city court today granted bail to suspended Enforcement Directorate officer Manoj Kumar, who had been arrested for his alleged role in a case of extortion. Debabrata Sinha, the fifth judge at Bankshall Court, granted bail to Kumar on two sureties of Rs 20,000 each. He was directed to submit his passport to the court… Read more »

Court convicts five person for acid attack on girl

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An Aurangabad court today held five persons guilty of killing a girl last year by throwing acid at her. Additional District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Mishra convicted prime accused Mohammad Azhar and four others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and POSCO for the acid attack on the girl on June 23,… Read more »

Cash for vote: HC questions non-inclusion of names in FIR

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The Madras High Court today asked the Tamil Nadu government to explain as to why names figuring in the Election Commission and IT Department reports on the alleged bribing of RK Nagar assembly segment voters were not mentioned in the relevant FIR. The FIR against unnamed persons had been registered on a complaint by the… Read more »

NGT asks Himachal govt to ensure ban on illegal mining

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Himachal Pradesh government to ensure there is no illegal mining in the state “under any circumstances”. Responding to a plea alleging unauthorised excavation on government land in Kangra, a circuit bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the state government to submit a restoration plan… Read more »

Woman’s plea for abortion: SC forms 7-doctor medical board

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The Supreme Court today constituted a medical board of seven doctors of the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata to ascertain health of a 24-week pregnant woman wanting to undergo abortion on the grounds of foetus abnormality. A vacation bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and S K Kaul directed the medical board to submit the report… Read more »

Calcutta High Court stays sale of Bengal Chemicals excess land

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The Calcutta High Court today stayed the proposed sale of excess land of Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Limited, a Union government undertaking. Justice Debangshu Basak stayed the proposed sale of the land, slated for auction next week, on a petition by the company’s workers’ union opposing the proposed sale. Petitioner’s counsel Bikash Bhattacharya submitted to… Read more »