SC asks automobile firms not to frustrate BS IV roll out

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The Supreme Court has asked automobile companies not to frustrate the government’s initiative to check increasing levels of pollution by selling BS-III vehicles which they are holding in stock. The apex court, which was hearing pleas of automobile manufacturers seeking permission for disposing of around 8.2 lakh BS-III vehicles which are being held in stock,… Read more »

Bribery case: Suspended judge seeks to know status of probe

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A suspended senior civil judge, who is an accused along with her lawyer husband in a bribery case, has moved a special court seeking to know the status of the probe against her. Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal has sought the response of the CBI on the plea filed by Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal, who was a… Read more »

NCDRC allows shipping firms’s insurance claim of Rs 1.93 cr

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The apex consumer commission has directed an insurance company to pay over Rs 1.93 crore to a shipping firm for repair of one of its vessels which was damaged while sailing in bad weather. The New India Assurance Private Company Ltd, with whom the vessel is insured, had rejected the firm’s plea on the ground… Read more »

Chief justice J.S. Khehar rejects idea of prior approval of eco-sensitive projects

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Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar on Saturday rejected the suggestion of attorney general Mukul Rohatgi that the government, judiciary and other stakeholders should evolve a mechanism to clear eco-sensitive projects at the outset. Referring to the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) framed in 1991, the attorney general said tourism industry has taken a hit as… Read more »

Herald case: Sonia, Rahul Gandhi oppose Swamy’s plea

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi today opposed as “vague and devoid of material particulars” BJP MP Subramanian Swamy’s plea seeking summoning of witnesses in the National Herald case. The Gandhis, who are accused in the case along with some other Congress leaders, contended that Swamy’s plea was “in the nature of… Read more »

Arun Jaitley defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal put on trial

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A Delhi court on Saturday put chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on trial+ in a criminal defamation case filed against him by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA matter. Advocates from both the sides indulged in a heated argument over non-appearance of Jaitley after chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) Sumit Dass started the proceedings. The… Read more »

Delhi CM, 5 others put on trial in Jaitley defamation case

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders were today put on trial in a criminal defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley in the DDCA controversy, amid chaotic scenes in a court room here. Advocates from both the sides indulged in a heated argument over non-appearance of Jaitley after Chief Metropolitan… Read more »