Teesta tweet case: Guj HC asks govt to submit report

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The Gujarat High Court today directed the state government to submit its report on police’s investigation after lodging of an FIR against social activist Teesta Setalvad for allegedly posting objectionable pictures of Hindu deities in 2014. During a brief hearing on Setalvad’s plea to quash that FIR, Justice N V Anjaria sought to know from… Read more »

SC rejects plea on quashing case against Thakur

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The Supreme Court today dismissed an appeal of Himachal Pradesh government challenging the high court verdict quashing a criminal case against HPCA chief and BJP MP Anurag Thakur on allegations of encroaching land to construct the Dharamsala cricket stadium. “We do not see any ground to interfere with the impugned order. The special leave petition… Read more »

Not serving poor quality food to jawans: BSF to Delhi HC

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The BSF today told the Delhi High Court that the allegation of one of its jawans on social media that poor quality food was being served to its troopers posted along the LoC was “false” as no complaint was ever made in this regard. “Concerned jawan (Tej Bahadur Yadav) or any other jawan of the… Read more »

E-waste burning: NGT orders inspection of Ganga floodplains

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The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of Ganga flood plains to probe dumping and burning of waste after a plea alleged illegal processing of electronic waste on the banks of Ramganga in western UP. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed officials from the Environment Ministry, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)… Read more »

Haryana recognises Najafgarh lake as a water body

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After claiming there was no natural lake in the Najafgarh area, the Haryana government has now taken a U-turn by telling the National Green Tribunal that it has been accepted as a water body. The re-designation would enable the governments of Haryana and Delhi to check construction and other activities in the dried up water… Read more »

4-year jail for man for abetting wife’s suicide

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A 25-year-old man, whose wife killed herself due to his extra-marital affair, has been sent to four years in jail, with a court here saying he was mature enough to understand the consequences of his act. Additional Sessions Judge Manoj Jain also said that the man’s relentless involvement with his paramour was enough to drive… Read more »

Delhi HC asks govt to explore ways to rehabilitate women prisoners

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The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre and Delhi government to explore appropriate programmes for mainstreaming and rehabilitating women prisoners. A bench of Justices Gita Mittal and Anu Malhotra observed that the status of women prisoners was extremely “sad and unfortunate”. “In several cases involving women prisoners, we are coming across the fact that,… Read more »