Get beggars off the streets, court tells Delhi government

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Delhi government’s counsel told a division bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Ajit Bharioke that most of the beggars in the capital are from other states. Counsel said co-ordination with the states is difficult without the intervention of the central government. The court then issued a notice to the central government on the… Read more »

Delhi HC sets aside monetary reward

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The Delhi High Court has set aside a monetary award granted to a Delhi Development Authority contractor by an arbitrator, saying that “the arbitrator took upon himself the job of rewarding a corrupt contractor and thereby rewarding corrupt DDA officials”. The DDA had given a contract to Messrs K. C. Chibber & Company to build… Read more »

HC to hear PIL on swine flu

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Delhi High Court will take up for hearing public interest litigation seeking directions to the Centre and the Delhi Government to take effective measures to deal with cases of swine flu in the Capital. The petitioner, social worker Anjana Jain through her lawyer Sugriv Dubey, has alleged that Delhi’s government hospitals do not have sufficient… Read more »

Centre tells SC many steps underway to check terrorism

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The central government told the Supreme Court that it had been pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to counter terrorism and had initiated a series of measures to put up a near fail-proof infrastructure for the purpose. Stating this before a bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice B.S. Chauhan, it sought dismissal of a lawsuit… Read more »

SC ready to reveal information under RTI

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Supreme Court told the Delhi High Court that it was ready to reveal information under the Right to Information Act (RTI) on a complaint against an Allahabad High Court judge. Attorney General Ghulam E. Vahanvati, appearing for the Supreme Court, made the submission before the high court that although he does not accept the correctness… Read more »

SC concerned over failing monsoon, skyrocketing prices

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Supreme Court expressed its concern over the monsoon failure, threat of drought and further rise in the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, and urged the government to provide succor to people. “Prices are rising. Pulses’ prices too are rising. So are those of other food items of the common man,” observed a bench of Justice… Read more »

Illegal slaughterhouses polluting drinking water in UP: NHRC

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National Human Rights Commission has ordered the closure of illegal slaughterhouses and furnaces used in extraction of animal bone fat in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh because the blood and animal waste flushed into open drains has started polluting drinking water supply system. An official of the commission said: “The commission has issued a notice… Read more »

Right To Education Bill raises bar for schools

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With the passage of The Right to Children Free and Compulsory Education Bill, on free and compulsory education to children in Parliament, the quality of education in schools in the country is set to take a forward leap. The Bill, which makes education a right of every child in the age group of six to… Read more »

Dalai Lama to receive IF Award

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The National Civil Rights Museum in the US will confer the International Freedom Award on the Dalai Lama for his “steadfast commitment to protecting and defending the rights of oppressed people of Tibet “.

Apex Court stop UP from demolishing Lucknow jail

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The Supreme Court suspended its own order that had allowed the Uttar Pradesh government to raze to the ground the sprawling 195-acre Lucknow Jail to pave the way for construction of an ecological park.