Supreme Court directs Disaster Management sub-committee, for decrease in water level at Mullaperiyar Dam

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India directed Disaster Management sub-committee of Mullaperiyar Dam to consider reducing the water level up to 139 feet from the present 142 feet. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Indu Malhotra took a serious note of the grim flood situation in Kerala and asked the sub-committee to hold an… Read more »

Rahul Gandhi security lapse: Madras High Court issued notice to Centre and Tamil Nadu Government

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CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today issued notices to the Tamil Nadu and Central governments on a PIL seeking a judicial probe in alleged security lapses during Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the Rajaji Hall here to pay homage to departed DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi. Advocate A.P. Suryaprakasam also sought a direction to the… Read more »

Coal Scam: Special Court frames additional chargesheet against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal

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NEW DELHI: A special court on Friday framed an additional charge of abetment of bribery against Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal in a case pertaining to irregularities in the allocation of a Jharkhand coal block. A special Central Bureau of Investigation court too had ordered framing of an additional abetment charge on July 14. Special judge Bharat Parashar… Read more »

Vyapam Scam: Special court rejects bail plea of Ex chairman of private collage

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MADHYA PRADESH: On Friday, Special Court here rejected Bail plea of a Former Chairman of a Private medical college in a Money-Laundering case linked to the alleged vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. Case against Bhandari was registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Special Judge Samaresh Singh remanded accused Vinod Bhandari to judicial custody. Bhandari was booked… Read more »

Supreme Court, asks Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, to take appropriate steps to clear garbage

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has asked the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi to make a collaborative effort with the help of civil society and resident welfare associations to clear Delhi of its garbage. A three-judge Bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur turned to the LG after, in a previous hearing, voicing its exasperation… Read more »

HC seeks Centre’s reply on Tytler’s plea against seizing of passport

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court sought response of the Centre on a plea by Congress leader Jagdish Tytler challenging an order of the passport authority impounding his passport for allegedly furnishing false details to them. Justice Vibhu Bakhru took on record the submission of Additional Solicitor General Maninder Acharya that Tytler is at liberty… Read more »

Madras High Court fumes over unchecked, corruption in Chennai corporation

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CHENNAI: The Madras High Court made strong observations over ‘rampant’ corruption in the city corporation and said people were unable to get any document without bribing officials. A petition filed by H Lakshmi came up for hearing , said “in every transaction in the corporation, people are absolutely frustrated and the corrupt activities of the… Read more »

Gowaris should be included in ST Community: Bombay High Court

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MUMBAI: The Nagpur bench of Bombay Excessive court docket delivered the decision on petitions searching for the standing of Scheduled Tribe. Adim Gowari Samaj Vikas Mandal and some others had moved the Nagpur bench of high court, seeking the status of Scheduled Tribe. The bench, comprising Justice R Ok Deshpande and Justice Arun Upadhye, delivered the… Read more »

Creamy layer cannot be applied to deny benefits of quota in pramotion, Centre to Supreme Court

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NEW DELHI: A court verdict of 2006 had held that the ‘creamy layer’ concept cannot be applied to SC/ST persons for promotions in government jobs. The apex court had on July 11 refused to pass any interim order against its 2006 verdict and said that a five-judge bench would first see whether it needs to… Read more »