Madras HC begins hearing pleas challenging disqualification of MLAs

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The Madras High Court today began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 pro-Dhinakaran MLAs by the Tamil Nadu speaker. Eight of the 18 MLAs had moved court yesterday, challenging the action against them under the anti-defection law. They attacked Speaker P Dhanapal’s order disqualifying them as MLAs as ‘unauthorised’ and ‘illegal’… Read more »

Form panel for street vendors through polls: Delhi HC to Delhi govt

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The rights of street vendors are being “grossly affected”, the Delhi High Court has observed and asked the AAP government to expeditiously set up vending committees through elections to address their grievances. A bench, headed by Justice G S Sistani, asked the city government to set up a Town Vending Committee (TVC) in each municipality… Read more »

Only AoRs can mention cases for out-of-turn hearing: SC

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The Supreme Court today put an end to the old practice of allowing senior lawyers to mention cases seeking their out-of-turn listing and hearing. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also made clear that now onwards only Advocates-on-Record (AoR) would be authorised to mention cases for out-of-turn hearing. Yesterday, the bench which also… Read more »

Jaitley opposes AAP leader’s appeal in HC in defamation case

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Union Minister Arun Jaitley today opposed in Delhi High Court the plea of AAP leader Deepak Bajpai challenging the lower court’s order summoning him in a criminal defamation case, saying it was a “sorry attempt” to delay the trial. Jaitley, in an affidavit, said the AAP leader’s plea was devoid of any merit as no… Read more »

Hearing in murder case of former Dera manager held

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The hearing in former Dera Sacha Sauda manager Ranjit Singh’s murder case, which allegedly involved sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, continued today at a special CBI court here with the prosecution reading out the statements of its witnesses. The special CBI court is hearing final arguments in the case on a day-to-day basis. The… Read more »

Delhi HC accepts draft sanitary waste disposal bye-laws

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The Delhi High Court today accepted a set of draft bye-laws on sanitary waste disposal framed jointly by local authorities and environmental experts, which call for introduction of user fees for municipal services among other things. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the Delhi government to forward… Read more »

Verifying details of amount for workers welfare plan:CAG to SC

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Govenrment auditor CAG today told the Supreme Court that they were verifying the details of the money collected by states and union territories under the 1996 Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act. A consultant with the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that… Read more »