High Court to Maha: Consider setting up child-friendly courtroom

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The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to consider on “priority”, establishing a “model child-friendly courtroom” for minor victims, witnesses and juveniles facing inquiry under a protection law for them. A bench of Justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni also directed Maharashtra Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni to file, within a month, a… Read more »

Opposition to move Supreme Court against impeachment rejection

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Opposition members will move the Supreme Court against the rejection by Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu of the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said on Monday. The former Union Law Minister told the media: “The order by the Chairman is unprecedented, illegal, wrong and unconstitutional.” He said… Read more »

Supreme Court may be moved on CJI impeachment rejection: Tulsi

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Nominated Rajya Sabha member K.T.S. Tulsi on Monday said the opposition parties have the option of moving the Supreme Court against the order of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu rejecting their impeachment notice against Chief Justice Dipak Misra. Tulsi, who was among the signatories to the impeachment notice, disagreed with the order of the Rajya… Read more »

High Court directs Delhi Cantonment board to reimburse medical expenses of retired employee

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The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) to reimburse the cost of medicines purchased by a retired headmistress of one of the schools run by the civic body for herself, husband and schizophrenic adult son. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued the interim direction after noting the “peculiar circumstances” of the woman’s plea… Read more »

PIL in High Court against new tender to empanel chemists under CGHS

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The Delhi High Court has sought the response of the Centre on a PIL challenging an e-tender issued for empanelment of authorised local chemists under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) for the national capital area. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Ministry of… Read more »

Gujarat High Court says SIT probe had shortfalls: Naroda Patiya riots

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Coming down heavily on the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which probed the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot cases, the Gujarat High Court said there were several “shortfalls” in its probe. A division bench of Justices Harsha Devani and A S Supehia also said the investigation carried out by the SIT, which was constituted on the directions… Read more »

Family of road mishap victim gets Rs 12.91 lakh compensation

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The family members of a 35-year-old woman, who died after being hit by a speeding car in 2015, have been awarded Rs 12.91 lakh compensation by an accident claims tribunal here. Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) presiding officer Rajeev Bansal directed New India Assurance Company Ltd to pay the woman’s husband and their three minor… Read more »

Supreme Court to hear Aadhaar-voter ID link PIL after verdict on pleas challenging Aadhaar

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The Supreme Court today said that it will hear a petition seeking linking of Aadhaar cards with voter identity cards and property documents after it verdict on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the 12-digit unique identification number. The plea, filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, has sought a direction to the… Read more »