Maharashtra quizzed on Class 11 admissions

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The Supreme Court Monday asked the Maharashtra government why it was differently treating two sets of students with varying performances in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams while admiting them to Class 11. An apex court bench of Justice V.S. Sirpurkar and Justice Cyriac Joseph sought the clarification from senior counsel Harish Salve,… Read more »

Maharashtra allowed to amend plea on row with Karnataka

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The Supreme Court Monday permitted the Maharashtra government to amend its original suit challenging the validity of a law that allowed the inclusion of some areas with a Marathi-speaking population in Karnataka five decades ago. An apex court bench of Justice J.M. Panchal and Justice A.K. Patnaik permitted the state government to amend its suit… Read more »

Rs.50,000 compensation ordered for homeopathic medicine maker

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The Delhi High Court has directed a drug company to pay compensation of Rs.50,000 to a homeopathic medicine maker whom it had sued for alleged trademark infringement. While dismissing Himalaya Drug Company’s plea to restrain homeopathic medicine company SBL Limited from manufacturing homeopathic drug by the name LIV-T, Justice S. Muralidhar said there was no… Read more »

Doctor gets four years jail for wife’s suicide

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A leading cardiologist of Chandigarh was Monday sentenced by a local court to four years rigorous imprisonment for abetting the suicide of his doctor wife five years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge R.N Bharti, who had last week convicted Deepak Kaura, a leading cardiologist who runs a private hospital here, sentenced him to four… Read more »

Gujarat High Court fines advocate

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The Gujarat High Court Monday fined an advocate for continuing his arguments even after an order was dictated in a land transaction case. A division bench of Chief Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya and Justice K.M. Thaker ordered advocate Dilip Shah to pay a fine of Rs.20,000. The money will be deposited with the state legal services… Read more »

Bhopal gas victims protest at Kolkata American Centre

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Activists and victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy Monday staged a protest and burnt an effigy of Warren Anderson outside the American Centre here demanding that the former Union Carbide Corporation chief be extradited and punished. ‘We demand immediate extradition and punishment of Warren Anderson. We want justice for the victims of this tragedy,’ said… Read more »

‘Improve dialysis facilities for Delhi’s HIV-positive patients’

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The Delhi High court has directed the central government to chalk out a plan with the Delhi government to increase the number of city hospitals offering dialysis to HIV-positive patients. “The number of hospitals which offer maintenance dialysis to HIV-positive patients are perhaps just three, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. This is… Read more »

Court curbs on converting park into water tank

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The judicial battle of the residents of the Rohini neighbourhood to save a park has started on a positive note with the Delhi High Court restraining, for now, the civic agencies from converting the green area into an underground water tank. “Till further orders, the respondents (civic agencies) are directed to maintain status quo in… Read more »

Maharashtra to get six new CBI courts

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Six new special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) courts are likely to become functional in Maharashtra by the end of 2010, taking their total number in the state to 11, a top official said here Saturday. ‘The CBI had sent a proposal for creation of additional courts of special judges to the government of India…. Read more »

1,375 murders unsolved in Delhi

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At least 1,375 murder cases here are yet to be solved by Delhi Police, and almost half of them are over five years old, a right to information (RTI) activist has said. In their reply to RTI applicant Dev Ashish Bhattacharya, police said 644 of the 1,375 unsolved murder cases took place more than five… Read more »