Tri-Valley scam: US envoy assures fair treatment to students

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The US Wednesday assured India of ‘fair and appropriate treatment’ of around 1,500 Indian students affected by the closure of by a sham California-based university and said that it was committed to protecting them from predatory visa fraud rings. ‘We are working closely with the Indian Government on the issue of Tri-Valley University and ensuring… Read more »

Law giving voting rights to NRIs comes into force

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Non-resident Indians can now get their names registered in the electoral rolls, with the amended legislation coming into force Thursday. A press release by the law and justice ministry Thursday said the government has issued the necessary notification bringing the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2010 into force on Feb 10. ‘The amending act… Read more »

Panel on food ingredients norms not per law, says court

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The Supreme Court Tuesday said the experts’ panel – to frame guidelines on what ingredients could be used in food products – was set up contrary to the provisions of the Food Safety and Standards Act. An Supreme Court bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice A.K. Ganguly said: ‘Experts’ panel is prima facie violative… Read more »

Pune land scam probe may be given to CBI, says court

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Another land scam in Pune, which could run into over Rs 3 billion, paling the Adarsh Society scam of Mumbai, may be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe, a legal official said. This was indicated Monday by a division bench of the Bombay High Court following a public interest litigation… Read more »

Delhi government’s power on consumer panel post restricted

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The Delhi High Court has restrained the Delhi government from taking a final decision on the appointment of two members in the state consumer commission. The court was hearing a plea questioning the government’s power to reserve two posts of the three-member commission – one for woman non-judicial member and the other for member (judicial)…. Read more »

Gujarat ITI staff entitled to bonus, rules high court

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Employees of Gujarat’s industrial training institutes (ITIs) are entitled to be treated at par with state government employees for the purpose of salary and other monetary benefits like bonus, the Gujarat High Court has ruled. The court, while dismissing the state government’s appeal, ruled that teaching and non-teaching staff working in grants-in-aid institutions were entitled… Read more »

Court stays transparency panel’s order on school data

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The Delhi High Court has stayed a Central Information Commission (CIC) order directing the Delhi government to make public the admission criteria for poor children followed by private schools in the last three years. The court also stayed the CIC order to put on the government website details about the annual income tax returns placed… Read more »

Prashan Bhushan attacks Sibal

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In a blistering attack on Communications Minister Kapil Sibal for saying that the audit report on auction of second generation (2G) telecom spectrum was erroneous, senior Supreme Court counsel Prashant Bhushan Saturday said that it amounted to largely giving a clean chit to his disgraced predecessor A. Raja. DMK leader Raja had to step down… Read more »