Coal scam: Court to hear Javadekar’s plea on Nov 5

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A special court today said it would need some time to analyse the objections filed by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Hansraj Ahir against CBI’s move to close a coal scam case, allegedly involving Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL) and others. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar fixed the case for hearing on November 5 when it… Read more »

HC upholds detention of ‘sand smuggler’ under MPDA

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The Bombay High Court has upheld an order of a Jalgaon Magistrate detaining an alleged sand smuggler under Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA), saying his movements in the society might lead to disruption of public order. MPDA covers bootleggers, slumlords, sand smugglers and certain other categories of offenders whose activities are a threat… Read more »

Equal pay for equal work applicable to temporary staffers: SC

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In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has held that the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ has to be made applicable to those engaged as daily wagers, casual and contractual employees who perform the same duties as the regulars. Terming the denial of equal pay for equal work as “exploitative enslavement”, “oppressive, suppresive”… Read more »

HC stays NBWs against top bosses of Unitech Ltd

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In a relief to three top officials of beleaguered real estate major Unitech Ltd, Delhi High Court today stayed the execution of non-bailable warrants against them issued by a trial court on a private complaint alleging delay in handing over of flats to buyers. Justice Mukta Gupta granted the relief to Unitech Ltd’s Chairman Ramesh… Read more »

Assocham says it warned on likelihood of bank card fraud.

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Following the unprecedented security breach reported earlier this week that has “compromised” card data of many private and state-run banks, industry body Assocham on Sunday said it had earlier cautioned about such frauds. Citing its recent study, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) said that “India has become a favourite hunting… Read more »

Inform within 24 hr rule by insurance cos harsh:Consumer Forum

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Thane Consumer Redressal Forum has ordered an insurance firm and a third party administrator (TPA) to jointly pay Rs 10,000 as compensation beside claim money to a man, observing that the rule to inform insurance firm and TPA within 24 hours of hospitalisation is “harsh.” Forum president N D Kadam and Sneha Mhatre in their… Read more »

Navy officer to pay Rs 35K maintenance to wife, kid

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A Lieutenant Commander in Indian Navy has been directed by a Delhi court to pay Rs 35,000 per month as maintenance to his estranged wife and minor daughter, observing that the woman was entitled to enjoy the status and standard of living as she was in her matrimonial home. Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma… Read more »

Postfined for not delivering Rakhi gift

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The postmaster of Shamli district has been fined Rs 17,000 by a district consumer court for failing to deliver a money order sent by a man to his sister on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. S K Yadav, Chairman, District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (DCRF) yesterday directed the postmaster to pay the fine to complainant… Read more »