NGT asks authorities to ensure no illegal sand mining is carried out in UP’s Shamli district

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed authorities in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district to ensure that no illegal sand mining is carried out in the area. The orders came after the Shamli District Magistrate told the tribunal that the illegal mining activity being carried out by a private lease holder has already been stopped and […]

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Court Makes it Mandatory for Accused to Plant 5 Saplings to Get Bail

A Banda court has said that it will grant bail to a person accused of creating nuisance on condition that they will have to plant 5 saplings. The clause is an addition to the existing punishment prescribed under the law. “People are appreciating it & following the orders. The accused are granted bail after they […]

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HC Seeks Details of Action Taken Against Plastic Ban Violators

The Telangana HC on Thursday sought to know within 24 hours from the authorities the details of penal action they took on those who were violating the norms related to plastic use. The bench of chief justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan & Justice Abhishek Reddy was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that wanted the rules to be […]

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Man Moves HC, Wants no Plastic Veil on Ganesh Idols

Stating that plastic ban is a misnomer, a public interest litigation (PIL) plea was filed in the Telangana HC on Wednesday urging it to ensure its effective implementation during Ganesh Chathurthi where a large number of plastic covers are used to cover the idols. Petitioner’s counsel Kowturu Pavan Kumar made a mention before a bench […]

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Give unique ID numbers to water bodies: NGT panel

Land owning agencies must ensure prevention of encroachments of water bodies in the city and unique ID numbers should be given to them for identification, a monitoring committee has told the National Green Tribunal. The committee led by a former high court judge told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel that […]

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AAP govt’s free water scheme being misused by several housing societies: NGT panel

The AAP government’s scheme of providing 20,000 litres of water each month free of cost to every household in the national capital is being misused by several housing societies, a monitoring committee has told the National Green Tribunal. The committee led by a former high court judge told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice […]

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Plea against Essar Power MP on fly ash leak; NGT directs petitioner to approach its panel

The NGT Tuesday directed an advocate to approach an oversight committee with his plea seeking action against Essar Power MP Ltd for allegedly damaging crops and environment as fly ash leaked from its power plant in Singrauli. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey to apprise the […]

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NGT directs DPCC, Delhi civic bodies to submit report on unregulated slaughter of pigs

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the city’s municipal corporations to submit a report on a plea alleging pollution caused by unregulated slaughter of pigs. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel on Thursday sought a factual and action taken report from DPCC, and New […]

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Government initiative for speedy disposal: 22 courts to ease burden on judiciary

The move will create a business-friendly environment and improve the city’s ease-of-doing-business rank, government sources say. The matter has been placed before the cabinet and a decision is likely soon. Nearly 89,000 civil cases are pending with 59 subordinate courts in the city. These are apart from the 15,000-odd commercial cases. Courts handling civil matters, […]

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HC to Delhi government : Fix Problem of Stray Cattle: HC to Delhi government

The plight of stray cattle along with the threat they pose to city motorists has made Delhi high court take up the matter on an urgent basis. Reviving a long pending petition on illegal dairies & stray cattle wandering the streets, the HC has asked chief secretary of Delhi government to take immediate measures. A […]

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