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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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National Green Tribunal refuses to unseal Haj House in Ghaziabad

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The National Green Tribunal Wednesday refused to unseal the Haj House in Ghaziabad for failing to setup a sewage treatment plant (STP). The Haj House in Uttar Pradesh’s Arthala village is an under-construction seven-storey building located near the Hindon river and it was sealed last year. A vacation bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore […]

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Supreme Court : Forest fire a serious issue, pray for rain

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on June 24 a plea seeking urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand, saying “it is an serious issue and in the meantime, pray for rain”. A vacation bench of justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant listed the matter for June 24 […]

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Plea in Supreme Court seeks protection of forests, wildlife from fires in Uttarakhand

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A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court Thursday seeking urgent steps to protect forests, wildlife and birds from wildfires in Uttarakhand, saying forest blazes have increased over the years causing huge loss to the environment. The petition sought directions to the Centre, the Uttarakhand government and the principal chief conservator of forests in the […]

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Bombay High Court refuses to vacate stay imposed on BMC’s Tree Authority

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The Bombay High Court on Wednesday refused the BMC’s plea to vacate a stay imposed on the working of Mumbai civic body’s Tree Authority that has the power to approve cutting of trees for development projects or repair and upgradation work. A vacation bench of justices A S Gadkari and N J Jamadar, however, refused […]

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Instant deliver of water from Mullaperiyar dam is the reason behind Kerala flood: Kerala to SC

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NEW DELHI: The Kerala government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the sudden release of water from the Mullaperiyar dam by the Tamil Nadu government was one of the reasons for the massive floods in the state. In its affidavit, Kerala blamed the sudden release of water from the dam for the unprecedented floods. The […]

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Judges of Delhi High court will contribute for Kerala floods rehabilitation

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NEW DELHI: The Judges of Delhi High Court have have decided to contribute for the rehabilitation of the people of Kerala hit by the devastating floods. The judges of the high court have decided to contribute voluntarily to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. Besides the judges, the the Registry of the High Court would also contribute […]

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NGT directs CPWD to look into cutting of trees for Barapullah elevated corridor

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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to look into the alleged cutting of 100 trees in a park at the Tyagraj Nagar market during the construction of the second phase of the Barapullah elevated corridor. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the […]

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Hardly any steps taken to clean Ganga, situation extraordinarily bad: NGT

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New Delhi: National Green Tribunal (NGT) today said the situation was extremely bad and hardly anything effective has been done to clean the river, Voicing dissatisfaction over the steps taken by the Uttarakhand government to clean the Ganga. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice A K Goel said despite claims by authorities, the work done […]

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HC notice to TN Govt, NHAI on PIL against cattle menace on highways

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Chennai: The Madras High Court has issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on a PIL against cattle menace on highways. A division bench comprising justices T S Sivagnanam and Bhavani Subbaroyan issued notice on a PIL from Abinand Sreedhar. “In our view the prayer as couched is […]

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SC: LG or CM? Who is responsible for clearing mountains of garbage in Delhi

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and the Delhi government to clarify by tomorrow who could be held responsible for clearing the “mountain loads of garbage” in the national capital — those reporting to LG Anil Baijal or to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The top court’s direction came days after its verdict on […]

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NGT Slaps a fine of Rs 50,000 on Karnataka, Manipur

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New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 each on Karnataka and Manipur for not filing statements on maintenance of green cover along highways and the number of trees proposed to be cut for various projects. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim noted that Karnataka and Manipur […]

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Till further orders,No tree felling in South Delhi colonies: NGT

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New Delhi: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the National Buildings Construction Corporation, will insure not a single tree to be cut and status quo be maintained on tree felling till further orders in seven South Delhi colonies, the National Green Tribunal directed today. A bench headed by Acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim […]

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Cutting of trees continues; contempt plea in HC against NBCC

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New Delhi: A plea was today filed in the Delhi High Court seeking contempt action against the NBCC for allegedly violating its undertaking not to cut trees till July 4 for housing projects here. The contempt petition was mentioned before a vacation bench of justices Vinod Goel and Rekha Palli who said it would be heard […]

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HC declined order against felling trees for south Delhi re-development

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today declined to put on hold the felling of trees sanctioned by the Centre in connection with the re-development of six south Delhi colonies by the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). While refusing to pass any interim order, a vacation bench of Justices […]

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