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Surat Coaching Centre Fire: Gujrat High Court Notice To Govt. On PIL For Sealing Of All Buildings Violating Bye-Laws

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The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued notice to the State government and others on a PIL calling for sealing of all buildings which violate the building bye-laws and cancellation of licences of the violators to prevent a repeat of the fire tragedy that struck the coaching institute in Sarthana, Surat killing 22 students. The […]

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Bombay High Court directs police to file case against Munde in illegal land purchase case

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The Bombay High Court Tuesday directed police to file a case against Dhananjay Munde, the leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, in connection with alleged illegal purchase of government land in Beed district. A division bench of Justices T V Nalawade and K K Sonawane gave the directions on the petition filed by […]

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Indiabulls Housing Moves Supreme Court For Listing Of Plea Against It Alleging Misappropriation Of Funds

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The Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IHFL) Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking an urgent listing of a plea filed against it in which it has been alleged that the company misappropriated Rs 98,000 crore of public money. Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the company, mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a vacation […]

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Indiabulls Housing Moves Supreme Court For Listing Of Plea Against It Alleging Misappropriation Of Funds

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The Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd (IHFL) Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking an urgent listing of a plea filed against it in which it has been alleged that the company misappropriated Rs 98,000 crore of public money. Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the company, mentioned the matter for urgent listing before a vacation […]

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Review Petition Filed In Supreme Court Against Order Directing Demolition Of Kochi Flats For Alleged CRZ Violation

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A day before the deadline set by the Supreme Court for demolition of three apartments in Maradu, Kochi for violation of CRZ norms, one of the builders has filed an application for review of the May 8 judgment. The review petition states that the demolition order was passed by the Court on an erroneous understanding […]

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Homosexuality is not an offence in India, Supreme Court Ends Section 377

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NEW DELHI: It is one of the world’s oldest laws criminalizing consensual gay sex, and after weeks of deliberation, Supreme Court has ruled to decriminalise gay sex in a unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel. Chief justices Dipak Misra said  “No one can escape from their individualism. Society is now better for individualism. In the present case, our […]

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HC directs DDA to handover flat to a family, 39 years after booking

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New Delhi: A family’s tireless wait of 39 years for a DDA flat seems to be ending soon, with the Delhi High Court directing the landowning agency to hand over its possession to the allottee while pulling it up for its “non-caring attitude”. The court held cancellation of the allotment of the residential flat to the […]

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Plea to nullify land acquisition for road project filed in MHC

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Chennai:  In the Madras High Court today a petition seeking to declare as null and void the entire land acquisition proceedings initiated for the proposed greenfield Chennai-Salem highway project was filed. The plea also sought to declare as unconstitutional and null and void section 105 of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, […]

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Sealing: regular bench to consider allegations of inaction, says SC

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New Delhi:  Already seized with the contentious issue of sealing of unauthorised constructions in the national capital,the Supreme Court today left it to its bench, to consider the allegations of inaction by civic bodies in going ahead with the sealing drive. A vacation bench comprising justices U U Lalit and Deepak Gupta said that reports […]

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HC restrains housing project owner

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New Delhi:More home buyers have dragged the owner and builder of a housing project in Dwarka to the Delhi High Court which restrained realtors from cancelling their allotment as they have not taken possession of flats which allegedly lack even basic amenities. Justice V Kameswar Rao restrained Uppal Housing Pvt Ltd, on whose land the […]

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CM quota flat allotment files missing: Govt tells HC

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Over 1,300 files pertaining to alloment of flats since 1982 to beneficiaries from Chief Minister’s housing quota have gone missing, the Maharashtra Government informed the Bombay High Court today. “At least 1,300 files of Housing Department alone are missing,” public prosecutor Jayesh Yagnik told Justices Abhay Oka and Reveti Mohite-Dhere, who were hearing a PIL […]

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Ex-Delhi govt official gets 3 yrs jail in DA case

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A 67-year-old retired motor vehicle inspector in Delhi government’s transport department has been sentenced to three years in jail for amassing disproportionate assets of over Rs 11 lakh by a court here which expressed concern over increasing corruption. The court observed that corruption by public servants has created a sense of insecurity for the common […]

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Hastinapur land grab scam: Court cancels lease to 72

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A local court has cancelled leases granted to 72 persons, including a son of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader, on land in Hastinapur Sanctuary area, saying it is a government property. The Revenue Court here on Thursday declared as illegal the allotments of several hectares of land to all 72 persons, including Shivani Saini, son […]

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HC seeks DDA response on PIL over misuse of land

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DDA’s response on a PIL has been soughed out by the Delhi High court seeking a direction to the land agency to take action against an educational society for its alleged illegal transfer of land to another society for construction of a private school. A bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice V K Jain also issued a notice […]

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HC raps Maha for delaying land acquisition

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Maharashtra Government has been rapped by the Bombay High court for failing to come up with an action plan to identify and acquire land across the state for dumping and processing solid waste. A division bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and A P Bhangale was hearing a bunch of petitions seeking implementation of the Municipal […]

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Demolish construction near Rai Pithora Fort: HC

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In Delhi, High court has ordered demolition of unauthorized construction on government land near Rai Pithora Fort, which is named after the second-last Hindu king of Delhi, Prithviraj Chauhan. A bench headed by Justice G S Sistani directed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to file a report by April 23 showing that the court’s order to demolish the […]

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PIL alleges encroachments by minister

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The Maharashtra Government has been asked by the Bombay High Court to file reply to a PIL alleging encroachments made by Minister Ganesh Naik and a private trust run by his nephews on the state-owned land valued at over Rs 200 crore in the satellite city of Navi Mumbai. Hearing the petition today, Justices Ashok Bhangale and […]

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Patanjali land row: HC orders status quo; issues notice to governor

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The state government has been directed by the  Himachal Pradesh High Court to maintain status quo in respect of the land leased to Patanjali Yogapeeth of Ramdev and sought government’s response on the matter A Division Bench consisting Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Kuldeep Singh issued notice to the state government asking it to file reply on the […]

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‘Workers be paid before converting industrial plot’

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The Bombay High Court has upheld the validity of an amended regulation under the Development Control Rules (DCR) which does not allow conversion of an industrial plot to a residential or commercial one after an industry closes down until the dues of workers are paid. The court told that the rule would apply even if […]

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Noida builders restrained from using groundwater

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All the builders in Noida and Greater Noida has restrained by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for extracting any quantity of underground water for the purposes of construction or otherwise till January 24. The tribunal passed the order in response to a public interest litigation(PIL) filed by environmentalist Vikrant Kumar Tongad expressing concern over depleting ground water level […]

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Court restrains auction of offerings to Shirdi Saibaba

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After the Bombay High Court stayed the process the auction of offerings at the Sai baba Temple, scheduled in three phases starting Thursday (Oct 18), has been cancelled. Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust’s official said that “The Bombay High Court has stayed the proposed auction and accordingly it has been cancelled until further orders of the […]

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High court takes serious note of grabbing army land

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In what is being described as an unprecendented step, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Thursday summoned Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Anoop Misra to make personal appearance in a PIL alleging large-scale grabbing of land earmarked and used as the Indian Army firing range in Lucknow. Besides the chief secretary, a bench headed […]

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Court allows woman to sell flat co-owned by minor kids

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A trial court here has allowed a widow to sell her west Delhi flat, co-owned by her two minor children, to meet the kids’ education and other expenses. Babita, who has no source of income and is facing problem in bringing up the children, moved court seeking permission to sell the property bought by her […]

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Nod given for occupying flats in Dwarka society:Court

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An official representing the registrar of cooperative societies (RCS) told the Delhi High Court Monday that he has cleared names of a housing society’s members eligible to occupy flats in Dwarka in west Delhi. The court had earlier asked the registrar to appear before it in person to explain the delay in clearing names of […]

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