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… Read more »

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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »