Bombay High Court sets aside Maharashtra government resolution on teaching staff’s bank accounts

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The Bombay High Court today set aside a Maharashtra government resolution asking the teaching and non-teaching staff of the government schools in Thane to shift their salary accounts to a particular cooperative bank. A bench of justices BR Gavai and BP Colabawalla termed the resolution arbitrary and questioned the rationale behind the government’s decision to… Read more »

PNB fraud : Vipul Ambani and 5 others in CBI custody till Mar 5

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A special court here today remanded Vipul Ambani, the president (finance) of Nirav Modi’s Fire Star Diamond, and five others in CBI custody till March 5 in connection with the Rs 11,400 crore alleged fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB). The six were arrested yesterday in connection with two FIRs registered by the CBI involving… Read more »

Supreme Court allows Centre to withdraw CAPF force from Darjeeling hills

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The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal’s violence hit Darjeeling area after March 8. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered Attorney General K K Venugopal’s submission that the deployment of the central armed forces fell under the Central… Read more »

Pak troops violate ceasefire along LoC injuring 3 civilians in Uri sector

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Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring three civilians, police said today. “Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Churanda in the Silikote area of Hajipeer sector of Uri,” a police official said. Three civilians sustained injuries in the firing, he said, adding that… Read more »

Madras High Court directs Tamil Nadu government to give relief to kin of manual scavengers

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The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay due compensation to the families of three manual scavengers who died while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Kancheepuram district last week. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose gave the direction when A Narayanan, representing… Read more »

NGT junks plea to demolish Haj House in Ghaziabad noting that the structure does not fall on the floodplains of river Hindon

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The National Green Tribunal has junked a plea seeking demolition of a building for Haj pilgrims in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, noting that the structure does not fall on the floodplains of river Hindon. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice U D Salvi (retired) dismissed the petition filed by an NGO and a… Read more »

PILs in Supreme Court for strict population control measures adopting a two-child policy

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Three separate petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to ensure strict population control measures by adopting a two-child policy and reward or punish those who adhere or fail to follow it. The petitions, filed by advocates Anuj Saxena, Prathvi Raj Chauhan and Priya Sharma, claimed that statistics… Read more »

Man arrested for raping under-graduate student and making video

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A man was arrested here for allegedly raping an under-graduate girl and making a video of the act with the help of his accomplice, police said. The victim lodged a complaint on Friday after which Mehtab was arrested yesterday. She has also named three other persons in the complaint, they said. She was raped at… Read more »