Supreme Court sets aside Himachal High Court order denying relief to IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi

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The Supreme Court has set aside a high court order that had declined to interfere with a plea made by Indian Forest Service officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi seeking a stay on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhary. An supreme court bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra found… Read more »

10 LeT men charged for preparing to revive outfit’s activities in India

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The NIA today charged suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives Sheikh Abdul Naeem and others in a Delhi court for allegedly preparing to revive the terror outfit’s activities in India on the directions of Pakistan-based handlers. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) named 10 persons — five of whom have been arrested, while the rest are absconding —… Read more »

PIL claims deaths of protected species suppressed by Delhi zoo

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The Delhi High Court today sought response of the Centre on a PIL alleging “rampant irregularities and illegalities”, like suppression of deaths of protected species, in the administration of National Zoological Park in the city as well as the veterinary care being provided to the animals lodged there. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita… Read more »

NGT to Uttarakhand: Submit percentage-wise compliance report on Ganga

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttarakhand government to submit within four weeks percentage-wise compliance report on steps taken by it to clean the River Ganga in the stretch between Gomukh and Haridwar. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim asked the state government to make a categoric statement about the… Read more »

High Court asks govt: Should we ask monkeys not to procreate

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Should we ask monkeys not to procreate or bite people till the government comes out with a method to sterilise them, the Delhi High Court asked today. It also pulled up the Centre for importing oral immune-contraception vaccines for testing on the simians without getting approvals for carrying out the sterilisation trials. A bench of… Read more »