Depute expert to ascertain if Najafgarh Lake is water body: NGT to Gurgaon Dy Commissioner

The National Green Tribunal has asked the Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner to appoint an expert to ascertain whether Najafgarh Lake is a water body or not. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said in the report filed by Haryana and Delhi governments, there is doubt that it is a private land and […]

Court reserves order on summoning Gautam Gambhir as accused on AAP leader’s complaint

A Delhi court Monday reserved order on summoning BJP leader Gautam Gambhir as accused on AAP leader Atishi Marlena’s complaint against him alleging that he was enrolled as a voter in two Assembly constituencies in Delhi. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal reserved the order for October 22. The order was reserved by the court […]

HC allows Tamilisai Soundararajan to withdraw election petition

The Madras High Court on Monday allowed a plea by former BJP Tamil Nadu unit chief Tamilisai Soundararajan seeking to withdraw her election petition against DMK MP Kanimozhi in view of her appointment as Telangana governor. Soundararajan, who lost to DMK candidate Kanimozhi, had challenged her election from the Thoothukudi Parliamentary constituency in the general […]

Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the amendments proposed in the bill aim to ensure timely admission and completion of corporate insolvency resolution process. The minister said that Amendments to insolvency law are aimed at ensuring greater timeliness for resolution process, which has to be completed in 330 days, and changes are […]

Thieves have Modi surname” remarks : Rahul pleads not guilty

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appeared before a magisterial court and pleaded not guilty in a criminal defamation case filed against him for his “why do all thieves share the Modi surname” remarks. Gandhi appeared before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate B H Kapadia here and pleaded not guilty when asked by the […]

Delhi Police Official Given 3-Year Jail Term for Taking Bribe by Threatening Implication in False Case

Special Judge Kiran Bansal also imposed a fine of Rs 1.20 lakh on the Assistant Sub Inspector, saying that suitable punishment was required to create some deterrent effect. A court here has awarded 3-year jail term to a Delhi Police official for taking bribe from a family by threatening to implicate it in a false […]

NGT slaps Rs 9.16 cr fine over illegal sand mining in Rampur

A leaseholder for sand mining has been ordered by the National Green Tribunal to pay Rs 9.16 crore as environmental compensation charges for damaging ecology by excavating sand beyond permissible limit from the Kosi river in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh. An NGT bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore imposed the penalty saying the […]

Koregaon Bhima case: SC extends protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha till Oct 15

The Supreme Court Friday extended till October 15 the interim protection from arrest granted by the Bombay High Court to civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha in the Koregaon Bhima violence case. The apex court directed the Maharashtra government to place before it the material collected during the ongoing investigation against Navlakha in connection with the […]

Bombay High Court dismisses petitions on Aarey Colony, says ‘greens have failed’

“The greens (environmentalists) have failed,” the Bombay High Court said on Friday, while refusing to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declining to quash the BMC tree authority’s decision allowing felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro carshed. The court imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on Shiv […]

Bombay High Court junks pleas seeking forest tag for Aarey colony.

In a setback to environmental activists, the Bombay High Court on Friday refused to declare Aarey colony a forest and also declined to quash the BMC tree authority’s decision allowing felling of over 2,600 trees in the suburban green zone to pave way for a metro carshed. A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog […]