Maharashtra governor pushes information commissioner’s removal

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The process to remove defiant State Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari got a fillip with Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Tuesday referring the issue to the Supreme Court, an official said.The governor has referred the case to the apex court under Right to Information Act, Section 17(1), said an official who declined to be identified. The section… Read more »

Can we bypass elected head, Supreme Court asks

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The Supreme Court Tuesday asked whether it could exclude Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh from the proposed independent committee to monitor the implementation of the relief package for the displaced tribals of Dantewada and Bijapur districts. The apex court bench of Justice B. Sudarshan Reddy and Justice S.S. Nijjar said: “Given the constitutional scheme of… Read more »

Can’t use housing complex as religious building: Gujarat court

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A residential complex cannot be used as a religious building, the Gujarat High Court has ruled and stated that doing so would amount to a breach of the Bombay Provincial Municipalities Act. Justice R.R. Tripathi ruled that residential buildings were different from those used for religious purposes. The issue involved in the petition was whether… Read more »

Widows will be protected, given justice: Supreme Court

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The widows will be protected and given justice, said the Supreme Court Monday while setting aside an Allahabad High Court order transferring the trial in a murder case against a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator from Kanpur to Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. The court said this while hearing a petition filed by the widow of… Read more »

Probe wing of police not answerable to political bosses: Court told

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The investigative wing of the police force is a part of the criminal justice delivery system and it was not answerable to a minister or the political bosses, the Supreme Court was told Monday. The apex court was hearing submissions on the report of the monitoring committee headed by Justice (Retd.) T.K. Thomas on the… Read more »

Gujarat ITI staff entitled to bonus, rules high court

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Employees of Gujarat’s industrial training institutes (ITIs) are entitled to be treated at par with state government employees for the purpose of salary and other monetary benefits like bonus, the Gujarat High Court has ruled. The court, while dismissing the state government’s appeal, ruled that teaching and non-teaching staff working in grants-in-aid institutions were entitled… Read more »

Court allows prayers at demolished mosque site

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The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to allow 10 devotees to offer prayers for the next two months at the site of a mosque that was demolished in south Delhi last week. The court gave the devotees two months’ time to work out a solution for amicably settling the… Read more »

CWG scam: Hearing on Jayachandran’s bail plea Wednesday

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The Delhi High Court Monday adjourned till Jan 19 the hearing on the bail plea of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC) official M. Jayachandran in the Queen’s Baton Relay scam. Justice Hima Kohli adjourned the matter after the argument was concluded by defence counsel R.K. Handoo. Jayachandran, joint director (finance) in the OC, was arrested… Read more »

Court defers framing of charges in 2008 Delhi blasts

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A Delhi court Monday deferred till Jan 31 the framing of charges against 14 suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists for their alleged involvement in carrying out serial blasts here in 2008, in which 26 people were killed. Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann deferred the case and asked defence counsel to be prepared with arguments on… Read more »

Goa ‘custody’ death: Victim’s kin refuse to claim body

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The kin of a non-resident Indian chef, who died allegedly after being beaten up in police custody earlier this month, have refused to claim his body from a government morgue until the policemen responsible for his killing are punished. Police have denied the charge of custodial death. Speaking to reporters in Panaji, Cosme Fernandes, a… Read more »