Shortage of judges in higher judiciary saddening:  Former Union law minister Salman Khurshid

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 Former Union law minister Salman Khurshid has said the shortage of judges in the higher judiciary was “saddening” and called for steps to address the issue at the earliest. Khurshid, himself a senior advocate, said that right to justice should get the attention similar to that of ‘Swachh Bharat’ programme and there were some “fundamental… Read more »

Man gets 5 years jaiI for sexually assaulting boy

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A local court has sentenced a 35- year-old man from Juhugaon in Navi Mumbai to five years of rigorous imprisonment for allegedly sexually assaulting a five-year-old boy in 2015. In the order passed on Wednesday, District Judge and Additional Sessions Judge, P P Jadhav, also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on the convict Nitin… Read more »

SC questions Delhi government and DDA over proposed amendments in DMP

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The Supreme Court today directed the Delhi government and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to apprise it whether an environmental impact assessment was conducted before proposing amendments in the Delhi master plan, 2021. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also asked DDA, Delhi government and the municipal agencies to file withing a… Read more »

SC notice to Election Commission on disqualification of Goa speaker

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The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Election Commission and the Goa Assembly speaker on a Congress plea seeking the disqualification of state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the parties to file their responses within six weeks. The Congress party, in its petition, said Rane was… Read more »

Suspended Bharathiar University VC A Ganapathy’s bail plea rejected

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A special court today dismissed a bail petition of suspended Bharathiar University Vice- Chancellor A Ganapathy, who was arrested days ago on bribery charges. When the petition came up before the court of Prevention of Corruption Act, special Judge John Mino rejected the bail petitions of Ganapthay and another accused, professor Dharmaraj. Ganapathy was arrested… Read more »

Remove word ‘vishwavidyalaya’ from Rohini ashram name: Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court today directed a Rohini-based institution, where girls and women were allegedly kept in confinement, to immediately remove the word ‘vishwavidyalaya’ from its name. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar observed that the use of the word ‘vishwavidyalaya’ by the ashram was completely contrary to… Read more »

Inspection of brick kilns in Delhi-NCR : NGT

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 A plea alleging that illegal operation of brick kilns has resulted in severe air and water pollution in Delhi-NCR has prompted the National Green Tribunal to order their inspection and seek report on their compliance. A bench headed by Justice S P Wangdi issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Environment Pollution (Prevention… Read more »

CBI probe into three ‘fake’ police encounters : Samajwadi Party

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In a memorandum addressed to Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, the Samajwadi Party (SP) today demanded a CBI probe into three alleged fake encounters by the police in the state. The workers of the party staged a demonstration at the collectorate here, protesting against the deteriorating law- and-order situation in the state. “These bogus encounters… Read more »