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 »

IM operative Haroon Naik gets 6 yrs jail in fake currency case

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A special court convicted an important Indian Mujahideen operative, Haroon Naik, today in connection with the seizure of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) and sentenced him to six years imprisonment. Another accused Asrar Tailor, alias Sagari, was given a similar punishment in the case. However, the special NIA court acquitted Azhar-ul-Islam Siddiqui alias Munna of… Read more »

Court acquits retired government officer in 1987 espionage case

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A former senior government officer accused of leaking secret defence documents has been acquitted in a 31-year-old espionage case by a Delhi court which said the CBI had failed to establish that they were classified “secret” documents. The court absolved N W Nerurkar, who was working as an advisor to the Department of Electronics under… Read more »

Set up independent body for Haj pilgrims : PIL in Delhi High Court

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A PIL seeking an independent Muslim body to look into the arrangements for Haj pilgrims and quashing of the government controlled Haj Committee has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The plea referred to a recent notification of the Centre, scrapping the subsidy for pilgrims to get cheaper flights to- and-fro. Since it has… Read more »

Supreme Court is not garbage collectors : Centre

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The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Centre for filing an 845-page affidavit containing incomplete information about solid waste management across the country and said the apex court is not a “garbage collector”. The top court declined to take the affidavit on record and said the government cannot dump “junk” before it. “What… Read more »

Man gets three year imprisonment for molesting toddler

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A Thane court has awarded three years rigorous imprisonment to a 35-year-old man for molesting a toddler living in his neighbourhood. District and Sessions Judge S C Khalipe pronounced Vinit Nandkumar Dhanawade guilty under relevant provisions of the POCSO Act and IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force on woman with an intent to outrage… Read more »

Schoolboy’s murder: CBI files charge sheet in Gurgaon court

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The CBI today filed a charge sheet in a Gurgaon Court against a 16-year-old student in the case of murder of a seven-year-old boy at a private school at Bhondsi. The charge sheet was filed before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Jasbir Singh Kundu, which is treating the juvenile accused as an adult for… Read more »