SC, HC judges get DA hike; bills to raise their salary await

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The dearness allowance of judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts has been increased even as proposals to give them a salary hike are pending approval of the Union Cabinet. In a letter to the secretary general of the apex court and registrars general of the high courts last month, the department… Read more »

Delhi HC forms panel for enhancing prison security

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Proper functioning of CCTV cameras in Tihar jail, which is overcrowded with prisoners by over 100 per cent, is a “non-compromisable imperative”, the Delhi High Court has said while setting up a high-level committee to suggest measures for enhancing security of three jails here. The court said it was aware that Tihar jail was under… Read more »

Petrol Pump fraud: Court rejects bail pleas of 12 accused

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A court in Kalyan has rejected bail applications of the 12 accused in the multi-crore petrol pump fraud case, police said today. Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) Mukund Hatote told PTI that the court on Friday rejected bail pleas filed by the 12 accused. District and Additional Sessions Judge N M Waghmare also rejected anticipatory… Read more »

Delhi court acquits man of cheating, raping woman

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A Delhi court has acquitted a man of the charge of raping and deceitfully marrying a woman he met through a matrimonial website after she failed to support the prosecution case. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain absolved the man of the charges of rape, unnatural sex and concealing his first marriage, observing that the complainant… Read more »

Construction workers’ funds spent on laptops; SC anguished

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Laptops and washing machines were bought out of a whopping Rs 29,000 crore fund meant for the welfare of construction workers and less than ten per cent spent on the actual purpose. Terming this as a “shocking” and “extremely distressing” state of affairs, the Supreme Court has said the funds, collected by the government through… Read more »

Allahabad HC quashes prev SP govt’s order exempting Lokayukta from RTI

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The Allahabad High Court has ruled that the Lokayukta is within the purview of the Right to Information Act, quashing a 2012 notification that kept the anti-corruption ombudsmen out of the transparency law’s ambit. Rejecting the plea of the government counsel that the notification was just and lawful, the Lucknow bench of the high court… Read more »

Vigilance Court orders quick verification against Thomas Chandy

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A court today directed the State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau to verify whether Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy had violated rules to construct a road through paddy fields to a lake resort owned by him in Alappuzha district. Acting on a plea filed by a lawyer, Kottayam Special Vigilance Court judge V Dileep directed the… Read more »

Visually impaired cannot recognise new Rs 50 note: PIL in HC

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The newly issued Rs 50 currency notes cannot be differentiated from others by visually impaired persons, a PIL today claimed in the Delhi High Court which sought the RBI and the Centre’s stand on the issue. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the matter needed urgent attention… Read more »

No fin assistance by govt to bonded labourers: PIL in Delhi HC

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The Delhi government is not providing financial assistance to people rescued from bondage, a victim of bonded labour today said in a PIL in the Delhi High Court. Taking note of the seriousness of the issue, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Centre and… Read more »