Left leaders call for removal of BJP from Centre and Mamata from WB

 The Left Front Sunday called for throwing out the BJP from power at the Centre and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, accusing both of being “corrupt and throttlers of democracy”. Alleging that the BJP and the TMC were hand in glove with each other, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury sought to know why Mamata […]

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Highlights of SC hearing on Verma’s plea

New Delhi:The following are the highlights of the Supreme Court hearing in CBI Director Alok Verma’s petition challenging the Centre’s decision to divest him of all his powers: – Enquiry into the allegations made in the August 24 note/ letter of the Cabinet Secretary on Verma to be completed by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) within […]

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‘Centre, Delhi govt shifting blame on air pollution’

With Delhi being engulfed by the worst smog in 17 years, the National Green Tribunal today came down heavily on the Centre and Delhi government for not taking steps to tackle the alarming air pollution level, asking them not to shift the blame on each other. “It is unfair to the people of Delhi. In […]

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Implement larger pictorial warning on tobacco products: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the tobacco companies to immediately implement larger pictorial warning on tobacco products. The apex court lifted the stay on the Centre’s order for 85 percent warning granted by the Dharwad Bench of the Karnataka High Court. The Supreme Court also transferred all cases challenging the tobacco product warning rule […]

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Centre, 7 states seek review of SC’s verdict on advts

The Centre and some states including poll-bound West Bengal and Tamil Nadu today sought revision of the Supreme Court verdict barring publication of leaders’ photos in advertisements except those of President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India, saying that it infringed fundamental rights and federal structure. The bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved […]

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Centre, Delhi govt to reply on steps taken to treat dengue

Voicing concern over the rise of dengue cases in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre and city government to explain the steps they have taken to contain the vector-borne disease.   The death toll due to the deadly disease has gone up to 14 in the national capital. A […]

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Superme Court: No safety in Capital, it must be restored

The Supreme Court expressed concern over the recent brutal gangrape and murder in Delhi saying there is no safety in the Capital as such incidents are happening repeatedly. “There is no safety in the city and it has to come back,” a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra said while pointing out […]

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