Don’t cast aspersions on victims, complainants: HC to police

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Police should refrain from casting aspersions on the character of victims, complainants or their families while probing a case, the Bombay High Court has observed. A bench led by Justice SC Dharmadhikari, in a recent order, said that a police official must display sensitivity and maturity to ensure that his or her actions do not… Read more »

Delhi HC directs admission of student with blood disorder to MBBS

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The Delhi High Court has directed the Indraprastha University here to admit a student suffering from thalassaemia in MBBS course under the disability category in any of its three colleges. The court’s order came on a plea by the student suffering from the blood disorder, which said thalassemia was one of the disabilities recognised under… Read more »

Labour courts shifted from Karkardooma Court to Dwarka Court

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The Delhi High Court has decided to shift all Labour Courts and an Industrial Tribunal from the Karkardooma district courts to the Dwarka district courts from November 6. In a circular issued by the Delhi High Court Registrar General, it has been mentioned that besides eight Labour Courts and an Industrial Tribunal, two Central Government… Read more »

Madras HC directs pvt milk firms to test products every 3 months

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The Madras High Court today ordered three private milk manufacturers to get their products tested in a certified lab every three months and submit the report before it, pending disposal of their suits claiming damages from a Tamil Nadu minister over his allegations about their quality. Justice C V Karthikeyan said his July 10 interim… Read more »

Madras HC sets aside govt orders, lifts ban on two Tamil books

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The Madras High Court today set aside government orders banning two Tamil books written by K Senthil Mallar with a condition that “provoking contents” in the books be altered or deleted. A full bench, comprising Justices M M Sundresh, Pushpa Sathyanarayana and R Mahadevan, passed the order while disposing two pleas by the author of… Read more »

Calcutta HC stays withdrawal of central forces from Darjeeling Hills

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The Calcutta High Court today stayed the withdrawal of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from Darjeeling hills, the scene of unrest over the statehood demand, till October 27, in a relief to the West Bengal government. Hearing a plea by the state against the Centre’s decision to withdraw CAPF from Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts, a… Read more »

Bank under obligation to protect consumers interests: Forum

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The Mumbai Consumer Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab National Bank not to close the account of a lawyer over alleged rude behaviour. It also asked the lawyer, a senior citizen, to maintain cordial relations with the bank. “The opponent bank is not entitled to close account of complainant,” the forum ruled after Harish Bhatia… Read more »

NGT dismisses plea against ban on sale of firecrackers

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The National Green Tribunal today rejected a plea against the ban on sale of firecrackers in the capital, saying the Supreme Court’s order banning the sale till October 31 was the “law of the land”. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar rejected the plea to reopen firecracker shops and release the licences… Read more »

Delhi HC raps Delhi govt over non-payment of MCD workers’ dues

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“There must be somebody with whom you are not at war,” the Delhi High Court told the Delhi government while pulling it up over the pending salaries of sanitation employees of the city’s municipal bodies. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also directed the striking sanitation employees not… Read more »