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Delhi HC: PIL to frame norms on police probe into Marital rows

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New Delhi:  A senior citizen, who was accused of rape by his daughter-in-law and discharged from the offence two years after the incident, has moved the Delhi High Court seeking framing of guidelines on how police should handle probes into cases arising out of marital rows. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and […]

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Delhi held to ransom by traders who protested against the sealing drive : Delhi High Court

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 In an apparent disapproval of the government’s proposed amendment of the master plan after traders protested against the sealing drive, the Delhi High Court has observed that a few people have “held the city to ransom”. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar further observed that by sitting on […]

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NGT directs sealing of illegal borewells in 3 months in Delhi

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to seal all unauthorised borewells in the national capital within three months. Expressing concern over illegal extraction of water through borewells in the city, a bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice U D Salvi passed the direction after perusing a report filed by the Central […]

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Police complaint authority constituted for Delhi: Delhi High Court

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 A police complaint authority to look into complaints against erring policemen in the national capital has been set up, the Centre told the Delhi High Court today. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar was also informed that the Lieutenant Governor (LG) has constituted the authority on the Centre’s […]

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ED raids Karti Chidambaram’s premises in Delhi and Chennai

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted searches at multiple premises linked to Karti Chidambaram, the son of Congress leader P Chidambaram, in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel- Maxis case. Official sources said the raids are being conducted in Delhi and Chennai since early morning. The central probe agency, on December 1 […]

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Centre taking measures to decongest Delhi: MoS Hardeep S Puri

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Union Minister of State Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep S Puri on Friday laid the foundation stone of Flyover-cum-ROB at Narela in Delhi.   Speaking on the occasion, Hardeep S Puri said that now a days Delhi is facing  several challenges and the most critical challenge is population pressure. All the time in Delhi there […]

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Keep round-the-clock vigil at Sarojini Nagar market: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to maintain a round-the-clock vigil at the Sarojini Nagar market here to ensure that vehicles are not parked on the streets around it. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the civic body and the traffic police to ensure deployment […]

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Delhi HC calls for mapping of dengue affected areas in Delhi

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The Delhi High Court today directed the municipal corporations of the national capital to provide a geographic map of the city areas which are usually affected by vector-borne diseases like dengue. A direction was also issued to the Centre by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar to place […]

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‘Litigant cannot be put at peril for raising public cause’

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A litigant cannot be put at peril because he or she has raised a public cause, the Delhi High Court has said taking note of a recent assault on two persons, one an elderly woman, who filed PILs against unauthorised constructions and encroachments in the national capital. The incidents came to light after both the […]

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Sex racket: Uzbek woman gets 1-yr jail for evading trial

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A 33-year-old Uzbek woman, accused of running a sex racket in the capital, has been sent to jail for one year by a city court for evading trial for over three years. The court, however, acquitted her of charges of forcing two other women, also from Uzbekistan, into prostitution in 2013, as the alleged victims […]

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Air pollution: Why construction not stopped in Delhi, asks NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today lashed out at the Delhi government and the Central Pollution Control Board for not issuing orders to shut down construction and industrial activities in the capital despite the worsening air quality. It also ordered Punjab, UP and Haryana governments to spell out the steps have they taken to prevent crop […]

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Court takes cognisance of defamation case against ex-Delhi Min

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A Delhi court today took cognisance of a criminal defamation complaint filed by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain against sacked minister Kapil Mishra for allegedly defaming him by levelling graft charges against him. Metropolitan Magistrate Shefali Barnala Tandon listed the matter for July 14 for recording pre-summoning evidence in support of complaint of Jain, who […]

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NGT asks Delhi govt to introduce destination buses from May 1

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The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi government to introduce destination buses from May 1, in a bid to help improve the air quality in the national capital. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the AAP government to run the point-to-point buses on an experimental basis from Dwarka, Rohini, Janakpuri, CGO […]

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Delhi HC seeks poll panel reply on pleas against MCD election

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The Delhi High Court today sought reply of the poll panel on pleas seeking to quash the notification laying down the manner of allocation of wards for reserved categories and women in the upcoming MCD polls. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar issued notice to the Delhi State Election Commission and directed […]

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Vintage Car Rally in Delhi allowed by green panel

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In a breather to car aficionados, the National Green Tribunal today allowed the 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally by agreeing to make an exception to its order banning all vehicles older than 15 years from plying on Delhi roads. A bench headed by NGT chief Justice Swatanter Kumar granted permission to organise the […]

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NGT raps SDMC over figures on waste in Delhi

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The National Green Tribunal today rapped the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) over “inaccurate” data on various kinds of waste generated in the national capital daily. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar took strong exception over the data submitted by SDMC which said that Delhi generates nearly 10,000 tonnes municipal solid waste […]

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What’s quantity of waste generated by Delhi: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government and civic bodies here to inform it about the total quantity of municipal solid waste generated in the national capital daily. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar expressed concern over functioning of waste-to-energy plants in the city and said the authorities should be […]

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Agencies not doing work: Delhi HC on waterlogging

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Lambasting the local bodies for not doing their work and passing the buck on each other, the Delhi High Court today said the severe waterlogging on the roads in the national capital was due to clogging of drains by plastics and other non-biodegradable materials. “Each of the agency in the capital of Delhi do not […]

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NGT stays demolition of religious structures near Birla temple

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The National Green Tribunal has stayed for a week the demolition of illegal religious structures spread over 7.5 acres in the central Ridge area near the Birla temple in central Delhi. A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi passed the order after Pracheen Mahamai and Bhairo Mandir Trust claimed right over the forest land […]

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Court acquits ex-MCD councillor, hubby in graft case

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A former Congress MCD councillor and her husband have been acquitted by a special court of the alleged charge of demanding a bribe of over Rs 50,000 from a person to allow him construct a house here. Special CBI Judge Sanjay Garg-I absolved Veena Saini, ex-councillor from East Nangloi constituency, and her husband Naresh Saini, […]

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Ensure no unauthorised structures come up in Delhi

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(PTI) The Delhi High Court has pulled up the municipal corporations here for allowing people to build unauthorised constructions in the city and directed the civic bodies to ensure no such structures come up anywhere. “There are so many unauthorised constructions in the city. How could you allow them to come up? How can you […]

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In a metro like Delhi, Rs 12K maintenance not too much: Delhi Court

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A court here has refused to set aside an order directing a man to pay Rs 12,000 as monthly maintenance to his estranged wife and child in a domestic violence case, saying the amount was not excessive in view of the inflation and rising prices in a city like Delhi. The sessions court, while dismissing […]

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Why other pollution issues not given emphasis as odd-even: NGT

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The National Green Tribunal today asked the Delhigovernment as to why it was not emphasising on the issues of pollution from dust and waste burning the way it had stressed on the odd-even scheme. “Why do not you (Delhi government) emphasis on the issues of dust and waste burning in a way you have emphasised […]

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‘Charge can be framed on basis of grave suspicion’

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A Delhi court has refused to discharge a man accused in a sexual harassment case, saying charge can be framed even on the basis of grave suspicion. Additional Sessions Judge Vrinda Kumari dismissed the appeal of the man, a south Delhi resident, saying, “The complaint is very specific regarding the incident and the offence committed […]

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