Bombay High Court sets aside Maharashtra government resolution on teaching staff’s bank accounts

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The Bombay High Court today set aside a Maharashtra government resolution asking the teaching and non-teaching staff of the government schools in Thane to shift their salary accounts to a particular cooperative bank. A bench of justices BR Gavai and BP Colabawalla termed the resolution arbitrary and questioned the rationale behind the government’s decision to… Read more »

PNB fraud : Vipul Ambani and 5 others in CBI custody till Mar 5

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A special court here today remanded Vipul Ambani, the president (finance) of Nirav Modi’s Fire Star Diamond, and five others in CBI custody till March 5 in connection with the Rs 11,400 crore alleged fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB). The six were arrested yesterday in connection with two FIRs registered by the CBI involving… Read more »

Supreme Court allows Centre to withdraw CAPF force from Darjeeling hills

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The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal’s violence hit Darjeeling area after March 8. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered Attorney General K K Venugopal’s submission that the deployment of the central armed forces fell under the Central… Read more »

PNB fraud: Centre opposes plea for SIT probe

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The Centre today opposed in the Supreme Court a PIL seeking an independent probe and deportation of billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB fraud case, saying an FIR has been lodged and a probe was on. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D… Read more »

Pak troops violate ceasefire along LoC injuring 3 civilians in Uri sector

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Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring three civilians, police said today. “Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Churanda in the Silikote area of Hajipeer sector of Uri,” a police official said. Three civilians sustained injuries in the firing, he said, adding that… Read more »

PNB fraud PMLA case : ED summons Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi

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The ED today issued summons for appearance to billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his business partner Mehul Choksi in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rs 11,400 crore alleged fraud in Punjab National Bank (PNB), officials said. They said both Modi and Choksi were summoned under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act… Read more »

Madras High Court directs Tamil Nadu government to give relief to kin of manual scavengers

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The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay due compensation to the families of three manual scavengers who died while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Kancheepuram district last week. The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose gave the direction when A Narayanan, representing… Read more »

NGT junks plea to demolish Haj House in Ghaziabad noting that the structure does not fall on the floodplains of river Hindon

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The National Green Tribunal has junked a plea seeking demolition of a building for Haj pilgrims in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, noting that the structure does not fall on the floodplains of river Hindon. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice U D Salvi (retired) dismissed the petition filed by an NGO and a… Read more »

PILs in Supreme Court for strict population control measures adopting a two-child policy

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Three separate petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to ensure strict population control measures by adopting a two-child policy and reward or punish those who adhere or fail to follow it. The petitions, filed by advocates Anuj Saxena, Prathvi Raj Chauhan and Priya Sharma, claimed that statistics… Read more »