No ‘band, baaja, baraat’ to be allowed on roads: Government to Supreme Court

The customary horse-drawn carriage carrying the groom & the accompanying family members & relatives dancing to the tune of musical band in a procession leading up to the wedding venue will no longer be allowed on the roads under a policy framed by Delhi government for holding social functions at farmhouses & hotels. As per the policy, […]

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Specify Stand on Honour Killings, High Court tells Government

A division bench of Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan & Justice Shameem Akhter issued notices to the government & various authorities on a public interest litigation (PIL) that sought constitution of a special investigation team to prevent honour killing. The investigation team was to also look into honour killings across the state. The division bench […]

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Observer appointed to hold JFI election: Govt to Delhi HC

The government today informed the Delhi High Court that it has appointed an observer to hold the elections to the Judo Federation of India (JFI). A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar appointed a returning officer for the poll. It asked the returning officer to scrutinise the electoral process […]

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Delhi HC notice to govt, ED on meat exporter Qureshi’s arrest

The Delhi High Court today sought response of the government and the Enforcement Directorate on businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi’s plea challenging his arrest in a money laundering case. A bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Nazmi Waziri issued notice to the government and the ED, asking them to file the reply within five days. The […]

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Ready to talk to recognised pol parties in Kashmir: Govt to SC

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Government today told the Supreme Court it was ready to talk to recognised political parties in Jammu and Kashmir to resolve the crisis there but not with the separatists. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi made it clear that the government would come to the negotiating table only if the recognised parties participate in the dialogue and […]

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Govt opposes PIL on LS poll losers getting into RS

The government today opposed the maintainability of a PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking to restrain candidates defeated in a Lok Sabha election from contesting the Rajya Sabha polls. “Such kind of petitions are not maintainable. There are Supreme Court order also in this regard,” the government told a bench of justices G S […]

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Govt must declare computer systems as ‘protected’: Expert

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The government must declare all computer systems as protected or at least bring them under the purview of ‘protected system’ so as to ensure stringent punishment to hackers, advocate and cyber law expert Pavan Duggal said today. “On a normal day in India, more than 10,000 cyber attacks take place and most of them go […]

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No ads to get volunteer for kidney transplant: Govt

The government today told the Delhi High Court that a person who has no family donor cannot be permitted to issue an advertisement to get a volunteer for a kidney transplant. “Advertisements cannot be permitted,” the Health Ministry told Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva who had sought the views of the government on various aspects of kidney […]

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SC asks states to respond on speed governors in govt vehicles

The Supreme Court today chastised several states for not filing their responses on a PIL seeking installation of speed governors in public transport vehicles. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud also asked the transport secretaries of states like Delhi and Bihar to appear in person with relevant records […]

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Govts have least concern for citizens health: NGT

“Governments elected by people have the least concern for the health of its citizens”, the National Green Tribunal today said as it passed a slew of directions including setting up of centralised and state level monitoring committees to prepare action plans to combat pollution in a bid to tackle environment emergencies. Asking Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, […]

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