Observer appointed to hold JFI election: Govt to Delhi HC

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Govt opposes PIL on LS poll losers getting into RS

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

No ads to get volunteer for kidney transplant: Govt

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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… Read more »

SC asks states to respond on speed governors in govt vehicles

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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… Read more »

Govts have least concern for citizens health: NGT

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“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,… Read more »

Govt apathetic towards homes for mentally ill: Court

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Irked over the deplorable condition of stay homes for mental patients here, a Delhi court has rapped authorities for their “apathetic” attitude and lack of sensitivity on the issue, saying this had caused files to move at a snail’s pace in the bureaucratic corridors. Various departments of Delhi Government including the Institute of Human Behaviour… Read more »

Beef ban row: HC issues notice to state govt

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Jammu & Kashmir high court on Wednesday gave a week’s time to the state government to file its response to a writ petition seeking to strike down the Constitutional provisions criminalising bovine slaughter in the state. The notice was issued by a division bench comprising justices Mohammad Yaqoub Mir and Bhansi Lal Bhat after hearing… Read more »