SC refuses to entertain plea for govt scheme for payment of office rent during lockdown.

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain pleas filed by lawyers associations of the apex court which sought directions to the Centre for formulating a scheme to support advocates and other professionals in paying their office rent during the COVID-19 lockdown. The top court said that prayers in the PILs filed by Supreme Court Bar […]

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SC grants two weeks to CVC to conclude inquiry against Alok Verma

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that an inquiry against Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Verma must be completed who has been divested of his duties and sent on leave in view of feud between him and Special Director Rakesh Asthana.The Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice […]

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Pension and other benefits to former MPs justified: SC

The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the entitlement of former Member of Parliament (MPs) to get pension and other benefits was “justified” as their dignity has to be maintained even after they complete their tenure as parliamentarians. Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul […]

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HC impleads Nat Commission for SC as respondent

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Chennai,) The Madras High Court has impleaded the National Commission for Scheduled Castes as a respondent on a PIL seeking a direction to it to furnish details of the exact sum diverted to welfare of other departments from funds allocated by Centre. When the PIL filed by M. Selvaraj, State General Secretary of the Scheduled […]

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Sanjay Kishan Kaul sworn in as Chief Justice of Madras HC

was today sworn in as Chief Justice of the Madras High Court by Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah at the Raj Bhavan here. Rosaiah administered the oath of office to Kaul at a function at the Raj Bhavan here. Judges of the Madras High Court, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, and Cabinet Ministers were present during […]

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Punjab and Haryana high court chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul takes oath

Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Saturday took oath as the new chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. He was administered the oath of office by Haryana governor Jagannath Pahadia at a ceremony held at Haryana Raj Bhavan. Justice Kaul, 54, earlier served as the   senior most judge of the Delhi high court […]

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‘Take measures to stop waterlogging before monsoon’

The city’s civic agencies and other authorities has been asked by the Delhi High court to take steps including de-silting of drains before the monsoon sets in so that water logging can be avoided. A bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sanjeev Sachdeva asked the trifurcated MCD, NDMC, DJB and PWD to take short term […]

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Mosque row: Excavation not yet started, ASI tells HC

The Archaeological Survey of India said to the Delhi High Court that it has not yet started excavation on a site near Red Fort to ascertain whether remains of a Mughal-era mosque existed there in view of lack of clarity on an apex court order on status quo. “The excavation of the site, as directed […]

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Civic agency slams police in court over illegal structure

The north Delhi civic agency Thursday told the Delhi High Court that police had failed to help it in removing illegal construction from the site of a purported mosque excavated near the historic Jama Masjid here. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation agency sought the direction of the court to the central government to provide paramilitary […]

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Delhi gets two months to file report on waterlogging

The Delhi government was Tuesday given two months by the Delhi High Court to find solutions to and submit a report on waterlogging and flooding of roads in the city. A division bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Vipin Sanghi allowed the submission of the Delhi government’s standing counsel Najmi Waziri for more […]

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