Odd-Even’ for two-wheelers in Delhi, SC stays NGT order

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today stayed NGT order directing that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be implemented for two-wheelers too in Delhi. Earlier National Green Tribunal’s 2017 order had directed that odd-even vehicle rotation scheme be made applicable to two-wheelers also in Delhi. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Dipak Gupta was told by… Read more »

SC refuses to extend deadline for third-party insurance for vehicles

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to extend cars and two-wheelers  third-party insurance cover from September 1. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and S Abdul Nazeer dismissed a petition filed by the General Insurance Council, which had sought an extension of the deadline. The current insurance cover period is one year. The apex court had on… Read more »

SC shows displeasure as states not appointments the board of visitors for jails by states

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed its disappointment that several states have not yet appointed the board of visitors who regularly inspect prisons to ensure that they are being run in accordance with rules. While terming the appointment of board of visitors “an absolute necessity”, a bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta… Read more »

Justice Khehar to head the Constitution bench

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Setting at rest issues, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for commencing the hearing on the validity of the new law on appointment of judges with a Constitution Bench rejecting demands for recusal of judges. “Justice J S Khehar will not recuse himself from hearing,” Justice J Chelameswar said on behalf of the… Read more »

Yamuna water worsened in 10 years: SC

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The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the quality of Yamuna water deteriorating in the last decade despite it’s intervention to clean the river and hundreds of crores spent on the project. “It is unfortunate that huge public fund has been spent without showing any improvement in the quality of water in Yamuna,” a bench… Read more »

SC pulls up Centre on Endosulfan use

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The Supreme Court today pulled up the Centre for not taking a clear stand on banning Endosulfan and appointed an expert committee to submit a report on whether use and manufacture of the pesticide can be stopped forever. “Why does Centre not take a stand on this issue and why it is left for the… Read more »