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HC serves notice on State Govt. over Wildlife Board

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The Madhya Pradesh HC has served a notice on the State govt over the constitution of the Wildlife Board after an animal rights activist filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition claiming that law has been violated by nominating persons with “special interest in wildlife” to the Board. On Aug 3, the State govt, under […]

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Madhya Pradesh trader fined Rs 4.5 lakh from adulterating ghee

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A Madhya Pradesh court has imposed a fine of Rs 4.5 lakh on a trader selling adulterated ghee. Additional District Magistrate S K Mishra fined Manish Bansal in a case dating back to July 10, 2016, when the state Food department raided his dairy and seized over 100 kg of adulterated ghee, an official said. […]

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Madhya Pradesh minor’s rape-murder: Accused sent to judicial custody for a day

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A special court here on Tuesday sent a man accused of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl to judicial custody for a day. Vishnu Bamora (35) was produced before Special Judge Suresh Singh by Kamla Nagar police, said Sudha Vijay Singh Bhadoriya, Special Public Prosecutor for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. […]

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SC asks MCI for solution over fate of 150 medical students in MP college

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New Delhi:  After 150 medical students in Bhopal being left in the lurch after permission of a college for admission in the academic session 2017-18 was denied by the Medical Council of India (MCI), The Supreme Court has taken a serious note over the matter . A vacation bench of justices U U Lalit and […]

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Our concern limited to protection of Mahakaleshwar’s ‘lingam’: Supreme Court

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It is not for a court to decide how worship is to be performed in a temple, the Supreme Court said today stressing that its concern was only about the protection of the ‘lingam’ at the ancient Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit […]

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‘Install online air monitoring systems, RO in Singrauli’

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh governments to to install online air quality monitoring systems in Singrauli and Sonebhadra districts after a plea alleged pollution in these areas due to industrial and mining activities. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also ordered installation of reverse osmosis […]

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Mahakaleshwar temple: SC to hear matter on merits

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The Supreme Court today said it would hear on merit a plea raising the issue of protection of ‘lingam’ at ancient Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. A bench comprising Justices Justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar said the matter would be heard in March and allowed the ‘mahant’ (chief […]

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Coal scam

Naveen Jindal, others granted bail in coal scam case

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Industrialist Naveen Jindal and others were today granted bail by a special court in a case related to the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh. Special Judge Bharat Parashar granted the relief to them on a personal bond of Rs one lakh each and one surety of like amount. The court has now […]

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Another HC bench recuses from hearing MP minister’s plea

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Another bench of the Delhi High Court today recused from hearing Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra’s plea against an Election Commission (EC) order disqualifying him on charges of paid news. The matter was listed before a bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and Navin Chawla, one of whom recused from hearing the BJP leader’s petition. No […]

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SC stays EC’s order disqualifying MP minister

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The Supreme Court today kept in abeyance the June 23 order of the Election Commission (EC) disqualifying Madhya Pradesh minister Narottam Mishra for three years on charges of paid news. Mishra’s last ditch attempt to vote in the July 17 presidential election was dashed by the Delhi High Court on July 16 as it had […]

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SC to give urgent hearing to disqualified MP min’s plea

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The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a plea of senior BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister Narottam Mishra who was recently disqualified by the Election Commission. The poll panel had on June 23 disqualified Mishra for three years over paid news charges, holding him guilty of filing wrong accounts […]

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Naveen Jindal, others summoned as accused in coal scam case

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Industrialist Naveen Jindal and others were today summoned by a special court here as accused in a case related to the allocation of a coal block in Madhya Pradesh after it took cognisance of a CBI charge sheet. Besides Jindal, the others summoned as accused are the company, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL), its […]

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Coalscam: ‘Dishonest misrepresentation before ex-PM’

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no reason to presume that then Coal Secretary H C Gupta recommended a non-compliant private firm for coal block allocation in Madhya Pradesh, a special court here has said. Special Judge Bharat Parashar, who convicted Gupta for irregularities in allocation of Madhya Pradesh based Thesgora- B Rudrapuri coal block […]

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SC pulls up five states for not appointing food commissions

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The Supreme Court today pulled up the governments of drought-hit states of Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka for not appointing state food commissions or making them operational. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and N V Ramana, which had summoned the Chief Secretaries of ten states on the issue, directed that […]

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Vyapam: Chouhan deposes before court in defamation case

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today deposed before a court in connection with a defamation suit filed by the state government on his behalf against a Congress leader for “maligning” him and his wife in relation to the multi-crore Vyapam scam. The suit was filed against state Congress chief spokesman K K Mishra […]

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SC cancels counselling by pvt medical colleges in MP

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In a significant order, the Supreme Court today cancelled the counselling conducted so far by private medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh for admissions in undergraduate medical course and ordered that a combined counselling be held afresh. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice A R Dave asked the state government to complete within a week […]

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Vyapam: SC notice to Centre, MP Governor on plea for his removal

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The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on a plea seeking his removal on the ground of his alleged involvement in the Vyapam scam, currently being probed by CBI. The plea also seeks a direction from the apex court to Ministry of Home Affairs for formulation […]

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HC quashes appointment of engineer recruited by Digvijay govt

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Madhya Pradesh High Court today set aside the appointment of a government sub-engineer made in violation of rules in 1997 when Congress leader Digvijay Singh was chief minister and ordered criminal proceedings against the people involved in the recruitment. A Division Bench also asked the BJP government to look into more such “unlawful appointments” in […]

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Vyapam scam: Supreme Court to hear Digvijay Singh’s plea on Jul 9

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on July 9 the plea of Congress leader Digvijay Singh and three whistleblowers seeking an apex court-monitored CBI probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. “We can fix all the matters together. It will come on July 9,” a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and […]

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Vyapam scam: SC agrees to hear plea

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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition seeking removal of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on the ground of his alleged involvement in the scam in the massive admission and recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh. A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justices Arun Kumar Mishra and Amitava Roy […]

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Defamation case against leader on Chouhan’s complaint

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A local court on Thursday registered a case of defamation against Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee’s chief spokesperson KK Mishra for levelling allegations of involvement of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his family in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board scam. Two days ago, Chouhan had filed a defamation suit against Mishra for levelling allegations […]

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Court asks Ajay to remain present at case hearing

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A court here today directed senior Congress leader Ajay Singh to remain present for the next hearing of a defamation case filed against him by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his wife Sadhna. Singh had alleged during two rallies at Khargone and Sagar before the November 2013 Assembly polls that Chouhan had […]

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Delay in justice a major challenge, says CJI Kabir

Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir a major problem being faced in delivery of criminal justice was delay “where the entire process takes almost 15-16 years”. Delivering Justice P D Desai memorial lecture in Ahmedabad on ‘Administration of Criminal Justice’ Justice Kabir told, “Today a major problem is delay where the entire process, from the time when […]

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Fast track courts for trial of atrocity on Dalits urged

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National Commission for Scheduled Castes Vice-Chairman Rajkumar Verka told that “Trial of atrocity cases against Dalits should be conducted in fast track courts.” “Cases of atrocities pending for five years should be moved to fast track courts. Atrocity cases are registered, but only five per cent reach a logical end,” According to the Verka. Stating that […]

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