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Pachauri allowed to go abroad to attend global meet

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TERI Director General R K Pachauri, facing sexual harassment allegations, was today allowed by a Delhi court to visit China and Japan to attend a global meet to discuss environmental issues from August 21 to September 1. Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan allowed Pachauri’s application and said the Indian embassy should be informed about his arrival in […]

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DM appears before NGT, submits status report

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District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma today appeared before National Green Tribunal (NGT) and submitted status report in connection with the removal of encroachments at water ponds and government lands in flood zones near Hindan River. DM Sharma told that the encroachments over five water ponds situated in the city were removed and unauthorised constructions were […]

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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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Can’t interfere with verdict upholding eviction: HC to two MPs

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Delhi High Court today said that while it was willing to set aside costs imposed upon Congress MPs Kumari Seljaand Ambika Soni, the judgement by which it was held that they were not entitled to accommodation in type-VIII bungalows cannot be interfered with. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath made […]

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Sports City in Noida: NGT seeks Centre’s response

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The Centre was today directed by the National Green Tribunal to file its response on a petition alleging that an upcoming housing project, Sports City, in Sector 150 of Noida was against the prescribed norms of Noida Master Plan-2031. A green bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notice to the Ministry of Environment and […]

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“Twist in firing case against Rane’s son”

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In a new twist to the case filed against Nitesh Rane, son of Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane, for opening fire at his NGO member Chintu Shaikh, a city businessman today intervened in the Bombay High Court alleging that the investigations were not done properly. A bench of Justice V M Kanade and P D […]

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HC rejects petition challenging election of Ind MLA

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The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a petition challenging the election of Independent MLA Vijay Singh from Farrukhabad in the 2012 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. Justice Tarun Agarwala dismissed the petition filed by Major Sunil Dutt Dwivedi, who had contested from the seat as BJP candidate and lost by only 147 votes. The petitioner […]

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Yukta, Tuli get divorce, her complaint gets quashed

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Following the consensual divorce of model-turned-actor Yukta Mookhey and her estranged husband Prince Tuli, the Bombay High Court today quashed the criminal complaint filed by the former Miss World against her in-laws. The family court in suburban Bandra yesterday granted Yukta and Tuli a divorce by mutual consent, Tuli’s lawyer Filji Fredrick said. Tuli had […]

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HC seeks Gujarat minister Bokhiria’s reply to petition

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Gujarat High Court today directed the state Minister for Agriculture, Water Resources and Animal Husbandry Babu Bokhiria to file an affidavit in reply to a petition alleging that he has amassed a huge wealth by illegitimate means. The bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala asked the minister to file affidavit […]

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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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Two PILs in Bombay HC challenge rail fare hike

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Two PILs filed in the Bombay High Court have challenged the steep hike in suburban railway fares announced by the Centre last week. Former journalist Ketan Tirodkar has filed one petition while Mumbai Grahak Panchayat, a consumers’ organisation, has filed the other. Tirodkar’s PIL was today mentioned before the division bench headed by Justice Abhay […]

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2 BARC workers move HC to stop Bhabha’s house bid

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The Bombay High Court today declined to stay the auction of the heritage bungalow belonging to the father of India’s atomic energy programme Homi Jehangir Bhabha. The Court said even if the auction takes place before the next hearing, it can be revoked, if required. Two employees of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) moved the […]

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Eight persons accused of killing a thief, acquitted

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A local court today acquitted eight persons here, accused of killing a thief in 2010, on benefit of doubt. Additional Sessions Judge A S Waghwase in the order delivered today acquitted eight persons saying the prosecution failed to prove charges against the accused beyond doubt. According to the prosecution, two persons who were trying to […]

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Judges seek creation of All India Judicial Services

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The All India Judges Association today passed a resolution seeking creation of an all-India judicial services (AIJS) to reduce discrepancies in subordinate judiciary. The meeting of executive body of the Association, which has nearly 15,000 judges from subordinate judiciary as members, was held at Gujarat Bhawan, where 16 resolutions were unanimously passed. “In order to […]

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Delhi Court orders framing of charges against five

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A Delhi court has ordered framing of charges against two engineers of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and three others, including a private company, for allegedly conspiring in award of a contract to the firm for renovation of two stadiums for 2010 Commonwealth Games. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain ordered framing of charges against […]

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Scam-accused former UP minister’s bail plea rejected

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The Allahabad High Court today rejected the bail plea of former Uttar Pradesh minister Badshah Singh, an accused in the multi-crore Labour and Construction Co-operative Federation (LACCFED) scam during the erstwhile BSP regime. Justice Aditya Nath of the Lucknow Bench passed this order on an application for bail moved on behalf of Singh. Opposing the […]

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HC restrains Centre from encashing bank guarantee

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The Delhi High Court today stayed the Centre’s move to invoke the bank guarantee furnished by private firm Bhushan Steel Ltd in relation to de-allocation of a coal block in Chhattishgarh. “The Union of India is restrained from invoking the bank guarantee till further orders. The petitioner (firm) is directed to keep alive the bank […]

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CIC imposes Rs 25K fine on Delhi’s Bar Council secretary

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Taking exception to non compliance of its order to appear before it and failure to provide information under RTI Act, the central information commission has imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on Delhi’s Bar Council secretary. Expressing “shock” for non-implementation of the transparency law at Bar Council of Delhi, Chief Information Commissioner Sushma Singh asked […]

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HC seeks Centre’s report on Govindacharya”s plea

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The Delhi High Court today sought a status report from the Centre on a plea by former BJP leader K N Govindacharya seeking a direction to the Centre to safeguard the interests of Indians who do business through the internet. A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul directed the Centre’s standing counsel […]

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Comply with orders or pay penalty: NGT to UP govt

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The National Green Tribunal today warned Uttar Pradesh government that a penalty would be slapped on it in case it fails to furnish within seven days the list of water bodies and details of encroached ponds in Ghaziabad district which had been sought from it. “If the orders, passed on January 28, March 7 and […]

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HC to decide quantum of damage to school wall collapse victim

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Orissa High Court has issued notice to the district collector of Keonjhar on a PIL questioning the quantum of compensation to the family of a five-year-old girl student, who died in October 2013 when a government-run school wall caved in. Asking the Collector to reply in an affidavit, the Division Bench of Chief Justice A […]

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Woman maintenance plea dismissed for hiding salary

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A local court has dismissed a woman’s appeal for maintenance from her estranged husband on the ground that she had concealed details of her employment and salary from it. Additional District Judge Gurnam Singh dismissed the woman’s application seeking maintenance saying the woman had concealed the fact that she was employed and her salary was […]

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Delhi HC grants 10 days parole to Vishal Yadav

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The Delhi High Court today granted 10 days parole to Vishal Yadav, one of the three life convicts in Nitish Katara murder case, to attend his younger brother’s wedding. A special bench of justices Geeta Mittal and Justice J R Midha granted parole to Vishal on a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh and a […]

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No bail for superintendent of Arthur Road jail

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The sessions court today rejected the bail application of the suspended chief of Mumbai Central Prison (also known as Arthur Road jail) Vasudev Burkule, arrested for demanding a bribe from a jail officer to pass him in an examination. This is the second time the court has refused bail to Burkule. He had been denied […]

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