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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

“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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »