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Groundwater use by Delhi Metro: NGT fines Jal Board

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The National Green Tribunal has castigated Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and slapped a fine on it for not filing its response on a plea alleging that Delhi Metro was extracting groundwater to wash its trains, despite promising to do so in a few days a fortnight ago. A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi […]

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SC asks Guj to reply on pleas to defreeze a/c of Teesta,others

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The Supreme Court today sought the response of Gujarat Government on the pleas filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and two NGOs challenging the freezing of their accounts by the Crime Branch of Ahmedabad Police. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and U U Lalit issued notice to the state and […]

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Do gods sit in cabinet meetings and decide issues: Delhi HC

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Do gods sit in the cabinet meeting and decide the issues or is the cabinet something beyond the heaven which can’t deal with a relevant issue, the Delhi High Court today said expressing annoyance at the Centre’s delay in sanctioning additional police for the national capital. “Do some gods sit in the cabinet meeting and […]

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15-yr-old crushed by truck; Parents get Rs 11L

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Parents of a 15-year-old boy, who died after being run over by a rashly driven truck, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 11 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here. The tribunal directed Shriram General Insurance Company Ltd, insurer of the offending truck, to pay Rs 11.07 lakh to the parents […]

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Court sends bus driver to 1 yr jail, suspends license

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A Delhi court has refused to set aside a year’s jail term to a bus driver convicted of killing a 50-year-old woman by negligent driving, while modifying his sentence from simple to rigorous imprisonment saying the trial court had already taken a lenient view towards him. “As far as sentence is concerned, already the magisterial […]

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Have preventive attitude to check dengue: HC

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Delhi High Court has asked the civic agencies in the national capital to have a “preventive” attitude, and not curative, in order to contain spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria. “Attitude should be preventive and not curative,” a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said, adding that proper cleaning of […]

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‘Except for law and order & land, LG a figurehead’

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The Lieutenant Governor (LG) is merely a “figurehead” except for matters related to public order, police and land, the AAP government has told Delhi High Court. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath by senior advocate Dayan Krishnan during the hearing of a bunch of petitions […]

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HC asks Maha to issue circular on weight of book bags

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Voicing concern over heavy bags carried by school children, the Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra Government to issue a circular within a month fixing a date for implementing recommendations of an expert committee that looked into the issue. Such a circular should also fix the responsibility of monitoring the implementation of the recommendations on […]

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Car-free Gurgaon: NGT questions Haryana govt’s initiative

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A day after Gurgaon observed a ‘car-free day’ to free the roads from traffic congestion, the National Green Tribunal today asked Haryana government to inform it about its actual impact on the pollution level in the city to ascertain . Gurgaon had yesterday observed a ‘car-free day’ to encourage people to use public modes of […]

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Kejriwal exempted from appearance in Amethi court

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In a relief to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Supreme Court on Tuesday granted him exemption from personal appearance before a magisterial court at Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in a case of alleged inflammatory speech made by him in the run-up to 2014 Lok Sabha polls. “The attendance of the petitioner is dispensed away with […]

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Court to hear case against Azam Khan on Oct 22

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A local court has rejected the second report filed by police in a sedition case against senior UP Minister Mohd Azam Khan and fixed October 22 as the next date of hearing. Chief Judicial Magistrate Raj Kishore rejected the second final report filed by police yesterday, petitioner and Bajrang Dal leader Ujjwal Gupta’s counsel Arvind […]

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6 given life sentence for double murder

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A court of Muzaffarnagar,UP today sentenced six persons to life imprisonment for killing two men in Tilora area here eight years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge Dinesh Chand also slapped a fine of Rs 3,000 on each of the accused, government lawyer Qayyum Ali said. Shyam Singh and Padam Singh were shot dead and another person, […]

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Gangrape case: Five youths put on trial

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A Delhi court has framed gangrape charge against five youths, who had allegedly pulled out a 26-year-old performing artiste from an auto rickshaw in Defence colony area and assaulted her. The court, while framing the charge under section 376D ofIPC against Balwinder, Deepak, Aakash, Aman and Sundar, said it has to prima facie see whether […]

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Court asks senior citizen to pay Rs 21K maintenance

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A retired government servant, who was estranged from his wife after 44 years of marriage and six children, has been directed to pay Rs 21,000 per month as interim maintenance to her by a Delhi court. The sessions court dismissed the appeal of the man filed against a magisterial court order directing him to pay […]

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SC stays criminal proceedings against Dhoni

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The Supreme Court on Monday stayed criminal proceedings against Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni for allegedly ‘denigrating’ a Hindu god by posing asLord Vishnu on the cover page of a magazine. The apex court also issued notice to social activist Jayakumar Hiremath, who had filed the case against Dhoni. The complainant had alleged that the […]

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Bombay high court allows sale of meat in Mumbai on Sep 17

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The Bombay high court in some tough talking stopped the ban imposed by Maharashtra government on sale of meat on September 17 in Mumbai, during Paryushan, a period of fasting for Jains. The HC however did not lift the ban on abattoirs on that day. The meat sale ban was lifted only for Mumbai though […]

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HC frowns over meat sale ban in Mumbai

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The Bombay High Court today said imposing a ban on animal slaughter and sale of meat for four days during the Jain festival ‘Paryushan’ is not feasible in a metropolitan city like Mumbai and sought response from the state and the municipal body on a petition challenging it. A division bench headed by Justice Anoop […]

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Court awards life term to a man in a car bomb blast case

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The District and Sessions Court here today awarded life sentence to a man in connection with a three-year-old car bomb blast case. Abdul Majid, a resident of Thanamandi in Rajouri district, was sentenced to life imprisonment by District and Sessions Judge R S Jain in connection with the May 2, 2012 car bomb blast case. […]

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Man gets jail for rape, murder of 8-yr-old

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A special women’s court of Mumbai, today sentenced a man to life imprisonment for raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl in Nehru Nagar area of suburban Kurla in 2010. Special Judge Vrushali Joshi had convicted Javed Sheikh (aged around 25) on September 5 for the crime. “The court has sentenced Javed Sheikh to life on the […]

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Two gets ten years jail for attempt to murder

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A local court of Pathankot (Pb) has sentenced two persons to ten years imprisonment in a case of attempt to murder. Additional Sessions Judge Lukhwinder Kaur also imposed a fine of Rs 19,000 on the two convicts identified as Tarsem Lal alias Sima and Kuldeep Chaudhary alias Jony, both local residents. According to Additional public prosecutor, on […]

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Rana gets bail in violence case

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Former BSP MP Kadir Rana and 11 others were granted bail by a court here after they appeared before it following a direction by Allahabad High Court in connection with an appeal against their acquittal in a 12-year-old violence case. Rana?and others appeared in the Chief Judical Magistrate court and submitted a bail bond of […]

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Malegaon blasts : SC judge recuses from hearing plea

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A Supreme Court judge on Friday recused himself from hearing a plea against removal of Special Public Prosecutor by NIA in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, saying that he had represented certain accused in the matter. The prosecutor had recently stirred a controversy by alleging that an officer of NIA had told her to “go […]

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Award to ex-wrestling coach: HC sets aside single judge order

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Delhi High Court today set aside an order of its single judge which had directed the Centre to confer Dronacharya Award 2015 on former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar. A division bench headed by Chief Justice G Rohini asked the single judge to look afresh into the plea by Kumar, who had moved the […]

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Delhi HC: Give Dronacharya award to ex-wrestling coach

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Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Centre to confer Dronacharya award on former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar. The high court allowed the plea of Kumar, who had moved the high court against Dronacharya Award selection committee for ignoring him for the prestigious honour. The Dronacharya Award selection committee had recommended Anoop Singh […]

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