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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

‘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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »