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PIL to stop inhumane animal husbandry procedures : Delhi High Court seeks Centre stand

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The Delhi High Court Friday sought response of the Centre and Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) on a PIL seeking prohibition of allegedly “inhumane animal husbandry procedures” in India. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan issued notice to the Centre, AWBI and animal husbandry departments of all states […]

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PIL in Delhi High Court seeks school fees waiver for lockdown duration.

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A fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Delhi High Court has sought a waiver of fees levied by all private and unaided schools during the lockdown, citing job losses and loss of income. The PIL has been filed by lawyer-activist Amit Sahni. The petitioners have cited urgency and have sought a prompt listing of […]

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Calcutta HC to hear bar association plea on financial assistance for lawyers.

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The Calcutta High Court will take up on Thursday a letter by its Bar Association as a PIL, which sought direction on the Bar Council of West Bengal to provide financial assistance to lawyers in distress due to the long period of suspension of work owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Claiming that the Council takes subscriptions […]

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PIL in Delhi High Court seeks SIT probe into attack on temple

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A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking an SIT probe into the alleged conspiracy behind the attack on a temple in the walled city here. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) duly monitored by the court must investigate the attack on the Durga Temple and identify the real perpetrators of the […]

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Undertrial prisoners’ letters for speedy trial of their cases turned into PIL by Delhi High Court.

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The Delhi High Court initiated a PIL on Friday on letters sent by undertrials lodged in the jails here seeking a speedy disposal of their cases, which were pending in the lower courts for years. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani issued notice to the Delhi government and sought […]

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Inclusion of castes in OBC group: Bombay High Court

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The Bombay High Court Wednesday sought to know if the Maharashtra government had conducted any study or survey before issuing a notification in 1967 inducting several castes in the OBC category for reservation. A division bench of Chief Justice N H Patil and Justice N M Jamdar was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed […]

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PIL in HC for implementation in Delhi law regulating clinical establishments

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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Center and the AAP government on a public interest litigation claiming that the law for registration and regulation of all clinical establishments has not been implemented in the city despite coming into force in 2012. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V […]

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SC to hear plea challenging Rafale deal on October 10

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a fresh PIL against the Rafale deal between India and France on Wednesday. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph Monday said it will hear the PIL filed by lawyer Vineet Dhanda, who is seeking a direction to the Centre […]

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PIL in SC challenging Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir

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New Delhi:A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional validity of Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament’s power to make laws concerning the state. The plea has said the special provision was “temporary” in nature at the time of framing of […]

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Delhi HC: PIL to frame norms on police probe into Marital rows

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New Delhi:  A senior citizen, who was accused of rape by his daughter-in-law and discharged from the offence two years after the incident, has moved the Delhi High Court seeking framing of guidelines on how police should handle probes into cases arising out of marital rows. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and […]

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Maha govt to Bombay HC: Formulating stringent law to regulate pvt hospitals

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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court today that it was in the process of formulating a stringent law, on the lines of the Centre’s Clinical Establishments Act, to regulate private nursing homes and hospitals in the state. Appearing for the state, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni told the court that the draft plan for such […]

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PIL claims deaths of protected species suppressed by Delhi zoo

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The Delhi High Court today sought response of the Centre on a PIL alleging “rampant irregularities and illegalities”, like suppression of deaths of protected species, in the administration of National Zoological Park in the city as well as the veterinary care being provided to the animals lodged there. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita […]

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High Court asks: How will pvt schools implement pay panel without hiking fees

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How would private unaided schools in the national capital implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations without hiking their fees, the Delhi High Court asked the AAP government today. The query was posed to the Delhi government by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar while asking it to file […]

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Supreme Court to examine Shanti Bhushan’s PIL on allocation of cases

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The Supreme Court today decided to examine a PIL filed by former law minister Shanti Bhushan challenging the existing roster practice of allocation of cases by the Chief Justice of India (CJI). A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan sought the assistance of Attorney General K K Venugopal and Additional Solicitor General […]

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Supreme Court rejects PIL to frame rules to regulate composition of benches

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a PIL seeking the framing of rules to regulate the composition of benches, including constitution benches, and the allocation of work. Junking the PIL by advocate Asok Pande, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that the CJI was the head […]

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PIL in SC over CJI’s administrative authority as of roster

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Senior advocate and former Law Minister Shanti Bhushan today filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking clarification on the administrative authority of the Chief Justice of India (CJI) as the master of roster and for laying down the principles and procedure to be followed in preparing it for allocation of cases. He filed the […]

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Fitness certificate to vehicle without independent test illegal: Bombay High Court

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The Bombay High Court today said the Maharashtra government’s practice of issuing fitness certificates to private vehicles without conducting an independent test was illegal and in breach of its previous orders. Therefore, the state government must take a decision on amending its rules and circulars on the issue and inform the court of its decision, […]

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Supreme Court notice to Centre, states and UTs on PIL on acid attack victims

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The Supreme Court has sought the Centre’s response on a petition relating to sufferings of acid attack victims across India and questioning the sale of acid in open market. A bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, also issued notice to all the states and Union territories on the plea for a direction for compliance […]

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Set up independent body for Haj pilgrims : PIL in Delhi High Court

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A PIL seeking an independent Muslim body to look into the arrangements for Haj pilgrims and quashing of the government controlled Haj Committee has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The plea referred to a recent notification of the Centre, scrapping the subsidy for pilgrims to get cheaper flights to- and-fro. Since it has […]

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PIL filed in HC seeking action against Karni Sena

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Seeking action against Karni Sena activists for “disturbing peace” in the wake of the release of “Padmaavat”,  a PIL was filed itoday  in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The  movie was directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali and  was released across the country today despite opposition from the Rajput outfit and several other organisations. The PIL, […]

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PIL seeks to quash TN govt order on bus fare hike

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 A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Madras High Court, seeking to quash an order of the Tamil Nadu government, hiking the bus fares from January 20. The petition, filed by one V Munikrishnan, is likely to come up for hearing tomorrow. Munikrishnan submitted that he came to know through the print […]

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PIL in Delhi HC against eateries in Khan Market, Connaught Place

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A PIL was today moved in the Delhi High Court seeking closure of eateries which are running in contravention of municipal laws and without fire clearances in the posh Khan Market and Connaught Place areas of the city. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notices to the […]

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PIL in HC alleges collusion between north MCD, builders

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the municipal corporation of north Delhi on a PIL alleging that its officials were “colluding and conniving” with private builders by permitting illegal constructions. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the civic body to indicate on affidavit what action […]

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Respecting god can’t be regulated by court order: Delhi HC

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Respecting god should be one’s habit and it cannot be controlled or regulated through any court order, the Delhi High Court said today. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar further said no public interest litigation (PIL) was needed to show respect to the god. “We as citizens should […]

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