PIL in Delhi HC for fixing price of stents

A plea for fixing price of stents, used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries in the body, has been moved in the Delhi High Court, contending that the rate of the medical device has not been fixed despite it being included in the national essential list of medicines (NLEM). The matter was listed for hearing […]

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PIL filed in Madras HC seeking to declare demonetisation notification

The Madras High Court today posted a PIL, seeking a direction to the Union Government to declare as illegal the notification issued on demonetisation, for further hearing to December 15. When the PIL filed by Suchitra Vijayan, a Barrister-at-Law, came up, the first bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice R.Mahadevan, said counsel […]

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PIL filed in Madras HC to declare Rs 2k notes invalid

A PIL was filed in the Madras High Court today for declaring the new Rs 2,000 currency notes as “invalid” on the ground that the value was printed in “Devanagari form of numerals”, which is not authorised by the Constitution. Petitioner K P T Ganesan, a local DMK functionary, submitted that the numerals on the […]

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Bombay HC junks PIL challenging section 56 of C.PC on arrest of women

The Bombay High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation seeking scrapping of Section 56 of the Code of Civil Procedure, which prohibits arrest or detention of women in execution of decree for payment of money, on the ground that it is violative of Articles 14 and 15 of the country’s Constitution. A division bench […]

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PIL in HC for setting up all India judicial service

A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court alleging that the central government was “sleeping over” the issue of setting up an all India judicial service, similar to other all India services like IAS and IPS, and has sought directions for initiating the process. The public interest litigation has sought directions to the […]

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HC junks PIL seeking repeal of State Act

The Bombay High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) which sought to discontinue or repeal Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Act of 1977 on the ground that a Central Act with same benefits for rural population has come into the effect from 2005. The PIL prayed that the Central law i.e Mahatma Gandhi National Rural […]

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SC to hear PIL for making ‘Yoga’ compulsory for students

The Supreme Court would next week hear a plea seeking framing of a ‘National Yoga Policy’ and making ‘Yoga’ compulsory for students of Class I-VIII across the country. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao has agreed to hear on November 7 the PIL that […]

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Delhi HC seeks Delhi govt reply on PIL to remove BRT corridor debris

Delhi High Court today sought Delhi government’s response on a plea seeking direction to remove all metal structures, dismantled from the BRT corridor here, and allegedly blocking the footpath on the stretch. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also issued notice to the office of Lieutenant Governor (LG) on […]

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Fresh PIL in HC against film on Indira Gandhi’s assassination

The release of Bollywood movie ’31st October’, based on the aftermath of the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi including the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, has been opposed again in Delhi High Court. A petition has been filed afresh against its release after the High Court on October 5 refused to entertain the plea, saying it […]

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PIL seeking report on Jaya’s health condition filed

A PIL was filed in the Madras High Court today seeking a detailed report from the government on the health condition of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and releasing of photographs of the meeting she is said to have had with her cabinet colleagues and officials in the hospital, where she is admitted. The petitioner “Traffic” […]

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