SC refuses Cong plea for counting of VVPAT slips in Guj

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The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea of the Gujarat Congress seeking counting of at least 20 per cent of the paper trail slips manually along with votes cast in the EVMs in each constituency of the state. It said that the court cannot interfere unless the Election Commission of India’s decision to… Read more »

Delhi HC to hear Yadav’s plea against disqualification from RS

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The Delhi High Court agreed to hear today former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav’s plea seeking immediate setting aside of his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha. The matter for urgent hearing was mentioned before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar on the ground that the Winter session of Parliament… Read more »

Plea in NGT against Tank Road encroachments

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A plea alleging encroachment by shops resulting in traffic jams at a clothes hub on Tank Road here has been filed in the National Green Tribunal. The petition, which is likely to come up before a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar, claimed that a number of unauthorised shops were running on Tank… Read more »

1991 Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident: SC admits J&K’s plea

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The Supreme Court today admitted for hearing an appeal by Jammu and Kashmir government against a high court order for payment of compensation to the victims of 1991 Kunan-Poshpora mass rape incident allegedly by army personnel. The top court directed expeditious hearing of the appeals filed by the state gvernment against various orders of the… Read more »

Delhi HC seeks Delhi govt reply on plea challenging prof appointment

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Delhi government on a plea seeking removal of a senior official of a heritage institute on the ground that his appointment was allegedly illegal. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the official, against whom the allegations… Read more »

Delhi HC dismisses plea against release of movie Padmavati

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The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea against the film “Padmavati”, observing that such petitions were encouraging those agitating against the movie. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar termed as “hopeless” and “misconceived” a petition seeking that a committee be set up prior to the release of… Read more »

SC rejects plea to objectionable scenes from Padmavati

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking deletion of certain alleged objectionable scenes from the upcoming movie ‘Padmavati’, terming it as premature. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was informed that the film has not yet received the certification from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). “Our interference in this writ… Read more »

SC dismisses plea to stay release of ‘An insignificant man’

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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking stay on the nationwide release of the movie ‘An insignificant man’, which the petitioner claimed was based on the life of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The movie is set to be released tomorrow. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said freedom of speech and… Read more »