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

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.

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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High Court asks cricket body if it will seek extra water for IPL pitches, ground

The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) if it would seek additional water supply from the Pune civic body for ground and pitch maintenance for six IPL matches shifted to that city from Chennai. The MCA stadium at Gahunje in Pune will host the remaining six ‘home’ matches […]

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Supreme Court junks plea to nationalise rivers

The Supreme Court today junked a plea seeking nationalisation of all the rivers and dams in the country and handing over their operation and control to the Centre. A bench of Chief Justice Diak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud dismissed the plea, saying it cannot nationalise all the rivers and […]

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

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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CBI Director dragged into another controversy in SC on 2G scam

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha was today at the centre of a controversy with an NGO telling the Supreme Court that entry register of his residence portrays a “very disturbing” and “explosive material” coming in the way of administration of justice in 2G spectrum allocation scam.The issue was raised by the NGO, Centre for Public Interest […]

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SC seeks EC reply on plea against ward-wise vote count

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Election Commission (EC) on a plea seeking stoppage of ward-wise counting of votes on the ground that the declaration of result of every polling booth strikes at the root of right to privacy attached to voting. A bench comprising justices Dipak Mishra and N V […]

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PIL seeks probe in Congress, BJP’s foreign funding

A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a probe into foreign contributions made to the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was Wednesday filed in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court (HC). The petition was filed by social activist and a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Nutan Thakur. Welcoming the probe ordered […]

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PIL against subsidised liquor to defence personnel

A public interest litigation (PIL) was Friday filed before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court against supply of heavily subsidised alcoholic drinks to defence and paramilitary forces. In the PIL, social activist Nutan Thakur and her husband Amitabh Thakur said while they welcome provision of subsidised food items and household goods to these […]

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Court notice to centre; Reliance on gas price

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily and Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on a public interest litigation petition challenging the government’s decision to double the price to $8.4 per million British thermal unit (mmBtu) for gas produced from the KG basin. A Bench of Chief Justice P. […]

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