Court notices to centre, Reliance on gas price

Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the centre and Reliance Industries on a public interest litigation seeking review of the recent government decision to hike from 2014 the gas prices from $4.2 to $8.4 million British thermal unit (mmBtu). The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam issued notice on the PIL […]

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SC dismisses PIL seeking curbs on sale of Ranbaxy drugs

The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a petition for prohibiting Ranbaxy from producing and marketing its alleged “adulterated” medicines in the Indian market in the wake of reports of the pharma major having sold misbranded drugs in the US. A bench of Justice A.K.Patnaik and Justice Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by advocate M.L. Sharma, asking him […]

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DU gets notice over four-year undergraduate programme

A notice has been issued by the High court to the University of Delhi on a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging its proposed four-year undergraduate programme with multiple degrees in its present form. A division bench of Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath sought a response from the university by May 15. The proposed […]

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Saradha scam: WB Govt submits an affidavit in Calcutta HC

An affidavit has been submitted by the West Bengal government to Calcutta High Court, stating the progress of investigation into the chit fund crisis, generated by Saradha Group. Government lawyer Asoke Banerjee explained the stand of the state government on the crisis placing the affidavit before the bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishara and Justice Joymalya Bagchi. […]

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Delhi HC issues notice to Delhi Govt, L-G on PIL to amend RTE Act

Notice to the Lt Governor and Delhi government has been issued by the Delhi High Court on a PIL seeking amendment in nursery admission procedure. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath (appointed yesterday) issued notice to the Lt Governor and Delhi Government on a Public Interest Litigation filed by an NGO […]

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Will make guidelines to regulate sale of junk food – Centre to Delhi HC

Union Government has been informed by the Delhi High court that guidelines on  regulating junk food and aerated drinks to be sold in and around schools will be soon be completed and will be out by July-end this year. Appearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath, Additional Solicitor General (ASG) […]

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Supere Court sets up special team to examine contents of Radia tapes

A six-member special team comprising five from the CBI and one from the Income Tax department was constituted by the Supreme Court to examine the contents of tapped telephonic conversations of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with politicians, corporate honchos and others. A bench comprising justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhaya said the working of the […]

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Allahabad High Court dismisses PIL against Shinde for ‘Hindu terror’ remarks

A petition filed by Vishwa Hindu Parishad against Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s “Hindu terror” remarks was dismissed by the Allahabad high court today. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Dilip Gupta dismissed in limine the Public Interest Litigation which had sought to make Shinde, the Cabinet Secretary and the […]

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Ration cards can be linked with Aadhar: Maha to HC

The Maharashtra government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that though ration cards could be linked with the newly introduced Aadhar cards, it was not possible to appoint a nodal agency to supervise the verification process. A division bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and KK Tated was hearing a public interest litigation filed by […]

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Interest of small traders should not be affected by FDI

The Supreme Court told that interest of small retail traders should not be affected due to foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector and sought response from the Centre on how it intends to safeguard their interests. A bench headed by Justice R M Lodha asked the Centre to file its response within three weeks. “What checks […]

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