High Court sets January 15 deadline for meters recalibration

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The Bombay High Court set a deadline till January 15 for the Maharashtra government to complete the process of recalibration of meters in autos and taxis across the city pursuant to the fare hike in October. The state government faced flak from the High Court for poor implementation of calibrating meters, and basing its decision… Read more »

Supreme Court forms panel on road mishap

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The Maharashtra Government has been suggested by Bombay High Court to consider linking ration cards with the newly introduced Aadhar cards so as to ascertain bogus and duplicate ration cards in the state. A division bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and R D Dhanuka took a serious view of the issue of bogus ration cards and questioned… Read more »

Supreme Court asks Manipur take on alleged extra-judicial killings

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The Manipur government rapped by The Supreme Court for not filing a report on alleged extra-judicial killings in the state, saying “people are dying out there”. A bench headed by justice Aftab Alam directed the government to file its response within two weeks and also asked the attorney general to assist the court in deciding the… Read more »

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking tightened EMF radiation norms

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The Supreme Court dismissed a PIL seeking the tightening of electro-magnetic field (EMF) radiation norms and setting up of an independent regulatory body to monitor and enforce them. A bench of Justice H.L.Dattu and Justice C.K.Prasad rejected the plea, but indicated the court could intervene later if the standards do not meet the purpose. “The… Read more »

High Court of Delhi seeks report on steps taken to prevent dengue

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The Delhi High Court sought a report from the central government on a petition seeking implementation of a long-term action plan to control outbreak of dangerous or epidemic diseases like dengue in the capital city. A division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought reply within three weeks from the… Read more »

Court seeks government response on PIL against Vadra

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The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Thursday asked the central government to respond to charges levelled against Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, by India Against Corruption (IAC) member Arvind Kejriwal. The court, which was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) by activist Nutan Thakur, fixed Nov 21 as the next… Read more »

PIL in SC to restrain resumption of mining in Goa

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A petition was filed today in the Supreme Court to restrain the resumption of iron and manganese ore mining in Goa amid a judicial commission estimating a loss of Rs 35000 crore to the exchequer due to illegal mining there since 2000. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition filed by an NGO, Goa Foundation, also… Read more »

PIL in SC to restrain resumption of mining in Goa

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A petition was filed today in the Supreme Court to restrain the resumption of iron and manganese ore mining in Goa amid a judicial commission estimating a loss of Rs 35000 crore to the exchequer due to illegal mining there since 2000. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition filed by an NGO, Goa Foundation, also… Read more »

Explain allocation of 194 coal blocks, SC tells govt

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The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the government, asking it to explain whether it had followed its own policies and guidelines in the allocation of 194 coal blocks. While issuing the notice, the apex court bench headed by Justice RM Lodha also asked the government to explain why it did not follow the… Read more »

Guj HC upholds extension of Nanavati Commission

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Gujarat high court on Thursday dismissed a PIL challenging the state government’s decision to give further extension to Justice GT Nanavati Commission, inquiring the 2002 post-Godhra riots cases.   While dismissing the PIL, the division bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice JB Pardiwala held that the state government was justified in granting extension… Read more »