Supreme Court asks Rajasthan to file affidavit in a matter pertaining pollution from buses.

The Supreme Court today asked the Rajasthan government to file an affidavit within three weeks in a matter pertaining to pollution from buses operating to the state from Bikaner House near the India Gate here. The apex court ordered that if the state does not file an affidavit in three weeks, all the buses originating […]

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SC asks CPCB, states to prepare plan to check pollution

The Supreme Court today asked CPCB, Delhi government, EPCA, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan to hold a meeting within two weeks and come out with a comprehensive plan to check pollution in the national capital. A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur also asked the Centre to implement the ban in four weeks on furnace […]

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Ex-Raj minister Babulal Nagar acquitted of rape case

Former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar was today acquitted by a local court of the charge of raping a married woman on the pretext of providing her a government job after prosecution failed to prove the case against him beyond reasonable doubts. Additional District Judge Prahlad Rai Sharma after hearing the prosecution and defence witnesses, said […]

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5 of family awarded death penalty for killing 4 people

A man and his four sons were awarded capital punishment today by a court in Pali district of Rajasthan for killing four persons, including three of a family, over a land dispute dating back to 2009. Additional District and Sessions Judge Sukesh Kumar Jain sentenced Shahabuddin, Shakur Khan, Kalu Khan, Usman Khan and Rahim Baksh […]

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Debate on practice of ‘santhara’ continues

The debate on ‘Santhara’, a Jain ritual of fasting unto death which was held illegal by the Rajasthan High Court, is far from over on the question of whether it is glorified suicide or a religious practice. While ‘Santhara’ was held illegal in August last year by the High Court which made it punishable under […]

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Former HC official sent to jail for seeking sexual favour from lady doctor

A special anti-corruption coourt here sentenced a former Deputy Registrar of the Rajasthan high Court to four years imprisonment convicting him in a case against him for seeking sexual favours from a lady doctor. While pronouncing the judgement convicting Govind Kalwani under different sections of Prevention of Corruption Act, judge Ram Suresh Prasad also ordered […]

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SC stays HC decision declaring ‘santhara’ as illegal

The Supreme Court today stayed the operation of a Rajasthan High Court order terming as illegal the religious practice of “santhara”, a ritual of fasting until death prevalent among Jain community members. “Issue notice. Leave granted,” a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy said while staying the HC order and issuing […]

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Rape, murder of 4-yr-old girl: Convict moves SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Tuesday the appeal of a 48-year-old man awarded death penalty by the Rajasthan High Court for abducting, raping and killing his four-year-old neighbour at Sriganganagar in 2012. Besides the convict, his juvenile son also took part in the offence of rape and murder of the minor. […]

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Fast track courts for trial of atrocity on Dalits urged

National Commission for Scheduled Castes Vice-Chairman Rajkumar Verka told that “Trial of atrocity cases against Dalits should be conducted in fast track courts.” “Cases of atrocities pending for five years should be moved to fast track courts. Atrocity cases are registered, but only five per cent reach a logical end,” According to the Verka. Stating that […]

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Rajasthan: Right to Hearing from Aug 1

The Rajasthan government is set to implement Right to Hearing Act, which provides right of hearing to people on any grievance or complaint related to governance within stipulated time limits, from August 1.  Functions would be organised at all the district headquarters where ministers in charge of districts will announce the launch. Right to Hearing […]

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