Delhi HC Issues Notice On Plea Seeking Minority Status For Hindus In 9 States.

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Central Government in a plea seeking minority status for Hindus living in 7 States in India. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Hari Shankar will next take up the matter on May 4. Filed by Ashwini Upadhyay, the plea seeks minority […]

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Debate over Uttar Pradesh move to add 17 OBC castes in Supreme Court list

Days after the Uttar Pradesh government included 17 castes under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category to the list of Scheduled Castes (SCs), officials in the Union social justice & empowerment ministry said the move is illegal & can be challenged in the court. The ministry, which is the nodal ministry for issues related to […]

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SC seeks reply from UP govt in Convict’s appeal against death penalty

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has sought the Uttar Pradesh government’s response on a plea by a death-row convict challenging the Allahabad High Court’s judgement upholding the capital punishment awarded to him for burning alive his son and two brothers. A vacation bench of justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Ashok Bhushan issued notice to the […]

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Ex-CMs Mulayam, Akhilesh move Supreme Court for time to vacate official homes

Former UP chief ministers Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh Yadav today moved the Supreme Court seeking “appropriate time” for vacating their official residences allotted by the Uttar Pradesh government. The top court had on May 7 held that former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office and said […]

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HC dismisses petition in 2007 Gorakhpur riot case

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea seeking an independent probe into an FIR related to the 2007 Gorakhpur riot case in which the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and the then Gorakhpur MP, Yogi Adityanath, was one of the accused. A bench of Justices Krishna Murari and Akhilesh Chandra Sharma dismissed the petition filed […]

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‘Install online air monitoring systems, RO in Singrauli’

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh governments to to install online air quality monitoring systems in Singrauli and Sonebhadra districts after a plea alleged pollution in these areas due to industrial and mining activities. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also ordered installation of reverse osmosis […]

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Urban homeless: SC pulls up UP & WB, summons chief secretaries

The Supreme Court today pulled up governments of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal for showing “lack of concern” over the issue of providing shelter to urban homeless in their states and asked their chief secretaries to appear before it. The top court, after going through the affidavit filed by Uttar Pradesh, observed it was quite […]

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Special schools for children with disability needed: SC to UP

The Supreme Court today asked Uttar Pradesh to come up a mechanism for promotion and facilitation of inclusive education, so that students suffering from disability are not kept away from mainstream education. The court sought a reply from the state government on how it would work out the provisions of the Rights of Persons with […]

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SC notice to govt, Amrapali on plea of home buyers

The Supreme Court today sought the response of the government and two Amrapali Group firms on a plea by over 100 hassled home buyers seeking that their interests be safeguarded by treating them as secured creditors like banks and financial institutions. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D […]

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Ex-principal of BRD medical college, his wife sent to custody

Former principal of BRD Medical College Rajiv Mishra and his wife Purnima Shukla were today sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a local court in connection with the deaths of scores of children in the state-run medical college hospital. The doctor couple, arrested on Tuesday by Uttar Pradesh’s Special Task Force (STF), was […]

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