NGT notice to UP govt on encroachment in Agra park

Aggrieved by the alleged encroachment on a park, a housing society in Agra has moved the National Green Tribunal, prompting the green panel to seek responses from the state government and the local authorities. A bench headed by acting NGT Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government, Agra Development Authority, Agra […]

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Fully committed to sustainable development around TTZ : UP tells SC

The Uttar Pradesh government today told the Supreme Court that it was “fully committed” to protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable development in and around the iconic Taj Mahal and the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ). TTZ is an area of about 10,400 sq km which is spread over the districts of Agra, Firozabad, Mathura, Hathras […]

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Explain reasons for not sealing illegal borewells: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Uttar Pradesh government and the Central Ground Water Authority (CGWA) to file an explanation for not sealing illegal borewells in Ghaziabad and Hapur districts which were installed without the consent of authorities. A bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim rapped the CGWA and the SDM concerned for not […]

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Don’t issue fresh certificates to 17 OBCs recommended for SC status: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that no fresh caste certificates are issued to those belonging to 17 Other Backward Classes (OBC) groups which the state cabinet had last month decided to include among the Scheduled Castes. A division bench comprising Chief Justice D B Bhosle and Justice Yashwant […]

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NGT contempt notice against UP govt

National Green Tribunal has issued contempt notices to Uttar Pradesh government and other authorities on a plea seeking action against illegal manufacturing, storage and transportation of ethanol by distilleries and sugar mills in the state. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar sought response from Akhilesh Yadav government, Principal Secretary, Department of Excise […]

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HC orders more compensation to rape survivor

The Allahabad High Court today directed Uttar Pradesh government to provide an additional Rs 10 lakh compensation to a minor rape survivor and make arrangements for her free residential education up to degree level and employment thereafter. The state government had already provided rupees three lakh as compensation. The court also said that the amount […]

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HC seeks reply on plea against voting rights

The Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a counter-affidavit on a petition challenging an amendment in state’s urban local self-government laws giving nominated members right to vote in meetings of municipalities. The order to file the counter-affidavit was passed by a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and […]

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Allahabad HC asks UP govt to submit its policy on murder compensation

The Uttar Pradesh government has been directed by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High court to submit its policy regarding paying of compensation to the family of the murdered persons in the state. The court has given two weeks time to the UP government to submit its report. A division bench of court comprising Justices […]

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SC direction bringing change to life of Vrindavan widows

After the order of Supreme Court  an NGO Sulabh International is trying to improve the condition of widows who are living in government shelter homes at Vrindavan. A bench comprising Justices DK Jain and Madan B Lokur had taken strong exception to the manner in which the bodies of widows were disposed by chopping them into […]

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Murder victim’s kin to get Rs.5 lakh

The Uttar Pradesh government has been asked by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked  to pay Rs.5 lakh to the next of kin of a minor girl strangled to death by a constable last year. According to NHRC, “It is established that a constable attempted to rape the 14-year-old victim, strangulated her and then hanged […]

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