CPCB orderd closure of 8 industrial units in Uttarakhand’s Sitaganj area

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New Delhi:  After the Central Pollution Control Board found few industrial units in Uttarakhand’s industrial units violating pollution norms.The National Green Tribunal has ordered closure of eight industrial units in Uttarakhand’s Sitarganj area. A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore asked the authorities to shut down Gujarat Ambuja Exports Limited, Fleetguard Filters Pvt Ltd, Speciality… Read more »

Man sentenced to death for raping, killing minor

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A fast track court today handed death sentence to a man for raping and killing a minor at Kashipur in Udhamsingh Nagar district last year. Fast track POCSO court judge Neelam Ratra handed the death sentence to Karandeep Sharma alias Raju after pronouncing him guilty of raping and killing an eight-year-old girl on the night… Read more »

Sewage in Kosi: NGT slams U’khand for non compliance of order

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Irked over non-implementation of its order on pollution in river Kosi in Nainital, the National Green Tribunal has slammed the Uttarakhand government for the delay in filing an action plan for collection and disposal of sewage in the entire area. The green panel, which had constituted a committee last December and asked it to submit… Read more »

NGT bailable warrants against sr U’khand officials

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued bailable warrants against Environment Secretary of Uttarakhand government and other senior officials, including district magistrate of Nainital, for their failure to comply with its directions passed earlier. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar slammed the Uttarakhand government observing that it needs to show “greater seriousness and… Read more »

Centre moves SC to modify its order on U’khand

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The Centre on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking modification of its order on the issue of floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly, saying the official concerned has refused to act as observer on the ground that a clarification is needed on his designation.   Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before a… Read more »

Ukhand HC rejects plea of disqualified Cong MLAs

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The Uttarakhand High Court today dismissed the petition of nine rebel Congress MLAs challenging their disqualification, holding that by their conduct they have “voluntarily given up membership of their political party”, implying that they can be disqualified on that ground. “This court, subject to scrutiny of Speaker’s action on the principles of natural justice, therefore,… Read more »

Floor test in U’khand to be held on May 10: SC

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Harish Rawat

The Supreme Court today ordered a floor test on May 10 in the Uttarakhand Assembly when sacked Chief Minister Harish Rawat will seek a vote of confidence in which the nine rebel Congress MLAs cannot participate if they continue to remain disqualified at the time of voting. A specially convened two-hour-long session during which the… Read more »

SC favours 2005 Jharkhand for floor test in U”khand

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The Supreme Court today suggested that it may order a ‘composite floor test’ for Uttarakhand Assembly as was directed by the apex court in 2005 in Jharkhand when BJP leader Arjun Munda had challenged the government formation by JMM supremo Shibu Soren. “The floor test (in Uttarakhand Assembly) can be on Jharkhand Model,” a bench… Read more »

SC asks AG about feasibility of holding floor test in U’khand

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Harish Rawat

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to seek instruction on having a floor test in Uttarakhand where a major power tussle is underway between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre and the Congress. The apex court asked the Attorney General that there should be a floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly under… Read more »

Rebel Cong MLA moves U’khand HC a’nst unseating

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One of the nine disqualified Congress MLAs today filed an application before the Uttarakhand High Court seeking urgent hearing of his petition on the ground that he will “suffer irreparable loss and injury” if it is not heard immediately. Rebel Congress MLA Umesh Sharma Kau, in his application moved before Justice U C Dhyani, has… Read more »