court dismisses plea

Dismissing a PIL petition filed against the unveiling of Thiruvalluvar statue at Ulsoor, the Karnataka High Court gave a free hand to the State Government to initiate action against organisations and persons, including the petitioners, if they organised any bandh or agitation against the function scheduled for Sunday. A Division Bench, comprising Chief Justice P.D. […]

HC seeks government’s views on plea against salary hike for MLAs

A Division Bench of the Madras High Court ordered the government pleader to get instructions from the government on a public interest litigation petition seeking a direction to the State Finance Secretary not to implement the salary hike announced for MLAs. The Bench, comprising Chief Justice H.L.Gokhale and Justice D. Murugesan, posted the matter for […]

Death for three in 2003 Mumbai bomb blasts case

A special Prevention of Terrorism Act court on Thursday sentenced to death all the three persons convicted in the bomb blasts case of 2003. The explosions claimed 54 lives and injured 244 people. The case comprises blasts at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar on August 25, 2003, the blast aboard a bus at […]

Exclusion of non-serious candidates from elections

A Bill, namely, the Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Bill, 2008 has been introduced in Rajya Sabha on the 24th October,2008, which inter-alia includes among others, the proposal to increase the security deposit of the candidates from Rs.10000 to Rs.25000 and Rs.5000 to Rs.10000 for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha respectively, which would be […]

DoPT initiatives to strengthen RTI Act

Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has initiated action on a proposal to review the Second Schedule to the RTI Act, 2005 which contains the names of security and intelligence organizations exempt from its purview, with a view to strengthen the RTI Act. It is being examined whether some of the organizations could be deleted […]