Do we need deemed universities, asks Apex Court

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Supreme Court asked the government if the country needs any deemed universities, which have mushroomed amid complaints that instead of imparting quality education many of them have been fleecing students.

HC seeks UP Govt help on child definition

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Allahabad High Court has sought the assistance of Attorney General and Uttar Pradesh government on the issue relating to the discrepancy in law in the definition of child in case of kidnapping and rape. The Lucknow Bench issued notices to the Attorney General and Advocate General, asking them to submit their respective explanations, assigning reasons… Read more »

Stop shrines coming up in public places: Apex Court

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While agreeing that removal of illegal shrines existing in public places can create law and order problems, the Supreme Court Friday asked the government to ensure that no new temple, church, mosque comes up without permission on public land, if it does, the local official responsible be punished.

HC notice to Metro over elevated track in S Delhi

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Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on a petition of residents that the elevated stretch of the upcoming Central Secretariat-Badarpur line be made underground. The company is compromising on quality to meet the Commonwealth Games 2010 deadline, ther petition alleged.

Court revokes MCOCA in Malegaon case

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In a major blow to the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act court on Friday revoked the application of MCOCA in the Malegaon blast case of September 29, 2008. He said the court’s order was in response to two bail petitions by the accused Purohit and Ajay Rahirkar. MCOCA was applied… Read more »

Health spa services by opposite sex can’t be prevented: HC

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Madras High Court has held that the city police has no legal right to prevent a health spa from being run by any citizen of the country even if the services were offered by members of opposite sex. Granting an interim injunction on a application by Influence Lifestyle Stores Private Ltd seeking to restrain police… Read more »

Complaints against violation of MRTP Act

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Government has said that during the last three years two complaints for violation of Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act, 1969 have been lodged in the MRTP Commission. The complainants in both the cases belong to Andhra Pradesh. One complaint is against the Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad and the other is… Read more »

Enhanced funds for SC/OBC Students

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Under the scheme of “Pre-matric scholarship for children of those engaged in unclean occupation,” the quantum of central assistance has been enhanced from 50% to 100% to all State Governments/UTs over and above their committed liability with effect from 1.4.08. Under the scheme of “Pre-matric scholarship for OBC students”, the proposals from State Governments/UTs are… Read more »

SC grants green signal to government on CW games construction

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Supreme Court gave a green signal to the government to go ahead with its construction activities near the Yamuna river bed for the Commonwealth Games. A three judge Bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, P.Sathasivam and B.S.Chauhan quashed the Delhi High Court order that had put various restrictions on the construction activities citing environmental hazards…. Read more »