Anil Ambani to move Supreme Court

The legal battle over the KG Basin gas intensified on Wednesday, with the Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Natural Resources Limited declaring its intention to approach the Supreme Court to seek a final hearing on September 1. Reliance Natural Resources Limited served notice on Reliance Industries Limited and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry, conveying its intention […]

Anand guilty of contempt in BMW case

The Supreme Court upheld the Delhi High Court judgment convicting senior advocate R.K. Anand of contempt for attempting to influence the trial in the BMW hit-and-run case. A Bench consisting of Justices B.N. Agrawal, G.S. Singhvi and Aftab Alam, however, acquitted the then special public prosecutor, I.U. Khan. The High Court barred both lawyers from […]

HC stays GHMC poll process

The prospects of holding elections in the immediate future to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation virtually disappeared on Wednesday when the High Court stayed the issuance of the poll notification on the ground that the basis for determination of backward class voters was faulty and illegal. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Anil Ramesh Dave […]

Allahabad HC stays petition challenging reservation in private engg colleges

The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court stayed the admission of a PIL challenging implementation of 50% reservation in private engineering colleges in Uttar Pradesh till September 3. The Bench of Justice Pradeep Kant and Justice Rituraj Awasthi passed the order on a petition filed by Ajay Swaroop and others. The state government had also […]

Three convicted of 2003 Mumbai blasts

A special POTA court convicted three persons of carrying out bomb blasts at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar in Mumbai on August 25, 2003, killing 52 people and injuring 184. Judge M.R. Puranik announced that Haneef Sayyed and his wife Fahmeeda from Marol and Ashrat Ansari from Juhu Galli would be sentenced on […]

Action Against 353 Forest Mafia During 2009-10 in UP

The government is taking strict steps by effective laws to stop cutting of trees in forest areas and to curb forest mafia.Strict enforcement of the Indian Forests Act, 1927, the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 enables prevention of cutting of trees and forest areas. In addition, the State Government of […]

Admission to BPL Students in Private and Public Schools

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill, 2009, inter alia, contains provisions that an unaided school, not receiving any kind of aid or grants to meet its expenses from the appropriate Government or the local authority, shall admit in class I, to the extent of at least twenty-five per cent of the […]