public interest litigation

SC moved for staying Kudankulam’s 1989 environmental clearance


September 21st, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Friday for staying the environmental clearance given to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in 1989 as this was ... Read more...

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SC notice on plea for probing Air India’s ‘unnecessary plane purchases’ (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of ... Read more...

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SC asks Air India to probe ‘unnecessary purchase’ of aircraft


September 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of 111 aircraft ... Read more...

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Delhi University assures HC on biometric attendance for teachers


September 19th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi University (DU) Wednesday assured the Delhi High Court that it would "expeditiously" adopt and implement the biometric attendance system for teachers to ensure punctuality.Following ... Read more...

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Plea to bind Russia under nuclear damage law


September 17th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Monday seeking a declaration that irrespective of any agreement with the Indian government, Russia would be bound by the nuclear ... Read more...

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Agra’s famous petha makers in big trouble


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry is in trouble, a victim of the battle against pollution to save the Taj Mahal.For the past four days, ... Read more...

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Explain sedition charges against cartoonist, court tells police


September 14th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday said it will create a framework on slapping a sedition charge in future as it heard a public interest litigation ... Read more...

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Explain allocation of 194 coal blocks, SC tells government


September 14th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the government, asking it to explain whether it had followed its own policies and guidelines in the allocation ... Read more...

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SIT to investigate cartoonist Trivedi’s case


September 13th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) A Special Investigation Team (SIT) will now investigate the case of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi and review the sedition charges against him, a senior police official ... Read more...

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Information panels should be manned by judicial people: SC


September 13th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday held that the Central Information Commission and state information commissions are forums performing quasi-judicial functions and thus these should be manned ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi released (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, charged with sedition, walked out of jail Wednesday, a day after he was granted bail. The case against the India Against Corruption ... Read more...

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Mahesh Bhatt supports Aseem, calls for freedom of art


September 12th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has come out in support of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi, saying freedom of art is important for a peaceful society."I believe a society ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi to be released Wednesday


September 12th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) Jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi will walk out of prison Wednesday afternoon, an India Against Corruption (IAC) spokesperson said.An IAC team will be present to receive ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Trivedi gets bail, refuses to be freed till charges dropped (Second Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) In a setback to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court granted bail to jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi here late Tuesday. However, he refused to ... Read more...

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Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi gets bail, refuses freedom till charge dropped (Lead)


September 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) In an embarrassment to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court granted bail to jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi here late Tuesday. However he refused to ... Read more...

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Maharashtra High Court grants bail to Aseem Trivedi


September 11th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) In an embarrassment to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court granted bail to jailed cartoonist Aseem Trivedi here late Tuesday.A division bench of Chief Justice ... Read more...

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Calcutta High Court admits dengue PIL, asks state about measures


September 7th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Friday admitted a public interest litigation related to the current dengue outbreak in West Bengal, and asked the state government to file ... Read more...

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Prepare Radia transcripts, apex court tells I-T department


September 6th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday directed the Income Tax (I-T) department to prepare the transcripts of the tapes of Niira Radia's telephone conversations that it had ... Read more...

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Court issues notice to centre on filling UGC chairman seat


September 5th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government to respond on a petition seeking direction to fill the seat of UGC chairman ... Read more...

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Fix criteria for PDS monitoring panels, SC tells centre (Lead)


August 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria for the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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Form vigilance panels on PDS, apex court tells centre


August 30th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out the criteria on the composition of vigilance panels to monitor the public distribution system (PDS) ... Read more...

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NHRM scam: CBI raids in UP, Gujarat


August 30th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday conducted raids in Uttar Pradesh as well as Gujarat in connection with the probe into embezzling of funds from ... Read more...

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Court raps CBI on rural health scheme probe


August 30th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 29 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Wednesday rapped the CBI for the tardy progress in the multi-crore rupee National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scandal.A ... Read more...

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Guidelines being framed on health food in schools, court told


August 30th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a consultant had been tasked to frame guidelines on ... Read more...

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Seeking curbs on magical cure ads, Delhi tells court


August 30th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The city government Monday informed the Delhi High Court that a letter has been written to the information and broadcasting (I&B;) ministry and others to ... Read more...

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Notice to governments over child rights


August 29th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central and the city governments on a plea which said that authorities have failed to create ... Read more...

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Court notice to Delhi University on teachers’ attendance


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) on a plea for introducing biometric attendance system ... Read more...

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Himachal court’s directive on seats for women in buses


August 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Tuesday directed the managing director of the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) to file a detailed report on steps taken for ... Read more...

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Civil services English paper has experts’ nod, court told


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that it has introduced a new aptitude test paper on English in the ... Read more...

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Court asks Delhi to decide on tobacco ban plea


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Delhi government to decide within two weeks upon a petition seeking a ban on tobacco products in the ... Read more...

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Panel favoured auction of resources, Swamy tells SC (Lead)


August 14th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy Tuesday told the Supreme Court that auction was the only method of transparent allocation of natural resources for private commercial ... Read more...

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Court notice to 12 private hospitals in Delhi


August 8th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to 12 private hospitals for their alleged failure to comply with its earlier order to give free treatment ... Read more...

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Can’t fetter executive to auction resources: SC


August 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that under the separation of powers between the three organs of the state, it could not fetter the executive to ... Read more...

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SC calls for answersheets of Chhattisgarh judges’ exam


August 7th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Chhattisgarh government to place before it the original answersheets of some candidates who cleared an exam for recruitment of ... Read more...

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Human life is precious, explain miners’s death: Court to Meghalaya


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 2 (IANS) The Shillong bench of the Gauhati High Court has registered a public interest litigation on the recent deaths of 15 coal miners in Meghalaya's South Garo ... Read more...

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