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SC notice to Punjab on ‘Aarakshan’ film ban


September 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Punjab government on a petition by film producer Prakash Jha seeking compensation for banning the screening of ... 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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Bill to relax land ceiling law in Himachal


August 27th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 27 (IANS) In the run up to the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the state government Monday introduced a bill to amend the land ceiling law to ... Read more...

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10-year moratorium must on selling land: Himachal panel


April 30th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 30 (IANS) To check frequent sale and purchase of a piece of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, the government should impose a moratorium for 10 years, says a ... Read more...

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Allow resale of commercial land only in rare cases: Himachal panel


April 25th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 25 (IANS) Resale of commercial land in Himachal Pradesh, purchased after special permission, should be allowed in rarest of rare cases. And in case the land is not ... Read more...

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‘Builders destroying Himachal’s ecology’


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 22 (IANS) Forests are vanishing, rock blasts are traumatising wild animals and debris is filling up riverbeds with builders having a field day in Himachal Pradesh, says a ... Read more...

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CBI probe in UP number plate deal


April 4th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 4 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has ordered a Cental Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the decision of the former Bahujan Samaj ... Read more...

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Apex court suggests changes in corruption law


January 31st, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday urged the government to make changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act to fix a time frame of three months for ... Read more...

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Apex court pulls up three states on vehicle number plates


August 31st, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday issued contempt notices to Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh for failing to take steps to introduce digital high-security number ... Read more...

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Court begins hearing pleas in Haren Pandya murder case


July 11th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Monday started final hearing on appeals of 12 people who were convicted by a trial court in 2007 for the murder ... Read more...

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Huge case backlog before Supreme Court’s constitution bench


June 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Around 750 cases involving complicated issues of law or interpretation of statutory provisions have been pending before the Supreme Court's constitution bench years, causing concern ... Read more...

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Liberalisation hasn’t led to education for deprived sections: Apex court


May 17th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said the notion that liberalisation and free-market economy in India would generate wealth which the government would use for providing higher ... Read more...

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Apex court names special public prosecutor in 2G scam case (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Overruling the central government's objection, the Supreme Court Monday appointed senior counsel Uday Lalit as special public prosecutor to lead the Central Bureau of Investigation's ... Read more...

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Apex court backs Lalit for 2G scam prosecution, order Monday


April 8th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said senior counsel Uday Lalit was its favourite for appointment as the special public prosecutor to lead prosecution case in 2G ... Read more...

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Court bans pilots’ strike, Air India to continue operations (Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Flag-carrier Air India will continue normal operations as the Delhi High Court Tuesday banned the proposed strike by a section of pilots beginning Wednesday.Justice Gita ... Read more...

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Court bans strike, Air India to continue normal operations


March 15th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) Flag-carrier Air India will continue normal operations as the Delhi High Court Tuesday banned the proposed strike by a section of pilots beginning Wednesday.Justice Gita ... Read more...

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Panel on soft drinks will be re-constituted, apex court told (Second Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it will re-constitute a panel of experts and scientists tasked to find out the ... Read more...

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Panel on soft drinks will be re-constituted, apex court told (Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSA) Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it will re-constitute the experts' panel of scientists to find out the harmful effects ... Read more...

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Panel on food ingredients norms not per law, says court


February 8th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said the experts' panel - to frame guidelines on what ingredients could be used in food products - was set up contrary to ... Read more...

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Apex court reserves order on Orissa legislator’s bail


December 15th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its order on a petition seeking to cancel bail granted to Orissa's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Manoj Kumar Pradhan by ... Read more...

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CBI open to filing report in apex court on spectrum probe (Lead)


November 24th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it was willing to file a status report, as and when required, on its investigations ... Read more...

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Environment panel submits separate reports on POSCO


October 18th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The environment panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa Monday submitted to the environment ministry two seperate reports ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

JMM legislators resent denial of cabinet berths


October 9th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 9 (IANS) Four Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislators Saturday expressed anger at being denied berth in the Arjun Munda cabinet, a day after the state chief minister inducted nine ... Read more...

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Environment panel to submit POSCO report Oct 11


September 27th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh Monday said the panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project in Orissa will submit its report ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

7 Rajya Sabha MPs fail to furnish assets details


September 24th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Seven Rajya Sabha MPs have not so far submitted declarations of their assets and liabilities although the last date for furnishing this information has expired, the Rajya ... Read more...

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Central panel inspects POSCO’s proposed port site


September 21st, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) A four-member central panel Tuesday visited POSCO's proposed port site near Paradip town in Orissa to examine various alleged violations, an official said. The team, headed by former union ... Read more...

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Jharkhand cabinet expansion after JMM conclave


September 20th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Sep 20 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda is likely to expand his cabinet after a three-day conclave of its ally Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) that began in Dumka Monday, ... Read more...

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Plantation sector asks government to share social cost burden


September 14th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), Sep 14 (IANS) Planters of coffee, tea, spices and rubber of south India here Tuesday urged the government to share 50 percent of the cost of social ... Read more...

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Apex court refuses public suits on service matters


August 31st, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday said hiring an employee is the function of the appointing authority and not that of the court, adding that a public suit on ... Read more...

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Scope of central panel probing violations by POSCO widened


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The central environment ministry has decided to widen the scope of an investigation panel probing violation of laws by South Korean steel major POSCO's $12 billion project ... Read more...

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Apex court refuses to touch recovery of non-performing assets (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said that the recovery of mounting non-performing assets (NPAs) was beyond its jurisdiction and that the government and the legislature should deal with ... Read more...

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States alerted against smuggling of fertilizers


August 6th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The government has asked the states to ensure that fertilisers made available to the farmers in the country at highly subsidised prices are not smuggled out through ... Read more...

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Supreme Court speaks up for wives, mothers


July 23rd, 2010 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The personal care and attention rendered by a wife and mother to her family is immeasurable, and to compare it to that of a housekeeper or servant ... Read more...

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India relaxes visa norms for select Pakistanis (Lead)


June 10th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) India Thursday relaxed visa extension norms for a select category of Pakistan nationals, including Hindus, Sikhs and other minorities who have come to the country seeking Indian ... Read more...

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Balakrishnan to head apex human rights panel (Lead)


June 3rd, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Former chief justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan, who retired May 12, has been appointed chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), home ministry sources said ... Read more...

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