LEGAL NEWS 22.08.2010

Not fair: Poor planning is culprit

Hindustan Times

… by the municipal corporation’s inaction, D’Souza and 249 others filed a
writ petition with the Bombay High Court last week, holding the corporation

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Not-fair-Poor-planning-is-culprit/Article1-590106.aspx>

‘Elevated Expressway to decongest roads’

Express Buzz

“Recently the First Bench of the Madras High Court dismissed a writ
petition filed against the construction of the elevated highway,” the
release added.

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/chennai/elevated-expressway-to-decongest-roads/200068.html>

Latest & Important Judgements: Sushil Kumar Singhal V/S.The …

By Rakesh Shekhawat

This appeal has been preferred against the Judgment and Order dated
10.09.2007 passed by High Court of Punjab & Haryana in Civil Writ Petition
14014 of 2007, by which the High Court had dismissed the writ petition for
quashing the award …

<http://importantjudgement.blogspot.com/2010/08/sushil-kumar-singhal-vsthe-regional.html>

Illegal arms sale: Collector’s role to be probed

Times of India

After the ACB submitted the case progress report in the Supreme Court
recently, the district collector’s role has once again come under scanner.

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/Illegal-arms-sale-Collectors-role-to-be-probed/articleshow/6389673.cms>

Rahul meets UP farmers, promises them justice

Times of India

He assured me not to worry as he would ensure that justice is done to the
farmers,” Sripal later told TOI over telephone. Rahul stayed for around 10
minutes …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Rahul-meets-UP-farmers-promises-them-justice/articleshow/6390083.cms>

Govt promises action on SC judgment on Imams’ salary

Times of India

Prasad wanted to know the reasons for the delay in implementation of a 1993
Supreme Court judgement on a petition of the All India Imams Organisation

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Govt-promises-action-on-SC-judgment-on-Imams-salary/articleshow/6387221.cms>

Be aware of what sexual harassment is and the related policies

Economic Times

The Supreme Court’s Vishakha Judgement of 1997 is now seen as a landmark in
legal guidelines for cases of sexual harassment at the workplace. …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/features/the-sunday-et/special-report/Be-aware-of-what-sexual-harassment-is-and-the-related-policies/articleshow/6389514.cms>

‘Govt pleaded with SC to hand over Sohrabuddin case to CBI’

Hindustan Times

He quoted from an apex court judgement which reads “When the matter came up
for hearing before this court on May 17, 2007, the Attorney General of
India …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Govt-pleaded-with-SC-to-hand-over-Sohrabuddin-case-to-CBI/Article1-589991.aspx>

Govt asks police to stop misuse of dowry law

Daily News & Analysis
The note also quoted a 2005 Delhi high court judgement by justice JD Kapoor
(now retired) saying that these provisions have lead to a large number of

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_govt-asks-police-to-stop-misuse-of-dowry-law_1426912>

Lok Sabha approves amendment of MMDR Act (1957)

Moneycontrol.com

The Lok Sabha has cleared amendment of Mines and Minerals Development and
Regulation Act (India) (MMDR) of 1957, reports CNBC-TV18’s Rituparna
Bhuyan. …

<http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/current-affairs/lok-sabha-approves-amendmentmmdr-act-(1957)_480162.html>

Bill to amend People Act is introduced

Asian Age

The bill seeks to amend the Representation of the People Act, 1950. This
bill, when passed, would enable Indians living outside the country to
register …

<http://www.asianage.com/india/bill-amend-people-act-introduced-173>

Govt. issues notice to Google over wrong depiction of parts of J-K

Sify

Ms.Google Inc. intermediary is liable for action under Section 79 of the
Information Technology Act, 2000.” “Further, the pages carrying the
wrongful …

<http://sify.com/news/govt-issues-notice-to-google-over-wrong-depiction-of-parts-of-j-k-news-national-kivvOcfibhf.html>

Himachal Pradesh: Legal knowledge upto bottom level needed to be spread

India Education Diary

Shimla: Empowerment comes through knowledge and it was necessary to spread
legal awareness upto bottom-level. Mr. Justice Altmas Kabir, Judge, Supreme
Court …

<http://indiaeducationdiary.in/Shownews.asp?newsid=3847>

Contract to Bangalore firm legal: KEA chief

Times of India

… Authority of favouring a firm, KEA chief BP Manjunath brushed aside the
allegations claiming the contract given to the Bangalore-based firm is
legal. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysore/Contract-to-Bangalore-firm-legal-KEA-chief/articleshow/6388921.cms>

‘Legal experts can ensure law for care of parents gets teeth’

Indian Express

… division of the Planning Commission, he said the Act will be a failure
if legal experts are deprived of decision-making positions to implement it.

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-Legal-experts-can-ensure-law-for-care-of-parents-gets-teeth-/663379>

‘Government neglected attitude mar free legal services in state’

E-Pao.net

Imphal, August 21 2010: Government failure in appointing permanent member
secretary and regular staff of the Manipur State Legal Service Authority
(MASLSA) …

<http://www.e-pao.net/ge.asp?heading=30&src=220810>

‘More courts, stricter selection of judges should be top priority for Indian …

Indian Express

Maneesh Chhibber: One of the problems that people have with the NHRC’s
functioning is that the Human Rights Act only gives you recommendatory
powers. …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-More-courts–stricter-selection-of-judges-should-be-top-priority-for-Indian-judiciary-/663451>

V.Durga Rao-Advocate: MY VIEWS PURSUANT TO JUDGEMENT IN R.K.JAIN’S …

By Durga Rao Vanayam

When it comes to constitution of Tribunals in India, I think much credit
goes to our Judiciary as it did not oppose as such in my opinion to the
establishment of Tribunals though independence and impartiality etc.
principles were …

<http://durgaraovanayam.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-views-pursuant-to-judgment-in.html>

PIL puts blame squarely on Karnataka government

Daily News & Analysis

By Team DNA | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA A city-based advocate has
filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the state high court on the
beggars’ …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_pil-puts-blame-squarely-on-karnataka-government_1426917>

Mumbai Cong MPs urge Sonia to decide on presidentship

Times of India

One is a PIL accusing him of amassing assets disproportionate to his known
sources of income and the other is a plea challenging his election to the

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Mumbai-Cong-MPs-urge-Sonia-to-decide-on-presidentship/articleshow/6389585.cms>

Oh deer! Farmers in Maharashtra agitate to keep ruminants at bay

Daily News & Analysis

Irate farmers in Garaj, Naigaon and Pakhari villages have now filed a
public interest litigation (PIL) in the Bombay high court bench at
Aurangabad. …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_oh-deer-farmers-in-maharashtra-agitate-to-keep-ruminants-at-bay_1426869>

Anonymous Sources

Outlook

Those reports came to haunt the media last week when the Supreme Court, in
an interim order on a PIL, asked the media to exercise caution in cases
under …

<http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?266777>

Final version of nuclear bill lets suppliers off the hook again

The Hindu

The amended version of the bill says the suppliers of any defective
equipment involved in an accident can be sued by the Indian operator of a
nuclear …

<http://www.hindu.com/2010/08/22/stories/2010082263060100.htm>

Bill for NRIs voting rights tabled in RS

Times of India

NEW DELHI: Bowing to repeated demands of non-resident Indians (NRIs) for
voting rights, the government on Saturday introduced a bill in the Rajya
Sabha to …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Bill-for-NRIs-voting-rights-tabled-in-RS/articleshow/6388587.cms>

Women’s Reservation Bill will be a reality soon: Moily

The Hindu

The United Progressive Alliance government on Saturday underlined its
commitment to legislate the Women’s Reservation Bill, providing for 33 per
cent …

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article586250.ece>

Upper House OKs bill for Nalanda univ

Times of India

NEW DELHI: After a well-informed debate over three hours, erudite in parts,
Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed the Bill to establish the transnational …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Upper-House-OKs-bill-for-Nalanda-univ/articleshow/6388549.cms>

Handling of report on n-bill to be probed: Official

Sify

… Saturday that he was looking into ‘mishandling’ of parliamentary
panel’s report on the civil nuclear liability bill with a view to improve
the system. …

<http://sify.com/news/handling-of-report-on-n-bill-to-be-probed-official-news-national-kivxkebfdhc.html>

Supreme Court upholds life term for man who killed infant daughter

Daily News & Analysis

A Bench of justice HS Bedi and justice CK Prasad also said the high court
can intervene and reverse an acquittal if the evidence on record
establishes the …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_supreme-court-upholds-life-term-for-man-who-killed-infant-daughter_1426995>

Bombay high court upholds conviction of man who killed daughter

Daily News & Analysis

By Mayura Janwalkar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Showing no leniency
towards a man who killed his two and a half-year-old daughter, the Bombay
high court …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_bombay-high-court-upholds-conviction-of-man-who-killed-daughter_1426889>

Potential future value of land must be considered for compensation: Supreme Court

The Hindu

On the State’s appeal, the Madras High Court fixed the value at Rs.9. The
present appeal by Mr. Pillai is directed against this judgment. …

<http://www.hindu.com/2010/08/22/stories/2010082257330100.htm>

SC judge Katju to be RMLNLU honorary prof

Times of India

Incidentally, Justice Katju was the chief guest at the function and chief
justice of Allahabad High Court Justice FI Rebello also graced the
occasion. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/SC-judge-Katju-to-be-RMLNLU-honorary-prof/articleshow/6389343.cms>

Give broader role to people with judicial knowledge: Former SC judge

Times of India

It will be more trouble for senior citizens to visit the high court a
number of times, away from their homes in villages. So, the need for people
with …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Give-broader-role-to-people-with-judicial-knowledge-Former-SC-judge/articleshow/6389432.cms>

Cell for runaway couples in Pkl

Times of India

PANCHKULA: Acting on the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court,
Panchkula administration has come up with a protection cell especially
meant for …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Cell-for-runaway-couples-in-Pkl/articleshow/6389391.cms>

‘Decision on foreign law firms with BCI consent’

Express Buzz

CHENNAI: The Union government has told the Madras High Court that it would
not take any decision on allowing foreign law firms without consulting the
Bar …

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/chennai/%E2%80%98decision-on-foreign-law-firms-with-bci-consent/200085.html>

‘Couple of incidents of cruelty sufficient for divorce’
samaylive

The Delhi high court has ruled that, a couple of incidents of cruelty by
the spouse may be sufficient ground for divorce. The High court has lined
that …

<http://english.samaylive.com/nation/676471842.html>

HC extends stay on top cop’s arrest till Aug 23

Indian Express

Sharma had moved a petition in the HC to get the FIR quashed and the court
had earlier directed the state government not to arrest him till Friday.

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/HC-extends-stay-on-top-cop-s-arrest-till-Aug-23/663149/>

HC asks MCD to pay Rs 50000 to man for demolition of PCO

IBNLive.com

PTI New Delhi, Aug 22 (PTI) The Delhi High Court has asked the MCD to pay
Rs 50000 as compensation for demolishing a PCO booth owned by a physically

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-asks-mcd-to-pay-rs-50000-to-man-for-demolition-of-pco/253164.html>

Buses supplied to DTC not ‘sub-standard’: Tata to Delhi HC

Times of India

NEW DELHI: Against the backdrop of several low-floor buses catching fire in
the city, its manufacturer Tata Motors has refuted before the Delhi High
Court …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Buses-supplied-to-DTC-not-sub-standard-Tata-to-Delhi-HC/articleshow/6391147.cms>

HC directs man to serve NGO

Hindustan Times

The Delhi High Court in unusual order on Thursday asked a call centre
employee, booked for stealing Rs 4 lakh from his father’s account by
forging his …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-directs-man-to-serve-NGO/Article1-590107.aspx>

HC tells power utilities to pay ex gratia

Times of India

HYDERABAD: Stating that it is the duty of the power utilities to pay
exgratia to the kin of those who lost their lives in electrocution, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/HC-tells-power-utilities-to-pay-ex-gratia/articleshow/6389476.cms>

HC declines to shift MRTS station

Times of India

CHENNAI: Noting that courts are not experts in technical matters, the
Madras high court has declined to interfere with a decision of the state
government …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/HC-declines-to-shift-MRTS-station/articleshow/6389487.cms>

HC accepts that Dowry Act is being misused

Express Buzz

The police must use its authority to subserve the purpose for which the
provision is made instead of misusing it,” the HC told the investigating
officers. …

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/bangalore/hc-accepts-that-dowry-act-is-being-misused/200181.html>

HC uphold engineers service rules

Times of India

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court has directed the state government that
the vacancies for assistant engineers in the irrigation department for the
year …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahabad/HC-uphold-engineers-service-rules/articleshow/6388934.cms>

HC warns against frivolous SRA pleas

Hindustan Times

Making a strong statement against frivolous petitions against the slum
rehabilitation scheme, the Bombay High Court ruled recently that such
petitioners …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-warns-against-frivolous-SRA-pleas/Article1-590073.aspx>

HC wants details about corruption charges against SGPGI officers

Hindustan Times

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has directed the state government
to furnish details about steps taken against 21 erring officers of Sanjay
Gandhi …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-wants-details-about-corruption-charges-against-SGPGI-officers/Article1-589818.aspx>

Remove debris near Neela Hauz flyover in 2 months: High court tells PWD

Times of India

HC was alerted to PWD’s failure to remove debris by petitioner Malvika
Kaul, a resident of Vasant Kunj who has filed a PIL alleging government
indifference …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Remove-debris-near-Neela-Hauz-flyover-in-2-months-High-court-tells-PWD/articleshow/6389363.cms>

Barring foreign law cos will hurt national interest: Centre

Times of India

A submission to this effect was made by additional solicitor-general M
Ravindran when the HC took up a public interest writ petition to restrain
the Centre …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Barring-foreign-law-cos-will-hurt-national-interest-Centre/articleshow/6390134.cms>

NHRC urged to intervene in Gurjant”s detention – Yahoo! India News

Kolkata, Aug 21 (PTI) Delhi-based Indian Foundation of Transport Research and Training has sought an intervention by National Human Rights Commission into

in.news.yahoo.com/…/tnl-nhrc-urged-to-intervene-in-gurjant-s…

NEWSPOLITAN :: NHRC directs TN to submit report on evictions

CHENNAI: The National Human Rights Commission has directed the Tamil Nadu government to submit a report on the alleged forcible eviction of slum dwellers

newspolitan.com/forum/art/india/…/HE4DSOJ2GBAVITSI

Commission agents rubbish PAU report

Indian Express

It is one of the most contentious issues in Punjab’s agrarian economy, but commission agents in the state claim their ties with farmers are like family.

Munnar Special Tribunal within a week

Express Buzz

KOCHI: The Kerala Government is all set to constitute the much-awaited Munnar Special Tribunal in a week’s time. According to highly placed sources with the

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One Response

  1. Most useful site. Noticed Important & useful judgements in the site. Still I am in search of decisions/judgements on the basis of anonymous petitions.

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