LEGAL NEWS 25.08.2010

Notice to State on Rao BalaSaraswati’s plea

Express Buzz

HYDERABAD: Justice R Subash Reddy of the AP High Court on Tuesday ordered
notice on a writ petition filed by Rao Balasaraswati Devi challenging the
action …

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/hyderabad/notice-to-state-on-rao-balasaraswatis-plea/200953.html>

Letika Saran’s selection as DGP fair: Govt

Times of India

In a counter-affidavit in Madras high court, filed in response to a writ
petition filed by R Nataraj, a DGP-rank officer who at present is director
of Fire …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Letika-Sarans-selection-as-DGP-fair-Govt/articleshow/6428584.cms>

Plea filed to inspect Kodanadu Estate

Express Buzz

The writ appeal was filed to restrain the estate manager from proceeding
with any further construction activities in the estate. A division bench
comprising …

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/chennai/plea-filed-to-inspect-kodanadu-estate/200873.html>

How ex-CJI’s sons got prime plot they had never bid for

Times of India

… unduly benefited from the 2006 sealing drive against commercial
properties in residential areas of Delhi launched by the then CJI, Justice
YK Sabharwal.

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/How-ex-CJIs-sons-got-prime-plot-they-had-never-bid-for/articleshow/6428954.cms>

A right and wrongs

Frontline

… before his retirement as the Chief Justice of India, to Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh requesting exemption for the office of the CJI from the
purview of …

<http://www.frontline.in/stories/20100910271801400.htm>

Judges accountability bill watered down

Forum – Law, Lawyers …

This three-member committee for SC would be headed by a retired CJI to be
nominated in consultation with the sitting CJI and comprise two more SC
judges. …

<http://www.lawyersclubindia.com/forum/details.asp?quote=110046&mod_id=23167>

Orissa may move SC over MoEF decision on Niyamgiri

Business Standard

With the Ministry for Environment and Forest (MoEF) showing its red flag to
Vedanta Aluminium Limited’s proposed bauxite mining project in south
Orissa’s …

<http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/orissa-may-move-scover-moef-decisionniyamgiri/405697/>

PM assesses law & order in wake of impending Ayodhya judgement

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took stock of reports on possible
law and order troubles in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of the judgement on the

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/PM-assesses-law–order-in-wake-of-impending-Ayodhya-judgement/articleshow/6429716.cms>

Courts can”t be misused to harass, persecute innocent:SC

IBNLive.com

The apex court passed the judgement while upholding an appeal filed by
Meghamala and her family challenging an Andhra Pradesh High Court judgement
for a …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/courts-cant-be-misused-to-harass-persecute-innocentsc/257501.html>

SC seeks more power for SFIO

Asian Age

… created only through an executive order and certainly lacks the
legislative backup, a bench of Justices JM Panchal and AK Patnaik, said in
a judgement. …

<http://www.asianage.com/business/sc-seeks-more-power-sfio-623>

High Court to review Ishrat case on jurisdictional grounds

The Hindu

The Gujarat High Court on Monday sought clarifications from the Supreme
Court-appointed Special Investigation Team whether it was inclined to take
up the …

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article592271.ece>

Expelled girl is more traumatised in new school, mum tells high court

Daily News & Analysis

By Mayura Janwalkar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Although the Bombay high
court had felt that Adhishree Gopalkrishnan’s return to Vibgyor High School
in …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_expelled-girl-is-more-traumatised-in-new-school-mum-tells-high-court_1428347>

EX Satyam Chairman Mr B. Ramalinga Raju finally appears before the …

By administrator

“Mr Raju appeared in court only because he was directed by the High Court
to do so while granting bail, but not because he was healthy,” his
counsel, Mr K. Bharat Kumar, told newspersons later. Mr Raju, prime accused
in the over Rs 7136 …

<http://www.taxguru.in/satyam/ex-satyam-chairman-mr-b-ramalinga-raju-finally-appears-before-the-court.html>

Man fights long legal battle to prove he’s a man

Times of India

AHMEDABAD: A man whose wife had divorced him over his alleged impotence,
fought a long legal battle to prove in the Gujarat High Court that her
claim was …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Man-fights-long-legal-battle-to-prove-hes-a-man/articleshow/6429745.cms>

Centre shoots down CJI plan for infra fund

Times of India

Law minister Veerappa Moily clarified that “there is no conflict with the
judiciary” on this issue. However, he was firm that the SPV idea was mooted
first …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Centre-shoots-down-CJI-plan-for-infra-fund/articleshow/6428271.cms>

Three judges caught copying

Times of India

WARANGAL: Bringing disrepute to the judiciary, three judges were caught
copying during LLM examinations in Warangal on Tuesday. Four advocates were
also …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/Three-judges-caught-copying/articleshow/6425567.cms>

Enhance judges’ retirement age to 70, urges bar council chief

Times of India

CHENNAI: In a radical suggestion which has far-reaching implications for
the judiciary, the All India Bar Association (AIBA) has said the retirement
age of …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Enhance-judges-retirement-age-to-70-urges-bar-council-chief-/articleshow/6428583.cms>

Is it so difficult to reform our Legal System or Judiciary? | Tax Guru

By administrator

The legal system in India and the judiciary has reached a stage now where
the public openly criticise the judiciary and the News Channels debate even
the judgments delivered by the Constitutional Courts. It is an open fact in
my opinion …

<http://www.taxguru.in/corporate-law/is-it-so-difficult-to-reform-our-legal-system-or-judiciary.html>

PIL seeking probe dismissed

Times of India

The high court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL filed by a Bangalore advocate
seeking an independent probe into the recent deaths at the beggars’ centre
because …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/PIL-seeking-probe-dismissed/articleshow/6428756.cms>

Government doesn’t need our order to tax IPL matches, says high court

Daily News & Analysis

By Mayura Janwalkar | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Disposing of a public
interest litigation (PIL) filed by Shiv Sena MLA Subhash Desai, the Bombay
high …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_government-doesn-t-need-our-order-to-tax-ipl-matches-says-high-court_1428358>

Beggar deaths: Karnataka high court wants fresh petition

Daily News & Analysis

Several builders were eyeing the 120 acres of land that remained with the
colony. A PIL on encroachment of this land was pending with the high court,

<http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_beggar-deaths-karnataka-high-court-wants-fresh-petition_1428385>

Hospital rate cards can be a solution

Daily News & Analysis

“We will file a PIL. But litigation may take some time. So we are trying
to seek the intervention of the ministries concerned so that they can bring
the …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_hospital-rate-cards-can-be-a-solution_1428350>

MJ Antony: Points of disorder

Business Standard

When the public interest litigation (PIL) movement was launched by the
judiciary in the 1980s, some judges strongly opposed the departure from the

<http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/m-j-antony-pointsdisorder/405640/>

Govt seeks more time to decide on tender process

Times of India

… to take a firm decision on whom to award the tenders during the hearing
of a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the River Princess Hatao
Manch. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Govt-seeks-more-time-to-decide-on-tender-process/articleshow/6429788.cms>

Power tariff: No reduction, no increase in rates

Hindustan Times

A PIL had accused the government of succumbing to pressure from the discoms
and prohibiting the release of new tariff “approved by DERC” on April 29,
2010, …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Power-tariff-No-reduction-no-increase-in-rates/Article1-591390.aspx>

‘No real will to protect activists’

Frontline

While there is little doubt that PIL petitions have been misused for
private interest and personal vendetta and that genuine commercial
interests have …

<http://www.frontline.in/stories/20100910271802400.htm>

‘Attacks will not scare us off’

Frontline

Going by these threats, it could be anyone who is unhappy with us because
we have filed cases and public interest litigation (PIL) petitions that
have …

<http://www.frontline.in/stories/20100910271802600.htm>

Apang held for food scam

Calcutta Telegraph

Chauhan, who handled the investigation since the PIL was filed against
Apang in 2005, said: “The probe cell chargesheeted altogether 50 persons,

<http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100825/jsp/frontpage/story_12852983.jsp>

HC dismisses PIL seeking Bihar to take back Kosi aid

Deccan Chronicle

PTI The Patna High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking a directive to
the Nitish Kumar government to take back the Rs 5 crore Kosi flood relief

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/national/hc-dismisses-pil-seeking-bihar-take-back-kosi-aid-063>

Revenge attacks

Frontline

The latest case was in July when an RTI activist, Ashok Shinde, was beaten
up for filing a public interest litigation (PIL) petition against Public
Works …

<http://www.frontline.in/stories/20100910271802500.htm>

Sharad Pawar comes clean of IPL tax issue

Indiantelevision.com

Hearing on the PIL (public interest litigation) filed by Shiv Sena MLA
Subhash Desai, the division bench of Justices PB Majumdar and Anup Mohta
disposed off …

<http://www.indiantelevision.com/headlines/y2k10/aug/aug204.php>

Secrecy around Bill

Frontline

On April 21, 2004, under pressure from the Supreme Court Bench comprising
Justices Ruma Pal and PV Reddy, which heard the public interest litigation
(PIL) …

<http://www.frontline.in/stories/20100910271802900.htm>

Cheap PTDR Technology Exists in India for Disposal of Bhopal Union …

By Imtiaz

An NGO Gas Kand Trasdi Morcha had filed a PIL before the Jabalpur High
Court, seeking the fixing of responsibility for the disposal of the toxic
waste. The double bench of the High Court comprising Justice Arun Mishra
and Sushma …

<http://www.peat.com/blog/cheap-ptdr-technology-exists-in-india-for-disposal-of-bhopal-union-carbides-toxic-waste/>

Indian Law: PIL against Foreign Law Firms Practicing in India …

Public interest litigation is an integral part of Indian law and its legal
system. In August 2010, the Central Government informed the Madras High
Court …

<http://www.lawisgreek.com/indian-law-pil-against-foreign-law-firms-practicing-india>

Controversy on cow slaughter bill deepens

Daily News & Analysis

By Srikanth Hunasavadi | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA The controversy
over the cow slaughter ban bill is getting deeper by the day. …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_controversy-on-cow-slaughter-bill-deepens_1428401>

HC allows demo in support of IAS officer

Times of India

CHENNAI: In a small victory for suspended IAS officer C Umashankar, the
Madras high court has rapped the city police for denying permission to the
state …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/HC-allows-demo-in-support-of-IAS-officer/articleshow/6428589.cms>

HC rejects PIL against aid return to Guj

Times of India

PATNA: The Patna high court on Tuesday rejected a PIL which had challenged
the state government’s decision to return Rs 5 crore to the Gujarat
government …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/HC-rejects-PIL-against-aid-return-to-Guj-/articleshow/6428692.cms>

HC sees red over delays in hearings

Times of India

Six months later, the accused sought recall of the order, but the
magistrate dismissed the plea. The Sonejis then moved the HC.

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/HC-sees-red-over-delays-in-hearings/articleshow/6428900.cms>

HC stops use of industrial slag for road construction

Times of India

MARGAO: The high court of Bombay at Goa has restrained Venkatrao Infra
Projects, the contractors for the approach road to the bridge over River
Sal at …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/HC-stops-use-of-industrial-slag-for-road-construction/articleshow/6429813.cms>

HC tells Punjab, Haryana to counsel runaway couples

Indian Express

While the Punjab government has set up temporary protection homes for
runaway couple, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday directed the
State Legal …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hc-tells-punjab-haryana-to-counsel-runaway-couples/664548/>

HC orders criminal proceedings against SI

Times of India

… Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy of the High Court on Tuesday directed the
HC’s registrar (judicial) to initiate criminal proceedings against V Ravi
Kumar, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/HC-orders-criminal-proceedings-against-SI/articleshow/6428818.cms>

HC asks police to initiate probe into “cheating racket”

IBNLive.com

PTI Mumbai, Aug 24 (PTI) The Bombay High Court today directed the
commissioner of police, Mumbai, to initiate probe into an alleged cheating
racket in which …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-asks-police-to-initiate-probe-into-cheating-racket/257937.html>

HC denies relief to babu, orders appearance today

Times of India

PATNA: In a fresh directive, the Patna high court has fixed August 25 as
the date on which HRD secretary KK Pathak has been summoned to personally
appear …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/HC-denies-relief-to-babu-orders-appearance-today-/articleshow/6428690.cms>

File PIL on deaths afresh: HC

Deccan Chronicle

Aug. 24: A division bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar on Tuesday
dismissed the public interest litigation filed by advocate AV Amarnathan
seeking an …

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/bengaluru/file-pil-deaths-afresh-hc-187>

HC quashes transfer of woman SI

Deccan Chronicle

Aug. 24: The Madurai Bench of Madras high court on Tuesday quashed the
transfer order of a woman sub-inspector who had levelled sexual harassment
charges …

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/chennai/hc-quashes-transfer-woman-si-217>

Husband”s act forcing wife to harm herself is cruelty: HC

MSN India

New Delhi, Aug 24 (PTI) An act of a husband that has the potential to drive
a wife to take a step which causes injury to her would amount to subjecting
her …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4300009>

Shekhar Suman gets HC notice in cheque bounce case

MSN India

Chandigarh, Aug 24 (PTI) Actor Shekhar Suman and two of his associates have
been issued notices by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a cheque bounce
case …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4300186>

IHK HC directs authorities to shift Mian Qayoom to hospital

Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, August 24 (KMS): The High Court of occupied Kashmir has directed
the authorities to shift the President of High Court Bar Association, …

<http://www.kmsnews.org/news/ihk-hc-directs-authorities-shift-mian-qayoom-hospital>

Delhi HC’s new-age lakshman rekha

By admin

Delhi HC’s new-age lakshman rekha In September 2007, when India was invited
to present its views in Kyoto International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Congress on.

<http://www.affiliatewealthreview.com/delhi-hcs-new-age-lakshman-rekha/>

‘Drafters of N-Bill ignored ILO recommendations’

Business Standard

In his petition to NHRC, Krishna also submitted that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment & Forests in its 25-page

APCLC seeks probe into killing

Express Buzz

and journalist Hemachandra Pandey and the case be independently investigated in accordance with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) guidelines.

toxicswatch-alliance against pollution & corporate crimes: Letter …

By Gopal Krishna

24th August, 2010. Justice Shri K.G. Balakrishnan The Chairperson National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi Sub: Human rights violations from nuclear damage – its impact on human life and

The Right to Information in Jammu & Kashmir » Blog Archive …
By Muzaffar Bhat [J&K RTI Movement Blog]
Note: The National Human Rights Commission was established on 12 Oct. 1993 under the Protection of Human Rights Act (1993). The Commission’s website is here: http://nhrc.nic.in/. Accordingly, the RTI reply provides information on J&K

Malicious survey on Muslim youths: NHRC issues notice to Delhi …
New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission has asked the Delhi Government to take action against the malicious MRDA survey on Muslim youths in the country.

Govt misleading courts: Armed Forces Tribunal
Chandigarh Tribune
In two separate scathing indictments, the Chandigarh and Kochi benches of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) have taken the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to task

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