LEGAL NEWS 28.07.2011

Lokayukta wants governor to take criminal action


Times ofIndia


… the Lokayukta said he recommended prosecution of the CM and ministers

in accordance with various laws – Prevention of Corruption Act, Indian

Penal Code,ForestAct and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation)

Act. A copy of the report was …






Driver gets 2-year jail for fatal accident


Indian Express


Gurjit has been held guilty on charges of rash and negligent driving under

Sections 279 and 304 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). As per the

prosecution, Marwaha was on her way to office on her Kinetic. When she

approached the Sector 43 roundabout, …






Lokpal Bill a threat to democracy says Tewari


Daily News & Analysis


Moreover, we have had a plethora of laws in the Indian Penal Code; one

additional law won’t change things,” he said. “To stop corruption, we

need a set of measures, not an independent measure like a lokpal. Lokpal

will create tyranny of the unelected,” …





Second wife can also sue husband for bigamy, says SC




The Supreme Court has ruled that a woman with whom second marriage is

performed is also entitled to drag the man to court under section 494 of

the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which makes bigamy a criminal offence,

punishable with a jail term of maximum …





Sampath murder: Court slams CBI


KOCHI: TheErnakulam Principal Sessions Courton Wednesday asked whether

the hands of the CBI team probing the custodial death of Sampath were tied.

Judge B Kemal Pasha orally observed that the submission in the affidavit by

the CBI created such a …





Police approach sessions court for dying declaration


Times ofIndia


PANAJI: Panaji police have filed an application before the district

sessions court to provide a copy of crime branch constable Chandru Gawas’

dying declaration. The application was filed after the JMFC rejected the

police request as the special …





Teesta breather




Ahmedabad, July 27: Rights activist Teesta Setalvad, who faces allegations

of levelling false charges against someGujaratriots accused, today got a

breather when a sessions court reserved its order till August 2 on her

anticipatory bail plea. …




Court seeks police officers’ version on lawyer’s detention


Indian Express


The Bombay High Court has directed four police personnel, including an

assistant commissioner of police, to file affidavits in response to a writ

petition that they had illegally detained a lawyer practising in the Pune

district court. …





Relief to Vilasrao as court dismisses petition against him


The Hindu


“I had filed a writ petition with two prayers: that the fine amount of

Rs. 10 lakhs be recovered from Mr. Deshmukh and that he be inducted as a

co-accused along with the Sananda family,” Ketan Tirodkar told The Hindu.

But the Division Bench of Justices …





Contempt plea planned against MSPL




The Samiti had approached the High Court (writ petition 5713/2009) against

leasing out of the tank to the mining company. The Court, on April 11, 2011

passed an order prohibiting any activity including construction of

buildings in the tank, …





Law secy passes buck to chief minister’s office


Times ofIndia


Rodrigues said that in a writ petition in the high court ofBombayatGoa,

where the state and corporation of city ofPanajiwere also parties, the AG

had chosen to appear and represented a private party, which resulted in

alleged misconduct. …




Ambedkar lesson for JNU & DU in court




New Delhi, July 27: The country would not have had a BR Ambedkar and its

“brilliant Constitution” if he was denied college admission over low

marks, the Supreme Court said today, criticising JNU andDelhiUniversity

for failing to fill OBC quotas. …




Reservation is a hard reality, general category should understand it: SC


Times ofIndia


PTI | Jul 27, 2011, 08.41PM IST NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today said

reservation in educational institutions and jobs for the backward class is

hard reality and students of general category should understand it. “We

know what students (of general …





SC rejects Narmada Bachao Andolan demand to give land to landless labourers


A bench comprising Justices JM Panchal, Deepak Verma and BS Chauhan in

their judgement noted that the demand of the appellant was neither

contemplated by the Madhya Pradesh government, nor it was compatible with

the relief and rehabilitation scheme. …





Hina defends 26/11 trial delay, says Pak legal process slow like India




Pakistanhas a judicial process similar toIndiabecause of which there has

been slow progress in trial on 26/11 Mumbai attacks back in her country,

said its Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday. Khar, on her

first visit toIndiaas the …





Proxy PIL invites High Court’s Ire


Law et al. News


The Delhi High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 75000 on a real

estate consultant for filing a “Private Interest Litigation” in the

guise of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL). Petitioner SK Chatterjee, a

real estate consultant has claimed that …




HC orders CBI probe into CMO murders, sets 3-month deadline


Times ofIndia


The public interest litigation (PIL) seeking CBI probe into alleged scam in

the implementation of NRHM in entire state will be taken up on Thursday.

The decision on the two murders and NRHM scam inLucknowcame on the PIL

seeking CBI probe into the two …




Censor kills creative freedom?


Times ofIndia


Following the Allahabad High Court’s issuing of notices on the Public

Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on the so-called ‘controversial’

song DK Bose… from the runaway hit Delhi Belly, filmgoers and members of

the general public are once again …






Additional district judges empowered to decide NDPS cases


Indian Express


… Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The development

took place during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL)

arising out of a suo motu notice taken by the High Court on a letter

written by a lower court judge. …






Autos overcharge, so why not GPS as in radio cabs: HC


Indian Express


While dismissing a PIL challenging the legal validity of the transport

department’s notification in this regard, a division bench of Chief Justice

Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna also held that the court would

entertain such a plea only when an …





Orissa HC notice to govt on use of Mahanadi water


Cuttack: The Odisha High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the state

government asking it to file counters within two weeks on a PIL filed by

the Mahanadi Bachao Andolan (MBA) in May this year seeking judicial

intervention against diversion ofMahanadi…





Derogatory Word to be Removed from caste Certificates


A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was

hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) stating that the revenue

department of theDelhigovernment used the word ‘Valmiki’ till 2010, but

then replaced it with the term …




Game over for comfort




We have filed a PIL in the HC, seeking removal of the urinals from the

entry to Jungpura A,” said Monu Chaddha, Jungpura RWA president. The

waterless urinals built by the civic agency have been vandalised and

residents can’t use them due to lack of …





Adarsh society bank accounts will remain frozen: High court


Daily News & Analysis


Meanwhile, the same bench, while hearing a PIL filed by social worker

Pravin Wategaonkar seeking to invoke Prevention of Money Laundering Act

(PMLA) in Adarsh Society case, directed CBI to file a fresh status report

by August 2. …




“Delhi Belly” – Union raises issues of maintainability


Law et al. News


The said Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed by Dr. Ajay Seth

ofJabalpuralleging that the language and scenes shown in the film are

highly obscene and shouldn’t be shown in cinema halls, and that therefore,

the movie should be banned in …




Sex workers up by 50 per cent in Indian cities: Study




The Centre asked the court to reconsider nomination of NGO Darbar Mahila

Samanwaya Committee to the committee, as it had filed a PIL in the high

court challenging certain provisions of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention)






Fixed tenure hiring policy may breed graft, says HC


Ahmedabad Newsline


Ahmedabad The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday refused to accept contention

of the state government to consider a Public Interest Litigation (PIL)

challenging its policy to recruit young people on fixed salary for five

years, as a service matter. …




OBC admissions case referred to CJI for posting before another Bench


The Hindu


Justices RV Raveendran and AK Patnaik made the request to the CJI after

senior counsel PP Rao, appearing for an intervener, suggested that the case

be heard by a Bench which includes Justice Dalveer Bhandari, who, in his

judgment in the OBC quota case, …





Calcutta High Court judge refuses to hear plea of Tata Motors’ challenge


By Archisman Dinda, Correspondent Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court judge,

Justice Soumitra Pal refused to hear plea of the Tata Motors’ challenge on

the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act any further on Tuesday

citing personal reasons. …




High Court frees detained Sri Lankan


CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Wednesday ordered a Sri Lankan called

Joseph Canute Sripalan Peeris, who was detained at the city airport for

figuring in the Interpol’s wanted list a month ago, be set free

after it deemed his detention as an …–detained–sri-lankan/170880-60-120.html






FM channels ecstatic after Mumbai court verdict


Mumbai: Private radio channels have got a respite after the Bombay High

Court ruled that they don’t have to pay separate royalty to composers and

lyricists for broadcasting their songs, but the musicians are unhappy. The

high court ruled that the …





High Court puts on hold out-of-turn promotions of top MCD officials


Indian Express


The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said four Deputy Commissioners (DC) of

the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) may still be in service in

violation of the law. It was referring to the appointment of the officials,

who were elevated after allegedly …




HC stays Baalu’s eviction from T Nagar office


Times ofIndia


CHENNAI: TR Baalu, Lok Sabha member from Sriperumbudur, can retain his

office at T Nagar for two more weeks, with the Madras HC staying the

eviction notice issued by Chennai Corporation. Justice V Dhanapalan asked

authorities to file their counter …





HC quashes two cases against Sun Pictures COO Saxena


Times ofIndia


CHENNAI: TheMadrashigh court has quashed two cases that were filed

against Sun Pictures COO Hans Raj Saxena as both petitioners withdrew their

complaints. Passing orders on the matter on Wednesday, Justice T

Sudanthiram said, “In both the cases, …





Jagan case: HC refuses to reveal contents of CBI report


Business Standard


The Andhra Pradesh High Court today rejected the request for sharing the

contents of the preliminary report submitted by the Central Bureau of

Investigation (CBI) while allowing time for the counsel of Kadapa MP YS

Jagan Mohan Reddy and other …





HC reinstates University Hindi department HoD


HYDERBAD: Justice G Chandriah of the AP High Court on Wednesday suspended

the order ofAndhraUniversitywhich removed the head of the Hindi

department. The judge made the interim order while admitting a writ

petition filed by Dr. Seeta Lakshmi who was …






Released inmates don’t return: HC


Times ofIndia


MUMBAI: After the state informed theBombayhigh court that it was unable

to trace the fellow prisoners of an inmate who died in the Thane Central

prison in 1966 allegedly due to torture, the HC said that prisoners do not

return once they are released. …






Onus on citizens to ensure cleanliness: HC


Times ofIndia


MUMBAI: Citizens should be responsible while disposing of garbage and must

avoid littering on the streets, theBombayhigh court stated on Wednesday

even as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) informed that it has

restored the clean-up drive …






Badalpur villagers challenge land acquisition in HC


Times ofIndia


ALLAHABAD: About 50 villagers of Badalpur filed a writ petition in the

Allahabad High Court on Wednesday challenging the notification for

acquisition of their land by the Greater Noida Authority and the state

government. Badalpur is the native village …






Rohtang Tunnel labourers’ deaths: HC seeks report


Indian Express


The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to Border Roads

Organisation Manali — a Central government agency executing the

prestigious Rohtang Tunnel project — Kullu deputy commissioner and

private construction M/s Garg & Garg …–deaths–HC-seeks-report/823325/




Remove temple if built without permission, HC tells civic body


Times ofIndia


AHMEDABAD: TheGujarathigh court has ordered the civic body to demolish an

allegedly illegal religious construction in Vejalpur area by September 1,

if the trustee of the temple and the residential society situated beside

fails to establish that it …




Delhi HC directs Railways to introduce bio-toilets, rehabilitate scavengers


27.7.2011 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today directed the Indian Railways to

introduce bio-toilets in the trains and rehabilitate thousands of

scavengers engaged for doing the menial job. A bench comprising Chief

Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjive …






Prove marriage to victim: Bombay HC to rape accused


Times ofIndia


MUMBAI: “Show us your marriage certificate,” was the Bombay High Court’s

one-line directive to an aspiring actor who had been accused of rape by his

26-year-old model girlfriend. Twenty-four-year-old Dipesh Pareek’s lawyer

told the court that the rape …




HC asks prison to serve non-veg food




TheBombayhigh court on Wednesday asked prison administrations in the

state to provide inmates with non-vegetarian food at least twice a week. A

division bench of justice Ranjana Desai and justice RV More expressed shock

when they were told that …





HC reserves order on bail plea of 3 accused in CWG scam




PTI The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its order on the

anticipatory bail pleas of three promoters of private companies who are

evading arrest in CWG scam. Anil Kumar Madan and Purushottam Dev Arya, the

two promoters of Faridabad-based Gem …




Circulate expert report on abandoned mines in state: HC to govt


Times ofIndia


NAGPUR: Taking serious cognizance of the illegal mining that continues

unabated in the state, theNagpurbench of theBombayhigh court on Monday

directed theMaharashtragovernment to circulate a report prepared by an

expert slamming the concerned …




Preserving Ravi Varma”s paintings: HC criticises govt


PTI | 07:07 PM,Jul 27,2011Kochi, Jul 27 (PTI) Kerala High Court today

observed that preserving the paintings of renowned Kerala artist Raja Ravi

Varma deserves the attention of the Union government at the “highest

level.” The observation was made by a …





HC to issue fresh chargesheet against Jayarajan


KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday decided to issue a fresh

chargesheet to MV Jayarajan, against whom the court had initiated contempt

of court proceedings. The court decided to issue a fresh chargesheet after

the court-appointed prosecutor S …





Delhi HC upholds right to education to a child is paramount


27.7.2011 (UNI) In a third incidence in a row of violation of Right to

Education to a girl child the Delhi High Court today directed theDelhi

Government to admit a girl who is being denied admission to schools because

she has come to the capital from …





Sugar mills Vs UP govt: SC stays HC order till Aug 5


Published on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 20:14 | Source : PTI The Supreme Court

today stayed till August 5 the Allahabad High Court order in the dispute

between leading sugar producers, including Bajaj Hindusthan , Balrampur

Chini , and the UP government on …




SC upholds lifer for five TD men




The top court found nothing wrong in the judgements of the trial court and

the AP High Court in convicting Gusu Ramachandra Reddy, his two brothers

— Jayarami Reddy and Jayaranga Reddy — and Rameshwar Reddy and Rajgopal

Reddy, son of Ramachandra …




CIC fines CBI official 5000 for delay in providing info on Ambanis


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has slapped Rs 5000

fine on a CBI official for delay in providing information. The CBI failed

to disclose why it had not named the Ambani brothers in its chargesheet in

the call re-routing case. …




UPSC has to disclose marks, rules CIC


The Central Information Commission(CIC),recently, directed Union Public

Service Commission (UPSC), which conducts civil service exam all over

India, …




Reliance-Bharti AXA deal gets CCI approval




The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Tuesday cleared the bid by

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to acquire Bharti group’s stake in Bharti AXA

life and general insurance companies, its first order on mergers and

acquisitions (M&As) since it …






LEGAL NEWS 25.07.2011

Neeraj Grover murder: Jerome’s hearing adjourned


While Maria was charged under Indian Penal Code Section 201, Jerome has
been convicted for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under Section
304 (Part 1) and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Maria and Jerome were
first accused of murdering Neeraj …





Land grab: Arumugam to be grilled


The DMK leader has been facing charges under sections 147, 148, 447, 386,
109 read with 506 (ii) and 467 of Indian Penal Code and 3 (1) of Tamil Nadu
Public Properties Damages Act, 1994 , media reports said. Ganesan had filed
a complaint against …




CBI registers cases against Baba Ramdev aide

The Hindu

While one case has been registered under Section 420 (cheating) and 120-B
(criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code for procuring the fake
degree, the other was for violation of Section 12 of the Indian Passport
Act (knowingly furnishing false …






Court Summons Kidney Scam Kingpin From Jaipur

The ED said: “The accused were involved in an illegal racket of kidney
transplantation which is punishable under Indian Penal Code, the
Transplantation of Human Organs Act, 1994 and committed offences under the
Prevention of Money Laundering Act.” The …





Duo gets seven years RI for forcing minor into flesh trade


Apart from provisions of the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) (PITA) Act, 1956,
the court also charged the accused under various provisions of the Indian
Penal Code, including procreation from a minor girl, selling and buying
minor for purpose of …






District & Session Court inaugurated at Bargarh

Law et al. News

A new district and sessions court has been established at Bargarh district
in Orissa Saturday. Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court V. Gopala Gouda
along with Justice MM Das and Justice BP Das of the High Court inaugurated
the new district court. …






2 years on, state still to implement scheme


Though the legal provision mandates the legal aid services authority to
decide such recommendation within two months of its receipt from the court,
six months have passed since the sessions court recommended the case. An
official of the authority …





Rohinton Nariman replaces Gopal Subramanium as SG

Bar & Bench

Nariman has been appearing in various constitutional and corporate matters
in both Supreme Court and various High Courts. One of the recent important
cases that Nariman handled was the gas sharing dispute between Mukesh
Ambani-led RIL and Anil …




Kiranjit case: Pardon decision still pending

Times of India

BARNALA: Even after five months of Supreme Court bench referring back to
Punjab governor for reconsideration, there has been no decision yet in the
case of pardon to three activists. All the three were sentenced for
murdering Dalip Singh, the relative …





‘Right to life cannot be given or taken’ says Dr. Gopal Subramaniam

Daily News & Analysis

The ace lawyer was talking about the Aruna Shanbaug case in which a two
judge bench of the Supreme Court allowed for the ‘passive euthanasia’ which
allows for withdrawal of life support to patients in permanently vegetative
state (PVS). …






Rakesh Bhatnagar: Justice must be seen to be done

Daily News & Analysis

There’s an age-old adage that justice should not only be done but it should
seem to have been done as well. The word ‘seem’ is innocent. It’s
intentional as there’s a strong belief that justice isn’t possible for all
the persons who are parties to a …





CJI blames faulty pricing policy


Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia on Sunday blamed the faulty pricing
policy for illegal mining in the country days after Karnataka lokayuta
Santosh Hedge found Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa being a
beneficiary of illegal mining. …







Tax law taxing, says Chief Justice

KOCHI: The Income Tax law is the bulkiest law in the country having
provisions that often intimidate people, said Chief Justice of Kerala J
Chelameswar. He was speaking after inaugurating the function organised to
mark the culmination of the year-long …







SC clears denotification of GIB sanctuary

Times of India

The SC decision came on Friday. However, MK Rao, chief conservator of
forest ( CCF)) for Pune wildlife circle, said, “The detailed order is
awaited but we’ve heard that the SC has allowed our prayer. The committee
on rationalization of boundaries of …







SC has ordered for a fair investigation into cash-for-votes scam: Khurshid

New Delhi, July 24: Commenting on Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam
Singh Yadav’s allegation of wrongly framing his former colleague Amar Singh
in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid on
Sunday said the Supreme Court has …





Over 1600 SC/ST atrocities cases pending

Sarvajana Satta, an affiliate of Lok Satta party representing weaker
sections, complained to the SC/ST Commission to resolve the pending cases.
In a representation to the SC/ST Commission here on Saturday, a delegation
of Sarvajana Satta comprising …






Tribal bodies warn govt on job quota

Times of India

Urging the government to continue with The Assam SC/ST ( Reservation of
Vacancies in Services and Post)) Act 1978, the joint meet appealed to the
state government to ensure equal participation of people from reserved
categories while appointing …






Tribunal favours discom’s appeal, tariffs may rise


The latest judgement by an electricity tribunal has favoured the BSES
discoms’ appeal, seeking higher power purchase costs. The two-year-long
battle had been fought at the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (ATE)
between DERC and BSES over the issue of …






Ministry to maintain its stance on Loop, Swan


The ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) will not change its view that Loop
Telecom Ltd did not violate the Companies Act when it replies to an enquiry
by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), two ministry officials said.
The ministry will submit …





Section 633 Cos Act Judiciary Limiting Its Scope

Such are the rigours of the Companies Act and other acts that it is said
that every officer of a company starts his day as a potential criminal.
From compulsory audits to the requirements of a public issue, these
procedures stifle entrepreneurship in a …





Pay hike for Delhi judges stuck in govt ‘red tape’

Indian Express

They say nothing conclusive has emerged from the numerous meetings held
between judiciary members, officials of the Finance department and IT
department to implement the pay hike for the 400 judges in the Capital. The
committee had recommended at least …





Independent environment regulator soon, says PM

Business Standard

Acknowledging the “enduring wisdom of the judiciary” for India’s
“environmental jurisprudence”, the PM said the judiciary enforced laws
passed by a farsighted legislature to ensure that the concerns of depleting
natural resources were neither diluted …






Ex-post facto approval biggest problem in land acquisition: Chief justice

Daily News & Analysis

“The most acute problem over the years the Supreme court has faced is that
the plans, the buildings, the projects come up and suddenly at the end a
PIL comes and we are required to decide ex-post facto approval.” “This is
the biggest problem the which …






Surcharge lands DTC in legal soup


The court ruled: “The PIL says that DTC has introduced surcharge on travel
from Delhi to NCR regions without due approval of the competent authority.
DTC, which is responsible for imposition of the surcharge, shall file an
affidavit to the effect that …





Post-Noida, CJI says such cases difficult to decide

Indian Express

On another current issue, that related to mining, the CJI said for this
sector at least, the proposed environmental regulator, NEAMA, must also be
empowered to decide on pricing. He said mining plans were routinely flouted
at the state level.–CJI-says-such-cases-difficult-to-decide/821831/>





CJI raises concern over flouting of mining rules

Zee News

New Delhi: Voicing concern over violation of mining rules, Chief Justice of
India SH Kapadia on Sunday suggested that there should be a price
regulatory mechanism for mineral exports as several private companies in
the states were flouting norms and …






Reasons why the Lokpal Bill may go for a six

Daily News & Analysis

By G Sampath | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA More than four decades after the
Lokpal Bill was first introduced in parliament, the UPA government has
promised to bring it back during the monsoon session. But it may not see
the lightof the day and will …





NAC, Govt differ over Food Bill

Business Standard

Differences between the National Advisory Council (NAC) and the government
have come out in the open over the Food Security Bill, which was approved
by a Group of Ministers this month. While Jean Dreze, who had earlier quit
the working group on food …






Skeleton case: Former minister’s aide arrested

Times of India

The CID has also sought clearance from the government to oppose the
Calcutta high court order granting Ghosh bail in the Supreme Court. The
crucial DNA report in the case is expected soon. CID officers arrested Rana
the moment he stepped in his home in …





Shetty in legal trouble


PTI A Delhi-based stuntman has accused Suniel Shetty of not paying him
nearly Rs 1 crore, and dragged him to the Delhi High Court, which has
summoned the 49-year-old actor to appear before it on October 19. Chauhan
accused the actor of not paying for …





APIIC-Emaar deal: More officials quizzed

Following the High Court order for a probe into the tainted deal, CBI began
questioning all persons associated with the deal. Parthasarathi is a
relative of a former advisor to the state government. Sources in the CBI
said that APIIC chief general …






Victory of grit and courage

She had approached a lower court in 1998 and the court temporarily stayed
aerial spraying of endosulfan in Cashew plantations. In 2000, the High
Court of Kerala upheld the order of the lower court and permanently stopped
endosulfan spraying. …





More purposeful to avoid delay in initiating judges’ appointment, hopes

Times of India

ALLAHABAD: Delivering its verdict on the long awaited judgement in a bunch
of writ petitions involving the issue of increase in the number of judges
in Allahabad high court and blending towards the established process of
appointment of judges, …






Court raps cops who took favours from men they were investigating

Mumbai Mirror

The Bombay High Court pulled up two officers of Bandra police station for
deliberate inaction in a case of assault and intimidation, after it emerged
that they had taken personal favours from the accused who are trustees of
Lilavati Hospital, Bandra. …





Commission urges medical consent for teens

The Commission also said where any person under 18 years refuses
life-sustaining treatment, an application to the High Court would be
required to decide on the validity of such a refusal. It says mature
minors, those under 16, should not be presumed …





‘Consider lower court lawyers for higher judicial posts”

PTI | 01:07 PM,Jul 24,2011 Kannur (Ker), Jul 24 (PTI) Capable lawyers
practising in subordinate courts should also be considered for selection as
High Court judges and denial of such an opportunity is “discrimination and
a violation of equal justice …





Baina victims yet to benefit from scheme

Times of India

However, commercially exploited women are yet to receive any benefits from
the rehabilitation scheme introduced six and a half years ago, it has been
revealed at the high court of Bombay at Goa. NGO Anyay Rahit Zindagi (ARZ),
which works with …






Residents’ consent to be taken as a whole, says HC

Indian Express

The Bombay High Court, in a recent order, ruled that the consent of
residents of properties amalgamated for composite redevelopment should be
taken into account as a whole. “The island city of Mumbai has numerous
congested areas where it is desirable …




HC cancels land allotted to Nashik housing society


A week after being slammed by the Bombay high court, the state government
has cancelled the allotment of a 16000 sq m plot at Deolali in Nashik
district to a housing society of senior bureaucrats and some defence
officials. …






HC restrains transfer of two ashram shala outside Vidarbha

PTI | 12:07 PM,Jul 24,2011 Nagpur, Jul 24 (PTI) A High Court bench here
restrained the State Government from transfering two ashram shala
(residential school for tribals) in Yavatmal district from the Vidarbha
region to other regions in Maharashtra. …






Fake Patna HC website dupes people by offering jobs

PTI | 10:07 PM,Jul 24,2011 Patna, Jul 24 (PTI) The police have registered a
case against unknown persons for creating a fake website of the Patna High
Court and cheating people by taking money for providing jobs there, a
police official said today. …





HC wants to know steps on sugar, oil

Financial Express Bangladesh

The High Court (HC) has sought to know what measures have been taken to
control hoarding of sugar and check the price of edible oil. A bench of
justices Govinda Chandra Tagore and AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Sunday asked
four government officials to be …






GMR invested Rs 55 cr in Jagan cos: CBI

Times of India

The HC has given two weeks’ time to the CBI to submit a preliminary report
on whether a case can be made out of the allegations in both the issues.
Lakshminarayana said they will submit their report to the HC in a sealed
cover. …






Director of sister co convicted for issuing dishonoured cheque

Business Standard

The trial court and the Punjab & Haryana high court accepted this plea. The
payee appealed to the Supreme Court. It convicted the director and set
aside the high court judgment. The Supreme Court stated that the companies
were sister concerns and …






Rs1.25cr relief for accident victim in coma

Times of India

Maintaining that “possession and preservation of one’s body is the first
and most valuable of all human rights”, MACT presiding judge Kanwal Jeet
Arora has directed Oriental Insurance, with which the offending vehicle was
insured, to pay the amount to …





LEGAL NEWS-II 20.07.2011

Thou shalt not covet


Yet recently, the Bombay High Court struck down Mumbai businessman Deepak
Mirwaini’s petition that the law against adultery, or Section 497 of the
Indian Penal Code to be precise, be declared unconstitutional. Mirwaini was
having an affair with a …






Woman cop blames med negligence for hubby’s death

Times of India

An FIR was registered against the relevant medical professionals in Erode
district on late Tuesday evening under section 304 of the Indian Penal
Code. “We want justice. My husband was recovering from his injuries and he
suddenly expired on Monday. …




Saxena held in 5th case of cheating

Times of India

Nungambakkam police registered a case under Section 386 (extortion ), 420
(cheating) and 506 (II) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code
based on the complaint of Arul Murthy , proprietor of Digital Magic
Visuals, an animation and …




DMK District Secy Among 4 Held for Land Grabbing


Cases had been filed against them for various offences under the Indian
Penal Code such as forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy, police said.
Except Krishna Pandi, the other three yesterday filed anticipatory bail
applications at the Madras High …




Land grab: Case filed against former Minister

The Hindu

Cases under Sections 147, 148, 447, 386, 109 read with 506 (ii) and 467 of
Indian Penal Code and 3 (1) of Tamil Nadu Public Properties Damages Act,
1994 have been registered. Along with Mr. Arumugham, 12 others, including
his close relative and Salem …






Asaram Bapu skips hearing on death of two disciples at hermitage

While Justice Akil Kureshi refused to hand over the probe to CBI, he struck
down the culpable homicide section 304 of Indian Penal Code or IPC from the
FIR which has stringent penalty and permitted the probe agency – CID
(crime), to retain the rash and …






Eight found guilty of murdering TDP leader

PTI | 11:07 PM,Jul 19,2011 Anantapur (AP), Jul 19 (PTI) A local court today
found eight people guilty of murdering a TDP leader here in 2005. Of the 12
accused, four were acquitted by the Additional Sessions Court for lack of
evidence. …






Plea to notify royal family jewels rejected

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has rejected a writ plea from Thanushkodi,
who called himself a property genealogist and a social worker, for a
direction to the CGMs of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Chennai and
Mumbai and the assistant manager of the …






Dinakaran plea against Forum assistance in probe dismissed

The Hindu

A Bench of Justices GS Singhvi and CK Prasad dismissed the writ petition
filed by Justice Dinakaran and said it would give detailed reasons later.
The Bench had already dismissed his writ petition, challenging the
proceedings, though it accepted his …






Defer police exam result till July 27: HC

Times of India

The order came on a writ petition filed by constable Kiran Gupta and
others. The petitioners had demanded that they should be provided full
marks for wrong questions, which had been cancelled being incorrect and
redeclare results after making the said …






Supreme Court considers regulating prostitution


In a move which could lead to the formal regulation of prostitution in the
country, the Supreme Court is mulling laying down “conditions conducive”
for sex workers to carry on their profession with dignity. A bench presided
over by Justice Markandey …






MCA complains about criticism leveled against it by CBI

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The ministry of corporate affairs has complained to the cabinet
secretary that criticism leveled against it by the Central Bureau of
Investigation , during Supreme Court proceedings, was unjustified. In a
letter to Cabinet Secretary AK Seth, …






SC orders fresh tenancy survey in Raja of Mahmudabad’s Lucknow properties

Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked a retired SC judge to conduct
a fresh survey of tenancy in Raja of Mahmudabad’s properties in Lucknow to
identify those which existed prior to 1965, when the government took them
over as enemy property. …






BJP weaves legal trap to expose BSP govt

Times of India

The first PIL, in fact, already found its way into the Lucknowhigh court
on July 12. The BJP legal cell is ready with another PIL which aims to drag
the government on the mat over the sale of sugar mills, by July end. The
cell hopes to step up the …





Police should create machinery to prevent investor scams: HC


The division bench of justice Ranjana Desai and justice RV More was hearing
a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Rajmani Shukla apprehending one
more scam involving a Singapore-based company, Speak Asia. “Having
perused the petition, …






Government files probe status on dal scam

The State Government also filed its counter to the PIL alleging largescale
corruption in supply of ‘arhar’ dal for implementing the MDM
scheme. As per the counter affidavit filed by the State, it has been stated
that following the allegation of …




Dal, roti to replace burgers and pizzas in schools

Daily News & Analysis

The ministry said this while responding to a PIL filed by an NGO in the
Delhi High Court seeking ban on the sale of junk food and carbonated drinks
within a 1500 feet radius of schools. The MoHFW said in an affidavit that
it is against sale of junk …




Posco defends forestland clearance, diversion in Orissa High Court

Mohanty was arguing during the adjudication of a batch of PIL challenging
the land acquisition as well as grant of forest clearance for the steel
project in the court of Chief Justice V Gopala Gowda and Justice BN
Mohapatra. The hearing of the case was …





Orissa HC rejects Vedanta plea against MoEF

Financial Express

Besides VAL’s writ petition challenging the MoEF order, a PIL had been
filed demanding that the expansion work should not be stopped as it would
affect the livelihood of people engaged in the project work. A division
bench of the high court comprising …




Delhi HC orders roll back of fee hike by school

According to the petitioner, a PIL challenging the city government’s
decision allowing the private schools to increase the tuition fee is
pending before a division bench of the high court and a decision is awaited
and the school should have waited till …





Packing a nutritional punch in fight against malnutrition

Times of India

SAM children have been identified using the weight for age formula as per
the high court directive issued after a PIL by Mahan,” said Dr Satav. The
project, a brain child of Dr Ashish and Kavita Satav, has support from the
city’s medical fraternity. …






Court seeks affidavit on live bands in city

BANGALORE: The High Court on Tuesday ordered the State Government to file
an affidavit in connection with the status of live bands in Bangalore
city.Hearing on a peition filed by Adam Sait who argued that live bands
were still functioning in Bangalore …




Make public rankings of pvt engg colleges: High court

Times of India

CHENNAI: The Madrashigh court has directed different branches of the Anna
University of Technology (AUT) to make public the academic rankings of all
affiliated self-financing engineering colleges in their region. The AUT has
branches in Chennai …




Confusion prevails over Bhopal waste disposal

Times of India

NAGPUR: After the High Court in Madhya Pradesh directed the disposal of
Bhopal waste in Nagpur and the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court clamped a
stay on it, confusion also prevails in getting a departmental nod for doing
away with the toxic material …






BDA is Bengaluru Destroy Authority, says High Court


The High Court of Karnataka on Tuesday termed BangaloreDevelopment
Authority as Bengaluru Destroy Authority. “First it was the KIADB, and
now it seems the BDA too has been involved in corruption and irregularities
while acquiring land in the name of …




Samacheer Kalvi: State government moves Supreme Court

The Hindu

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging
the Madras High Court judgment striking down ultra vires the amendment to
the Tamil Nadu Uniform System of School Education Act to defer
implementation of the ‘Samacheer system’. …







2G case: Morani’s plea for interim bail rejected

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday rejected the interim
bail plea of Cineyug Films founder Karim Morani, who is in jail for his
alleged involvement in the 2G spectrum scam. Seeking relief for Morani on
health grounds, …








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By DeshGujarat

Angry Gujarat High Court reproached centr for casual approach after
consequently third officer JV Ramudu refused to take charge this week. The
High Court threatened contempt proceeding if due explanation not given. …






Jagan moves SC against HC order for CBI probe into assets

Times of India

The HC had on July 12 had ordered a CBI probe on a letter-cum-petition
filed by Congress MLA P Shankar Rao and a separate petition by three TDP
leaders, all of whom accused Reddy of amassing wealth much beyond his known
sources of income. …



HC disallows Singur gag


Calcutta, July 19: Calcutta High Court today turned down a state plea to
gag the media from reporting the day’s events in the Singur case, which
witnessed an unexpected turn when the Tata Motors counsel sought to
withdraw himself over a government …




Give free treatment, HC tells private hospitals

In case the parties agree to the HC directions, the Court has directed the
Union Government to refund the bonds and bank guarantees, which will be
deemed to cancellation. “Hospitals who do not file affidavit in a manner
expressed hereby shall proceed …






MTNL faces HC heat over snapped lines

Times of India

A group of lawyers from the Delhihigh court have complained to HC about
the unresponsive attitude of MTNL when for four months landlines in several
chambers of advocates in the court premises remained out of service. The
connections were disconnected …







GLC students move HC over admission plight

Times of India

The HC on July 14 termed the entire process “illegal” and ordered the
college to rework the admissions. The institute accepted in court that it
was its fault and following the HC order, it is supposed to submit a fresh
common merit list on Thursday. …




Delhi HC questions Ajmer nazim appointment

Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhihigh court on Tuesday asked the Centre to explain the
ad hoc appointment of a ‘nazim’ (administrator ) for the cash-rich shrine
of sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer. Justice Rajiv Sahai
issued notice to the …




Govt not serious on probe into missing carpets, says Rajasthan HC

Times of India

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday observed that the state
government was not at all serious in the investigation into the missing
precious carpets allegedly sent from state hotel Khasa Kothi to chief
minister’s office during the tenure of …




HC hauls up judicial officer

Times of India

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh High Court has hauled up a judicial magistrate
for refusing police custody and granting bail to an accused in a case of
fraud, where the FIR had been registered on the orders of a higher court. A
division bench consisting …





CBSE reiterates ambiguous stand on school-based exam in HC

Times of India

NAGPUR: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday made it
clear that it had introduced the school-based exam in Class X for students
who don’t want to change the board. However, it also clarified that both
school and board-based exams …




Police can investigate, not decide a case: HC


Expressing displeasure over the fact that the police had refused to
register a First Information Report (FIR) in the alleged murder of a
50-year-old Ananth Kumar Naidu, the Bombay high court slammed the police
for purportedly pre-deciding a case even …






HC wants list of cops added in last decade

Times of India

MUMBAI: Reminding the state that more police officers need to be dedicated
to crime investigations and law and order, the high court on Tuesday sought
information from the government on the number of personnel added to the
police force in the last …






HC asks CID to investigate fake accident claim

Times of India

BANGALORE: Expressing concern over increasing fake accident claims for the
sake of easy money, a division bench of the high court has directed CID to
investigate one such case pertaining to Bangarpet police station in Kolar.





HC breather for 52 Dharavi slum families

Times of India

MUMBAI: Occupants of some 52 tenements near the water pipeline at Dharavi,
Sion, have got a breather from demolition with the Bombay high court on
Tuesday directing them to submit proof of occupancy to the municipality.
The demolition was scheduled to …





HC suspends govt’s BHVP order

Times of India

HYDERABAD: Justice G Rohini of the High Court on Tuesday suspended the July
14 order of the state government which recalled the permission it gave
earlier to Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels (BHPV) to establish its own
trust under the Employees …







Centre gave wrong advice in Rana’s case: State

Times of India

GANDHINAGAR: In a curious twist to the Central Administrative Tribunal
(CAT) verdict against the Gujarat government for refusing to pay former
senior IAS officer JS Rana’s voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) dues since
2008, the state government on …






Orissa, Chhattisgarh questioned on dam panel’s report

MSN India

The apex court by its April 11 order asked the expert team comprising
former member of Central Water Commission (CWC) M. Gopalakrishnan, member
(designs and research) of CWC SP Kakran and member (Water Planning and
Projects) of CWC ME Haque, …




LEGAL NEWS 20.07.2011

Subramanian Swamy courts trouble over hate article


He should be immediately arrested under Section 153 A of the Indian Penal
Code,” said Dr Abraham Mathai, vice chairman of the Minorities Commission
of Maharashtra. Two days after Dr Swamy’s article appeared in the DNA
newspaper, 24-year-old law student …






Case foisted on us, allege Kanchi Mutt seers

The Hindu

The seers have been charged under Sections 120-B (Criminal conspiracy) and
302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. The Judge adjourned the hearing to
tomorrow when the remaining 20 accused would be questioned to record their
explanation. …






Customs dept puts an end to 50-yr-old woman’s toy story


Import and export of sex toys is banned under section 292 of the Indian
Penal Code. The section bans obscene objects that could be sold, hired,
publicly exhibited or circulated. Lingerie items are not allowed to be
brought in personal baggage if they …






Hasan Ali stashed $800 mn in foreign banks: ED

The Hindu

Justice AM Thipsay was hearing a bail application filed by Mr. Khan after a
sessions court rejected his bail plea. The matter will be heard on July 26.
“Khan and his aide Kashinath Tapuriah have deep links with bank officials
in the US, Switzerland, …






Court pulls up CBI


THIRUVANANTHA-PURAM: The Ernakulam principal sessions court has once again
lashed out at the CBI in connection of the custodial death of Sampath, the
prime accused in Puthur Sheela murder case. While hearing on the bail plea
of sub inspector Ramesh, …






Vote nearer your home in upcoming election


Under the law, restoration of names to the Registers of Electors will be
suspended once the Writ of Election is issued. You can apply for
restoration online via the ELD website using your SingPass. You can also
submit your completed application form by …






Petition against TGV dismissed

HYDERABAD: Justice Rohini of AP High Court on Monday dismissed a writ
petition against minor irrigation minister TG Venkatesh. pressure from the
minister and his son. The open place was actually meant for lung space. The
petitioner said he owned about …






Best neurologists list sought for woman in coma


Under these circumstances, Ganesan filed a writ petition at Madurai Bench

seeking action against the person involved in wrong treatment and also to

provide compensation to his family. When the writ petition came up for

hearing before Justice R Sudhakar …




Court refers BSY plea to CJ




On the first day of hearing the chief minister’s petition,JusticeAS

Bopanna issued the direction as it raises larger constitutional questions

and also the maintainability of writ petitions. “ In exercise of power

under Section 8 of Karnataka High …





I was framed-up, says Kanchi seer


The trial was shifted from Chengalpattu to Puducherry on November 28, 2005,

following a Supreme Court order on a writ petition filed by the

Sankaracharya. The examination of witnesses started on April 2, 2009.

Special Public Prosecutor N Devadoss had …





Jagan probe: Six firms submit documents to CBI


The court passed the order while admitting the complaints of three people,

including state Textile Minister P.Shankar Rao and Telugu Desam Party

leader Yerran Naidu, as writ petitions in the case. The petitioners alleged

that Jagan illegally amassed …





Bombay High Court rejects ABNL’s writ petition against the IT


The Bombay High Court has rejected a writ petition filed by Aditya Birla

Nuvo Limited (ABNL), challenging a notice sent by the income tax (IT)

department, …’s-writ-petition-against-the-it-department




‘CM had misled on EWS flats’


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: Delhi Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin on Monday indicted chief

minister Sheila Dikshit for “misrepresenting” facts while announcing that

60000 low-cost flats were ready under the ‘Rajiv Rattan Awas’ scheme, in

the run-up to the 2008 …





Can governor give sanction against cabinet’s advice?


Times ofIndia


Justice AS Bopanna who heard the petition filed by chief minister BS

Yeddyurappa on Monday referred the petition to the Chief Justice to place

the same before a larger bench as important constitutional matters were

involved. “The important question of …





Setback for Jayalalithaa: School books praising Karunanidhi to stay


Daily News & Analysis


A bench of Chief Justice MY Eqbal and Justice Sivagnanam struck down the

amendments made by the Jayalalithaa government to defer implementation of

the Tamil Nadu Uniform System of School Education Act (Samacheer Kalvi)

that ushered in a common school …





Supreme Court: defer decision on wage board recommendations


The Hindu


The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre not to implement the

recommendations of the GR Majithia wage boards for journalists and

non-journalists for two weeks. A Bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and

Deepak Verma told Additional Solicitor-General …





Houses allotted for SC/STs misused


BANGALORE: The Social Justice Committee that inspected various places has

found that the houses that were allotted by the BBMP for SC and ST have

been misused; they have other occupants. The release from BBMP said that

the Committee which visited …





Sterlite issue: SC directs TN to file affidavit


Express Buzz


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court, on Monday, directed the Tamil Nadu government

to file an affidavit on the report submitted by the National Environmental

Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) on Sterlite Industries. It also

directed the District …





SC steers clear of The Hindu family feud


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: Steering clear of the family feud over the control of The Hindu

media empire, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertainN Ravi

faction’s appeal against a Madras High Court order allowing the N Ram

faction to choose a non-family member …





Tinted glass on vehicles under SC scrutiny




The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre on a petition

seeking a ban on the use of black film or tinted glass in vehicles which is

circuitously aiding multiple crimes. A bench headed by Justice SH Kapadia

sought a response from the …






Don’t question SC, activists tell Chhattisgarh CM




Justice Rajinder Sachar, formerDelhi[ Images ] high court judge and

member of the People’s Union of Civil Liberties, has appealed to

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh not to file review petition in the

Supreme Court against its order last week …





Allow parking lots under playgrounds: MCD to SC panel


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: With parking problems inDelhi’s residential colonies

multiplying by the day, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is

planning to approach the Supreme Court-appointed Environmental Pollution

Control Authority (EPCA) again to ask it to …




SC gives SKS Micro 2 wks to amend affidavit against AP Act


Published on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 21:14 | Source : PTI The Supreme Court

today directed SKS Microfinance , which has challenged the special act

passed by the Andhra Pradesh government to regulate micro-finance

institutions in the state, …





Rs 50 lakh fine imposed on pvt hospital for negligence


PTI | 10:07 PM,Jul 18,2011 Jaipur, Jul 18 (PTI) In a major judgement, the

Rajasthan consumer forum has slapped a fine of Rs 50 lakh on a city private

hospital for negligent treatment of a patient nearly 14 years ago.A full

bench of the forum reversed …





Mid-Day scribe murder: Bombay HC dismisses petitions seeking CBI probe


Justices Ranjana Desai and RV More, however, did not pronounce the reasons

in the operative part of their judgement for dismissing the petitions,

Doordarshan reports. The verdict of the court came in the wake of petitions

filed by advocate VP Patil, …





Amendment to Uniform System of School Education Act struck down


The Hindu


The Madras High Court on Monday struck down an amendment to the Tamil Nadu

Uniform System of School Education Act, introduced by the AIADMK government

to defer implementation of the ‘samacheer system,’ as unconstitutional and

ultra vires Art.14 of the …





Money laundering Act to be amended: Pranab


The Hindu


Indiais in the process of making suitable amendments to the Prevention of

Money Laundering Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act to bring them

in line with the main recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force

(FATF), said Union Finance …





Vodafone pleads guilty to breaching Fair Trading Act


National Business Review


Vodafone has pleaded guilty to five charges of misleading representations

under the Fair Trading Act in Auckland District Court yesterday. The

Commerce Commission is seeking a penalty in excess of $500000 from the

company and has laid charges in …





HC asks how governor’s office is not ‘public authority’ under RTI


Times ofIndia


The commission had passed the order on a plea filed by activist Aires

Rodrigues under the RTI Act. The RTI Act states that an applicant has the

right to access information which is held by or under the control of any

public authority. …





Don’t overreach, SC tells judiciary


Zee News


New Delhi: Amidst criticism of judicial activism, the Supreme Court has

said judiciary cannot encroach into the powers of the legislature or the

executive as it would be violative of constitutional rules on separation of

powers between the different …





PIL seeks transfer of blasts probe to CBI


Indian Express


A lawyer on Monday filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court seeking a CBI

inquiry into the bomb blasts at Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar and Dadar

Kabootarkhana. “It is an attack on the Government of India. It is not a

local crime and therefore the …





PIL in Allahabad HC Seeking Ban on ‘Delhi Belly’ Song




The PIL was filed by a law student Saumitra Dwivedi who has moved the court

with the prayer that the controversial song ‘DK Bose’ contained

“objectionable and obscene” lyrics and, hence, it be banned. The movie,

which was released earlier this month, …





No junk food near schools, varsities




The affidavit was filed before a HC bench, which has been hearing a PIL,

filed by an NGO, seeking a ban on junk foods and aerated drinks in and

around educational institutions. The court had asked the health ministry to

apprise it of the steps taken to …





Uttar Pradesh Questioned on Health Scheme Funds


A public interest litigation (PIL) on the National Rural Health Mission

(NRHM) alleged the financial lapses were directly linked to the murder or

suspicious death of three doctors associated with the scheme for villages.

The PIL was filed by …




Court: Wrong affidavits are filed only in state


Times ofIndia


… their response on the wrong affidavit filed before the court (dated

July 14, 2011) in respect of a PIL filed by senior advocate and former

advocate general RN Narasimha Murthy highlighting the continuing practice

of manual scavenging in the state. …





Anti-encroachment drive on HEC premises an uphill task


Times ofIndia


The order was passed by the court on a PIL, which demanded removal of

encroachment in the city as it has become a hazard for traffic and safety

of people. In the past three months, all the major encroachments of the

city, including those in Islam Nagar …





HC orders inquiry about energy plant to ascertion health


The government should have conducted tests on pollution before setting up

the plant. Human lives are more important than any factory. The residents

are already suffering due to a bio-gas plant in the area. There is a foul

smell, the PIL said.





Prosecution lawyers want Susairaj back in the dock


Times ofIndia


MUMBAI: Close on the heels of convicted accused Emile Jerome filing an

appeal in theBombayhigh court, the prosecution in the Neeraj Grover

murder case has prepared its draft of the appeal. The draft was sent to the

law and judiciary department of the …





Tata didn’t abandon Singur: Counsel


Times ofIndia


KOLKATA: Tata Motors Limited was compelled to stop the Nano project as the

state government failed to provide adequate security, the company’s counsel

Samaraditya Pal told the court of Justice Soumitra Pal ofCalcuttahigh

court on Monday. …





Unhappy with police probe, Shobhit’s father turns to court

New DelhiWith the nine-week-long investigation of the Delhi Police into

the murder of B Tech student Shobhit Modi drawing a blank, his father moved

the Delhi High Court on Monday saying that the family had “lost all

faith” in the local police. …





Susanto Ghosh gets anticipatory bail


Times ofIndia


KOLKATA:Calcuttahigh court on Monday granted conditional anticipatory

bail to former minister Susanto Ghosh who apprehended arrest after

skeletons were found near his ancestral home inWest Midnapore. The

division bench of Justice Girish Gupta and …





‘Submit Kalka probe details’


Times ofIndia


ALLAHABAD: On Monday,Allahabadhigh court asked the Ministry of Railways

to file a counter-affidavit within two weeks, along with duly updated probe

report on the Kalka Mail mishap. The court passed this order while hearing

a writ petition filed on …




Contempt notice to sports ministry, SAI


Times ofIndia


JAIPUR: A single judge bench of the Rajasthan high court on Monday took

serious note of the alleged political interference in the management of

national sports federation for the game of karate. The AllIndiaKarate-Do

Federation (AIKF), Mumbai has its …




India‘s most secret incinerator is here




The Madhya Pradesh high court has ordered that the drdo dispose off toxic

waste from union carbide’sbhopalplant. Why the secrecy?INDIAMAY have

sent rockets into space. But as a nation, we are not yet potty trained.

With more than six decades of …





Former Delhi High Court Judge Ramesh Chandra Chopra new Copyright Board Chief


Section 12 lays down the Board’s powers deeming it a civil court for

certain sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and its

proceedings to be judicial proceedings within the meaning of Sections 193

and 228 of the Indian Penal Code.




Goa to implement MoI circular this year: AG


Times ofIndia


PANAJI: The advocate general (AG), Subodh Kantak, on Monday informed the

high court of Bombay atGoathat the state government would implement the

medium of instruction (MoI) circular from this academic year. On July 12,

the high court had directed the …







High court asks state to furnish details of Nashik plot allotment




While hearing a public interest litigation filed by Aurangabad-based social

activist Chetan Kamble, theBombayhigh court asked the state government to

furnish records pertaining to allocation of a plot of land admeasuring

16000 sq m at Deolali in …






To watch IPL, cops made terror accused miss court


Mumbai Mirror


Four terror accused missed their hearing at MCOCA court on April 30 because

three cops, who were escorting them, allegedly didn’t want to miss an IPL

game. On Monday, the Bombay High Court (HC) has directed the Navi Mumbai

police commissioner to …




Noida extension flat buyers gear up to move HC


Business Standard


Farmers of these villages had filed a petition in the HC against the

acquisition of their land by Noida Authority. The Association would

petition the HC to be made a party in the case and be heard before the

court delivers its observation. …





HC lambasts government over land grab


BANGALORE: Are you creating a hell for the next generation? This kind of

land grabbing happening in Karnataka is not seen anywhere in the country.

What kind of people are you?This is how Chief Justice JS Khehar pulled up

the State Government while …





‘Illegal’ migrants challenge tribunals’ orders in HC


Times ofIndia


GUWAHATI: People fromBangladesh, who have been declared as illegal

migrants and detained in various camps so that they don’t mange to do a

vanishing act, have filed a petition in Gauhati high court challenging

orders given by foreigners’ tribunals. …






Better roads this monsoon, MCD tells HC


Times ofIndia


Earlier, expressing displeasure at the condition of the roads, HC had

appointed two lawyers to assist the case and sought suggestions from them.

These suggestions were filed in April this year and the court asked MCD to

make its stand clear before the …







State could have waited before proceeding against Verma: HC


Times ofIndia


AHMEDABAD: IPS officer and investigator in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case,

Satish Verma on Monday got a reason to feel a little relaxed when a

division bench headed by the chief justice made some oral suggestions to

the state government. …






Treat dyslexia as a handicap: Calcutta HC




She had then moved the HC saying since she was a dyslexia patient she could

not attend all the classes. Court had then directed the school to allow her

to sit for exams. It had also directed the state and the Centre to

formulate a policy for the …





Include HRA, conveyance to calculate PF, says HC


Indian Express


The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has now forwarded the HC ruling

to all its regional offices and directed them to ensure it is followed.

“We will monitor PF deductions and ensure that conveyance and special

allowances are included with basic …





22 yrs’ separation not enough for divorce: HC


Indian Express


The Delhi High Court has said that it is the ‘solemn duty’ of the husband

and the in-laws to give wives a friendly and affable environment, instead

of treating her like an outsider — forcing her to break away from the

marriage. …




HC seeks details on Nayagaon power supply


Indian Express


ThePunjaband Haryana High Court has directed Punjab State Electricity

Board to furnish details of electricity connections by the department to

unauthorised and illegal buildings in Nayagaon. The high court has directed

the PSEB to submit as to how …







It”s all about pigeons: HC upholds life sentence


PTI | 09:07 PM,Jul 18,2011New Delhi, Jul 18 (PTI) TheDelhiHigh Court

today upheld the life sentence of a man for killing his neighbour who had

restrained him from catching and clipping the wings of pigeons belonged to

him (deceased) two decades ago. …






Sons neglected elderly couple, should pay maintenance: HC




TheBombayhigh court last week upheld the orders of lower courts, awarding

maintenance to an elderly couple, from Umbare, Ahmednagar, who contended

that their sons neglected them. Justice Shrihari Davare refused to

interfere with the orders of the …





Decide on HIV positive convict’s plea: HC to state




“Are you going to use your discretionary powers to consider pleas for the

premature release submitted by terminally ill convicts serving their prison

terms,” theBombayhigh court asked the state government on Monday. Under

section 432 of the Criminal …






HC to hear Sone water PIL on Sept 19


Times ofIndia


PATNA: ThePatnahigh court will hear the public interest litigation

alleging diversion ofBihar’s share of Sone water from the Rihand dam in

Uttar Pradesh on September 19. A division bench comprisingJusticeSK

Katriar and Justice Vikas Singh on …






Regulate number school kids on rickshaws: HC




The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the governments ofPunjab

and Haryana, and union Territories administration to issue directions for

laying down rules regulating the number of school children that may be

allowed to be transported in a …





HC for govt taking over army college


Times ofIndia


A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan Singh

made the observation on Monday while hearing a batch of applicants who had

come to HC accusing the college of flouting a Supreme Court order to cap

reservation for children of …




Gujarat HC to the rescue of retired woman IAS officer


Khaleej Times


AHMEDABAD – The Gujarat High Court has brought smiles, though temporarily,

on the face of a retired woman IAS officer who claims that the state

government had deprived her of a plot of land offered to bureaucrats,

legislators, parliamentarians and …





HC directive to Tiruchi RPO on plea by travel agents


PTI | 11:07 PM,Jul 18,2011Madurai, Jul 18 (PTI)MaduraiBench ofMadras

High Court has directed the Regional Passport Officer (RPO) in

Tiruchirappalli not to interfere with the legitimate business of licensed

travel agents in providing passport …





Bombay HC seeks Centre’s stand on whether President comes under RTI


Times ofIndia


PTI | Jul 18, 2011, 06.11pm IST PANAJI:Bombayhigh court on Monday asked

the Centre to file an affidavit as to whether top constitutional offices

such as the President, chief justices and governors fall within the ambit

of Right to Information Act. …





SC dismisses petition challenging Andhra Pradesh HC judges appointment


18.7.2011 (UNI) The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition challenging

the recommendations of Andhra Pradesh High Court collegium proposing 13

names for appointment as High Court judges. The High Court collegium,

headed by AP High Court Chief Justice …





ASG Mr Vivek Tankha to appear in HC in case against Essar Steel




PTI reported that the Indian law ministry has asked Additional Solicitor

General Mr Vivek Tankha to appear on behalf of the government in an ongoing

case against Essar Steel in the Delhi High Court after the Petroleum

Ministry charged another senior …




IAS officer wins VRS battle against state govt in CAT


Times ofIndia


GANDHINAGAR: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has ruled against

the state government’s refusal to give voluntary retirement scheme (VRS)

benefits to Jaswinder Singh Rana starting with 2008, when he had put in

papers as an IAS officer. …





Constitutional violation?: Civilian convicts challenge military laws in apex court


The Express Tribune


He stated that the armed forces tribunal did not have the jurisdiction to

try civilians. He prayed that their cases may be re-examined on the basis

of constitutional rights available to the public and on the grounds and

question of law raised in the …





SC moved for amendment in military laws


The News International


The petitioners, along with some military personnel, were tried by the

Field Court Marshal General under military laws and awarded sentences. The

petitioners stated that the Armed Forces tribunals had exercised the

jurisdiction of other courts of law …
















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