LEGAL NEWS 27.08.2011

Court orders police probe against Darda family trust, ex-CM Chavan

Times of India

The court has ordered Wadgaon Road police station officer to probe the
allegations under various sections of Indian Penal Code and report back
within 60 days. The complainant has alleged that two plots admeasuring
76172 and 59000 sq feet (total of 1 …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Court-orders-police-probe-against-Darda-family-trust-ex-CM-Chavan/articleshow/9753784.cms>

 

 

 

 

Declare assets in 4 days, MLAs told

Times of India

The Lokayukta can also invoke provisions of Section 176 of Indian Penal
Code if legislators fail to declare assets and liabilities, even after the
Lokayukta publishes the list of those who haven’t done so. Bangalore
Lokayukta SP Eshwar Chandra Sagar, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Declare-assets-in-4-days-MLAs-told/articleshow/9754032.cms>

 

 

 

Court grants interim relief to Mafatlal scion, aunts

Hindustan Times

The sessions court on Friday granted the Mafatlal scion Marushka, 19, and
her two aunts Kunti Shah, 62, and Gayatri Zaveri, 52, interim relief. The
daughter of Atulya Mafatlal and her aunts had moved the court seeking
anticipatory bails after Atulya’s …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Court-grants-interim-relief-to-Mafatlal-scion-aunts/Article1-738366.aspx>

 

 

 

 

Dilson murder trial goes to fast-track court

Times of India

CHENNAI: The principal sessions court on Thursday transferred the Dilson
murder case to a city fast-track court where the trial will begin on August
30. Thirteen-yearold K Dilson was shot at the Fort Glacis Army Officers’
Enclave on Flagstaff Road on …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Dilson-murder-trial-goes-to-fast-track-court/articleshow/9745051.cms>

 

 

 

 

Anticipatory bail denied to BS Yeddyurappa

Economic Times

Yeddyurappa now faces the possiblity of being arrested on Saturday when he
appears before Additional City Civil and Sessions Court Judge NK Sudhindra
Rao, who functions as special Lokayukta (ombudsman) court for speedy trial
of corruption cases. …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/anticipatory-bail-denied-to-bs-yeddyurappa/articleshow/9751673.cms>

 

 

 

Kanchi mutt head denies trying to bribe judge in murder case

Times of India

KANCHEEPURAM/CHENNAI: A day after the Madras high court stayed the trial in
the Sankararaman murder cases, Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, on Friday denied
reports about his attempts to bribe the Puducherry sessions court judge
hearing the case. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Kanchi-mutt-head-denies-trying-to-bribe-judge-in-murder-case/articleshow/9753356.cms>

 

 

 

Plea challenges Iqbal Singhs continuance

IBNLive.com

CHENNAI: A writ petition was filed in the Madras High Court on Friday
questioning the authority of Iqbal Singh to hold the post of Lieutenant
Governor of Puducherry. The first bench, comprising Chief Justice MY Eqbal
and Justice TS Sivagnanam, …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/plea-challenges-iqbal-singhs-continuance/178946-60-118.html>

 

 

 

Tatas’ plea misleading, says AG

Times of India

Mitra was concluding his argument on the writ petition filed by Tata Motors
challenging the validity of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development
Act, in the court of Justice IP Mukerji. To back his argument, Mitra showed
letters attached to the …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Tatas-plea-misleading-says-AG/articleshow/9751823.cms>

 

 

 

Sesa Goa – Order by the Hon’ble Supreme Court

Moneycontrol.com

Sesa Goa Ltd has informed BSE about the Order dated August 26, 2011 passed
by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 562 of 2009
banning mining activities in Chitradurga and Tumkur Districts of Karnataka.
In view of this Order, …

<http://www.moneycontrol.com/stocks/stock_market/corp_notices.php?autono=471884>

 

 

 

 

Lokayukta seeks more powers

Times of India

BANGALORE: Lokayukta Justice Shivaraj V Patil echoed his predecessor
Justice Santosh N Hegde in asking for more teeth to the institution to
bring the corrupt to justice. Whether his plea will find a receptive
audience or fall on deaf ears like earlier …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Lokayukta-seeks-more-powers/articleshow/9754234.cms>

 

 

 

Court agrees to hear Bhim Singh’s plea

The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that it would examine the larger
question of violation of fundamental rights raised by Bhim Singh of the
Jammu and Kashmir Panthers Party in his petition against the preventive
detention of Anna Hazare, …

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2401026.ece>

 

 

 

Special court grants time to Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy

Economic Times

Swamy, who had been allowed to submit his private complaint in the case,
sought time from the CBI special court since the matter was pending in the
Supreme Court. “Since my application seeking CBI inquiry into the role of
Chidambaram in 2G scam is …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/special-court-grants-time-to-janata-party-chief-subramanian-swamy/articleshow/9752589.cms>

 

 

 

SC rejects PIL against Pranab

India Today

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a PIL questioning the
change in composition of the selection committee for making appointments to
Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). But the problem is far from
over. Though the court refused …

<http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/story/supreme-court-turns-down-pil-against-pranab-mukherjee/1/149303.html>

 

 

 

Maya seeks reservation for SC, ST in Lokpal body

Hindustan Times

Meanwhile, the Forum of SC ST Parliamentarians raised concern about the
issue and demanded that the Lokpal should have the representation of SC,
STs and other backward communities. “None of the versions —
government’s to NCPRI — represent concerns of …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Maya-seeks-reservation-for-SC-ST-in-Lokpal-body/Article1-738292.aspx>

 

 

 

 

SC issues notice to CBI on bail pleas of ADAG excutives in 2G scam

Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the CBI on the bail
pleas of top Reliance ADAG executives Gautam Doshi, Hari Nair and Surendra
Pipara, who were named in the chargesheet along with former telecom
minister A Raja in the case …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/SC-issues-notice-to-CBI-on-bail-pleas-of-ADAG-excutives-in-2G-scam/articleshow/9751956.cms>

 

 

 

 

SC calls MPs ‘men of wisdom’

Times of India

NEW DELHI: At a time when Team Anna and his milling supporters were
berating Members of Parliament for dithering on the Jan Lokpal Bill, the
Supreme Court on Friday gave them a certificate by calling them “men of
wisdom”, who act against corruption. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Facing-Team-Anna-ire-over-Jan-Lokpal-MPs-get-SC-certificate/articleshow/9752282.cms>

 

 

 
SC bans mining Tumkur and Chitradurag districts

IBNLive.com

NEW DELHI: After Bellary, the Supreme Court Friday banned iron ore mining
in Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka after an expert panel’s
report of widespread illegalities in these areas. Ordering the ban, the
court said the reclamation and …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/sc-bans-mining-tumkur-and-chitradurag-districts/178886-60-115.html>

 

 

 

 

Civil rights groups concerned about Mogoeng judgements

Times LIVE

Their concerns were based on two judgements handed down by Mogoeng. One
involved a woman who was throttled by her husband and another involved a
pregnant woman who was raped by her husband. In an appeal heard in the
Bophuthatswana High Court (renamed …

<http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2011/08/26/civil-rights-groups-concerned-about-mogoeng-judgments>

 

 

 
PM, CMs have discretion in relief fund disbursal: SC

Deccan Herald

A bench of justices RV Raveendran and AK Patnaik quashed a Rajasthan High
Court judgement which had ruled that the Chief Minister cannot grant
compensation from his relief fund in an “arbitrary manner” to rape victims
and the compensation must be …

<http://www.deccanherald.com/content/186498/pm-cms-have-discretion-relief.html>

 

 

 

 

Husband must prove existence of first marriage: SC

Zee News

A bench of justices HS Bedi and Gyan Sudha Mishra passed the ruling while
setting aside an Andhra Pradesh High Court judgement which had ruled that
husband Pyla Suri Demudu was not required to pay Rs 500 per month
maintenance ordered by a magistrate as …

<http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/husband-must-prove-existence-of-first-marriage-sc_728536.html>

 

 

 

 

NHRM scam: Next hearing on PIL on Aug 29

MSN India

Lucknow, Aug 26 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court today fixed August 29 as the
next date of hearing on a PIL seeking direction for a CBI probe in alleged
NRHM scam in Uttar Pradesh. A Lucknow bench comprising justices Pradeepkant
and Ritu Raj Awasthi …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5395306>

 

 

 

 

BJP to question quota

Calcutta Telegraph

26: The BJP has decided to file a PIL against a report recommending
Scheduled Caste quotas for all minorities that could lead to Dalit
Christians and Muslims coming within its ambit. The decision to move
against the Justice Ranganath Misra report, …

<http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110827/jsp/nation/story_14431414.jsp>

Rs96lakh penalty on CGC for not paying taxes

Times of India

On Wednesday, an application was moved before the Punjab and Haryana high
court during the resumed hearing of an ongoing public interest litigation
(PIL), seeking directions to remove the technicalities and withdraw the IT
exemption given to the club …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Rs96lakh-penalty-on-CGC-for-not-paying-taxes/articleshow/9751692.cms>

 

 

 

Report on prisoners

Calcutta Telegraph

The directive was passed on a PIL by a social activist. Md Ashif, Tapas
Ghosh and Alit Mondal had been arrested about 10 years ago. They were
sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for separate crimes and lodged in
Howrah jail. …

<http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110827/jsp/calcutta/story_14429731.jsp>

 

 

 
Are your books cooked, Mr Clean?

Tehelka

“If there is an unforeseen expenditure during a financial year, the state
government can withdraw money from the Abstract Contingency fund,” says
lawyer Deenu Kumar, who filed a PIL in the Patna High Court against the
Bihar government for embezzlement …

<http://www.tehelka.com/story_main50.asp?filename=Ne030911Are.asp>

 

 

 

 

Lokayukta: Stunned Modi govt challenges governor

Times of India

Meanwhile, acting on a representation made on Friday evening by advocate
Anand Yagnik – who has filed a PIL demanding appointment of the Lokayukta –
the HC chief justice ordered that the state government’s petition be heard
with the PIL by the division …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Lokayukta-Stunned-Modi-govt-challenges-governor/articleshow/9751399.cms>

 

 

 

HC vacates stay on IGIMS MBBS admission

Times of India

A PIL was filed in this regard by the examinees of 53rd and 55th combined
BPSC civil services examination. Petitioners’ counsel Kumar Kaushik said it
was felt that in certain subjects, the questions varied in their level of
complexity, and examiners …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/HC-vacates-stay-on-IGIMS-MBBS-admission/articleshow/9751740.cms>

 

IIT entrance test fee waiver for girls

Times of India

IITs could feel fresh heat for carrying out more reforms after the Supreme
Court set aside a Delhi high court order that dismissed a PIL by Rajeev
Kumar of IIT-Kharagpur. HC had said Kumar does not have the locus standi to
demand reforms in JEE. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/careers/education/IIT-entrance-test-fee-waiver-for-girls/articleshow/9755880.cms>

 

 

 

Ex-CJI Bhagwati backs Rahul

Hindustan Times

In the letter he stated: “(The) separate institution…should be headed
by a former CJI and consisting of the sitting CJI and any three out of the
following members namely, a senior sitting judge of SC, a senior chief
justice of a HC, the attorney …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Ex-CJI-Bhagwati-backs-Rahul/Article1-738300.aspx>

 

 

 

 
Justice Sen is caught in the net. But there are bigger fish to fry

Tehelka

By Sai Manish Photo: AP EVER SINCE CJI KG Balakrishnan wrote to the prime
minister on 4 August 2008 recommending the impeachment of Justice Soumitra
Sen, former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has been an outraged man.
Sen was a junior in the law …

<http://www.tehelka.com/story_main50.asp?filename=Ne030911Justice.asp>

 

 

 
Mining banned in 2 districts

Deccan Chronicle

The CJI said the suspension order of July 29, which pertained only to
Bellary district, is being extended to Tumkur and Chitradurga on the report
of the CEC, which had pointed out gross violation of environment and forest
conservation laws in the two …

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/bengaluru/mining-banned-2-districts-494>

 

 

 
The various versions of the Lokpal Bill

Rediff

In cases of national security, the PM will have to brief the CJI in
confidence, who will then decide whether to refer the issue further. The
FDR suggest two possible approaches. One approach is to recognise that it
is important to exclude the PM as his …

<http://www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-show-1-the-various-versions-of-the-lokpal-bill/20110826.htm>

 

 

 

Anna man is Gujarat Lokayukta

Times of India

GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat governor Dr Kamla took the Narendra Modi government by
surprise on Friday by appointing a close Anna Hazare aide and former
justice of the Gujarat High Court, RA Mehta, as the new Lokayukta. Justice
Mehta had hosted Hazare at his …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Anna-man-is-Gujarat-Lokayukta/articleshow/9753412.cms>

 

 

 

 

Bombay high court helps fight female foeticide

Daily News & Analysis

By Mustafa Plumber | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA In a significant victory
for the state government in its drive against female foeticide, the Bombay
high court on Friday upheld Kolhapur district collector’s decision to make
it mandatory for all …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_bombay-high-court-helps-fight-female-foeticide_1580153>

 

 

 

 

Petition against Pondy Governor in high court

Times of India

CHENNAI: A CPM activist has filed a petition in the Madras High Court
against Puducherry Lt Governor Iqbal Singh, alleging he misused his
official position to favour his family members and sought a CBI enquiry
into the allegations against him. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Petition-against-Pondy-Governor-in-high-court/articleshow/9752050.cms>

 

 

 

 

High court issues notice to 48 mining companies

Times of India

PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Friday issued notices to 48
mining companies in the state for carrying on large scale illegal mining in
violation of environmental norms. A division bench comprising Justice DG
Karnik and Justice FM Reis …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/High-court-issues-notice-to-48-mining-companies/articleshow/9753436.cms>

 

 

 
High court notice to Punjab over recruitments

Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Adding to the list of government recruitments under scanner,
the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday issued notices to the state
of Punjab, its principal secretary of department of public relations and
nine selected candidates in a …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/High-court-notice-to-Punjab-over-recruitments/articleshow/9753501.cms>

 

 

 
PIL seeks probe into high interest by MFIs

Times of India

MADURAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on Friday ordered
notice to the Tamil Nadu government, Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) and the
state director general of police (DGP) on a plea to investigate the unfair
and illegal practices carried out …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/PIL-seeks-probe-into-high-interest-by-MFIs/articleshow/9753134.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

Andhra: Sarpanches to move High Court

IBNLive.com

VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh Sarpanches Association has decided to move
the High Court challenging the state government’s decision to appoint MROs
and MDOs as special officers of Gram Panchayats after the expiry of
sarpanches’ term on August 22. …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/andhra-sarpanches-to-move-high-court/179004-60-114.html>

 

 

 

 

 

Suresh Kalmadi moves high court again to attend Parliament

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh
Kalmadi, arrested for his alleged role in awarding a lucrative Games
contract to a Swiss firm at inflated rates, on Friday moved the Delhi High
court for its permission to attend …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/suresh-kalmadi-moves-high-court-again-to-attend-parliament/articleshow/9749530.cms>

 

 

 
AI crash victims assocition to move SC

IBNLive.com

KOCHI: The shocking and painful verdict by the High Court Division Bench is
a double blow to the relatives of the victims who had lost their beloved
ones, said NA Sulaiman, coordinator of the Mangalore Aircrash Victims
Family Association. …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/ai-crash-victims-assocition-to-move-sc/178798-60-116.html>

 

 

 
High Court concerned over road conditions

IBNLive.com

KOCHI: Expressing concern over the dilapidated roads in the state, the
Kerala High Court on Friday observed that the entire public is disappointed
with the pathetic condition of roads. Justice Harun-Ul-Rashid made an oral
observation on a petitione …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/high-court-concerned-over-road-conditions/179034-60-122.html>

 

 

 

Gujarat High Court allows PoP Ganesha idols

Daily News & Analysis

By DNA Correspondent | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: DNA Providing relief to
Ganesh idol makers ahead of the Ganesh festival next month, the Gujarat
high court struck down Surat police commissioner’s notification issued
under section 144 of the Criminal …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_gujarat-high-court-allows-pop-ganesha-idols_1580054>

 

 

 

Advocate seeks to implead himself in Sankararaman murder case

IBNLive.com

PTI | 08:08 PM,Aug 26,2011 Chennai, Aug 26 (PTI): A city advocate today
sought to implead himself in a petition before the Madras High Court,
alleging that attempts are being made to influence the outcome of the 2004
‘Sankararaman Murder Case’, …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/advocate-seeks-to-implead-himself-in-sankararaman-murder-case/802517.html>

 

 

 
Victims want ex-police chief prosecuted for Uphaar tragedy

Daily News & Analysis

By DNA Correspondent | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA Nearly after 14 years
of Uphaar cinema fire tragedy, victims are still fighting for justice and
on Friday knocked at the doors of the Delhi high court seeking direction to
Centre to grant sanction …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_victims-want-ex-police-chief-prosecuted-for-uphaar-tragedy_1580182>

 

 

 

HC orders status quo on Ameerpet land case

IBNLive.com

HYDERABAD: A division bench of the High court comprising justice VVS Rao
and justice KG Shanker on Friday directed the authorities to maintain
status quo with the Ameerpet lands which had, in a way, delayed the
appointment of K. The lands in Ameerpet …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/hc-orders-status-quo-on-ameerpet-land-case/178999-60-114.html>

 

 

 

HC tells varsity to review faculty crunch at comp science colleges

Times of India

PUNE: The Bombay high court has sought a review of the appointment of
principals, teaching faculty and librarians at all the colleges offering
computer science courses, which were granted affiliation from academic year
2008-09 onwards by the University …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/HC-tells-varsity-to-review-faculty-crunch-at-comp-science-colleges/articleshow/9753211.cms>

 

 

 
HC admits petition on Right to Education

Times of India

The petitioners, managers of 11 private schools, allege that the provision
of shifting the responsibility of running schools to a committee consisting
of members of local bodies is beyond the powers of the central government
and a violation of their …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/HC-admits-petition-on-Right-to-Education/articleshow/9753019.cms>

 

 

 
HC reserves order on UTAA members’ bail

Times of India

PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Friday heard the final arguments
on an application seeking the cancellation of bail granted to former BJP
MLA and United Tribal Association’s Alliance president Prakash Velip and
BJP legislators Ramesh …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/HC-reserves-order-on-UTAA-members-bail/articleshow/9753491.cms>

 

 

 

 

HC takes strong view of highly commercialised education

Times of India

ALLAHABAD: Taking a serious view of the ‘highly commercialised education’
in the country, which is adversely affecting the meritorious but poor
students, the Allahabad high court has taken judicial notice of the fact
that in respect to certain …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/-HC-takes-strong-view-of-highly-commercialised-education/articleshow/9755030.cms>

 

 

 
HC okays secure number plates

Hindustan Times

The Delhi High Court on Friday cleared the decks for introduction of high
security and tamper-proof number plates for vehicles in the Capital from
next month. Justice SK Kaul and justice Rajiv Shakdher paved the way for
the project, dismissing a …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-okays-secure-number-plates/Article1-738275.aspx>

Explain delay in filing appeals, HC tells govt

Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court on Friday issued notice to the state
government seeking explanation on why its appeal in the Godhra carnage case
should not be rejected on the ground of delay in filing. A division bench
has sought reply from the state …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Explain-delay-in-filing-appeals-HC-tells-govt/articleshow/9751392.cms>

 

 

 
HC glare on education plan

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the state education department to
file a report by November 16 stating the steps it had taken to implement
the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, in the
state’s schools. …

<http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110827/jsp/calcutta/story_14429201.jsp>

HC orders status quo on closure of BCCL mines

Business Standard

Bharat Coking Coal Ltd (BCCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd, can now
heave a sigh of relief. The Jharkhand High Court on Friday ordered status
quo on the closure of 22 operational mines of the public sector unit till
August 30 for violation of green …

<http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/hc-orders-status-quoclosurebccl-mines/447228/>

 

 

 

HC dismisses petition challenging appointment of VC

IBNLive.com

PTI | 09:08 PM,Aug 26,2011 Chennai, Aug 26 (PTI) The Madras High Court toay
dismissed a petition challenging appointment of Dr P Vijayan as Vice
Chancellor of the Indian Maritime University, here, on the ground that the
petitioner had not made out any …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-dismisses-petition-challenging-appointment-of-vc/802614.html>

Centre To HC: Will issue circular to private hospitals

Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday informed Delhi high court that it will
soon issue a circular, asking all private hospitals, built on government
land allocated at subsidized rates, to provide free treatment to the poor.
Advocate SK Dubey made this …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/noida/Centre-To-HC-Will-issue-circular-to-private-hospitals/articleshow/9745645.cms>

 

 
HC adjourns hearing on city cleanliness drive

Times of India

Five days ago, Justice Modi had directed the IMC officials to file an
affidavit regarding the action taken report (ATR) on the suggestions, the
HC has mooted to the corporation to clean and remove the garbage from City
on Thursday. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/indore/HC-adjourns-hearing-on-city-cleanliness-drive/articleshow/9744798.cms>

 

 

 

 

HC grants bail to 4 foreign nationals

Hindustan Times

Four foreign nationals convicted for stealing diamonds worth Rs6.73 crore
from a jewellery show in Goregaon in August 2010 were granted bail by the
Bombay high court on Friday. A division bench of justice AM Khanwilkar and
justice PD Kode granted the …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/HC-grants-bail-to-4-foreign-nationals/Article1-738345.aspx>

 

 

 
HC notice on sale of cut fruits

Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Acting on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a
resident against the sale of unhygienic eatables in city, the Punjab and
Haryana high court on Friday issued notice to the deputy commissioner, MC
commissioner and director health …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/HC-notice-on-sale-of-cut-fruits/articleshow/9751653.cms>

 

 

 

HC raps govt on fake BPL cards

Times of India

BANGALORE: The high court has directed the secretary, department of food &
civil supplies and consumer affairs, to file an affidavit before the next
date of hearing which lists those who illegally obtained Antyodaya Anna
Yojana (AAY) and Below Poverty …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/HC-raps-govt-on-fake-BPL-cards/articleshow/9744583.cms>

 

 

 

HC for legal awareness camps on evils of sexual harassment

IBNLive.com

PTI | 02:08 AM,Aug 27,2011 The rights of an affected individual, modes of
redress available to victims and the forum where they could ventilate their
grievances could also be stressed and if needed the authority could seek
the assistance of the media …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-for-legal-awareness-camps-on-evils-of-sexual-harassment/802914.html>

 

 

 
HC asks CBI to inform if it is probing fake bail bond case

IBNLive.com

PTI | 07:08 PM,Aug 26,2011 Mumbai, Aug 26(PTI)The Bombay High Court today
sought to know from CBI if the agency was probing any case pertaining to
the fake bail bond scam at suburban Kurla railway station as claimed in a
report submitted by a Railway …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-asks-cbi-to-inform-if-it-is-probing-fake-bail-bond-case/802415.html>

 

 

 
Tarapur project: HC asks Maharashtra Govt to pay compensation to project

Hindu Business Line

PTI Holding that the Maharashtra Government was responsible for providing
alternative accommodation to the persons displaced by the Tarapur Atomic
Power Project, the Bombay High Court has asked the state to pay within
three weeks Rs 20.37 lakh rent as …

<http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/government-and-policy/article2399926.ece>

 

 

‘Chief Justice’s permission needed for HC bench in city’

Times of India

PUNE: The state government will take up the issue to constitute a Bombay
High Court bench in the city only if the chief justice gives consent, said
Ajit Sasulkar, desk officer of the state law and judiciary department, in a
letter to former president …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Chief-Justices-permission-needed-for-HC-bench-in-city/articleshow/9744204.cms>

 

 

 

 

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LEGAL NEWS 23.08.2011

Late complaint of sexual assault cannot be defence for accused: High court

Daily News & Analysis

The accused was arrested and charged under section 354 of the Indian Penal
Code. During the trial, the court examined five witnesses. Considering the
evidence, the magistrate sentenced the accused to imprisonment for three
months and a fine of Rs300. …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_late-complaint-of-sexual-assault-cannot-be-defence-for-accused-high-court_1578711>
PUCL demands repeal of Sedition law

IBNLive.com

BANGALORE: People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), announced that it has
launched a signature campaign for the deletion of Sedition law, Section
124(a) of Indian Penal Code. This law was enforced by the British during
their colonial rule over India, …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pucl-demands-repeal-of-sedition-law/177804-60-119.html>

91 cases of passports obtained on forged documents

Pune Newsline

… 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using a forged document as
genuine), 34 (acts done by several person with common intention) and 120B
(criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and section 12 (1)(b) of the
Passports Act, 1967. …

<http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/91-cases-of-passports-obtained-on-forged-documents/835695/>

 

 

 

The Punia precedent

Frontline

Any utterance that is anti-Dalit is an offence under the Indian Penal Code,
which strictly defines offences that can hurt feelings – Sections 153A,
153B and 504. These provisions are not used to curb communal hate groups.
Politicians in power extract …

<http://www.frontline.in/stories/20110909281804200.htm>

 

 

 

CBI says no bias in its assets probe

Deccan Chronicle

The joint director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, Mr VV
Lakshminarayana, on Monday, answered criticisms that several names
mentioned in the writ petitions have been excluded in the CBI’s first
information report in the illegal assets case of …

<http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/hyderabad/cbi-says-no-bias-its-assets-probe-654>

 

 

 

Forensic reports being tampered with: PHC CJ

The News International

“The government should take measures to stop these unlawful acts to
control narcotics and get the accused persons sentenced,” the chief
justice observed this in a writ petition filed by an alleged drug smuggler
requesting the court to send back the FSL …

<http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=64137&Cat=7&dt=8/23/2011>

 

 

 

DME, selection panel Secretary appear in court

IBNLive.com

M Sathishkumar, an aspirant for MBBS course, of Chellamudi village in
Dharmapuri district, filed a writ petition and the judge, while allowing it
on August 1 last, had directed the authorities to admit him in any one of
the government medical colleges …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/dme-selection-panel-secretary-appear-in-court/177835-60-120.html>

 

 

 

Man gets life term for killing wife, no remission for 20 yrs

Hindustan Times

“The manner in which the woman had been brutally killed proves that the
offence was planned and he has executed the same in a cold blooded manner
and the extent of brutality is writ large,” Additional Sessions Judge
Kamini Lau said. …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Man-gets-life-term-for-killing-wife-no-remission-for-20-yrs/Article1-736321.aspx>

 

 

 

NMC will receive plaints on e-mail soon

Times of India

Avantika Chitnavis and others had filed a writ petition in Nagpur high
court alleging that NMC, Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) and public works
department (PWD) had not followed the recommendations of Upalokayukta on
ways to improve quality of roads. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/NMC-will-receive-plaints-on-e-mail-soon/articleshow/9704367.cms>

 

 

 

 

Justice Sen to defend himself in Lok Sabha

Times of India

NEW DELHI: With the motion for removal of a judge going to both the Houses
for the first time in Parliament’s history, Justice Soumitra Sen will get a
second opportunity to defend himself, this time in the Lok Sabha. After
Rajya Sabha passed the motion …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Justice-Sen-to-defend-himself-in-Lok-Sabha/articleshow/9701091.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed reactions to SC verdict allowing best five policy

Times of India

NAGPUR: The Supreme Court (SC) recently allowed the state government to
continue the policy of using ‘best five’ policy in admitting students in
standard XI, and extended the rule to students of all boards. Parents of
children studying in the Indian …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Mixed-reactions-to-SC-verdict-allowing-best-five-policy/articleshow/9704053.cms>

 

 

 

 

Bench recuses from hearing HAL airport plea

Deccan Herald

The move came after one of the petitioners – Airports Authority of India
Employees’ Union – filed a 200-page document on the issue, which has
already been reserved for judgement. The Chief Justice, who was upset over
this, said: “I am unhappy with this …

<http://www.deccanherald.com/content/185640/bench-recuses-hearing-hal-airport.html>

 

 

 

 

Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill to be finalized soon

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: In the backdrop of reports that Anna Hazare was ready to be
flexible on the inclusion of the judiciary in the Lokpal Bill, the Judicial
Standards and Accountability Bill is likely to be finalised by a
Parliamentary Committee this week. …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/judicial-standards-and-accountability-bill-to-be-finalized-soon/articleshow/9698548.cms>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JKLF to file PIL in Supreme Court: Malik

GreaterKashmir.com (press release)

Srinagar, Aug 22: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front
Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday announced that the Front would very soon
file a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court regarding
unidentified bodies and unmarked graves in the …

<http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2011/Aug/23/jklf-to-file-pil-in-supreme-court-malik-71.asp>

 

 

 
PIL against raising of road levels

Assam Tribune

These are some of the assertions made in a petition filed by some concerned
Guwahatians before the Gauhati High Court in a Public Interest Litigation
(PIL) case (No 44 of 2011) on the road levels. The PIL has been admitted by
the court. …

<http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=aug2311/at08>

 

 

 
HC issues notice to HR and CE officials over ancient temple

IBNLive.com

Admitting a PIL, Justices P Jyothimani MM Sundresh ordered issue of notices
to the Secretary, Commissioner, and Assistant Commissioner of the HR and CE
Department and Sivakumar, who was in charge of the temple. The PIL sought a
direction from the court …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-issues-notice-to-hr-and-ce-officials-over-ancient-temple/797158.html>

 

 

 

JKLF to file PIL in Supreme Court: Malik

GreaterKashmir.com (press release)

Srinagar, Aug 22: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front
Muhammad Yasin Malik on Monday announced that the Front would very soon
file a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court regarding
unidentified bodies and unmarked graves in the …

<http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2011/Aug/23/jklf-to-file-pil-in-supreme-court-malik-71.asp>

 

 

 
PIL against raising of road levels

Assam Tribune

These are some of the assertions made in a petition filed by some concerned
Guwahatians before the Gauhati High Court in a Public Interest Litigation
(PIL) case (No 44 of 2011) on the road levels. The PIL has been admitted by
the court. …

<http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=aug2311/at08>

 

 

 
HC issues notice to HR and CE officials over ancient temple

IBNLive.com

Admitting a PIL, Justices P Jyothimani MM Sundresh ordered issue of notices
to the Secretary, Commissioner, and Assistant Commissioner of the HR and CE
Department and Sivakumar, who was in charge of the temple. The PIL sought a
direction from the court …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-issues-notice-to-hr-and-ce-officials-over-ancient-temple/797158.html>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandalwood: Karnataka high court notice to state govt

Daily News & Analysis

Retired forester, writer and activist CH Basapannavar has filed a PIL
seeking the constitution of a sandalwood development authority. He had
earlier filed a petition asking for the constitution of the Sandalwood
Development Authority and made …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_sandalwood-karnataka-high-court-notice-to-state-govt_1578780>

 

 

 

 

Sandalwood: Karnataka high court notice to state govt

Daily News & Analysis

Retired forester, writer and activist CH Basapannavar has filed a PIL
seeking the constitution of a sandalwood development authority. He had
earlier filed a petition asking for the constitution of the Sandalwood
Development Authority and made …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_sandalwood-karnataka-high-court-notice-to-state-govt_1578780>

 

 

 

PILs seek reopening of HAL Airport

IBNLive.com

The petitioners had filed the PIL contending that a Parliamentary Committee
on Transport, Culture and Tourism had recommended the reopening of the HAL
airport which was closed for commercial operations in May 2008. The CJ
observed that an entire …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/pils-seek-reopening-of-hal-airport/177791-60-119.html>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ex-CJI KG Balakrishnan refutes allegations of Soumitra Sen

Daily News & Analysis

Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI Former Chief Justice of India (CJI) KG
Balakrishnan today refuted allegations levelled by tainted Calcutta High
Court Judge Soumitra Sen that he recommended his impeachment without proof.
Balakrishnan, who had written to …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_ex-cji-kg-balakrishnan-refutes-allegations-of-soumitra-sen_1578622>

 

 

 

19 years late, ‘domestic violence’ case quashed

Times of India

MUMBAI: A Ghatkopar resident’s attempts to file a domestic violence and
dowry harassment case, 19 years after the alleged incidents of cruelty,
against a man whom she claimed to have married, has been thrown out by the
Bombay High Court. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/19-years-late-domestic-violence-case-quashed/articleshow/9701018.cms>

 

 

 

Can’t give guns for fishermen: Centre

Times of India

MADURAI: The Union government has submitted to the Madurai bench of the
Madras high court on Monday that providing guns to fishermen for
self-protection was not possible as such a course of action will lead to
law and order problems and will result in …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Cant-give-guns-for-fishermen-Centre/articleshow/9701822.cms>

 

 

 

Move Lokayukta court for bail, HC directs BSY

IBNLive.com

BANGALORE: Karnataka High Court today directed former chief minister BS
Yeddyurappa to move the Lokayukta court for anticipatory bail in a case
relating to alleged irregularities in land denotification. The directive
was issued by Justice L Narayana …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/news/move-lokayukta-court-for-bail-hc-directs-bsy/177738-60-115.html>

 

 

 

HC orders to investigate sub-inspector

Times of India

COIMBATORE: The city police have decided to probe into the alleged
involvement of a woman sub-inspector posted at Selvapuram police station in
holding local Kangaroo courts and misusing her official capacity. The
police sprang into action after the …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/HC-orders-to-investigate-sub-inspector/articleshow/9702383.cms>

 

 

 
Provide stats on Urdu schools: HC

Times of India

MUMBAI: Expressing concern over the dwindling number of students in
Urdu-medium secondary and higher secondary schools, the Bombay high court
on Monday directed the state government to provide statistics of state-run
and private schools. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Provide-stats-on-Urdu-schools-HC/articleshow/9701343.cms>

 

 

 

HC bats for dad in custody battle

Times of India

MUMBAI: Merely because a child says he does not want to see his father’s
face is not a ground for denying a man fighting a divorce battle access tohis son, the Bombay high court has ruled. ”It is no use for the child who
has been brought before a …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/HC-bats-for-dad-in-custody-battle/articleshow/9701299.cms>

 

 

 
Sen’s counsel: HC has not adopted ‘in-house’ procedure

Indian Express

Reacting to former CJI KG Balakrishnan’s remarks to The Indian Express on
the adoption of “in-house procedure” by the Supreme Court and high courts,
the counsel for Justice Soumitra Sen — who is facing impeachment — said
the Calcutta High Court had …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/sens-counsel-hc-has-not-adopted-inhouse-procedure/835697/>

 

 

 

Madras HC dismisses H&M petition challenging Rs5 lakh fine by ED

Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazine

(Read, ‘Bombay HC allows proceedings against Helios & Matheson’) Madras
High Court judge T Raja observed that, “In the light of the foregoing
discussion, I hold that the present writ petition is not maintainable and
accordingly, the same is dismissed. …

<http://www.moneylife.in/article/madras-hc-dismisses-hm-petition-challenging-rs5-lakh-fine-by-ed/19118.html>

 

 

 

No change in user of common land without preparing utilisation plan: HC

Indian Express

In a landmark decision, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered that
without preparing a land utilization plan no Gram Panchayat in Haryana
shall change the use of village common land (shamlat deh) so that it is
utilised only for the benefit of …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/No-change-in-user-of-common-land-without-preparing-utilisation-plan–HC/835632/>

 

 

 
Widow accuses cops of extortion, HC orders probe

Hindustan Times

PTI The Delhi high court has directed the city police to conduct an inquiry
against two of its personnel on a 72-year-old widow’s allegation that the
cops had forcibly taken away R15,000 and an office key from her possession
in January this year. …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Widow-accuses-cops-of-extortion-HC-orders-probe/Article1-736316.aspx>

 

 

 

 

No change in user of common land without preparing utilisation plan: HC

Indian Express

In a landmark decision, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered that
without preparing a land utilization plan no Gram Panchayat in Haryana
shall change the use of village common land (shamlat deh) so that it is
utilised only for the benefit of …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/No-change-in-user-of-common-land-without-preparing-utilisation-plan–HC/835632/>

 

 

 
Widow accuses cops of extortion, HC orders probe

Hindustan Times

PTI The Delhi high court has directed the city police to conduct an inquiry
against two of its personnel on a 72-year-old widow’s allegation that the
cops had forcibly taken away R15,000 and an office key from her possession
in January this year. …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Widow-accuses-cops-of-extortion-HC-orders-probe/Article1-736316.aspx>

 

 

 

 

Kerala HC gives go ahead for engineering college admissions

Times of India

PTI | Aug 22, 2011, 10.31PM IST KOCHI: The Kerala high court permitted the
state government to continue with the admission process for engineering
courses. Vacating its August 19 order of status quo, a bench comprising
Chief Justice J Chelemeswar and …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/education/Kerala-HC-gives-go-ahead-for-engineering-college-admissions/articleshow/9698934.cms>

 

 

 

HC raps AAI employees union

IBNLive.com

PTI | 10:08 PM,Aug 22,2011 Bangalore, Aug 22 (PTI) Karnataka High Court
today rapped the Airports Authority of India (AAI) Employees’ union for
submitting additional documents challenging the closure of HAL airport on
which the court had already …

<http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/hc-raps-aai-employees-union/797014.html>

 

 

 
HC refuses to stay order against SJD MLA in land case

MSN India

Kochi, Aug 23 (PTI) The Kerala High Court today again declined to stay a
single judge”s order directing Socialist Janata (Democratic) MLA MV
Shremyamskumar to surrender 16.75 acres of land at Wynad and refused to
hear his appeal out of turn. …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5384385>

 

 

 

Can’t junk entire evidence of hostile witness: HC

Indian Express

Ahmedabad: Just because a witness has been declared hostile, his entire
evidence is not wiped out, the Gujarat High Court has held, adding that it
is a settled law. The High Court has also held that trial courts should
accept the part of evidence of a …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/comments/cant-junk-entire-evidence-of-…/835249/>

 

 

 

Integrity important to be a judge’

Times of India

The HC conducts the recruitment of lower court judges and the governor is
the appointing authority. The HC held the “recruiting authority is entitled
to scrutinize the antecedents and credentials of the candidate and to weed
out, at that stage, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Integrity-important-to-be-a-judge/articleshow/9701279.cms>

 

 

 

 

CCI not a blanket decision for all real estate firms: ELP

Moneycontrol.com

… and the MRTP that they have full jurisdiction over these builder
agreements. … Being an overarching regulator, the competition commission
has a broad …

<http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/cci-notblanket-decision-for-all-real-estate-firms-elp_579141.html>

 

 

 

 

 

 

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