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Movie dialogue:HC seeks Centre, CBFC response by August 13

A division bench of justices Rajan Roy and Om Prakash Shukla passed the order recently on a PIL by a Lucknow resident Deepanker Kumar

Movie dialogue:HC seeks Centre, CBFC response by August 13 (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 22, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Lucknow

SC dismisses PIL alleging violation of voter secrecy

SC dismisses PIL alleging violation of voter secrecy

SC dismisses PIL alleging violation of voter secrecy
Published on May 17, 2024 02:26 PM IST

Refrain from renewal of licence of liquor shop near a school: HC to state govt

Acting on a PIL moved by a five-year-old LKG student, the HC has directed the state government to refrain from renewing the licence of a liquor shop near the school of petitioner in Kanpur.

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Updated on May 10, 2024 07:58 AM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

SC notice on plea for repoll in seats with maximum NOTA votes; seeks EC reply

NOTA was introduced into the election process at all levels – Parliament, assemblies and local bodies, in the year 2013

The bench sought the response of EC without specifying any date for taking up the matter. (Representative file photo)
Published on Apr 26, 2024 01:09 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

State to ensure well being of juveniles in shelter homes:HC

The petitioner had submitted that three inmates of the said shelter home got pregnant, and some of them were subjected to child labour

“Let a copy of this order be sent to the director, department of women and child welfare by the senior registrar of this court,” the court ordered. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 26, 2024 05:52 AM IST

Relief for CM Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi high court rejects PIL against him

The Delhi high court rejected a PIL seeking the removal of Arvind Kejriwal from the post of chief minister of Delhi,

AAP MLAs wear masks of chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during their protest at the Delhi assembly on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 01:50 PM IST

Political freebies to be banned? Key SC hearing today ahead of Lok Sabha polls

The plea said there should be a total ban on populist measures to gain undue political favour from voters as they violate the Constitution.

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File)
Updated on Mar 21, 2024 09:07 AM IST

SC suggests HC on plea for action against Bengal cops for naming rape complainant

The petition said the West Bengal Police “overstepped” official duties and violated provisions of law by coercing the woman to give a statement

The Supreme Court. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 05:08 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

‘Name can’t be the test’: Delhi HC rejects plea to de-register political parties

The high court was hearing a PIL filed by petitioner lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, who argued that such political parties’ names might prejudicially affect the poll prospects of a candidate amounting to a corrupt practice under the Representation of the People Act (RPA), 1951

Delhi high court (Representative Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2023 04:14 PM IST

Implementation of ABC rules: HC seeks Chandigarh MC’s response

The PIL filed by petitioner-lawyer Arushi Lamba argued the rules were notified by the Centre on March 10 under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960; but neither an official circular nor a notification was issued by the Chandigarh administration regarding the adoption or implementation of the same

The HC bench of acting chief justice Ritu Bahri and justice Nidhi Gupta has sought response from Chandigarh MC by January 25, 2024. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 09:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

HC dismisses PIL seeking removal of Shahi Idgah Mosque

In the PIL moved by Mahek Maheshwari, it was contended that various texts had recorded the site in question as Krishna Janmabhoomi land. It was further pleaded that it was not a proper mosque, as the same was built by forcibly acquiring the land in question.

The bench comprising chief justice Pritinker Diwaker and justice Ashutosh Srivastava passed the order while dismissing a PIL filed by Mahek Maheshwari, an advocate (Pic for representation)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 07:16 AM IST
ByJItendra Sarin

Can’t micro-manage everything to render apex court dysfunctional: SC

Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud and justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul flagged their concerns while hearing public interest litigation (PIL) matters, listed separately before their benches

CJI Chandrachud stressed on the point that the Supreme Court judges must have a “broader functional understanding”. (HT file photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2023 01:39 PM IST

HC reserves judgment on PIL seeking removal of Mathura’s Shahi Eidgah mosque

The petitioner had asked for the land to be “handed over to the Hindus and a proper trust be formed to build a temple on the Krishna Janmabhoomi Janmasthan land.”

In an interim plea, the petitioner also sought permission for Hindus to worship at the mosque on certain days of the week and during the festival of Janmashtami (Lord Krishna’s birth anniversary celebrations), till the disposal of the petition. (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 12:51 AM IST
ByJItendra Sarin

High court asks J&K administration to reply in 2 weeks in Tawi river water discharge case

The PIL was filed by inhabitants of villages Barjala and Khandwal through Gurdev Singh and Ghulam Nabi Sheikh, who highlighted the devastation caused by flash floods during monsoon every year in and around 45 villages in Niki Tawi area

The next hearing in the case is schedules for September 25. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 12:53 AM IST
By, Jammu

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot backtracks on his judiciary remarks

His clarification came after a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking to initiate contempt proceedings against the CM was filed in the Rajasthan high court

Ashok Gehlot (ANI)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 12:26 AM IST
ByDinesh Bothra , Jodhpur

Group defections a betrayal of voters: PIL in HC

A public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay high court seeking a declaration that legislators defecting from their party should not be allowed to participate in the proceedings of the House or hold Constitutional posts until their disqualification is decided. The petitioner argues that such defections betray voters and undermine the democratic process. The PIL challenges the Constitutional validity of the anti-defection law and highlights the need for a time limit for deciding motions for disqualification.

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Updated on Aug 29, 2023 12:26 AM IST

SC accepts PIL seeking action against non-prescription of generic meds

The petition also calls for the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority to establish a pricing mechanism that takes manufacturing costs into account.

The Supreme Court bench -- comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice JB Padriwala, and Justice Manoj Mishra -- heard the PIL. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 12:29 AM IST

SC seeks Centre's reply on decriminalising consensual sex between 16-18 yr olds

The bench has issued notices to Union ministries of law and justice and the home affairs and some other statutory bodies.

The Supreme Court. (ANI)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 07:45 AM IST

SC dismisses PIL challenging appointment of election commissioner Arun Goel

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL challenging appointment of Election Commissioner Arun Goel.

Arun Goel, Election Commissioner of India. (ANI Photo)(Ishant )
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 12:14 PM IST

Delhi HC dismisses PIL for scientific tests on complainant to control fake cases

The petitioner had said similar directions be made in respect of an accused and his or her statement be recorded in the charge sheet

The petitioner sought to direct the law commission to examine the best practices in developed countries. (Representative file image)
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 11:30 AM IST

Bihar bridge collapse: HC seeks ATR from govt, point-wise details from construction firm

The four-lane bridge is 23.16 km long connecting Bhagalpur with Khagaria, out of which 3.16 km stretch is being built over the river Ganga since May 2, 2015.

View of an under-construction bridge that collapsed n Bhagalpur on June 5. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 10:11 PM IST

PIL seeks CBI probe into gangster Jeeva’s murder inside Lucknow courtroom

Gangster Sanjeev Maheshwari alias Jeeva was shot dead inside a courtroom in the Lucknow district court on June 7

The PIL, which was filed in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC on June 8, is likely to come up for hearing on June 12. (HT file)
Updated on Jun 09, 2023 07:36 PM IST
By, Lucknow

HC rejects plea seeking relaxation in 75% HSC marks for JEE (Main)

Bombay High Court dismisses PIL seeking relaxation in the requirement of 75% marks in HSC exam to appear for JEE (Main), stating it's for the government to consider students' grievances. The NTA's decision to resume the eligibility criterion was not restricted to one state but pan-India, and granting relaxation would affect hardworking students who earned marks above 75%.

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Updated on May 04, 2023 12:55 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

Atiq Ahmad killing: SC asks UP govt to put on record measures taken

The Supreme Court sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the killing of gangster Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf on April 15.

Ashraf and Atiq Ahmad were shot dead on April 15. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 01:13 PM IST

State seeks to overturn landmark HC judgement on mangrove destruction

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a special leave petition (SLP), seeking to permit construction within 50 metres of mangroves (buffer zones), filed by the Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB). Details about the petition (SLP Diary No.13791 of 2020) were not previously known to the public

Mumbai, India - September 22, 2019 : The construction of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Railway (MAHSR)project will not only lead to the loss of more than 30,000 mangrove trees, but will destroy an entire ecosystem, according to a report by the Mangrove Society of India (MSI). Eleven types of mangroves trees, 177 species of resident and migratory birds, among other animals, will be affected. The habitat of Varanus Salvator, commonly known as monitor lizard and mangroves in Palghar (in pic) are at the risk of being destroyed owing to the project. HT Photo (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 12:35 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Gujarat HC notice to two pharma companies on plea over selling banned medicines

The PIL is keeping in view public health and to ensure that medicines that are banned all over the world are not sold in India

The petitioner claimed that massive dumping of substandard and banned drugs is being done in India. (HT archive picture)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 04:12 PM IST

Nagaland CM gets SC notice for ‘violating’ 33% women quota law

The state assembly had on March 29 repealed the 2001 law, leading to cancellation of municipal elections proposed to be held next month

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio (PTI)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 12:54 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Carry out survey, submit report on illegal parking: HC tells LMC

The court also directs LDA to file an affidavit pointing out whether big commercial buildings such as multiplexes, cinema halls, theatres and shopping malls are providing parking facilities

The court directed the LMC to conduct the survey within five weeks and thereafter submit the report. (File Photo of HC)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 11:24 PM IST

Bengal governor’s request for list of 5 senior-most profs sparks buzz

The high court on March 14 cancelled the appointment of vice chancellors of 29 state universities whose term was extended till May 31, ruling that the state has no power to appoint, re-appoint or extend the tenure of V-Cs

West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose’s office is compiling a list of five most qualified professors in each state universities (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 08:49 PM IST

SC seeks information from Centre on steps taken to curb child marriages

A bench headed by CJI Chandrachud directed the Union ministry of women and child development to file an updated status report on the “nature and extent” of child marriages

The Supreme Court of India. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 11:08 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas
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