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The plea has said that according to the 2011 Census ,the total population of transgenders is around 4.87 lakh with literacy rate of 57.06 per cent. (PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad)(PTI)

Plea in SC seeks a transgender welfare board to address social welfare issues

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 02:10 PM IST
The petition filed by a Mumbai-based organisation said that transgenders should be treated with the same dignity and respect as others, claiming they have suffered discrimination for ages and are deprived of social and cultural participation.
OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)
OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)

Contemplating 'some action' on regulating OTT platforms, Centre tells SC

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 12:58 PM IST
  • A bench comprising CJI S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, which was initially of the view that the petitioner should approach the government for the remedy, asked the government to file its response within six weeks to the PIL seeking OTT regulation by an autonomous body.
Supreme Court of India (File photo)
Supreme Court of India (File photo)

Judge's assault: SC rejects PIL, says nothing found in enquiry by Bihar Police

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 01:55 PM IST
The plea had alleged that Dinesh Kumar Pradhan, a district judge in Aurangabad in Bihar, was assaulted by a police officer in October last year.
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian issued notices to ministry of home affairs, ministry of law and justice and ministry of minority affairs.(File photo)
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian issued notices to ministry of home affairs, ministry of law and justice and ministry of minority affairs.(File photo)

SC issues notice to Centre on transfer plea of minority status to 5 communities

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:28 PM IST
The apex court was hearing a plea filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay. The plea has sought the minority status for Hindus in six states and two Union territories, where the number of the community members has fallen according to Census 2011.
The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat, however, permitted the 'Humara Desh Humare Jawan Trust' to approach the Delhi High Court with its plea.(File photo)
The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat, however, permitted the 'Humara Desh Humare Jawan Trust' to approach the Delhi High Court with its plea.(File photo)

SC refuses to hear plea on removal of disparity of armed forces pension benefits

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:46 PM IST
  • The PIL stated that all personnel of Armed forces which comes under the MHA wants to get pension under the old scheme but the central government has denied it, "therefore discriminating with the armed forces under the Ministry of Defence while both the forces are Armed Forces of the Union".
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)
Delhi High Court.(Mint file)

PIL in Delhi HC to include judges, judicial staff in first phase of vaccination

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 08:07 PM IST
  • Petitioner Amrender Singh, a practising lawyer, said the rule of law depends on the functioning of courts and litigants are suffering delays in delivery of justice in absence of normal functioning of courts.
The court was hearing several PILs claiming non-payment of salaries and pensions of serving and retired employees, including teachers, doctors and sanitation workers, of the three corporations
The court was hearing several PILs claiming non-payment of salaries and pensions of serving and retired employees, including teachers, doctors and sanitation workers, of the three corporations

HC asks Delhi MCDs to list non-essential expenses

By Richa banka, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:00 AM IST
The court on Friday said employees are being denied their fundamental right of receiving salaries, a move that would affect the quality of life of the workers, as well as those dependent on them.
The PM Cares Fund was set up by the Centre on March 28 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as that posed by Covid-19 pandemic.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The PM Cares Fund was set up by the Centre on March 28 as a public charitable trust with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation such as that posed by Covid-19 pandemic.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

SC rejects plea seeking fund transfer from PM Cares to NDRF

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:24 PM IST
A three-judge bench headed by justice Ashok Bhushan held that the two funds can exist separately and individuals and organisations are free to contribute to NDRF but funds from PM Cares need not be transferred to NDRF.
The Supreme Court had reserved its judgment in the case on July 27.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court had reserved its judgment in the case on July 27.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

SC to decide on Tuesday if PM CARES Fund violates Disaster Management law

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 12:48 AM IST
The petitioner NGO, Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL) had claimed that PM CARES Fund was set up in violation of the legal mandate under the Disaster Management Act.
The court has also ordered that the central probe agency shall make all possible attempts to complete fair and independent investigation in the case.(PTI)
The court has also ordered that the central probe agency shall make all possible attempts to complete fair and independent investigation in the case.(PTI)

Chhattisgarh High Court orders CBI probe into rehabilitation scam

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 11:58 AM IST
The court in its order said that CBI shall register an FIR within a week and the agency shall also seize the relevant original records from the concerned department, organisation and offices throughout the state within 15 days from the date of registration of FIR.
PMC Bank account holders on a protest in Mumbai, on January 5.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
PMC Bank account holders on a protest in Mumbai, on January 5.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

PMC Bank fraud: Retired high court judge to oversee recovery process

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 12:15 PM IST
HT Image
HT Image

Himachal high court issues notice to state over ‘pathetic condition of govt schools’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:31 PM IST
Division bench comprising chief justice L Narayana Swamy and justice Jyotsna Rewal Dua passed these orders on a petition taken up suo moto by the court as a Public Interest Litigation(PIL) on a news item published in Hindi daily ‘Punjab Kesari’ in its issue dated November 18, 2019
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government introduced the concept of Village Secretariats with effect from October 2 as part of an exercise to bring the administration to the doorstep of the common man.(PTI PHOTO.)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government introduced the concept of Village Secretariats with effect from October 2 as part of an exercise to bring the administration to the doorstep of the common man.(PTI PHOTO.)

Andhra HC tells off govt for painting gram panchayat buildings with party colours

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 01:42 AM IST
A division bench headed by chief justice J K Maheshwari made these observations while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on painting of panchayat building with YSRC party’s flag colours at Pallapadu gram panchayat of Vatti Cherukuru block in Guntur district.
Police officers stand guard at the spot where the four men accused in the rape and murder of the woman veterinarian were killed in an encounter in Hyderabad.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)
Police officers stand guard at the spot where the four men accused in the rape and murder of the woman veterinarian were killed in an encounter in Hyderabad.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)

Bodies of 4 men killed in Telangana encounter to be kept for further probe: SC

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 01:08 AM IST
The Telangana high court, which was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition filed by a group of rights’ activists, directed that the state government take steps to preserve the bodies of the four men – Mohammad Arif, Jollu Naveen, Jollu Shiva and Chintakunta Chenna Kesavulu – till further orders from the Supreme Court.
Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar briefing media persons about the police encounter in Hyderabad on Friday.(ANI photo)
Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar briefing media persons about the police encounter in Hyderabad on Friday.(ANI photo)

Telangana government forms SIT to probe killing of rape accused in encounter, NHRC to grill cops today

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 12:15 PM IST
Two separate petitions had also been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a probe into the alleged encounter.
A plea has been moved in the Delhi high court seeking directions to the Centre to frame a uniform civil code within three months and publish it for discussion and debate. photo:pradeep gaur/mint
A plea has been moved in the Delhi high court seeking directions to the Centre to frame a uniform civil code within three months and publish it for discussion and debate. photo:pradeep gaur/mint

Varsity chancellor moves Delhi HC for uniform civil code

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 04:56 AM IST
The PIL by Firoz Bakht Ahmed said that an Indian Civil Code for all citizens throughout the territory of India is essential to promote fraternity, unity and national integration.
The High Court also directed the state government to build a 450 sq ft two-bedroom house for the victim.
The High Court also directed the state government to build a 450 sq ft two-bedroom house for the victim.

Pregnant woman infected with HIV blood at govt hospital, gets Rs 25 lakh

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The woman, hailing from Sattur, had gone to Sivakasi for treatment. There she was transfused with HIV-infected blood on December 3, 2018.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

How a social justice tool became a means to grab land in India’s forests

By Shekar Dattatri
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2019 08:17 PM IST
Since Independence, waves of forest encroachments have been regularised on one pretext or another, and this unfortunate trend seems to be continuing. With a recent United Nations report warning that one million species of plants and animals are poised on the brink of extinction, we need to take all forest destruction very seriously
The Delhi high court on Monday rejected a plea seeking a stay on the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic.(MInt)
The Delhi high court on Monday rejected a plea seeking a stay on the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic.(MInt)

Delhi High Court rejects PIL seeking a stay on PM biopic release

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 01:02 AM IST
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and justice A J Bhambhani dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which had contended that the release of the movie during election time was nothing but campaign strategy.
In the first week of November, an apprehensive Indian Air Force (IAF) wrote to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to underline that the political controversy around the Rafale deal(Reuters photo)
In the first week of November, an apprehensive Indian Air Force (IAF) wrote to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to underline that the political controversy around the Rafale deal(Reuters photo)

Rafale jets a must-buy: IAF chief wrote to Defence minister amid political row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 10:04 AM IST
In the first week of November, an apprehensive IAF wrote to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman to underline that the political controversy around the Rafale deal should not endanger the purchase of the fighters from France.
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a Public Interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare that a leader of opposition in any high-powered appointment committee should be read as leader of the single largest opposition party in the House.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice on a Public Interest litigation (PIL) seeking to declare that a leader of opposition in any high-powered appointment committee should be read as leader of the single largest opposition party in the House.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC notice on PIL for leader of single largest opposition party in key panels

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 08:01 AM IST
It is stated in the petition that in all cases where no Leader of the Opposition has been recognised, “the Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People” must be deemed to be the Leader of the single largest group in opposition in the House.
The data compiled stated that in 264 cases, trial has been stayed by high courts. Further, the report said in several cases which have been pending since 1991, charges have not yet been framed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The data compiled stated that in 264 cases, trial has been stayed by high courts. Further, the report said in several cases which have been pending since 1991, charges have not yet been framed.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Set up special courts in Bihar, Kerala for cases against lawmakers: SC

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 12:19 PM IST
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will Tuesday take up the issue relating to the criminal cases against the present and former legislators on a Public Interest Litigation.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
CJI Ranjan Gogoi.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to probe delay in appointment of high court judges

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 09:01 AM IST
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has observed that he will look into the issue of non-appointment of candidates as judges in high courts by the government despite the Supreme Court Collegium clearing their names.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi. The Centre on Wednesday dared to tell the Supreme Court to restrain itself from making hard-hitting observations on Public Interest Litigation (PIL) matters.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi. The Centre on Wednesday dared to tell the Supreme Court to restrain itself from making hard-hitting observations on Public Interest Litigation (PIL) matters.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Refrain from making comments on PILs: Centre to Supreme Court

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2018 08:36 PM IST
The exchanges between the Supreme Court and the attorney general KK Venugopal occurred when the bench was hearing a matter relating to inhuman conditions prevailing in 1,382 prisons across the country.
The high court has also directed the chief medical officers of all districts to inspect markets and ensure that no misbranded product is sold in Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
The high court has also directed the chief medical officers of all districts to inspect markets and ensure that no misbranded product is sold in Uttarakhand.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

Ensure there is no sale of ‘misbranded products’: HC to Uttarakhand govt

Hindustan Times, Nainital | By Neeraj Santoshi, Nainital
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2018 10:09 PM IST
A division bench gave the direction while disposing of a Public Interest Litigation filed by a Rishikesh-based social worker.
Such water affidavits have been submitted by builder in Pune.(HT Photo)
Such water affidavits have been submitted by builder in Pune.(HT Photo)

HT Investigation 6: How ‘water affidavits’ fuelled Pune’s tanker mafia

Hindustan Times, Pune | By TEAM HT
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Even as Pune’s water-tanker mafia has business scaled up to an estimated Rs100 crore, there’s no resolution to the water scarcity crisis. Pune Municipal Corporation is at the heart of the crisis accepting affidavits from builders
For the larger public good?: Demolitions on GT road on 10 April 1993.(Sanjay Sharma/HT Photo)
For the larger public good?: Demolitions on GT road on 10 April 1993.(Sanjay Sharma/HT Photo)

Review: Courting the People by Anuj Bhuwania

Hindustan Times | By Sudhirendar Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 07:10 PM IST
Anuj Bhuwania’s Courting the People points out the fundamentally protean nature of Public Interest Litigation
The Supreme Court said that the petition was a veiled attempt to launch a frontal attack on the independence of judiciary and to dilute the credibility of judicial institutions.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
The Supreme Court said that the petition was a veiled attempt to launch a frontal attack on the independence of judiciary and to dilute the credibility of judicial institutions.(Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

SC slams Bhushan’s role in Loya case PIL, says attempts made to mislead it

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 11:44 PM IST
The Supreme Court expresses concern over rising incidents of misuse of PILs, says it will decrease judiciary’s efficacy.
The matter has been posted for further hearing on April 13.(HT Photo)
The matter has been posted for further hearing on April 13.(HT Photo)

Why Indian Premier League 2018 could face a legal hurdle

Press Trust of India, Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 10:59 PM IST
A Public Interest Litigation seeking to restrain BCCI from conducting 11th edition of Indian Premier League in absence of adequate measures to prevent match-fixing and betting has been filled in Madras High Court.
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