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    Supreme Court to hear PIL alleging siphoning of funds meant for SC/ST students

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear next week a PIL alleging siphoning of Rs 18,000 crore funds meant for granting scholarship to students belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar considered the submissions of lawyer M L Sharma seeking urgent hearing of the PIL.

  • Rafale deal: Shourie, Sinha, Bhushan demand CAG audit

    New Delhi : Two senior ministers of the Vajpayee government on Wednesday raised an accusing finger at Prime Minister Modi in the Rafale fighter aircraft scam, dubbing it as “a defence scandal larger than any so far.”

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    Bombay High Court stays reclamation work over wetlands in Kharghar

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday stayed the ‘reclamation’ work being allegedly carried out by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) on the wetlands in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The work has been stalled after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) accused CIDCO of illegally dumping debris and garbage and carrying out reclamation work in two areas, which have a pond and wetlands.

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    Delhi High Court junks PIL for probe into killing of 39 Indians in Iraq

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today dismissed a PIL by a lawyer seeking “detailed investigation” into alleged lapses by the Centre in saving 39 Indians, who were killed by terror outfit ISIS in Iraq in 2014, saying there was “no public interest” in the matter.

  • Bombay High Court raps Thane cops over probe in allegations against civic commissioner

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today expressed displeasure over the Thane Police’s handling of inquiry into allegations that the district civic commissioner threatened an activist for filing a PIL over shoddy road concretisation work there. The court directed the Thane police commissioner to either transfer the probe to a senior official or it will consider appointing a judicial officer to carry out inquiry.

  • Plea filed in SC to raise judges’ strength four-fold

    NEW DELHI: Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court for speedy justice on behalf of NGO Bhartiya Matdata Sangathan seeking directives to the government to increase the strength of the judges four fold to reduce pendency of cases from 15 to three years.

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    Supreme Court dismisses PIL against pension, benefits to former MPs

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a PIL challenging the perks, including pension and travel allowances, given to former Parliamentarians. A bench of Justice J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said, “The petition is dismissed”. The bench had reserved its verdict on March 7 this year.

  • SC rejects PIL as CBI begins probe in SSC paper leak case

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking a CBI probe into the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) paper leakage case after the Centre informed it that the probe agency has already started investigating it.

  • PIL for access to justice, not judicial activism: Justice Lokur

    New Delhi : Judiciary cannot remain silent or inactive in case of violation of human rights and access to justice is available to people through the PIL which is sometimes confused with judicial activism, Supreme Court Judge, Justice Madan B. Lokur has said.

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    Supreme Court to hear plea of linking Aadhaar with voter ID

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear after four weeks a PIL by Delhi BJP leader advocate Ashwini Upadhyaya on directions to the Election Commission to link the voter card with Aadhaar to curtail bogus votes and ensure maximum participation in the elections.

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    BJP supports implementation of two-child policy in India

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday supported the implementation of the two-child policy in India. Citing Iran’s example, BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay wrote on twitter that Iran implemented the two-child policy, in the early 1990s, declaring that Islam favoured families with two children. He attached his post with a snippet, which explained how Iran’s demography had changed after the implementation of the two-child policy.

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    Chief Justice of India puts roster system in place, keeps PILs with him

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today put in place a roster system for allocation of cases in the Supreme Court in what could be a move to address the grievances by four-senior most judges over assigning matters that sparked an unprecedented judicial crisis. Justice Misra has kept to himself the public interest litigation (PIL) cases under the roster system that will come into

  • Orange-coloured passport: Kerala High Court issues notice to Centre

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court has issued a notice to the central government on a PIL challenging its decision to introduce orange-coloured passports for people requiring emigration check. The Ministry of External Affairs had announced in the first week of January that passport holders with ECR (Emigration Check Required) status, that is those who have not passed 10th grade at school, would soon be issued orange passports.