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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.

  • Bombay High Court restrains Thane Tree Authority to issue orders for cutting trees

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Tree Authority of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) and also restrained it from issuing any order to cut down trees. The HC clearly said it would not allow the Authority to uproot a single tree, unless it is satisfied with the constitution of the panel in accordance with the law.

  • Bombay High Court tells state government to treat doctors’ strike as disaster

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra government to treat the strikes called by doctors as a ‘disaster.’ This comes in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which highlighted the death of hundreds of patients during the strikes called by doctors from the period between 2014 and 2016.

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    Bombay High Court to hear PIL seeking direction to challenge discharge of Amit Shah in Sohrabuddin case

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday will hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh case. The PIL filed by the Bombay Lawyers Association seeks direction for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to challenge the discharge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president and Rajya Sabha member Amit Shah in the alleged Sohrabuddin Shaikh fake encounter case.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: Now, blaze victims too file PIL seeking a probe in fire mishap

    Mumbai: A criminal writ petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking directions to the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) to probe the fire incident which took place in two restaurants, situated in Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel. The petition also seeks booking of officials of the BMC as well as the owners of the Mojo Bristo and 1 Above restaurants under the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to