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    PIL seeks regulation of web streaming services, Bombay High Court issues notice to centre

    Nagpur: The Bombay High Court Friday issued notices to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting over a plea seeking regulation of the content of ‘web series’ or other programs which are broadcast directly through the internet. A division bench of Justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and M G Biradkar issued notices to the I&B Ministry, Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Home Affairs and also the Nagpur

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    Supreme Court adjourns hearing on PIL seeking stay on Rafale deal to October 10

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned hearing on a plea seeking a stay on the Rafale fighter jet deal between India and France. A bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Navin Sinha and K M Joseph adjourned the matter till October 10 after petitioner advocate M L Sharma told the bench that he wanted to file some additional documents in the case and sought adjournment in the matter.

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    Now, PIL seeking ban on caste, tribe-based social groups

    Mumbai: A petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking ban on registered or unregistered social organisations constituted in the name of caste and tribe. The petition, filed on August 31, will be listed for hearing soon. Petitioner Akshay Bhikkad has claimed in his petition that such organisations are ruining the social fabric of India in the name of caste or tribe and cultural groups.

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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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