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Over 20,000 litres of spirit stolen from TSCL: HC rejects bail plea of arrested accused

The Kerala High Court has rejected the plea for regular bail sought by one of the arrested accused in the case related to stealing of 20,386 litres of spirit during its transport from Madhya Pradesh to Travancore Sugars and Chemicals Ltd (TSCL) here, saying allegations against him were very serious. The High Court denied the relief sought by the accused, saying in view of the serious nature of the allegations against him it was “not convinced” that he can be released on bail presently when the investigation was “still at…

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NGT directs DPCC to stop polluting activities at Ghazipur Murga Mandi

The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to identify, initiate prosecution and stop polluting activities and recover compensation from violators at Ghazipur Murga Mandi. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel also asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take steps to prevent slaughtering of chickens in a haphazard manner, management of waste generated in the process of slaughtering of chickens and dressing/cutting and selling of fish. It appears to be appropriate to require the DPCC, in coordination with other authorities concerned,…

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Pegasus issue: SC to hear on Aug 5 pleas seeking probe into snooping allegations

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on August 5 the pleas, including the one filed by senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar, who have sought an independent probe by a sitting or a retired judge into the alleged Pegasus snooping matter. According to the cause list uploaded on the apex court website, a bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justice Surya Kant would hear on August 5 three separate petitions seeking probe into the reports of alleged snooping by government agencies on eminent citizens, politicians and…

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HC seeks Ramdev’s stand on plea against him by doctors’ associations for remarks against allopathy

The Delhi High Court Friday sought Yoga guru Ramdev’s stand on a lawsuit against him by several doctors’ associations for allegedly spreading misinformation by his statements against allopathy amid the COVID-19 pandemic which purportedly amounts to public nuisance. Justice Hari Shankar granted a week’s time to Ramdev to file his response and said that he would not grant leave for institution of the proceedings in the absence of a reply. Public nuisance has some consequences on the defendant. It is open to the defendant (Ramdev) to say that there is…

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Pegasus issue: SC to hear plea of journalists N Ram, Sashi Kumar next week

The Supreme Court will next week hear a plea by senior journalists N Ram and Sashi Kumar seeking an independent probe by a sitting or a retired judge into the Pegasus snooping matter. A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana on Friday took note of senior advocate Kapil Sibal’s submissions that the petition, which has been numbered after filing with the apex court registry, needed an urgent hearing in view of its wide ramifications. The issue affects the freedom of citizens, the lawyer, appearing for Ram and Kumar…

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Identification of orphans post March 2020 does not brook any further delay:SC

 Observing that identification of children who have become orphans or lost a parent either due to COVID-19 or otherwise does not brook any further delay, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the state governments and union territories (UTs) to file status reports giving particulars about the number of children who have become orphan after March 2020. The top court said there is a need to ensure the schemes meant for the orphans reach the real beneficiaries and not just remain on paper. A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha…

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Delhi HC to hear plea against Ramdev for remarks against allopathy

The Delhi High Court will hear on Monday a plea by seven doctors’ associations against Yoga guru Ramdev for allegedly spreading misinformation by his statements against allopathy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The matter will be heard by Justice C Hari Shankar who had earlier asked the counsel for the associations to place on record the videos pertaining to the alleged misinformation. The associations before court are three Resident Doctors’ Association of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at Rishikesh, Patna and Bhubaneshwar, Association of Resident Doctors, Post Graduate…

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HC asks authorities to look into complaint of encroachment at graveyard

The Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi government, Delhi Waqf Board and SDMC to look into the grievances of an organisation alleging encroachment and unauthorised construction at a graveyard at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg here. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said if there is any encroachment found at the graveyard by the authorities, the decision shall be taken after giving adequate hearing to the owners or occupiers of the premises. The court said if any encroachment is found, it shall be removed…

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SC asks Kerala to respond to plea against 3-day relaxation in COVID restrictions

The Supreme Court Monday asked the Kerala government to file its response during the day on an application against the three-day relaxation in COVID-19 restrictions in the state in view of the upcoming Bakrid festival. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced the concessions at a press conference on July 17 and said that in view of Bakrid (Eid-ul-Azha) being celebrated on July 21, textiles, footwear shops, jewellery, fancy stores, shops selling home appliances and electronic items, all types of repairing shops and shops selling essential items shall be allowed to…

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SC asks Uttar Pradesh to reconsider its stand to hold even symbolic Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it by July 19 on whether it would reconsider its decision to hold a symbolic Kanwar Yatra in the state, saying the right to life is paramount. A bench of Justices RF Nariman and B R Gavai said that it is of the prima face view that all kinds of sentiments are subservient to Article 21 of the Constitution. It said the Uttar Pradesh government cannot be allowed to hold Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid . The…

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