High Court raps Telangana government over civic polls

Source: deccanchronicle.com Hyderabad: The Telangana High Court dismissed as “unreal, unreasonable and vague” the contentions of the state government that it had complied with all legal requirements to complete the pre-poll procedure for the municipal elections. The court specifically questioned the government on the matter of seeking objections while delimiting wards and rejecting them, and draft

SC clears Chardham highway project, forms fresh committee for environmental concerns

Source: NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has cleared the decks for the Chardham highway project, which will connect four holy places in the hills of Uttarakhand through 900-km all-weather roads, by modifying an NGT order to constitute a fresh committee to look into environmental concerns.  It ordered the Ministry of Environment and Forest to form

Rainwater harvesting, treated waste-water necessary to meet Delhi’s water needs: Jal Board to High Court

Source: newindianexpress.com NEW DELHI: Delhi’s increasing water demands can be met only if civic bodies and public authorities implement rainwater harvesting and substitute groundwater with treated wastewater for non-potable purposes like irrigation, horticulture and sanitation, the jal board told the Delhi High Court. In an affidavit placed before a bench of Chief Justice D N

Supreme Court clears Chardham highway project

Source: hindustantimes.com The Supreme Court has allowed various works in progress under Centre’s Chardham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna plan for connecting four holy places — Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath — by an all-weather road. An apex court bench comprising Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Surya Kant also ordered the Ministry of Environment and Forests to

“Employee” to be interpreted according to EPF Act for Provident Fund matters: SC

Source: indialegallive.com The Supreme Court Bench of Justices Abhay Manohar Sapre and R. Subhash Reddy on 14th Augustremanded a writ petition back to the Allahabad High Court to be decided on merits afresh after clarifying High Court’s error in defining “employee” under the wrong statute. The Bench in Asst. Provident Fund Commissioner EPFO, Bareilly v M/s U.P. State Warehousing

HC unhappy with govt’s approach on establishment of cattle camps

Source: newindianexpress.com BENGALURU: Taking the state government to the task for not complying with the directions issued by it with regard to establishment of cattle camps with specified amount of fodder in drought-hit taluks across state, the Karnataka High Court on Friday said these matters should be handled by the government sensitively. “It is apparent

What kind of petition is this: SC pulls up petitioner over defective pleas on Article 370

Source: indiatoday.in She Supreme Court on Friday pulled up petitioner ML Sharma over the defective pleas challenging Centre’s decision to scrap provisions of Article 370 which abrogated special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The SC questioned lawyer petitioner ML Sharma, saying that his petition against Centre’s move on Article 370 has “no meaning”. “What kind