Category: Uttarakhand High Court

‘MCD failing to raise awareness against polythene, single use plastic’

Source: Even after more than a month of the campaign that is being conducted by Municipal Corporation of Dehradun against polythene and single use plastic, the confusion about the banned products still prevails among the merchants and general public. Activists state that it is due to the lack of Government policy and a comprehensive

Uttarakhand HC issues contempt notices to government officials over open animal slaughter in Haridwar

Source: DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday issued contempt notices to secretary, urban development of Uttarakhand, district magistrate of Haridwar district and Senior Superintendent of Police, Haridwar for non-compliance of Court’s directions regarding the slaughter of animals in the open.  Kartikey Hari Gupta, counselling for the petitioner said, “In September 2018, the honourable court

More cases of sexual harassment emerge at Dehradun institute

Source: DEHRADUN: After a case of sexual harassment of a Class 5 student surfaced at the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Visual Disabilities here last week, it has emerged that four more students were sexually harassed by the accused earlier. The accused is a student of Class 11 in the same institution. Questions are being

IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi donates compensation money received from Centre to PM’s National Relief Fund

Source: NEW DELHI: In a development which can be seen as a voice of dissent by civil servants facing vindictiveness and harassment for doing their duty honestly, Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, donated the money he received from the Centre in compliance with the Uttarakhand High Court order settling a dispute over

HC hears plea against U”khand ordinance on govt bungalows for ex-CMs

Source: Nainital, Sept 13 The Uttarakhand High Court Thursday began hearing a petition challenging an ordinance that exempted politicians from paying the market rent for government bungalows allocated to them as ex-chief ministers. Last week, Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya promulgated the ordinance exempting former chief ministers from paying the high rent. The ordinance

Every accused has constitutional right to be defended in court: U”khand HC

Source: Dehradun, Sep 3 The Uttarakhand High Court on Tuesday restrained all bar associations of the state from passing resolutions to prevent advocates from representing a person or persons in a particular criminal case saying all accused have a constitutional right to be defended in court. The high court”s order came on a PIL

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

Govts can’t only blame climate change for floods | Opinion

source: When the first of this monsoon’s waterlogging occurred in Mumbai in early July, Mumbai municipal commissioner Pravinsinh Pardeshi blamed climate change for the crisis. “The city’s infrastructure is not capable of handling climate change and change in rainfall pattern,” he told this newspaper on July 5. Indeed, in a matter of just eight days, from 8.30 am