Month: June 2018

Taj Mahal may not be up for adoption soon

Source –¬† New Delhi: The tourism ministry is not ‚Äúactively‚ÄĚ seeking bids for the Taj Mahal, India‚Äôs most famous monument, under its ‚ÄėAdopt A Heritage‚Äô initiative, officials familiar with the matter told ET. It‚Äôs not even on the immediate adoption list, given the various issues related to the mausoleum. ‚ÄúSo much is happening there,‚ÄĚ said

Forest scam: Khattar govt continues to fight in court despite AG office’s no

Source –¬† Chandigarh: Even though the office of Haryana advocate general (AG) has given categorical opinion asking to withdraw the petition related to the scams exposed by Magsaysay awardee Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, the state government continues to rigorously pursue the case before the Punjab and Haryana high court. The petition was

The Supreme Court Has a Chance to Save Tens of Thousands of Indian Lives

Source –¬† The¬†ban on highly hazardous pesticides¬†(HHPs) currently being discussed in India will not only protect the environment and improve the public health but will also achieve another rarely acknowledged goal ‚Äď a rapid and major reduction in the number of Indians dying from suicide. The Supreme Court, which is currently deliberating on the case

Former Supreme Court judge frames rules on privacy for Google, Facebook in India

Source –¬† B.N. Srikrishna is a genial, 77-year-old former Supreme Court judge who recites Shakespeare and Sanskrit scriptures with equal facility. But he‚Äôs making the likes of Google, Amazon and Facebook more than a little nervous. Srikrishna is leading the effort to draft new data-privacy laws for India that will regulate how tech giants from

Mumbai Traffic Snarls: ‚ÄėSubmit report on traffic proposals in market areas,‚Äô says Bombay HC to cops

Source –¬† Mumbai:¬†The Bombay High Court today directed the city traffic police to submit a report on the steps it proposed to take to ease commuting woes in crowded market areas such as Crawford Market, Bhuleshwar and Zaveri Bazaar in south Mumbai. A bench of justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni also suggested that

Illegal telephone exchange case: CBI challenges discharge of Maran brothers

Source –¬† CHENNAI: Three months after a special court for¬†CBI¬†cases discharged former Union minister¬†Dayanidhi Maran¬†and his elder brother Kalanidhi Maran from the decade-old¬†illegal telephone exchange case, the CBI has approached the¬†Madras high court¬†challenging it. Admitting the criminal revision petition, Justice G Jayachandran ordered notice to¬†Maran brothers¬†and seven others accused in the case returnable by June

Bombay High Court acquits man in rape case

Source Р The Bombay High Court acquitted a man who had allegedly raped his neighbour when she had left her house to attend to nature’s call in an open field. In 2014, the Sessions Court convicted the accused on circumstantial evidence, as the prosecution had failed to examine the woman. The accused was sentenced