Month: October 2019

Madras High Court Pulls Up Tamil Nadu Govt after Death of 2-Year-old Sujith Wilson in Abandoned Borewell.

Source – Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to file a report on the status of unused borewells in the state by November 21. The court held a special sitting on Tuesday to hear a petition on the death of two-year-old Sujith Wilson, who who was stuck in an abandoned

No alliance with Congress, BJP for Karnataka bypolls, both not trustworthy: Deve Gowda.

Source – Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Deve Gowda has dismissed any possibility of having an electoral tie-up with either the Congress or the BJP for December 5 bypolls in Karnataka, describing both the national parties as “not trustworthy” and having the “same character”. In an interview to PTI on Tuesday, the former prime

Rajasthan High Court quashes cattle smuggling case against Pehlu Khan, his two sons and driver.

Source – The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday quashed a cow smuggling case registered against Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was allegedly lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes in 2017. The relief covered Khan’s two sons and the owner of the pick-up truck in which they were transporting the cattle. The court ruled that Khan had

How Telangana High Court has taken CM KCR and held him accountable.

Source – Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s way of functioning, on multiple occasions, has been called dictatorial by opposition parties. And there couldn’t have been a starker example than his handling of the strike by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees, where the Chief Minister refuses to surrender any ground. As nearly

Drastic Increase in Stubble Burning in Punjab & Haryana in 24 Hours, Show NASA Satellite Images.

Source – New Delhi: Farm fires in Punjab and Haryana increased drastically in the past 24 hours and the share of stubble burning in Delhi’s air pollution may touch this year’s peak value now, the city government said on Tuesday. The stubble plume from northwest regions has become one of the significant factors adversely affecting

New Chief Justices appointed to Madras, Patna, Madhya Pradesh High Courts.

Source – The Central Government today notified the appointment of new Chief Justices to the High Courts of Madras, Madhya Pradesh and Patna. All three Chief Justices are expected to take charge of their respective offices by November 13, as per three notifications issued by the Government today. Patna High Court’s Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap

Punjab, Haryana seek clarity on HC Registrar Gen’s request to waive dept exam for civil judges.

Source – The office of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Registrar General has requested Punjab and Haryana to waive the condition of holding departmental examination for civil judges by amending the Punjab Civil Service (Judicial Branch) Rules. The two states have sought reasons for the same and clarity on the proposal. The departmental

Gujarat Cricket Association while conducting International Matches is not engaged in Commercial Activity: Gujarat High Court.

Source – The Ahmedabad bench of the Gujarat High Court in the case of Director of Income Tax v Gujarat Cricket Association ruling in favour of the assessee held the assessee society to be engaged in charitable activity and not in an activity of commercial nature. Further that once a certificate for registration has