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Centre will try to introduce bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions: Athawale

Centre will try to introduce bill for SC/ST reservation in promotions: Athawale

NAGPUR: Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said that the Centre would try to bring a bill in the monsoon session of Parliament to pave the way for reservation in job promotions for employees belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories. The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment was addressing

Air India may have to pay US $ 8.8 million penalty

Air India may have to pay US $ 8.8 million penalty

NEW DELHI: The state-run carrier Air India may have to pay a penalty of US $ 8.8 million to 323 passengers of its May 9 Delhi-Chicago flight, which was delayed as a fallout of withdrawal of relaxations given on flight duty time limitation (FDTL) of the crew. This incident has brought into focus in a

Delhi High Court issues notice for free education of underprivileged

Delhi High Court issues notice for free education of underprivileged. HC today issued notices to Centre and Delhi government in regard to Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking free education to students belonging to Disadvantaged Group (DG) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). The PIL was filed seeking the amendment in Right To Education (RTE) Act, 2009

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

NEW DELHI: The Central government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and subsequently introduce a bill to insulate it from further judicial scrutiny. The government is likely to introduce the bill in monsoon session of Parliament to incorporate

Six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

Six-month jail term for those abandoning elderly parents

NEW DELHI: The NDA government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi government is planning to increase the jail term for those who abandon or abuse their elderly parents, to six months from the existing three months, according to a senior official.The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which is reviewing the Maintenance and

PNB scam Delhi HC issues notice to ED case sketchy

PNB scam: Delhi HC issues notice to ED, describes case as “sketchy”

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a plea filed by Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud accused Nirav Modi. Calling the case “sketchy”, The Delhi High Court Judge said, “want to wait to see what the ED has to say because Vijay Aggarwal (Nirav Modi‘s lawyer) himself doesn’t seem to be too sure of the

Delhi HC issues notice to makers of Jaswant Singh Rawat biopic

Delhi HC issues notice to makers of Jaswant Singh Rawat biopic

Jaswant Singh Rawat biopic: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to film producers and the Central government over a petition opposing the making of a film about rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, who died in 1962 Indo-China war.The High Court also sought a reply from the makers by August 8.According to reports, the

NRI woman in HC, seeks transfer of rape case to crime branch

NRI woman in HC, seeks transfer of rape case to crime branch

A 32-year-old NRI woman, who was allegedly raped by a businessman here, has moved the Delhi High Court, seeking transfer of her case to the crime branch of the city police. The plea came up for hearing before Justice Indermeet Kaur who issued notice to the Delhi Police and sought their stand on the womans plea. The

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SC questions maintainability of Swamy’s plea in Sunanda case

The Supreme Court today asked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to satisfy it on the aspect of maintainability of his plea seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. Pushkar was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a suite of a five-star hotel in Delhi on the

1984 Riots: HC seeks jail report on convict's medical condition

1984 Riots: HC seeks jail report on convict’s medical condition

1984 Riots: HC seeks jail report on convict’s medical condition NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Tihar Jail superintendent to file a report on the medical condition of a former Congress Councillor, serving life term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, on his claim that he has suffered a fracture. A

High Court notice restrain pub owner cricketer Gambhir's plea

HC notice to pub owner on cricketer Gambhir’s plea to restrain them

The Delhi High Court today sought response of a city-based restro-bar chain and its owner on Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s plea seeking to restrain them from using his name as their tagline. The plea, which was earlier rejected by a single judge bench, came up before the division bench of Justices G S Sistani and

HC rejects plea seeking ban on coins with religious symbols

HC rejects plea seeking ban on coins with religious symbols

HC rejects plea seeking ban on coins with religious symbols: New Delhi, The Delhi High Court on Thursday rejected a plea seeking a ban on issue of coins with religious symbols embossed on them, saying it does not hamper the “secular fabric” of the country.Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar, while dismissing

Jigisha murder: HC commutes death of 2 to life

Jigisha murder: The Delhi High Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of two convicts to life imprisonment in the 2009 Jigisha Ghosh murder case. A division bench of Justice S. Murlidhar and Justice I.S. Mehta modified the death sentence awarded to Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla by the trial court and said they would

High Court allows 20 writ petitions-seeking clerks appointment: H.C Arora

High Court allowed 20 writ petitions regarding  appointment as Clerks against 1192 posts of Clerks in different departments of Punjab Govt-all by backward class candidates-who had secured more marks than the last selected candidate of General category-govt directed to recast merit list-and give appointment to all those petitioners who fall within such revised merit-government directed

100-yr-old Amar Kaur dies

100-yr-old Amar Kaur dies waiting for justice for 24 years

100-yr-old Amar Kaur dies: Nearly 24 years after she began a legal battle to get justice for her son and son-in-law who were kidnapped, and the family believes subsequently murdered, although the bodies have not been found till date —100-year-old Amar Kaur, a prime witness in the case, died on Tuesday. Amar Kaur had deposed against former

HC reserves order on SIT plea to cancel Congress leader Sajjan's bail

HC reserves order on SIT plea to cancel Congress leader Sajjan’s bail

HC reserves order on SIT plea to cancel Congress leader Sajjan’s bail NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a plea by the special investigation team (SIT) probing 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, seeking to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in two matters. Justice Anu Malhotra

Submit statements alleging Sajjan's role in 1984 riots: HC

Submit statements alleging Sajjan’s role in 1984 riots: HC

Submit statements alleging Sajjan role 1984 riots: The Delhi HC today asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases to place before it statements of persons alleging Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s role in the incident.Justice Anu Malhotra asked Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, appearing for the SIT which is probing the

Nirbhaya case

Nirbhaya case: SC to hear convict’s review petition

Nirbhaya case: The Supreme Court will today hear the review petitions filed by one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case. Mukesh, who has been sentenced to death along with three other convicts in the case, had filed the petition.The apex court, in May, upheld the order of Delhi High Court, which had sentenced the four convicts Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and

Sikh body preserves 'scars' of Operation Bluestar still seeking for damages

Sikh body preserves ‘scars’ of Operation Bluestar still seeking for damages

Sikh body preserves scars Operation Bluestar: To keep a ‘live audience’ of the Operation Bluestar, as many as 147 bullet marks on the facade and sidewalls of the historic Teja Singh Samundri Hall at the Golden Temple complex have been preserved by the SGPC. Besides, a decrepit ‘Darshani Deodi’ (entrance of the sanctum sanctorum), leading

Anti-Sikh riots case

Anti-Sikh riots case: Delhi High Court to hear plea against Sajjan Kumar

The Delhi High Court today will hear a plea filed against senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar seeking cancellation of his bail in regard to 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) had approached the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted by the trial court to Kumar.Earlier on July 19,

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