PIL

  • PIL in Allahabad High Court on whereabouts of Rahul Gandhi 23 hours 51 minutes ago

    Lucknow: A local lawyer on Sunday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court seeking to know the whereabouts of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who has taken a sabbatical. Petitioner Ashok Pande said he deemed it necessary for the safety of Gandhi, Congress Vice-President and...
  • Yadav Singh case: High Court direction to UP government 6 days ago

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed Uttar Pradesh government to file within a week its notification appointing the judicial commission to go into the suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh's case. The Lucknow bench of the HC permitted the petitioner to file objections against it, if any, within a week...
  • Gujarat High Court gives notice to State Government on PIL alleging callousness on swine flu February 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday asked the state government to spell out the steps it has taken to check the spread of swine flu in the state where over 170 deaths have been reported. The court notice came after a PIL accused the state government of "callousness" in tackling...
  • Delhi High Court rejects PIL seeking marital rape be made criminal offence February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL challenging a provision in the penal law which does not consider rape as the sexual intercourse of a man with his wife who is a minor noting that a similar matter has been junked by the...
  • Appointment of members in EPFAT: Delhi HC pulls up Centre February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the government for moving at a snail's pace on the appointment of presiding officer and the staff of the Employees Provident Fund Appellate Tribunal (EPFAT) which was set up in 1997. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice RS Endlaw directed...
  • Meat shop owners protest against PIL for disposal of Meat waste in UP February 16, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Hundreds of meat shop owners On Monday staged a protest after the district administration asked them to keep their shops closed until the direction by NGT for scientific disposal of waste and residual was complied with. The meat shop owners led by Yaad Illahi Qureshi staged the protest at district...
  • Supreme Court dismisses petition against appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as CAG February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea seeking to quash appointment of Shashi Kant Sharma as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on the grounds of conflict of interest. The plea stated that as country's auditor Sharma would be judging a number of defence deals that...
  • Bombay HC declines PIL against love marriages without parents' consent February 7, 2015

    Madurai: Madras High Court on Saturday declined to entertain a PIL petition which sought to forbear officials from solemnising love marriages without the consent and presence of parents of the couples to check honour killings. The petition, filed about a week ahead of Valentine's Day on February...
  • SC refuses to dismiss PIL questioning powers of intelligence agencies January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it cannot dismiss a pending PIL questioning legality of intelligence agencies exercising police powers in the absence of any law, by entertaining the plea of a person who wants to intervene. "At the instance of an intervenor, we cannot dismiss a pending...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC notice to Chief Secretary, Home Secretary on PIL seeking direction to government to probe murders January 5, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to officials, including the Chief Secretary and the Home Secretary on a petition seeking a direction to government to probe the murder of 12 Scheduled Caste persons in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts in 2013 and 2014 by appointing a Special Investigation...
  • PIL challenges Sena move to join BJP Government in Maharashtra December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: A day when Shiv Sena formally joined the BJP Government in Maharashtra, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the saffron party's "illegal" move. Shiv Sena, which until Thursday was main Opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, became part of the BJP- led Government in...
  • Subramanian Swamy to file PIL in Sunanda Pushkar's death case November 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that he may file a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding court-monitored probe into the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. "I may file a PIL in court seeking a thorough probe into the matter relating to the...
  • Political party moves SC, seeks postponement of J&K polls November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference (ANC) moved the Supreme Court seeking postponement of Assembly polls in the flood-ravaged state, saying the situation is not conducive for election as thousands are still displaced. As the counsel for ANC mentioned its plea, a bench of justices J Chelameswar and...
  • SC to hear petition seeking regulations to prevent politicians from overstaying in government quarters November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking regulations to prevent political leaders from overstaying in government accommodations. The Supreme Court had earlier issued a notice to the Centre after the former CAG raised the issue of former ministers and retired bureaucrats overstaying in government accommodations. The PIL challenges...
  • SC to hear PIL seeking permission to distribute flood relief material in J&K November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear a Public Interest Litigation seeking permission to distribute flood relief material in Jammu and Kashmir after the announcement of Assembly elections in the state. Election Commission guidelines do not allow grants to public and new welfare programmes once the Model Code...
  • Zoo tiger attack: HC notice on plea for compensation October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the city police, Delhi Zoo and Central Zoo Authority on a PIL asking to ensure the safety and security of the visitors to the National Zoological Park, days after a youth was mauled to death by a tiger there. The...
  • Delhi HC to hear PIL over Leader of Opposition row on November 11 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred to November 11 the hearing on a PIL seeking a direction to the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha after the Centre told it that the apex court is hearing a similar plea. "The Supreme Court is...
  • Delhi: PIL in HC on protecting school kids from sexual abuse September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the Centre to lay down norms to prevent sexual abuse of school-going children in the national capital. "The safety of the school going children of the national capital is at stake and despite the...
  • Delhi High Court dismisses PIL seeking a ban on the release of 'Finding Fanny' September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a ban on the release of Homi Adajania's movie "Finding Fanny" due to the use of the word "fanny". A division bench of Chief Justice E.G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw found nothing wrong with the title and refused to...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...
  • Should PM & CMs keep criminal netas out of their cabinet? August 27, 2014

    In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not," the apex...
  • SC dismisses PIL on appointment of ministers with criminal background, says it's up to the PM August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking the removal of people with alleged criminal background from becoming ministers at the Centre or states. "We leave it to the wisdom of the Prime Minister whether to appoint people with criminal background or not,"...
  • SC to decide on PIL seeking removal of cabinet ministers with criminal background August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver a key verdict on Wednesday on a public interest litigation seeking the removal of cabinet ministers with criminal backgrounds. In an earlier hearing it was argued that those with a criminal past should not be made a part of the cabinet....
  • PIL to ban loudspeakers at religious sites; SC seeks more info August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought more "field data" in support of a PIL that has sought ban on use of loudspeakers at religious sites on the ground that they not only cause noise pollution but also cause communal riots. "What is the permissible...
  • SC refuses to entertain plea against Judges Appointment Bill August 25, 2014

    New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a bunch of petitions that challenged Narendra Modi government's efforts to change the method of appointment of judges. But the court said that the petitioners can challenge the government's view again at a later stage. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said that this...
  • SC dismisses plea to postpone UPSC prelim exam scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed the plea of UPSC aspirants seeking a stay on the preliminary entrance examination scheduled on Sunday. This comes in the wake of a recent controversy over the aptitude test. The bench headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar dismissed a petition stating that...
  • UPSC aspirants seek SC stay on Prelim exam scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: UPSC aspirants on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Prelim exams scheduled on Sunday. The SC is expected to hear the matter at 11 AM today. "What is the rush in conducting this exam? The changes in the exams were made in a huff. It...
  • HC declines to hear PIL against UPSC's decision on Prelims August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to hear a PIL against UPSC's decision asking candidates not to answer questions in English Comprehensive section of the preliminary examination of the civil services to be held on August 24. "Why don't you (a lawyer who is also appearing in the...
  • HC to hear PIL on Friday against UPSC's decision on Prelims August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday agreed to hear tomorrow a PIL against UPSC's recent decision asking civil services aspirants not to answer questions in the English Comprehensive section of the Preliminary Examination to be held on August 24. The public interest litigation was mentioned before a bench of...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC disposes of PIL on dhoti issue August 13, 2014

    Chennai: Taking note of a Bill passed by the state assembly banning such dress codes, the Madras High Court on Wednesday disposed of a PIL seeking a direction to Tamil Nadu government to frame rules and regulations for clubs in the wake of denial of entry to a dhoticlad high...