New Delhi: In a setback to sugar mill owners on Tuesday, the Supreme Court directed private mill owners to pay approximately Rs 1000 crores to UP sugarcane farmers. The state government had fixed a particular price for sugarcane farmers a few years back, because of which a backlog of nearly one thousand crore rupees turned up.
The matter was challenged in court.
VM Singh, petitioner in the Supreme Court, said that the apex court had given the farmers their due.
"It's a good thing that farmers are getting the dues after a long time. The court has referred 7 judges, where it would be decided whether the state has the power or not to fix the prices," he said....more
01:28 PM, Jan 17, 2012
New Delhi: BJP MP Varun Gandhi was on Friday issued notice by the Supreme Court on a plea seeking his disqualification as MP for allegedly making vituperative speeches during the 2009 General Elections. A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and SS Nijjar sought Gandhi's response on the petition by Congress candidate VM Singh challenging dismissal of his plea by the Allahabad High Court. Senior counsel MN Krishnamani, appearing for Singh,...
02:01 PM, Dec 02, 2011