Nutan Thakur

  • Court raps activist for her children's PIL against Bharat Ratna to Rao December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Activist Nutan Thakur got a rap from the court after it dismissed a PIL filed by her children challenging the Bharat Ratna awarded to Professor CNR Rao. The court reprimanded her daughter, a law student, saying it was evident it was drafted with the help of Nutan, who...
  • Allahabad HC reserves order on PIL challenging Bharat Ratna to Sachin Tendulkar November 26, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order on a PIL challenging the award of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The petition filed by IPS official Amitabh Thakur and social activist Nutan Thakur contended that the award had no provisions or...
  • Nutan Thakur quits AAP over sting operation controversy November 24, 2013

    Nutan Thakur, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member from Lucknow, on Sunday, resigned from the party expressing unhappiness over the alleged involvement of party members in a sting operation. "I have resigned from the party after I saw the way the party handled the sting operation," she told reporters. Thakur said that...
  • Allahabad HC to hear contempt plea against Manmohan Singh on ordinance October 1, 2013

    The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court would on Thursday hear a contempt petition against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the issue of the ordinance to save convicted lawmakers from disqualification. The contempt petition filed by social activist Nutan Thakur accuses Singh of "having openly defied the orders of the Supreme...
  • HC responds to PIL, seeks report on communal riots in state September 17, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench on Tuesday sought details of all the riots that have taken place since the Akhilesh Yadav regime was sworn-in March 15, 2012. The direction was given to the state government as the court heard a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social activist Nutan Thakur. The...
  • PIL challenges suspension of UP's woman IAS officer July 30, 2013

    The suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was on Tuesday challenged in the Allahabad High Court through a public interest litigation (PIL) plea. The petition, filed by social activist Nutan Thakur at the Lucknow bench of the court, is likely to come up for hearing on August 1. Through her petition, Thakur requested the court...
  • Censor board denied clearance to 256 films in 10 years February 9, 2013

    Lucknow: The Censor Board denied certification for release to 256 films in the past 12 years, an RTI query has revealed. In response to a Right to Information (RTI) filed by activists Amitabh and Nutan Thakur, it has been revealed that between 2001 to 2011, 256 films were denied certification...
  • High Court seeks report on Salman Khurshid's trust January 17, 2013

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday sought a report from the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on the alleged embezzlement of funds from a trust run by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and his wife. The Lucknow bench of the high court asked the EOW to submit its inquiry report on...
  • 'Munni', 'Sheila' are a public nuisance: PIL January 5, 2011

    New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court by a social activist from Lucknow, Dr Nutan Thakur, for banning two songs - 'Munni badnaam hui' and 'Sheila ki jawaani'. The PIL claims that the two songs have become a nuisance...