PIL

  • Plea in SC for probe into hanging of farmer during AAP rally 16 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Days after a farmer from Rajasthan allegedly hanged himself during an Aam Aadmi Party rally, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored judicial probe into the incident that took place in full public view. The PIL, likely to be listed for hearing during next...
  • PIL filed against Kerala Governor P Sathasivam over abuse of power 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Trouble is brewing for Kerala Governor and former chief justice of India P Sathasivam as a PIL has been filed against him in the Supreme Court. The PIL has been filed by senior advocate Adish Agarwala in which he has alleged that Sathasivam misused his judicial powers. According to...
  • Supreme Court rejects plea against ex-Supreme Court judge and Press Council of India Chief April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a PIL seeking registration of an FIR against former apex court judge and Press Council of India Chairman Justice CK Prasad for allegedly passing some inappropriate orders in a civil appeal during his tenure as a judge, saying if such pleas are...
  • Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on valadity of Section 66A of Information Technology Act March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Tuesday its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of certain sections of the cyber law including a provision under which a person can be arrested for allegedly posting "offensive" contents on websites. A bench of justices J Chelameswar...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear PIL on developing new capital city of Andhra Pradesh March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL questioning the decision to develop new capital city of Andhra Pradesh on the southern side of river Krishna near Vijayawada without adequate environment clearances. "Only at the time of construction activities, environment clearances are required and not before that,"...
  • Patna High Court takes government to task on cheating in matric examination March 20, 2015

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Friday criticised the Bihar government over the issue of large-scale copying by students in the ongoing matriculation examination in the state and instructed it to forthwith stop the use of unfair means. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice Vikash Jain...
  • Allahabad High Court orders judicial probe into cane charge on lawyers March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the cane charge on lawyers near the Collectorate in Lucknow on March 9 and sought a report within three weeks. A division bench of Chief Justice Dr DY Chandrachud and Justice Rajan Roy passed the order on a PIL...
  • Delhi High Court refuses urgent hearing of PIL to lift ban on Nirbhaya documentary March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to give urgent hearing to a PIL seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of a controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape case. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru...
  • Can't keep live-in relations outside purview of rape: Delhi High Court March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to keep live-in relationships outside the purview of rape under the IPC, saying it would amount to giving them the status of matrimony, which the legislature has chosen "not to do". The court made the observation while hearing a PIL, which had sought...
  • PIL in Delhi High Court seeks lifting of ban on December 16 gangrape documentary March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of the controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the convicts of the December 16 gangrape case. A Delhi court had on March 4 said that its order restraining broadcasting of...
  • Gujarat shuts down 55 illegal units in Gir lion sanctuary March 5, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat government told the Gujarat high court on Thursday that it had shut down 55 illegal establishments and directed others to comply with norms. Placing a compliance report about illegal units which were operated around the Gir Asiatic Lions' Sanctuary, Additional Advocate General Prakash Jani told the High Court "Gujarat...
  • Maharashtra: Narcotic drug mephedrone alias `meow-meow' banned March 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that the Centre had accepted its recommendation to include mephedrone in the list of prohibited drugs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. Mephedrone, a narcotic drug which is also called M-Cat or `meow meow' in the party circuit, is...
  • Gujarat High Court: PIL seeks compensation for families of swine flu victims March 5, 2015

    Ahmedabad: A public interest litigation filed in the Gujarat High Court has sought compensation of Rs five lakh for the relatives of people dying of swine flu and of Rs one lakh for the swine flu patients. The division bench...
  • High Court to hear plea on increasing air pollution in Delhi March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to take immediate steps to control increasing air pollution in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, however, declined to give an urgent hearing on...
  • PIL in Allahabad High Court on whereabouts of Rahul Gandhi March 1, 2015

    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 February 23, 2015

    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...