India News | Agencies | Monday August 17, 2015
After it banned politicians from appearing in ads funded by taxpayers, the Supreme Court has asked the government to explain if its directive is being implemented.
Ahmedabad News | Written by Rohit Bhan | Monday August 10, 2015
The Gujarat government and 22 judges have been served notices by the High Court that admitted a public interest litigation challenging the allotment of land to them at concessional rates.
Ghaziabad News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 6, 2015
As many as 80 industrial units in Ghaziabad have been sealed by the Pollution Control Board in compliance with orders passed by Allahabad High Court following a Public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an advocate, officials said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 31, 2015
The Bombay High Court today sought Maharashtra government's response to a public interest litigation challenging the proposed appointment of Justice M L Tahaliyani as the new Lokayukta of the state.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday July 27, 2015
The Supreme Court's ruling that taxpayers' money cannot be spent to build the image of political leaders, is applicable to all states and Union Territories including Delhi, the Centre told the Delhi High Court today.
Mumbai News | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 18, 2015
On a public interest litigation urging constitution of a new managing committee to run the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, the Bombay High Court has asked the petitioner to deposit Rs 50,000 as security to hear the matter and test his bonafides.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Thursday July 16, 2015
The Bombay High Court today issued notices to Maharashtra government, cabinet minister Pankaja Munde and others in response to a public interest litigation seeking a ban on distribution of 'chikki' procured by the Women and Child Development department.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 9, 2015
The Delhi High Court today pulled up an MCD Councillor for roping in the President of India as a respondent in a PIL seeking tabling and implementation of the 4th Delhi Finanace Commission report by the AAP government and said he was not answerable to any court.
Patna News | Press Trust of India | Friday July 3, 2015
Altogether 1,400 primary teachers have resigned from service in Bihar fearing government action over possession of fake educational degrees, a senior officer of the Education department said today.
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday July 2, 2015
The Delhi High Court has again sought responses from the Delhi government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung on a plea against the move to appoint 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators as parliamentary secretaries.
India News | Written by Sidharth Pandey | Monday May 18, 2015
The Delhi High Court today gave the centre one month to spell out its stand on the contentious Katra-Banihal railway line.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday May 15, 2015
The Essar Group was allegedly in touch with the then Finance Minister over the issue of Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the erstwhile UPA government for clearances on coal allocation issues, a non-governmental organisation has said in a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court.
Tuesday May 5, 2015
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India on a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the appointment process of heads of five public sector banks.
Diaspora | Press Trust of India | Monday April 20, 2015
The Supreme Court, today, dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a journalist seeking quashing of amendments made in Citizenship Act which deny voting rights to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI).
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Shailaja Neelakantan | Monday March 23, 2015
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Essar Group, the Centre and the Central Bureau of Investigation to respond to a petition that alleges Essar has been trying to influence and bribe politicians, public servants and the media with high-end gifts to serve its business interests. The court has asked all three to respond in six weeks.
India News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Wednesday March 18, 2015
In a major relief to cartoonist and free speech activist Aseem Trivedi, the Bombay High Court today said that his cartoons did not incite violence, adding that, they only expressed anger with the state machinery. The court's verdict came on a Public Interest Litigation, filed by an activist-lawyer Shankar Marathe, challenging Mr Trivedi's arrest on...
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 28, 2015
The Supreme Court today sought the Centre's response on a PIL seeking setting up of old age homes with basic healthcare facilities across the country.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 10, 2015
The Bombay High Court, on Tuesday, has asked the Centre, and the Maharashtra government, as well as the Information & Broadcasting Ministry to respond to a petition seeking action against organisers of All India Bakchod (AIB)'s roast show, held in Mumbai on December 20 last year in which allegedly obscene and vulgar words were used by participants ...
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 9, 2015
Delhi High Court today sought responses of the government, the city pollution panel and civic agencies of the national capital on the issue of air pollution here which it has taken up suo motu as a public interest litigation (PIL).
SupritaDas | Wednesday January 28, 2015
Already under the scanner for sending overage players to an international tournament recently, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) now has a Public Interest Litigation filed against it, in the Delhi High Court, for massive irregularities in its functioning, and election process.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 13, 2014
Newly constituted special 'Social Justice Bench' of the Supreme Court on Friday had its first hearings and took up matters of Narmada dam project, shelters for homeless persons, welfare of construction workers and exploitation of children in circuses, among others.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 15, 2014
The Allahabad High Court today sought a response from the Vice-Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University on a public interest litigation seeking direction to the varsity authorities to allow entry of women students into the Maulana Azad Library.
South | Written by Sneha Mary Koshy | Monday November 10, 2014
Days after the Kerala High Court upheld the state government's 'no liquor' policy by ordering the shut-down of all bars except 4-star, 5-star and heritage bars, the court's division bench, while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), has now ordered the state to identify and shift all liquor outlets located on the highways or service roads nea...
Delhi News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday October 2, 2014
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government why it has exempted Sikh women pillion riders from wearing a helmet following a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the exemption.