The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued notice to the state and the civic body of the Sikh holy city of Amritsar on a plea to initiate contempt proceedings against them for not taking any action against the illegal constructions around the Golden Temple.
Going against the directives of Supreme Court and J-K High Court, the state government on Wednesday went ahead to give temporary legal cover to illegal buildings and structures through the passage of a bill in the legislature.
The Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday introduced in the state Assembly a bill for regularisation of unauthorised buildings, under which the violators can get their illegal constructions regularised by paying a fee.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has assured to take a "sympathetic view" of those who will be displaced during the ongoing drive of razing dangerous and unauthorised structures in Thane district.
The CIC has lambasted MCD
officials for protecting "unauthorised construction" and colluding with builders by withholding information on them
while issuing show cause notices to three engineers of the