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Pioneer of judicial activism Justice P N Bhagwati is dead

As a Supreme Court judge, Bhagwati introduced the concepts of public interest litigation (PIL) and absolute liability to the Indian judicial system.

Plea in HC to refer attacks on Tamil Nadu fishermen to ICJ

Fisherman Care, the petitioner, also alleged that the Lankan Navy had all these years violated the 1974 agreement entered into between India and Sri Lanka.

Madras HC adjourns PIL against Centre's ban on sale of cattle

When the PIL came up, the first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sunder adjourned the matter to Wednesday for further hearing.

Uttarakhand High Court calls EVM challenge unconstitutional, says hackathon cannot be organised tomorrow

Uttarakhand High Court calls EVM challenge unconstitutional, says hackathon cannot be organised tomorrow

In a big surprise, the Uttarakhand High Court on Friday observed that the Election commission's Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) hackathon challenge that is scheduled to be held on Saturday is 'unconstitutional'.

PIL filed against Lalu's sons

The PIL comes in the backdrop of a series of allegations levelled by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi over land deals by Lalu Prasad's family. 

SC seeks Centre's reply on plea for policy on National Anthem, Song

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from the Centre in four weeks on a plea seeking framing of a policy for promoting the national anthem and the national song.

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentencing row: PIL filed in Delhi HC seeking ICJ intervention to secure his release from Pakistan

Kulbhushan Jadhav sentencing row: PIL filed in Delhi HC seeking ICJ intervention to secure his release from Pakistan

A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking the court's intervention in securing the immediate release of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has sentenced to death over spying allegations by a military court in Pakistan.

PIL challenges AAP govt's education policy

PIL challenges AAP govt's education policy

A plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court challenging the AAP government's education policy under which vocational subjects would replace languages like Sanskrit as the sixth compulsory subject at the secondary level.

PIL in Supreme Court to make Hindi compulsory from Class 1-8 across India

PIL in Supreme Court to make Hindi compulsory from Class 1-8 across India

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre, states and union territories to make Hindi compulsory for students of class 1 to Class 8 across the country to promote unity and national integration.

PIL in Delhi HC against UGC regulations on MPhil, PhD degrees

The Delhi High Court has sought response of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on a PIL challenging its regulations regarding award of MPhil and PhD degrees and appointment of teaching staff.

SC dismisses plea against Bangladeshi migrants

The Supreme Court has junked a PIL seeking action against illegal Bangladeshi migrants whose influx, the petitioner claimed, has affected the sovereignty and integrity of the country.

Uttar Pradesh's Anti-Romeo Squads now have a list of do's and don'ts

Uttar Pradesh's Anti-Romeo Squads now have a list of do's and don'ts

Amid heavy criticism over reports of "heavy-handedness" and "moral policing", the Uttar Pradesh's Anti-Romeo Squads have been handed out a list of strict do's and don'ts by the police top brass on the orders of the Allahabad High Court.

Supreme Court to hear plea for probe into alleged tampering of EVMs

Supreme Court to hear plea for probe into alleged tampering of EVMs

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on Friday a plea seeking a probe into allegations of alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during polls, including the recent assembly elections in five states.

Transport of cattle: Delhi High Court seeks Centre, AAP government reply

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought reply of the Centre and the AAP government on a PIL alleging that cattle meant for slaughter were subjected to cruelty as they were transported in overloaded trucks.

RK Nagar by-polls: AIADMK files PIL against TTV Dinakaran

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on Tuesday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court asking it to direct the Election Commission to not accept TTV Dinakaran`s nomination as candidate for RK Nagar by-polls.

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea for police reform

Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea for police reform

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused give urgent hearing on a PIL seeking reforms in police force across the country.

Get instructions from Tamil Nadu government on PIL against Isha: Madras High Court to Government Pleader

The Madras High Court today directed the government pleader to get instructions from Tamil Nadu government in connection with a PIL alleging violations by Isha Foundation in construction around the proposed 112-foot statue of Lord Siva at its yoga centre in Coimbatore district.

SC to hear PIL seeking revocation of India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty

SC to hear PIL seeking revocation of India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the petition calling for scrapping of the Indus Water Treaty between India and Pakistan.

Sasikala calls O Panneerselvam a 'traitor', demands Tamil Nadu Governor to call her immediately

Sasikala calls O Panneerselvam a 'traitor', demands Tamil Nadu Governor to call her immediately

AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala Natarajan on Monday hit out at acting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam for being 'ungrateful and power hungry' and said that a conspiracy is being hatched to split the ruling AIADMK.