PIL

SC agrees to hear PIL on appointment of CEC, ECs to poll panel

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a plea seeking a direction to the Centre to constitute a "neutral and independent selection committee" to recommend names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners.

SC rejects PIL on 'misuse' of funds for laptops by judges

The Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed a plea seeking probe into the alleged misuse of funds allocated for purchase of computers for judicial officers of courts in Delhi.

PIL against 'Mohalla Assi': HC fixes July 6 as date of hearing
PIL against 'Mohalla Assi': HC fixes July 6 as date of hearing

The Allahabad High Court today fixed July 6 as the next date of hearing of a PIL seeking direction against clearance to Sunny Deol-starrer 'Mohalla Assi', alleging that the film hurts religious sentiments.

PIL against 'forcing' Muslim girl students to drink concoction during Ramzan

 PIL against allegedly forcing Muslim girl students of a minority community to drink a herbal concoction at a private school in Tiruchirapalli district during this fasting month of Ramzan, was filed in Madras High Court Wednesday by an advocate.

DNA: All you need to know about Smriti Irani's educational qualification case

They authenticity of Smriti Irani's degree has come under question again after a local court took cognizance of a complaint filed against Union HRD Minister for allegedly giving false information about her educational qualification and ruled that the same is 'maintainable'.

PIL filed against Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar for endorsing brands
PIL filed against Bharat Ratna awardee Sachin Tendulkar for endorsing brands

A Bhopal-based petitioner has filed a PIL demanding surrender of the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by Sachin Tendulkar for continuing to appear in several TV Commercials.

Gujarat High Court directs petitioner to file PIL against tobacco products

The Gujarat High Court Monday directed a petitioner to file a supplementary public interest litigation (PIL) against various tobacco products being illegally sold in the state.

Delhi HC directs closure of unrecognised schools in unsafe premises

The Delhi High Court has directed the city government, DDA and civic bodies here to ensure immediate closure of unrecognised schools housed in premises which may pose threat to the safety of students.

PIL filed against Arunachal govt for misuse of central funds

 A PIL has been filed in the Gauhati High Court against the Arunachal Pradesh government alleging gross misuse of central funds.

HC notice to central and TN govts on PIL on child abuse

The Madras High Court today issued notice to the central and Tamil Nadu governments on a PIL seeking a direction for designating special courts to deal with cases of sexual abuse of children under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

PIL says cos giving vacant land to builders: HC seeks response

The Bombay High Court has issued notices to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and 15 companies to respond to a PIL alleging that land obtained by these establishments on certain conditions from Maharashtra Government were being used for real estate development.

Countrymen should file PIL against Kapil Sibal: Ananth Kumar

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar on Wednesday asked countrymen to file Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal for "lying to the country in regard to the loss suffered on spectrum issue".

Delhi HC to hear plea on rising road rage incidents

 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a plea against the rising number of road rage incidents in the capital, and for direction to the government to amend the Motor Vehicles Act and make "deterrent provisions" on road rage.

Shifting of Ranthambore tiger to Udaipur zoo draws flak from wildlife experts
Shifting of Ranthambore tiger to Udaipur zoo draws flak from wildlife experts

A wildlife enthusiast has filed a PIL at Delhi High Court to protest against the translocation of a tiger at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve to Udaipur's Sajjangarh Biological Park.

Allahabad HC seeks details of measures for hemophilia patients

The Allahabad High Court has summoned senior Uttar Pradesh officials including the principal secretary for medical education seeking details of the measures taken for hemophilia patients.

PIL against gifting sword to leaders, Bombay High Court seeks response

The Bombay High Court has sought response from Ahmednagar District Collector and police on a PIL against presenting of unsheathed swords to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders during Maharashtra election campaigning last year.

NJAC issue: SC notice to advocate for 'irresponsible' PIL

The Supreme Court Friday issued show cause notice to advocate ML Sharma for making "irresponsible" and "scandalous" allegations in his PIL challenging the new law on appointment of judges for higher judiciary, saying "this is not a political platform".

Centre to file reply on PIL seeking awards for 26/11 heroes

The Centre on Tuesday sought time from the Bombay High Court to file an additional affidavit in reply to a PIL demanding Ashok Chakra as well as gallantry awards for officers of various agencies who had fought terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in the city.

Plea in SC for probe into hanging of farmer during AAP rally

Days after a farmer from Rajasthan allegedly hanged himself during an Aam Aadmi Party rally here, 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.

PIL for CBI probe into AIIMS graft aimed to malign govt: Nadda

 Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a PIL seeking CBI probe into various graft cases in AIIMS raised by the ex-CVO of the institution was "actuated by ulterior motive" to gain political mileage and "malign" the government's image.