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Allahabad HC dismisses PIL seeking action against Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

The Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking directions for removal of Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti from the Union Council of Ministers and initiation of criminal proceedings against her for making allegedly communally sensitive remarks at an election rally in Delhi.

Plea in HC seeking directions to Centre,UP to combat swine flu

A petition has been filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking directions for proper and effective measures to check swine flu and other influenza like diseases.

Delhi HC refuses to entertain PIL on live-in relationship

 The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL seeking directions to the government to keep cases of live-in relationships out of the purview of rape under the Indian Penal Code.

PIL says Cong symbol looks like Police logo: Bombay HC seeks response

 The Bombay High Court has asked the Home Department of Maharashtra Government to respond within a month to a petition challenging allotment of 'hand' symbol to Indian National Congress on the ground that it was very similar to the logo of State police.

Make rainwater harvesting attractive: HC to DJB

The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to make rainwater harvesting "attractive" by giving wide publicity to its benefits including rebate in water tariff.

Delhi HC refuses to hear PIL on govt failure to regulate acid sale

Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a PIL alleging failure on the part of the Centre and city government to regularise the sale of acid in the national capital, saying the Supreme Court was monitoring the matter on a regular basis.

SC refuses to hear PIL on loudspeaker ban at religious places

Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a PIL that sought ban on use of loudspeakers at religious sites on the ground that they cause noise pollution besides causing communal riots.

Secret fund's misuse by Jharkhand cops; SC refuses to hear PIL

Supreme Court has refused to interfere with an High Court order quashing a notification for CBI probe into alleged misuse and unaccounted withdrawal of huge sums from the Secret Service Funds meant to counter Naxal violence in Jharkhand.

Bombay HC seeks reply as PIL alleges that ex-ministers got land cheap

 The Bombay High Court asked former Maharashtra Ministers Narayan Rane, Chhagan Bhujbal and Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil on Monday to file their responses in two weeks to a petition alleging that they had been allotted land at cheap rates by the government to set up educational trusts.

Allahabad HC dismisses PIL seeking removal of UP Governor Ram Naik

 The Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking the removal of Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik for his reported statement favouring construction of a Ram temple at Ayodhya.

Nothing wrong in 'PK', says Delhi HC, dismisses plea
Nothing wrong in 'PK', says Delhi HC, dismisses plea

The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL filed against Raj Kumar Hirani directed and Aamir Khan starrer film ‘PK’, saying "the film was not offensive".

High Court seeks Centre's response on PIL seeking ban on `PK`
High Court seeks Centre's response on PIL seeking ban on `PK`

The Allahabad High Court today asked the Centre to file its response in a week on a petition seeking ban on Raj Kumar Hirani directed film 'PK'.

Cannot encroach into policy matters of govt: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to make available generic medicines and medical treatment to the public at a reasonable cost, saying that it "cannot encroach into policy matters of Central government".

'Social Justice Bench' of SC starts hearing PILs

 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.

PIL in HC challenging boxer Sarita Devi's suspension by AIBA
PIL in HC challenging boxer Sarita Devi's suspension by AIBA

 A PIL on Wednesday came up for hearing in the Delhi High Court challenging the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laishram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games podium ceremony in South Korea.

PIL seeking Punia's removal dismissed

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a direction for removal of PL Punia from the post of the chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

Non-availability of generic drugs: HC reserves order on PIL

 The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on a PIL seeking its direction to the Centre to make available generic medicines and medical treatment to the public at a reasonable cost.

Bhopal gas tragedy: PIL seeks info on Warren Anderson's escape from India

A PIL filed before Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday sought a direction to the state government to disclose all the details of the alleged safe passage to Warren Anderson, the deceased CEO of now-defunct Union Carbide Corporation, in December 1984.

PIL seeks info on Warren Anderson's escape from India

A PIL filed before Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday sought a direction to the state government to disclose all the details of the alleged safe passage to Warren Anderson, the deceased CEO of now-defunct Union Carbide Corporation, in December 1984.

Ready to be prosecuted if charge against CBI boss is wrong

Advocate Prashant Bhushan and NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation on Tuesday submitted before the Supreme Court that they are ready to be prosecuted if the information given by them regarding CBI director Ranjit Sinha's alleged misconduct proved to be wrong.