The Supreme Court said management of water level in the dam is a matter for which an expert committee has already been appointed by the court and safety of the dam is also a related issue which has to be addressed by the panel.
A special bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices L Nageswara Rao and Surya Kant, which had agreed to extend the limitation period during the hearing, relaxed it in its order uploaded on apex court website late Monday night.
Sibal told a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and C T Ravikumar that they are ready with the matter but the problem is that their juniors are down with COVID.
Attorney General K K Venugopal said the applicant feels that cost is in the nature of a penalty and therefore wants the amount already deposited, be treated as a donation.
“It is for the petitioner to take the final decision to undergo the procedure of medical termination of pregnancy, which would be at her own risk and consequences,” it clarified.
"She desired to get married to the petitioner and went to the petitioner and expressed her desire and persuaded the petitioner to take her with him and get married. Therefore, in the facts of this case, there was no inducement by the petitioner,” the court said.
The high court granted time to the central government's standing counsel Anil Soni, who represented the authorities, to file a counter affidavit in response to the petition and listed the matter for further hearing on May 24.
The apex court passed the order while hearing the appeal filed by the convict against the high court verdict.
The petition had alleged that there were serious and basic inherent defects in the project on road no. 59 and if it is allowed to be executed, the project will create havoc and lead to cutting of thousands of 50-70-year-old trees.
Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that at the end of 2020, 53 petitions were pending in the top court and 108 habeas corpus cases were pending in the Bombay High Court.
“In the present instance, the petitioner's name for PMG had been considered and declined by the CRPF at the highest level. Accordingly, this court does not find any illegality in the decision-making process by the respondents,” it added.
CHRI has argued that the suspension order has completely paralysed its functioning, threatens the livelihood of its employees and casts a stigma on its reputation.
The main prayer of the petitioner was to restrain the Ministry and Air India Limited from proceeding further with the process of disinvestment without taking appropriate steps to protect the terms and conditions of service and the rights of the employees, represented by the union.
“The challenge here is to the validity of the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016 and the possible draconian manner in which it may be implemented as appropriately apprehended by the petitioners,” the order said.
The petitioner emphasised that the pecuniary jurisdiction of the high court increased from Rs 25,000 in 1970 to above Rs 2 crore in 2015 and that of the district courts increased from up to Rs 20 lakh in 2003 to up to Rs 2 crore in 2018 yet the civil courts have remained stagnant.
After 25 years, the district court of Srinagar has ordered the disposal of the closure report into the killing of a shopkeeper Mohd Ramzan Bhat and has directed the police to constitute a Special Investigation Team to probe the case
After considering the facts and circumstances, the judge found that the Defence department was finding it difficult to maintain its properties, which all are not in possession and leased out for some commercial purposes.
Former Chief Minister and Member Parliament Dr Farooq Abdullah:'The restoration of early statehood and Article 370 is the only way forward. Otherwise, Kashmiris will continue to bleed and there will be hardly any progress in this part of the world'.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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