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RTE Act 2009: PIL In SC Seeks Common Curriculum For School Children Across India

Dec 22, 2021 PTI

RTE Act 2009: The PIL said it is the duty of the Union to effectuate a common education system, but it has failed in the fulfilment of this necessary obligation as it has simply adopted the pre-existing National Curriculum Framework (NCF) of 2005.

Madras High Court Tells Tamil Nadu Government To Allow 20,000 Devotees For Karthigai Deepam

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"In all, 20,000 devotees per day should be permitted on 19.11.2021 and 20.11.2021 to circumambulate the holy hill (to go on Girivalam)," the bench said.

Bombay HC Issues Notice On PIL Questioning State Officials' 2019 Israel Tour

The petition filed by Laxman Bura and Digamber said that there was apparently 'a nexus between the phone tapping cases, which are a matter of public knowledge now, and the Israel tour'.

Special Bench Will Hear PIL Challenging Recognition Granted To 41 National Sports Federations: HC

Nov 05, 2020 PTI

It is being contended in the plea that the decision granting recognition to the 41 NSFs is contrary to the National Sports Development Code of India, 2011

Delhi HC Refuses To Entertain PIL On Batla House Film

Ariz Khan, facing trial in the Batla House encounter case, and Shahzad Ahmed, who has appealed against his conviction, and life sentence in the same matter, have sought postponing of the film's release on the ground that proceedings in their cases would be affected.

16 April, 2019

Congress To Move Election Commission Alleging PM Modi Gave False Land Ownership Details In Poll Affidavit

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Congress said it would urge the Election Commission to take necessary action against the PM Narendra Modi for consistently giving false information regarding his land holding in election affidavits he has filed since 2007

15 March, 2019

PIL Accuses Smriti Irani Of Misusing Funds, Gujarat HC Asks Govt To Give Details

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The PIL sought the high court's direction for a high-level committee to investigate the subject matter, and to the DGP to file an FIR and recover misappropriated money.

12 February, 2019

Haren Pandya Murder Case: SC Reserves Verdict On PIL Seeking Fresh Probe

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Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan said that several new facts have emerged recently which required fresh investigation into the murder case.

24 December, 2018

PIL In SC Against Govt's Computer Interception Order

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According to the government's notification, 10 central probe and snoop agencies are now empowered under the Information Technology (IT) Act for computer interception and analysis, Ministry of Home Affairs officials said.

07 December, 2018

SC Dismisses PIL Against Arun Jaitley, Fines Lawyer Rs 50,000

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Advocate M L Sharma had accused the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of plundering the capital reserve of the RBI.

14 August, 2018

SC To Hear PIL Alleging Siphoning Of Funds Amounting To Rs.18000 Crore Meant For SC/ST Students

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The plea has made the CBI and Ministries of Social Justice and Law as parties to the PIL and has sought a court-monitored SIT probe into the alleged scam.


19 April, 2018

Judge Loya's Death 'Natural', Petition 'Scandalous': Top Quotes By SC In Today's Verdict

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"Can’t settle political scores in courts."

12 April, 2018

Justice Chelameswar Refuses To List Former Law Minister's Plea Against CJI, says 'Reasons Are Too Obvious'

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"Someone running a relentless tirade against me that I am up to grab something. This country will follow its own course but I'm sorry and I can't deal with this PIL," said Justice Chelameswar who is “going to retire in a few days”.

11 April, 2018

'CJI Is The Authority,' Supreme Court Dismisses Petition Seeking Guidelines For Case Allocation

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The bench was led by CJI Dipak Misra himself.

06 April, 2018

Former Law Min Shanti Bhushan Files PIL Seeking Clarification On CJI's Administrative Authority In Allocating Cases

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He filed the PIL through his advocate and son Prashant Bhushan who

21 February, 2018

Centre Opposes Independent Probe In PNB Scam Case

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The scam was started in 2011 and was detected in the third week of January this year, after which the PNB officials reported it to the concerned agencies.

11 January, 2018

Now Aadhaar Needed For Filing PILs: Madras High Court

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A division bench of Madras high court gave the directive, saying instances of PILs being filed by fictitious persons had been brought to the notice of the court


08 December, 2017

Why Only A Married Man Is Liable For Adultery, Supreme Court Asks Centre

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At present, Section 497 holds only men responsible for adultery. The PIL seeks changes in the law based on sexual equality, saying women too be held responsible for adultery.

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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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz