Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: PIL

‘Freebies leading India to economic disaster’ — Modi govt backs PIL seeking bar on poll sops

PIL filed by BJP spokesperson in SC has sought a stop to parties promising & distributing ‘irrational freebies’ during poll campaigns. CJI proposes setting up a panel to look into issue.

‘Don’t mock PILs,’ Allahabad High Court dismisses plea to open locked rooms in Taj Mahal

Petitioner and BJP media in-charge in Ayodhya, Rajneesh Singh, wanted an ASI committee to give clarity on the monument’s ‘history’.

SC dismisses plea of rape survivor from Kerala seeking permission to marry her assaulter

The top court also rejected a separate plea of the assaulter, a defrocked priest, seeking bail on the ground that he wanted to marry the survivor, who was a minor at the time of rape.

SC to examine fresh plea challenging constitutional validity of sedition law

The plea, filed by a former army officer, stated the sedition law is an unreasonable restriction on free expression and should be unequivocally and unambiguously struck down.

SC dismisses plea challenging Delhi HC order rejecting PIL to halt Central Vista work

The apex court declined to interfere, stating that the PIL petitioners had selectively targeted Central Vista Project amid other public projects which were allowed during lockdown.

Plea in SC challenges Delhi HC’s dismissal of petition seeking to halt Central Vista work

The petitioner said the High Court was not justified in terming the plea 'motivated' without any evidence & that allowing construction in the pandemic was 'serious health concern'

SC refuses to intervene in Central Vista matter, asks Delhi HC for early hearing

The petitioners said that the continuation of the Central Vista project was concerning in view of the 'crumbling' healthcare system and a risk to the lives of workers employed.

PIL in HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt to set up Covid vaccination centres at RWAs, NGOs

A Delhi High Court bench asked the authorities concerned to treat the plea as a representation and take a decision in accordance with the law.

Delhi HC asks govt to reply to PIL seeking firms to sell Remdesivir in domestic market

The plea claimed that there are more than 25 companies in India which manufacture the medicine, but only 6 to 8 are permitted to sell it in the domestic market.

Delhi High Court seeks Centre’s stand on PIL against new WhatsApp privacy policy

The petitioners have contended that WhatsApp's new privacy policy indicates 'fissures' in Indian data protection and privacy laws.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.