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Govt working with media groups to curb obscenity, HC told

   26 March 2008 at 22:38

The Centre has informed the Delhi High Court that a committee has been constituted to review the programme and advertising code and the rules framed under the Cable TV Networks (regulation) Act that deal with use of allegedly obscene pictures and vis ..

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Cop-on-duty not licensed to kill through reckless driving: SC

   24 March 2008 at 17:03

New Delhi, Mar 18 (PTI) A policeman causing the death of another person through reckless driving cannot claim immunity from prosecution on the ground that the accident occurred while he was discharging official duties, the Supreme Court has said."W ..

Posted in Civil Law |   522 Views


Owner's duty to ensure that driver has a valid license: SC

   24 March 2008 at 17:03

New Delhi, Mar 23 (PTI) The Supreme Court has ruled that it is the duty of the owner of the vehicle to ensure that the driver has a valid driving license.In the absence of a valid driving license, the insurance company would not be under any obligati ..

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SC extends interim order lifting ban on Jodhaa Akbar

   14 March 2008 at 14:21

The Supreme Court on Friday extended its interim order lifting the ban imposed by various state governments on the screening of controversial Bollywood film 'Jodhaa Akbar'. The apex court had on March four passed the interim order lifting the ban til ..

Posted in Civil Law |   543 Views


Narmada dam: SC annoyed over delay in relief for oustees

   10 March 2008 at 23:45

The Supreme Court has expressed annoyance over the delay in providing relief to Narmada dam oustees saying the issue had not moved an inch forward in the last one year."Today the position is that we have not moved an inch forward," a Bench headed by ..

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Govt fails to respond to SC notice on tea workers' plight

   07 March 2008 at 21:59

The Supreme Court was today informed that the Centre and four tea-growing states have failed to respond to notices issued by it over alleged starvation deaths by workers of tea gardens illegally abandoned by companies.The court was informed that only ..

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SC refers Sabarimala issue to larger bench

   07 March 2008 at 13:49

The Supreme Court has referred the petition challenging the ban on women of 10 to 50 age group from entering the Sabrimala temple in Kerala to a larger bench.A division bench headed by Justice S B Sinha, after hearing the contentions of Kerala govern ..

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Deshmukh seeking legal opinion before action against Thackeray

   05 March 2008 at 22:09

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said he was seeking legal opinion before taking action against Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray in the wake of his comments against Biharis and North Indian MPs."If any editorial hurts the sentiments of ..

Posted in Civil Law |   567 Views


SC stays order banning screening of Jodhaa-Akbar till March 14

   04 March 2008 at 17:57

New Delhi, Mar 4 (UNI) The Supreme Court today stayed the order of Uttar Pradesh government till March 14 banning the screening of Hindi movie 'Jodhaa-Akbar' in the state.A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran a ..

Posted in Civil Law |   559 Views


Need to popularise Lok Adalats: Justice Ashok Bhan

   02 March 2008 at 10:03

There is a need to popularise Lok Adalats, an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism, for speedy redressal of disputes, National Legal Services Authority Executive Chairman and Supreme Court Judge Justice Ashok Bhan said in Kolkata on Saturda ..

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