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Lawyers run amok in HC

  On 31 January 2009 at 23:50

Chennai, Jan 31 (UNI) The century-old history and prestige of the Madras High Court was lowered on January 30, when the advocates, who resorted to an indefinite boycott of courts over the Sri Lankan issue, created a ruckus by roughing up, manhandling ...

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J&K may replace its archaic RTI Act

  On 31 January 2009 at 08:39

NEW DELHI: The recently-installed Jammu and Kashmir government will drop its old Right to Information (RTI) Act in favour of a new legislation in tune with the Central Act. The present RTI Act is not applicable to J&K which has an old legislation. Ch ...

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CIC members refuse to declare assets in public

  On 31 January 2009 at 08:38

NEW DELHI: Information commissioners have chosen not to disclose their own assets' declaration on the CIC's website, in a development which may cause many to wonder whether the transparency watchdog has trouble following what it preaches to others. I ...

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India set to reject Pak probe claim on 26/11

  On 31 January 2009 at 08:37

NEW DELHI: Tension between India and Pakistan may flare up once again with India set to reject any claim by the latter that the Mumbai attacks were not planned from its territory. Such a response would be completely unacceptable, sources said on Frid ...

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Kerala HC adjourns petition on Lavalin case

  On 31 January 2009 at 08:34

The Kerala High Court adjourned to February 2 a petition seeking declaration that no sanction was required in prosecuting the accused in the SNC Lavalin case, including former Electricity Minister and CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, for hear ...

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Addl Sol Gen asks SC for more time to look into Mulayam's case

  On 31 January 2009 at 08:33

Additional Solicitor General Mohan Parsaran, who appeared in place of Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramanian, prayed to the Supreme Court to grant him time to go through the brief in disproportionate assets case against former Uttar Pradesh C ...

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Centre, states should undertake law reforms: Madhava menon

  On 31 January 2009 at 08:32

Member of Commission on Centre-State Relations N R Madhava Menon opined that the Centre and states should undertake comprehensive law reforms to tide over the dysfunctionality between the Constitutional tenets and the Indian Statute Book.Inaugurating ...

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No more bull fights in Tamil Nadu: SC

  On 30 January 2009 at 18:31

The Supreme Court put the brakes on the 400-year-old traditional bull-taming sport of Jallikattu, organised in Tamil Nadu as part of Pongal celebrations, saying guidelines to prevent cruelty against animals have been violated."Apparently guidelines h ...

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Supreme Court slams government for not curbing high-sea piracy

  On 30 January 2009 at 00:01

The Supreme Court Thursday rebuked the government for being ineffective in tackling high-sea piracy and caring little for lives of Indians falling prey to pirates in international waters.Upset by the government’s failure to provide details of maritim ...

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HC seeks report from Centre on illegal construction in Ridge

  On 29 January 2009 at 00:05

New Delhi, Jan 28 The Delhi High Court today sought a detailed report from the Centre and the city government on a PIL alleging illegal constructions in the Ridge which are allegedly preventing recharge of ground water in south Delhi.The Court also s ...

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