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Calcutta HC refuses CBI plea to adjourn Narada case

Five-judge Bench to have next hearing tomorrow The Calcutta High Court on Monday refused a prayer by the Central Bureau of Investigation to adjourn the Narada case and a five-judge Bench heard the case for more than three hours before deciding to have the next hearing on Wednesday. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the CBI, […]

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HC to hear private labs’ plea on May 7

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday adjourned to May 7 the hearing on a writ petition filed by a group of private diagnostic laboratories in the State challenging the order of the State government reducing the charge for RT-PCR tests from ₹1,700 to ₹500 in private laboratories. When the petition came up for hearing, the […]

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Residents’ plea to Railways to unblock road

Around 20 persons living along the road connecting the third and fourth railway gates in Kozhikode city on the eastern side of the railway line have appealed to the Southern Railway not to block the road, which is the only way to their homes. In a letter to the General Manager of Southern Railway, forwarded […]

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Plea for release of eight fishermen held in Maldives

With notification for the election to the Legislative Assembly announced, the model code of conduct came into force on February 26. Under such circumstances, the weekly grievances meeting held at the Collectorate was suspended until further orders. Officials, however, installed a box in which the petitions could be dropped. On Monday, a delegation representing Tharuvaikulam […]

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Plea to fill vacancies in district consumer forums

An advocate has moved the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the State to fill vacant posts of presiding officers, members and other staff at the District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forums. A Division Bench of Justices M.M. Sundresh and S. Ananthi ordered notice in the petition filed by advocate R.M. […]

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Sivasankar’s bail plea to be heard on Feb. 1

In foreign currency smuggling case The bail application of M. Sivasankar, the former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, in the foreign currency smuggling case will be considered on February 1. Moving the bail application before the Economic Offences Court, Ernakulam, S. Rajeev, the counsel for the accused, submitted that the Customs arrested the […]

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‘Treat plea on regulation of powers as representation’

Volunteers misusing power: petition The Delhi High Court on Monday directed authorities to treat as representation a petition seeking regulation of powers delegated to civil defence volunteers for ensuring compliance with COVID-19 norms in Delhi. A Bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the authorities take a decision on the plea […]

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HC dismisses plea of police aspirant

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has dismissed a petition filed by a police aspirant since he had suppressed the registration of a criminal case against him. The court was hearing the petition filed by Loordhu Packiyam from Thoothukudi who sought a direction to the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Board to issue him […]

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HC plea alleges illegal operation of path labs

Petitioner seeks closure of such centres A petition before the Delhi High Court has sought urgent implementation of the government’s Health Bill, 2019, or the Delhi Clinical Establishment Act, 2010, alleging that unauthorised pathological laboratories are running here without any checks and balances. Consumer rights activist Bejon Kumar Misra has contended that operations of illegal […]

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HC dismisses CBI plea to vacate stay

Probe into alleged irregularities in LIFE Mission project at Wadakkanchery The Kerala High Court on Tuesday turned down the plea by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for vacating its interim order staying the probe against U.V. Jose, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LIFE Mission, in connection with the alleged irregularities in the LIFE Mission […]