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Justice Kabir Inaugurates Legal Services Clinic at Kashmir University

June 18, Srinagar: Chief Justice of India Justice Altamas Kabir on June 18 inaugurated the Legal Services Clinic created by the Department of Law at Kashmir University.

Justice Kabir became the first Chief Justice of India to visit Kashmir University. He also launched the Kashmir University Law Review, 2012.

Court Dismisses Revision Petition in Bhopal Gas Tragedy Case

June 18, Bhopal: Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan (BGPMUS), a non-government organisation working for the welfare of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims, saw its revision petition dismissed on June 17 by a local court.

Disposal of E-Waste

India Legal News: Before dumping your desktop or any electronic waste, think twice, because you can be fined. The Hazardous Wastes Rules, 2008 has been notified by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to ensure right management and sensitive handling of hazardous wastes in India, said the Minister in charge Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan in Lok Sabha today. The new rules pertaining e-waste has come into effect from 1st May 2012.

 

Review of Status of 3677 Monuments In India

  The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that every year review of the status of the 3677 monuments/sites of the ASI declared as of national importance is taken up. A number of monuments are identified for taking up structural repairs of special nature. The conservation programme is drawn up accordingly and funds are provided for the same.

Vodafone Serves Notice Against Indian Government

India Legal News: Accusing the government of ‘denial of justice’, and threatening to take the Rs.11,000 Crore tax matter to international court of arbitration, Vodafone has today finally served the Indian government with a notice of dispute (“Notice”). The notice pertained proposals in the Indian Finance Bill 2012. The said bill violates the international legal protections granted to Vodafone and other global players having investment interests in India. The HC in its verdict in September 2010 ordered Vodafone to to pay a tax of Rs.

Shri Salman Khurshid Inaugurates National Review Meeting of - Access to Justice for Marginalized People

 India Legal News: Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, last week inaugurated the National Review Meeting of the Project on ‘Access to Justice for Marginalized People’ in New Delhi. More than 80 participants from the government, judicial, academics, legal services authorities, UN agencies and Civil Society Organizations are attending the 2-day Review Meeting.

Markandey Katju is the New Chairman, Press Council of India

 India Legal News: The Government today announced the nomination of Justice Markandey Katju, retired judge of the Supreme Court of India as the Press Council of India’s Chairman.

To Drink or Not to Drink

After a day, when actor Imran Khan challenged liquor legislation, the social media world has vented once again in full force, as to drink or not to drink.

India Legal News: India’s First Legislation to Ensure Efficiency in Public Services

 As per India legal news reports in August 25, 2010, the Maharashtra State Government has passed a Bill to ensure transparency and accountability of public servants in the state. The Madhya Pradesh Public Services Guarantee Act, 2010 will be the first legislation ever which ensures the delivery of public services to the public within a stipulated time period. 

India Legal News: Temple Administration and Allegations of Corruption

Allegations of corruption have grown stronger against the ex-Chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board, B. Karunakar Reddy, following which he threatened to go on infinite hunger strike, if the government does not take any action in response to his appeal for an inquiry within next 2 days. The allegations pertain to financial irregularities in the administration of the Tirupati Temple. The TTD is the regulatory body that governs the temples in Andhra Pradesh and is currently facing corruption charges for selling ‘darshan tickets in black marketing.’ Another grave allegation pertains to misplacing Lord Tirupati’s precious ornaments.