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.
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.
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 PeopleTue, 11/22/2011 - 13:51 — LIG Reporter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In August 2010, India legal news reports indicate that 386 foreign companies are featured in the government’s Prior Approval Category (PAC) list. This is due to non-payment or lesser payment of salaries and other issues associated with exploitation of Indian workers.
In August 2010, India legal news reports indicate that the well known business baron and Rajyasabha member, Vijay Mallya filed a complaint, alleging that his personal website www.mallyainparliament.in was hacked. According to Mallya’s complaint, this website was hacked by a group who call themselves as ‘Pakistan Cyber Army.’ The hackers damaged the contents of the website and left a Pakistani flag, with anti-Indian messages and threats on it.