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Ind vs NZ, 2nd T20I: PIL in Jharkhand HC against full capacity permission at JSCA stadium

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India]: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Jharkhand High Court against the full capacity permission of spectators at JSCA stadium for the India and New Zealand T20 match. The petitioner, Advocate Dheeraj Kumar on Thursday asked the concerned authorities such as the Jharkhand Chief Secretary, the Director of Disaster Management Department and the Jharkhand Cricket Association, why the government allowed full occupancy in the stadium whereas temples, courts, and other places are allowed with 50 per cent only.According to the PIL, allowing a hundred per cent capacity of spectators is risking the lives in the view of COVID 19. India and New Zealand will play the second match of the three-match T20 series in Ranchi on Friday. (ANI)

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Court’s power of contempt can’t be taken away even by legislative enactment, says SC

While observing that the Court’s power to punish for contempt cannot be taken away even by legislative enactment, the Supreme Court on Wednesday held the chairperson of a non-profit organisation (NGO) guilty of contempt of court for not depositing Rs 25 lakh fine imposed on it for filing frivolous public interest litigations (PILs) over the years without any success and “repeatedly misusing” the jurisdiction of the top court. New Delhi [India], September 29 : A Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul while holding the NGO Suraz India Trust’s chairman Rajiv Daiya guilty of contempt of court, said, “We are of the view that the contemnor is clearly guilty of contempt of court and his action to scandalise the court cannot be countenanced.” Earlier, Daiya told the Bench that he did not have the resources to pay the costs imposed by the top court…

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PIL, FIR against journalists over poster row

Patna (Bihar) [India]: Amid the controversy over posters and banners of Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) not carrying party leader Tejashwi Yadav’s photo, elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav came live on his Facebook handle on Monday and angrily threatened to file “FIR, Defamation, and PIL” against the journalists highlighting the controversy.Tej Pratap while challenging the journalists, said, “what is the position of you people? I will file PIL and FIR against all of you having portals, I will call my lawyer and file an FIR, Defamation, and PIL on everyone, The sold media of Bihar should listen that I will file a case of defamation against you, I will do what I say”. While slamming the media, Tej Pratap Yadav took the names of many journalists, who according to him have done malicious propaganda against him and threatened those journalists with FIR, Public Interest Litigation,…

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PIL in SC seeks ‘official’ national sports status for Hockey

New Delhi [India], August 9 : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking appropriate directions to the Centre and various sports bodies for the advancement of games played in the Olympics, besides promoting cricket.The PIL filed by lawyer Vishal Tiwari sought directions to the respondents, Centre and other concerned sports bodies for recognizing hockey as the national game of India. “There is a popular perception that Hockey is the National Game or sport of India, but it has not been officially recognized by the government yet,” Tiwari told ANI.Tiwari in his petition sought directions to UOI and other sports bodies for the “upliftment of the sports industry/athletics games of the Olympics by providing due funds, facilities and infrastructures.”He also asked the court to direct the respondents to initiate public accountability of the funds allocated for the sports industry…

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Vaccination for Older Citizens

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Delhi Governments on a plea filed by an 84-year-old woman seeking direction to introduce a helpline number for registration of COVID-19 vaccine and a policy on urgent basis for door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination for super senior and bedridden citizens in the national capital. A Division Bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh asked the Centre and Delhi Government to file a reply on the plea and listed the matter for further hearing on September 16.Dhiraj Aggarwal, an octogenarian, through the petition stated that the super senior and bedridden citizens are unable to physically go to the vaccination centres and thus become vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. The petitioner through Advocate Manan Aggarwal claimed that if she goes to a vaccination centre, she could be exposed to COVID-19 which would…

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SC to hear contempt PIL against PM

New Delhi [India], August 2 : Supreme Court will hear the contempt petition against the Prime Minister, Home Minister and Ministry of Home Affairs challenging the appointment of Rakesh Asthana as the Delhi Police Commissioner on August 5.The contempt petition was filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma on July 30. Sharma in his plea argued that Asthana’s appointment is in violation of a July 2018 judgment of the top court, which said the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) should consider those officers for such appointments who have two years of service left.In an order by the Ministry of Home Affairs last week, Rakesh Asthana who was serving as the director-general of the Border Security Force (BSF) was appointed as the Delhi Police Commissioner with immediate effect for a tenure of one year.Asthana, a 1984 batch IPS officer from Gujarat cadre had in August 2020…