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Tag: Pil

No Headway In 12 Sensitive Cases: Bharatiya Vikash Parishad To Move Orissa HC Seeking CBI Probe

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Vikash Parishad, a social organization, will file a PIL in Orissa High Court seeking CBI investigation into a number of cases, including ‘Pihu’ missing case, Jagatsinghpur engineer…

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Similipal Wildfire: PIL In HC Seeking Immediate Measures To Douse Fire

Cuttack: The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad, a social outfit on Tuesday filed a PIL in the Orissa High Court seeking appropriate measures to contain and douse the wildfire in Similipal biosphere reserve and other forests across the State even as the Odisha government claimed to have contained the blaze in the national park. The PIL comes […]

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Orissa HC Nod For Cuttack Netaji Bus Terminus, Dismisses 2 PILs Against It

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday dismissed two PILs challenging the selection of site for the Netaji Bus Terminus in Cuttack, effectively clearing the path for the State government to go ahead with the proposed project. Rejecting to entertain the PILs, the HC ruled that the decision pertaining to the selection of site for […]

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PIL In Orissa High Court Against Odisha Govt Decision On Chhath Puja Restrictions

Jharsuguda/Cuttack: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in Orissa High Court challenging the State government’s decision to ban the community celebration of Chhath Puja in the state. The petitioner, Ravi Kumar Soni hails from Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda district. The development comes a day after district administration of Jharsuguda came up with an order banning […]

Ganesh Puja: PIL Filed In Orissa High Court Against Ban On Community Celebration

Bhubaneswar: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Orissa High Court against restrictions imposed on community celebration of Ganesh Puja in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. As per the reports, President of Budha Ganesh Puja Committee, Shivendra Hata has filed a PIL in the High Court urging for permission to all […]

Reopen Puri Jagannath Temple For Devotees: PIL Filed In Orissa High Court

Cuttack: A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in Orissa High Court seeking direction for immediate opening of Puri Shree Jagannath Temple and other shrines across Odisha which are now out of bounds for devotees in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. A devotee from Puri, Trilochan Rath has filed the PIL urging the court […]

SC rejects PIL challenging law mandating Inner Line Permit

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain a PIL challenging a law which makes it mandatory for Indian visitors to certain northeastern states like Nagaland to have an Inner Line Permit (ILP). A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it is not willing to look into this matter. The […]

SC declines urgent hearing of PIL on doctors' safety, security

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined an urgent hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which sought safety and security of doctors, observing that the medicos have already called off their strike in West Bengal and other states. A vacation bench, comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant, said there was no urgency […]

SC agrees to hear PIL on doctors' security at government hospitals

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking deployment of security in government hospitals in view of frequent assaults faced by doctors. A Vacation Bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Surya Kant listed the matter for hearing on Tuesday. The plea sought the court’s direction to the Centre […]

Delhi HC dismisses plea seeking stay on Salman's  'Bharat' movie

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking a stay on the release of Salman Khan’s upcoming movie “Bharat”. A Division Bench of Justices J.R. Midha and Chander Shekhar said that the petition was without merit and premature as the petitioner has only seen the trailer and not the full movie. […]

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PIL in SC on safety of students in private coaching centres

New Delhi: A PIL was filed in Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking directions to the Centre to frame guidelines for safety of private coaching institutes, in the wake of tragedy in Surat, where over 20 people, mostly students were killed after a massive fire broke out at a coaching centre. Advocate Pawan Prakash Pathak, who […]

PIL filed in Delhi HC against Kamal Haasan for Godse remark

New Delhi: A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking action against actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan over his recent statement terming Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as the first Hindu terrorist of free India. BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay mentioned the petition which sought debarring of candidates and de-registration of parties abusing religion […]

PIL in SC for probe into PM's assets as per poll affidavit

New Delhi: A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday alleging Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suppressed details on his assets in the election affidavits. Saket Gokhale, a former journalist, who claims to be an independent consultant, filed the PIL alleging that the PM was the beneficiary of a questionable land allotment policy […]

Pulwama fallout: SC to hear pleas on Kashmiri students attacked

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Friday a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to the Centre and the state governments to protect Kashmiri students, who are being targeted across the country in the wake of Pulwama terror attack. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice L. Nageswara Rao and […]

PIL against 'The Accidental Prime Minister' trailer dismissed

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a ban on the trailer of the movie “The Accidental Prime Minister” on the ground it had caused unaccountable damage to the name and fame of the office of the Prime Minster. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar […]

BJP files PIL challenging legality of ‘Biju Yuva Vahini’

Bhubaneswar: Challenging the legality of the Biju Yuva Vahini formed by the State government, Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of BJP, has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Orissa High Court. Following the PIL, the HC bench comprising Chief Justice KS Jhaveri and Justice KR Mohapatra sought a reply from the State government […]

BJP files PIL in High Court on Srimandir’s 'missing' gold

Bhubaneswar: Questioning the discrepancy in the amount of gold collected from the ‘Hundis (donation boxes)’ of Puri Srimandir and the amount deposited in the bank locker, BJP has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Orissa High Court today. In the PIL filed by BJP State vice-president Samir Mohanty, a Central Bureau of Investigation […]

HC seeks reply on PIL demanding GI tag for ‘Odishara Rasagola’

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has issued notice to all the parties including the Odisha government in connection with the PIL seeking Geographical Indication (GI) tag for ‘Odishara Rasagola’ and scrapping GI tag received by West Bengal for ‘Banglar Rasogolla.’ Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), Chennai Intellectual Property Office (IPO) […]

'Invest Odisha' logo lands in controversy, PIL filed in High Court

Cuttack: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Orissa High Court challenging the logo design of “’Invest Odisha” – an ongoing year-long campaign by the Odisha government aimed to draw more investors to the state. Stating that the design and shape of the ‘O’ alphabet used in logo has hurt his religious […]

Hanging not as 'barbaric, inhuman and cruel' as execution by lethal injection: Govt tells SC

  New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that death by hanging is not as “barbaric, inhuman and cruel” as an execution by firing squad or lethal injection. Supporting a legal provision that a death row convict would only be hanged to death, the Ministry of Home Affairs told a bench […]

Kunduli suicide: Protests, petitions turn heat on State govt

Bhubaneswar: While opposition parties continue to direct their ire against the ruling BJD in connection with the gang rape and subsequent suicide of the Kunduli girl, a case was filed against 11 persons at the District & Sessions Judge Court, Koraput today. Moreover, a PIL was also filed in the Orissa High Court in connection […]

PIL against arrested BJD MLA Pravat Biswal's stay in hospital

Cuttack: A PIL was filed in the Orissa High Court on Wednesday raising doubts on the health condition of arrested BJD MLA Pravat Biswal who is undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. It has been alleged that Biswal is faking illness to avoid jail custody, after being arrested by CBI on […]

Trespassing into judge’s house: SC asks Orissa HC Bar Association to respond in 2 weeks

Cuttack: The Supreme Court on Monday sought a response from Orissa High Court Bar Association in two weeks to file its reply in connection with the shifting of the case of CBI officers entering the house of sitting High Court judge Justice CR Dash, from Orissa High Court to Delhi. The CBI officials had trespassed […]

Elphinstone stampede: PIL filed in HC to book railway officials

Mumbai: A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking that railway officials be booked for negligence and culpable homicide in connection with the stampede at the Elphinstone Road railway station in which 22 people were killed. The public interest litigation (PIL) was submitted yesterday to the high court registry by city resident […]

PIL challenges execution of death sentence by hanging

New Delhi: A PIL filed in the Supreme Court challenges the execution of death sentence by hanging, as the petitioner describes it as barbaric, inhuman and cruel as well as violative of Article 21 of the Constitution. PIL petitioner advocate Rishi Malhotra has challenged the validity of the Section 354(5) of the Code of Criminal […]