Daily Archives: October 5, 2018

CJI Gogoi retains a tight grip on PIL petitions

Follows the practice of hispredecessor with a slight exception The new subject-wise roster, introduced by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi as the master of roster, continues the legacy of his immediate predecessor Dipak Misra, keeping a tight grip on public interest litigation petitions. Among the Supreme Court’s 11 Benches, …

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Shelter case may be tip of the iceberg: SC

Court raises concern over undetected cases of child abuse The Supreme Court on Thursday gave voice to its apprehension that the rape and abuse of minor girls in the Muzaffarpur shelter home in Bihar may be a tip of the iceberg. There may be other undetected cases of sexual abuse …

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Rohingya handed over to Myanmar

Immigration officials take custody of 7 men Seven Rohingya Muslim men, arrested in 2012 for illegally entering Assam, were on Thursday officially handed over to Myanmar authorities at Manipur’s border town Moreh. The deportation from the immigration point at Moreh Gate No 2 took place at 1 p.m. soon after …

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27,000-strong march heads for Delhi from Gwalior

Demands include water, forest and land for Adivasis; Rahul to meet protesters Nearly 27,000 farmers, labourers and tribals under the banner of Ekta Parishad launched a protest march to Delhi from Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior on Thursday in protest against unfair distribution of land and allotment of their land to corporates. …

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Golden throne assembled

It is kept for public display only during Dasara festivities The golden throne, which will be the cynosure of all eyes during the private Dasara of the erstwhile royal family, was brought out from the strongroom and assembled at the durbar hall on Thursday. With a long history and a …

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Centre cuts fuel prices by Rs. 2.5

Jaitley asks States to match this with reduction in VAT rates for overall Rs. 5 relief The Centre has decided to effect a cumulative cut of Rs. 2.5 per litre on fuel prices, with the Centre absorbing Rs. 1.5 of this and the oil marketing companies Rs. 1, Finance Minister …

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