The Supreme Court has stayed the contempt proceedings which was sought to be initiated against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari by the Uttarakhand High Court which had issued a notice on the same. The contempt proceedings stem from the alleged failure of the Governor to follow an order of payment of market rent for a government bungalow which was allocated to him in his capacity as a Chief Minister.
Supreme Court has allowed the Central Government to conduct the foundation ceremony of the Central Vista project without altering the status of the site in any manner. the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta undertook that no construction or demolition of structures or cutting down of trees will take place. A highway project in Tamil Nadu that will cut travel time between Chennai and Salem city cleared a big hurdle today as the Supreme Court allowed the acquisition of farmland, opposed by farmers along the planned route.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has made an important observation regarding terrorist activities in the state, it has said that Jammu and Kashmir are facing an “onslaught of terrorist activities from the neighboring country, which is orchestrated by ISI of Pakistan”.
The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has remarked in order while appreciating the presentation by a state counsel Sumeer Sodhi who submitted ‘convenience notes’. Advocate Sumeer Sodhi had appeared on behalf of the State of Chattisgarh in a criminal appeal preferred by the accused in a murder case.
The Delhi High Court stayed the operation of the order passed by the Central Information Commission(CIC) directing the Indian Air Force to divulge under the Right to Information Act(RTI) information relating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s entourage on foreign trips. A writ petition has been filed before the Allahabad High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the UP Government’s controversial Ordinance against religious conversions in the name of ‘love jihad’.The High Court stating that the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance.