Articles about Public Interest Litigation

Jagannath Puri: SC dismisses petitions against excavations, constructions around temple

03 Jun 2022

India
Jagannath Puri: SC dismisses petitions against excavations, constructions around temple

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed several petitions challenging the Odisha government's excavation and construction around Puri's Jagannath temple, deeming the petitions "frivolous" and not in the public interest.

Allahabad HC junks plea to open rooms of Taj Mahal

12 May 2022

India
Allahabad HC junks plea to open rooms of Taj Mahal

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking to open the doors of 22 sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal to see "the truth, whatever it is."

HC comes down on 'publicity interest litigations,' imposes cost

03 May 2021

India
HC comes down on 'publicity interest litigations,' imposes cost

The Delhi High Court on Monday came down on several petitioners for filing "publicity interest litigations" on various issues, like regulating news reporting of COVID-19 issues and investigating the alleged misuse of the Lt Governor-Chief Minister Relief Fund, saying that these were filed without any homework and imposed costs on some of them.

Health emergency: Gujarat HC initiates suo motu PIL on coronavirus

12 Apr 2021

India
Health emergency: Gujarat HC initiates suo motu PIL on coronavirus

On Sunday, the Gujarat High Court initiated a suo motu public interest litigation (PIL) on the coronavirus situation in the state.

PIL to include judicial staff in vaccine priority list: Details

16 Feb 2021

India
PIL to include judicial staff in vaccine priority list: Details

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking inclusion of judges, judicial staff, and lawyers in the priority category for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine.

HC disposes plea to remove Bachchan's voice from caller tune

18 Jan 2021

Entertainment
HC disposes plea to remove Bachchan's voice from caller tune

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking the removal of Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the COVID-19 caller tune.

Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

07 Jan 2021

India
Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

A Public Interest Litigation or PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking the removal of the Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the caller tune on precautions against the coronavirus.

Kangana Ranaut has right to express her thoughts: Bombay HC

22 Dec 2020

Entertainment
Kangana Ranaut has right to express her thoughts: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court, while hearing a criminal plea against Kangana Ranaut over her alleged offensive tweets, said the actor has the right to have a Twitter account and express her thoughts through it.

Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

16 Oct 2020

India
Why Rs. 50,000 grant for puja organizers, Bengal government asked

As Durga Puja fast approaches, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal government, led by Trinamool matriarch Mamata Banerjee, why Rs. 50,000 was given to each committee across the state.

Supreme Court disallows Muharram processions citing coronavirus threat

27 Aug 2020

India
Supreme Court disallows Muharram processions citing coronavirus threat

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking permission for Muharram processions over the weekend.

BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

11 Jul 2020

Politics
BJP blocks Parliament panel review of PM-CARES Fund

The Centre's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the PM-CARES Fund will most likely not be scrutinized by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked a move regarding the same on Friday.

Gujarat: Ahmedabad Medical Association files PIL over COVID-19 testing

28 May 2020

India
Gujarat: Ahmedabad Medical Association files PIL over COVID-19 testing

The Ahmedabad Medical Association has filed a Public interest Litigation (PIL) in the Gujarat High Court over COVID-19 testing in private labs.

IPL: Are Rajasthan Royals planning on shifting their base?

02 Feb 2020

Sports
IPL: Are Rajasthan Royals planning on shifting their base?

The champions of the inaugural edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals (RR) have not had the same amount of success following 2008.

SC to hear Aarey forest case today, activists get bail

07 Oct 2019

India
SC to hear Aarey forest case today, activists get bail

A special bench of the Supreme Court will hear a plea against the felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey colony on Monday. The trees are being cut for the city's metro rail project and have drawn criticism from several quarters.

11-year-old moves Bombay-HC seeking PUBG ban, says 'game promotes violence'

01 Feb 2019

India
11-year-old moves Bombay-HC seeking PUBG ban, says 'game promotes violence'

The PUBG fever has gripped the entire nation and is keeping gamers, especially youngsters, hooked, so much so that their studies are also getting affected adversely.

Over 4,000 criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs: SC told

04 Dec 2018

India
Over 4,000 criminal cases pending against MPs, MLAs: SC told

The Supreme Court was today informed that there were 4,122 criminal cases pending, some for over three decades, against present and former members of Parliament and legislative assemblies.

'Rustom' auction controversy: John Abraham lends support to Akshay Kumar

13 May 2018

Entertainment
'Rustom' auction controversy: John Abraham lends support to Akshay Kumar

John Abraham, who has shared the screen space with Akshay Kumar in films like 'Garam Masala', 'Desi Boyz' and 'Housefull 2', has come out in his support in the ongoing controversy over the 'Rustom' navy costume auction.

Akshay-Twinkle served with legal notice for auctioning 'Rustom' navy uniform

09 May 2018

Entertainment
Akshay-Twinkle served with legal notice for auctioning 'Rustom' navy uniform

In the latest development in the on-going controversy over the auction of a navy costume from 'Rustom', Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna have been served with a legal notice.

No mandatory two-child policy for India, says Supreme Court

10 Mar 2018

India
No mandatory two-child policy for India, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday rubbished a plea requesting it to ask the Centre to make two-child policy compulsory across India to stall the nation's burgeoning population.

Delhi HC takes first step towards gender-neutral rape provisions

29 Sep 2017

India
Delhi HC takes first step towards gender-neutral rape provisions

Is rape gender exclusive? Yes, if you go by the Indian Penal Code.

CBI to probe UPA's aviation ministry decisions, files 3 FIRs

30 May 2017

India
CBI to probe UPA's aviation ministry decisions, files 3 FIRs

The CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry into the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines saying the merger resulted in heavy losses to Indian taxpayers.

Delhi Taj Mansingh takeover battle: The Tata Group v ITC?

22 Apr 2017

India
Delhi Taj Mansingh takeover battle: The Tata Group v ITC?

With the Supreme Court allowing e-auction of Delhi's Taj Mansingh hotel, Tatas and ITC are likely heading for a fierce takeover battle.

Delhi could get its first, elevated cycle track by 2018

17 Apr 2017

Delhi
Delhi could get its first, elevated cycle track by 2018

The Delhi government has proposed the construction of a 6-km long, 20-feet wide cycle track starting from Satpula Drain (Press Enclave Road, Saket) to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Barapullah.

Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines

30 Mar 2017

India
Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled, "the government should finalize the draft media guidelines to protect the rights of both the accused as well as the victims of crime".

EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

21 Mar 2017

Politics
EC seeks lifetime ban on convicted politicians

In an attempt to decriminalize politics, the Election Commission has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on convicted politicians from contesting elections.

PIL can't be used as "weapon" against financial decisions: RBI

06 Mar 2017

India
PIL can't be used as "weapon" against financial decisions: RBI

Urging the Delhi HC to dismiss a PIL challenging levies on credit/debit card transactions, the RBI submitted that PILS cannot be used as a "weapon" against financial decisions.