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[10 Apr 2015 | Comments Off | ]
Privilege motion against Shobha De ? Does’nt it violate Freedom of Speech ?

The constitution of India under Article 19(1A) declares that all citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression, But Shiv Sena thinks it otherwise, if the constitution of INDIA has given every individual the right to freedom of speech , how can a Privilege motion be justified against Shobha De ? Its to be noted that De had only expressed her dissent on the diktat by the Maharashtra Government . Ms. De, reacting to Maharashtra government’s controversial move to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films …

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[30 Jul 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Corruption In Judiciary : Was The Chief Justice Of India Aware Of Corruption Charges Against A Retired Supreme Court Judge ?

  RTI Activist Subhash Chandra Agarwal highlights the importance of transparency before appointment of any Public Post.
Did a senior Supreme Court advocate write to Chief Justice of India on corruption-charges against recently retired Supreme Court judge now a front-runner for Lokpal? (see attachments also)
It refers to widespread talks amongst Supreme Court lawyers about a senior advocate of Supreme Court having written to Chief Justice of India (CJI) with copy marked to all Supreme Court judges, about corruption-charges against a recently retired Supreme Court judge whose name figures as front-runner for …

Cooperative Housing Society Matters, Corruption »

[13 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Campa Cola Society, Supreme Court Stays Demolition Till May 31st, 2014 – Sigh Of Relief For Residents

The Supreme Court taking a suo moto cognizance of media reports on demolition of the Campa Coloa building has stayed the action and ordered the BMC to delay the demolition till May 31, 2014. The court  has also ordered the BMC to take action against the builders. Residents were seen celebrating after news of the stay came in.
Seven high-rise buildings of Campa Cola Housing society were constructed between 1981 and 1989. The Builders had permission for only 6 floors but the 2 buildings in the compound Midtown and Orchid has …

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[13 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Campa Cola Residents Evicted Forcefully : Political Parties will Bear A Brunt In Upcoming Elections.

The Force full Eviction process of Campa Cola Residents has started the Mumbai Police has forcibly entered into the compound and evicted the protestors,The the gate of the complex, which was blocked by residents,has been demolishted with the help of bulldozers. After which, they began demolishing the illegal construction.
Fighting a legal battle since 2005, the residents said they were duped by the builders and will be on the roads if their flats were pulled down.  The seven high-rise buildings were constructed at the Campa Cola Compound between 1981 and 1989. …

Corruption, National News »

[2 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
10% First Phase candidates in Chhatttisgarh have Declared Criminal Cases, 17% are crorepatis, Avg. Growth in Assets: 260%

Analysis of Criminal, Financial, Education, Gender and other details of Candidates contesting in the First Phase of Chhattisgarh 2013 Assembly Elections
Summary and Highlights
Association for Democratic Reforms and Chhattisgarh Election Watch (CEW) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of all 143 candidates who are contesting in 18 constituencies during the first phase of Chhattisgarh State Assembly Elections. (English and Hindi versions of the detailed reports are attached below)

Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of the 143 candidates contesting in the first phase of 2013 Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections, 15 candidates (or 10 %) have …

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[22 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | ]
37 Sitting MPs & MLAs Declare Cases Under IPC 153A (Promoting Communal Tension )

In the wake of the horrific communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, all the political parties continue to play a blame game against each other. Analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) however reveals how most political parties have been continuously giving election tickets to candidates who have declared charges of promoting enmity between religious groups (IPC 153A), destruction of religious places (IPC 295) and committing acts intended to outrage religious feelings (IPC 295A).

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Sitting MPs/ MLAs
·         Sitting MPs with cases under IPC 153A: …

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[20 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Johnson’s tainted baby powder: Bombay HC puts ball in State Govt’s Court, but lets Mulund plant resume

Bombay High Court today stayed the order of the Maharashtra Food & Drug Administration (Maharashtra FDA) suspending the license of Johnson & Johnson to manufacture cosmetic products at its Mulund plant. Justice S J Vazifdar and Justice M S Sonak ordered Maharashtra FDA to hear the matter afresh. However, while declining to quash FDA’s order, the bench left it open for whistleblower Dr Ajit Telang to intervene in the matter before FDA, or to approach high court with a PIL.
“Johnson is manufacturing the cosmetic products on a loaned licence,” Justice …

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[18 Sep 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Lies of Johnson & Johnson’s Petition for Restoration of its Manufacturing License !!!

Bombay High Court is expected to give a judgement in WPL 1714 of 2013, possibly quashing or staying the cancellation of the licence of Johnson & Johnson for manufacturing cosmetics and Baby Powder at its Mulund Plant. On Monday, they will also give a hearing to whistleblower Dr Ajit Telang — formerly a scientist working for J&J – who has alleged in his Chamber Summons CHSWL/240/2013 that Johnson has blatantly lied and misled the court.
 Brief outline of the case:

Dr. Ajit Telang was a Technical Services Officer, who helped to develop …

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[1 Sep 2013 | One Comment | ]
Caution, Housing Societies! Amended Law is Full of Hidden Dangers

Mumbai:  Two weeks after the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies (Amendment) Act 2013 was passed by the State Assembly, experts and activists are silent. Sweeping changes in a law that affects almost every citizen of Maharashtra who does not live in a slum, chawl or village – and not a squeak out of citizens! The ground rules have just changed for 80,000 cooperative housing societies throughout the state – a hotbed of disputes at all times – but not a single voice has risen to protest or to welcome the new law.
And …

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[3 Aug 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Political Parties = Not Under RTI And Not Under Judiciary ?…Laws Are For Common Citizens Not Politicians

The Cabinet’s clearance to the amendment of the Right to Information Act to keep political parties out of the ambit of the transparency law and also approving the move to seek a review of the Supreme Court’s ruling that barred convicted legislators from holding on to their seats pending a hearing on their appeals, has proved once again that Political Parties and Politicians are above the People of this Country and Judiciary, infact the version of Politician’s is Supreme Court should stay out of the matters of Policy making !!! …