Karnataka High Court on September 8 quashed a petition by the Anti-Corruption Council of India Trust seeking action against Google for describing Kannada as the ''ugliest language'' of India. The petitioner also urged the court to order Google to pay a compensation of Rs 10 crore to the Culture and Heritage Department of Karnataka. In response, the court stated that Google had already apologized via Twitter, on June 3.
Following the appointment of a permanent judge, Justice Kaushik, the Supreme Court collegium has validated the appointment of six more Karnataka HC Judges. Justices Neranahalli Srinivasan Sanjay Gowda, Jyoti Mulimani, Nataraj Rangaswamy, Hemant Chandangoudar, Pradeep Singh Yerur, and Maheshan Nagaprasanna have been given a permanent position. The collegium meeting was chaired by Chief Justice N V Ramana. The decision was uploaded on the SC… read-more
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Mentioning Section 6 in the Amendment Bill, Central Government proposed changes in the Cinematograph Act. The provision gives powers to the Centre to order re-examination of films without justifying the reasons, giving makers the chance to explain their deeds. Attempting to withdraw the order of Karnataka High Court and Supreme Court upon Section 6(1), the Union government has not given any justification for changes in Cinematograph Act.
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In the Sandalwood drug case, the Karnataka High Court has rejected two criminal revision petitions filed by the suspect, Rijesh Ravindran. Arrested in August last year by NCB after being informed by another suspect, the NCB seized 40 grams/tablets of MDMA and 180 blots of LSD. Upon hearing the suspect's counsel's argument, the NCB's counsel contradicted him with the significance of Section 364 (1) (d) of NDPS Act.
The Karnataka High Court on May 19 rejected a PIL seeking FIR and departmental enquiry against the state cops for assaulting general public while implementing the lockdown. The petitioner, mentioning media reports, equalled the brutality with that of faced by freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai. Dismissing the plea, HC disagreed with the comparison and said police 'may not be doing that out of any pleasure.
Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike will start mobile schools ‘Schools on Wheels’ for school dropout children from April 19. In this regard, two Karnataka HC justices flagged off 10 customized buses on April 17. Provided by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, the buses will ensure basic knowledge to Hosakerahalli and Doddagolarahatti slums children while preparing them for next academic year. Later, the mobile schools will focus on… read-more
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Bangalore Electric Supply Company (Bescom) and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike have planned to set up a coordination committee to get rid of transformers installed on footpaths. Filing an affidavit in the Karnataka High Court regarding the same, they assured to replace around 800 such transformers that pose threat to pedestrians. However, the court has stated to set up a separate committee if the authorities concerned fail to do so.
Around 25 class10 students in Karnataka's Mandya were stripped from their answer sheets mid-exam as the authorities alleged that they paid only 50% tuition fees. Moreover, the authorities allegedly had humiliated the students and drove them out of school premises. Reportedly, Srirangapatna's block education officer has assured of appropriate action over the school. Earlier, Karnataka's High Court had ordered schools to settle with lower fees… read-more
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While hearing a petition, the Karnataka High Court urged CBI to disburse the seized Rs 53.46 lakh to DK Shivakumar's close associate Sachin Narayan. Earlier accused of corruption, the bench headed by Justice Michael Cunha reiterated Narayan's innocence of having any connection with disproportionate assets that are under investigation. Besides, the amount seized from Wellworth Software Limited was in due course of business, stated Narayan.
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In a rare incident, a case has been filed on behalf of a five-month-old baby in the Karnataka High Court to ban vehicular traffic inside Bangalore’s Cubbon Park. The petition from baby, Kiran Medhi Kumar, had cited a study that mentioned there was a notable decline in pollution when vehicles were prohibited in the park. Accepting the petition, the court has directed the state government and other concerned authorities to respond.