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CBI Grills Ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh For 11 Hours

Posted under Legal, Regulatory, by Neha Sonker / 6 hours ago

The Central Bureau of Investigation grilled former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh for more than 11 hours at the agency's office in Mumbai. The questioning was in connection with allegations of corruption and extortion levelled against him by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. Anil Deshmukh reached the CBI office around 10 am. He left the premises at 9 pm.

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Wetland Destruction In Navi Mumbai: NGT To Hear Plea

Posted under Regulatory, by Neha Sonker / 19 hours ago

Activists have approached the National Green Tribunal over the alleged continued destruction of Panje wetland in Raigad’s Uran taluka. As per the petition filed by activist Nandakumar Pawar, the site is regarded as the largest migratory waterbird congregation site at Navi Mumbai by the Bombay Natural History Society. The matter has been listed for hearing.

Read more at Hindustan Times

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Rights Of Mundkar Different From Legality Of Construction, Rules NGT

Posted under Legal, Regulatory, by Neha Sonker / 20 hours ago

The National Green Tribunal NGT dismissed an appeal by a family of mundkars in Candolim that had sought protection from the demolition of structures they had built in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone norms. The tribunal held that the structures violate environmental laws, and therefore, the right against the eviction of a mundkar cannot be evoked in the matter.

Read more at Times of India

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Are Religious Gathering Curbs Enforced For All: Delhi HC

Posted under Legal, Regulatory, by Neha Sonker / 20 hours ago

The Delhi High Court asked the Centre to file an affidavit clarifying that the recent Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) order banning all types of religious gatherings is being enforced across the board after it opposed permitting more than 20 people to enter the Nizamuddin Markaz mosque during Ramzan. The EC gave him time until 10 am to explain.

Read more at Times of India

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Tamil Nadu: NGT Gives Green Signal To Mettur Irrigation Project

Posted under Regulatory, by Neha Sonker / 1 day ago

National Green Tribunal Southern Zone (NGT SZ) has nodded to the Rs 565 crore Mettur Sarabanga lift irrigation project, which was inaugurated by chief minister Edapaddi K Palaniswamy on February 27, ahead of polls. The project aimed to irrigate 4,200 acres of land in Edappadi, Sankagiri, Omalur and Mettur taulks, diverting surplus water from Mettur reservoir through 100 tanks, lakes, and ponds.

Read more at Times of India

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