QAhmedabad: Guj HC Judges Recommended as Chief Justices & More
Here is your round-up of the top stories from Gujarat.
1. Supreme Court Collegium Recommends Gujarat High Court Judges as Chief Justices
The Supreme Court collegium has resolved to elevate two judges belonging to the Gujarat High Court—Justice DN Patel and Justice Akil Kureshi—as chief justices of Delhi and Madhya Pradesh High Court, respectively. Notably, Justice Patel, on transfer, is presently serving in the Jharkhand High Court, whereas Justice Kureshi is serving in the Bombay High Court.
The resolution passed by the collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi provides that the office of the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court will be vacant due to the imminent retirement of the incumbent Chief Justice Rajendra Menon in June. The resolution reads: "Justice DN Patel is a senior puisne judge from Gujarat High Court and at present is functioning, on transfer, in Jharkhand High Court. Having regard to all relevant factors, the collegium is of the considered view that Justice Patel is suitable in all respects for being appointed as Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. The collegium resolves to recommend accordingly."
2. Ahmedabad: Illegal Canteen of Hospital Catches Fire
About 18 newborns and infants along with 400 others inside Dev Building had a narrow escape after a massive fire broke out in an illegally constructed canteen of a hospital. The fire was caused due to cylinder leak. No casualty was reported in the fire.
The incident occured at around 1 pm, at Apple Multi Speciality Pediatric Hospital terrace that is a part of Dev Building, near Parimal Cross Road. The canteen and waiting area in the building were illegally constructed on the terrace for patients and visitors.
The hospital is jointly owned by Dr Paresh Dangli, Dr Abhishek Bansal and Dr Nirav Modi.
3. Narmada’s Water Co-Ops Fail to Work
Gujarat has been a cradle of cooperatives, be it milk marketing, finance and micro-finance, city gas distribution or even irrigation using solar energy. However, when it comes to laying out a cooperative model where farmers manage, levy charges and ensure proper distribution of irrigation water of the Narmada river dam, the state remains in deep waters.
(Source: The Times of India)
4. RIL Moves Out Five Cos' Regd Offices to Ahmedabad
Reliance Industries has moved out registered offices of its five subsidiaries to Ahmedabad over the last year, officials said here Monday.
The list of companies includes four related with telecom arm Reliance Jio, while the fifth one is an investment company promoted by Mukesh Ambani.
It can be noted that the Ambani family is originally from Gujarat and RIL's largest petrochemicals complex is also located in Jamnagar.
"There was a view internally that we should have something registered in Gujarat, so this has happened," a RIL official said.
5. Four Guj Cops Suspended for Lathicharge on Journalists
A sub inspector and three constables were Monday suspended in connection with a lathicharge on reporters covering elections of a temple trust in Junagadh town, around 320 kilometres from here.
The incident took place on Sunday outside Swaminarayan Temple in Junagadh when the election of the temple trust was underway, and was captured on camera.
Earlier in the day, Gujarat Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said he had ordered an inquiry and asked Junagadh SP to lead it.
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