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After stand-off, Kejriwal meets Jung
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday for the first time after a stand-off began between the two over postings and transfers of bureaucrats.
 
The meeting took place a few hours before the start of Delhi assembly's emergency session called to discuss the home ministry's notification that said the Lt. Governor will have the last word in bureaucratic postings and transfers.
 
Sources said Kejriwal showed Jung the high court order allowing Delhi government's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to investigate Delhi Police officials caught on corruption charges. He also apprised Jung about his views on the issue, sources added.
 
Dismissing the bail plea of a head constable arrested on graft charges, the Delhi High Court said the city government's ACB has "jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute" Delhi Police officials.
 
Kejriwal was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Chief Secretary K.K Sharma.
 
A tussle over bureaucratic appointments broke out between Jung and Kejriwal, triggered by the appointment of senior bureaucrat Shakuntala Gamlin as the acting chief secretary on May 15.
 
Kejriwal had accused Gamlin of lobbying for power distribution companies.
 
Consequently, the ministry of home affairs issued a gazette notification that vested power on public order and services issues in the hands of the Lt. Governor.

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Bombay HC allows Salman to travel for Dubai show

Salman's lawyer pleaded that the actor had to comply with professional commitments and needed to be out of the country between May 27 and 30, when he is scheduled to attend the Indo-Arab Bollywood Awards in Dubai

 

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday permitted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to travel to Dubai for a show scheduled for May 29.
 
The vacation judge, Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi, allowed Salman, on an application filed last week, to go abroad as per the conditions laid down in his bail after a trial court convicted him in the 2002 hit-and-run case.
 
Salman's lawyer pleaded that the actor had to comply with professional commitments and needed to be out of the country between May 27 and 30, when he is scheduled to attend the Indo-Arab Bollywood Awards in Dubai.
 
"Since the applicant is ready to abide by the conditions, his application deserves to be allowed," Justice Phansalkar-Joshi said in the order.
 
She directed Salman to furnish his complete travel plans, his lodging arrangements in Dubai and his contact details to the police and also intimate his arrival and departure plans to the Indian embassy in Dubai.
 
This would be Salman's first trip abroad after his conviction. Earlier, he spent around a fortnight in Kashmir on shooting assignments.
 
On May 6, the actor was sentenced to five years in jail by the Mumbai sessions court for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other charges.
 
However, two days later, the Bombay High Court suspended the sentence and granted him conditional bail pending final hearing and disposal of his appeal against the sentence.
 
One of the conditions was that Salman must seek the court's permission every time he wants to travel abroad.
 
One pavement dweller was killed and four others were injured when Salman's Toyota Land Cruiser ran over them and rammed into a bakery in suburban Bandra in the early hours of September 28, 2002.

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SC frees Manali taxis from NGT order on emissions
An apex court vacation bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit asked the tourist taxi operators to go to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for the modification of its other May 5 directions
 
The Supreme Court on Tuesday freed the Manali-Rohtang tourist taxi operators from complying with Bharat Stage IV emission standards as it suspended the National Green Tribunal's order in this respect.
 
An apex court vacation bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit asked the tourist taxi operators to go to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for the modification of its other May 5 directions.
 
The court gave petitioner Him Aanchal Tourist Taxi Operators Union a week's time to approach the NGT which in turn would hold an early hearing.
 
While permitting the tourist taxi operators to approach the NGT, the court declined to disturb any of the other directions involving levying of environmental compensation charge, and cap on 1,000 cars going to Rohtang from Manali.
 

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