BENGALURU: The High Court has directed Chief Secretary and authorities concerned not to take any adverse action against the two journalists – Ravi Belagere and Anil Raj, based on the resolution passed by the State Legislators holding them guilty of breach of privilege.
The two journalists had moved the court after the Legislative Assembly unanimously upheld a resolution imposing one-year prison sentence and a fine of Rs 10,000 on them for breach of privilege and rejected their plea to condone the punishment.
Members cutting across party lines had opposed the editors' plea and unanimously demanded immediate execution of the resolution passed by the House on June 21.
The High Court has directed BBMP to furnish information regarding the height and gradients of major flyovers in Bengaluru. The court was hearing the petition in respect of proposed steel bridge on Hare-Krishna Road at Shivananda Circle.
The petitioners allege that the bridge design was not in accordance with the guidelines of the Indian Road Congress (IRC) charter.
The Palike has been arguing that IRC guidelines of 5.5 metres in height is applicable for underpasses and not mandatory in respect of bridges in city limits. It had argued that the guidelines of 5.5 metres are in respect of national highways to facilitate heavy vehicle, whereas such vehicles are not allowed on city roads. Hence, the height of 4.5 metres has been passed by the technical committee for the proposed bridge, it had argued.
The High Court has asked the authorities to remove barricades at the Kanteerava Stadium or it will pass appropriate orders.
The court was hearing the petition filed 50 athletes, including Ashwin Nachappa, who have approached the court against the move allowing the use of Kanteerava outdoor stadium's track and field area for holding football matches by JSW Bengaluru Football Club, a private club.
The athletes alleged that they are deprived of using the facilities including the synthetic tracks due to the agreement by the department with the private club. They had submitted that several restrictions had come up including structures such as barricades put up inside the stadium depriving of their rights as athletes.
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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommend five names for elevation to the Karnataka High Court.