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Supreme Court upholds NGT order on banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on Delhi roads

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Supreme Court today upheld the ban imposed by National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) on plying of diesel vehicles that are over 10 years old in Delhi.

The apex court dismissed the plea challenging the NGT’s order and said, “Let us assist and not discourage them (NGT).”

In the original NGT ruling, a five-member bench, headed by Swatanter Kumar, had said that while older vehicles would be phased out in Delhi, those coming from other states would not be allowed to enter the city.

The NGT’s April 8 order is expected to impact 1,18,773 private vehicles and 34,659 commercial vehicles plying on the roads of National Capital Region.

The new upgraded ruling bans all 10-year-old diesel vehicles and 15-year-old petrol from  the roads of Delhi.

Though environmentalists have welcomed the move, implementation of the process is a tough task. Every day  more than 5 lakh vehicles enter Delhi, and to implement the ruling with this daily influx of vehicles will be a tough task, a newspaper reported.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Look into TikTok Row

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said he will look into the matter

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The Supreme Court on Monday said it will look into the order passed by the Madras High Court directing an interim ban on the video mobile application ‘TikTok’.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought urgent listing of the case. He said that the application had been downloaded on a major scale, has numerous users and an ex-parte interim order was passed against the start-up.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said he will look into the matter.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

Last week, a bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and S.S. Sundar passed an interim order issuing directions to the government to prohibit downloading the mobile application. It also directed the media not to broadcast the videos made using it.

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The Madras High Court posed a query to the government. It asked whether the government will enact a statue, like the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act enacted by the US government, in order to prevent children becoming online victims. (IANS)