In Relief to 4 Students, HC Quashes COMED-K Rule on Cut-off Marks in English

Published: 18th August 2015 04:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2015 04:38 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:  The High Court on Monday quashed the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) rule setting a cut-off mark in English for admission to MBBS course.

A division bench of Justices N Kumar and G Narender also directed COMED-K to consider the four petitioning students for admission to the course based on their marks in physics, chemistry and biology.

The students had contended that the rule was discriminatory as marks in English were not considered for candidates taking other entrance tests. According to COMED-K rules, general merit candidates have to secure at least 50 per cent in English and SC/ST and OBC candidates 40 per cent in the entrance test to be eligible.

Police Complaint Authority Rapped

The High Court on Monday took the Karnataka State Police Complaint Authority to task and asked it to file a report on compliance of the directions issued earlier to popularise the authority by August 26. Referring to an order passed on June 17 with regard to the measures to be taken for popularising the authority, Justice A N Venugopala Gowda issued this direction.  The bench also directed the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority and the State Human Rights Commission to submit a report.  

Raghaveshwara Withdraws SLP

Sri Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji has withdrawn the special leave petition filed in the Supreme Court against an order of the High Court. The petition challenged an order that dismissed the writ appeal of the swamiji seeking to quash the FIR against him on rape charges.

No Relief For HDK

The High Court on Monday dismissed the anticipatory bail petition of JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy in connection with the illegal land denotification case.

Dhoni Petition Disposed of

The High Court on Monday disposed of a criminal petition filed by team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in response to a case against him in the Magistrate Court by city-based RTI activist on hurting the religious sentiments of  the Hindus.

Justice A N Venugopala Gowda directed Dhoni to approach the Sessions Court for remedy by September 14, 2015. Dhoni’s counsel filed an affidavit stating that his client did not pose for the cover photo of a magazine projected as Lord Vishnu with multiple hands, holding various products.


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