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CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Ex-Kolkata Top Cop's Plea Against Arrest in Saradha Chit Fund Case
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:44:44 IST

Supreme Court has rejected former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's plea seeking extension of the protection granted to him from arrest in the Saradha chit fund scam case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Delhi HC Seeks ECI Response on Plea to Bar Parties With Religious, Casteist, Ethnic, Linguistic Names
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:44:28 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Election Commission of India in a petition seeking banning of political parties with religious, ethnic, linguistic or casteist connotations. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Uttarakhand High Court: Wife Expected to be With Husband's Family
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:44:13 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has observed that the persistent efforts of a wife to compel her husband to get separated from his mother constitute an act of cruelty. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Allahabad High Court Asks Agra University to Pay Rs 1 Lakh to Student Wrongly Failed
Fri, 24 May 2019 15:43:57 IST

Allahabad High Court has awarded Rs 1 lakh compensation to a student of Agra University who was declared failed at first instance due to negligence of examiner but later when his copies were re-evaluated following direction of this court, he was declared passed. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Saradha Scam: Supreme Court Consents to Hear Ex-Kolkata Police Commissioner's Plea
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:39:47 IST

Supreme Court has agreed to hear the fresh plea of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeking extension of protection from arrest in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. The former police commissioner was granted protection from arrest for a seven-day period which ends on May 24. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSURANCE - Delhi High Court Asks Aircraft, Insurance Firms to Pay Rs 50 Lakh for Victims' Families
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:38:19 IST

Delhi High Court has directed a chartered aircraft firm and an insurance company to pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to the families of each of the two doctors and a nurse who were killed in a plane crash while on a medical emergency flight in 2011. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Madras High Court Upholds Government Decision on Transfer of Teachers
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:38:02 IST

Madras High Court has dismissed writ petitions filed by Tamil Nadu Elementary School Teachers Federation challenging the order passed by the Director of Elementary Education deploying Secondary Grade Teachers in the Elementary Education to the post of Nursery/Montessori Teachers in Anganwadi Centre. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - National Green Tribunal Seeks Implementation of its Order on Noise Pollution
Fri, 24 May 2019 10:37:48 IST

National Green Tribunal has directed for implementation of its earlier order on noise pollution in an execution application in appeal in case of Society for Protection of Culture, Heritage, Environment, Traditions and Promotion of National Awareness v. Union of India & Ors. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

TENANCY - Supreme Court: Status of Tenant Not Obviated by Landlord's Death
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:59:06 IST

Supreme Court has held that protection offered to a statutory tenant by rent control law can only be overcome by following the procedure laid out in the statute. Owner cannot demand re-possession of property without following statutory procedure. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Kerala HC: Photographs of Couple in a Happy Mood does Not Mean They Were Leading a Happy Married Life
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:58:49 IST

Kerala High Court has held that though the photographs may reflect that the couple were in a happy mood, but it does not mean that the couple was leading a happy married life. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT: Salary Paid to Employees of University Not Subject to TDS
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:58:35 IST

ITAT Cochin has ruled that the salary paid to the employees of the Concerned University would not be subject to Tax Deduction at Source ( TDS ) as the University can be deemed as a 'State'. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Gauhati High Court Looks for Report on Mob-Lynching of Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:58:21 IST

Gauhati High Court has directed the State Police to submit the status report with reference to the 2018 mob-lynching of Nilotpal Das and Abhijeet Nath in Karbi Anglong. Altogether 45 accused in the sensational case had recently appealed for bail in the High Court. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Telangana High Court Rejects Musaddilal's Petition Again
Thu, 23 May 2019 15:58:06 IST

Telangana High Court has dismissed the pleas of the owners of Musaddilal Jewels and Gems, to quash the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court: Poll Violence Common in West Bengal, Irrespective of Ruling Party
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:58:39 IST

Supreme Court has observed that poll time violence was common in Bengal irrespective of whichever party was at the helm, while granting relief from arrest to Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from Barrackpore, for five days. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Madras High Court Rejects Plea for Recounting of Votes in Case of VVPAT-EVM Mismatch
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:58:21 IST

Madras High Court has refused to entertain a petition seeking recounting of votes if they do not tally with VVPAT slips and pulled up the Petitioner for moving the plea at the eleventh hour. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Punjab and Haryana High Court: Accident Survivor to Get Damages of Rs 23 Lakh 22 Years Later
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:57:54 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has enhanced the compensation awarded to the lone survivor from Rs 9 lakh to Rs 23 lakh, twenty-two years and six months after a five-and-a-half-year-old miraculously survived a fatal car accident in which three people were killed on the spot near Lalru. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Telangana High Court Rejects Anticipatory Bail to Ravi Prakash
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:57:25 IST

Telangana High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail petition of Ravi Prakash, former CEO of leading news channel TV9 in the case filed by ABCL group on the grounds that his reasons are not valid enough to sanction. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT: AO Cannot Re-Consider Grounds of Addition Which are Already Negated by Appellate Forums
Wed, 22 May 2019 16:00:25 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Delhi has ruled that the Assessing Officer, on remand by the writ court to consider the matter afresh, is not permitted to reconsider the grounds of addition which is already negated by the appellate forums. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - AAR: Input Tax Credit Allowable on Debt Settlement
Wed, 22 May 2019 16:00:08 IST

AAR West Bengal has held that the companies are eligible to claim the input tax credit even if the liability to pay for inputs between them, including tax, is discharged through adjustments in their books. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - Delhi HC Rejects Strict Interpretation for Requirement of License/ Certificate under Electricity Act
Wed, 22 May 2019 15:59:51 IST

Delhi High Court has allowed exemption of supply of electrical equipments to buyers ruling that "unlike and exemption granted through a notification, the effect of the rule is to exclude a species of transaction from calculation of taxable turnover". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Supreme Court: Admissions to Law Courses in GGSIPU Will Be Through CLAT
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:26:29 IST

Supreme Court has held that admissions to law courses in Delhi Government's Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) for the 2019-20 academic session will be only through National Level Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Supreme Court Rejects Plea Challenging Appointment of Observers for LS Polls in West Bengal
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:26:10 IST

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea challenging the appointment of two retired bureaucrats as observers in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha polls. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Gives Nod for Widening of Road Near Savitri Cinema Amid Litigation Over Land's Ownership
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:25:55 IST

Delhi High Court has given its nod to widen the road near Savitri Cinema intersection in South Delhi to remove traffic bottleneck. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madras High Court: Do Not Identify Terrorist With His Religion
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:25:39 IST

Madras High Court has cautioned against identifying a criminal with his/her religion, race, place of birth, residence and language in its order granting anticipatory bail to actor cum politician Kamal Hassan. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - Essar Steel: NCLAT Probes 'Magical Accounting' by ArcelorMittal, CoC
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:25:24 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has observed that the Committee of Creditors (CoC) of Essar Steel India Ltd and ArcelorMittal had done some 'magical accounting' by which they had adjusted Rs 2,500 crore from the Rs-42,000 crore bid amount and kept it as working capital. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - National Anti Profiteering Authority Penalizes VTWO Ventures
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:25:09 IST

National Anti Profiteering Authority has held VTWO Ventures to be guilty of anti-profiteering and is directed to deposit the profiteered amount along with interest along with a penalty under Section 122 for deliberately acting in contravention of the provisions of Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CUSTOMS - Delhi High Court Directs Customs Department to Pay Rs 94 Lakhs to Foreigner
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:24:54 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Customs Department to pay Rs 94 lakh to a foreigner for hurriedly selling off nearly 4 kg gold seized from her even though the proceedings were pending in the court. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Supreme Court Dismisses 'Nuisance' Plea Seeking 100% VVPAT-EVM Matching
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:10:04 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed a PIL seeking 100 per cent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during counting of votes on May 23 for Lok Sabha polls. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Stays Delhi High Court Order Stopping Retrospective Black Money Law
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:44 IST

Supreme Court has stayed the Delhi High Court order which had held that the 2016 black money law cannot be allowed to operate with retrospective effect from July 2015 to book and probe offenders. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Refuses to Set Up Special Bench For Ex-Kolkata Top Cop's Plea
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:27 IST

Supreme Court has refused to set up Special Bench to hear former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's plea seeking extension of the seven-day period granted to him to approach a competent court after his protection from arrest was vacated in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court: Accused Cannot be Indefinitely Kept in Jail for his Inability to Produce Regd Surety
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:09:10 IST

Supreme Court has observed that an Accused cannot be indefinitely kept in jail for his inability to produce registered surety for reasons beyond his control. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MUNICIPAL TAX - Chhattisgarh High Court: Airtel Liable to Pay Property Tax for Laying of Underground Cable
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:08:52 IST

Chhattisgarh High Court has held that Bharati Airtel Limited is liable to pay property tax in respect of or otherwise relating to underground cable laid for the purpose of providing telephone services or other telecommunication facilities. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT: Cash Loan from Parents and Brother for Purchasing House for Whole Family do Not Attract Penalty
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:08:31 IST

ITAT Delhi has ruled that the cash loan received from the parents and brother of the Assessee for the purchase of the house for the whole family cannot be penalized under Section 271D of the Income Tax Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Gujarat High Court: No Stay on IGST Levy on Ocean Freights
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:08:02 IST

Gujarat High Court has stayed the impugned demand where the Petitioners challenged the vires of IGST related notification in an interim order passed by the High Court. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Delhi High Court Issues Notice to Centre and Delhi Govt on 'Blocked Credits' Under GST
Tue, 21 May 2019 16:07:44 IST

Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Centre and the Delhi Government on the issue of 'blocked credits' under the Goods & Services Tax (GST) regime. Such a mechanism is affecting hotels and malls. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC: Appeals Against Non Inclusion in NRC Maintainable Only When Tribunal Has Not Decided Nationality
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:35:21 IST

Supreme Court has observed that right to appeal before the Foreigners' Tribunal against non-inclusion in National Register of Citizens is available only in those cases, where the Tribunal has not already decided the issue as to whether the person is an Indian National or a foreigner. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Orissa High Court Allows Input Tax Credit Under GST Regime to Realtor Making Shopping Mall
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:35:06 IST

Orissa High Court has allowed input tax credit to a shopping mall construction company thereby resolving an important issue of blocked credit under the Goods And Services Tax regime for real estate companies constructing commercial spaces for the purpose of letting it on rent or lease. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Himachal Pradesh High Court Quashes Jeetendra Sexual Assault Case
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:34:51 IST

Himachal Pradesh High Court has quashed a sexual assault case filed against actor Jeetendra on the women folk's police blueprint in Shimla last year on his cousin's complaint. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Delhi High Court: Maintenance to Estranged Wife is for Survival, Not a Bounty
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:34:36 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that Maintenance awarded to an estranged wife is for her survival and should not be seen as a "bounty", and it has to be given from the date of her application. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTRICITY - Punjab and Haryana High Court Questions State on Free Electricity to Rich Farmers
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:34:20 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has questioned Punjab and Haryana Governments on free or subsidized power on agricultural pump sets to rich farmers during the hearing of two petitions filed in public interest on the issue. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONTEMPT OF COURT - Delhi HC Seeks JNU's Reply on Plea for Early Hearing of Contempt Petition in Sexual Harassment Case
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:34:05 IST

Delhi High Court has sought JNU's response on a plea by several women students seeking early hearing on a contempt petition filed against the varsity and a professor who is accused in a sexual harassment case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Pulls Up Agency Over South Delhi Project
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:33:45 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that no traffic assessment was done nor was process followed by the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) in clearing the East Kidwai Nagar project. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - All HC: Govt Servant Not Entitled to Full Pension/Gratuity During Pending Proceedings
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:33:29 IST

Allahabad High Court has observed that a Government Servant is not entitled to full pension/death cum-retirement gratuity on/or during pending disciplinary/judicial proceedings against the Government Servant. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT: Non-Filing of Income Tax Return Cannot be a Ground to Deny Capital Gain Exemption
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:33:11 IST

ITAT Bangalore has observed that the benefit of the capital gain exemption cannot be denied to a taxpayer on the ground that the income tax return is not filed declaring such income. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - National Green Tribunal Seeks Report From DDA on Conserving Neela Hauz Lake
Tue, 21 May 2019 10:32:53 IST

National Green Tribunal has sought an action-taken report from the Delhi Development Authority regarding rejuvenation of the Neela Hauz lake in South Delhi. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Blackbuck Case: Rajasthan High Court Sends Fresh Notice to Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Neelam
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:03:08 IST

Rajasthan High Court has sent fresh notices to Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam, Tabu and Dushyant Singh on a plea filed by the Government against their acquittal by a CJM court. The hearing will take place after 8 weeks. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madras High Court Grants Anticipatory Bail to Kamal Haasan Over His 'Godse Hindu Terrorist' Remark
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:02:53 IST

Madras High Court has granted anticipatory bail to actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan over his "free India's first extremist was a Hindu" remark made during an election meeting in the Aravkurichi assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LIMITATION - Chhattisgarh High Court: Demise of Mother Not a Reason to Condone Delay of 259 Days
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:02:37 IST

Chhattisgarh High Court has held that the demise of the mother cannot be said to be a reason for condoning the delay of 259 days in filing an appeal since the Assessee was carrying on business these days. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Bombay High Court Concerned Over State's Delay in Listing Steps to Tackle Drought
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:02:21 IST

Bombay High Court while noting that several districts in Maharashtra were facing a drought-like situation expressed dissatisfaction over the State Government's delay in listing out measures to tackle the water crisis. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Oneness of the Interest is Akin to a Common Grievance Against the Same Person
Mon, 20 May 2019 16:02:07 IST

Supreme Court while upholding a view of full bench of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum in Ambrish Kumar Shukla and Ors. v. Ferrous Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd held that "Oneness of the interest is akin to a common grievance against the same person". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Decision of Foreigners Tribunal Will Prevail Over NRC Order
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:15:46 IST

Supreme Court has held that a Tribunal's order declaring a person as an illegal foreigner would be binding and prevail over the Government decision to exclude or include the name from the National Register of Citizens in Assam. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Supreme Court Relief to 20 Trainee Officers on IAS, IPS Cadre Allocation For 2018 Batch
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:15:30 IST

In a relief to 20 trainee IAS and IPS officers who had challenged the Centre's cadre allocation process for the 2018 batch, the Supreme Court has said that they will be accommodated by increasing of one post in the state cadres of their preference this year. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Apex Court: 'Substantial Question Of Law' Requirement Not Mandatory in Second Appeals Before P&H HC
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:14:55 IST

Supreme Court has observed that "Insofar as the State of Punjab is concerned, a second appeal does not require formulation of a substantial question of law since the Punjab Act would be applicable for the State." (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Delhi High Court: Amritsari Chur Chur Naan and Chur Chur Naan are the Same
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:14:17 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that there cannot be any monopoly over the terms i.e 'Chur Chur Naan' and 'Amritsari Chur Chur Naan' as they are "completely generic". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Orissa High Court's Green Note at Centre's Indiscretions
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:13:58 IST

Orissa High Court has directed the Union of India to provide 2,000 trees for plantation in the Cuttack Development Authority area while allowing restoration of a case that had been dismissed for non-appearance of the counsel as well as condoning of delay in filing miscellaneous applications against the court's order within the prescribed period. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - Bombay High Court: Seat of the Tribunal to Decide the Appellate Court
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:13:41 IST

Bombay High Court has observed that the seat of the Tribunal would decide the jurisdiction of the Court to which the appeal would lie under the Income Tax Act, 1961. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - J & K High Court Orders Social Media Platforms to Delete Posts Identifying Bandipora Rape Victim
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:13:26 IST

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered Youtube, Facebook and Twitter to remove all posts from their platforms which disclosed the identity of a three-year-old victim of rape in Bandipora district of the State. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Delhi High Court Rejects ShareChat Copyright Violation Petition Against Helo
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:13:09 IST

Delhi High Court has set aside a petition moved by India-based messaging platform ShareChat against Indian content based app Helo, in which the former alleged that the latter was copying its design, infringing its copyright and indulging in unfair competition. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Madras High Court Recommends Laying High Tension Wires Underground to Neutralize Cancer
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:12:52 IST

Madras High Court has recommended that the State Government consider laying underground cables for transmitting high-tension power so that the possible effect of high voltage causing cancer be neutralized. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Tells Lower Court to Avoid Delays in a 2010 Murder Case of Delhi University Student
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:12:36 IST

Delhi High Court has directed a lower court to ensure that the trial of a nine-year-old murder case, which saw a Delhi University student being killed, is not unnecessarily delayed. Five men are still facing trial in the case though the charge sheet was filed eight years ago. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Madras High Court: Schools Cannot Force Parents to Buy Accessories
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:12:08 IST

Madras High Court has directed schools not to insist upon parents to buy accessories other than textbooks. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

RIGHT TO INFORMATION - CIC: Names of RS Members Who Moved Impeachment Motion Against HC Judge Cannot be Disclosed
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:11:54 IST

Central Information Commission has held that Names of Rajya Sabha members, who moved an impeachment motion against a high court judge, and those who withdrew it cannot be disclosed as it would be a breach of parliamentary privilege. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT Confirms Disallowance Since Sham Transactions Under the Garb of Donation Was Used for Evasion
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:11:37 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Chennai has held that the Assessing Officer was rightly disallowed deduction claim since their involved sham transaction under the garb of donation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - AAR Kerala: Diagnostic Centres Need Not Obtain GST Registration
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:11:22 IST

The Kerala State Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) has observed that the diagnostic centres, being part of health care services need not be registered under the Goods and Services Tax. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Annuls Creditors' Voting on NBCC's Bid for Jaypee Infratech
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:11:05 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has annulled voting by the Committee of Creditors of Jaypee Infratech Limited on a bid submitted by NBCC (India) Limited for the debt-laden real estate company. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ARBITRATION - ICC Tribunal Orders Punj Lloyd to Fight Sirte Case
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:10:50 IST

An International Chamber of Commerce Arbitral Tribunal has ordered continuance of an arbitration case initiated by Punj Lloyd against a State-owned Libyan oil company, which sought to stall the proceedings citing the "moratorium" ground of bankruptcy law in India. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

BANKING - Debt Recovery Tribunal asks Vikram Bakshi, McDonald's India to Deposit Settlement Funds
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:10:34 IST

Debt Recovery Tribunal, Delhi has asked Connaught Plaza Restaurants' Managing Director Vikram Bakshi and McDonald's India to appear before it and deposit the proceeds of their proposed settlement. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - National Green Tribunal Tells States, UTs to Emulate Haryana, Inventory Water Bodies
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:10:19 IST

National Green Tribunal has instructed all States and Union territories to follow Haryana's example and create detailed inventories of water bodies not already protected by any law, review their existing framework for restoration, and submit action plans to the Central Pollution Control Board within three months. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Karnataka High Court Affirms Life Imprisonment to Advocate Who Killed a Fellow Woman Lawyer in Court
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:30:42 IST

Karnataka High Court has upheld the verdict of the lower court whereby the latter had convicted Advocate S. L. Rajappa, who had killed a fellow lady advocate in the court corridor by stabbing her with a knife multiple times on her chest and neck. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Saradha Scam: SC Vacates Order Granting Protection from Arrest to Ex-Kolkata Police Commissioner
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:30:24 IST

Supreme Court has vacated its order granting protection from arrest to former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund scam case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Gujarat High Court: Goods Cannot be Detained for Defect in E-Way Bill Since There is No Supply
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:30:06 IST

Gujarat High Court has held that the GST Department cannot detain the goods on ground of defect in E-way Bill as there is no supply. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Karnataka High Court: State's Responsibility to Take Care of Pregnant Minor
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:29:49 IST

Karnataka High Court observed that it was "the responsibility of the State Government to provide all welfare measures to protect the pregnant minor and the child in the womb, in accordance with law". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Delhi HC: Selection of Positions Cannot Be Approved Without Being Routed Through Academic Council
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:29:32 IST

Delhi High Court has ruled that to effect selections and faculty positions at Jawaharlal Nehru University, approval of Academic Council is necessary. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EXCISE - CESTAT:Free - Distribution of Toothbrushes in Combo Pack Does Not Attract Excise Duty
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:29:13 IST

Customs, Excise, Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has observed that no excise duty can be levied on the free-distribution of toothbrushes in the combo pack under the Central Excise Act, 1944. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - Delhi High Court Restrains Income Tax Department from Action Against Gautam Khaitan
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:28:52 IST

Delhi High Court has restrained the Income Tax Department from taking any action against VVIP chopper deal scam accused Gautam Khaitan against whom a black money case has been lodged. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC: Mere Pendency of Civil Case Between Complainant And Accused Not a Ground to Quash Criminal Case
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:28:33 IST

Supreme Court has observed that mere pendency of a civil case between complainant and accused is not a reason to quash criminal case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - All HC: Gov Can't Take Possession of Land of Citizens Without Acquisition or Giving Any Compensation
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:28:11 IST

Allahabad High Court has reprimanded the State Government for the "unsound" practice of taking possession of private land without an acquisition or giving any compensation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Rajasthan High Court Issues Notice to State Government Over Rapes
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:27:52 IST

Rajasthan High Court has issued a notice to the State Government on recent incidents of rape in the State, including the April 26 gang-rape of a Dalit woman in Alwar district. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court: 'MeToo' Cannot Become a 'Sullying You Too' Campaign
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:12:34 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that stirring the embers of the "MeToo" campaign by continuously republishing articles based on sexual harassment complaints, where women remained anonymous, violates a man's right to privacy inherent to which are his right to be forgotten and be left alone. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay High Court: Only Rape Victim's Testimony Not Always Reliable
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:12:19 IST

Bombay High Court has quashed and set aside the conviction of a 19-year-old man in a rape case, while observing that only the testimony of the victim cannot always be considered as adequate evidence. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Directs Twitter, Google to Take Down Articles About EbixCash
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:12:03 IST

Delhi High Court has directed Twitter and Google to take down certain articles published by Viceroy Research Group. The articles had defamatory content against EbixCash World Money. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Acid Attack Case: Delhi High Court Sends Man to Jail for Rest of Life
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:48 IST

Delhi High Court has sent a man to prison for the rest of his life for killing a 16-year-old girl by throwing acid on her. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMMERCIAL - Orissa High Court Stays Notices Issued by DRI Against Exporters
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:31 IST

Orissa High Court has stayed the notices issued by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence against exporters for violating pre-import conditions imposed on availing the advance authorisation licences. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt to Place Before Cabinet Need for More Fast Track, Commercial Courts
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:16 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to place before the Cabinet the requirement for 18 more fast track and 22 commercial courts taking note of the pendency of sexual assault and business dispute cases. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Karnataka High Court Issues Notice to PU Dept on Cut-Off Marks
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:02 IST

Karnataka High Court has issued notice to the State Government, Office of Collegiate Education and Pre-University Education Department over the practice of private PU colleges demanding huge sums of money as donations during admissions. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi High Court Breather for JNU PhD Scholar
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:10:48 IST

Delhi High Court has directed JNU to release the degree of a PhD candidate who has levelled sexual harassment charges against a professor and was barred by the University. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSUMER - NCDRC: Homebuyers can Seek Refund if Flat Possession Delayed
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:10:31 IST

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has observed in an order that homebuyers can claim a refund from builders if the project is delayed beyond one year in a big relief to homebuyers who have been struggling to get possession of their flat for years. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTRICITY - CERC: Compensation to power plants for coal imports in times of domestic coal shortage allowed
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:10:16 IST

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has allowed compensation to GMR Group for running its power plant on imported coal in the event of coal shortage. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

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