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Homosexuality Doesn't Lead to Diseases Like AIDS, Says Supreme Court
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:57:36 IST

Supreme Court has said that victorian-era morality, prohibitions, unsafe sex and living in denial have led to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS and it cannot be blamed on homosexual relationships. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Noida is Not a Local Authority, No Tax Relief: Supreme Court
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:57:19 IST

Supreme Court has held that New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) is not covered by the definition of local authority as contained in Explanation to Section 10(20) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Asks Centre to Expeditiously Shortlist Names for Appointment as Lokpal
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:57:02 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Centre to expeditiously shortlist names for appointment as Lokpal. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Smell of Alcohol Not Enough to Prosecute Person for Consuming Alcohol in Public: Kerala HC
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:56:47 IST

Kerala High Court has said that a person cannot be prosecuted for consuming liquor in public on the basis of mere smell of alcohol. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

'Permanent' Custody of Children Can't be Ordered in Proceedings Under DV Act: Bombay HC
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:56:28 IST

Bombay High Court has held that no 'permanent custody' orders can be made in proceedings under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Telecom Users Have Right Over Personal Data: TRAI
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:56:08 IST

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has said users have primary right over their personal information while entities controlling or processing this data are mere custodians who should be brought under a data protection framework to protect consumers from misuse of their personal data. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Non-Residents Need to Furnish Unique Number in Advance Ruling Forms: CBDT
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:55:54 IST

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has amended the Form for Advance Ruling wherein it was mandated that the non-residents have to furnish their unique number in the application in order to prove their identity. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLT Approves Liberty House's Plan for Acquiring Adhunik Metaliks
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:55:40 IST

Kolkata bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the resolution plan of Britain-based Liberty House for acquiring debt-laden steelmaker Adhunik Metaliks under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLAT Stays Bhushan Power Lenders' Meeting to Vote on Finalising Bids
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:55:26 IST

NCLAT has stayed the meeting of Committee of Creditors of Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd. to vote on finalisation of bids for the debt-ridden firm. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLAT Asks Numetal, ArcelorMittal to Tell Why Their Bids for Essar Steel Should be Considered
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:55:08 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has directed Numetal Ltd and ArcelorMittal India Ltd, which were disqualified under Section 29(A) of IBC Code to bid for Essar Steel Ltd, to file written submissions by Friday, stating why their applications should be considered. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court: Horrendous Acts of 'Mobocracy' Can't be Tolerated
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:35:05 IST

Supreme Court has said that "horrendous acts of mobocracy" cannot be tolerated and recommended the Centre to enact a separate law against lynching and vigilantism. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

No Harm In Pictorial Warnings For Tobacco Products: Supreme Court
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:53:58 IST

Supreme Court has refused to stay the operation of new amended rules of Union Health Ministry directing manufacturers to have graphic warning images on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products and helpline numbers for those who wanted to quit the habit. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Orders Execution of Sale Deed for Unitech Land
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:53:40 IST

Supreme Court has directed execution of a sale deed for the embattled real estate firm Unitech's land near Bangalore in favour of Devas for Rs 97. 69 crore. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Declines Interference in Journalists' Plea for Opening Media Room in Kerala HC
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:53:20 IST

Supreme Court has declined interference in petition filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists for opening the media room in High Court of Kerala. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

People, Not Industries, Are More Important: Supreme Court
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:53:05 IST

Supreme Court, while taking note of a report that over 60,000 people have died due to pollution, has said that people are more important than industries. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Consent Not A Defence For Offences Under POCSO Act: Kerala High Court
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:52:48 IST

Kerala High Court has reiterated that consent given by a minor girl for the sexual act is of no legal validity. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Use of Similar/Deceptively Similar Trade Name is Not Infringement: Delhi High Court
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:52:33 IST

Delhi High Court has held that to make out a case of infringement by use of 'trade name', mere similarity or deceptive similarity with the registered trademark is not sufficient, and that there has to be exact use of registered trademark. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GST: Madhya Pradesh HC Directs State Tax Dept to Remove Check Posts
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:52:19 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued an interim order directing the State Tax department to take necessary steps to implement the notification abolishing check posts in the State as Goods and Services Tax (GST) has implemented. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Mushroom is An 'Agricultural Product', No Tax on its Production: ITAT
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:52:01 IST

Hyderabad bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that the income from production and sale of Mushroom can be termed as 'agricultural income' under the Income Tax Act, 1961. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

No Legal Bar on Indian LLP Merging With Indian Firm, Says NCLT
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:51:41 IST

National Company Law Tribunal has said that legislative intent behind enacting both the LLP Act, 2008 and the Companies Act, 2013 is to facilitate the ease of doing business and create a desirable business atmosphere for companies and LLPs. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court:Annamalai University Can't Devise Its Own Fee Structure for Professional Degree Courses
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:46:38 IST

Supreme Court has held that Annamalai University is not entitled and competent to devise its own fee structure for medical and engineering professional degree courses without having the fee fixed by the Committee on Fixation of Fee. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court: Retirement Due to Efflux of Time Irrelevant While Determining Criminal Liability
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:46:19 IST

Supreme Court has observed that merely because the public servant retired from service due to efflux of time, it would not be a relevant consideration in determining the criminal liability particularly for an offence under Prevention of Corruption Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court: Steps Being Taken to Fill Up Vacancies in Higher Judiciary
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:46:06 IST

Supreme Court has said that steps were being taken to make judicial appointments and fill up the vacancies in the higher judiciary. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Sunanda Pushkar Case: Supreme Court Terms Subramanian Swamy's Plea 'Infructuous'
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:45:51 IST

Supreme Court has disposed of a plea by Subramanian Swamy seeking an SIT probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar saying it has become infructuous as Delhi police has filed a charge sheet in the case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Father's Name Optional in Birth Certificate: Madras High Court
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:45:36 IST

Madras High Court has ruled that mentioning the father's name in birth certificates is optional and women who decide to raise children with their own income could not be compelled to name the deserters in birth certificates. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Panchayats Can Give Building Approvals: Madras High Court
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:45:17 IST

Madras High Court has held that panchayats can use their executive authority and sanction building approvals in their territory, after a compulsory consultative process with the town planning authorities. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Kerala High Court: Taking Video of An Act Done Publicly Will Not Violate Privacy
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:45:03 IST

Kerala High Court has held that when an act is done openly in presence of other persons, it is doubtful whether the publication of that may constitute an offence or violate privacy. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court Asks Air India to Replace Panel Chief on Air Hostess' Complaint
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:44:46 IST

Delhi High Court has asked Air India to replace the chairperson of its panel looking into sexual harassment allegations by an air hostess against one of the carrier's senior officials. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court to IAF: Review, Change your Protocols on Stress and Substance Abuse
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:44:31 IST

Delhi High Court has directed Indian Air Force (IAF) to review and change its protocols dealing with issues of stress and substance abuse in the force, saying its systems have to be in tune with the law. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Patna High Court Moots For 'Plastic Free Bihar', Calls For State's Views
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:44:15 IST

Patna High Court has said that some bold, effective decisions should be taken by the government to make the State "Plastic Free Zone". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Chhattisgarh High Court: No Student Can Be Failed Upto Class VIII For Any Reason
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:43:54 IST

Chhattisgarh High Court has observed that a student cannot be failed up to Class VIII for any reason whatsoever. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court: Matrimonial Discord 'No' Reason For Permitting Termination of Pregnancy
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:43:31 IST

Bombay High Court has held that matrimonial discord cannot be considered as a reason for permitting termination of pregnancy by invoking provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court Says 'No' to Use of Thermocol for Ganpati Decorations
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:43:18 IST

Bombay High Court has declared that thermocol, or polystyrene foam, can no longer be used for decorations during Ganesh Chaturthi. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court to IMD: Install Second Doppler Radar Within 18 Months
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:42:57 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to install the second Doppler radar in the city within 18 months. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLAT Seeks Status Report on Jaypee Infratech Insolvency Resolution
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:42:42 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has asked the resolution professional (RP) for Jaypee Infratech to submit details on the progress of insolvency resolution process of the debt-ridden firm. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Says Delhi Under 'Mountains of Garbage'
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:00:32 IST

Supreme Court has slammed Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for failing to take urgent steps to prevent Delhi from becoming a garbage heap. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Second Complaint Maintainable If There is Discovery of New Fact: Supreme Court
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 10:00:15 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that a subsequent complaint would be maintainable if there is the discovery of a new fact after disposal of the first complaint. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

States Resisting Social Audits by NCPCR Appear to be "Hiding Something": Supreme Court
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:59:58 IST

Supreme Court has noted with concern the fact that a large number of States have not permitted National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) or its agency to conduct social audits. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Orders TN Govt to Crack Down on Elephant Corridor Encroachment
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:59:41 IST

Supreme Court has ordered Tamil Nadu government to crack down on encroachments along the elephant corridor in the state. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Failure to Fill Part-B of E-way Bill Would Attract Penalty: Madhya Pradesh HC
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:59:27 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court, while upholding a penalty order passed by the GST department, has held that filing Part-B of the E-Way Bill is a mandatory requirement and failure to do the same would attract penalty under Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Kerala HC Directs Government to Frame Rules Under Shariat Act
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:59:10 IST

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to frame rules under Section 4 of Muslim Personal Law(Shariat) Application Act 1937. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

No Exemption for Woman to Appear Before Enforcement Directorate: Madras High Court
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:58:54 IST

Madras High Court has dismissed the challenge made by Senior Advocate Nalini Chidambaram against the summons issued under Section 50 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Priests Can't Deny Religious Rights to Dalits, Tribals: Uttarakhand High Court
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:58:38 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has held that no priest can bar devotees belonging to the scheduled caste or scheduled tribe sections from performing worship at a temple. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLAT Upholds MCA's Move to Freeze Assets of Independent Directors in PNB Fraud Case
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:58:19 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has upheld Ministry of Corporate Affairs' plea to freeze assets of independent directors of companies belonging to Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, in connection with the Punjab National Bank fraud case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLAT Refuses to Stay Resolution Process of Bhushan Power and Steel
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:58:05 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has turned down the plea of U.K.-based Liberty House to stay the resolution process of Bhushan Power and Steel. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLT Nod to Tata Communications Land Demerger into Hemisphere Properties India
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:57:45 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved a scheme to de-merge surplus land of nearly 773 acres from Tata Communications Ltd. (TCL) into Hemisphere Properties India Ltd. (HPIL). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Honorarium Paid to Chairman of Govt Company is Business Expenditure: ITAT
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:57:30 IST

Delhi bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal in has held that honorarium paid to Chairman of a Government Company is allowable as business expenditure under the provisions of Income Tax Act, 1961. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Either Shut Taj Mahal Down or Protect It: Supreme Court
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:25:30 IST

Supreme Court has said that protecting Taj Mahal has become a "hopeless cause" and slammed Centre, Uttar Pradesh government and Archaeological Survey of India for their apathy in protecting the monument from pollution. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court: Only TNCA-registered Players Can Feature in TNPL
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:25:13 IST

Supreme Court has given green signal for Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) to continue with players who are registered with the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Eye Witnesses' Evidence Can't Be Doubted for Failure to Save Deceased: Supreme Court
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:24:54 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that evidence of the eye witnesses cannot be doubted on the ground that they did not intervene in the attack nor made attempts to save the deceased. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Merit Can't be Defeated on Tech Grounds, Says Delhi High Court
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:24:37 IST

Delhi High Court has opened up a closed opportunity for an aspiring medico to register for the second round of counselling for deemed universities after the due date. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

No Rider to Deposit Maintenance Amount Prior to Entertainment of Statutory Remedy: Delhi HC
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:24:22 IST

Delhi High Court has held that there cannot be an absolute rider that the entire maintenance amount, as granted by the trial court, should be deposited prior to the entertainment of the statutory remedy. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Explain Reasons Behind Proposal to Put Cameras in Classrooms: Delhi High Court
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:24:00 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the city government to explain reasons and circumstances behind its proposal to install over 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras inside classrooms in state-run schools. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

U'khand HC Passes String of Directions to Make School Education Barrier Free
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:23:41 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has directed the state government to appoint special educators in all government aided and unaided private schools for children with special needs and the school premises and transportation is made barrier-free. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Cost of Higher Education Can't Qualify as Business Expenditure: Bombay High Court
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:23:25 IST

Bombay High Court has held that there needs to be a direct nexus between the cost of higher education paid by an assessee and the business activities of the assessee in order for such cost to be claimed as business expenditure under the Income Tax Act, 1961. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Additional Director of DRI Not Empowered to Confiscate Goods Under Customs Act: Calcutta HC
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:23:10 IST

Calcutta High Court has held that Additional Director of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence is not entitled to invoke Section 124 of Customs Act, 1962 to issue show-cause notice for the confiscation of goods. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

S.138 NI Act Offence Attracted Even If Cheque Issued For Sale Consideration: Delhi High Court
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:22:50 IST

Delhi High Court has held that offence of dishonour of cheque under Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act is attracted even if the cheque was issued in respect of sale consideration which was not disclosed in the sale deed. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Dept Cannot Insist for Cash / DD to Release Goods When Penalty Paid Through GST Portal: Kerala HC
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:22:33 IST

Kerala High Court has held that the department cannot insist assessee to make payment in cash or demand draft to release goods under Kerala Goods and Services Tax (KGST) Act, 2017 when the penalty amount has already been remitted by the assessee using the GST portal. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

No Hawking Near Railway Stations: Bombay High Court
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:22:11 IST

Bombay High Court has refused to allow flower vendors to hawk their wares within 150 metre of railway stations. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court Directs MPCB to Record Ambient Noise Levels
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:21:58 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the officials of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to record the ambient noise decibel levels at South Mumbai's Cuffe Parade area, during the night hours. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

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