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File Responses on Prevention of Torture Bill Within 3 Weeks: SC Directs States, UTs
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:29:54 IST

Supreme Court has sought responses and inputs from States and Union Territories on the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2017 within three weeks. (Podcast Available

SC Upholds Direction to Apply Subject-Wise Reservation in Teaching Posts in Universities
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:29:31 IST

Supreme Court has rejected Centre's challenge against a 2017 judgment of Allahabad High Court which had held that reservations in teaching posts in universities are to be applied by taking subject/discipline as the unit, instead of university. (Podcast Available

Candidates Clearing Prescribed Qualification After Cut-Off Date can't be Considered Qualified: SC
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:29:14 IST

Supreme Court has observed that eligibility of the candidates must be decided with reference to the qualification possessed as on the cut-off date and the qualification acquired later in point of time cannot make a candidate eligible. (Podcast Available

Mere Delay in Passing Award by Itself can't be Ground to Appoint Another Arbitrator: SC
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:28:55 IST

Supreme Court has observed that mere neglect of an arbitrator to act or delay in passing the award by itself cannot be the ground to appoint another arbitrator in deviation from the terms agreed to by the parties. (Podcast Available

Introduction of Unit Area Method System Through NDMC Bye-laws Invalid: SC
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:28:38 IST

Supreme Court has upheld the Delhi High Court judgment that quashed the NDMC (Determination of Annual Rent) Bye-laws, 2009, that had introduced the system of Unit Area Method (UAM) for assessing property tax, on the ground that it is ultra vires the provisions of New Delhi Municipal Council Act. (Podcast Available

SC Refuses Bail to Unitech Promoters
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:28:18 IST

Supreme Court has refused bail to Unitech promoters Sanjay Chandra and Ajay Chandra in a case relating to alleged siphoning off the home-buyers' money. (Podcast Available

Don't Victimise Woman Officer Over her Posting: Supreme Court Tells Army
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:28:01 IST

Supreme Court has asked the Army not to victimise a Lieutenant Colonel who had moved the court against her assignment at a place that does not have a creche. (Podcast Available

Delhi High Court Grants Bail to Man Held with Live Bullet at Arvind Kejriwal's Residence
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:27:42 IST

Delhi High Court has granted bail to a man who was arrested on November 26 last year for allegedly carrying a bullet in his wallet while visiting the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (Podcast Available

NIA Court Shouldn't have Accepted Photocopies as Proof in Malegaon Case: Bombay High Court
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:27:26 IST

Bombay High Court has said the special NIA court should not have accepted photocopies of the statements of witnesses and confessions of accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case as secondary evidence. (Podcast Available

Madras High Court Orders CBI Probe in Waqf Board College Recruitment Case
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:27:09 IST

Madras High Court has ordered a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff at MSS Waqf Board College in Tamil Nadu. (Podcast Available

Jayalalithaa can't be Termed a Convict in Assets Case: Madras HC
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:26:43 IST

Madras High Court has held that former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa cannot be termed a convict in a disproportionate assets case and dismissed a petition challenging the construction of her memorial. (Podcast Available

Gujarat HC Quashes Circular Levying GST on DISCOMS for Bundled Services
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:26:25 IST

Gujarat High Court has struck down a part of a circular issued in March last year by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), which had proposed levy of GST on DISCOMS for various other bundled services connected with the transmission and distribution of electricity. (Podcast Available

Allahabad HC Rules Playground on Campus Mandatory for School's Affiliation
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:26:07 IST

Allahabad High Court has ruled that a playground on the campus is a necessary and essential condition for a school's affiliation. (Podcast Available

Essar Steel Bids: NCLAT Asks NCLT to Pass Order by January 31
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:25:50 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has asked Ahmedabad bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) to pass an order by January 31 on the resolution of the debt-ridden Essar Steel. (Podcast Available

NCLT Caps Withdrawal Limit from Banks for Former ILFS Directors
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:25:30 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has put restrictions on the former directors of the debt-laden infrastructure financier IL&FS from operating their bank accounts, capping the monthly withdrawal limit at Rs. 2 lakh. (Podcast Available

Child Born Out of Marriage Between Muslim Man and Hindu Woman Entitled to Claim Father's Property: SC
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:35:08 IST

Supreme Court has said that although the marriage between a Muslim man and Hindu woman is an irregular marriage, described as "fasid" in Mohamadan law, the children born out this wedlock are legitimate and have claim over the property of the father. (Podcast Available

SC Asks Centre to Explain Irregularities in Appointment of Information Commissioner
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:34:53 IST

Supreme Court has required Centre to explain how, in the appointment of Information Commissioners, the selection committee has shortlisted names of those who did not even apply for their candidature to be considered. (Podcast Available

SC Orders for Prosecution of Dean of a Medical College for Playing Fraud
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:34:37 IST

Supreme Court has imposed a penalty of Rs. 5 crore on R.K.D.F. Medical College Hospital and ordered for prosecution of dean after noting that that college indulged in large-scale malpractices in showing compliance of standards to obtain permission for admission of students. (Podcast Available

Specifying 50% Disability Limit in Visual Impairment for Judicial Officer Post Legitimate: SC
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:34:22 IST

Supreme Court has held that stipulating a limit of 50% disability in hearing impairment or visual impairment as a condition to be eligible for the post of a judicial officer is a legitimate restriction. (Podcast Available

Ease Norms for SC/STs to be Judges: Supreme Court
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:34:08 IST

Supreme Court has expressed concern over Kerala High Court not finding a single candidate from reserved category crossing the threshold of minimum percentage of marks for appointment as judicial officers in trial courts. (Podcast Available

Notional Extension of Employment Applies When Deceased Workman wasn't in Workplace by his Choice: SC
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:33:56 IST

Supreme Court has held that doctrine of notional extension of employment applies when accident occurred while deceased workman was in workplace not by his own choice. (Podcast Available

Inform People About Positives and Negatives of MR vaccine: Delhi HC
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:33:01 IST

Delhi High Court has made it clear that the state government has to publicise pros and cons, including the risks of administering Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccine to school children. (Podcast Available

Bombay HC Upholds Order Refusing to Register RSS as Charitable Society
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:32:46 IST

Bombay High Court has upheld an order of Assistant Registrar of Societies denying permission to register a charitable society under the name and style of "Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh". (Podcast Available

Bombay HC Grants Bail to Main Accused in Mohsin Shaikh Lynching Case
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:32:25 IST

Bombay High Court has granted bail to Hindu Rashtra Sena (HRS) chief Dhananjay Desai, the main accused in the Mohsin Shaikh lynching case. (Podcast Available

Allocate Space for New High Court Building: Bombay High Court
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:32:03 IST

Bombay High Court has directed Maharashtra Government to take a decision within the next six months on allocating space for a new, spacious high court building with all requisite infrastructure. (Podcast Available

Why haven't Polls been Held in 18 Constituencies: Madras High Court Asks CEC
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:31:47 IST

Madras High Court has issued a notice to Tamil Nadu's chief election commissioner and chief electoral officer asking why elections for 18 constituencies, whose representatives were disqualified by the state assembly speaker, had not been held. (Podcast Available

Give Priority to Food Safety Cases: Madras HC to Lower Courts
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:31:32 IST

Madras High Court has directed all subordinate courts, both civil and criminal, to give priority to food safety cases as they directly affect the health of people. (Podcast Available

Private Hospitals are Covered Under Payment of Gratuity Act : Kerala HC
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:31:18 IST

Kerala High Court has held that private hospitals are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. (Podcast Available

Tripura HC Asks Govt Why About 70% of Persons Arrested in NDPS Cases are Out on Bail
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:31:03 IST

Tripura High Court has sought explanation from the state government about why 435 out of 660 persons arrested in connection with crime relating to psychotropic substance are out on bail. (Podcast Available

Action Will be Taken Against Firms such as Liberty House: NCLAT
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 10:30:48 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has come down hard on companies such as Liberty House Group, which successfully bid for debt-ridden firms under the corporate insolvency resolution process but later withdrew citing one reason or the other. (Podcast Available

Supreme Court Turns Down PIL on Fielding of Candidates with Criminal Records
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:19:03 IST

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Election Commission to restrain political parties from fielding candidates with criminal antecedents in polls. (Podcast Available

Supreme Court Admits Trai Plea Against TDSAT Predatory Pricing Order
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:18:44 IST

Supreme Court has agreed to hear Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) plea challenging Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal's (TDSAT) order quashing the former's rule on predatory pricing for lack of transparency. (Podcast Available

Supreme Court Gives Respite to Volkswagen for Delay in Depositing Rs. 100 Crore Penalty
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:18:25 IST

Supreme Court has said the National Green Tribunal would not take any punitive action against Volkswagen for delay in depositing Rs. 100 crore. (Podcast Available

SC Dismisses Reliance's Challenge Against MERC Regulation
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:18:05 IST

Supreme Court has upheld Bombay High Court judgment which dismissed Reliance Infrastructure challenge against regulation of Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (Multi Year Tariff) Regulations, 2011. (Podcast Available

Rajasthan HC Asks Vadra to Appear Before Probe Agency
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:17:44 IST

Rajasthan High Court has asked Robert Vadra and his partners in Skylight Hospitality Private Limited, including his mother Maureen Vadra to appear before Enforcement Directorate on February 12 to respond to allegations of money laundering by the firm. (Podcast Available

Jessica Lal Murder: Delhi HC Asks SRB to Consider Manu Sharma's Plea for Premature Release
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:17:21 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the government to consider Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma's request for premature release in the next meeting of the Sentence Review Board (SRB). (Podcast Available

Delhi High Court Quashes Notice for Re-Assessment Against Bharati Infratel
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:17:03 IST

Delhi High Court has quashed Income Tax Department's Notice for Re-opening of Assessment against Bharati Infratel Limited. (Podcast Available

Delhi High Court Slams CBI for Delay in Probe in Narsingh Yadav Doping Case
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:16:40 IST

Delhi High Court has pulled up CBI for not completing its probe in wrestler Narsingh Yadav's 2016 complaint alleging that his food was spiked leading to a ban on him for four years from the sport on charge of doping, and directed a DIG rank officer to look into the matter and submit a report. (Podcast Available

Jharkhand HC Stays Summons Against Rahul Gandhi in a Defamation Complaint
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:16:21 IST

Jharkhand High Court has stayed the summons issued by a lower court against Congress president Rahul Gandhi on a defamation complaint filed by a BJP youth wing member. (Podcast Available

Can't Reject Incomplete Applications Attributable to Technical Glitches in PSC Website: Kerala HC
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:16:03 IST

Kerala High Court has refused to allow disqualification of teaching candidates on the ground that they had not submitted their NET qualification certificates on time and pointed out that the incomplete applications were due to technical glitches in the Public Service Commission (PSC) website and not for any fault of such candidates. (Podcast Available

Bombay HC Upholds Conviction of Boarding House Owner for Sexually Assaulting Boys
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:15:42 IST

Bombay High Court has upheld the conviction and 10-year sentence awarded to a 28-year-old man for sodomising and sexually assaulting three minor boys at a boarding house run by him in Pune district of Maharashtra. (Podcast Available

Madras High Court Issues Notice to Centre on 10% Quota Law
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:15:27 IST

Madras High Court has issued a notice to the Centre on a petition challenging the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019, which provides 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category. (Podcast Available

Idol Theft Cases: Madras HC Slams State for Not Complying with its Order
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:15:06 IST

Madras High Court has pulled up state government for not complying its order, after the Special Officer IG Pon Manickavel appointed by the court to continue the probe into idol theft cases, brought to the notice of the court that its order was not complied with. (Podcast Available

NCLT Bench Clears Airtel-Tata Deal
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:14:40 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved Bharti Airtel's acquisition of Tata Teleservices' consumer mobility business. (Podcast Available

Executing Court can't Decide Whether Court Which Decreed Suit had Territorial Jurisdiction: SC
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:38:59 IST

Supreme Court has observed that an executing court has no jurisdiction to decide whether the court which passed the decree had territorial jurisdiction. (Podcast Available

Fix Meerut Rapid Rail Project in a Week: SC
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:38:43 IST

Supreme Court has pointed Delhi Government's delay over the proposed Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS and asked all stake-holders to finalise the project in a week. (Podcast Available

Non Payment of Salary for Work Done by Virtue of Interim Order of Court Amounts to Begar: SC
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:38:26 IST

Supreme Court has observed that non-payment of salary for work done by the employees who served by virtue of an interim order of a Court would tantamount to taking begar from them. (Podcast Available

Delhi High Court Prevents Website from Downloading TOI, ET Newspapers
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:38:11 IST

Delhi High Court has prevented from downloading copies of The Times of India and The Economic Times newspapers as well as the logo of the Times Group till further orders, after Bennett, Coleman & Co (BCCL) complained of illegal use of its trademarks. (Podcast Available

SC Orders Forensic Audit of Unitech Over Fund Diversions
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:37:55 IST

Supreme Court has directed forensic audit of real estate giant Unitech and its subsidiary companies to probe alleged financial irregularities and diversion of home-buyers' funds by its promoters and directors, which led to the company failing to complete housing projects. (Podcast Available

Bombay HC Imposes Cost of Rs. 25 Lakhs for Preventing Court Inspection & Threatening Court Receiver
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:37:36 IST

Bombay High Court has imposed costs of Rs. 25 lakhs on a couple, after they prevented a Court-appointed receiver from inspecting and seizing copyright infringing goods from their factory. (Podcast Available

Court Refuses to Take Cognizance in JNU Sedition Case Against Kanhaiya & Others
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:37:20 IST

Patiala House Court has questioned Delhi police for filing a charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a 2016 sedition case without procuring requisite sanctions and also refused to take cognizance in case. (Podcast Available

No Sales Tax to be Levied on Medicines and Surgical Tools Used in Medical Procedures: Kerala HC
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:37:01 IST

Kerala High Court has ruled that medicines, implants and other materials used during procedures at hospitals do not constitute sale of goods, and hence, sales tax cannot be levied on these. (Podcast Available

Imposing High Cash Security as Bail Condition is Virtual Denial of Bail: Karnataka HC
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:36:44 IST

Karnataka High Court has observed that insistence on high cash security as condition for bail would amount to discrimination and denial of bail itself. (Podcast Available

Kerala High Court Stays GST on Tax Collected at Source on Cars
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:36:27 IST

Kerala High Court has stayed imposition of goods and services tax (GST) on tax collected at source (TCS). (Podcast Available

Madras High Court Orders Collector to Evict Encroachers from Nilgiris Water Bodies
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:36:05 IST

Madras High Court has directed Nilgiris Collector on January 11 to evict encroachers from public land, bus stands and water bodies in the district. (Podcast Available

No Need to Hear Out 3rd Party During Insolvency Admission, NCLAT Tells NCLT
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:35:48 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has said that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) should not hear any third party, other than the applicant who has taken a company to the NCLT and the company which is the corporate debtor itself, at the time of the admission of a case. (Podcast Available

NCLT Allows Former Directors of IL&FS to Withdraw Rs. 2 Lakh Per Month
Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:35:21 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has allowed the former directors of IL&FS Group to withdraw Rs. 2 lakh each per month from one of their bank accounts after intimating the tribunal. (Podcast Available

SC Asks Search Committee on Lokpal to Recommend Names by End of February
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:59:21 IST

Supreme Court has fixed a February-end deadline for the search committee on Lokpal to recommend a panel of names for appointment of the country's first anti-graft ombudsman. (Podcast Available

'Cheque Bounce' Complaint Based on Second Notice After Re-Presentation of Cheque Maintainable: SC
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:59:03 IST

Supreme Court has held that a 'cheque bounce' complaint filed based on the second statutory notice issued after re-presentation of cheques, is maintainable. (Podcast Available

Criminal Background of a Person can't Hinder his Right as Devotee: Kerala HC
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:58:43 IST

Kerala High Court has permitted a man, accused in various crimes, to have 'darsan' of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala, observing that his right as a devotee can't be prevented or stalled merely because of his criminal background. (Podcast Available

Price Escalation and Change in Foreign Law can't be Considered Force Majuere : Delhi HC
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:58:24 IST

Delhi High Court has held that escalation of price of coal and change in law abroad will not amount to "force majuere" under the agreement, so as to absolve the power generating company from its obligations. (Podcast Available

Conduct Independent Probe in Dabholkar, Pansare Cases: Bombay HC to CBI
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:58:06 IST

Bombay High Court has told CBI and the Maharashtra CID not to completely rely on the revelations made in the Gauri Lankesh case and conduct an independent probe into the killings of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar and Left leader Govind Pansare. (Podcast Available

Kerala HC Disqualifies Kerala MLA for Election Malpractice
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:57:49 IST

Kerala High Court has set aside 2016 election of Karat Razack from Koduvally assembly constituency in Kozhikode for election malpractice. (Podcast Available

Allahabad HC Directs Civic Bodies to Make Varanasi & Meerut Stray Cattle Free by Feb 5
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:57:33 IST

Allahabad High Court has directed the Municipal Corporations of Varanasi and Meerut to make the entire city stray cattle free by February 5. (Podcast Available

NGT Imposes a fine of Rs. 100 Crores on Volkswagen for Emission of Nitrogen Oxide
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:57:15 IST

National Green Tribunal has imposed a penalty of Rs.100 crores on Volkswagen India on finding that its vehicles emitted nitrogen oxide beyond permissible limits, causing damage to environment and health of people. (Podcast Available

Check How Hookah Pollutes Indoor Air: NGT
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:56:51 IST

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Union ministry of environment and forests to examine the effect of hookah with respect to indoor air pollution and prescribe appropriate standards on the issue. (Podcast Available

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