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CLAT 2018 Results Shall Be Subject to Decision of Petitions Challenging It: Rajasthan HC
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:22:32 IST

Rajasthan High Court has observed that if the result of the CLAT Examination is declared before the 29th May 2018, it shall be subject to the decision of writ petition. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Sets Conditions to Cut Trees For Ganga Jal Project
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:11:43 IST

Supreme Court has directed Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam to plant 2,500 saplings, maintain and look after them for 10 years in a secure fenced area in Firozabad district to compensate the felling of 234 trees that come in the way of the Ganga Jal pipeline that will bring water to the Taj City. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Approves Centre's Cauvery Water Management Scheme
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:11:27 IST

Supreme Court has approved the Cauvery Water Management Scheme, 2018 framed under Section 6A of the Inter-State River Water Disputes Act of 1956 by the Central government for the establishment of the Cauvery Management Board and the Regulation Committee. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Merely Assigning Some Work to Junior Officer Doesn't Amount to Abetment of Suicide: SC
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:11:05 IST

Supreme Court has observed that merely because a superior officer assigned work to his junior officer and took actions against him like stopping of his salary, he cannot be held to have a guilty mind or criminal intent, to attract offence under Section 306 of the Indian Penal Code. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Non-Maintenance of General Diary Per Se Won't Render Whole Prosecution Illegal: SC
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:10:48 IST

Supreme Court has held that non-maintenance of General Diary per se will not render the whole prosecution illegal, though it may have consequences on the merits of the case, which is a matter of trial. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

No Straightjacket Formula for Determining Limitation for Filing Administration Suit: Bombay HC
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:10:33 IST

Bombay High Court held that there is no straightjacket formula for determining the period of limitation for filing an administration suit. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Form Special Team to Probe Emails Sent to Tata Firm: Bombay High Court
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:10:09 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the Mumbai Police to constitute a "special team" of officials, who are experienced in dealing with cyber crimes, to probe into allegations of defamatory emails received by a subsidiary company of the Tata Motors. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay HC Imposes 50,000 Fine on CBI For Arrest of Woman After Sunset
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:09:52 IST

Bombay High Court has slapped a fine of Rs. 50,000 on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for an illegal arrest made by its officer in the PNB fraud case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

S. 54F Benefit Not Available If Construction Work Precedes Transfer of Property: Gujarat HC
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:09:35 IST

Gujarat High Court has held that benefit under Section 54F of Income Tax Act, 1961 could not be availed by an assessee, if construction work precedes the transfer of immovable property. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Imposing Tax on Un-Communicated Proposal Amounts to Natural Justice Violation: Madras HC
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:09:17 IST

Madras High Court has ruled that imposing a tax on proposals that are uncommunicated to the Assessee shall amount to the violation of the principles of natural justice. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Karnataka Polls: Supreme Court Orders Saturday Floor Test
Fri, 18 May 2018 11:42:27 IST

Supreme Court has ordered floor test in Karnataka assembly at 4pm on Saturday. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

APPs Can't Claim Parity With Public Prosecutors on Retirement Age: Supreme Court
Fri, 18 May 2018 09:55:56 IST

Supreme Court has refused to grant parity to Assistant Public Prosecutors with Public Prosecutors in Kerala as it held that their method of appointment & conditions of service are qualitatively different and that similarity in the nature of their duties and functions cannot be the basis for parity. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Temporary Permit Can't Be Issued to Pvt Carrier on Notified Routes: Supreme Court
Fri, 18 May 2018 09:58:49 IST

Supreme Court has said that a temporary permit cannot be issued to a private stage carriage operator to traverse on the notified route which is being served by the State Transport Undertaking (STU), in excess of the permissible distance provided under the scheme. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Directs Amrapali to Deposit Rs 250 Crore in Bank by June 15
Fri, 18 May 2018 09:55:39 IST

Supreme Court has directed city based realty developer Amrapali to deposit Rs. 250 crore by June 15 in UCO Bank. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLT Orders JAL to Return Land to Jaypee Infra
Fri, 18 May 2018 09:55:24 IST

Allahabad bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has ordered that 858 acres of land of bankrupt Jaypee Infratech which was transferred by the firm to its holding company Jaiprakash Associates be transferred back to the former as the transfer was "fraudulent, preferential and undervalued". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Talking on Mobile While Driving Not Illegal: Kerala High Court
Fri, 18 May 2018 09:54:59 IST

Kerala High Court has said that it is not illegal to talk on the phone while driving, unless it is established that the driver's actions endangered public safety. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Appear Before CBI If You Have Nothing to Hide: Delhi High Court to Virender Dev
Fri, 18 May 2018 09:54:43 IST

Delhi High Court has said that if Virender Dev Dixit, who allegedly kept girls and women confined at an ashram founded by him in the national capital, has done nothing wrong, then why was he running away from the CBI. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Is IAF Protecting Its Land on Yamuna Banks from Sand Mining: Delhi HC
Fri, 18 May 2018 09:54:24 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the Centre whether the Indian Air Force (IAF) was protecting its land on the banks of the Yamuna, where the Tilpat station of Western Air Command is located, from illegal sand mining. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Yeddyurappa Swearing-in as Karnataka CM
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:57:58 IST

Supreme Court has refused to stay BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as Karnataka chief minister after a rare pre-dawn hearing which saw the Congress-JD (S) combine making a last-ditch attempt to stall the saffron party's surge in the southern state. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Can't Arrest Anyone Without Following Just Procedure: Supreme Court
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:57:41 IST

Supreme Court, while digging in its heels on its March 20 ruling in which it had barred immediate arrests in cases registered under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, has said that no one can be arrested without following a procedure that is just, fair and reasonable. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Deposit Rs 1,000 Crore by June 15 to Avoid Liquidation: Supreme Court to Jaypee
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:57:21 IST

Supreme Court has stayed the liquidation process of Jaypee Infratech, subject to its parent Jaiprakash Associates Ltd (JAL) depositing Rs 1,000 crore with the court registry by June 15. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Rejects Karnataka's Plea to Stall Finalisation of Draft Cauvery Scheme
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:56:59 IST

Supreme Court has refused Karnataka's repeated pleas to stall the Cauvery management scheme framed by the Centre till the dust settles on the government formation in the State. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Set Up 3 Member Expert Committee to Examine Issues Plaguing Tribunals: Supreme Court
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:56:40 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Centre to set up a three-member expert committee to look into the problems plaguing the Tribunals in India. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SC Upholds Classification of Pre and Post-Nov 2002 Bank Retirees For Dearness Relief
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:56:22 IST

Supreme Court has upheld the distinction between pre-Nov 2002 bank retirees and post-Nov 2002 retirees in payment of dearness relief as it said both the categories of retirees stand on different footing and the parameters which govern the computation of dearness relief are also on a different level. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court: How Can Begging Be an Offence If Govt Unable to Provide Food, Jobs?
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:56:03 IST

Delhi High Court, while hearing two PILs seeking to decriminalise begging, has observed, 'How can begging be an offence in a country where the government is unable to provide food or jobs'. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court: Court Cannot Compel Party to Give Consent For Divorce by Mutual Consent
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:55:39 IST

Delhi High Court has held that the element of mutual consent was sine qua non of passing a decree of divorce u/s 13B and withdrawal of consent even at the stage of enquiry, as contemplated u/s 13B(2), is also in exercise of the right available to a party. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court: No Adoption Sans Permission
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:55:21 IST

Bombay High Court has directed Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) not to consider the application of a couple from Karnataka for the adoption of a child without taking the court's permission. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court: Arrest of Woman After Sunset Illegal, CBI Officials Liable for Disciplinary Action
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:55:04 IST

Bombay High Court has held the arrest of Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud accused Kavita Mankikar in February "illegal". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

No Attendance Relaxation For Pregnancy During LLB Course: Delhi HC
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:54:36 IST

Delhi High Court has refused to grant attendance relaxation to a second year student of the LL.B course of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (DU) who had missed college due to her pregnancy. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLT Dismisses Liquidation on Failure by RP to Call for Bids
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:54:20 IST

NCLT (Ahmedabad Bench) has rejected an application to liquidate a company under the moratorium on failure by the Resolution Professional (RP) and Committee of Creditors (CoC) to fulfill their duties under IBC. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Jharkhand HC Quashes Contempt Notice Against Cong Leader Manish Tiwary, Others
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:54:00 IST

Jharkhand High Court has quashed the contempt of court notice issued against Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwary, RJD leader and ex-deputy CM of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav and RJD's Raghuwans Prasad Singh and Shivanand Tiwari by a special CBI court in Ranchi which was hearing the fodder scam case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Kerala HC: Right to Privacy Protects Individual Not Only from State, But Also from Citizens
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:53:23 IST

Kerala High Court has said that fundamental right to privacy, which takes within its fold the right to protect ones reputation as well, would merit classification as a right that protects an individual, not against the arbitrary State action, but also from the actions of other private citizens. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Modifies Its Order Staying Proposed Changes in Delhi Master Plan
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:45:52 IST

Supreme Court has partially modified its March 6 order by which it had stayed further progress in amending the Master Plan of Delhi-2021 and directed the Centre to give a 15-day window for inviting objections to the proposed changes. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court: Make Decision Regarding S Sreesanth's Discharge in IPL Spot-Fixing Case
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:45:35 IST

Supreme Court has asked the Delhi High Court to decide by July end the appeal challenging a trial court order discharging several cricketers, including S Sreesanth, in the sensational IPL spot-fixing case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court to Supertech: Pay Rs 5 Crore More to Refund Home Buyers
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:45:17 IST

Supreme Court has directed Supertech Ltd to deposit Rs. 5 crore more within four weeks to refund to the home-buyers who have taken loan from banks and opted out of its building project in Noida area of Uttar Pradesh. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to Recruitment to Punjab Superior Judicial Service
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:44:57 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed the appeals challenging advertisement and process of recruitment to the Punjab Superior Judicial Service conducted way back in the year 2008 while holding that a seat that fell vacant on the elevation of a judge after the publication of advertisement cannot be included. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Additional 'Substantial Questions of Law' Can Only Be Framed at the Time of Hearing: SC
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:44:39 IST

Supreme Court has observed that the High Court can frame additional substantial questions of law in the second appeal only during the hearing and not in the judgment. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Proceedings Before Motor Accident Cases Tribunal Are Inquisitorial In Nature: Calcutta HC
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:44:18 IST

Calcutta High Court has held that proceedings before the Motor Accident Cases Tribunal are inquisitorial in nature. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

U'khand HC Tells Govt to Improve Working Conditions for Police
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:44:01 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has directed the State to improve the working and living conditions of police personnel. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court Directs CBI to Investigate Assault on Tihar Jail Prisoners
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:43:39 IST

Delhi High Court has directed Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate alleged assault and physical torture on several prisoners lodged in the high-risk ward of Tihar jail. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Education Loan Without Sureties Not a Right: Madras High Court
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:43:22 IST

Madras High Court has ruled that students cannot claim educational loans of higher value as a matter of right without submitting sureties. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Arrears Exams Only a Concession: Madras High Court
Wed, 16 May 2018 10:42:52 IST

Madras High Court has observed that when the student is not able to clear the arrears, except on genuine grounds, the university should not issue notifications granting the concession, as it will always create unrest among the students. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

US Supreme Court Lets States Legalize Sports Gambling
Tue, 15 May 2018 15:40:42 IST

US Supreme Court has the way for states to legalize sports betting, striking down a 1992 federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Victim Cannot be Allowed to Conduct Prosecution Independently: Supreme Court
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:12:19 IST

Supreme Court has ruled that a victim or a de-facto complainant, under proviso to Section 24(8) of CrPC, cannot be permitted to conduct prosecution either independently or in addition to the public prosecutor by putting further questions in evidence during a trial or other proceedings. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Sets Up Panel to Auction Unitech's Properties
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:11:56 IST

Supreme Court has declared its intent to have the process of auctioning of the unencumbered properties of Unitech, totaling more than 800 acres of land, completed within two months. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SC Directs 3 Member Committee to Examine Objections to Delhi Bar Council Elections
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:11:34 IST

Supreme Court has directed a three-member committee to examine the objections to the Delhi Bar Council elections held in April this year. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Police Rental-Car Searches
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:11:12 IST

U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that rental-car drivers may have the right to prevent police from searching the vehicle, even if they aren't authorized to drive it. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Name Hauz Khas Eateries Near Protected Monuments: Delhi High Court
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:10:48 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to apprise it of all the restaurants in south Delhi's Hauz Khas Village that are located within prohibited distance of a protected monument. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Onus on Accused to Explain if Caught for Possessing Large Number of Counterfeit Currency: MPHC
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:10:25 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that recovery of a large number of counterfeit currency notes from an accused in public place is sufficient to establish the mens rea and knowledge or reasons to believe the same to be forged or counterfeit and intending to use the same as genuine. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Woman Governed By Muslim Personal Law Can Invoke Provisions of DV Act: Bombay HC
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:10:02 IST

Bombay High Court has held that merely because parties are governed by the Muslim Personal Law, it should not be an impediment in the wife invoking provisions of the Domestic Violence Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

U'khand HC Tells Govt to Amend IPC, Frame Rules Under State Police Act 2007
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:09:37 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has passed a string of directions, including payment of reasonable travel allowance on date of recording of statement, adequate protection, installation of security devices like CCTVs and security doors in their houses to ensure their protection. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Reveal Probe Records on Lal Bahadur Shastri's Death: CIC
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:09:08 IST

Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office and Ministries of External Affairs and Home to make public the records of the Raj Narain committee, constituted in 1977 to look into the mysterious death of the then PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Maintenance of Existing Railway Tracks is Taxable at 18% GST: AAR
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:08:37 IST

Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR), West Bengal has held that the works contract service of maintaining Railway Tracks as per the Letter of Acceptance (LOA) is taxable at the rate of 18% under the Serial no. 3 (ii) of the Rate Notification. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

E-Rickshaw Tyres is liable to GST at the Rate of 28%: AAR
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:08:11 IST

Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR) Mumbai has held that 'E-Rickshaw tyres' is classified under Tariff Heading 4011 and the rate of tax shall be at the rate of 14 % under Maharashtra Goods and Service Tax, Act 2017 and 14% under the Central Goods and Services Act, 2017. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Government Notifies First Appellate Authority Under Delhi GST Act
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:07:48 IST

Delhi Government has notified the First Appellate Authority under Delhi Goods and Services Tax Act wherein the Commissioner (State Tax) authorized all the Additional Commissioners to perform the functions of Appellate Authority to hear appeals under section 107 of the Delhi GST. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Govt Waives Late Fee for FORM GSTR-3B for Taxpayers Subject to Conditions
Tue, 15 May 2018 10:07:25 IST

Central Government has notified waiver of the Late Fee for FORM GSTR-3B by those registered persons whose declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 was submitted but not filed on the common portal on or before the 27.12.2017, subject to certain conditions. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

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