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PROPERTY - Apex Court: Right to Use Passage Given Will Not End in Terms of Section 41 Indian Easements Act, 1882
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:45:54 IST

Apex Court has noted that right to use passage granted in the sale deed will not terminate in terms of Section 41 of Indian Easements Act, 1882. The Court further observed that it is not easement of necessity being claimed by the concerned parties. It is a right granted to the Defendant and that such right will not end in terms of the above mentioned provision. (Podcast Available

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Bombay High Court Rejects AAAR Order Denying Input Tax Credit on 'Cash Carry' Vans
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:45:33 IST

Bombay High Court has set aside an order passed by the Maharashtra Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling for Goods and Services Tax (AAAR) on admissibility of input tax credit on purchase of motor vehicles to carry cash. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - Karnataka High Court Raps State Government Over Failure to Save Bengaluru Lakes
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:45:12 IST

Karnataka High Court observed that as far as the city of Bengaluru is concerned there has been a failure on the part of all the authorities of the State Government to protect the lakes, tanks and other water bodies in the city. (Podcast Available

CONSTITUTION - Supreme Court: Karnataka Rebel MLAs Cannot be Forced to Attend House
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:41:11 IST

Supreme Court has passed an interim order holding that the fifteen rebel MLA's of Karnataka Assembly cannot be forced to attend assembly. Further the Court also declined to fix a time frame for the Speaker to decide on the resignations submitted by the MLA's. The Court further noted that the Speaker can decide within an appropriate time frame. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Spares Man of Life Term Almost After 40 Years
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:57 IST

Supreme Court has concluded that a man who was imprisoned for a period of more than 10 years since 1980 has finally earned his freedom concluding that he was 17 years and 6 months old when he committed the murder. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Supreme Court Seeks Report on Benefits of Aircraft Fumigation
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:37 IST

Supreme Court has given three months till October 31 to the high powered 8 member panel to submit final report and suggest interim measures at the earliest regarding the benefits and hazards of spraying insecticides or fumigation in aircraft with passengers on board. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Cross Objection Should be Disposed On Merits Notwithstanding Rejection of Appeal
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:20 IST

Supreme Court has noted that cross objection has to be disposed off on its merits by giving reasons nothwithstanding the rejection of appeal. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Directs Civic Bodies to Remove Illegal Hoardings
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:05 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the authorities, including the civic bodies, to remove all illegal hoardings and banners installed in public areas. While hearing a plea on defacement in the city the Court said such hoardings pose a risk to the safety of citizens and should be removed, and asked municipal corporations to be "vigilant" and take punitive action. (Podcast Available

FAMILY - Punjab and Haryana High Court Grants Divorce to Man for 'Mental Cruelty'
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:39:50 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted a divorce to a man whose wife resorted to fake messages and character assassination. The objectionable message, which was sent through their son, said he was living with another woman in the US and also had a child. The court held on the husband's appeal that the incident amounts to "mental cruelty". (Podcast Available

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Delhi High Court Prevents Prasar Bharati from Using Trademark 'Dish' of Dish TV
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:39:36 IST

Delhi High Court has restrained Prasar Bharati from using the Trademark 'Dish' of Dish TV for its Direct To Home service. The Court ruled that during the pendency of the suit, the public service broadcaster is restrained from infringing the Trade mark of Dish TV India Ltd by adopting the mark 'DD FREE DISH' or any other mark incorporating the word 'DISH' in it. (Podcast Available

LAW OF MEDICINE - Delhi HC: Abortion of Abnormal Foetus Cannot be Denied Even if Gestation Period is Beyond 20 Weeks
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:39:21 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that the right to terminate an abnormal pregnancy cannot be denied merely because gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks while allowing a 25-week pregnant woman's plea to abort her foetus which had enlarged kidneys and was not expected to survive. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Malegaon Blasts Case: Bombay High Court Directs NIA to Submit Complete Names Of Witnesses
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:39:05 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to submit names of witnesses who are yet to be examined by the agency both before the High Court and the Special Court which is conducting the trial. (Podcast Available

EDUCATION - Delhi High Court: ESIC Cannot Refuse Insured Person WIP Certificate
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:38:48 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to issue "Ward of Insured Persons Certificate" to the daughter of the concerned person so as to enable her to secure admission in the MBBS Course in an Institute affiliated to the ESIC for the academic session 2019-2020. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - NGT to CPCB: Close Polluting Units in Critical Areas
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:38:26 IST

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has noted that economic development cannot take place at the cost of public health and has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to shut down all polluting industries in "critically polluted" and "severely polluted" areas within three months. (Podcast Available

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - NAA Rejects Complaint Due to Non Grant of GST Reduction to Product Concerned
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:38:09 IST

National Anti-profiteering Authority ( NAA ) has rejected a complaint as it was found that the rate reduction was not granted to the product in question as alleged by the complainant. (Podcast Available

CAPITAL MARKET - Apex Court Questions SEBI on IL&FS Fraud Probe
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:25:06 IST

Apex Court has asked SEBI as to why it should not be directed to probe IL&FS fraud and protect investors. While extending its earlier order that stayed payment obligations till August 13, the next date of hearing the Court said that the market regulator should look into the issue as it also has adjudicatory powers. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Issues Notice to Government Over Aadhaar Link for Property Documents
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:24:52 IST

Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Centre and AAP Government on a petition seeking directions to them to link movable and immovable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and benami transactions. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Special Court Grants Bail to Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:24:38 IST

Special Court has granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with a defamation suit filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta. The bail has been granted to the two Aam Aadmi Party leaders on a bond of Rs 10,000 each. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Madras High Court Agrees to Shift Saravana Bhavan Owner to Pvt Hospital After he Suffers Heart Attack
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:24:24 IST

Madras High Court has agreed to shift the founder of Saravana Bhavan chain of restaurants, P Rajagopal, from Stanley Government hospital to a private hospital after the hotelier suffered a heart attack. The Saravana Bhavan owner's lawyer had filed a petition with the Madras High Court to move Rajagopal, who has been given a life sentence in a decades-old murder case, back to the private hospital where he was receiving treatment before his surrender. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - Bombay HC: Environmental Clearance Must for Continuation of Work on Rs 14,000 Cr Mumbai Coastal Road
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:24:11 IST

Bombay High Court has quashed the Coastal Regulation Zone/CRZ clearances granted to the city civic body's Rs 14,000-crore coastal road project. The project proposed to connect Marine Drive area in South Mumbai to Borivali in North Mumbai. The Court quashed the CRZ clearances while allowing a bunch of petitions filed by activists, residents and fishermen from the city challenging the project. (Podcast Available

LAW OF MEDICINE - Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre on Plea Challenging Law for Abortion
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:09:18 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre about a Public Interest Litigation to reconsider the right to abortion. As per the existing law, abortion is legal only if it is performed until 20 weeks of pregnancy. However the permission of a Court is required for aborting a foetus which is more than 20 weeks old. The request sent by the Supreme Court challenges the law that makes abortion legal only to save a life. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - Supreme Court Imposes Fine of Rs 50,000 on NDMC for Hiding Facts
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:09:02 IST

Supreme Court blasted the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) by saying that "Is this the way you want to scandalise this institution," for committing "height of impropriety" by suppressing the facts before its vacation bench to obtain an order in its favour. The Court while recalling the order passed by the vacation bench on May 16 regarding registration of diesel vehicles for the civic body the Court also imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on the NDMC. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Seeks Nationwide Data on Child Rape
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:08:44 IST

Supreme Court has asked amicus curiae Senior Advocate V Giri to collect data relating to child rape cases from various states and place before it having taken suo motu cognisance of the "alarming rise" in cases of rape against children. The Court asked the amicus curiae to assist it in the case and to work with the Court's Registrar, SS Rathi. It asked the two to get details of child rape cases and evolve a mechanism to ensure faster disposal of such cases. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Execution Petition Filed Without Certified Copy Of Decree Valid
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:08:26 IST

Supreme Court has held that the High Court was not right in holding that in the absence of a formal decree not being drawn or/and filed the decree holder has no right to file the execution petition on the strength of the consent order. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Sister Abhaya Murder Case : Apex Court Rejects Discharge Pleas of Accused Priest, Nun
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:08:10 IST

Apex Court has rejected the special leave petition filed by Thomas Kottoor and Sephy against a April 9 judgment of the Kerala High Court which had upheld the lower Court's dismissal of their discharge pleas in the Sister Abhaya Murder Case. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - SC: Existence of Commercial Relations Not Necessary for Imposing Condition to Grant Leave to Defend
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07:55 IST

Supreme Court has noted that existence of commercial relations between the parties in a summary suit by itself is not mandatory for imposing condition to grant leave to defend. The Court ruled that in a summary suit if the Defendant discloses such facts of a prima facie fair and reasonable defence the Court may grant unconditional leave to defend. (Podcast Available

FAMILY - Delhi High Court: Father's Guidance Important to Shape Child's Life
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07:39 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that while mother is the primary care giver but father's love and guidance is extremely important to shape the lives of children while holding that parental alienation is not conducive to a good upbringing of kids. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Delhi High Court to Centre: What Action Taken With Regard to Missing Artifacts From National Museum
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07:25 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Centre what action it has taken with regard to the alleged disappearance of artifacts from the National Museum. The Court posed the query to the Ministry of Culture while hearing a PIL, filed in 2013, which alleged that several Indian antiquities had gone missing and valuable manuscripts lost from the museum. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Recommends Use of Drones to Identify Water Logging Sites in City During Monsoon
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07:10 IST

Delhi High Court has recommended use of drones to help the authorities to easily identify the sites where water logging is taking place in a bid to tackle traffic snarls in the city during the monsoon. The Court also suggested to set up a control room so that quick information on traffic jams and water logging can be reported and suitable action taken in the shortest time. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - Bombay High Court Rejects PIL on Noise During IPL Matches
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:06:54 IST

Bombay High Court has rejected a PIL alleging violation of noise pollution norms during IPL matches, saying let there be some cacophony in society as people are bound to cheer and shout during cricket matches. (Podcast Available

MINES AND MINERALS - Jammu and Kashmir High Court Shows Concern Over Safety, Security of Mine Workers
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:06:26 IST

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought to know about the steps the State Government to implement the statutory provisions as well as the rules and regulations of mining in Jammu and Kashmir. The Court while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) also sought to know about the environmental degradation and the adverse impact on the ecology due to illegal mining and measures to ensure the safety and security of the workers in the mines. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Allahabad High Court Orders Protection for MLA's Daughter
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:06:13 IST

Allahabad High Court has granted police protection to Mr. Mishra's daughter Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh, who had last week created a sensation after alleging their lives were under threat from her legislator father over their inter-caste marriage. The Court directed the police and the administration to ensure that the family of the woman "shall not interfere in the married lives" of the couple. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Puts Rape Cases Against Baba on Fast Track
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:05:58 IST

Delhi High Court has fast tracked the proceedings in the two rape cases pending against self-styled spiritual guru Virender Dev Dixit who is currently absconding. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Bombay High Court: Adult Victim Rescued from Trafficking Cannot be Forced to Live in Correction Home
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:05:44 IST

Bombay High Court has held while ordering the release of a 22-year-old woman that the woman had been rescued with eleven others during a raid conducted by the Pandharpur Police under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956 that such persons cannot be forced to live in a correction home against their wishes. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Lok Sabha Passes National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:05:27 IST

Lok Sabha has passed the bill namely the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to allow India's anti-terror agency to investigate cases of terrorism targeting Indians as well as Indian assets abroad. The Bill, which amends the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 was first introduced by the Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah, on July 8, 2019. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Rejects Asaram Bapu's Bail Plea in Sexual Assault Case in Gujarat
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:56:58 IST

Supreme Court has rejected the bail plea of self-styled preacher Asaram Bapu in connection with a sexual assault case lodged against him in Gujarat. The Court informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Gujarat Government, that the trial in the case was going on and 210 witnesses were yet to be examined. (Podcast Available

INSURANCE - Supreme Court Rejects Moneylife Foundation's PIL Against LIC Jeevan Saral Policy
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:56:43 IST

Supreme Court has declined to entertain non-profit organization Money Life Foundation's plea alleging that the LIC through its Jeevan Saral Policy has misled and cheated consumers particulary the elderly persons. (Podcast Available

MOTOR VEHICLES - Delhi High Court Seeks Centre's Reply Over Accident Compensation Tax Provision
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:56:27 IST

Delhi High Court has asked for the response of Central Board of Direct Taxes on a plea seeking quashing of the provision mandating tax deduction on the interest received on compensation by a road accident victim. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Karnataka High Court Acquits Husband Convicted of Murder
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:56:10 IST

Karnataka High Court has let off a man convicted for the murder of his wife . However the Court found him guilty of subjecting her to cruelty. He will only serve an year's imprisonment for cruelty and not a life time imprisonment. (Podcast Available

EDUCATION - Karnataka High Court Asks Schools to Obtain Parents' Nod to Issue TC's
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:55:55 IST

Karnataka High Court has ruled that elementary schools cannot expel students and issue them transfer certificated (TC's) on the grounds of short payment of fees or misbehavior by parents unless the guardians make a request. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Telangana High Court Grants Anticipatory Bail to Ex-TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:55:35 IST

Telangana High Court has granted anticipatory bail to former TV9 CEO Ravi Prakash in a cheating case registered against him. Ravi Prakash was booked under cheating and forgery case after Alanda Media Entertainment Pvt Ltd lodged a complaint against him. The Cyberabad police who registered the case under various sections are presently investigating the case. (Podcast Available

EDUCATION - Supreme Court Rejects PIL Against Delhi Govt's Decision to Install CCTV in Schools
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:46:18 IST

Supreme Court has rejected a PIL challenging the AAP Government's decision to install closed-circuit television cameras in classrooms in Delhi schools and live stream the feed to parents of students. The Court did not agree with the submission that the installation and transmission of live feeds of CCTV to the parents would infringe the fundamental right to privacy as the kids are incapable to give consent and the parents' approval has not been taken. (Podcast Available

CONSTITUTION - Supreme Court Notice to Centre, State on Plea Against Sikkim Chief Minister
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:46:03 IST

Supreme Court has asked for responses from the Centre and the State Government on a petition challenging the appointment of Prem Singh Tamang as the chief minister of the Himalayan State. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Apex Court Orders Commencement of Work for Phase 4 of Delhi Metro
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:45:47 IST

Apex Court has ordered implementation of the 103.94 km, Phase 4 of the Delhi metro and directed the authorities concerned to commence construction work on the project. The Court was told by the counsel appearing for the Delhi Government that they have agreed to give a go ahead to the Phase 4 of the Delhi metro. (Podcast Available

SERVICE - Apex Court: 'No Work No Pay' Applies When Employee Was Not Kept Away by Any Order of Employer
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:45:32 IST

Apex Court has ruled that the principle of 'no work no pay' applies when the employee was not kept away from work by any order of the employer. The Court observes that nobody could be directed to claim wages for the period that he remained absent without leave or without justification. (Podcast Available

SERVICE - Supreme Court: Annual Performance Appraisal Reports Must be Intimated to Public Servants
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:45:16 IST

Supreme Court had observed that entries in the Annual Performance Appraisal Report must be communicated to a public servant. The Court noted that non-communication of entries is therefore a matter in respect of which a legitimate grievance can be made. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Releases Man Found to Be Juvenile at Time of Alleged Attempt to Murder
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:45:01 IST

Supreme Court while ordering the release of a convict who was later found to be a juvenile at the time of incident of crime has directed him to plant trees within a period of one year. (Podcast Available

ARBITRATION - SC: No Unusual Treatment to be Given to Govt While Considering Application for Stay of Arbitral Award
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:44:46 IST

Supreme Court (SC) had held that there is no unusual treatment to be given to the Government while considering the application for stay under Section 36 filed by the Government in proceedings under Section 34 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. (Podcast Available

SERVICE - Bombay HC: Parents of Child Born Through Surrogacy Will be Entitled to Maternity And Paternity Leave
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:44:32 IST

Bombay High Court has ruled that the parents of a surrogate child are also entitled to paternity and maternity leave. The Court noted that the issue is no longer res-integra while holding that even in case of birth by surrogacy the parents who have lent the ova and the sperm would be entitled to avail leave. The mother being entitled to maternity leave and the father paternity leave. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Allahabad High Court Describes Ingredients for Applying Exception IV To Section 300 IPC
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:44:16 IST

Allahabad High Court has converted the conviction for murder under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 to culpable homicide not amounting to murder by applying Exception IV to Section 300 of Indian Penal Code, 1860. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Defamation Case: Ahmadabad Court Grants Bail to Rahul Gandhi
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:44:00 IST

Ahmadabad Court granted bail to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after he pleaded not guilty in a criminal defamation suit filed by Ahmadabad District Cooperative Bank, in which Union Home Minister Amit Shah is one of the directors, and its chairman Ajay Patel. (Podcast Available

INSOLVENCY - Jet Airways Case: NCLAT Agrees to Hear Dutch Court's Request
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:43:39 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has agreed to hear a plea filed by a Dutch court seeking access to the financial details of Jet Airways. (Podcast Available

CONSTITUTION - Karnataka Crisis: Supreme Court Orders Status Quo Over Resignation of Rebel MLAs
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:56:00 IST

Supreme Court has ordered status quo on the matter of resignation and disqualification of rebel Congress and JD-S MLAs meaning that the lawmakers will stay put at least till Tuesday, July 16, when the matter is slated to heard next. The top court also asked Karnataka Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh not to take any decision over the fate of the MLAs. (Podcast Available

CONSTITUTION - Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in Puducherry Turf War
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:55:42 IST

Supreme Court has declined to intervene with the Madras High Court order that curbed Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi's powers on the administrative control of the Union Territory. The Court refused to intervene with the High Court ruling and disposed of the petition filed by Bedi seeking clarity on the row. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Apex Court Stays Proceedings Before Madras HC in Case Against Tamil Magazine
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:55:25 IST

Apex Court has stayed further proceedings in the Madras High Court in a case against Tamil magazine Nakkheeran for publishing articles allegedly denigrating Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. (Podcast Available

CONSTITUTION - Top Court Seeks State Govt's Response on Pleas Challenging Order Upholding Reservation to Marathas
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:55:09 IST

Supreme Court has sought the State Government's response on pleas challenging a Bombay High Court order that upheld the grant of reservations to the Maratha community in education and jobs. The Court did not stay the Bombay High Court order upholding the constitutional validity of the Maratha quota law, but made it clear that the aspect allowing the reservation for Marathas with a retrospective effect from 2014 would not be made operational. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - Madras High Court Allows Plastic Ban in Tamil Nadu
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:54:54 IST

Madras High Court while rejecting a batch of 37 litigations by different plastic bag and paper cup manufacturers has urged the State Government of Tamil Nadu to make the single-use plastic ban effective and meaningful. The Court sought strict implementation of the ban and directed the Government to ban plastic wrappers used for the packaging of milk, snacks, oil and other consumable products. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Kerala High Court: Person Adopting Maoist Ideology Cannot be Persecuted
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:54:37 IST

Kerala High Court has observed that a person cannot be persecuted by the state authorities merely on suspicion that he or she has embraced Maoist ideology. The Court made the observation while upholding a Single Bench order granting Rs 1 lakh compensation to a man who was illegally detained by a special squad of the Kerala Police in 2014 on suspicion of being a Maoist. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Initiates Suo Motu Action to Curb Spiralling Child Rape Incidents
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:35:56 IST

Supreme Court has initiated a suo motu action on the rising incidents of child rape and a growing perception of slack law enforcement. The Court while taking up for hearing will attempt to shape a concerted and clear national response displaying 'zero tolerance' towards sexual assault of children. (Podcast Available

SERVICE - Supreme Court: Ranking of Pensioners by Providing Cut-Off Date for Grant of Revised Pension Invalid
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:35:39 IST

Supreme Court has ruled that the classification of pensioners into two categories by providing cut-off date for the purpose of grant of revised pension is invalid. The Court further noted that the State cannot arbitrarily pick and choose from amongst similarly situated persons a cut-off date for extension of benefits especially pensionary benefits. (Podcast Available

FAMILY - Supreme Court: Marital Dispute Between Parents Affects Child's Personality
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:35:24 IST

Supreme Court observed while refusing to interfere with a High Court order directing to admit a child in a boarding school that the ill-effects of the dispute between the father and mother affects the child in its upbringing and has a negative impact on the child's personality. (Podcast Available

INSOLVENCY - Supreme Court to Jaypee Homebuyers: Will Protect You Interests
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:35:08 IST

Supreme Court has said that it would intervene to protect Jaypee homebuyers if the resolution plan under the insolvency proceedings failed. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Supreme Court Directs Ayodhya Mediation Panel to Submit Report by July 18
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:34:52 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Ayodhya mediation panel to submit a report on its progress by next Thursday(July 18), after one of the Plaintiffs moved for an early hearing, saying 'nothing much" was happening. The Court ruled that it wanted to know the progress if any in the mediation. If it stands concluded, the Supreme Court would go ahead and hear the Ayodhya title suit appeals pending since 2010. (Podcast Available

CONSTITUTION - Supreme Court Refuses Karnataka Speaker's Urgent Plea
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:34:37 IST

Supreme Court has refused Karnataka Speaker's urgent plea, saying his plea will be heard tomorrow hours after the Supreme Court allowed the rebel Karnataka MLAs to submit their resignations to Assembly Speaker who moved the Apex court seeking stay of the morning order saying that he can't verify the resignations by the end of the day. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Setback for Vijay Mallya, Bombay High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Protection from Sale of Assets
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:34:21 IST

Bombay High Court has rejected the liquor baron Vijay Mallya's plea seeking a stay on confiscation of his property by central agencies in connection with the ongoing cases related to loan repayment and money laundering against him. (Podcast Available

HUMAN RIGHTS - Delhi High Court Rejects NHRC Order on Andhra Pradesh's Polavaram Project
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:34:07 IST

Delhi High Court has rejected a NHRC order which had terminated proceedings initiated on a complaint alleging human rights violation and forced evictions in connection with a multi-purpose irrigation project at Polavaram, in west Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. (Podcast Available

SERVICE - Madras High Court Allows Decision of Chennai Metro Authority to Deny Job to 'Overqualified' Woman
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:33:51 IST

Madras High Court has allowed the rejection of candidature of a woman, who had applied for job, by Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. on the ground that she was overqualified. The Court rejected the petition by R Lakshmi Prabha challenging the order rejecting her application for the posts of Train Operator, Station Controller, Junior Engineer (Station). While the educational qualification prescribed for the posts was Diploma in Engineering, the woman was a B.E graduate. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Criticizes Govt Inaction on Restricting E-Cigarettes
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:33:37 IST

Delhi High Court has sought to know from the Delhi Government about the steps taken to regulate the sale and consumption of e-cigarettes in the national capital while coming down heavily on the Government for their "inaction". Terming it to be "e-burning issue", the Court asked the Delhi Government to look urgently look into the matter as 'children of the city have also started to use these products'. (Podcast Available

EDUCATION - Delhi High Court Rejects Plea Seeking Stay on St Stephen's College Admission Interviews
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:33:15 IST

Delhi High Court has rejected a plea challenging the inclusion of a supreme council member of St Stephen's College in the interview panel for admission of Christian students to the institute. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Directs CBI to Produce Probe Status Report on Air Asia - Tata Group Illegalities
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:32:58 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a probe status report against Air Asia and Tata Group Directors. The Court ordered the agency to file it in a sealed cover and listed the matter for final disposal on September 26 in the petition filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy accusing illegalities in the Air Asia approval during the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance regime. (Podcast Available

EDUCATION - Bombay High Court Rejects MBBS Aspirants' Plea Against Maratha Quota
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:32:40 IST

Bombay High Court has rejected a petition filed by a group of students, aspiring to enroll in the MBBS course, against the State Government's decision to implement reservation for the Maratha community in admissions to medical colleges from this year. The Court while rejecting the petition, said it would pass a reasoned order later. (Podcast Available

LAW OF MEDICINE - Jammu and Kashmir High Court Seeks Info on Implementation of Drug Policy
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:32:23 IST

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the State Government to inform it by July 31 about the steps taken to implement the notified drug policy in the State. The Court sought the status report about the implementation of the policy after Additional Advocate General Shah Aamir told the Court that the drug policy has been finalised. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - Illegal Banquet Halls: NGT Directs Forfeiture of Performance Guarantee Submitted by Delhi Govt
Fri, 12 Jul 2019 11:32:09 IST

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed forfeiture of performance guarantee of Rs 5 crore deposited by the Delhi Government, expressing dissatisfaction with its compliance report on illegal banquet halls, farmhouses and hotels. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Indiscipline by Lawyers: Supreme Court Seeks Report from BCI
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:48:38 IST

Supreme Court has called upon the Bar Council of India (BCI) to submit a list of lawyers who have been acted against throughout the country for unruly behaviour and for striking work in courts. The Court directed the BCI to collate data from all State Bar Councils and inform how many cases of disciplinary actions are pending against the lawyers across the country and for how long. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Even Small Judgments of Apex Court Passed After Grant of Special Leave are Binding
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:48:23 IST

Supreme Court has ruled that its judgments which are passed in exercise of appellate jurisdiction are binding precedents even if they are brief. The Court observed that once a special leave petition has been granted the doors for exercise of appellate jurisdiction of this Court have been let open. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Gujarat High Court: Local Authorities Can Stop Malls, Multiplexes from Collecting Parking Fee
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:48:03 IST

Gujarat High Court has observed that local authorities can prohibit owners of malls and multiplexes from collecting parking fee, under the provisions of the Comprehensive General Development Control Regulation 2017. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Rejects Plea Challenging Proposal to Make Delhi Metro Free for Women
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:47:46 IST

Delhi High Court has rejected a petition challenging the AAP Government's proposal to make metro ride free for women, saying it is for the authorities to decide on giving concession to a particular class. The Court declined to entertain the plea, saying there is no substance in it and imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on the Petitioner to be deposited within four weeks. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - Madras High Court Comes to Rescue of Forest Department
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:47:30 IST

Madras High Court has come to the rescue of the Forest Department in retrieving 29.33 acres of reserve forest land in Sholinganallur Taluk from the Quaid-e-Millath Educational and Social Trust. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Legality of NIA Act in J&K: Jammu & Kashmir High Court Seeks Response from Centre
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:47:13 IST

Jammu & Kashmir High Court has directed the Union Home Ministry, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the J&K Government to submit its objections to a plea questioning the functioning of the NIA in the State. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Jammu and Kashmir High Court Seeks Report on Food Monitoring
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:46:58 IST

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought a report from the Government on monitoring of different food items in Jammu and Kashmir. While hearing a suo-motto Public Interest Litigation against food adulteration the Court directed the authorities concerned to file the report within four weeks. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Madras High Court Seeks State Govt to Explain Progress in Tackling Caste Killings
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:46:43 IST

Madras High Court has directed the State Government to explain within ten days the steps taken to implement a Supreme Court order that dealt with measures to prevent caste-based "honour" killings. The court was acting on its own, based on various media reports of caste killings in Tamil Nadu. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Kerala High Court: Implement Decision to Abolish Moderation
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:46:28 IST

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to implement in four months the decision taken by a meeting of State Education Secretaries to do away with the practice of moderation, except in the case of ambiguity in question papers, in secondary and senior secondary board examinations. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court: Builders to Face Separate Trials on Victims' Complaints
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:46:12 IST

Delhi High Court has rejected a plea by the police that only a single FIR is required in cases where all investors/depositors were cheated in pursuance of a single conspiracy. For example , a lone homebuyer is treated as the complainant while other affected persons are shown as witnesses in a criminal case. (Podcast Available

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Requests Details of Settlement With McDonald's from Vikram Bakshi
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:45:51 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has sought details of Vikram Bakshi and his wife Madhurima Bakshi to file on an affidavit detailing the proceeds obtained by them from the sale of their stake in Connaught Plaza Restaurants Limited to McDonalds India Private Limited. (Podcast Available

ARBITRATION - Lok Sabha Passes New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:45:34 IST

Lok Sabha has passed the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2019. The Bill, which replaces an Ordinance promulgated in March this year, provides for the incorporation of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre for creating an autonomous regime for institutionalised arbitration. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - KHC: Providing Transportation Facilities is Not Replacement to Establishing Schools
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:45:19 IST

Kerala High Court (KHC) has held that mere transportation facilities to the students is not a replacement to establishing schools for elementary education. The Court observed that the State Government cannot do away with its duty to establish schools having classes 1 to 5 every kilometer and of schools having 6 to 8 every three kilometers. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - National Green Tribunal Directs CPCB to Finalise Norms for Checking Pollution by Dairies
Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:45:03 IST

NGT has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct a study and finalise guidelines for checking pollution caused by dairies throughout the country. The Tribunal noted that livestock is a major source of methane emissions and the problem in India is severe. (Podcast Available

PROPERTY - Jaypee Homebuyers Case: Supreme Court Directs Centre to Come Out With Uniform Proposal
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:12:48 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Centre to come out with a "uniform" proposal for all cases to resolve the difficulties being faced by lakhs of homebuyers who have not yet got possession of flats despite paying huge amounts of money to real estate builders. (Podcast Available

CONSTITUTION - Supreme Court: Inter-State Sales Between Successor States Inapt to be Treated as Intra-State Sales
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:12:34 IST

Supreme Court has ruled that creation of a new political State must be given full legal effect and the Inter-State sales between the two successor States cannot be treated a Intra-State sales. (Podcast Available

SERVICE - Vacancies in Lower Judiciary: Supreme Court Directs States, High Courts to Submit Status Report
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:12:20 IST

Supreme Court has directed all States and Union Territories and Registrar General of the jurisdictional High Courts to submit details of filling up of the vacancies in different Cadres of the lower Judiciary. (Podcast Available

COMMERCIAL - Delhi High Court Restrains E-Commerce Firms from Selling Direct Sellers' Products Without Consent
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:12:06 IST

Delhi High Court has restrained e-commerce firms like Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal from selling health and beauty products of direct sellers - Amway, Modicare and Oriflame, without their consent. The interim direction came on the pleas of the three direct sellers alleging that products under their brands were being sold on the e-commerce platforms at cheaper rates resulting in financial losses to them. (Podcast Available

CRIMINAL - Madras High Court Refuses Plea to Quash FIRs Against Pro-Tamil Activist in Cases of 'Hate Speech'
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:11:53 IST

Madras High Court has declined petitions by pro-Tamil activist Thirumurugan Gandhi seeking to quash eight FIRs registered against him for alleged hate speeches, observing that the Constitution doesn't permit such utterances in the name of freedom of speech and expression. The Court observed that the speeches made by the Petitioner will certainly promote a feeling of enmity, hatred and ill will between different religious groups and communities. (Podcast Available

CIVIL - Delhi High Court to Naresh Goyal: Deposit 18,000 Crore for Travel Abroad
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:11:39 IST

Delhi High Court observed while refusing to allow him to leave India that if Naresh Goyal, founder of the cash-strapped Jet Airways, wants to go abroad, he should first deposit as guarantee Rs. 18,000 crore his company owes to lenders.The high court however sought the Centre's response on his plea challenging a look out circular issued against him. (Podcast Available

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Delhi High Court Declines to Interfere on Condom Ads Before 10 pm
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:11:25 IST

Delhi High Court has rejected a plea seeking lifting of a blanket ban on condom advertisements between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. The Court disposed off the petition holding that it cannot intervene into the same as it is a policy decision of the Government. (Podcast Available

INSOLVENCY - NCLT Directs Ruchi Soya to Study Impact of Revised NCLAT Order on Essar Steel
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:11:11 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) Mumbai has directed the resolution professional of Ruchi Soya to find out whether the appellate tribunal National Company Law Appellate Tribunal's/NCLAT's last week's order on Essar Steel-ArcelorMittal matter would have any impact on their case. (Podcast Available

ENVIRONMENT - NGT to State Govts: File Progress Report on Crop Burning Issue
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 11:10:57 IST

National Green Tribunal(NGT) has asked Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh how they intend to tackle the problem of crop burning, a major contributor to air pollution in Delhi, this year. The Tribunal asked the three States to file progress reports indicating the "strategies and proposed action plan" to tackle the problem. (Podcast Available

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