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CRIMINAL - Sec- 138 NI Act: Non-Filing of I-T Returns Doesn't Mean Complainant had No Income Source: MP HC
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:53:58 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that mere non-filing of Income Tax Return would not automatically dislodge the source of income of the complainant in a cheque bounce case under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Power Distributors can't Demand Bill Beyond 2 Years Unless Amount Reflects as Arrears: Bombay HC
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:53:38 IST

Bombay High Court has held that a power distribution licensee cannot demand charges or consumption of electricity for a period of more than two years preceding the date of first demand of such charges unless the amount of money owed is reflected in the electricity bill during the two-year period. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONTRACT - Writ Petitions in Contract Matters Maintainable When There is Arbitrariness By State: SC
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:59:57 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that even in contract matters, a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India can be entertained by the high court, when there is arbitrariness on the part of the state. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - SC Asks High Courts to Register Suo Motu PILs Over vacancies in Police Forces
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:59:40 IST

Supreme Court has directed that the matter pertaining to filling up of vacancies in police forces be entertained and monitored by the respective high courts and towards this end, Supreme Court has requested High Courts to register suo motu PILs in this regard. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Stays Order Barring JNU Students from Official Meetings
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:59:24 IST

Delhi High Court has stayed order of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) executive council barring office-bearers of JNU student's Union (JNUSU) from attending meetings of various schools and courses because they did not provide separate bills of their individual expenses during student union polls. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Directs FIR Against Former Police Chief
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:59:07 IST

Delhi High Court, while retaining a decision by a single judge, has directed registration of FIR against former Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar and former CBI inspector Vinod Kumar Pandey for preparing forged documents in a CBI case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Illegal Hoardings: Bombay HC Directs BJP Corporator to Pay Rs. 24 Lakh
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:58:48 IST

Bombay High Court has directed a BJP corporator to pay Rs. 24 lakh compensation in connection with an attack on a civic squad for removing illegal hoardings put up by him and his associates last year. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Bombay HC Asks Industrialist Vijaypat Singhania Not to Release Autobiography till March 25
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:58:30 IST

Bombay High Court has restrained industrialist Vijaypat Singhania from releasing his autobiography "The Incomplete Man" till March 25. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - Madras HC Grants Relief to Cognizant on Show Cause Notice by Registrar of Companies
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:58:13 IST

Madras High Court has restrained Registrar of Companies from initiating criminal prosecution against IT major Cognizant Technology Solutions over alleged discrepancies in the appointment of whole time directors and violation of the Companies Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madras HC Refuses to Quash Charges Against Dayanidhi Maran, Others in Telephone Exchange Case
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:57:56 IST

Madras High Court has refused to quash charges framed against former Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran and others in the "illegal" telephone exchange case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madras HC Sentences Nine to Life Imprisonment in 'Dinakaran' Office Attack Case
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:57:39 IST

Madras High Court has convicted nine people to life imprisonment in a case related to attack on office of Tamil daily 'Dinakaran' in 2007 in which three men were killed. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Kerala Court Summons Arnab Goswami in Defamation Case for Alleged Anti-Kerala Remarks
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:57:22 IST

Judicial First Class Magistrate Court in Kannur in Kerala has summoned Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, in a criminal defamation case filed for allegedly humiliating Keralites during a channel discussion. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Lack of Parental Care One of the Reasons for Child's Addiction to Online Video Games: Kerala HC
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:57:00 IST

Kerala High Court has observed that lack of parental care is perhaps one of the reasons for child getting addicted to online games, while dealing with a petition by a child seeking permission to appear for plus two examination of CBSE, despite attendance shortage. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Confession in Police Custody Made in Immediate Presence of Executive Magistrate Admissible: P&H HC
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:56:42 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that the expression 'Magistrate' appearing in Section 26 of the Evidence Act would include Executive Magistrate also and observed that confession in police custody made in immediate presence of executive magistrate is admissible. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - NIA Court Acquits Aseemanand, 3 others in Samjhauta Train Bombing Case
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:56:25 IST

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court has acquitted four people, including main accused Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Samjhauta train bombing case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MRTP/ COMPETITION LAWS - European Union Imposes a Fine of 1.49 Billion Euros on Google for Unfair Advertising Rules
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:56:07 IST

European Union's antitrust regulators fined Google with 1.49 billion euros for abusing its dominance in the online search market by blocking rivals. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Sets Aside NCLT's Liquidation Order of Jyoti Structures
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:55:51 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has set aside the liquidation order of Jyoti Structures Limited and said that Mumbai bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) should consider afresh Rs. 4,000 crore resolution plan submitted by Sharad Sanghi and others. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - Statutory Dues of Companies are Operational Debt: NCLAT
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:55:34 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has held that statutory liability, including income tax and value added tax dues, of debt-ridden companies are 'operational debt', which will now allow the concerned revenue departments to be treated as operational creditors. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Directs Fresh Essar Steel CoC Meet on Funds Distribution
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:55:18 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has asked resolution professional of Essar Steel India to call a fresh meeting of committee of creditors (CoC) of company to consider redistribution of funds from ArcelorMittal's Rs. 42,000-crore resolution plan. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - I-T Department, Other Tax Agencies can Initiate Insolvency: NCLAT
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:55:00 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has held that Income Tax department of central government and other local authorities "who are entitled for dues arising out of existing law" can initiate corporate insolvency resolution process against such companies who owe them the dues. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - London Court Sends Nirav Modi to Custody Till March 29
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:54:43 IST

London court has remanded Nirav Modi in custody till next hearing on March 29, a day after the local police arrested the fugitive jeweller who is accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank of more than Rs. 13,000 crore. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Centre Appoints Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as First Lokpal of India
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:50:46 IST

Centre has appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Chairperson of first Lokpal under the Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Quashes Criminal Cases and Lookout Notices Against Pramod Mittal
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:50:34 IST

Supreme Court has quashed all criminal cases and lookout notices against NRI businessman Pramod Mittal, his wife and children after he paid up all his dues to public sector enterprise State Trading Corporation (STC). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Asks DDA to Clean Up, Redevelop 12-Acre Park
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:50:21 IST

Delhi High Court has ordered Delhi Development Authority to redevelop and preserve a 12-acre park in Ashok Vihar, lying neglected for decades. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - We Should Respect, Serve and Worship Our Parents: Chhattisgarh HC
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:50:09 IST

Chhattisgarh High Court has said we should respect, serve and worship our parents, while dismissing a man's plea against providing maintenance to his step mother. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTRICITY - CERC Asks Gridco to Refund Rs. 360 Crore to NTPC
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:49:56 IST

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has instructed Gridco to refund adjusted amount (Rs. 359.69 crore) within seven days of date of order or be saddled with provisions of late payment surcharge as per Tariff Regulations. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Special Court Lets Banks Liquidate Mallya's Shares
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:49:44 IST

A special court hearing Prevention and Money Laundering (PMLA) cases has permitted consortium of banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) to liquidate the fugitive offender Vijay Mallya's equity holdings attached by Enforcement Directorate (ED). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - NCLAT Admits RBI Petition on IL&FS NPA Rule
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:49:31 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has admitted Reserve Bank of India's plea seeking modification of February 25 order of appellate tribunal in which it has said the group companies of IL&FS won't be classified as Non Performing Asset (NPA) by banks without prior approval. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLT Allows Fresh Bids for Castex as Liberty Fails to Pay
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 15:22:40 IST

National Company Law Tribunal has allowed fresh bids for Amtek Auto's distressed unit Castex Technologies, with the winning bidder Liberty House failing to pay Rs. 100 crore as the performance bank guarantee for resolution plan. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC: Stronger Evidence than Mere Chances of Complicity Required for Adding Additional Accused
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:05:04 IST

Supreme Court has observed that to add a person as additional accused under Section 319 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, stronger evidence is required than mere probability of complicity of that person. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC: Acid Attacker Doesn't Deserve Leniency
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:04:49 IST

While terming acid attack an "uncivilised" and "heartless" crime, the Supreme Court has ordered two convicts to pay Rs 1.5 lakh each to the survivor, saying they deserve no leniency. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Allows Implementation of Arcelor Mittal's Resolution Plan for Essar Steel
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:04:35 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has given conditional approval to Arcelor Mittal's Rs 42,000 crore resolution plan for Essar Steel, subject to final order. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC: HC Can Only Ask Govt. to Consider 'Framing' a Scheme and Can't Dictate it
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:04:17 IST

While setting aside Uttarakhand HC order, SC has ruled that high court cannot frame a scheme for the government or direct it to frame one but only ask it to "consider" framing a particular scheme. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC to Flat Owner: Can't Feed Birds From Balcony
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:03:56 IST

SC while refusing to interfere with an order restraining a woman from feeding birds from her balcony flat in a high rise building in Mumbai has observed that a person cannot feed birds from a flat's balcony creating nuisance due to droppings and filth for other occupants in a residential society. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Punjab and Haryana HC Expunges Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar's Remarks on Ashok Khemka
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:03:41 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court while upholding the plea of Senior bureaucrat Ashok Khemka has expunged adverse remarks made by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in the IAS officer's annual confidential appraisal report for 2016-2017. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Stays Ban of E-cigarettes
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:03:26 IST

Delhi High Court has stayed the Centre's move to ban online sale of Cigarettes (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

RIGHT TO INFORMATION - Delhi HC Stays CIC Order Putting EVMs Under RTI
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:03:04 IST

Delhi High Court has stayed Central Information Commission order holding that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) fall within the preview of RTI Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - "Sufficient Ground" for Withdrawal Of Suit in O 23 R 1(b) CPC Not Limited To Formal Defect: Orissa HC
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:01:59 IST

Orissa HC while answering a reference arising out of conflicting judgments held that expression "sufficient grounds" occurring in Order 23, Rule 1(b) of Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) in relation of withdrawal of suits is not restricted to formal defects only. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Negative Advertisements that Another Product is Bad and Unhealthy Not Permitted: Delhi HC
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:01:42 IST

Delhi High Court while restraining Puro Salts from publishing advertisements in print and electronic media disparaging Tata Salts has held that negative advertisements to the effect that another product is bad and unhealthy cannot be permitted. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Delhi HC: Forced and Unannounced Eviction Of Slum Dwellers Contrary To Law
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:01:20 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that forced and unannounced eviction of jhuggi dwellers is contrary to law and authorities should ensure that displaced people are immediately rehabilitated. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ARBITRATION - Bombay HC Extends NSE-SGX Arbitration Deadline to December 31, 2020
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:01:00 IST

Bombay High Court has extended the arbitration deadline till December 31, 2020, for settling the dispute between the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) over the trading of Nifty products. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay High Court Stays Nusli Wadia Defamation Case Hearing Against Ratan Tata, Others
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:43 IST

Bombay High Court has stayed criminal defamation case proceedings filed by Nusli Wadia against Ratan Tata and some other directors of Tata Sons till 27 March. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - London Court Issues Arrest Warrant Against Nirav Modi
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:00:26 IST

A court in London has issued an arrest warrant for Nirav Modi based on India's request to extradite the fugitive diamond merchant (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Meghalaya Miners: SC Asks Petitioner to Talk to Families of Miners
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:23:02 IST

Supreme Court has asked petitioner who had petitioned against calling off of rescue operations of labourers who were trapped in a flooded illegal rat-hole mine in Meghalaya, to ascertain from families of "deceased" (miners) if they wish to have their bodies recovered. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Gramin Dak Sewak Not an 'Employee' Under Payment of Gratuity Act: SC
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:22:46 IST

Supreme Court has held that a Gramin Dak Sewak is not an "employee" under the Payment of Gratuity Act and also observed that Gramin Dak Sewaks are engaged as Extra Departmental Agents, a post governed by the 2011 Rules, which have a separate provision for payment of Gratuity. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Heart Wrenching to See Children Suffering in Custody Battle Between Parents: SC
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:22:29 IST

Supreme Court, while delivering a judgment in yet another custody battle between parents, has expressed concern about children, and observed it is heart wrenching to see that the innocent child is the ultimate sufferer who gets caught up in the legal and psychological battle between the parents. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Kerala HC Strikes Down Discriminatory Girls' Hostel Rules
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:22:15 IST

Kerala High Court has struck down a stipulation in Hostel Rules which barred girl boarders from going for the first and second show movies and observed that girl is having equal freedom similar to a boy. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Sets Aside State's Order, Allows Interim Fee Hike by Schools
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:21:59 IST

Delhi High Court has allowed private unaided schools in national capital to go ahead with an interim hike in fees to implement recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission on salaries of teachers and other employees and quashed Delhi Government's circular of April last, which had prohibited private unaided schools functioning on government land from hiking tuition fees without approval of the Directorate of Education (DoE). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi HC Stays Dental Council of India's Orders for Cancellation of Admission
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:21:42 IST

Delhi High Court has stayed all orders passed by Dental Council of India (DCI) through which admissions of more than 50 students in various private dental colleges of state for session 2018-19 were cancelled in January 2019. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Second Divorce Petition on Same Grounds Maintainable If Based on New Facts: Kerala HC
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:21:23 IST

Kerala High Court has held in a case that a spouse who suffered dismissal of original petition for dissolution of marriage on ground of cruelty, desertion and adultery is not precluded from suing again for dissolution on the same grounds, provided the relief is founded on new facts. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Freedom of Religion can't Trump Demands of Public Order: Madras HC
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:21:07 IST

Madras High Court has observed that the right to freedom of religion cannot trump the demands of public order, while dismissing a plea against restriction of taking funeral procession through a temple street. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Chennai Court Stays Dubbing Union's Expulsion of Tamil Singer Chinmayi
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:20:51 IST

Chennai Court has stayed the decision taken by South Indian Cine,Television Dubbing Artists Union on November 11, 2018 to expel her from its membership. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Patna HC Quashes Criminal Proceedings Against Nitish Kumar in 28-Year-Old Murder Case
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:20:34 IST

Patna High Court has set aside criminal proceedings initiated against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a 28-year-old murder case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - No Disciplinary Proceedings Against Employee for 'Illicit Sexual Relationship': Rajasthan HC
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:20:11 IST

Rajasthan High Court has held that government shall not initiate departmental proceedings against a government servant on basis of a complaint alleging his/her extra-marital/ illicit relationship with another man or woman whether married or unmarried. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Gives Relief to Renewable Energy Companies
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:19:50 IST

Karnataka High Court has quashed state Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission's (KERC) order imposing 'wheeling and banking' charges on wind, hydel and solar projects commissioned from October 2013, January 2015 and March 2017. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Sets Aside NDPS Court Order Releasing Two Accused
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:19:33 IST

Bombay High Court has set aside a Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court order releasing two men accused of possessing narcotics after it was informed that the investigating officer never consented to their release. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madras HC Orders Rs. 25 Lakh Compensation for Pollachi Survivor
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:19:08 IST

Madras High Court has ordered state government to give an interim compensation of Rs. 25 lakh to survivor of Pollachi rape case for revealing her identity. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MOTOR VEHICLES - No Limits on Compensation for Accident Death: Madras HC
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:18:53 IST

Madras High Court has made it clear that utilizing multiple options to get compensation for death of a person in a motor accident, by their family, particularly when deceased was sole breadwinner, cannot be construed as 'double compensation' and prohibited. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Refuses to Stay NCLT Nod to ArcelorMittal Resolution Plan for Essar Steel
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:18:35 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has refused to stay a bankruptcy court order approving ArcelorMittal's Rs. 42,000 crore takeover bid for Essar Steel and sought a fresh plan for the distribution of bid amount between financial and operational creditors of the debt-laden firm. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - NCLT Imposes Fine of Rs. 1 Lakh on Carnival Films Entertainment for Giving Loan to Directors
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:18:20 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has slapped a deterrent penalty on Carnival Films Entertainment for giving loans to its own directors in violation of the Companies Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - Partners can't be Taxed for Transaction Made by Firm: ITAT
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:18:04 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal ( ITAT ), Pune has held that the partners cannot be taxed for transaction made by the Firms. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - Mere Execution of Power of Attorney Doesn't Amount to 'Transfer': ITAT
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:17:46 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Chennai has held that mere execution of a Power of Attorney would not amount to transfer of property for determining the capital gain tax liability. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - NCLAT Refuses to Direct SBI to Release Rs.260 Crores to Reliance to Enable it to Settle Ericsson Dues
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:17:27 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has refused to direct State Bank of India to release amount of Rs.260 crores of income tax refund to enable Reliance communications to pay Rs.450 crores to Ericsson India Private Ltd as per direction of Supreme Court. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONTEMPT OF COURT - SC Stays Meghalaya HC's Contempt Order Against Shillong Times Editor & Publisher
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:44:43 IST

Supreme Court has stayed judgment passed by Meghalaya High Court which had held Shillong Times's editor Patricia Mukhim and publisher Shobha Chaudhuri guilty of contempt of court and sentenced them to pay fine of Rs. 2 lakhs for publishing an article on perks and facilities for retired judges and their families. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Asks CBI to Respond in 2 Weeks on Lalu Yadav's Bail Plea
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:44:24 IST

Supreme Court has sought CBI's response on Lalu Yadav's bail plea in connection with multi-crore fodder scam within two weeks (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Parishioners can't be Deprived of Their Right to Burial in Church Cemetery: Kerala HC
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:44:00 IST

Kerala High Court has held that irrespective of his/her allegiance, a parishioner cannot be deprived of his/her right to burial in the church of which he/she is the parishioner. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - NCLT Approves Demerger of IIFL Group
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:43:39 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the proposed demerger of Fairfax-backed IIFL Group, which paves the way for listing of three entities - IIFL Finance, IIFL Wealth and IIFL Securities on the bourses within 60 days. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC Sets Aside Life Ban Imposed on Cricketer Sreesanth
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:21:02 IST

Supreme Court has partly allowed appeal of cricketer S. Sreesanth and set aside life ban imposed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on him for indulging in spot-fixing during 2013 Indian Premier League and also directed BCCI to take a fresh decision on quantum of punishment. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Dismissal of Soldiers for Unauthorized Absence Not Harsh Punishment: SC
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:20:45 IST

Supreme Court has upheld dismissal of a soldier of Indian Army on the ground of unauthorised absence of 302 days and observed that Armed Forces Tribunal was in error in coming to the conclusion that the punishment of dismissal was harsh. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Teesta Setalvad Case: SC Expresses Astonishment at Gujarat High Court Judgement
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:20:28 IST

Supreme Court has expressed astonishment that Gujarat High Court granted anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband in an alleged NGO fund embezzlement case and simultaneously gave liberty to police to seek their custody if they do not cooperate in the probe. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC Appoints P.S. Narasimha as Mediator to Resolve Disputes of Cricket Administration in BCCI
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:20:09 IST

Supreme Court has appointed senior advocate P.S. Narasimha, who is assisting the apex court as an amicus curiae in the BCCI matter, as mediator for resolving various disputes related to cricket administration in country. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC Agrees to Hear Shillong Times Editor's Plea
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:19:51 IST

Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea by The Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim against an order of Meghalaya High Court finding her and her publisher, Shobha Chaudhuri, guilty of contempt for publishing an article on perks and facilities for retired judges and their families. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Preferential Right U/S- 22 of Hindu Succession Act Applicable to Agricultural Land: SC
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:19:32 IST

Supreme has held that the preferential right given to an heir of a Hindu under Section 22 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 is applicable even if the property in question is agricultural land. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Do CNG Vehicles Cause Air Pollution: Delhi HC Asks State
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:19:14 IST

Delhi High Court has asked Delhi Government whether CNG vehicles contribute to the air pollution in national capital, while hearing a PIL claiming that rise in vehicle-generated air pollution in Delhi is due to "non-enforcement and non-implementation" of the 1988 Motor Vehicle Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Delhi HC Seeks Clarity on Expenses in JNUSU Elections
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:18:54 IST

Delhi High Court has asked Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to furnish details of procedure followed to calculate poll expenses of students' union members elected before 2018. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Govind Pansare Case: Bombay HC Calls State a 'Laughing Stock'
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:18:37 IST

Bombay High Court has said state has been reduced to a "laughing stock" by adopting elementary methods in probing rationalist Govind Pansare's killing and also summoned Maharashtra home department's additional chief secretary to explain cause of slow progress made in case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Mumbai Roads in Bad Shape Because Residents are Tolerant: Bombay HC
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:18:18 IST

Bombay High Court has said "high level of tolerance" displayed by Mumbai residents has allowed local civic body to be apathetic towards poor condition of roads and expressed displeasure over BMC ignoring its orders on issue of potholes and bad condition of roads. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Madras HC Stays Proceedings Initiated Against Film and TV Producers' Guild
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:17:54 IST

Madras High Court has stayed all further proceedings pursuant to a notice issued by Registrar of Societies to Film and Television Producers Guild of South India on January 3 stating that its name would be struck off from register for not having submitted statement of accounts for last three years. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Avoid Bringing Crowds to Rallies on Vehicles: Madras HC to Parties
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:17:34 IST

Madras High Court has directed political parties to not bring crowds on hired vehicles for campaign rallies for the Lok Sabha elections. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Bangalore Court Vacates Order Restraining 'The Wire' from Publishing Article Against BJP MP
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:17:14 IST

A Bangalore City Civil Court has vacated the ex-parte order of interim injunction passed against online news portal "The Wire" restraining it from publishing an article against BJP MP Rajveev Chandrasekhar. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - Sterling Biotech: NCLT Slams Andhra Bank over OTS Proposal
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:16:53 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has pulled up Andhra Bank for accepting a 'One Time Settelement' (OTS) offer from absconding promoters of Gujarat-based Sterling Biotech group, which is embroiled in a Rs. 8,100 crore bank fraud. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT Shields Tax Relief on New House
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:16:35 IST

Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Mumbai bench has held that investment-linked capital gains tax exemption, available on purchase of a new house, cannot be denied to a taxpayer merely for not investing the capital gain proceeds. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Asks ArcelorMittal to Consider Revising Bid for Essar Steel
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:16:17 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has asked ArcelorMittal to consider revising its Rs. 42,000 crore bid for Essar Steel India Limited (ESIL), and also observed that a window of opportunity could be provided to promoters of Essar if they cleared all debt related to Essar group. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - Arbitration Tribunal Dismisses Punj Lloyd's Claim Against ONGC
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:15:59 IST

An arbitration tribunal has rejected a Rs. 1,320 crores claim filed by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor Punj Lloyd against Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and also the latter's counterclaim against Punj Lloyd for Rs. 1,153 crore for loss of production due to delay. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - US Court Quashes Suit Against Apple and Infosys
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:15:33 IST

A California Court has quashed a lawsuit against Apple and Infosys that alleged Apple and Infosys conspired to violate immigration law by having two Indian nationals enter the US on business B-1 visas to provide training, instead of obtaining the more expensive and numerically-capped H-1B visas. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

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