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CBI Case: CVC Submits Report, SC Asks Alok Verma to Respond
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:12:26 IST

Supreme Court has said that CBI Director Alok Verma should be given the CVC report on the allegations against him and asked Alok Verma to file his response by November 19. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Dismisses Plea to Establish Permanent Bench of Allahabad High Court for Western UP
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:27:34 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking establishment of a permanent Bench of Allahabad High Court for Western Uttar Pradesh. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Gives Relief to Couple who Pleaded Guilty for Marrying off their Under-Aged Kids
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:27:13 IST

Supreme Court has set aside a High Court order to conduct de novo trial under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 against a couple who pleaded guilty and were convicted by the trial court under the Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 for marrying off their under-aged son and daughter. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Petition for Quashing FIR can be Entertained Even if Chargesheet is Filed During its Pendency: SC
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:26:50 IST

Supreme Court has held that High Courts can entertain a petition filed under Section 482 CrPC seeking quashing of FIR, even if the charge sheet is filed during the pendency of that petition. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Migrant Not to be Recognised as Scheduled Caste of Migrant State: Supreme Court
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:26:31 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that merely because in the migrant state the same caste is recognised as Scheduled Caste, the migrant cannot be recognised as Scheduled Caste of migrant state. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Sec.50 NDPS Act not Complied Just by Stating that Police Conducted Search with Consent: Delhi HC
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:26:09 IST

Delhi High Court has held that conditions of search under Sec. 50 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act are mandatory and they cannot be fulfilled by plea that accused waived the right to have the search conducted in the presence of Magistrate or Gazetted Officer. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Application Under Order 2 Rule 2 CPC can't be Considered by Court U/S 11 Arbitration Act: Delhi HC
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:25:48 IST

Delhi High Court has held that courts cannot consider the question of viability of a claim under Order 2 Rule 2 of Code of Civil Procedure, while hearing a petition under Section 11 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court Stays Pune Police's Notification on Luxury Bus Movement
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:25:27 IST

Bombay High Court has granted an interim stay till November 26 on a Pune Police notification banning entry and movement of private luxury buses in the city during day time. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Madras High Court Directs Authority to Destroy Pro-LTTE Books of Pazha Nedumaran
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:24:54 IST

Madras High Court has directed the authorities to destroy over 1,700 copies of books written by pro-Tamil leader Pazha Nedumaran in support of the banned LTTE in 2002 and held that if returned, these could lead to disturbance and threat to peace and public tranquility. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GST Not to be Deducted from Salary of Employees Sponsored by UPNL: Uttarakhand HC
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:24:31 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has directed State Government to not to deduct GST or service tax from salary of the employees sponsored by the Uttarakhand Purv Sainik Kalyan Nigam Ltd. (UPNL). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NGT Gives Approval for Construction of India's Future Largest Dam
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:24:10 IST

National Green Tribunal has given its nod to construction of 2,880 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project (DMP) in Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NGT Directs Centre to Deposit Rs. 10 Crore in 3 Weeks
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:23:40 IST

National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to ensure that an amount of Rs 10 crore, which is the central government contribution towards remediation of polluted Kuzhikandam thodu at Eloor, is deposited with the state government within three weeks. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Re-Assessment for Second Time Without Notice is Invalid: ITAT
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:23:21 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Chennai has held that the assessment cannot be re-opened for the second time without issuing a re-assessment notice under Section 148 of Income Tax Act, 1961. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Corporate Debtor can't Maintain Appeal Under Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code: NCLAT
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:22:59 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has dismissed an appeal filed by M/s Radius Infratel Pvt. Ltd. and held that corporate debtor cannot maintain appeal under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLAT Approves UltraTech Cement's Revised Resolution Plan for Binani Cement
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 10:22:35 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has approved the revised resolution plan submitted by Ultratech Cement for debt-ridden Binani Cement. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Daily Wagers Entitled to Minimum Wages Applicable to Regular Employees: Supreme Court
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:56:03 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that temporary employees are entitled to draw wages at the minimum of the pay scales which are applicable to the regular employees holding the same post. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court Extends Interim Protection to Rakesh Asthana Till November 28
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:55:50 IST

Delhi High Court has extended till November 28 the interim protection from arrest granted to CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, who has sought the quashing of an FIR against him in a bribery case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court Seeks Centre's Views on Regulations for Netflix and Other Similar Platforms
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:55:35 IST

Delhi High Court sought the centre's response on prevailing guidelines and licensing policies on the regulation of content on online platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hotstar (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court Rejects Daati Maharaj's Plea to Review Transfer of Rape Probe to CBI
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:55:21 IST

Delhi High Court has dismissed self-styled preacher Daati Maharaj's plea for review of Court's decision of transferring the probe in the rape case against him to the Central Bureau of Investigation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court Acquits Man from Charge of Raping 7 Year Old HIV Positive Boy
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:55:09 IST

Delhi High Court has acquitted a security guard of a children's home of the charge of repeatedly raping a seven-year-old HIV positive orphan, observing that the situation remained a "classic, and unsolved locked room mystery". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Madras High Court Restrains 42 Cable, Net Service Providers from Screening Kaatrin Mozhi
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:54:55 IST

Madras High Court has restrained 42 cable and internet service providers from screening Tamil film "Kaatrin Mozhi" which is scheduled to be released on November 16, 2018. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Uttarakhand High Court Criticises State's Arrangement to Employ Ex-Servicemen
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:54:38 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has criticised state over recruitment of ex-servicemen and their dependants and also others through Uttarakhand Purvsanik Kalyan Limited (UPNL), in various government departments. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CCI Orders Probe Against Intel for Anti Competitive Practice
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:54:23 IST

Competition Commission of India has entered a prima facie finding that Intel Corporation has abused its market dominance as its conduct had restricted the production of computer servers by a domestic manufacturer and also ordered probe against Intel Corporation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NGT Imposes Fine of Rs. 50 Crore on Punjab Over River Pollution
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:54:09 IST

National Green Tribunal has ordered Punjab Government to submit a fine of Rs. 50 crore as environmental compensation for polluting rivers Sutlej and Beas due to uncontrolled industrial discharge. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NGT Directs CPCB to Furnish Report on 51,837 Industries in Delhi
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:53:54 IST

National Green Tribunal has directed Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to submit action taken report within a month on the status of 51,837 industries in the national capital which are running in residential areas without requisite approvals. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Orders Attachment of Amrapali Group Properties
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:19:24 IST

Supreme Court has attached Amrapali Group's multi-speciality hospital in Greater Noida, three residential towers situated in Sector 62, Noida and a benami villa in Goa. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court Suspends President's Decision to Dissolve Parliament
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:19:10 IST

Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has overturned President's controversial decision to dissolve Parliament and ordered a halt to preparations for snap elections on January 5. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi HC Asks UIDAI to Explain Why Aadhaar Data can't be Used to Identify Unclaimed Bodies
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:18:55 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to explain its reasons for rejecting the idea of matching the fingerprints of unidentified bodies with the biometric database. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court Dismisses Bail Plea by Middleman in Bribery Case Against Rakesh Asthana
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:18:41 IST

Delhi High Court has dismissed the bail plea of middleman Manoj Prasad in a bribery case allegedly involving CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Pahlaj Nihalani's Plea Against Censor Board Cuts Rejected by Bombay High Court
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:18:25 IST

Bombay High Court has rejected former Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani's plea against the panel's decision to order 20 cuts in his film Rangeela Raja. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Madras High Court Stays NGT Penalty on Tamil Nadu Government
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:18:09 IST

Madras High Court has stayed Rs. 2-crore penalty imposed by the National Green Tribunal on the Tamil Nadu Public Works Department for failing to initiate appropriate pre-monsoon preparation work in Chennai, particularly for the Buckingham Canal. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Why No Spoken English in Government Schools: Madras High Court
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:17:54 IST

Madras High Court has hoped that the state would turn its full attention to introducing spoken English course to students of Tamil medium schools run by the government and observed that English is a linking language for communication, particularly outside Tamil Nadu as well as India. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Madras HC Absolves Doctor Accused of Gross Negligence for Death of Woman Given Nitrous Oxide
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:17:36 IST

Madras High Court has set aside the criminal proceedings initiated against a government doctor in a case accusing him of gross negligence for causing death of a woman by allegedly using cylinder filled with nitrous oxide instead of oxygen. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Kerala High Court Initiates Suo Motu Case on Special Commissioner's Report on Sabarimala Violence
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:17:22 IST

Kerala High Court has initiated Suo motu case based on the special report filed by Sabarimala Special Commissioner on November 5 regarding Sabrimala Temple Violence that occured when the temple was opened for 'Chithira Aatta Vishesham'. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Allahabad High Court Dismisses PIL Challenging Renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:17:05 IST

Allahabad High Court has dismissed a PIL challenging the renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj, saying the petitioner should first approach Uttar Pradesh government with the grievance. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CCI Rejects BSNL Complaint Against Indus Towers
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:16:45 IST

Competition Commission of India has rejected a complaint by state-owned firm BSNL alleging that Indus Towers abused its dominant market position by denying access to telecom tower sites. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CCI Finds Indian Railways to be Abusing Dominance, Orders Investigation
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:16:31 IST

Competition Commission of India has made finding that practice of Railways to round off base price to next higher multiple of 5 for tickets booked online through IRCTC portal amounts to abuse of dominant position and has ordered Director General to investigate into matter and submit a report within 60 days. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NGT Forms Committee to Check Pollution in Delhi During Functions at Banquets, Hotels
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:16:15 IST

National Green Tribunal has formed a committee to stop activities that lead to degradation of the environment due to functions at banquet halls, farmhouses and hotels. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Deny Minimum Support Price to Farmers Indulging in Stubble Burning: NGT
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 10:16:02 IST

National Green Tribunal has ordered to deny the benefit of Minimum Support Price to farmers who continue to follow the practice of burning stubble. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Slams Bihar Police for Its Failure to Arrest Manju Verma
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:37:08 IST

Supreme Court has said it was shocked that Bihar police was unable to trace and arrest former state minister Manju Verma in a case related to alleged recovery of illegal ammunition from her. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Courts Should Desist from Passing Interim Orders Directing Provisional Admissions of Students: SC
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:36:55 IST

Supreme Court has set aside a Madras High Court order and reiterated that courts should desist from passing interim orders directing provisional admissions of students. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Environmental Clearance can't have Any Retrospective Effect: Supreme Court
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:36:41 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that environmental clearance cannot have any retrospective effect and it is operational from the date it is granted, while considering the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) report on illegalities involved in the mining lease of Sarda Mines Private Limited (SMPL). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Supreme Court Rejects Plea Seeking Removal of Judges Hearing Manipur Encounters Case
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:36:27 IST

Supreme Court has rejected a plea seeking the recusal of two judges hearing the Manipur fake encounters case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Delhi High Court Extends DU's Deadline to Probe Ankiv Baisoya Marksheet
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:36:11 IST

Delhi High Court has extended Delhi University's deadline to probe the alleged fake marksheet of DU Students' Union (DUSU) president Ankiv Baisoya till November 20, as the university was unable to complete its probe by November 12. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Uttarakhand High Court Asks Government to Improve Overall Conditions of Journalists
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:35:57 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has passed the directions for improving the conditions of service of journalists while noting that journalists/reporters/ correspondents were not getting wages as notified by the Central Government on 11 November 2011 and pension paid to the senior journalists was also meager. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Uniform Mechanism Needed for Admissions in Universities: Bombay High Court
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:35:40 IST

Bombay High Court has said that the Maharashtra Government needs to have a uniform mechanism of admission process for students in all its universities. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay HC Finds No Merit in PILs Based on News Report Alleging LED Lights Scam
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:35:24 IST

Bombay High Court has dismissed a couple of PILs based on an article that appeared in The Times of India with the headline which claimed that NMC pays Rs 9,900 for LED lamps which cost Rs 3,400 in market. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court Stays Collector Ban Order to Sell Wine on Chatt Puja
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:35:11 IST

Bombay High Court has granted relief to wine sellers and hoteliers who hold licences to sell liquor, by staying an order of the collector banning sale of liquor on November 13 on the occasion of Chhath Puja in the Santacruz area. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Ten Years After Death of Man, Delhi HC Allows Wife's Appeal Against Divorce
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:05:43 IST

Delhi High Court has allowed a lady's appeal against divorce decree granted by the family court a decade after death of husband. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Calling Husband 'Impotent' in Pleadings can Amount to Defamation: Bombay High Court
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:05:14 IST

Bombay High Court has held that calling a husband impotent in pleadings can amount to defamation and observed that word "impotent" when understood in its plain and grammatical sense, reflects adversely upon the manhood of a person. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Madras HC Dismisses Maran Brothers' Plea in Telephone Exchange Case
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:05:00 IST

Madras High Court has dismissed the petitions of former union telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and other accused in the 'illegal' telephone exchange case, seeking quashing of charges framed by a CBI court against them. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court Rejects PIL Seeking Stay on Cattle Sale
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:04:47 IST

Bombay High Court has rejected PIL challenging the Union Government's decision of selling around 20,000 cattle in 39 military farms across the country for rupees 1,000 per animal. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Bombay High Court Upholds Tax on Sale of Lottery Tickets
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:04:32 IST

Bombay High Court has upheld a Maharashtra Government's act which levies tax on sale of lottery tickets in the state and also observed that lottery falls within ambit of betting and gambling. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Non-Commencement of Trial in Three Months can't be Ground for Bail: Bombay HC
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:04:18 IST

Bombay High Court has held that non-commencement of trial within three months can't be a ground for granting bail and also Cancelled bail of a murder accused. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

'Sarkar' Controversy: Madras HC Directs TN Police Not to Arrest Film Director Till Nov. 27
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:04:05 IST

Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu police not to arrest "Sarkar" movie director A R Murugadoss till November 27. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Karnataka High Court Refuses to Quash 2013 Election Case Against Muniratna
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:03:48 IST

Karnataka High Court has refused to quash a case against MLA Muniratna Naidu in an "Illegal payments in connection with an election" case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Disgruntled Employee's Outcry in Social Media Part of Free Speech: Kerala High Court
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:03:33 IST

Kerala High Court has ordered reinstatement of a University employee who was suspended for his social media posts against the institution and court also observed that emotional outburst of a disgruntled employee is part of free speech. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

Kerala High Court Disqualifies Lawmaker for Using Religion to Win Polls
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:03:17 IST

Kerala High Court has disqualified an Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) legislator after hearing a petition that claimed he had used religion to win the 2016 state polls. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NCLT Orders Insolvency Proceedings Against Empee Distilleries
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:02:57 IST

National Company Law Tribunal has ordered starting of Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process against liquor manufacturing company Empee Distilleries. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CCI Rejects Price Fixing Allegations Against Uber and Ola
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:02:43 IST

Competition Commission of India has dismissed allegations of price fixing leveled against Ola and Uber and observed that cab drives agreeing to "algorithmically determined prices" by cab-sharing services doesn't automatically mean there's a conspiracy between them. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NGT Slaps Penalty of Rs 2 Crore on Tamil Nadu Govt. Over Delay in Removal of Encroachments
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 10:02:30 IST

National Green Tribunal has slapped a penalty of Rs 2 crore on the Tamil Nadu government over the inordinate delay in removal of the encroachments along and prevention of pollution of Adyar and Cooum rivers in Chennai. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

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