17 April 2017


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Supreme Court: Freedom of Expression Includes Right to be Informed And Right to Know - 14.04.2017

Supreme Court has observed that citizens have right to access internet to gain information, wisdom and knowledge and their right cannot be curtailed unless it encroaches into boundary of illegality.

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Supreme Court: Only BS-IV Compliant Vehicles in India From April 01, 2017 - 14.04.2017

Supreme Court has reiterated that from April 1, 2017, only such vehicles that comply with BS-IV standards shall be manufactured, sold and registered across the country.

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Supreme Court Allows R.K. Raghavan to Bow Out of 2002-Godhra Riots Cases SIT - 14.04.2017

Supreme Court has allowed Ex-CBI Director R.K. Raghavan to bow out of his responsibilities as chairman of Special Investigation Team (SIT) into 2002 post-Godhra riots cases.

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Supreme Court to Haji Ali Dargah Trust: Remove Encroachments by May 08 - 14.04.2017

Supreme Court has asked Haji Ali Dargah Trust to remove encroachments in a 908 sq mt area around famous Mumbai mosque by May 8 while making it clear that area containing the shrine will remain protected.

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Supreme Court Asks Centre, CBSE to Permit NEET in Urdu From 2018-19 - 13.04.2017

Supreme Court has directed Centre and CBSE to include Urdu as a medium of language in NEET 2018-19.

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Supreme Court Says ‘Seniority’ Will Have To Give Way To ‘Eligibility’, If Promotion Rules Mandate So - 13.04.2017

Supreme Court has held that a senior will have to give way to eligible juniors if s/he is not otherwise eligible for consideration as per rules for promotion.

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Supreme Court Notices Centre, EC Over Allegation of EVM Tampering - 13.04.2017

Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre and Election Commission on a petition filed by Bahujan Samaj Party seeking immediate introduction of a paper trail with every EVM voting to ensure there is no tampering with machine.

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Supreme Court Directs Gujarat Trial Court to Expedite Recording Evidence in Asaram Case - 12.04.2017

Supreme Court has asked Gujarat Trial Court to expedite recording of evidence of prosecution witnesses in a sexual assault case lodged by two Surat-based sisters against self-styled godman Asaram.

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SC: HCs Should Not Allow Admissions in Medical/ Dental Colleges Lacking Approval - 12.04.2017

Supreme Court has cautioned High Courts from issuing interim orders in cases of medical admissions when college in question has not been granted approval by authorities concerned.

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Supreme Court: Death Due to 'Grave & Sudden Provocation' Doesn't Amount to 'Cruel Act of Murder' - 12.04.2017

Supreme Court, while reducing life term of a man to 10-year-jail term in a homicidal case, has said that death due to "grave and sudden provocation" could not be termed as a "cruel act" of murder.

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Supreme Court: Ban on Online Info On Prenatal Sex Determination Curtails 'Right to Know' - 12.04.2017

Supreme Court has observed that a general ban on all online content about prenatal sex determination will curtail fundamental right to know of a genuine information-seeker who is driven by curiousity.

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Supreme Court Sets Aside Aptel Ruling Allowing Compensatory Tariff to Tata Power, Adani Power - 11.04.2017

Supreme Court has set aside Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (Aptel) ruling that allowed Tata Power Ltd and Adani Power Ltd to charge compensatory tariff from consumers.

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Supreme Court: Major Husband Can't Seek 'Annulment' Citing Wife's Minority During Marriage - 11.04.2017

Supreme Court has observed that a husband, who was major at time of marriage, cannot seek annulment of marriage with his wife on ground that she was minor at time of marriage.

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Supreme Court Says 'No' to Abortion of 27 Week Foetus - 11.04.2017

Supreme Court has refused to allow a woman to abort her 27-week foetus diagnosed with polyhydramnios with Arnold Chairi malformation Type 2 severe hydrocephalus with lumbosacral meningo myelocele and spina bifida with tethered cord.

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Supreme Court: Man Must Pay Maintenance to Ex-Wife Even If Divorced on Grounds of Desertion - 10.04.2017

Supreme Court has upheld a Himachal Pradesh High Court order directing a husband to grant maintenance to his deserter wife, whom he had divorced, from the date when divorce was decreed.

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Supreme Court: Courts Should Take 'Pragmatic View' of Rights of Consumers - 10.04.2017

Supreme Court has said that it is necessary for Courts to take a "pragmatic view" of rights of consumers in disputes concerning them since customers are at a disadvantage as compared to service providers.

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Supreme Court: Capital Punishment Breaches Reformative Theory of Punishment - 10.04.2017

Supreme Court, while commuting capital punishment awarded to a murder convict to life term, has noted that death penalty “somehow breaches reformative theory of punishment under criminal law”.

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Supreme Court Seeks Reply From 6 States on Plea Seeking Ban on Cow Vigilante Groups - 10.04.2017

Supreme Court has sought response of six states, including Rajasthan, on a plea seeking a ban on cow vigilante groups.

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Allahabad High Court Seeks State Government Stance on Meat Licences - 14.04.2017

Allahabad High Court has asked State Government about deliberations of High Power Committee in connection with issuing of licence and renewal of slaughter houses and meat shops.

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Allahabad High Court Directs Authorities to Explore Possibility of Multilevel Parking in Noida - 11.04.2017

Allahabad High Court has asked Chief Executive Oficer, Noida Authority, to appear before it and apprise about possibility of a multilevel parking in each sector of Noida.

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Bombay High Court Upholds States Rule-Making Power Under Criminal Law Amendment Act 1932 - 14.04.2017

Bombay High Court has examined whether State retains powers conferred by Section 10 of Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1932 to make certain offences cognizable and non-bailable, even though Criminal Procedure Code 1898 was repealed and replaced by Criminal Procedure Code 1973.

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Bombay HC Slaps Rs 5 Lakh Fine on Contemnors For Willful Breach of Its Order - 12.04.2017

Bombay High Court has fined two contemnors Rs.5 lakh for deliberate and willful breach of its interim orders which restrained them from creating any tenancies with regard to a property that belongs to a trust.

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Delhi HC: Projects in Vicinity of Airports in City Needs Global Aviation Body Clearance - 14.04.2017

Delhi HC has directed MoCA and AAI to refer to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) case of three builders seeking an aeronautical survey to ascertain if proposed height of their projects in vicinity of Mumbai Airport, Juhu Airport and Santacruz Airport would risk aircraft movement.

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Delhi High Court Upholds Inclusion of 'Ketamine' in List of OPsychotropic Substances Under NDPS Act - 13.04.2017

Delhi High Court has upheld inclusion of Ketamine in list of psychotropic substances for purposes of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.

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Delhi High Court Upholds Constitutionality of CCI's 'Confidentiality Regulations' - 13.04.2017

Delhi High Court has rejected ‘constitutionality’ challenge against Regulation 35 and proviso to Regulation 37(1) of Competition Commission of India (General) Regulations, 2009, as well as Regulation 6 of Competition Commission of India (Lesser Penalty) Regulations, 2009.

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Delhi HC Rejects AAP Govt Plea Seeking Contempt Proceeding Against ACB Chief - 12.04.2017

Delhi High Court has refused to entertain AAP Government’s Petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) Chief M.K. Meena for allegedly disobeying Court’s order by removing an SHO of anti-graft body.

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Delhi HC Seeks Chamber Allotment Committee's Reply Over Pan, Cigarette Shops on Court Premises - 12.04.2017

Delhi High Court has asked Chamber Allotment Committee of High Court to look into issue whether a shop, which is granted licence to sell pan, cigarette and beedi, can be allowed to continue on High Court premises.

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Delhi HC Permits DIAL to Use More Airport Land For Non-aeronautical Purposes - 11.04.2017

Delhi High Court has directed Central Government to extend benefits of liberalised land use under National Civil Aviation Policy 2016 (NCAP 2016) to GMR Group-owned Delhi International Airport.

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Delhi HC Quashes CBI Case Against BJP MP Brajesh Pathak in LTC Scam - 11.04.2017

Delhi High Court has quashed proceedings against BJP MP Brajesh Pathak in connection with LTC scam in which names of some former MPs had cropped up.

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Gujarat High Court: Husband Not Liable For Cheque Issued by Wife - 10.04.2017

Gujarat High Court has held that husband is not liable for a cheque issued by wife in her personal capacity.

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Madras High Court Says No to Transfer of Bahubali 2 Distribution Rights to Third Party - 14.04.2017

Madras High Court has refused to transfer distribution rights to a third party for release of multi-lingual film 'Bahubali 2'.

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Madhya Pradesh HC Refuses to Issue Directions For Compulsory Hoisting of Tricolor on Public Buildings - 13.04.2017

Madhya Pradesh High Court has declined to issue directions for hoisting of a National Flag all the days on public buildings mandatorily.

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Madras HC: Denying Employment to Daughter of Deceased on Ground of Marriage Violates Art. 14, 15, 16 - 12.04.2017

Madras High Court has held that denying employment to daughter of deceased on ground of marriage is violation of Articles 14, 15 and 16 of the Constitution.

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CCI Gives Nod to Acquisition of Reliance Retail's Dairy Business by Heritage Foods - 11.04.2017

Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved acquisition of Reliance Retail's dairy business by Heritage Foods, owned by Andhra Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

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Lok Sabha Passes Constitution Amendment Bill for Backward Classes Panel - 11.04.2017

Lok Sabha has passed a Constitution amendment bill to pave way for National Commission for Backward Classes.

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