9 October 2017


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Supreme Court: Top Court Judges Are Not Pro-Government - 06.10.2017

Supreme Court has said that its judges were not pro-government and pointed at the way the apex court was hauling the government every day during the course of its proceedings.

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Supreme Court Expresses Concern About Abusive Comments On Social Media - 06.10.2017

Supreme Court has expressed concern over the uncharitable comments, trolls and aggressive reactions on social media platforms on almost every issue, including judges and judicial proceedings and agreed that regulating them was necessary.

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Supreme Court Says, Can’t Quash Heinous Crime Cases Even if Parties Settle Dispute - 05.10.2017

Supreme Court has ruled that criminal proceedings in serious offences like rape, murder, dacoity and financial fraud cannot be quashed even if the parties settle the dispute amicably as such offences are not private in nature.

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Kashmir Protests: Supreme Court Shocked Over Submission by J&K Lawyers’ Body - 05.10.2017

Supreme Court has expressed shock at an affidavit filed by Jammu and Kashmir's top lawyers' body listing the accession of Kashmir to India, “rigged” elections and the "catch-and-kill" policy of security personnel as “historical reasons” behind the street violence and protests in the Valley.

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SC: Homebuyers of Jaypee Wish Town Project Must Get Their Flats or Their Money - 04.10.2017

Supreme Court while hearing a plea by number of homebuyers of Jaypee Wish Town project at Noida in Uttar Pradesh has observed that it wanted to help these investors who must get their flats or their money refunded.

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Justice Jayant Patel’s Transfer Decision Was Unanimous: Supreme Court - 04.10.2017

Supreme Court while dealing with the controversy over Justice Jayant Patel's transfer from Karnataka High Court to Allahabad High Court has said that the decision to transfer him was unanimous and taken after deliberations on inputs received from HCs concerned.

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Political Funding Law: Supreme Court Seeks Centre, Election Commission's Response - 04.10.2017

Supreme Court while hearing PIL challenging the recent changes in laws on funding of political parties and alleging that they legitimise electoral corruption has sought the response from Centre and Election Commission of India.

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Kerala ‘Love Jihad’ Case: SC Questions “Why Marriage Was Annulled by High Court” - 04.10.2017

Supreme Court has questioned the annulment of Kerala woman’s marriage by the state’s High Court, after she was allegedly converted to Islam forcibly by an organisation with suspected terrorist links.

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2004 Ponzi Scam: Supreme Court Paves Way for Trial of S Natarajan - 03.10.2017

Supreme Court has paved the way for prosecution of S Natarajan in the high-profile ponzi scam involving Chennai-based PNL Nidhi Limited which allegedly collected Rs 68.50 crore from over 13,000 investors and defaulted in repayment by setting aside a Madras High Court order quashing criminal proceedings against Natarajan, who had served as one of the directors till 2000 in the accused firm.

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Convicts Too Must Breathe Fresh Air, Maintain Family Ties, Says Supreme Court - 03.10.2017

Supreme Court has said and favoured a "humanistic approach" while dealing with pleas for parole or furlough to those serving long jail term by observing that convicts too "must breathe fresh air" and be allowed to maintain social ties provided they show a tendency to reform.

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Allahabad High Court Refuses to Exempt Children in Madrasas From Singing the National Anthem - 05.10.2017

Allahabad High Court has turned down a petition challenging an Uttar Pradesh Government order that made singing the national anthem compulsory in all schools, including madrasas.

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Elphinstone Stampede: Bombay High Court Pulls Up Activists for Closing Eyes to Problem - 06.10.2017

Bombay High Court has castigated "so-called activists" for approaching it on the issue of safety of commuters only after the Elphinstone Road station stampede and asked why they woke up to the "serious and sensitive" issue only after the death of so many people.

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Bombay HC Constantly Following or Watching Child With Bad Intention Is Offence Under POCSO Act - 04.10.2017

Bombay HC has ruled that if a person with sexual intent repeatedly or constantly follows or watches or contacts a child either directly or through other means, then he can be said to have committed an offence defined under Section 11 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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Delhi High Court: Decide Fast On Plea for Artificial Limb - 06.10.2017

Delhi High Court has asked the AAP Government to take a swift decision on the plea of a disabled boy seeking prosthetic limb.

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Delhi High Court Directs Police to Take Complaints of Stalking Seriously - 03.10.2017

Delhi High Court has directed the police to treat complaints of stalking seriously after a young woman was crippled for life on being shot by her alleged stalker for rejecting his advances.

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Gujarat HC Rejects Zakia Jafri’s Plea Challenging Lower Court Order Upholding Clean Chit to Modi - 05.10.2017

Gujarat High Court has rejected Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging a magistrate order upholding SIT’s clean chit to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others on allegations of larger conspiracy in connection with the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

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Himachal Pradesh High Court Quashes Virbhadra Singh’s Tax Review Plea - 06.10.2017

Himachal Pradesh High Court has quashed the petition of State Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with income tax related cases.

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Karnataka HC: CAs, Though Not Public Servants, Can be Prosecuted Under Prevention of Corruption Act - 04.10.2017

Karnataka High Court has held that a Chartered Accountant (CA), though not a public servant can be prosecuted under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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Kerala High Court Grants Malayalam Actor Dileep Bail in Actress Abduction Case - 03.10.2017

Kerala High Court has granted bail to Malayalam actor Dileep, accused of masterminding the abduction of an actress.

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Madras High Court Plays Messiah for Children Suffering From LSD - 03.10.2017

Madras High Court has come to the rescue of children suffering from Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD), a group of over 50 genetically inherited and potentially fatal disorders, by constituting a committee of medical experts to submit a report by October 23 on the kinds of treatment as well as supportive care available for such children in the State and the efficacy of such treatment.

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RBI Leaves Repo Rate Unchanged; Cuts GVA Growth Estimate to 6.7% - 05.10.2017

The six-member Monetary Policy Committee of Reserve Bank of India, headed by Governor Urjit Patel has left the short-term lending rate, also known as repo rate, unchanged at 6 per cent.

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