12 November 2018


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CIC Pulls Up PMO and RBI Over Wilful Defaulters' List, Raghuram Rajan's Letter on Bad Loans - 19.11.2018

In an exhaustive 66-page order, the panel pulled up the Prime Minister's Office for not complying with its directive to disclose the letter from former RBI Governor Rajan on bad loans.

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Fresh Bill to be Introduced in Parliament to Rechristen Names of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras High Courts - 18.11.2018

The High Court (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 19, 2016 to change the names of Calcutta, Madras and Bombay High Courts to Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai High Courts, respectively.

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West Bengal School Changes 'Islampur' to 'Iswarpur', Loses Affiliation - 17.11.2018

An ABVP member said that the place is known by both names, and such a thing was common in rural Bengal. He said that they will take the matter to a court as the government cannot play with children's future.

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Dinakaran to be Put on Trial as Court Orders Framing of Charges in Bribery Case - 17.11.2018

Dinakaran, who had floated Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam party after being expelled from the AIADMK, was arrested in April 2017 in New Delhi and was later granted bail.

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Signature Bridge Ruckus Case: AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan Gets Anticipatory Bail - 17.11.2018

It is directed that in the event of arrest, AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan shall be released on furnishing a personal bond or Rs one lakh and one surety of like amount to the arresting officer, the court said.

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Sajjan Kumar Instigated Mob to Kill Sikhs in 1984 Riots, Victim Tells Court - 16.11.2018

Deposing as a prosecution witness, Cham Kaur told the court that she had seen Kumar allegedly addressing the crowd in national capital's Sultanpuri area in 1984 that Sikhs had killed "our mother" and instigated the mob to kill them.

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UK High Court Quashes Lower Court's Order Against Extraditing Bookie Sanjeev Chawla to India - 16.11.2018

The High Court ruled that it is convinced with the assurances provided by the Indian government regarding the safety of prison conditions in New Delhi's Tihar jail as it quashed the lower court's order against extraditing the 50-year-old.

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House Panel May Question RBI Governor Urjit Patel on Stand-off With Govt: Sources - 16.11.2018

Tensions between the central bank and the government have escalated recently, with the Finance Ministry initiating discussions under the never-used-before Section 7 of the RBI Act which empowers the government to issue directions to the RBI Governor.

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As Delhi's Air Quality Deteriorates NGT Directs States to Stop Stubble Burning - 16.11.2018

The air quality in Delhi deteriorated due to increased pollutant holding capacity of the air and stubble burning in the neighbouring states.

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Sabarimala LIVE: Devaswom Board to Move SC Seeking More Time to Allow Entry of Women - 16.11.2018

Sabarimala LIVE: Can't Compare Piravom Church Verdict With Temple Row, Says Kerala HC

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CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court to Decide Alok Verma's Fate Today, All Eyes on Sealed Vigilance Report - 16.11.2018

The bench is also likely to consider the report of acting CBI director M Nageswara Rao also filed in a sealed cover in the court with regard to the decisions taken by him from October 23-26.

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Sabarimala Temple Opens for 2-month Long Mandala Season Amid Tight Security - 16.11.2018

Unprecedented security arrangements have been made at the shrine which is opening for the third time since the Supreme Court allowed women of all age groups to offer prayers.

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BJP Leader Assaults 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Convict in Court, Says Sikhs Still Awaiting Justice - 16.11.2018

BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa slapped one of the convicts in Patiala House Court, moments after a court reserved its order on the quantum of punishment to be awarded to two people for killing two men.

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‘Enough is Enough’: SC Irked Over Tardy Recruitment Process to Fill Up Vacancies in Lower Courts - 16.11.2018

On Thursday, it took stock of the situation in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and the North-Eastern states.

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RSS Ideologue Gurumurthy Slams RBI Ahead of Board Meet, Asks Why Bad Loans Policy Changed After 2014 - 16.11.2018

Delivering a lecture on the state of the economy, Gurumurthy backed the government’s stance on issues like easing credit rules for state-run banks and blamed the RBI for its policy of setting aside funds for bad loans.

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Congress Walks Out of All-Party Meeting on Sabarimala, BJP Warns of Protests Outside Kerala - 15.11.2018

Vijayan signalled he would stay firm on the stand of implementing the SC order by not inviting the state's law minister to the meeting after he suggested the government compromise .

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Family of Dalit Girl Who Killed Herself Over NEET Moves Court Seeking Stay on Film Based on Her Life - 15.11.2018

The family, in its petition, said it had not given its consent to anyone to produce a film on their daughter and despite approaching the filmmaker several times, the movie was not dropped.

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Rs 1,200 Crore Fake GST Invoice Scam Busted in Karnataka - 15.11.2018

The fraudulent companies were engaged in trading of fake tax invoices for availing input tax credit.

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Bhanwari Devi Case: Court Rejects CBI Plea to Examine FBI DNA Expert Via Video Conferencing - 15.11.2018

Amber B Carr, the DNA expert from the FBI, had examined the burnt bones recovered by the CBI from a canal near Jodhpur. According to the CBI, Devi was burnt and dumped in the canal by her killers.

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IAF Officers Make Special Appearance at Rafale Hearing, Tell SC No New Induction Since 1985 - 15.11.2018

The top officers told the CJI-led bench that Sukhoi 30s was the latest to be inducted which is a 3.5 generation aircraft and said the IAF does not have fourth or fifth generation aircraft.

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RBI, Centre Inch Closer to Resolving Differences Ahead of Board Meeting: Sources - 15.11.2018

While the rift is far from healed, the sources said enough progress had been made to avoid acrimony at a board meeting of the RBI next Monday. The threat that RBI Governor Urjit Patel would quit, as reported by some newspapers last week, is also thought to be off the table for now, they said.

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Three Indian-origin People Sentenced for $9.3 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme - 14.11.2018

According to court documents and evidence produced at trial, the defendants were responsible for the origination of more than USD 9.3 million in fraudulently procured residential mortgage loans.

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Delhi HC Dismisses Daati Maharaj’s Review Petition, Rape Charges to Be Investigated by CBI - 14.11.2018

A bench of Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajendra Menon and Justice Kameshwar Rao transferred the case looking into the improper and biased investigation by the authorities. Also, the court had said that the trial court in the meanwhile can go on with the case.

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What Was the Need to Amend Offset Guidelines in Rafale Deal Retrospectively, SC Asks Govt - 14.11.2018

The court also ruled that it would not go into details of the price of the jets, for now, and said the government does not need to share those details with the petitioners at this stage.

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Here’s Why Supreme Court Allowed Open Court Hearing of Sabarimala Review Petitions - 14.11.2018

As the issue gets into the hugger-mugger of technicalities, the order by the Supreme Court has made a few things clear while deferring its views on some others.

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Sabarimala Tantri Welcomes Supreme Court Decision - 14.11.2018

Reacting to the Constitution bench's decision to hear a batch of 50 petitions in the open court, Tantri Kandararu Rajeevaru said today's outcome was due to the blessings of Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity of the hill shrine.

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SC to Hear Sabarimala Review Petitions in Open Court on Jan 22, No Stay on Order Allowing Women Entry - 14.11.2018

Soon after the order, gender rights activist Trupti Desai said she will make the trek to the hill shrine any time after November 16, when the temple opens for the annual pilgrimage season.

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Court Discharges Sisodia, Vishwas, Bhushan in 2012 Case Related to Protest Over Coal Block Issue - 14.11.2018

In its order, the court noted that the protest was peaceful and the police lacked evidence to prosecute the accused in the case.

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SC to Hear Zakia Jafri’s Plea Challenging Modi’s Acquittal in 2002 Gujarat Riots - 14.11.2018

The Supreme Court bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta said the matter will be heard on November 19 as the bench has not gone through the petition in detail.

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Act Maturely, Don’t Implement Order: Congress to Kerala Govt as SC Refuses to Stay Women Entry - 14.11.2018

Speaking to reporters here, Vijayan said the state government would take legal advice on the matter.

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HC Dismisses PIL Challenging Renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj - 14.11.2018

The high court refused to grant relief to petitioner Sunita Sharma, saying she directly moved the court by filing a PIL without first approaching the state government.

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Failed Politics Compelling Rahul to Make Rafale Deal Controversial: Arun Jaitley - 14.11.2018

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was responding to allegations made by Gandhi that PM Narendra Modi has admitted to 'theft' in the Rafale deal before the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Agrees to Examine Plea of Women Deserted by NRI Husbands - 14.11.2018

A group women, who have allegedly been deserted by their NRI husbands and subjected to dowry harassment, have moved the apex court seeking reliefs.

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Hyderabad Youth Posts Private Pictures of Woman on Social Media, Gets 3 Days in Prison - 14.11.2018

The Special Metropolitan Magistrate's Court also slapped a fine of Rs 200 on the accused, for creating a fake ID on the social networking site

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SC Orders Attachment of Amrapali Hospital, Company Properties, 'Benami' Villa in Goa - 14.11.2018

The apex court said that Amrapali Group has deliberately not complied with its earlier order and committed a 'serious fraud' by diverting home-buyers' money from one company to other.

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'Avoid Eye Contact, Don't Tease Them': Lok Sabha Secretariat's Dos and Don'ts to Battle Monkey Menace - 13.11.2018

In 2012, monkey menace had become rampant at the Tis Hazari court too, due to people feeding the animals in the complex. The rampaging simians had damaged court documents and even chewed on the electricity cables.

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PIL Challenges Renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj; High Court Seeks Reply from Centre, UP Govt - 13.11.2018

The petitioner said the name was changed to gain political mileage and public interest was ignored in the process.

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Deny Minimum Support Price Scheme to Farmers Involved in Stubble Burning, NGT Tells States - 13.11.2018

The tribunal had earlier directed the Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture to submit a status report within six weeks on providing infrastructural assistance to farmers to stop them from burning crop residue to prevent air pollution.

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Delhi HC Dismisses Manoj Prasad's Bail Plea; Here's All About the 'Flamboyant Middleman' in CBI Case - 13.11.2018

Manoj Prasad, an investment banker based in Dubai, is known to be a flamboyant man. He had earlier walked into court wearing torn jeans and a blue denim shirt.

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National Herald Case: SC to Hear Final Arguments on Pleas by Rahul, Sonia Gandhi on December 4 - 13.11.2018

The Income Tax department had filed a caveat in the apex court that it should be heard in case any appeal is filed against the high court order.

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Sabarimala LIVE: SC Agrees to Hear Review Petitions on Jan 22, No Stay on Order Allowing Women Entry - 13.11.2018

Sabarimala LIVE Updates: All Eyes on Supreme Court as Hearing on Review Petitions Begins

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Sabarimala Row: Supreme Court to Hear Petitions Seeking Review of Verdict Today - 13.11.2018

The SC verdict had led to violent protests at the base camps outside the hill shrine as devotees and several Hindu outfits blocked women from entering the temple when it opened for six days in October.

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No Open Court Hearing of 19 Review Petitions Against Supreme Court’s Sabarimala Verdict - 13.11.2018

Prior to the review petitions being heard, there are also three writ petitions that have been filed against the SC verdict. These writ petitions would be heard in the open court.

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After Tis Hazari, Patiala House Court Battles Monkey Menace; Lok Sabha Secretariat Comes to Rescue - 13.11.2018

According to court officials, dustbins are often found upside down and litter is spread all over the Patiala House complex in New Delhi.

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Sabarimala a ‘Secular Temple’, Can’t Restrict Entry of Non-Hindus: Kerala Govt to High Court - 13.11.2018

The government pointed out that en route to Sabarimala at Erumeli, there is a mosque 'Vavar Palli', where all Ayyappa devotees, irrespective of caste and religion traditionally offer prayers and only then proceed towards Sabarimala.

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SC Questions West Bengal Govt Over Use of Fire Torches to Drive Away Elephants - 13.11.2018

The use of fire or fire torches cannot be the only answer to driving away elephants in West Bengal, the Supreme Court said on Monday.

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SC to Hear Pleas of Sonia, Rahul in Income Tax Case on Tuesday - 13.11.2018

Income Tax department has already filed a caveat in the apex court that it should be heard in case any appeal is filed against the high court order.

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In Supreme Court, Centre Explains Why HAL Was Not Picked as Offset Partner in Rafale Deal - 13.11.2018

The government said HAL required 2.7 times higher man-hours compared to the French side for the manufacture of Rafale aircraft in India.

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SC Judges Decline to Stop Hearing Manipur Encounter Cases, Junk Plea by Army Men, Cops - 12.11.2018

The Supreme Court bench dismissed a bunch of plea files by the Manipur policemen, who had objected to certain remarks reportedly made by the judges against them during the proceedings.

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SC Declines to Entertain Plea That Called for Making Rape of Men Also a Crime - 12.11.2018

The court said it was not inclined to entertain the issue right now, adding that it falls in the realm of Parliament.

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CVC Submits Probe Report on Charges Against Alok Verma in Sealed Cover, Next SC Hearing on Friday - 12.11.2018

During the hearing, interim CBI Director M Nageswar Rao also filed his report on decisions taken by him from October 23 till date as head of the agency.

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'People Come to this Court from Very Far': Attorney General Urges CJI Gogoi to Give Patient Hearing - 12.11.2018

Attorney General KK Venugopal, appearing in a matter before the first court, raised a complaint against the CJI pacing up the hearing, often without an opportunity to the lawyers to argue their cases.

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Talked With France for a Year, Followed 2013 Rules: Centre Submits Document on How Rafale Deal Was Inked - 12.11.2018

The document on the Rafale decision-making process was supplied to the petitioners as per the Supreme Court’s October 31 order.

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‘Fantastic! Ex-minister on Run and Nobody Knows’: SC Raps Bihar Govt Over Shelter Home Case - 12.11.2018

Eatrlier, during a hearing on October 31, the Bihar government told the SC that former social welfare minister Manju Verma has gone into hiding and could not be traced by the police.

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Dumping of Muck into Bhagirathi: NGT Directs NHIDCL to Deposit Rs. 2 Crore with CPCB - 06.11.2018

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed state-run NHIDCL to deposit a sum of Rs. 2 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board for environment restoration after it found that the company was dumping muck into the Bhagirathi river in Uttarakhand.

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NGT Slams Authorities Over Encroachments in Govardhan - 06.11.2018

National Green Tribunal has rapped Uttar Pradesh authorities over their failure to remove encroachments from forest land in the pilgrimage town of Govardhan in Mathura district and directed senior officers of various departments to appear before it to inform about the work done by them.

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NGT Gives Nod to Long Awaited Neutrino Project - 06.11.2018

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has upheld the environmental clearance earlier granted to India based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project by the ministry of environment, forests and climate change (MoEFCC).

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Punjab & Haryana HC Advises Judicial Officers Not to Use Abbreviations in Official Correspondence - 06.11.2018

Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the District Judge of Gurugram to advise all the judicial officers not to use abbreviations in official correspondence.

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Basic Amenities Must be Provided to Prisoners: Madras High Court - 06.11.2018

Madras High Court has made it clear that the State is bound to provide water, medical care, clothing and other basic amenities to the prisoners.

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Hens Should be Kept in Bigger Cages: Delhi High Court - 06.11.2018

Delhi High Court has suggested that hens should be kept in cages which are bigger than the existing small wired cages so that they are able to move around comfortably.

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Provide Changing Rooms and Toilets on Major Ganga Ghats: Uttarakhand High Court - 05.11.2018

Uttarakhand High Court has directed the Haridwar Municipal Corporation to provide 100 changing rooms and construct 300 toilets at Har Ki Paudi area and other major ghats of river Ganga.

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Bombay High Court Rejects Plea to Stay Construction of Chhatrapati Shivaji Statue - 05.11.2018

Bombay High Court has refused to stay construction of the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial and observed that the project is a policy decision taken by the state.

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Defending a Maoist in Court Not a Crime: Madras High Court - 05.11.2018

Madras High Court has observed that appearing for a Maoist is not a crime and if a Maoist accused of an offence seeks the professional assistance of a lawyer, it is his duty to defend.

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Delhi High Court Grants Bail to 'Gun goon' Ashish Pandey - 05.11.2018

Delhi High Court has granted bail to 'Gun goon' Ashish Pandey who was arrested for brandishing gun in a hotel.

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Allahabad High Court Asks if CCTV Cameras are Installed in Uttar Pradesh Police Stations - 05.11.2018

Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh Government if it has installed CCTV cameras to monitor police stations in the state and how personnel behave with visitors and victims.

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Unsigned Arbitration Agreement Not Invalid in All Cases: Supreme Court - 05.11.2018

Supreme Court has held that the only prerequisite for an arbitration agreement is that it should be in writing and it cannot be said that in all cases, an arbitration agreement needs to be signed.

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Kerala High Court Asks State Police to Train Cops to Tackle Cyber Crimes - 05.11.2018

Kerala High Court has called upon the State Police to bring out a good practise guide for digital evidence to tackle cyber crimes and also to impart training to police officers to tackle the criminal misuse of current and emerging technologies.

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