7 January 2019


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Justice AK Sikri, SC Judge Who Voted Against CBI Chief, Rejects Centre's Post-Retirement Offer - 14.01.2019

It is reported that Justice Sikri's consent was sought in the first week of December 2019 and has no connection with the CBI matter for which he became the CJI nominee only in January.

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Women Constitute a Little Over 10% of Judges Across High Courts, Says Govt - 13.01.2019

The government also pointed out that against the sanctioned strength of 1,079 judges as on March 23, 2018, only 670 judges are working in 24 high courts of the country, leaving 409 vacancies.

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Enact Law to Build Ram Temple, Court Case Can Linger on: VHP - 13.01.2019

VHP international president Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje also said a solution to the Ayodhya dispute through court procedures was not in sight at the moment, given the prevailing scenario.

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Minor Student Delivers Baby in School Hostel, Six Employees Suspended - 13.01.2019

The school 'Seva Ashram High School' at Daringibadi in Kandhamal district is run by the SC and ST development department of Odisha.

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CBI to File Status Report in Coal Scam Probe in Supreme Court Soon - 13.01.2019

A report had alleged the prosecution clearance given about the officer by Verma was one of the decisions revoked by Interim CBI Director M Nageshwar Rao Friday after taking over.

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Justice Patnaik's Views on 'No Evidence' Against Alok Verma Raise More Questions Than Answers - 12.01.2019

The retired SC judge, who supervised the CVC probe against Verma on a request made by the top court, does not say anywhere that he saw and analysed the evidence.

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After RSS Ideologue Govindacharya, Lawyers Move SC For Live Streaming of Ayodhya, Sabarimala Hearings - 12.01.2019

BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay has written to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and four other judges seeking live streaming of the Ayodhya title dispute case scheduled for hearing on January 29.

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Collegium Recommends Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna for Elevation to SC - 11.01.2019

Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, who is currently the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, is number 21 in the combined seniority of High Court judges on all-India basis, while Justice Khanna, a judge of the Delhi High Court, is at number 33.

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Can't Give Job Back to Woman Judge Who Accused HC Judge of Sexual Harassment, SC Told - 11.01.2019

The affidavit by the High Court said the woman cannot be permitted to withdraw the resignation or to seek reinstatement since resignation once tendered and accepted by the employer cannot be withdrawn under the service jurisprudence.

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Goa Mining Dependants to Meet BJP Chief Amit Shah on Jan 13 Over SC Ban - 11.01.2019

In March last year, the Supreme Court quashed 88 leases and prohibited the extraction of fresh iron ore.

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Satisfied With Compensation Scheme, SC Closes PIL Against Johnson & Johnson Faulty Hip Implants - 11.01.2019

The bench recorded that the government has accepted the recommendations made by a panel appointed to devise a scheme, and under the scheme, a victim can be compensated between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 1.22 crore.

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Woman Seeks Calcutta HC Nod to Terminate 24-Week Old Underdeveloped Foetus - 11.01.2019

According to the Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971, the permission of court is required for undergoing abortion if the foetus is more than 20 weeks old.

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Keep Looking, Miracles Happen: SC Urges Meghalaya Govt to Carry On Rescue Efforts For Trapped Miners - 11.01.2019

The apex court is hearing a public interest litigation seeking urgent steps to rescue 15 miners trapped in the illegal coal mine in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.

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CBI vs CBI LIVE: Alok Verma Quits After Turning Down New Role, Says Natural Justice Was Scuttled - 11.01.2019

CBI vs CBI LIVE: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to quash an FIR against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana. On the other hand, Alok Verma, who was removed by a high-powered committee, has turned down his new role as Chief of Fire Services and written to the Department of Personnel and Training, informing about his decision.

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CBI vs CBI: Delhi HC Refuses to Quash FIR Against Special Dir Rakesh Asthana - 11.01.2019

The high court directed the CBI to complete investigation in case against Asthana and others within 10 weeks.

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Women Who Defied Odds to Enter Sabarimala Temple Unable to Return Home After Threats - 11.01.2019

After the Supreme Court's judgment, the women made an unsuccessful attempt to enter the temple on December 24, before finally succeeding on January 2.

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SC to Hear Sajjan Kumar's Appeal Challenging his Conviction in 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots Case on Jan 14 - 11.01.2019

73-year-old Kumar had surrendered before a trial court here on December 31, 2018 to serve the sentence in pursuance of the high court's December 17 judgement awarding him life imprisonment for the "remainder of his natural life".

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Won't Hesitate to Order Use of Military Force to Remove Encroachment, Warns Madras HC - 11.01.2019

The High court bench made the observation on a contempt plea by Jansi Rani, a resident of 'Tsunami' Kudiyiruppu at Muttukadu.

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BJP Youth Wing Leader Who Blamed Inspector for Bulandshahr Violence Arrested - 10.01.2019

Shikhar Agarwal is being questioned by a Special Investigation Team and will be produced in court on Thursday, as per sources.

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Haryana Police on Alert as CBI Court Set to Announce Verdict in Scribe Murder Case Tomorrow - 10.01.2019

Gurmeet Rahim's August 2017 rape sentence had brought reactionary violence that killed over 40 people

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Indian Army is Conservative, Cannot Allow Homosexuality in the Force: General Bipin Rawat - 10.01.2019

Homosexuality was decriminalised by the Supreme Court last year, but the Army chief insisted “hum logon ke yahan nahi chalega (all this won’t work here).

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Govt Doubles GST Exemption Limit for SMEs, Kerala Allowed to Impose 1% Cess for 2 Years - 10.01.2019

Companies with up to Rs 40 lakh turnover in a year will be exempted from GST payment, while the limit has been set at Rs 20 lakh in northeastern states.

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Ranbir, Ranveer, Alia and Other Bollywood Stars in Delhi to Meet PM Modi, Agenda Unknown - 10.01.2019

The meeting comes weeks after the PM met Bollywood producers and discussed issues faced by the industry, which led to the reduction in GST on film tickets by the government.

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Govindacharya Seeks Live Streaming of Ayodhya Hearing After Judge Exits Case - 10.01.2019

The top court on Thursday decided to re-constitute a five-judge Constitution bench to hear Ayodhya title dispute on January 29 after Justice U U Lalit, one of the members of the bench, decided to recuse himself.

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All Eyes on SC Today as CJI Sets Aside Precedent to Set Up Constitution Bench for Ayodhya Case Hearing - 10.01.2019

Justice Gogoi's order is unique because it has apparently nullified a judicial order in the same case whereby the prayer for a Constitution Bench had been declined by a three-judge bench.

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In Revoking Transfers, Alok Verma Banks on Same Legal Opinion Used by Interim Chief to Send Officers Out - 10.01.2019

Questions arise whether Verma overstepped his authority in reversing the transfers and postings even though the Supreme Court, while granting him the partial relief, had prohibited from taking any 'major policy decision', or any fresh initiative that may have 'institutional implications'.

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Wife Slapping Husband Not Instigation to Commit Suicide, Rules Delhi High Court - 10.01.2019

The order came while discharging a woman for the alleged offence of driving her husband to commit suicide by slapping her in presence of others.

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Karnataka High Court Says Govt Cannot Go Ahead With Steel Bridge Without Environmental Clearance - 10.01.2019

The project, that was shelved by the previous Congress government, was set to get a new lease of life when Karnataka Deputy chief minister G Parmehswara said the government was mulling to review the project once again.

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Not Considering Any Proposal to Give More Powers to RBI: Finance Minister - 09.01.2019

The decision comes months after a tussle between the government and the RBI over the transfer of surplus funds and the reworking of lending options.

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CBI Director Alok Verma Resumes Office After 77-day Forced Leave - 09.01.2019

In its order Tuesday, the Supreme Court set aside Verma's forced leave but restrained him from taking any major policy decision till the CVC probe into corruption charges against him is over.

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Final Report of Panel on Gujarat Encounters Should be Given to Parties: SC - 09.01.2019

The top court was hearing two PILs filed in 2007 by veteran journalist B G Verghese and poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar, seeking a direction for a probe by an independent agency or the CBI so the "truth may come out".

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National Herald Case: Delhi HC to Hear AJL Appeal Against Order to Vacate Premises on Jan 15 - 09.01.2019

The court had on December 21 dismissed AJL's plea challenging the Centre's order to vacate its premises in press enclave at ITO in Delhi.

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Rape Case Against Alok Nath Lodged on Basis of Complainant's False Report: Court - 09.01.2019

Granting the relief to Alok Nath on a surety bond of Rs 5 lakh, Additional Sessions Court Judge S S Oza said the rape complaint filed by the screenwriter is a "personal vendetta".

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Alok Verma Can Resume Investigations as These Aren’t ‘Policy’ Decisions, Says Former CBI Chief - 09.01.2019

Interim director Nageswara Rao, whose appointment was quashed by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, had also been restrained from taking any major policy decision till the court decided on Verma’s plea.

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Decision To Send CBI Senior Officers on Leave on CVC Recommendation, Perfectly Bonafide: Says Jaitley - 09.01.2019

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was speaking to reporters in the Parliament complex after the Supreme Court gave orders to reinstate CBI director Alok Verma, said the government would comply with the orders of the apex court.

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RBI Appoints Aadhaar Architect Nandan Nilekani as Chairman of Panel on Digital Payments - 09.01.2019

The five-member panel on deepening of digital payments has been constituted with a view to encourage digitisation of payments and enhance financial inclusion through digitisation, the RBI said in a statement.

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25 Held For 'Social Boycott' of SC Community Members In Telangana - 09.01.2019

There was a simmering dispute since some members of the SC community, belonging to Marampally village, had dug and erected pillars in an open land near a village tank for the sangam building, the police said.

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Monsanto Patent Victory On GM Cotton Seeds Expected To Step Up Biotech Investment in India - 09.01.2019

The decision on appeal overturns an earlier ruling by the Delhi High Court that Monsanto - the world's biggest seed maker, which has been bought by Germany's Bayer AG - could not claim patents on GM cotton seeds.

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RBI Issues Guidelines on Use of Tokenisation to Make Contactless Card Payments Safer - 09.01.2019

For now, this facility will be offered only through mobile phones and tablets and its extension to other devices will be examined by the regulator later, based on experience gained, RBI said.

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SC Clears The Decks for Re-opening of Sterlite Copper Plant, CEO Looks Forward to Restarting Operations - 09.01.2019

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court had on December 21 ordered the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board to maintain a status quo on Sterlite Copper till January 21, 2019.

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Scribe Murder Case: Ram Rahim To Appear In Court Via Video Conferencing On Friday - 09.01.2019

The 51-year-old sect head is currently serving a 20-year prison term in Rohtak's Sunaria jail for raping two of his women followers.

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Identify Those Who Have Agenda to Spoil Peace at Sabarimala, Kerala HC Directs Govt - 09.01.2019

Earlier in November, the court had ordered that no protests or demonstrations should be held at Sabarimala, holding that it was not a place for such activities.

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Nissan Boss Ghosn Protests Innocence At High-Profile Court Hearing - 08.01.2019

Ghosn faces a host of allegations of financial impropriety and was formally charged over suspicions that he under-declared around five billion yen from his salary.

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Tuticorin's Sterlite Plant to Reopen After SC Refuses to Stay Green Tribunal's Order - 08.01.2019

On May 22 last year, 13 people were killed and several injured after police opened fire at a crowd of demonstrators who had gathered to protest against the environmental pollution caused by the plant.

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Alok Verma Reinstated as CBI Director by Supreme Court in Major Setback to Govt, But Can't Take Major Decisions - 08.01.2019

The CJI Ranjan Gogoi-led bench, however, ruled that Verma cannot take any major policy decision till the high-powered committee that selects and appoints the CBI Director takes a call on the matter.

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CBI vs CBI: Supreme Court to Decide on Exiled Chief Alok Verma's Fate Today - 08.01.2019

The Centre had taken a decision against Verma and CBI's Special Director Rakesh Asthana after their feud become public as they made allegations of corruption against each other.

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No Hartal Without Seven Days' Notice, Kerala High Court Rules - 08.01.2019

During those seven days, the bench added, any citizen can challenge the declaration of the hartal.

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Tamil Nadu Sports Minister Convicted in Arson Case, Sentencing Suspended After He Moves Appeal - 08.01.2019

The court sentenced him to a three year imprisonment and also imposed a fine of Rs10,000. After the court pronounced its order, the Sports Minister moved a memo against the conviction.

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Extradition Cleared, 6-Square-Metre Cell Awaits Bookie Sanjiv Chawla of Hansie Cronje Fame - 08.01.2019

No further legal process would seem to offer Chawla any hope of getting out of this, via either the Supreme Court or the European Court of Human Rights.

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What Led Allahabad HC to Order CBI Probe Into UP Mining Scam During Akhilesh Yadav’s Tenure - 08.01.2019

What the May 31 order had done, the court noted, was to usher in a 'completely new regimen for the disposal of applications for grant of mining leases by way of e-tendering'.

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Soon, Women to Trek to Kerala's Second Highest Peak as Govt Lifts Ban on Their Entry - 07.01.2019

The Kerala High Court had on November 30 last year ruled that no gender-based restrictions can be imposed on those who intend to trek Agasthyarkoodam, and lifted the unofficial ban on the entry of women to the peak.

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Chaining Mentally Ill Patients is Against Human Dignity: Supreme Court - 04.01.2019

Supreme Court has expressed concern over the practice followed in some mental asylum to keep the patients chained and said that it must stop as it is against the human dignity.

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SC Orders Ahmed Patel to Face Trial Over Rajya Sabha Election - 04.01.2019

Supreme Court has asked veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel to face trial in connection with his election to the Rajya Sabha in 2017 which has been challenged by his rival BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput.

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No Benefit to Disabled Dependent Till Proposer Survives Under LIC's Jeevan Aadhar Policy: SC - 04.01.2019

Supreme Court of India has upheld a condition in Jeevan Aadhar Policy from the Life Insurance Corporation of India that no benefit can be paid to the dependant till the proposer/life assured survives.

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SC Refuses Urgent Hearing of PIL Against Centre's Order on Monitoring Citizens' Computers - 04.01.2019

Supreme Court has declined urgent hearing on PIL challenging Central Government's order authorizing ten central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt information on computers of any citizen.

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Maggi Case: SC Revives Govt's Suit Before NCDRC Against Nestle - 04.01.2019

Supreme Court has revived government's case in National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) against Nestle India seeking damages of Rs. 640 crore on charges of unfair trade practices, false labelling and misleading advertisements.

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Former Employee Not Disqualified from Acting As An Arbitrator: SC - 04.01.2019

Supreme Court has held that the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, does not disqualify a former employee from acting as an arbitrator, provided that there are no justifiable doubts as to his independence and impartiality.

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NCLAT Disposes of Contempt Plea Against Reliance Infratel - 03.01.2019

NCLAT has disposed of a contempt plea against Reliance Infratel filed by HSBC Daisy Investments (Mauritius) and other minority shareholders over default in payment on technical grounds.

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Bombay High Court asks DCIT to pay Cost of Rs. 1.5 Lakhs for Illegal Denial of Refund - 03.01.2019

Bombay High Court has recently imposed a fine of 1.50 lakhs on the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax for not granting refund.

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Madras High Court Lifts Ban on Online Sale of Medicines - 03.01.2019

Madras High Court has stayed an order passed by a single judge on December 17 that banned the sale of medicines online and said that interim stay will be in place until the centre notifies statutory rules for online trade of medicines.

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Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Questioning Rights of Pandalam Royal Family Over Sabarimala - 03.01.2019

Kerala High Court has dismissed PIL seeking a direction to Travancore Devaswom Board to take over Thiruvabharanam belonging to Lord Ayyappa from the Royal Family of Pandalam.

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Regularization by Management Gives No Right to Retrenched Employee to Claim Re-Employment: SC - 03.01.2019

Supreme Court has observed that regularization of an employee already in service does not give any right to retrenched employee to invoke Section 25 (H) of the Industrial Disputes Act for claiming re-employment in the services.

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It's Not Rape if Promise to Marry was Not Made with Intention to have Sex with Woman : SC - 03.01.2019

Supreme Court has held that if a person had not made the promise to marry with the sole intention to seduce a woman to indulge in sexual acts, such an act would not amount to rape.

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SC Refuses to Entertain Plea Against Bifurcation of AP High Court - 03.01.2019

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a plea of Andhra Pradesh High Court Advocates Association (APHCAA) seeking to defer the bifurcation of High Court at Hyderabad.

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NCLT Allows Reopening of IL&FS’s Past Accounts - 02.01.2019

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has allowed the government to reopen and recast the accounts of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) and its subsidiaries, IL&FS Transportation Network Ltd and IL&FS Financial Services, for the past five years.

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Madras High Court Orders Autopsy of HIV-Infected Teenager to be Videographed - 02.01.2019

Madras High Court has ordered videography of the autopsy of a 19-year-old man, who committed suicide last week after he unknowingly donated HIV-infected blood which was later transfused to a pregnant woman.

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Reasonable Force Used by Teacher to Discipline Student Not a Crime : Kerala HC - 02.01.2019

Kerala High Court has given relief to a school teacher by quashing a criminal case initiated against him for punishing a student and observed that parents and teachers are entitled to use reasonable degree of force to discipline children.

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