14 January 2019


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Sikh Man Brutally Attacked in US for Refusing to Sell Cigarette Paper Without Seeing ID - 21.01.2019

Ramsey targeted Harwinder Singh Dodd because of his perception of the employee's religion a court document cited. He has been charged with a hate crime, assault in the fourth degree.

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Govt Sacks 2 PNB Executives for Ignoring RBI Advice That May Have Prevented Nirav Modi Fraud - 21.01.2019

The executive directors allegedly failed to follow RBI advice to link SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) with the core banking system of PNB.

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Undertook Own Selection Process for National Children's Awards: Govt on Row Over R-Day Bravery Honour - 21.01.2019

In the past, the Bravery Awards were organised by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, but recently, the financial integrity of the NGO was questioned by the Delhi High Court.

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ED Takes Contradictory Stands Before Court, Accused Walk Free Without Bail in Money Laundering Case - 21.01.2019

The accused Narendra Kumar Rai, Rajesh Mathur and Yogender Pal Gupta were summoned as accused by the court after filing of a charge sheet by the Enforcement Directorate in the case.

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Jessica Lal Murder Convict Manu Sharma Moves Delhi High Court for Premature Release - 21.01.2019

Manu Sharma has claimed that the Sentence Review Board 'acted in a biased, unfair and illegal manner' while rejecting his plea for premature release.

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Court Questions Sedition Charge Sheet Against Kanhaiya Kumar, Says Delhi Police Filed Without Approval - 19.01.2019

The Delhi Police had on January 14 filed the charge sheet at a city court against Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the varsity campus during an event in February 2016

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New Breakthrough in Kodanadu Case, DMK Functionaries Allegedly Produced Surety for Accused - 19.01.2019

The accused were arrested by the Tamil Nadu police in Delhi and were produced before the Egmore court on Monday. The court subsequently granted them bail yesterday.

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Delhi Court Extends Interim Protection from Arrest to Vadra's Aide in Money Laundering Case - 19.01.2019

The case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property, which is allegedly owned by Vadra

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Delhi Court Extends Lalu Prasad's Interim Bail in IRCTC Scam - 19.01.2019

Yadav told the court he was in his teens when the alleged conspiracy started and he has no knowledge of what was going on; ED is opposing for the sake of opposing

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Let Pandya, Rahul Play While Inquiry is on: BCCI President Urges CoA After SC Adjourns Hearing - 19.01.2019

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry for their sexist comments on Koffee with Karan show.

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Rape Accused Night Club Bouncer Kills Woman Before her Court Statement in Gurugram - 19.01.2019

The victim, who was working at the night club for four years had befriended Kumar, who was employed there as a bouncer

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Facing Oppn Heat Over 10% Quota, Centre Asks Ministries to Provide Details of OBC Employees - 18.01.2019

A commission headed by former High Court judge G Rukmini is also looking into possibilities of sub-dividing backward classes quota.

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Maharashtra Govt to Bring Ordinance Against Dance Bar, Day After SC Gives Approval - 18.01.2019

The Minister for Finance and Planning has said that the issue will be discussed in detail during the weekly state cabinet meeting next week.

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ISIS Module: Court Extends NIA Custody of Accused by Seven Days - 18.01.2019

The NIA had arrested 12 men, including a 'mufti' from Amroha, also in western Uttar Pradesh, who it said were planning suicide attacks and serial blasts targeting politicians and government installations in Delhi and other parts of north India.

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Why This Supreme Court Judge Does Not Wish to Settle in Delhi - 18.01.2019

Justice Mishra cited an example to explain the problem of traffic, saying he was stuck in traffic on Friday morning and could have missed the swearing-in of two judges at the apex court.

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Delhi Govt Informs SC About Steps Taken to Curb Pollution - 18.01.2019

In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the Delhi government has given the status on several issues, including augmenting the service of metro by inducting more coaches and Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses, which would improve the public transport system here.

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Complexity of Indian Financial System Warrants Robust Corp Governance in Banks, Says RBI Governor - 18.01.2019

Speaking at the 9th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019, the RBI chief said the central bank is committed to play its role as the monetary authority for maintaining mandated price stability objective while keeping in mind the objective of growth.

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Jaitley Plays Down Rift With RBI, Says Highlighting Distresses of Economy Not Breach of Autonomy - 18.01.2019

As an autonomous institution, Jaitley respects the RBI for its autonomy. But, he maintains that during the consultation process one is entitled to free and frank expression.

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Families of 3 Killed in Gujarat 'Fake' Encounters Demand Probe Into Role of Top Cops, Politicians - 17.01.2019

The families of Sameer Khan, Kasam Jafar and Haji Ismail have disagreed with the final report filed by the Bedi committee in the cases, and will be approaching the Supreme Court.

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Wait for Lokpal Gets Longer as Search Panel Hasn't Met Even Once Since September - 17.01.2019

On January 4, the Supreme Court wanted to know from the central government the steps taken since the formation of the Search Committee in September.

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Relief for Maharashtra Dance Bars as Supreme Court Strikes Down Stringent Rules - 17.01.2019

The top court quashed the provisions mandating that the bars should be 1km away from religious places and educational institutions and there must be a partition between bar rooms and dance floor.

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Court to Pronounce Quantum of Sentence for Gurmeet Ram Rahim, 3 Others in Journalist Murder Case - 17.01.2019

The convicts will appear through video conference when the quantum of punishment will be pronounced. Security has also been stepped up outside the Panchkula court complex with Haryana police putting up barricades.

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Protests Erupt in Tamil Nadu Village After Jallikattu Event Leads to Caste Violence - 17.01.2019

Things took an ugly turn in Athavarur village after Guru, who belongs to the SC community, was attacked by two men belonging to the Mutharaiyar community of the backward class after he tried participate in the bull-taming sport.

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Kerala High Court Disqualifies Left-backed Independent MLA Karat Razak's Election - 17.01.2019

MLA Karat Razak's disqualification comes after the court observed that, as part of the election campaign, he had circulated a video defaming his opponent NA Rasaq Mash of the Indian Union Muslim League.

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Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, Sanjiv Khanna to be Sworn in as SC Judges on Friday - 17.01.2019

The five-member SC Collegium, comprising CJI Gogoi and justices A K Sikri, S A Bobde, N V Ramana and Arun Mishra, on January 10 recommended names of justices Maheshwari and Khanna for elevation as apex court judges.

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With GDP Size Increasing, There May Be Need For More Currency in System: RBI Official - 17.01.2019

Following demonetisation in November 2016, when the government junked high value currency notes of denominations 500 and 1,000, there was a shrinkage in currency in the system.

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Don't Rely on Gauri Lankesh Case, Probe Killings of Dabholkar, Pansare Independently: Bombay High Court Tells CBI, CID - 17.01.2019

The High Court bench noted that on the previous hearings too, both the CBI and the SIT had submitted that they were questioning the accused in Lankesh case to get information on the killings of Dabholkar and Pansare respectively.

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SC Asks Search Committee Recommend Names for Country's First Lokpal by February - 17.01.2019

The apex court had on January 4 directed the Centre to place on affidavit steps taken till date for Lokpal's appointment and expressed its displeasure over the tardy progress made in this regard.

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Looking at Things Positively Will Make World Better: SC Advises Prashant Bhushan to Shun Negativity - 17.01.2019

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and justices L N Rao and S K Kaul told this to Bhushan during the hearing of a matter related to the appointment of Lokpal in which the senior lawyer stressed for making all the developments public on the official website saying people should know what is happening.

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Sentenced to Life in Jail For Murdering Journalist Who Exposed Sex Racket - 17.01.2019

On January 11, Special CBI Court Judge Jagdeep Singh had convicted the self-styled godman and three others - Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishan Lal - in the murder case.

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News18 Explains: Dissent Within Judiciary Over Collegium Recommendations In Judicial Appointments - 17.01.2019

Dissent returns to top judiciary over collegium’s decision to recommend the name of Justice Sanjeev Khanna of the Delhi High Court for elevation to the Supreme Court.

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Acquitted by Court But Still Not Free: Pakistani Christian Woman Awaits Final Ruling on Her Fate - 17.01.2019

Bibi's ordeal began on a hot day in 2009, with a row with fellow farm workers after two Muslim women refused to drink water from the same container as a Christian. They demanded she convert, and she refused. Five days later, a mob accused her of blasphemy.

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15 Men Trapped But Illegal Rat Hole Mining Continues in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills, NGT Panel Finds - 16.01.2019

The committee headed by retired high court judge BP Katakey has emphasised that illegal mining is unchecked mostly in the East Jaintia Hills District where workers are still ensnared.

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No End to Commuter Woes as BEST Bus Strike in Mumbai Continues - 16.01.2019

All eyes will now be on the Bombay High Court which is hearing the case related to the strike, the longest such protest in the history of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST).

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In Big Blow to Five States, SC Refuses to Remove UPSC Role in Appointing Police Chiefs - 16.01.2019

The apex court was hearing applications of various state governments, including Punjab, Kerala, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar, seeking implementation of their local laws regarding selection and appointment of DGPs.

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Putting Controversy to Rest, Centre Elevates Justices Maheshwari, Khanna to Supreme Court - 16.01.2019

The controversy had erupted over the two names, and a section of former judges and lawyers were of the opinion that the Collegium’s recommendations did not appear to be proper for various reasons.

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Relief for Mumbai Commuters as BEST Workers’ Union Ends Strike, Accepts 10-Step Pay Hike Formula - 16.01.2019

The BEST union and its management then agreed to have retired high court justice F I Rebello as the mediator.

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SC Favours Allowing Registration of Flats to Provide Relief to Amrapali Home Buyers - 16.01.2019

The SC bench said that it was not happy with the valuation of Amrapali's five-star hotel Tech Park in Greater Noida at just Rs 90 crore and would like to get valued by an independent valuer.

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SC Bans Transportation of Extracted Coal Lying at Various Sites in Meghalaya - 16.01.2019

The report of the three-member committee, headed by retired Justice B P Kakoti of Gauhati High Court, has stated that there were around 24,000 mines in Meghalaya and majority of them were operating illegally.

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News18 Explains: Sedition Vs Free Speech, What Amounts To Sedition - 16.01.2019

The debate on sedition is back with Delhi Police filing a chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban and others. A huge controversy erupted when video emerged of these people allegedly raising Anti-India slogans and then eventually booked for sedition. After his arrest in February 2016, Patiala House Court where he was presented became a fortress and saw violent protests against him. Kanhaiya Kumar was assaulted and was eventually sneaked out by the Delhi Police.

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Even MLA Has No Trust in System, Says NGT After AAP Leader Approaches Green Court - 16.01.2019

Adarsh Nagar MLA Pawan Kumar Sharma had approached the tribunal against dumping of construction and debris waste at Jahangirpuri in north west Delhi.

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JNU Sedition Case: Court to Consider Chargesheet Against Kanhaiya, Others on Jan 19 - 15.01.2019

The Delhi Police had on Monday filed a 12000-page chargesheet at a city court against Kanhaiya Kumar and others, saying he was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the varsity campus in February 2016.

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With Lone Woman Judge on Medical Leave, SC May Not Start Hearing Sabarimala Review Pleas from Jan 22 - 15.01.2019

The bench, which also comprised Justices L Nageswara Rao and SK Kaul, said that the hearing, which is scheduled to start from January 22, may not take place.

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SC to Hear After 4 weeks Zakia Jafri's Plea in Gujarat riots - 15.01.2019

Zakia, the wife of ex-MP Ehsan Jafri, who was killed in one of the worst incidents during the riots, challenged the Gujarat High Court's October 5, 2017 order rejecting her plea against the SIT's decision.

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Supreme Court Slams Brakes on BJP Rath Yatra in Bengal, But Allows Rallies and Public Meetings - 15.01.2019

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked BJP's West Bengal unit to submit a revised schedule of its proposed 'rath yatra' with the authorities and seek necessary approvals.

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CAG Refuses to Share Rafale Audit, Calls it Breach of Parliament - 15.01.2019

Last month, the Supreme Court had dismissed pleas challenging the deal between India and France for procurement of 36 Rafale jets.

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BEST Assures Hike from February 2019 as Interim Measure; Mumbaikars Continue to Suffer on Day 8 of Strike - 15.01.2019

After the offer was put forward, the court asked the protesting workers to take a decision on withdrawal of strike by Tuesday evening and inform the court on Wednesday morning.

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GoM to Look Into Feasibility of GST Rationalisation, Composition Scheme For Real Estate - 15.01.2019

Currently, GST is levied at 12% on payments made for under-construction property or ready-to-move-in flats where completion certificate has not been issued at the time of sale. The effective pre-GST tax incidence on such housing property was 15-18%.

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With Lone Woman Judge on Medical Leave, SC May Not Start Hearing Sabarimala Review Pleas From January 22 - 15.01.2019

On September 28 last year, a five-judge Constitution bench, headed by the then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in a 4:1 verdict had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple saying the ban amounted to gender discrimination.

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AAP Lawmaker Moves Supreme Court Seeking Review of Rafale Verdict - 15.01.2019

Besides seeking review of the verdict, the Rajya Sabha lawmaker has also sought an open-court hearing on his review plea.

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SC Allows NGO to Make RBI Party in WhatsApp Payment Service Matter - 15.01.2019

A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Vineet Saran asked advocate Virag Gupta, appearing for the NGO, to file an application seeking to make RBI as a party to the plea in a week's time.

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Citizens' Report to SC Urges Halt on Coal Mining in Meghalaya - 14.01.2019

On December 13, 15 miners got trapped when an illegal coal mine in East Jaintia Hills districts was flooded.

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Bhima-Koregaon Case: SC Refuses to Quash FIR Against Activist Anand Teltumbde - 14.01.2019

On December 21, the Bombay High Court dismissed the petition filed by Teltumbde seeking the quashing of the FIR and granted interim protection from arrest for three weeks.

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Now, Appointment of M Nageswar Rao as Interim CBI Director Challenged in Supreme Court - 14.01.2019

The petition filed by NGO Common Cause has sought a direction to quash the January 10 order by the Centre appointing Rao as the interim/acting Director of the CBI.

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Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Requesting Guidelines For Kejriwal’s Protests - 14.01.2019

In his plea, the petitioner had said that there is no statutory or legal provision empowering the chief minister to go on the strike.

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'Zero-Change' in UPA-era Surveillance Rules Notified by Centre: Home Ministry - 14.01.2019

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, the Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and sought its response within six weeks time.

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Calcutta HC Allows Woman To Abort 25-Week-Old Abnormal Foetus - 14.01.2019

The court had on Friday noted that test reports showed that the brain condition of the foetus was such that there was every possibility of the child being abnormal on birth.

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Supreme Court to Hear Plea Against Citizenship Amendment Bill After Rajya Sabha Clears It - 14.01.2019

The PIL opposed the bill on the ground that it had introduced religion as a new principle into the citizenship law .

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Delhi HC Refuses to Quash FIR Against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana - 11.01.2019

Delhi High Court has refused to quash FIR registered against Rakesh Asthana, CBI Special Director and Devender Kumar, CBI DySP for allegedly taking bribe.

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Bombay High Court Restrains SEBI from Auctioning Pancard Clubs' Properties - 11.01.2019

Bombay High Court, in an interim order, has restrained the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) from auctioning off private properties of Pancard Clubs.

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Delhi High Court Raps ED for Blocking Transfer of Money by Saudi Investors - 11.01.2019

Delhi High Court has ruled Enforcement Directorate’s action to stop two Saudi investors from transferring proceeds from the sale of shares in a listed company as “wholly illegal and without authority”.

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Delhi HC Refuses to Interfere with CBSE Disaffiliating School Involved in Class-XII Paper Leak - 11.01.2019

Delhi High Court has refused to interfere with order of CBSE disaffiliating school Mother Khazani Convent School in connection with the leak of Class XII Economics question paper last year.

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Madras HC Stays CCI Regulations Barring Parties from Interacting with Lawyers During DG Probe - 11.01.2019

Madras High Court has stayed the rules notified by the Competition Commission of India barring advocates from interacting with persons summoned by it during hearings and providing for debar of counsels from future appearances.

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Compassionate Appointment can't be Denied to Children Born Out of Void Marriage: SC - 11.01.2019

Supreme Court held that benefit of compassionate appointment scheme cannot be denied to the children born out of void marriage.

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Unveil MGR Arch, but don’t Inaugurate it Until Disposal of Plea: Madras HC - 10.01.2019

Madras High Court has said that state government can remove the net around the MGR Centenary Arch constructed on Kamarajar Salai, but no inauguration can be done until disposal of plea.

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Madras HC Stays Tamil Nadu Government Decision to Gift Rs. 1000 to Ration Card Holders - 10.01.2019

Madras High Court has stayed a scheme under which Rs. 1,000 cash was to be distributed as Pongal gift to all ration card holders in the state.

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SC Directs to Give Copy of Bedi Committee Report to Petitioners in Gujarat Fake Encounters Case - 10.01.2019

Supreme Court has required the final report by (retd.) Justice H. S. Bedi, prepared on an examination of the investigation into the instances of fake encounters in the state between 2002-2006, to be shared with the petitioners.

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Vehicle can't be Altered so as to Change Original Specification Made by Manufacturer: SC - 10.01.2019

Supreme Court has held that a vehicle cannot be so altered that the particulars contained in the certificate of registration are at variance with those "originally specified by the manufacturer".

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Supreme Court Stays Its Judgment Denying Gratuity to Teachers - 10.01.2019

Supreme Court has stayed its judgment in which it had held that a teacher, irrespective of type of educational institute he/she is working, is not an 'employee' under Section 2(e) of Payment of Gratuity Act and, therefore, has no right to invoke the Act for claiming gratuity from his/her employer.

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Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Removal of Arvind Kejriwal As Chief Minister - 09.01.2019

Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea seeking removal of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister of the national capital as he was facing prosecution in a criminal case.

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Supreme Court Seeks Bengal Government's Response on BJP's Rath Yatra - 09.01.2019

Supreme Court has sought a response from West Bengal Government on a petition by BJP, seeking permission to take out Rath Yatra in the state.

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Delhi High Court Grants Bail to Journalist Upendra Rai in CBI Case - 09.01.2019

Delhi High Court has granted bail to journalist Upendra Rai, arrested by the CBI in May for his alleged involvement in dubious financial transactions.

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Monsanto can Claim Patents on GM Cotton Seeds: SC - 09.01.2019

Supreme Court has ruled that US Company Monsanto can claim patents on its genetically modified cotton seeds.

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Can't Claim Parity of Pay Scale Unless there is Complete Identity Between Two Posts: SC - 09.01.2019

Supreme Court has observed that unless there is complete identity between two posts, the posts should not be treated as equivalent to claim parity of pay scale and also observed that court has to keep in mind that a mere difference in service conditions, does not amount to discrimination.

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Officials Ordering Arrests Under Junked IT Law Provision will be Arrested: SC - 08.01.2019

Supreme Court has said it is shocking that people are still being prosecuted under Section 66 A of the Information Technology Act even after it has been scrapped by the Supreme Court in 2015 and also said that officials ordering arrests will be sent to jail.

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Supreme Court Refuses Urgent Hearing on Linking Voter IDs with Aadhaar - 08.01.2019

Supreme Court has declined urgent hearing of a plea seeking linking of Voter ID cards with Aadhaar numbers to curtail bogus and duplicate voting in elections.

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SC Issues Notice on Plea for Cross-Verification of VVPAT Trails in At least 30% Polling Stations - 08.01.2019

Supreme Court has sought response from Election Commission of India on a petition demanding counting and cross verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPAT) in at least 30% (randomly chosen) of all polling stations within each Assembly Segment/ Constituency.

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No Pumping of Secondary Treated Water from Sewage Treatment Plants to Irrigation Tanks: SC to State - 08.01.2019

Supreme Court has stayed Karnataka High Court order which permitted the Government to pump secondary treated water from Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) to the irrigation tanks in Kolar, which is being carried out with the purported objective of recharging ground water level.

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Teachers can't Claim Gratuity Under Payment of Gratuity Act: SC - 08.01.2019

Supreme Court has observed that a teacher, irrespective of the type of educational institute he/she is working in, is not an 'employee' under Section 2(e) of the Payment of Gratuity Act and therefore he/she has no right to invoke the Act for claiming gratuity under the Act from his/her employer.

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Charging Exorbitant Fee can Lead to Termination of Arbitrator's Mandate: Rajasthan HC - 07.01.2019

Rajasthan High Court has terminated the mandate of an arbitrator for charging exorbitant fee beyond the prescribed limit.

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Tripura HC Discharges Ex-MLA Convicted for Defaming Former CM Manik Sarkar - 07.01.2019

Tripura High Court has acquitted a former MLA who was convicted for defaming former Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, as it was found that there was no valid sanction order to prosecute the accused, who was an MLA.

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MP High Court Rejects PIL Against Farm Loan Waiver - 07.01.2019

Madhya Pradesh High Court has dismissed public interest litigation filed by a lawyer against a government order to waive off short-term agricultural loans to the extent of Rs 2 lakhs advanced to farmers.

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Worshipper can't Maintain Suit for Recovery of Possession of Temple Property: Kerala HC - 07.01.2019

Kerala High Court has allowed a second appeal on principle that a worshipper cannot maintain a suit for recover of possession of property dedicated to a temple.

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