4 February 2019


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Kolkata Police Chief Fields CBI Questions on Saradha Scam in Shillong, Mamata Keeps a Watch from Bengal - 11.02.2019

The Supreme Court had earlier this week directed Kumar to appear before the CBI and "faithfully" cooperate into the investigation of cases related to the Saradha chit-fund scam, but made it clear he will not be arrested.

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HC Grants 12-yr-old’s Custody To Dad After He Wishes To Pursue Hobbies At Pune School - 11.02.2019

A family court had initially decided in favour of the mother for his interim custody as the boy also expressed his desire to stay in Kolhapur.

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SC Declares Himachal Cop IPS After His Death; State Govt, UPSC Fined for Harassment to Widow - 11.02.2019

The case has witnessed a unique exercise when the court directed the state government to recreate 45-year-old appraisal records of the deceased Deputy Superintendent of Police, who was also decorated with police medals in 2015.

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Abu Dhabi Includes Hindi as Third Official Court Language - 11.02.2019

The Indian community in the UAE, numbering 2.6 million, constitutes 30 per cent of the total population and is the largest expatriate community in the country.

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Why Supreme Court Judge AK Sikri Feels Judging is 'Under Stress' in Digital Era - 11.02.2019

Justice Sikri said the media has undergone a complete transformation in the digital age and now 'we are in the era of paid and fake news'.

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Kolkata Top Cop, Former TMC MP Made to Sit Face-to Face on Day 2 of CBI Questioning in Chit Fund Scams - 11.02.2019

The Supreme Court had directed Kolkata Police Commissioner on Tuesday to appear before the CBI and "faithfully" cooperate in the investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam.

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Plea in Supreme Court Seeking Direction to Parties to Not Field Candidates Having More Than Two Kids - 08.02.2019

The plea, filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, said that non-compliance of the norm should lead to withdrawal of citizens' statutory rights including right to vote and contest elections.

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Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar Arrives in Shillong to Face CBI Questioning - 08.02.2019

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Kolkata Police commissioner to appear before the CBI and "faithfully" cooperate into the investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam while making it clear that he will not be arrested.

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Lalu Prasad Flays CM Nitish Kumar Over SC Order in Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Case - 08.02.2019

The apex court on Thursday came down heavily on the Bihar government for its management of 16 shelter homes in the state, other than that at Muzaffarpur, and warned that unsatisfactory response of its queries will force it to summon the chief secretary.

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SC Refuses to Entertain Sacked IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhat's Plea Seeking Security for His Family - 08.02.2019

A bench of justices A K Sikri and S Abdul Nazeer asked sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhat to approach the Gujarat High Court with his plea, seeking security for his family.

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Punjab Sextagenerian Ties Knot With 24-year-old Woman, HC Asks Police to Ensure Their Safety - 08.02.2019

Soon after their wedding, the couple approached the high court seeking protection, as they said there was a threat to their lives from their families.

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Govt Says May Bring Ordinance if SC Rejects Review Petition on Reservation for University Teachers - 08.02.2019

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had announced last year that an individual department should be considered as the base unit to calculate the number of teaching posts to be reserved for SC and ST candidates

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SC’s Rafale Judgment Under Question Now, Says Rahul Gandhi After Report on PMO ‘Interference’ - 08.02.2019

The top court had given the Narendra Modi government a clean chit on the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and dismissed all the petitions seeking a direction to the CBI to register an FIR for alleged irregularities in the deal.

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VVIP Chopper Case: Christian Michel Moves Delhi Court Seeking Bail - 08.02.2019

Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the VVIP Chopper Case by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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Muzaffarnagar Riots: Seven Accused in Kawal Jats Murder Case Sentenced to Life Imprisonment - 08.02.2019

The accused were convicted by the court of murdering two Jat youths in Kawal village which had led to the Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013.

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Supreme Court Admits Delhi Police Appeal Against Acquittal of Suhaib Ilyasi in Wife's Murder Case - 08.02.2019

Ilyasi, who had shot into limelight after hosting TV crime show, India's Most Wanted, was acquitted of the murder charges by the Delhi High Court on October 5, last year saying that the prosecution's case was not established.

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Supreme Court Issues Notice to Meghalaya Mine Owner, Holds Him 'Responsible for Mishap' - 08.02.2019

The top court directed that the owner of the mine be made party in the pending petition seeking urgent steps for rescuing the miners trapped in the rat-hole mine since December 13 last year.

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INX Media Case: Indrani Mukerjea Seeks to Turn Approver - 08.02.2019

Taking note of her application, the court directed Delhi Legal Services Authority (DLSA) to appoint a legal aid counsel for Mukerjea, the former INX Media Director, and put up the matter for hearing on February 14.

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CBI to Question Kolkata Police Chief on Feb 9 in Shillong - 08.02.2019

The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Kolkata Police Commissioner Kumar to appear before the CBI and 'faithfully' cooperate into the investigation of cases related to the Saradha chit-fund scam, but made it clear he will not be arrested.

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No Outdoor Ads in Bengaluru as Karnataka High Court Stays Its Own Order - 08.02.2019

The Palike’s August 8, 2018 resolution of a year-long ban was challenged by a group of advertisers who argued that they made a living out of commercial advertisements and that several employees were rendered jobless since the resolution came into effect.

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Jilted Nurse Attacks Doctor With Acid in Tirupati Court, Consumes the Rest - 07.02.2019

The incident took place when the doctor working in a private hospital came to court in connection with a family dispute.

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'God Help You If You Played with Our Order': CBI's Nageswara Rao Committed Contempt, Says SC - 07.02.2019

The court took serious note of violation of two earlier orders of the apex court and issued contempt notice to Rao for transferring former joint director AK Sharma to the CRPF on January 17 without taking prior permission from the court.

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Kejriwal Raises Question Over Timing of Chargesheet in JNU Sedition Case - 07.02.2019

Kejriwal said the police took three years to file the chargesheet in a court the in connection with the sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others.

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Day After TDB Commissioner's U-turn on Women Entry to Sabarimala, Chief Seeks Explanation - 07.02.2019

In a U-turn on Wednesday, the board supported the apex court's order, joining the Kerala government to oppose a batch of pleas seeking review of the historic verdict in the Supreme Court.

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CBI Sends More Officers to Kolkata, Ahead of Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's Questioning - 07.02.2019

The apex court had said that "to avoid all unnecessary controversy", it is also directing the Kolkata Police chief to appear before the investigating agency in Shillong, a neutral place, on such dates as may be fixed by the probe agency.

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Calcutta HC Asks West Bengal Govt to Cite Reasons For Dissolving Saradha Panel - 07.02.2019

The court also asked the state government, represented by lawyer Amitesh Banerjee, to apprise it of the manner in which the money was disbursed by the commission to the investors and sought a list of names who have got refunds.

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Nitish Kumar Govt, CBI Under Fire as SC Transfers Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Rape Cases to Delhi - 07.02.2019

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, ordered the Saket trial court in New Delhi to conclude the trial within six months.

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Supreme Court Refuses 'Pressure Cooker' Symbol to Dinakaran For Now - 07.02.2019

The bench said if polls to vacant seats in Tamil Nadu are announced within four weeks then EC may allocate the symbol to Dinakarn's party in a week.

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Plant 15,000 Trees: Delhi HC’s Punishment to 2G Accused for Seeking More Time to File Reply - 07.02.2019

The court directed them to appear before the forest officer concerned on February 15 for planting the trees in south Delhi.

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Can't Sit on File Indefinitely: Court Slams Delhi Govt for Delay in Sanctions to Prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar - 07.02.2019

The court's remarks came after Delhi Police said sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 sedition case was still awaited.

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Robert Vadra Appears Before ED in Money Laundering Probe, Wife Priyanka Sees Him Off - 06.02.2019

A Delhi court last week granted interim bail to him till February 16 and asked him to join probe by appearing in person on February 6 in this case.

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INX Media Case: HC Allows Chidambaram to Place Additional Documents on Record in Anticipatory Bail Plea - 06.02.2019

The court had on January 25, reserved the order on Chidambaram's anticipatory bail pleas in the corruption and money laundering cases relating to the INX Media scandal.

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Probe Agencies to Submit Chargesheets in Dabholkar, Pansare Cases by Next Week - 06.02.2019

The court particularly told the CBI that it was a "premiere" probe agency and the court as well as the whole world expected much from it.

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There Are 20 Judges Per 10 Lakh People in India: Says Government - 06.02.2019

The sanctioned strength of judges of high courts has increased from 906 judges in June 2014 to 1079 judges in December, 2018 and the sanctioned strength of Judges of district/subordinate courts has increased from 20,214 in 2014 to 22,833 in 2018.

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Sabarimala Hearing LIVE: SC Reserves Judgment on Review Petitions, Devaswom Board Backs Women Entry - 06.02.2019

Sabarimala Hearing LIVE Updates: Changing its stand on Sabarimala row, Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages the shrine, tells Supreme Court that women of all age groups should be allowed to pray at Lord Ayyappa temple.

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News18 Daybreak | SC Reproaches Centre Over NRC Deadline Request and Other Stories You Need to Watch Out For - 06.02.2019

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Delhi Court Gives Police Time Till Feb 28 For Sanctions to Prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar, Others - 06.02.2019

On January 14, police filed the chargesheet against Kumar and former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya in a city court. It said Kumar was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans during a 2016 event in the varsity to mark the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.

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Bar Out to Kill Judiciary, Some Lawyers Carry Dagger: SC During Contempt Plea Against Bhushan - 06.02.2019

A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, while taking up contempt petitions filed by Attorney General KK Venugopal and the central government against advocate Prashant Bhushan, made strong remarks against attack on judges and judiciary.

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Delhi HC Refuses to Stay Trial Court Order Against ex-HP CM Virbhadra, Seeks CBI's Response - 06.02.2019

Justice Sunil Gaur sought CBI's response on Singh's plea challenging the trial court order to frame charges against him. The court then posted the matter for April 16.

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Swaroopanand Saraswati’s Followers Reach Ayodhya to Lay Foundation Stone For Ram Temple on Feb 21 - 06.02.2019

Saraswati had made the announcement during the ‘Param Dharm Sansad’ at the Kumbh soon after the Union government moved the Supreme Court to release ‘undisputed land’ in Ayodhya to title holders.

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After SC Stops CBI From Arresting Rajeev Kumar, MHA Seeks Disciplinary Action Against Top Cop - 06.02.2019

Former MHA officials who have dealt with Centre-State relations said the MHA action appears to me more for optics.

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Delhi HC Asks CBI to Not Take Coercive Steps Against Businessman Accused in Case Involving Moin Qureshi - 06.02.2019

The court said no coercive steps be taken against Koneru till the next date of hearing on March 19. It, however, granted liberty to CBI to seek modification of this order at any stage.

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Using Aadhaar Biometrics to Identify Bodies not Feasible Technologically, Legally: UIDAI to HC - 06.02.2019

A five-judge Constitution bench of the apex court had on September 26 declared the Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but had struck down some of its provisions, including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions.

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MP School Teacher Given Death Sentence For Raping 4-Year-Old Under State’s New Child Rape Law - 06.02.2019

A division bench of MP high court confirmed the death sentence on January 25, 2019, holding his crime to be 'rarest of rare'.

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AMU to Wait for SC Verdict on Minority Status Before Implementing EWS Quota - 06.02.2019

AMU spokesperson Shafey Kidwai said that the university will maintain status quo on its admission policy as the case of minority status is currently sub-judice.

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Thomas Chandy, 3 Others Fined Rs 25,000 for Wasting Kerala HC's time - 06.02.2019

Chandy's son was also among the four who were fined for withdrawal of pleas against the proceedings by a vigilance court in Kottayam.

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Man Poses as PMO Official in Madras High Court Campus, Arrested - 06.02.2019

The fake claim of the imposter that he was an 'Assistant Commissioner-Protocol,' in the PMO was exposed after police grilled him following a mishap in the Madras High Court campus involving his car.

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Mamata vs Centre LIVE: Bengal CM is Main Pillar of Oppn, TMC Will Win All 42 LS Seats in State, Says Naidu - 05.02.2019

Mamata vs Centre LIVE: Banerjee Says SC Order a 'Moral Victory', But Won't Call Off Dharna

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No Arrest for Kolkata Top Cop, But He Must ‘Faithfully’ Cooperate With CBI, Rules Supreme Court - 05.02.2019

A-G KK Venugopal, arguing on behalf of the CBI, sought permission to furnish the documentary evidence against the Kolkata police chief in a sealed cover.

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Attorney General Files Contempt Petition Against Advocate Prashant Bhushan in SC - 05.02.2019

The contempt petition refers to the February 1 tweets by Bhushan in which he had alleged that the government appeared to have misled the apex court and perhaps submitted fabricated minutes of meeting of the PM Modi-led Selection Committee which recently ousted Alok Verma as CBI chief.

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You're Hell Bent on Destroying NRC: SC Fumes at Centre for ‘Not Cooperating at All’ in the Process - 05.02.2019

The Supreme Court said it would contemplate summoning the Union Home Secretary for an explanation over not cooperating in the NRC work.

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Decoded: GST Impact On Rajasthan's Handicraft Industry - 05.02.2019

Away from the politics & policies, Maha Siddiqui gets the stories of the weavers of Rajasthan on the effect on ground.

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Mamata Banerjee Dares Centre on President's Rule, Announces 'Dhikkar' Rally Across Bengal - 05.02.2019

As the CBI gears up to move the Supreme Court on Monday, accusing the West Bengal government of non-cooperation, the Trinamool Congress government is also ready with its battery of top lawyers to counter the agency's ‘secret operation’ against Kolkata police chief Rajeev Kumar

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Not 51, Only 2 Women Entered Sabarimala Temple, Admits Kerala Govt After List Goof-Up - 05.02.2019

The figure was mentioned as per the report submitted by the Devaswom Executive Officer. Minister Kadakampally Surendran said that the SC had not suggested arranging additional security for female pilgrims visiting the temple.

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Ram Lalla Devotees File Petition Challenging Law on Land Acquisition Near Disputed Site in Ayodhya - 05.02.2019

The plea filed in Supreme Court contended that Parliament has no legislative competence to acquire land belonging to the state.

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AgustaWestland Case: Delhi Court Extends ED Custody of Rajeev Saxena by 4 Days - 05.02.2019

The court had allowed his custodial interrogation after the agency alleged that he and another accused provided global corporate structure to launder money.

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Madras HC Rejects PIL Seeking Direction to FM to Bring Back Black Money Stashed Abroad - 05.02.2019

The petitioner also sought a direction from the court to the Central Public Information Office to furnish a final reply to his application under the RTI Act , saying he had only received interim replies from the finance ministry so far.

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Centre vs Mamata LIVE: Jaitley Calls CM's Dharna a Drama to be Oppn's PM Face; SC to Hear CBI Plea Today - 05.02.2019

Centre vs Mamata LIVE: Arun Jaitley Calls CM's Dharna a Drama to be Oppn's PM Face; SC to Hear CBI Plea Today

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News18 Daybreak | SC to Hear CBI Application Against Kolkata Police Commissioner Today and Other Stories You Need to Watch Out For - 05.02.2019

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Government to File Review Petition After DU Teachers Protest Faculty Reservation Under New Roster - 05.02.2019

A recent order by the apex court, which was in line with the Allahabad High Court order, was in favour of implementing the new roster system of reservation for teaching posts by treating department as a unit.

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Delhi HC Awards Rs 3.85 Crore Damages to UK Firm For Trademark Infringement - 05.02.2019

The court decreed the suit in favour of the company and against the defendants saying the chronology of events shows that the illegalities, repeated violations and disobedience of the orders and undertakings are "deliberate and conscious".

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Elgar Parishad Case: Teltumbde Moves Bombay HC, Seeks Protection from Arrest - 05.02.2019

Earlier last year, Teltumbde, who the police claim has Maoist links, had filed another plea in the high court, denying all charges against him and sought quashing of the FIR against him in the case.

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Alleged Middleman in Rakesh Asthana Case Refuses Lie Detector Test Before Court - 05.02.2019

He was earlier denied bail by the trial court on November 3 last year and later by the Delhi High Court on November 13, which said that the allegations against him were serious in nature.

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#Budget2019: Government Raises TDS Threshold on Interest on Deposits - 01.02.2019

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has announced increase in TDS threshold on interest on post office and bank deposits from Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 40,000/-

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#Budget2019: Government Increases Gratuity Limit to Rs. 30 Lakh - 01.02.2019

Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has announced increase in gratuity limit from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 30 lakh.

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General Principle of Service Law Applicable to Civil Services Doesn't Apply to Air Force: SC - 01.02.2019

Supreme Court has held that right of an Air Force officer to withdraw from an approved 'Premature Separation from Service' application is neither absolute nor unqualified and also observed general principle of service law applicable to civil services, does not apply in situation of Air Force.

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Insurance Company can't Unilaterally Delete Policy Terms to Reduce Coverage: SC - 01.02.2019

Supreme Court has quashed the action of New India Assurance Company Ltd. in unilaterally deleting policy terms to reduce coverage and also held that a state-owned insurance company can't act arbitrarily.

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No Arrest Under Section 91 Finance Act Without Notice and Hearing: SC - 01.02.2019

Supreme Court has upheld the decision of Delhi High Court which held that following the procedure under Section 73A(3) and (4) of the Finance Act 1994 is compulsory before arresting a person under Section 91.

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Delhi High Court Slams City Police Over Facial Recognition Software - 31.01.2019

Delhi High Court has questioned city police over its facial recognition software, which has not helped crack any missing children case, as over 5,000 kids, who disappeared from the Capital in the last three years, remain untraced.

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Accused and His Witnesses can Lead Evidence on Affidavit in Dishonour of Cheque Trial: Gujarat HC - 31.01.2019

Gujarat High Court has held that just like the witnesses, the accused in a case filed under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act can also lead evidence by way of an affidavit in terms of Section 145.

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Calcutta HC Stays TRAI's February 1 Cable Switch-Over Plan - 31.01.2019

Calcutta High Court has stayed cable switch-over plan of TRAI and directed Additional Solicitor General to explain whether a clause of negotiation between MSOs and LCOs in the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) notification for revenue sharing is illusory or not.

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Nurses are Free to Practice Their Profession Throughout The Territory Of India: SC - 31.01.2019

Supreme Court has observed that the Nursing Council Act of 1947 does not restrict the practice of nursing once a Degree or Diploma is granted by the State Authority to that State only.

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SC Quashes Madras HC Disciplinary Rules for Lawyers - 31.01.2019

Supreme Court has quashed Rules 14- A to 14-D of the Rules of High Court of Madras, 1970 holding that they are ultra vires to Section 34 of the Advocates Act and usurps the power of the Bar Council in disciplinary matters.

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Wife Entitled to 'Residence Order' Only If She Establishes Domestic Violence: SC - 30.01.2019

Supreme Court has upheld a Calcutta High Court judgment which held that wife is entitled to claim residence in shared household only when she could establish domestic violence.

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Madras HC Dismisses Plea Against TRAI Regulations Regarding Cable Services and DTH - 30.01.2019

Madras High Court has dismissed a petition challenging the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI) March, 2017 regulations and tariff order relating to fixation of charges for free and pay television channels.

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Secured Creditor can File Winding Up Petition After Obtaining Recovery Certificate from DRT: SC - 30.01.2019

Supreme Court has held that a secured creditor can file a winding up petition after obtaining a decree from the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) and a recovery certificate based thereon.

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Casual Act of Possession Over Property Doesn't Confer Possessory Title: SC - 30.01.2019

Supreme Court has observed that a casual act of possession does not have the effect of interrupting the possession of the rightful owner.

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Insolvency Proceedings can be Withdrawn After Invitation Of Resolution Plans Under Regulation 36A: SC - 30.01.2019

Supreme Court has permitted withdrawal of Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process(CIRP) even after Resolution Professional issued invitation for expression of interest from resolution applicants to submit resolution plans under Regulation 36A of CIRP Regulations, 2016.

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Delhi HC can’t Challenge Panel on Sealing: Supreme Court - 29.01.2019

Supreme Court has pointed out that it had made it clear in its earlier judgment that any challenge to decision of sealing monitoring committee would lie in Supreme Court and it also restrained Delhi High Court from dealing with any plea questioning the decisions of Committee.

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Mere Agreement to Sell Leased Property to Tenant wouldn't Terminate Landlord-Tenant Relationship: SC - 29.01.2019

Supreme Court has observed that mere agreement to sell the property of landlord to tenant would not result in termination of landlord-tenant relationship between parties unless there is a stipulation in agreement itself to that effect.

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Bhopal Gas Tragedy: SC Agrees to Hear Petition for Additional Compensation from Union Carbide - 29.01.2019

Supreme Court has agreed to hear in April the curative petition filed by the Centre in 2011 for additional compensation for Bhopal gas tragedy victims from US-based Union Carbide Company (which is now owned by Dow Chemicals).

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SC Asks State to Provide Information on Detention Centres and Foreigners Detained in Assam - 29.01.2019

Supreme Court has required the State to furnish details of the number of Detention Centres in Assam and the number of inmates they house while hearing a PIL for the humane treatment of the immigrants held in detention centres in Assam.

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SC Asks ED to Provide Date on Which it Wants to Interrogate Karti Chidambaram - 29.01.2019

Supreme Court has asked Enforcement Directorate to specify by January 30 the date on which it wants to interrogate Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, in INX Media and Aircel Maxis cases.

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Restitution Under Sec. 144 CPC Attracts Only When There is Variation or Reversal of Decree/Order: SC - 29.01.2019

Supreme Court has explained the situations in which Section 144 of the Code of Civil Procedure (application for restitution) can be applied and observed that Restitution can be attracted only when there is variation or reversal of decree/order.

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Bombay High Court Stops Work on Casting Yard Related to Sea Link Project - 28.01.2019

Bombay High Court has restrained Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) from carrying out any work relating to a casting yard being constructed for the Bandra-Versova Sea Link project for two weeks.

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Shakti Mills Rape Case: Bombay HC Slams Maharashtra Government for ‘Insensitivity’ - 28.01.2019

Bombay High Court has pulled up Maharashtra Government for its “insensitivity” in failing to secure an expedited hearing on the confirmation of death sentence awarded to the convicts in the Shakti Mills gangrape case in April 2014.

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Metro Safety is Not Negotiable: Delhi High Court - 28.01.2019

Delhi High court has said that gauging Metro's safety is sole privilege of Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety and can’t be overruled through arbitration and also set aside Rs. 4,500-crore award in favour of Reliance Infrastructure subsidiary Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt. Ltd. (DAMEPL).

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Not Necessary to Appoint Prosecutor of Victim's Choice Under SC/ST Act: Delhi HC - 28.01.2019

Delhi High Court has held that it is not necessary for the Magistrate to appoint an advocate of the victim's choice to act as the public prosecutor under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (SC/ST Act).

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Teachers Shouldn't be Deployed for Non-Educational Purposes Outside Purview of RTE Act: Delhi HC - 28.01.2019

Delhi High Court has ruled that while civic authorities can take assistance from its teachers for non-academic work such as the opening of bank accounts for students, they cannot force them to do so by imposing punitive measures.

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Delhi HC Grants Relief to Leprosy Patients Rendered Homeless After Decriminalisation of Beggary - 28.01.2019

Delhi High Court has come to the rescue of leprosy patients who had been eased out of government-run shelter homes due to de-criminalisation of begging and asked Delhi Government to accommodate all such leprosy patients out in the streets after they completed their sentence for the offence of begging.

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