11 February 2019


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CBI Not to Probe Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Shelter Home Rape Cases, Say Lawyers - 17.02.2019

The court also ordered an inquiry against Muzzaffarpur district magistrate Dharmendra Singh and principal secretary of Social Welfare Atul Prasad.

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CBI Probe Ordered Against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Shelter Home Rape Cases - 16.02.2019

The court also ordered an inquiry against Muzzaffarpur district magistrate Dharmendra Singh and principal secretary of Social Welfare Atul Prasad.

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NGT Slaps Rs 100 Cr Fine on Tamil Nadu Govt for Failing to Restore Chennai Waterways - 16.02.2019

The NGT observed that the failure to treat sewage and pollutants in water bodies is a 'criminal offence' and anyone permitting it is liable.

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Robert Vadra’s Interim Bail Extended, Accuses ED of 'Witch Hunt' After Assets Attached - 16.02.2019

Robert Vadra gave the assurance after the ED told the court that he was not cooperating in the probe and was required for questioning for at least four to five more days.

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AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper Case: Delhi Court Dismisses Christian Michel's Bail Plea - 16.02.2019

Michel, extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on December 22 last year.

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'Not Today. There's No Urgency': Delhi Court to Petitioner on Using 'Martyr' Over 'Killed' in Reports - 16.02.2019

The petition was mentioned in the afternoon before a bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice C Hari Shankar by a lawyer, who is also the petitioner, seeking that it be heard on Friday itself.

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SC to Examine Compliance of Guidelines, Laws on Acid Attack Survivors - 16.02.2019

The plea said that as per the guidelines and directions of the apex court and Allahabad high court, government and private hospitals were to provide free medical treatment and aid including plastic surgeries.

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Kulbhushan Jadhav Hearing to Resume in ICJ from Monday: MEA - 15.02.2019

Jadhav, 48, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court for espionage in April 2017 following which India moved the ICJ.

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BJP Has 3 Seats But All Power, What Kind of Democracy is This, Kejriwal Asks After SC Verdict - 15.02.2019

The Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a split verdict on the contentious issue of control of services in the National Capital Territory in the tussle between the Delhi government and the Centre and referred the matter to a larger bench.

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Maharashtra Man Gets Life Sentence for Raping Female Relative - 15.02.2019

The court also held Patil's wife Manisha (35) and her mother Bhanubai Kini (57) guilty under the POCSO Act for abetting the crime, and awarded them ten years of rigorous imprisonment besides imposing a fine of Rs 1,000 each.

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ICJ to Resume Hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case From February 18: MEA - 15.02.2019

The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will hold public hearings in the Jadhav case from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February, 2019, according to the ICJ website.

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SC Grills Amrapali CMD for Homebuyers' Money in His Account, Warns Him of Jail - 15.02.2019

The top court gave Sharma one last opportunity to return Rs 6.55 crore of homebuyers' money, which he had transferred to his daughter, by February 28 and sought explanation of Rs 94 crore shown in his bank account.

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Calcutta HC Order Gives Homosexual Couples Double Reason to Celebrate Valentine’s Day This Time - 15.02.2019

In January, Calcutta High Court ruled that consensual cohabitation between two adults of the same sex is not illegal.

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Nirbhaya's Parents Move Delhi Court Seeking Execution of Death Sentence of Four Convicts - 15.02.2019

The apex court had in December last year dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in the case.

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INX Media Case: Indrani Mukerjea Likely to Appear Before Delhi Court in March - 15.02.2019

The Mukerjeas are also facing trial in Mumbai for allegedly conspiring to kill Sheena Bora, Indrani's daughter from an earlier relationship, in April 2012.

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CJI Sacks Two SC Officials For Tampering With Order in Anil Ambani's Contempt Case - 14.02.2019

What prompted the extraordinary step from the CJI was an instance of tampering with Justice Nariman's order in January when a show-cause notice of contempt was issued to Anil Ambani.

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Delhi Tussle LIVE: BJP Has Just 3 Seats But All Power, What Kind of Democracy is This, Asks Arvind Kejriwal - 14.02.2019

AAP Govt-Centre Tussle in Supreme Court LIVE: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today dubbed the Supreme Court verdict as "unfortunate" and said that it was an injustice to the residents of the national capital.

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Delhi Deadlock: How it Was Under Sheila Dikshit and What Changed After Arvind Kejriwal Came to Power - 14.02.2019

In a big blow to the AAP government on its fourth anniversary, the Supreme Court has ruled that the anti-corruption bureau would remain in the purview of the central government.

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VVIP Chopper Case: Delhi Court Grants 7-day Bail to Rajiv Saxena - 14.02.2019

Special Judge Arvind Kumar, while granting Saxena bail, asked AIIMS to file a detailed medical report on his health and posted the matter for February 22 when the case would be next heard.

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With Lung Infections on the Rise, Kolkata Becomes the Fourth Most Polluted City in India - 14.02.2019

The report was released in Rajasthan on the February 11, by former Supreme Court Judge Madan B Lokur and said that 12.5% deaths in India in 2017 were caused due to air pollution.

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What is at Stake as Supreme Court Picks Winner in AAP-Centre Power Tussle Today - 14.02.2019

The AAP government’s tenure in Delhi has been marked by uncharacteristic dissonance between the elected government and its bureaucrats. The Supreme Court is likely to pass a judgment today on the distribution of powers.

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After 38 Hours of CBI Grilling, Kolkata Top Cop to Get Back on Nageswara Rao’s ‘Unaccounted’ Money Trail - 14.02.2019

Following Supreme Court directions, Rajeev Kumar went to Shillong on February 9 to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation in the chit fund cases.

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Mukul Roy Gets Anticipatory Bail by Calcutta High Court in TMC MLA’s Murder Case - 14.02.2019

Satyajit Biswas was shot dead by unidentified assailants on February 9 during Saraswati Puja celebrations.

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Work Out Plan for Breastfeeding Facility in Public Places: HC to Centre, Authorities - 14.02.2019

The court was hearing a PIL filed on behalf of a mother and her newborn seeking facilities for breastfeeding in public places away from "censuring and dishonourable looks".

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Delhi Court Sends 2 Men to 2-Day Police Custody in Karol Bagh Fire Tragedy - 14.02.2019

The court directed police to not torture the accused during remand. The hotel owner, Shardendu Goel, has been absconding since the incident.

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Anil Ambani Has Money to Invest in Rafale But Can't Clear Our Dues Worth Rs 550 Crore: Ericsson Tells SC - 14.02.2019

Anil Ambani told the top court that with the failure of its assets sale deal with elder brother Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, his company has entered insolvency proceedings and is not in control of the funds.

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Delhi Govt Asked to Pay Rs 5 Lakh Fine for Failing to Check Noise Pollution - 13.02.2019

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that more than four months have passed since its September 27, 2018 order and none of its directions have been complied.

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AAP Govt in Delhi Fined Rs 5 Lakh by NGT Over Noise Pollution - 13.02.2019

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that more than four months have passed since its September 27, 2018 order and none of its directions have been complied.

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Bhima Koregaon Case: SC Sets Aside Bombay HC Order Refusing Extra Time to File Chargesheet - 13.02.2019

The apex court, however, said that the five rights activists may now seek regular bail in the case as the Maharashtra Police has already filed the charge sheet.

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Anil Ambani Appears in SC in Contempt Case Over Ericsson Dues, Kapil Sibal His Lawyer - 12.02.2019

Anil Ambani, who is being represented by Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, was issued a showcause notice in January on a contempt plea by telecom company Ericsson over failure to pay outstanding dues of about Rs 550 crore.

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VVIP Chopper Case: Delhi Court Allows Christian Michel to Meet His Lawyer-friend - 12.02.2019

Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed Italian lawyer Rosemary to meet Michel in Tihar jail despite Enforcement Directorate's opposition.

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VVIP Chopper Case: Delhi Court Allows Chirstian Michel to Meet His Lawyer-friend - 12.02.2019

Special judge Arvind Kumar allowed Rosemary to meet Michel in Tihar jail as a "general visitor" for half an hour from Monday to Friday.

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Minority Status to Aligarh Muslim University to be Decided by Supreme Court's 7-judge Bench - 12.02.2019

The UPA-led centre government had filed an appeal against the 2006 verdict of the Allahabad High Court holding that the varsity was not a minority institution.

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55 Swine Flu Deaths in Gujarat Till February 10 This Year: State Government to High Court - 12.02.2019

The state government also told the court that apart from setting up and approving 17 laboratories equipped to test swine flu cases, it had also set up 489 isolation wards, which can be scaled up to 1,500.

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CAG Submits Rafale Report to Govt But Price of Jets Remains Masked, Say Sources - 12.02.2019

Public Accounts Committee Chairman Mallikarjun Kharge said on Monday that he suspected the CAG report would have the same content as was given by government to the Supreme Court.

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Should 'Minority' be Redefined? SC Directs Committee to Take Decision in Three Months - 11.02.2019

The plea said that Hindus, who are a majority community as per national data, are a minority in several north-eastern states and in Jammu and Kashmir.

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SC Refuses to Monitor CBI Investigation into Saradha Chit Fund Scam - 11.02.2019

The apex court previously had taken strong note of allegations of tampering with evidence in the Saradha scam, saying, "If the police commissioner is even remotely trying to destroy evidence, we will come down so heavily on him that he will regret."

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Supreme Court Notice to Centre on Plea Challenging Reservation to Economically Backward - 11.02.2019

A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the Centre and tagged the matter along with a similar plea.

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Supreme Court Seeks UP Govt's Response on Plea to Bring CM Office Under Lokayukta - 11.02.2019

The plea has also sought direction to bring under the ambit of Lokayukta law the institutions like state and deemed universities and private institutes, committees, boards, commission, established under the state laws.

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Gujarat Riots: Zakia Jafri Seeks Hearing After Polls on Plea Against Clean Chit to Modi, SC Agrees - 11.02.2019

The high court in its October 5, 2017, order said the SIT probe was monitored by the Supreme Court. However, it partly allowed Zakia's petition as far as its demand of a further investigation was concerned.

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Supreme Court Refuses to Monitor CBI Probe Into Saradha Chit Fund Scam - 11.02.2019

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, appearing for some investors who lost money to a ponzi scam, said the CBI probe has not led to any conclusion and the investors are still running from pillar to post for redressal.

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Can’t Dream of Violating Orders: Former CBI Boss Apologises to SC for Removing Officer in Bihar Rape Case - 11.02.2019

On February 7, the Supreme Court had come down heavily on Rao for transferring the investigating officer of the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases despite there being two categorical orders by the apex court.

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Liberty Granted by Court to Pursue Appropriate Remedy Doesn't Bar Constructive Res Judicata: SC - 08.02.2019

Supreme Court has observed that liberty granted by court to avail 'appropriate remedies' to a party does not bar application of principle of constructive res judicata when he/she invokes such a remedy.

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SC Transfers Muzaffarpur Shelter Home Case from Bihar to Delhi - 08.02.2019

Supreme Court has ordered transfer of Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case from Bihar to a court in New Delhi and slammed state government for its management of shelter homes.

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Civil Court has No Jurisdiction in Dispute As to Whether Suit Property is Wakf or Not: SC - 08.02.2019

Supreme Court has observed that when issue in the suit is as to whether suit property is Wakf property or not, it is required to be decided by the Tribunal and the Civil Court would have no jurisdiction.

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Arbitral Tribunal can't Award Interest if Agreement Expressly Bars Its Payment: SC - 08.02.2019

Supreme Court has reiterated that arbitrator cannot award interest on award if the agreement expressly prohibits grant of interest.

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Madras HC Allows ICICI Bank to Recover Rs. 222 Crore Dues from Subhiksha Trading Services - 07.02.2019

Madras High Court, in a reprieve to ICICI Bank, has ruled that it finds no ground to interfere in order of Chennai Debts Recovery Appellate Tribunal that allowed recovery of Rs 222-crore debt from erstwhile retail chain Subhiksha Trading Services.

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Job Experience as Assistant Company Secretary can't be Treated as That of Company Secretary: SC - 07.02.2019

Supreme Court has observed that Job Experience as Assistant Company Secretary or a Management Trainee cannot be treated 'as' that of a Company Secretary.

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Plaintiff has to Prove Actual Possession on Date of Filing Suit U/S - 38 SR Act: SC - 07.02.2019

Supreme Court has observed that in a suit filed under Section 38 of the Specific Relief Act, permanent injunction can be granted only to a person who is in actual possession of the property on the date of suit.

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Linking PAN with Aadhaar Mandatory, Reiterates SC - 07.02.2019

Supreme Court has said that Linkage of PAN with Aadhar is mandatory while disposing a special leave petition against an order of Delhi High Court which it passed before Supreme Court's constitutional bench judgment in Aadhaar case.

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SC Upholds Constitutional Validity of UP Higher Judicial Service Rules Stipulating Cut Off Dates - 07.02.2019

Supreme Court has upheld constitutional validity of Rule 12 of Uttar Pradesh Higher Judicial Service Rules, 1975 which provides cut-off date for fulfillment of age criterion (35-45), as first day of January.

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WB Govt V/S CBI: CBI can Quiz Kolkata Top Cop in Shillong, but can't Arrest Him, Says SC - 06.02.2019

Supreme Court has asked IPS officer to appear before the agency for questioning in Shillong and "faithfully cooperate with the investigating agency at all times", but restrained CBI from arresting him.

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SC Rejects Centre's Plea to Relieve Forces from Assam NRC Work for Election Duty - 06.02.2019

Supreme Court has rejected Centre's prayer to allow withdrawal of combined armed police forces involved in Assam NRC work for election duty during Lok Sabha polls.

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Delhi HC Refuses to Restrain India TV Journalist from Joining Rival News Channel - 06.02.2019

Delhi High Court has dismissed an injunction application filed by Independent News Service Pvt. Ltd. (INSPL), to restrain Sucherita Kukreti, newsreader in INSPL's channel India TV, from joining any rival television channel till November 30, 2019.

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Accused Who Didn't Appear on Date of Judgment Not Entitled to Seek Judgment Copy As of Right: SC - 06.02.2019

Supreme Court has observed that, an accused who did not appear before the Court on the date of judgment cannot as of right seek for supply of the copy of the judgment.

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Magistrate Not Liable to Record Reasons for Summoning Accused in Case Instituted on Police Report: SC - 06.02.2019

Supreme Court has re-iterated that in a case based upon the police report, the Magistrate is not required to record any reason at the stage of issuing the summons to the accused.

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Company Directors Receiving Remuneration are Also 'Employees' Under ESI Act: SC - 06.02.2019

Supreme Court has held that Directors of Company, who are receiving remuneration, comes within the purview of "employee" under sub-section (9) of Section 2 of the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948.

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NCLAT Rejects Tata Steel’s Plea to Uphold its Bid for Bhushan Power - 05.02.2019

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has turned down Tata Steel’s plea to consider its bid for the debt-ridden Bhushan Power & Steel as the “most legitimate”.

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

Madras High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to Union Finance Ministry to take action on a representation for bringing back black money stashed away abroad based on recommendations of a task force set up by the BJP in 2011.

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

Delhi high court has awarded Rs. 3.85 crore to UK-based Whatman International Ltd. in damages for its trademark infringement by various persons who were selling infringed products.

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Choices of Sexual Preference Protected Under Scheme of Constitutional Morality: Calcutta HC - 05.02.2019

Calcutta High Court has observed that consensual cohabitation between two adults of same sex cannot be termed as illegal and also observed that such self-determination in matter of sexual preference, even if not procreative, is inherent for the enjoyment of life and liberty of every individual.

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PSC Advisees Entitled to be Appointed As Reserved Conductors in KSRTC: Kerala HC - 05.02.2019

Kerala High Court has held that the PSC advisees are entitled to be appointed to the post of 'Reserved Conductors' in the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation.

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Negative Markings in Competitive Exams Bad in Law: Madras HC - 04.02.2019

Madras High Court has held that practice of awarding negative marks in competitive examinations should be done away with and also observed that deducting marks for wrong answers would not in any way help in analysing the intelligence, aptitude or knowledge of the candidates.

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Flat Owners Consent is Must Before Any Additional Construction in Housing Society: Bombay HC - 04.02.2019

Bombay High Court has held that it is mandatory for promoters to fully disclose their construction plans in a sanctioned layout plan to flat owners and take their consent in case any additional construction is to be done.

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Magistrate can Pass Residence Order in DV Act with Regard to Property Situated Outside State: J&K HC - 04.02.2019

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held that a Magistrate can pass 'Residence order' under Domestic Violence Act even with regard to property situated outside State.

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Exoneration in Departmental Proceedings Won't Lead to Dropping of Criminal Charges: Patna HC - 04.02.2019

Patna High Court has reiterated that exoneration in departmental proceedings ipso facto would not result into quashing of criminal prosecution against an accused.

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Physical Presence of Couple Compulsory for Marriage Registration: Madras HC - 04.02.2019

Madras High Court has directed Inspector General of Registration to issue a circular making physical presence of parties to marriage mandatory for registration of their marriage.

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