11 March 2019


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Key Accused in Pollachi Sexual Assault Case Taken into Police Custody for Questioning - 18.03.2019

The Madras High Court on Friday directed the authorities concerned to take steps to delete all video clips on social media relating to sexual harassment of the women by a gang in Coimbatore district.

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Former SC Judge PC Ghose Likely to Be India's First Lokpal, Official Announcement Soon - 18.03.2019

Justice Ghose was one of the leading names shortlisted earlier by the Lokpal Search Committee. The notification for appointment of Justice Ghose is expected early next week.

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Will Truth Triumph in Rafale Review Case? The Faceoff Between RTI Act and Official Secrets Act - 18.03.2019

The bone of contention is a set of official papers on the Rafale deal, contents of which were published in the media, which the court did not have an opportunity to examine earlier.

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Anna Hazare Hails News of Former SC Judge Ghose Being Considered for India’s First Lokpal - 18.03.2019

Justice Ghose, who retired from the Supreme Court in May 2017, is a member of the National Human Rights Commission.

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Court Orders Compensation for Pollachi Sexual Assault Victim After Official Reveals Identity, Disciplinary Action Demanded - 16.03.2019

The court has asked the government to withdraw the said order transferring the case to CBI and release a fresh one without revealing the identity of the victim.

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PNB Fraud: Mumbai Court Issues NBW Against Nirav Modi's Wife - 16.03.2019

According to investigating agencies, Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi, in connivance with certain bank officials, allegedly cheated PNB to the tune of Rs 14,000 crore through issuance of fraudulent Letters of Undertaking (LoUs).

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Kharge to Boycott Lokpal Meet Today, Tells PM Modi Oppn Can't be 'Voiceless' - 15.03.2019

This comes in the wake of a Supreme Court direction to the Centre on March 7 giving it 10 days to inform it about the possible dates when the selection panel for the appointment of the country’s first Lokpal will meet.

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Full Faith That Judiciary Will Protect Freedom of Press: Newspaper Editor After SC Order - 15.03.2019

The case relates to an article published by the paper, The Shillong Times on the perks and facilities for retired judges and their families.

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Sreesanth to Bounce Back on Field Soon, Says Wife After SC Sets Aside BCCI's Ban Order - 15.03.2019

The Delhi Police had arrested Sreesanth, along with cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, and others on charges of spot-fixing.

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SC to Hear Plea by 21 Opposition Parties on VVPATs Today - 15.03.2019

Andhra Pradesh chief minister and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu had declared in an opposition meet in February that the parties will move SC against use of EVMs.

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News18 Daybreak | SC to Hear Plea by 21 Oppn Parties on VVPATs Today and Other Stories You Need to Watch Out For - 15.03.2019

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RTI Applies For Sensitive Info in Cases of Corruption: SC on Govt’s Secrecy Defence in Rafale Case - 15.03.2019

The Supreme Court has reserved its order on whether it would examine the documents that the government says were stolen from the ministry of defence.

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AgustaWestland: Tihar Officials Deny Christian Michel's Allegations of Torture - 15.03.2019

The official appearing for the jail also submitted before the court a hard disk containing the CCTV footage, saying it showed that the accused was allowed to walk, access canteen and meet other inmates.

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News18 Wrap: Mumbai Bridge Collapse, Rafale SC Hearing & Other Stories You Missed - 15.03.2019

News18 Wrap brings you some of the biggest stories on News18.com today to help you stay updated at all times.

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Since You Aren't a Sadhu Anymore, Start Thinking About Money, SC Tells Former Fortis Promoter - 14.03.2019

Shivinder and his elder brother Malvinder Singh had been called upon by a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in connection with a contempt plea moved by Daiichi Sankyo.

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Steps to Check Your Aadhar Card Status and Details Online With Mobile Number, Name - 14.03.2019

Even though some of the provisions in the Aadhaar Act 2016 were struck down by the Supreme Court, the UIDAI issued Aadhar serves as a very important and constitutionally valid proof across the country.

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VVIP Chopper Case: No Objection if Rajeev Saxena Becomes Approver, ED Tells Delhi Court - 14.03.2019

Saxena had on March 6 recorded his statement during in-chamber proceedings after which the court sent the copies of his statement to the special judge hearing the case.

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Supreme Court to Hear Petitions Seeking Review of Rafale Verdict Today - 14.03.2019

The top court had in December dismissed petitions alleging that the government had gone for an overpriced deal to help Anil Ambani's company bag an offset contract with jet-maker Dassault.

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Ayodhya Dispute: Litigants Appear before SC-appointed Mediation Panel - 14.03.2019

The Supreme Court has given the panel, led by former apex court judge FMI Kalifulla, eight weeks to explore the possibility of an amicable settlement over the disputed site in Ayodhya.

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Delhi Govt in Dock Over Snapping Power Supply of Just 692 Out of 30,000 Polluting Units - 14.03.2019

The court sought an affidavit from the Principal Secretary-cum-Commissioner of Industries of the Delhi government explaining why such actions have been taken only against a minuscule number.

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SC Pulls up Assam Govt for Not Being Serious About 'External Aggression' From Influx of Migrants - 14.03.2019

The apex court was hearing a PIL filed by activist Harsh Mander through advocate Prashant Bhushan on the plight of foreigners in detention centres.

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Will not Extend Jul 31 Deadline for Publication of Final Assam NRC: SC - 14.03.2019

The top court posted the matter for further hearing on April 10 and said that in case of any difficulties faced in the publication work the bench would meet every month for 10 minutes to take stock of the situation.

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Eyewitness in Muzaffarnagar Riots Case Shot Dead Ahead of Court Hearing - 13.03.2019

The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and its adjoining areas in August and September 2013 had claimed more than 60 lives while over 40,000 people were displaced.

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Unnao Rape Case: Cop Charged with Helping Accused BJP MLA Granted Bail - 12.03.2019

Justice R N Pandey directed Ashok Singh not to misuse the bail and appear before the court for trial proceedings. Singh had pleaded that he's innocent and had been framed.

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Election 2019: Plea in SC to Ban Roadshows and Bike Rallies for Causing Environmental Damage - 12.03.2019

The plea has sought a direction to EC to not allow roadshows during elections.

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'Aren't Cars Worse?' SC Rethinks Ban on Firecrackers, Says People Can't be Rendered Jobless - 12.03.2019

The top court had last year put nationwide curbs on bursting of firecrackers. It had also imposed severe restrictions on manufacturing and sale of crackers, making it clear that only green crackers and improved crackers will be manufactured henceforth.

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VVIP Chopper Case: Delhi Court Allows ED to Question Christian Michel in Tihar Jail - 12.03.2019

On Monday, the court had asked Tihar Jail authorities to submit their reply on the agency's plea and also issued a production warrant for Tuesday against Michel after his lawyer alleged mental torture inside the jail

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10% EWS Quota for Social Equality, Equal Opportunities Irrespective of Caste, Govt Tells SC - 12.03.2019

The government contended that the constitutional amendment was completely justified in law and that no previous judgment by the top court could come in its way.

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23 Years On, MP Govt to Clear Salaries, Other Dues of Over 4,000 Ujjain Mills Workers - 12.03.2019

The top court also allowed simple interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum for the period of non-payment of wages and other benefits, and 2 per cent per annum thereafter until the state government clears the payment.

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Authorities Yet to Give Sanctions to Prosecute Kanhaiya, Others in Sedition Case: Police to Court - 11.03.2019

The court also sought a report from the deputy commissioner of police assigned to the case. It posted the matter for further hearing on March 29.

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ED Files Fresh Charge Sheet Against Nirav Modi in PNB Scam - 11.03.2019

The ED said that the charge sheet or the prosecution complaint has been filed before a special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai.

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News18 Explains : Can Supreme Court Rely on "Stolen" Documents to Probe Rafale Deal? - 11.03.2019

Alleged "stolen" documents have been published by The Hindu and other media outlets. The govt. doesn't want these used as evidence in the Supreme Court in the ongoing Rafale case. What's at stake for the ruling party and the petitioners? News18 explains.

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NIA Court Defers Verdict in Samjhauta Express Blast Case After Pak Woman Files Petition - 11.03.2019

The plea claims that most of the eyewitnesses of the blast were Pakistani nationals but were not summoned by the court and not granted visas to testify in the case.

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Delhi High Court Judge Recuses Himself From Hearing Lobbyist Deepak Talwar's Plea - 11.03.2019

Justice Siddharth Mridul, who was heading the bench, also comprising Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri, recused from hearing the matter without assigning any reason. In his habeas corpus plea, Deepak Talwar has claimed that his arrest and custody from January 30 onwards was illegal detention. He has alleged that his fundamental rights were violated by the authorities.

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Special Flight to Take Mediators to Ground Zero in Ayodhya Tomorrow, Mini Secretariat Comes up for Talks - 11.03.2019

Sources confirmed that the SC-appointed mediators – former Supreme Court judge FMI Kalifulla, senior advocate Sriram Panchu and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar - will hold meetings at guest house of the engineering department of Awadh university.

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INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Allows Withdrawal of Liberty House Bid for ARGL - 08.03.2019

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has allowed withdrawal of UK-based Liberty House bid for ARGL on the plea of resolution professional of the debt-ridden company.

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TENANCY - SC Acquits Forest Range Officer who Killed 'Smuggler' in 'Self Defence' - 08.03.2019

Supreme Court has acquitted a Forest Range Officer accused of killing a man allegedly belonging to a smuggling party, on the ground that he did it in his self defence.

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TENANCY - Whether Disputes Between Landlord-Tenant Arbitrable: SC Refers the Question to Larger Bench - 08.03.2019

Supreme Court has referred to larger bench the correctness of its judgment in Himangni Enterprises v. Kamaljeet Singh Ahluwalia, in which it was held that where the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 applied between landlord and tenant, disputes between the said parties would not be arbitrable.

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FAMILY - Customary Divorce is Not a License to Remarry: SC - 08.03.2019

Supreme Court has ruled that marrying second time on the basis of a "customary divorce" from the first wife would render the second marriage void.

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CONSUMER - Consumer Forums have Jurisdiction to Dismiss Complaints In Limine: SC - 08.03.2019

Supreme Court has observed that consumer forums have the jurisdiction to dismiss the complaint in limine and decline its admission without notice to the opposite party.

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DIRECT TAXATION - Finance Ministry Enhances Income Tax Exemption for Gratuity up to Rs. 20 Lakhs - 07.03.2019

Ministry of Finance has enhanced income tax exemption for gratuity under section 10 (10) (iii) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 up to Rs. 20 lakhs.

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CRIMINAL - Mere Refusal to Marry is Not an Instigation to Commit Suicide: Chhattisgarh HC - 07.03.2019

Chhattisgarh High Court has observed that mere refusal to marry is not an instigation to commit suicide and will not attract charges of 'abetment to suicide'.

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CIVIL - Pregnancy of Candidates Not Reason to Change Selection Rules: Patna HC - 07.03.2019

Patna High Court has observed that right of a female to have child at pre-employment stage can't compel employer to mould terms and conditions of selection process and held that there is no compulsion on Employer to hold separate physical endurance test after candidate delivers child.

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COMPANY - Conversion of Unaccounted Money Through Cloak of Share Capital/Premium Must be Scrutinised: SC - 07.03.2019

Supreme Court has observed that assessee is under a legal obligation to prove receipt of share capital/premium to satisfaction of Assessing Officer, failure of which, would justify addition of the said amount to the income of the Assessee.

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ENVIRONMENT - NGT Imposes Fine of Rs. 500 Cr on Volkswagen for Cheating Emission Tests - 07.03.2019

National Green Tribunal has slapped a cost of Rs. 500 crore as damages on German automobile major Volkswagen while holding it guilty of causing environmental damage and using cheat devices in its vehicles.

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CRIMINAL - AgustaWestland: CBI Court Directs to Shift Christian Michel to Cell Meant for Undertrials - 06.03.2019

A Special CBI Court in New Delhi has directed to shift Chirstian Michel, the alleged middleman in AgustaWestland case, to cell meant for undertrails from the present high security cell which is meant for convicts.

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MOTOR VEHICLES - SC Asks Govt to Consider Setting Up Mediation Authority for Disposal of Motor Accident Claims - 06.03.2019

Supreme Court has recommended to Government to examine feasibility of setting up mediation authority for motor accident claims by making necessary amendments in Motor Vehicles Act itself.

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CRIMINAL - SC Review Sets Free 6 Death Row Convicts - 06.03.2019

Supreme Court has set aside its own judgment of 2009 and set free six convicts sent to death row, concluding that they had been “falsely implicated” in a 16-year-old case of rape and multiple murder.

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CIVIL - Delhi HC Slams State Traffic Police for Not Doing Job Properly - 06.03.2019

Delhi High Court has chided Delhi Traffic Police for deploying cops who ignore violations and instead are busy chatting and asked the special CP in charge to sensitise his force.

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CIVIL - SC Sets Aside NGT Order Enlarging Buffer Zones Around Bengaluru Water Bodies - 06.03.2019

Supreme Court has set aside National Green Tribunal's order enlarging buffer zone limits around lakes and water bodies in Bengaluru.

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CIVIL - SC Stays Haryana Government’s Move to Permit Construction in Aravali Zone - 05.03.2019

Supreme Court has stayed Haryana Government's decision of amending Punjab Land Preservation Act (LPA) which allows construction in sections of ecologically sensitive Aravalis and asked not to enact the law that opens thousands of acres for construction purpose in Aravali forests.

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CIVIL - Madras HC Refuses to Grant Interim Relief to Sterlite - 05.03.2019

Madras High Court has refused to grant interim relief to Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit, which has been shut for nine months now.

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PROPERTY - Person can’t Claim Right to a Sibling’s Self-Acquired Property - 05.03.2019

Delhi High Court has said that a person can’t claim a right to a sibling’s self-acquired property, while evicting a woman from her brother’s south Delhi home.

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CRIMINAL - SC Commutes Death Penalty to Man, Says His Poems Show He is Reformative - 05.03.2019

Supreme Court has commuted to life term the death penalty awarded to a man for murdering a child, saying he wanted to reform himself and poems written by him in jail indicate that he realised his mistake.

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CIVIL - Bombay HC Issues Directives Regarding Foreign Nationals Overstaying by Obtaining Bail Orders - 05.03.2019

Bombay High Court has issued some important directives to deal with issue of foreign nationals who are found to be overstaying or who are found without proper valid travel documents like passport/visa.

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CRIMINAL - Pulwama Terror Attack Remarks: Gauhati HC Grants Interim Anticipatory Bail to Papri Banerjee - 05.03.2019

Gauhati High Court has granted interim anticipatory bail to Papri Banerjee, Assistant Professor at Icon College, accused of posting a controversial comment about Pulwama Terror Attack in her Facebook page.

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FAMILY - Adopt Liberal Approach while Dealing with Divorce Pleas Based on Mutual Consent: Kerala HC - 05.03.2019

Kerala High Court has observed that a liberal approach needs to be adopted while dealing with divorce applications based on mutual consent.

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CIVIL - SC Issues Directions Regarding Rehabilitation of Cured Mental Patients - 05.03.2019

Supreme Court has issued some directives for rehabilitation of those who are cured of mental illness but still languishing in asylums due to unwillingness of their families to take them back.

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