25 March 2019


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Court Martial of Major Gogoi Completed; May Face Reduction of Seniority - 31.03.2019

The court martial process against his driver, Sameer Malla, who was facing charges of unauthorised absence from the unit, was also completed recently in the Kashmir valley and he is likely to be given a "severe reprimand".

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Extending VVPAT to More Than One Booth Will Delay Counting by Six Days, EC Tells Supreme Court - 30.03.2019

Furnishing a reply, the Commission told the court that manual matching of VVPAT with EVMs is also prone to human errors.

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Bilkis Bano Case: SC Asks Gujarat Govt to Take Action Against Erring Cops in Two Weeks - 30.03.2019

The top court has also termed the Rs 5 lakh compensation offered by the Gujarat government 'interim', adding that the plea for exemplary compensation will be heard on April 23.

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Will Pay Maintenance Money to Wife With Rahul Gandhi's Nyay Scheme: Jobless Man to Court - 30.03.2019

The man told a court in Indore that his financial condition is not good and he could make regular payments to his wife only after getting benefits under Congress's NYAY scheme.

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May Share Same Cell as Mallya, There is Space: UK Judge at Nirav Modi's Hearing - 30.03.2019

India has informed the UK court that Mallya will be lodged in one of the high security barracks located in a two-storey building inside the prison complex.

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A Movie Can't Affect Ayodhya Mediation, Observes SC as it Refuses to Stall Release of 'Ram Ki Janmabhoomi' - 29.03.2019

The film 'Ram Ki Janmabhoomi', directed by Sanoj Mishra, revolves around the controversial issue of Ram Mandir.

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SC to Hear Pleas Challenging 10 Percent EWS Reservation on April 8 - 29.03.2019

The apex court had earlier said it was not in favour of passing an order to refer the issue of 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections across all classes to a constitution bench.

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Samjhauta Case Accused Remain Unpunished for Want of Credible Evidence: Special Court - 29.03.2019

The Court said that the prosecution has failed to adduce evidence to make out the culpability of accused persons for the charged offenses

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A Hotel with A Swimming Pool Owes Its Patrons A Duty of Care, Says Supreme Court - 29.03.2019

The court awarded a compensation of Rs 62.5 lakh to the family of a man who had drowned in a hotel in Kerala in March 2006, observing that the management cannot shirk the responsibility of assuring the safety of its patrons.

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Delhi Court Reserves Order on Robert Vadra's Anticipatory Bail Plea for April 1 - 29.03.2019

Vadra, facing allegations of money laundering in purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square worth 1.9 million pounds, was granted interim protection from arrest by the court till March 27.

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Supreme Court to Hear On April 8 Pleas Challenging Centre’s Decision on 10% Quota - 29.03.2019

The top court had earlier refused to stay the Centre’s decision to grant 10% quota in jobs and admissions to poor candidates in the general category. But it had agreed to examine the validity of the law and issued a notice to the Centre on the pleas.

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Minimum Income Scheme Can be Realised by Cutting Other Doles, Says Former RBI Governor - 29.03.2019

In a big bang election promise, the Congress earlier this week announced that 20% families belonging to the poorest category will be given Rs 72,000 each annually as minimum income if his party comes to power.

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Samjhauta Blast: Court Says Crucial Evidence Left Out, Points to Gaping Holes - 29.03.2019

The judge Jagdeep Singh in his order has on multiple occasions noted in his order how NIA failed to establish the guilt of the accused with supporting evidence.

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Delhi HC Declines to Interfere With Release of Film 'Ram Ki Janmabhoomi' on Plea of 'Mughal Prince' - 29.03.2019

The court directed the movie's producer to hold private screening of the film for the petitioner, Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

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Bombay HC Asks Women-run Taxi Service to Give Up Exclusive Pick Up Counter - 29.03.2019

The Bombay High Court asked the Priyadarshini taxi operators to try operating from the new counter in the general bay as proposed by the Mumbai International Airport Ltd for a month and see if the same was feasible.

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Not Taking Breath Analyser Test Does Not Mean Air India Pilot Was Drunk: Delhi HC - 29.03.2019

The Delhi High Court did not agree with the pilot's contention that he was in a hurry to take the flight and due to shortage of time, he could not take the pre-flight breath analyser test.

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Constitutional Anarchy in Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal, Centre Tells Supreme Court - 29.03.2019

Appearing before a bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta claimed that the central agencies were in a perpetual state of fear and were being hounded for performing their duties.

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Extending VVPAT to More Than One Booth Can Defer Day of Counting, EC Tells Supreme Court - 29.03.2019

Furnishing a reply, the Commission told the court that manual matching of VVPAT with EVMs is also prone to human errors.

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JNU Sedition Case: Court Pulls up Delhi Police Over Non-appearance of DCP - 29.03.2019

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat issued fresh summons to the deputy commissioner of police (DCP) concerned for Saturday in the JNU sedition case.

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SC Grants Two More Months to SIT to Complete its Probe into 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots - 29.03.2019

The apex court also issued notice to parties on a plea by petitioner S Gurlad Singh Kahlon, a member of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, seeking inquiry into role of 62 policemen named in the riots.

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ED Chief vs Special Director Over Transfer of Officer Sent to London For Nirav Modi’s Case - 29.03.2019

Joint director Satyabrata Kumar is currently representing the investigative agency in Westminster Magistrates Court in London where Nirav Modi and his legal team will make a second bail application in a short while from now.

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Nirav Modi Denied Bail For the Second Time, But London Court Says India's Witnesses Inconsistent - 29.03.2019

The police custody of the fugitive billionaire, who was arrested on March 20, has been extended till April 26, when the next bail hearing will take place.

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SC Fixes April 23 for Final Hearing of Income Tax Case Against Sonia, Rahul - 29.03.2019

The Gandhis and senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes have challenged the Delhi High Court's September 10 verdict which dismissed their plea against the re-assessment of their tax for 2011-12.

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No SC/ST Representation, Lack of Policies and Excuses Leave Panel Fuming Over 'Discrimination' in DMRC - 28.03.2019

The panel noted that from 2014-17, the DMRC sent 36 employees for training abroad, of which only one was from the SC community, which clearly shows its the casual attitude for equal treatment for their SC/ST employees.

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‘Ready to Return If....': Amid Buzz of Grand Alliance Backing, Raghuram Rajan Hints at Comeback - 28.03.2019

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan is speculated to be the opposition’s choice for finance minister if the grand alliance comes to power in upcoming elections.

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College Student Moves Bombay HC to Abort Foetus, Cites 'Fragile' Mental Health - 28.03.2019

The petitioner approached the Bombay high court saying though the foetus has no known abnormalities and the pregnancy doesn't pose a threat to her physical well being, carrying the pregnancy to its full term will be detrimental to her mental health.

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Apex Court Awards 3-month Jail to Lawyer for Contempt, Suspends Sentence on Apology - 28.03.2019

It had issued notice to the lawyer on the punishment to be imposed on him for committing contempt of court and had sought his response within two weeks.

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MP Given Two Weeks to Explain Move to Increase OBC Quota from 14% to 27% - 28.03.2019

A group of medical students on March 8 had challenged the ordinance and had sought directions from the High Court that the upcoming medical counselling would be conducted under the existing 14% OBC reservation rule.

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Govt’s Electoral Bonds Scheme Lets Shell Firms Give Black Money to Political Parties, EC Tells Top Court - 28.03.2019

The Election Commission told the Supreme Court that electoral bonds hamper transparency in political funding, and it had informed the law ministry about flaws in the scheme in May 2017 itself.

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Modi Govt Declines RTI Query Asking for Details of Shaktikanta Das’ Appointment as RBI Governor - 27.03.2019

Shaktikanta Das was in December named as the Reserve Bank of India Governor by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by PM Narendra Modi.

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Dhoni Knocks on Supreme Court's Door Against Amrapali over Rs 40 Crore Dues - 27.03.2019

In 2009, the Dhoni had entered into multiple agreements with Amrapali to promote the group as its brand ambassador and granted exclusive rights to the builder to use his endorsement in marketing.

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Islamabad HC Asks Pakistan Govt to Take Custody, Ensure Protection of Abducted Hindu Girls - 26.03.2019

The Court has ordered protective measures fearing persecution, vengeful activities and the threat to the lives of the two girls, till the matter is in court.

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Saradha Scam: Very, Very Serious Allegations Made by CBI Against Kolkata’s Ex-police Chief, Says SC - 26.03.2019

The CBI had moved the Supreme Court after its officials were thwarted by the Kolkata Police when they had gone to Rajeev Kumar’s official residence to question him on February 3.

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Uphaar Tragedy: Delhi Court Issues Non-bailable Warrants Against Accused Sushil, Gopal Ansal - 26.03.2019

On June 13, 1997, a fire broke out at the Uphaar cinema hall during the screening of Bollywood film 'Border', killing 59 people and injuring over 100.

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Nirmohi Akhara Requests SC to Move Ayodhya Case Proceedings to 'Neutral Place' - 26.03.2019

It has also said that an amicable resolution would be possible only through "direct dialogue" between the UP Sunni Wakf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara.

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Delhi Court Summons Lawyer Gautam Khaitan, 3 Others on May 4 in Money-laundering Case - 26.03.2019

Khaitan, whose bail plea was earlier dismissed in this case, is lodged in Tihar jail and will be produced before the court.

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Chopper Case: Delhi Court Allows Rajeev Saxena to Turn Approver - 26.03.2019

The Enforcement Directorate had earlier told the court that it has no objection with Saxena being allowed to turn approver as it would be useful for the agency.

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SC Collegium Recommends 16 Lawyers as Kerala, Karnataka and Bombay HC Judges - 26.03.2019

In order to ascertain the suitability of the recommendees, the three-member Collegium have consulted the apex court judges conversant with the affairs of the High Court concerned before recommending their names for the appointment.

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Nirav Modi's Firm Moves Bombay High Court Against Order to Auction Paintings, Calls it Unlawful - 26.03.2019

The Income Tax Department had last month provisionally attached 29 properties and 105 bank accounts of Modi, his family members and firms as part of its probe.

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SC Issues Notice to CBI in Disproportionate Assets Case Against Mulayam Singh, Akhilesh Yadav - 25.03.2019

The bench was hearing a plea filed by Congress leader Vishwanath Chaturvedi seeking a direction to the probe agency to apprise the court of the status of the investigation.

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Delhi Court Extends Protection from Arrest to Chidambaram, Karti in Aircel-Maxis Case Till April 26 - 25.03.2019

P Chidambaram appeared before Special Judge O P Saini, who extended the interim relief granted to them.

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Delhi Court Extends Robert Vadra's Interim Protection From Arrest Till March 27 - 25.03.2019

Senior advocate K T S Tulsi, appearing for Robert Vadra, denied all allegations against him and said that Vadra has not misused the liberty granted to him by the court.

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‘EC Can’t Insulate Itself From Improvement’: On Oppn Plea, SC Calls For More VVPAT Matching in Polls - 25.03.2019

The apex court asked the Election Commission to file its reply on affidavit indicating the reasons of its satisfaction that purity of elections can be maintained and is being maintained.

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Gauhati HC Quashes Criminal Proceedings Against Union Minister Gohain in Rape Case - 25.03.2019

The four-time MP had earlier announced he will not contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls until his name was cleared by the High Court.

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CRIMINAL - Sec- 138 NI Act: Non-Filing of I-T Returns Doesn't Mean Complainant had No Income Source: MP HC - 22.03.2019

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that mere non-filing of Income Tax Return would not automatically dislodge the source of income of the complainant in a cheque bounce case under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.

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CIVIL - Power Distributors can't Demand Bill Beyond 2 Years Unless Amount Reflects as Arrears: Bombay HC - 22.03.2019

Bombay High Court has held that a power distribution licensee cannot demand charges or consumption of electricity for a period of more than two years preceding the date of first demand of such charges unless the amount of money owed is reflected in the electricity bill during the two-year period.

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CIVIL - Delhi HC Stays Order Barring JNU Students from Official Meetings - 22.03.2019

Delhi High Court has stayed order of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) executive council barring office-bearers of JNU student’s Union (JNUSU) from attending meetings of various schools and courses because they did not provide separate bills of their individual expenses during student union polls.

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CIVIL - Bombay HC Asks Industrialist Vijaypat Singhania Not to Release Autobiography till March 25 - 22.03.2019

Bombay High Court has restrained industrialist Vijaypat Singhania from releasing his autobiography "The Incomplete Man" till March 25.

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CONTRACT - Writ Petitions in Contract Matters Maintainable When There is Arbitrariness By State: SC - 22.03.2019

Supreme Court has reiterated that even in contract matters, a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India can be entertained by the high court, when there is arbitrariness on the part of the state.

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CIVIL - Centre Appoints Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as First Lokpal of India - 20.03.2019

Centre has appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose as Chairperson of first Lokpal under the Act.

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ELECTRICITY - CERC Asks Gridco to Refund Rs. 360 Crore to NTPC - 20.03.2019

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has instructed Gridco to refund adjusted amount (or Rs 359.69 crore) within seven days of date of order or be saddled with provisions of late payment surcharge as per Tariff Regulations.

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CRIMINAL - SC Quashes Criminal Cases and Lookout Notices Against Pramod Mittal - 20.03.2019

Supreme Court has quashed all criminal cases and lookout notices against NRI businessman Pramod Mittal, his wife and children after he paid up all his dues to public sector enterprise State Trading Corporation (STC).

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CIVIL - Delhi HC Asks DDA to Clean Up, Redevelop 12-Acre Park - 20.03.2019

Delhi High Court has ordered Delhi Development Authority to redevelop and preserve a 12-acre park in Ashok Vihar, lying neglected for decades.

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CIVIL - We Should Respect, Serve and Worship Our Parents: Chhattisgarh HC - 20.03.2019

Chhattisgarh High Court has said we should respect, serve and worship our parents, while dismissing a man's plea against providing maintenance to his step mother.

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SERVICE - Punjab and Haryana HC Expunges Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar's Remarks on Ashok Khemka - 19.03.2019

Punjab and Haryana High Court while upholding the plea of Senior bureaucrat Ashok Khemka has expunged adverse remarks made by Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in the IAS officer’s annual confidential appraisal report for 2016-2017.

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PROPERTY - Delhi HC: Forced and Unannounced Eviction Of Slum Dwellers Contrary To Law - 19.03.2019

Delhi High Court has observed that forced and unannounced eviction of jhuggi dwellers is contrary to law and authorities should ensure that displaced people are immediately rehabilitated.

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MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Negative Advertisements that Another Product is Bad and Unhealthy Not Permitted: Delhi HC - 19.03.2019

Delhi High Court while restraining Puro Salts from publishing advertisements in print and electronic media disparaging Tata Salts has held that negative advertisements to the effect that another product is bad and unhealthy cannot be permitted.

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CIVIL - “Sufficient Ground” for Withdrawal Of Suit in O 23 R 1(b) CPC Not Limited To Formal Defect: Orissa HC - 19.03.2019

Orissa HC while answering a reference arising out of conflicting judgments held that expression "sufficient grounds" occurring in Order 23, Rule 1(b) of Code of Civil Procedure (CPC) in relation of withdrawal of suits is not restricted to formal defects only.

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EDUCATION - Delhi HC Stays Dental Council of India's Orders for Cancellation of Admission - 18.03.2019

Delhi High Court has stayed all orders passed by Dental Council of India (DCI) through which admissions of more than 50 students in various private dental colleges of state for session 2018-19 were cancelled in January 2019.

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CIVIL - Delhi HC Sets Aside State's Order, Allows Interim Fee Hike by Schools - 18.03.2019

Delhi High Court has allowed private unaided schools in national capital to go ahead with an interim hike in fees to implement recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission on salaries of teachers and other employees and quashed Delhi Government's circular of April last, which had prohibited private unaided schools functioning on government land from hiking tuition fees without approval of the Directorate of Education (DoE).

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CIVIL - Meghalaya Miners: SC Asks Petitioner to Talk to Families of Miners - 18.03.2019

Supreme Court has asked petitioner who had petitioned against calling off of rescue operations of labourers who were trapped in a flooded illegal rat-hole mine in Meghalaya, to ascertain from families of "deceased" (miners) if they wish to have their bodies recovered.

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SERVICE - Gramin Dak Sewak Not an 'Employee' Under Payment of Gratuity Act: SC - 18.03.2019

Supreme Court has held that a Gramin Dak Sewak is not an "employee" under the Payment of Gratuity Act and also observed that Gramin Dak Sewaks are engaged as Extra Departmental Agents, a post governed by the 2011 Rules, which have a separate provision for payment of Gratuity.

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FAMILY - Heart Wrenching to See Children Suffering in Custody Battle Between Parents: SC - 18.03.2019

Supreme Court, while delivering a judgment in yet another custody battle between parents, has expressed concern about children, and observed it is heart wrenching to see that the innocent child is the ultimate sufferer who gets caught up in the legal and psychological battle between the parents.

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CIVIL - Kerala HC Strikes Down Discriminatory Girls' Hostel Rules - 18.03.2019

Kerala High Court has struck down a stipulation in Hostel Rules which barred girl boarders from going for the first and second show movies and observed that girl is having equal freedom similar to a boy.

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