20 May 2019


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Raid in Upscale Gurgaon Locality Leads to Arrest of 6 Women Among 24 on Charges of Flesh Trade - 27.05.2019

The accused were booked under different sections of the Immoral Trafficking Act. They were produced before a local court which released them on bail after giving them a strong warning.

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Indian Charged With Transporting Illegal Immigrants From Canada to US - 26.05.2019

Jawant Singh, 30, who was caught by a Border Patrol agent with the help of a Customs and Border Protection Agency helicopter, was accused in a federal court in Syracuse, New York, of transporting two illegal immigrants.

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NGO Writes to PM Seeking Strict Fire Safety Laws After Blaze in Surat Coaching Centre Kills 22 - 26.05.2019

The United Human Rights Federation said no political party has shown strong will to bring stringent laws despite the Supreme Court's directions in this connection.

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NDA Govt Swings Into Action 2 Days After Landslide Victory, Submits Final Reply in SC in Rafale Case - 25.05.2019

Filing a written submission in the case, the government asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition as 'any interference may affect operational preparedness of Indian Air Force'.

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Delhi Court Dismisses Subramanian Swamy's Plea in Sunanda Pushkar Death Case - 25.05.2019

Special Judge Arun Bhardwaj said that Swamy has no locus-standi to file the application and dismissed his plea seeking to bring on record a vigilance report.

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UK Court Orders Vijay Mallya to Repay USD 135 Million Loan to British Beverage Giant Diageo - 25.05.2019

The three claimants in the case are pursuing Vijay Mallya over an agreement struck in February 2016, under which he would step down as chair of United Spirits in exchange for a financial agreement.

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Madras High Court Quashes Criminal Case Against IPS Officer Jaffer Sait - 25.05.2019

Justice P Rajamanickam on Thursday quashed the proceedings of the criminal case as the Union Home Ministry declined sanction for prosecution against the officer through an order dated November 29, 2013.

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Lawyers Call Off Strike After Month-long Shutdown Across Bengal Courts - 25.05.2019

Lawyers of the Howrah district court and the staff of Howrah Municipal Corporation, premises of which are located opposite to each other, had allegedly clashed over issues relating to the parking of vehicles.

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Full Strength at SC for First Time Since 2008 as Four New Judges Administered Oath of Office - 24.05.2019

In 2008 Parliament had increased the number of judges from 26 to 31.

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SC Declines to Hear Ex-Kolkata Top Cop's Plea Against Arrest in Saradha Chit Fund Case - 24.05.2019

Rejecting the plea, an apex court bench observed that Kumar's plea was not maintainable in court and it would not waste time on it.

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Consider Allowing FIRs via SMS, Email, WhatsApp in Cases of Missing People, Delhi Court Tells Police - 24.05.2019

The recent order by a bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal came while hearing a PIL initiated by the court on its own on a woman's complaint alleging inaction by police when she informed it about the alleged abduction of her husband.

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Military Court Directs Govt to Produce Records on Selection of New Navy Chief - 23.05.2019

The direction by the Armed Forces Tribunal here came in response to a petition filed by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma challenging the defence ministry's order appointing Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Navy Chief, overlooking his seniority.

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CJI Gogoi Attains Rare Feat, Oversees Appointment of 10 Supreme Court Judges In His Eight-Month Tenure - 22.05.2019

On Wednesday, the central government cleared the appointment of four new judges to the Supreme Court after accepting the recommendations of the Collegium headed by the CJI. The appointments of Justices BR Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and AS Bopanna have been notified by the President and their oath-taking ceremony is expected to take place later this week.

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Court to Decide on Case Against Rahul Gandhi for Derogatory Remarks Against PM Modi on June 7 - 22.05.2019

The court was hearing the complaint filed by an advocate, who has sought direction to the police to register an FIR against Gandhi for allegedly making derogatory remarks in 2016 against PM Modi, accusing him of hiding behind the blood of soldiers and cashing in on their sacrifice.

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Govt Deliberately Misled Court in Rafale Case, Review Petitioners Inform SC - 22.05.2019

The apex court, in a verdict last year, had said there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets and dismissed the petitions seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Rs 58,000-crore deal.

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Fake Invoice Racket Busted by GST Commissionerate - 22.05.2019

Based on information received from Kolkata and investigation, the Commissionerate registered cases against these firms which have been allegedly indulging in procuring and supplying fake GST invoices without actual supply of goods mentioned in the invoices.

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Supreme Court Says West Bengal Lawyers' Strike Since April 29 An 'Extraordinary' Situation - 22.05.2019

The apex court noted that the 'call for cessation of work given by the Bar Council of West Bengal' last month was proving to be a hindrance in seeking relief for eight persons, who were arrested on April 23 in connection with the alleged IPL betting racket.

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Himachal Pradesh High Court Quashes Sexual Assault FIR Against Actor Jeetendra - 22.05.2019

The judge said the contents of the FIR do not provide ground to proceed against the accused, as they appear to be 'vague' and inherently absurd.

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Vice Admiral Bimal Verma Files Fresh Plea in Military Court on Appointment of New Navy Chief - 22.05.2019

Last week, the defence ministry rejected Verma's petition challenging the appointment of his junior, Vice Admiral Singh, as the next Navy Chief.

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Malegaon Blast Case: Pragya Thakur, Two Other Accused Exempted From Court Appearance - 21.05.2019

While Pragya Thakur and Sudhakar Chaturvedi said they are busy with preparations for the upcoming results of the Lok Sabha polls, which they had contested, Purohit cited personal difficulties.

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SC Stays Delhi HC Order Disallowing Black Money Law to Operate Retrospectively - 21.05.2019

The Supreme Court stayed the May 16 order of the High Court, which had restrained the I-T department from taking any action against VVIP chopper scam accused Gautam Khaitan, against whom a black money case has been lodged.

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Saradha Case: SC Rejects Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's Plea - 21.05.2019

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused Kumar of tampering with evidence in the Saradha case chit fund scam case to shield powerful politicians.

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Anil Ambani to Withdraw Defamation Suits Against Congress, National Herald - 21.05.2019

The formal process to withdraw the suits will be taken up in the court when it resumes after the summer vacation.

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PMLA Case: Robert Vadra Moves Court Seeking Permission to Travel Abroad - 21.05.2019

Robert Vadra, facing investigation in a money laundering case, was directed on April 1 not to leave the country without prior permission by a court here which had granted him anticipatory bail while imposing several other conditions.

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Amid Budgam Crash Court Inquiry, Commanding Officer of IAF's Srinagar Base Transferred - 21.05.2019

The CoI was probing whether the helicopter crashed after being accidentally hit by the IAF's air defence system, which was on highest alert following the Balakot strikes.

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Maintenance to Estranged Wife is for Survival, Not a Bounty, Says Delhi High Court - 20.05.2019

The court order came while dismissing a man's plea challenging a trial court's May 2017 order directing him to pay an interim maintenance of Rs 40,000 to his estranged wife from the date of filing of the application -- March 2014.

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Indian-origin Man Guilty of Trying to Join ISIS Jailed for 14 Years in UK - 20.05.2019

Hanzalah Patel, from the British city of Leicester, denied the charges but was found guilty by a jury at the end of a trial at Birmingham Crown Court in April.

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Former Kolkata Top Cop Moves Supreme Court Seeking Protection from Arrest - 20.05.2019

The top court asked Kumar's counsel to approach the Secretary General of the court for setting up of a three-judge bench.

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Delhi High Court Directs Twitter, Google to Take Down Articles About EbixCash - 17.05.2019

Delhi High Court has directed Twitter and Google to take down certain articles published by Viceroy Research Group. The articles had defamatory content against EbixCash World Money.

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Bombay High Court: Only Rape Victim's Testimony Not Always Reliable - 17.05.2019

Bombay High Court has quashed and set aside the conviction of a 19-year-old man in a rape case, while observing that only the testimony of the victim cannot always be considered as adequate evidence.

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Acid Attack Case: Delhi High Court Sends Man to Jail for Rest of Life - 17.05.2019

Delhi High Court has sent a man to prison for the rest of his life for killing a 16-year-old girl by throwing acid on her.

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Delhi High Court: ‘MeToo’ Cannot Become a ‘Sullying You Too’ Campaign - 17.05.2019

Delhi High Court has observed that stirring the embers of the “MeToo” campaign by continuously republishing articles based on sexual harassment complaints, where women remained anonymous, violates a man’s right to privacy inherent to which are his right to be forgotten and be left alone.

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Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt to Place Before Cabinet Need for More Fast Track, Commercial Courts - 17.05.2019

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to place before the Cabinet the requirement for 18 more fast track and 22 commercial courts taking note of the pendency of sexual assault and business dispute cases.

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Telangana High Court Directs State Govt to Declare Re-verified Intermediate Results by May 27 - 16.05.2019

Telangana High Court has directed the State Government and the Board of Intermediate Education to declare the results of re-verified answer scripts and upload answer sheets of all failed students by May 27.

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Supreme Court: Termination of Arbitration Proceedings Cannot Be Recalled - 16.05.2019

Supreme Court has noted that the termination of Arbitration proceedings by the Arbitrator under Section 32(2) (c) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 cannot be recalled.

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Madras High Court Rejects Plea Seeking Cancellation of Thiruparankundram Byelection - 16.05.2019

Madras High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation seeking either to cancel or postpone the May 19 byelection to Thiruparankundram assembly constituency alleging distribution of money to votes by political parties.

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Delhi High Court: Is Forensic Lab Ready to Handle Rush of Cases - 16.05.2019

Delhi High Court has sought to know if the city’s Forensic Science Laboratory is prepared to handle deluge of such cases with crime investigations increasingly dependent on clues hidden in mobile phones and CCTV footage.

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Bandipora Rape Case: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Directs IGP to File Status Report by Friday - 15.05.2019

J & K HC took suo moto cognizance of the Bandipora rape case of a three-year-old girl and directed IG of Police (Kashmir zone) to file a status report by Friday.

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Delhi HC Declines To Hear Petition On Kamal Haasan's Godse Remark - 15.05.2019

Delhi HC has refused to entertain a petition which referred to actor-cum-politician Kamal Haasan's remark about Mahatma Gandhi's assassin being a Hindu terrorist and had sought directions to the Election Commission to "restrict" misuse of religion for poll gains.

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Kerala High Court Declines Plea to Stay KSEB’s Work at Santhivanam - 15.05.2019

Kerala High Court has rejected the plea to stay the work being undertaken by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) for drawing a 110-kV power line over a plot of land known as Santhivanam at North Paravur.

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Bombay HC Directs DGP To Set Up SIT To Conduct A Fresh Investigation In Alleged Fake Encounter Case - 15.05.2019

Bombay High Court has directed the DG of Police, Maharashtra to set up a SIT in order to conduct a fresh probe into the death of one Sham Athwale who suffered from 40% disability and was killed in an alleged fake encounter.

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Supreme Court: South Delhi Municipal Corporation’s BS-IV Diesel Vehicles Get Clearance - 15.05.2019

Supreme Court has permitted South Delhi Municipal Corporation to register 86 of its Bharat Standard (BS-IV-compliant diesel vehicles with the Regional Transport Office.

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NCLT Refuses to Stay Voting by Creditors of Jaypee Infra - 15.05.2019

NCLT has cleared the way for voting by Committee of Creditors of Jaypee Infratech in which the lenders are set to decide on NBCC India’s offer for the debt ridden realty firm.

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National Green Tribunal Asks MOD to Submit Report on Compliance of Environmental Norms by Armed Force - 14.05.2019

NGT has directed the Ministry of Defence to submit a report on a plea seeking scientific disposal of waste generated by weapons, hospitals and other establishments of the armed forces.

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SEBI Initiates Action Against HDFC MF & Kotak MF For Delay in FMP Payments - 14.05.2019

SEBI has issued notices to mutual fund companies that defaulted on Fixed Maturity Plan payments. SEBI has taken action for not fulfilling the investor protection norms by delaying the payments due on fixed maturity plan and for giving loan against shares.

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Supreme Court: There Cannot Be Any Reservation in Qualifying Examinations - 14.05.2019

Supreme Court has clarified while hearing a plea seeking 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker section in Central Teacher Eligibility Test -2019 that “For qualifying examinations there cannot be any reservation”.

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Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Advance Poll Timing in Lok Sabha Election - 13.05.2019

Supreme Court has rejected a plea seeking a direction to the Election Commission to advance poll timings to 5:30 am from 7 am for the seventh phase of Lok Sabha polls in view of searing heat and the month of Ramzan.

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Supreme Court Bars Lawyer Convicted For Criminal Contempt From Entering Allahabad District Court - 13.05.2019

Supreme Court observed while upholding the Allahabad High Court order convicting an Advocate for criminal contempt for misbehaving and assaulting a Chief Judicial Magistrate that Judges are not fearful saints, but have to be fearless preachers.

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Supreme Court Rejects Birla Corp SLP on Document Theft - 13.05.2019

Supreme Court has dismissed a special leave petition (SLP) moved by MP Birla Group company, Birla Corporation, against a group of minority shareholders who are close associates of the larger Birla family, alleging theft of vital documents from its registered office at Birla Building in Kolkata.

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Supreme Court: Afraid of What You Will Do With Property? - 13.05.2019

Supreme Court has observed that it would pass orders on handing over the projects to other companies and would consider the option of Government-Owned NBCC, Hudco or reputed private companies like Larsen & Toubro after Noida and Greater Noida authorities said they won't be able to complete Amrapali projects.

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