24 June 2019


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Two Murder Accused Shot Outside Court in Jabalpur, Seven Held - 01.07.2019

The incident took place at Patan, when two men, facing a murder trial, were coming out of the court and they were shot.

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'Protests Becoming Full-time Profession in Tamil Nadu': Madras High Court Flags Concern - 01.07.2019

Justice Anand Venkatesh made the observations while posting to July 1 a petition by AMMK founder TTV Dhinakaran seeking a direction to the police to allow his proposed protest in Cuddalore against a project for extraction of hydrocarbons.

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Ayodhya Dispute, Rafale and Contempt Case Against Rahul Gandhi: SC Set for Packed Schedule from July 1 - 01.07.2019

The top court, which will function with its full judicial strength of 31 judges under the stewardship of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, reopens after a six-week summer vacation.

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24,000+ Coal Mines Turning Meghalaya Rivers Acidic, Water Unfit for Human Consumption, Says NGT Panel - 01.07.2019

The NGT panel says it is considering a Rs 17 lakh pilot project proposal to treat the acidic water using the micro algae method.

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Maoists Kill Tribal Man Following Kangaroo Court Verdict in Odisha - 01.07.2019

A group of 15 to 20 armed Maoists stormed Kukurukundi village, close to Chhattisgarh, on Friday night and forcibly took away three persons on the suspicion of being police informers, he said.

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Plea in Delhi High Court for Enforcement of Mental Health Care Law - 01.07.2019

The plea said the object of the Act is to provide mental health care and services for persons with mental illness and to protect, promote and fulfil the rights of such persons during delivery of the care and services.

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A Category and Point System of Its Own: What it Took to Validate the Maratha Reservation - 28.06.2019

The Maratha reservation issue has been contentious on several grounds, especially because an entire point system was created to justify the 'backwardness' of the Marathas. Here is how the Bombay court justified the move.

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Sherin Mathews Case: Orphanage That Gave Toddler Up for Adoption Suspected Foul Play in Her Death - 28.06.2019

Less than three years later, the fears expressed by Babita Kumari, the secretary of the now defunct Mother Teresa Orphanage and Childrens Home in Nalanda district, have been vindicated with a Dallas court in the US awarding life sentence to the toddler's adoptive father on Wednesday.

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New Roster in Supreme Court: Top Five Judges to Hear PIL Matters - 28.06.2019

On May 24, when the Supreme Court was on vacation, four new judges were administered the oath of office by the CJI taking the overall number of judges to 31 the full sanctioned strength of the top court since 2008.

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Cops Asked to be Alert As Celebrations Expected After Bombay HC Upholds Maratha Reservation - 28.06.2019

The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and education, but said the quota should be reduced from the present 16 per cent to 12 to 13 per cent.

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UK Court Again Extends Fugitive Businessman Nirav Modi's Remand, to Remain in Prison till July 25 - 28.06.2019

Earlier on Thursday, the Switzerland government froze the Swiss Bank accounts of Modi on the Enforcement Directorate’s request.

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Mumbai Court Asks Cops Not to Take Coercive Action Against Binoy Kodiyeri in Rape Case - 28.06.2019

Binoy Kodiyeri, son of Kerala state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) K Balakrishnan, had filed an anticipatory bail application in the court in connection with a rape case.

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CBI Files Charge Sheet in Second Rape Case against Absconding Guru Dixit - 28.06.2019

The agency had filed FIR against him in two cases of rape and a case against unidentified disciples for allegedly obstructing the work of a high court-appointed committee, which went to the ashram on December 19, 2017.

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BJP-Sena Leaders and Opposition Unite to Hail Bombay HC Order Upholding Maratha Reservation - 28.06.2019

Speaking in the Legislative Assembly in its monsoon session, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said it is a matter of happiness that the high court has upheld his government's decision to grant quota to the community.

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28-year-old Gangrape Survivor Brutally Beaten in Greater Noida Day Before Court Hearing - 28.06.2019

The accused had hit the woman with an iron rod on her head, strangulated her and then, assuming that she was dead, dumped her on an isolated patch along the road.

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AgustaWestland Chopper Scam : SC Stays HC Order Allowing Rajeev Saxena to Go Abroad for Treatment - 27.06.2019

The bench, comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai, also asked the director of AIIMS to examine Rajeev Saxena's mental and physical health and file a report within three weeks.

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SC Stays High Court Order Allowing Agusta Westland Scam​ Accused Rajeev Saxena to Go Abroad - 27.06.2019

On June 10, the Delhi High Court order had permitted Rajeev Saxena to visit UAE, UK and Europe from June 25 to July 24 for the treatment of blood cancer and other ailments.

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2 IAS Officials Dismissed, 9 IPS Officers Suspended on Corruption Charges in Last 5 Years - 27.06.2019

After obtaining sanction of the central government, the state government or investigating agency files the charge-sheets to prosecute the accused IAS / IPS officer before the court of law, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

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'What if...': Why CBI, ED Now Have Doubts Over Pardon to VVIP Chopper Scam Accused - 27.06.2019

In their respective affidavits before the Supreme Court, Enforcement Directorate and CBI have raised serious concerns over relying on Rajiv Saxena and said that may never come back if he is allowed to go abroad.

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Setback for Congress as SC Gives Nod to Poll Panel to Conduct Simultaneous RS Elections in Gujarat - 26.06.2019

Refusing to entertain the Congress petition, the SC asked the party to file an election petition and said it could not interfere at the moment.

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Delhi Court Sentences AAP MLA to Three Months in Jail for Obstructing Polling Process in 2013 - 26.06.2019

Calling it undemocratic, the Delhi court said that the convict was himself contesting the elections and therefore, is expected to know the laws which govern the election process in India.

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Uttarakhand Govt to Move SC on High Court’s Ban on Night Stay in High Himalayan Meadows - 26.06.2019

State Forest Minister said the ban on camping and night stay in that came last year has badly hit trekking activities and traders associated with adventure sports, causing much concern to the government.

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4 Waste Trucks, 30 Cleaning Staff: HC to Decide on Gupta Brothers' Rs 3 Crore-Environment Damage - 26.06.2019

Vaibhav Gupta, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Joshimath said that the issue of refund of Rs 3 crore security deposit would be decided at the next high court hearing on July 8.

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Muzaffarpur Court Orders Probe Against Harsh Vardhan, Mangal Pandey Over Encephalitis Deaths - 25.06.2019

The Magistrate’s orders come hours after the Supreme Court pulled up Bihar government over the deaths of children over 160 in the Encephalitis outbreak.

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Maharashtra Court Rejects Bail Pleas of 3 Women Doctors in Tadvi Suicide Case - 25.06.2019

Payal Tadvi's family alleged that three of her seniors - Ahuja, Meher and Khandelwal - used to rag her and hurl casteist abuses at her, forcing her to take the extreme step.

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Forest Fire Serious Problem in Hilly Areas of Uttarakhand Says Supreme Court - 25.06.2019

A vacation bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai allowed the petitioner to file a copy of the directions of the Uttarakhand High Court on the issue of forest fire.

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PNB Scam: Bombay HC Seeks Report from JJ Hospital Doctors on Choksi's Health - 25.06.2019

Choksi, accused of money laundering by the Enforcement Directorate in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank scam, is presently in Antigua and has told the high court that he is unable to travel to India due to ill health.

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SC Refuses to Entertain Plea Challenging Maratha Quota in PG Medical Colleges - 25.06.2019

We are not inclined to interfere with the impugned order passed by the High Court as the admission process for the academic year 2019-20 has concluded on 17th June, 2019. The special leave petition is, accordingly, dismissed, the bench said.

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Court Grants Bail to American Aid Worker in Meghalaya - 25.06.2019

The Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class D G Kharshiing granted bail to Theodore M Moallem with a condition that he would not leave the jurisdiction of the court and cooperate with the investigation, said his counsel S K Joshi.

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SEBI Imposes Rs 10 Lakh Fine on Four Individuals for Fraudulent Trade - 25.06.2019

The regulator had conducted a probe from March 2012 to March 2013 relating to the trading activity of the four individuals in the scrip of Shree Shaleen.

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New Triple Talaq Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha - 21.06.2019

Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. The bill seeks to ban the practice of instant triple talaq.

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NCLT Sets 90-day Deadline for Jet Airways Bankruptcy Resolution - 21.06.2019

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) while admitting insolvency petition moved by State Bank of India against Jet Airways has instructed that the resolution process must be wrapped up within 90 days as the matter is of national importance.

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Assault Bid: Kerala High Court Directs Police to Conduct Probe - 20.06.2019

Kerala High Court has directed the Kottayam District Police Chief to conduct an investigation into the alleged attempt to assault the Kottayam municipal secretary following the removal of unauthorised flex boards related to the M.G. University arts festival.

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Telangana High Court: No Serious Error by Intermediate Board - 20.06.2019

Telangana High Court has rejected the petitions filed separately by Balala Hakkula Sangham, represented by its president P Achyuta Rao, and Rapolu Bhaskar, advocate, seeking judicial enquiry into the alleged irregularities that took place in Intermediate results and for payment of Rs 50 lakh compensation to families of the students who have committed suicide and to take action against the erring officials responsible for the fiasco.

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Karnataka High Court Asks State Government to Submit Report on Prison Facilities - 20.06.2019

Karnataka High Court has asked the State Govt to submit a comprehensive report on the facilities provided to the prisoners in jails across the State based on last year’s Supreme Court directives. The Court directed the government advocate to provide details on the availability of washrooms, facilities extended to women prisoners with children, quality of food and visitation facilities. The status report should also include details on the medical facilities available at prisons.

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Madras High Court Recommends Nadigar Sangam to Change its Election Venue - 20.06.2019

Madras High Court has recommended that the South Indian Film Artistes’ Association, popularly known as the Nadigar Sangam, could select an alternative venue for its elections because the city police were of the view that the Dr. MGR Janaki College of Arts and Science in Raja Annamalaipuram may not be a conducive place for the actors to congregate in large numbers.

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ITAT Pune: Deities Are Assessable According to Tax Rates Applicable to Individuals - 20.06.2019

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT Pune) has held that the tax rates applicable to individuals are also applicable to deities under the Income Tax Act, 1961. The Tribunal noted that the trust has been created in the year 1968 and as per the trust deed, the entire income is to be used for the upkeep of Deity.

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Karnataka High Court Confirms Direction to Son and Wife to Vacate House - 20.06.2019

Karnataka High Court has confirmed an order of the local police directing a son to vacate the house of his parents after it was proved that he along with his wife were troubling them to the extent of physically assaulting the father instead of taking care him. The parents due to the ill-treatment had been forced to leave the house.

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Custodial Death: Former IPS Officer Sanjiv Bhatt Sentenced to Life Imprisonment - 20.06.2019

Gujarat Court has sentenced sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt to life imprisonment in a 30-year-old custodial death case. The sentence by the Gujarat Court comes a week after the Supreme Court refused to consider a plea by Mr Bhatt to examine 11 additional witnesses, stating that a similar plea had been rejected on May 24.

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Kerala High Court: CAT Chairman, Members Do Not Occupy High Position of High Court Judge - 19.06.2019

Kerala High Court noted that the post of Members of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) is only statutory and not constitutional and that they do not occupy the exalted position of a Judge of the High Court.

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KHC Recommends Drive to Check Illegal Vehicles Which Shuttle School Kids in Violation of MV Act - 19.06.2019

Karnataka High Court (KHC) has recommended to the State Government and police authorities to carry out a special drive outside schools, to check on illegal vehicles including auto rickshaws which ferry school children in contravention to the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (MV Act). The Court held that prima facie it not satisfied with the action taken by the State.

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Supreme Court: Cannot Burden Insurer to Follow Up on Insufficient Disclosure of Material Facts - 19.06.2019

Supreme Court has noted that it is responsibility of the insured while making the proposal to make a clear and specific disclosure of material facts and that the insurer cannot be burdened to follow up on insufficient disclosure.

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NCLT Instructs Liquidation of Moser Baer Solar - 19.06.2019

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has ordered the liquidation of Moser Baer Solar, which is joining Moser Baer, the high-profile disc maker that met the same destiny a few months ago. NCLT's principal bench has ordered the liquidation of Moser Baer Solar as there were no takers for the company during the 270-day period.

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Madras High Court Analyses Methods to Stop Reckless Driving - 18.06.2019

Madras High Court has taken up a case suo motu in order to examine the ways and means to stop reckless driving of motor vehicles and also to ensure that those who indulge in such practices do not get away from the hands of law.The Court decided to take up the issue after observing that a Constitutional Court could not shut its eyes to hundreds of lives being lost due to rash and negligent driving of vehicles.

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CESTAT: Distributors Not Responsible to Pay Service Tax on Recharge Coupons - 18.06.2019

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) Chennai has observed that service tax cannot be levied on recharge coupons received from DTH operators. The Tribunal further said that on the SIM cards, recharge coupons etc where the service tax has been paid on the M.R.P by the main operator the commission agent/distributor need not pay service tax on the commission received by him because commission also forms part of the M.R.P. on which service tax has already been discharged.

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Jharkhand High Court Asks to Maintain Status-Quo on Post GST Service Tax Enquiry/Audit - 18.06.2019

Jharkhand High Court has asked to maintain status quo on Service Tax Enquiry / Audit against the Assessee post implementation of Goods and Services Tax ( GST ).

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Karnataka HC:Widow Cannot be Dispossessed of Property Merely For Contracting Second Marriage - 18.06.2019

Karnataka High Court has noted that a widow cannot be deprived of the property vested in her merely for contracting a second marriage. The Court observed that in the civilized system of today no widow can be deprived of the property vested in her on account of her contracting a second marriage, subject to any just exceptions.

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Calcutta High Court: Gift Deed is Not Invalid Just Because it was Registered After Donor's Death - 18.06.2019

Calcutta High Court has noted that a deed of gift cannot be said to be invalid only because it was registered after the death of donor. It observed that the post-mortem registration of a deed of gift by the legal representative of the donor has the same effect as its registration by the donor himself during his lifetime.

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Supreme Court Directs Petitioners Challenging NEET(UG) Answer Key to Approach High Court - 17.06.2019

Supreme Court while refusing to entertain a petition filed challenging the NEET(UG)- 2019 answer key observed that it was appropriate that the Petitioners approach the High Court for relief. The Court allowed Petitioners to withdraw the petition with liberty to avail alternate remedies.

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Supreme Court: Foreigner Required to Get NOC from Diplomatic Mission of Country to Adopt Indian Child - 17.06.2019

Supreme Court has noted that the requirement of "No Objection Certificate" from the diplomatic mission of the country where the foreigner or the person requesting adoption resides, under Section 59(12) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 cannot be waived.

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RBI Directs Banks to Grout ATMs to Wall, Pillar or Floor to Improve Security - 17.06.2019

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has directed banks to ensure their ATMs are grouted to a wall, pillar, or floor by September-end, except those installed in high secured premises such as airports, to enhance security of the cash vending machines.

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Madras High Court Tells State Government to Regularise Service of Women Sweepers Within Three Months - 17.06.2019

Madras High Court has directed the State government to regularise the services of a woman, who had put in 34 years of service as a sweeper, within three months. The Court while allowing a writ petition from Sarasu, had also directed the authorities concerned, to grant all the monetary benefits derived out of such regularisation, to the woman.

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SEBI Restricts Prannoy and Radhika Roy from Securities Market, Managerial Posts - 17.06.2019

SEBI has restricted New Delhi Television (NDTV) promoters Prannoy and Radhika Roy and their holding firm RRPR Holdings from trading in the securities markets for two years They have further been restricted from holding any key managerial position in NDTV for the same period. The markets regulator in its order noted that all the three key promoters did insider trading by concealing price-sensitive information about three loan agreements.

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