16 September 2019


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No Country Sends Its People to Gas Chamber to Die, Says Supreme Court on Death of Manual Scavengers - 19.09.2019

Although over 70 years have passed since the Independence, caste discrimination still persists in the country, the apex court said while making scathing observations on the practice.

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Delhi Court Defers Hearing on DK Shivakumar's Bail Plea Till Thursday - 19.09.2019

Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar on Wednesday posted the matter for hearing on September 19 at 3 pm after the Enforcement Directorate sought adjournment.

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“Would Have Been Better If Muslim Side Had Agreed To Mediated Solution”: Yogi Adityanath On Ayodhya Case - 19.09.2019

Speaking exclusively to Network 18 Group Editor Rahul Joshi, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said that his government will respect the Supreme Court judgement on the Ayodhya case and that his govt. will implement the decision of the top court.

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Mumbai Court Issues Fresh Non-bailable Warrant Against Zakir Naik in Money Laundering Case - 19.09.2019

The warrant was issued by Prevention of Money Laundering Act court judge PP Rajvaidya on a plea filed by the Enforcement Directorate which is probing the case.

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Not accused of Terrorism, No Point Keeping me in Endless Custody, Cong Leader Shivakumar Tells Court - 19.09.2019

Shivakumar's counsels told the court that he had already given information about his around Rs 800 crore property in his election affidavit and said if he gave wrong information, it can lead to prosecution.

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Delhi Court Refuses to Direct CBI to Probe Doctors Who Examined Unnao Rape Survivor's Father - 19.09.2019

The court, however, said that if during the course of the trial any evidence surfaces about the role played by any of the doctors in the entire episode, appropriate orders would be passed.

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Mumbai Court Orders Inquiry into Savarkar's Grandson's Complaint Against Rahul, Sonia Gandhi - 19.09.2019

The complaint said that on March 5, 22 and 23, 2016, the official Twitter account of the Congress....published four tweets in pictorial forms, along with comments, calling Savarkar a traitor

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Supreme Court Gets Four New Judges, Its Strength Goes Up to Highest-ever of 34 - 19.09.2019

According to separate Law Ministry notifications, Justices Krishna Murari, SR Bhat, V Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy have been appointed as judges of the top court.

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Modi Govt 'Sacrificing' Public Money by Investing in 'Risky' PSUs, Says Congress - 19.09.2019

Ajay Maken cited an RBI report and claimed that the Life Insurance Corporation of India has doubled its investment in 'risky' public sector undertakings in the last five years from Rs 11.94 lakh crore to Rs 22.64 lakh crore.

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Jharkhand Police Reinstate Murder Charge against All Accused in Tabrez Ansari Lynching Case - 19.09.2019

Based on a fresh medical report, the police filed a supplementary charge-sheet before a court retaining Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the 11 accused.

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Unhappy with Maharashtra CID's Pansare Murder Probe Report, Says Bombay High Court - 18.09.2019

The High Court was hearing petitions filed by the kin of Pansare and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar seeking a court-monitored probe in their killings.

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'He May Hamper Investigation if Granted Bail': ED Opposes DK Shivakumar's Plea in Court - 18.09.2019

The court is likely to hear arguments on the bail application tomorrow, when Shivakumar, arrested on September 3 by the ED, will be produced on expiry of his remand for custodial interrogation.

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Corruption in Army Shakes Confidence of Society, Says Court in Order Sentencing Ex-Army Man - 18.09.2019

Special CBI Judge Shailendra Malik, in his August 22, order convicted Major General (retd) SP Murgai under Section 8 and 9 of the Prevention of Corruption Act for receiving a bribe of Rs 70,000 in a defence procurement matter.

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Doctor Fined Rs 50,000, His Mobile Seized for Secretly Recording Court Proceedings - 18.09.2019

The Bombay High Court's Aurangabad bench took a grim view of the conduct of the doctor, who had video-recorded proceedings on his mobile phone without any authorisation.

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Plea for Reconstruction of Guru Ravidas Temple be Placed Before CJI: Supreme Court - 18.09.2019

The petition has been filed by two former members of Parliament — Ashok Tanwar and Pradeep Jain Aditya — who have sought enforcement of their right to worship.

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Wishes Lifted My Spirits but My Thoughts Today are with Economy, Says Chidambaram on 74th Birthday - 18.09.2019

P Chidambaram has been lodged in Tihar Jail since September 5 by a Delhi court in connection with the INX Media corruption case.

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Saradha Scam Case: Special Court Refuses to Hear ex-Top Cop Rajeev Kumar's Anticipatory Bail Plea - 18.09.2019

The special court, in charge of trial of criminal cases against MPs and MLAs, said it is a trial court and cannot hear an anticipatory bail application.

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Ex-Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar Moves District Sessions Court Seeking Anticipatory Bail in Saradha Scam - 18.09.2019

One of the lawyers of the the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) present in the court said the agency will oppose former Kolkata Police Chief Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail petition.

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Coimbatore Double Murder Case: SC Stays Execution of Death Row Convict Till Oct 16 - 18.09.2019

A three-judge bench headed by Justice R F Nariman stayed the execution of Manoharan while hearing the plea seeking review of the apex court's August 1 verdict.

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No Tree Will Be Felled in Aarey till September 30 for Metro Car Shed, Rules Bombay High Court - 18.09.2019

Activist Zoru Bathena has filed a petition challenging the approval granted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's Tree Authority on August 29 to cut trees for the Metro car shed.

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Delhi Court Sends Cong Leader DK Shivakumar to Judicial Custody till Oct 1 in Money Laundering Case - 18.09.2019

Special judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar sent Shivakumar to custody, directing the Enforcement Directorate to take him first to a hospital and see whether doctors suggest admission.

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BJP Leader Chinmayanand Remains Under Medical Observation, No Rape FIR Yet - 18.09.2019

The special investigation team probing the case, however, took the alleged rape victim to the court on Monday for recording of her statement before Judicial Magistrate Geetika Singh.

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NGOs Receiving Substantial Financing from Govt Come Under RTI Act, Rules Supreme Court - 18.09.2019

It said that institutions like schools, colleges and hospitals which receive substantial aid from the government are also bound to give information to the citizens under the RTI Act.

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Kochi Demolition Case: Vijayan Promises to Protect Flat Owners, Seeks Centre's Help against SC Order - 18.09.2019

The state government has reportedly written to the Centre requesting it to present before the apex court the environmental issues that may come up while demolishing the buildings.

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No Relief for IPS Officer Rajeev Kumar from Sessions Court in Saradha Chitfund Case - 18.09.2019

Barasat Sessions judge S Rashidi said it has no jurisdiction in the matter as the multi-crore chitfund scam case was registered at Alipore district court.

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Govt Trying to Remove Nationalist Leaders like Farooq Abdullah, Says Rahul Gandhi; Demands His Release - 18.09.2019

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday said it has applied provisions under the stringent PSA for 15 days on National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah. The move came hours before the Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on a habeas corpus petition.

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Security at Madras High Court Beefed Up After Bomb Threat from 'International Khalistan Support Group' - 18.09.2019

The bomb threat was received by the registrar general of the court stating that bombs would go off on the high court campus on September 30.

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CJI Sets October 18 Target to Conclude Arguments in Ayodhya Case, Says Willing to Work Extra Hours - 18.09.2019

The Ayodhya Bench in the Supreme Court is headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, who retires on November 17.

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Supreme Court Stays Contempt Action Against Designated Authority in Anti-Dumping Probe - 13.09.2019

Supreme Court has stayed contempt proceedings initiated by the Telangana High Court against the designated authority in the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties thereby questioning the manner in which notices were drawn out suo motu. The Court stayed all orders of the high court relating to anti-dumping investigation, issued on petitions moved by Andhra Petrochemicals.

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CBI Court Rejects P Chidambaram’s Surrender Plea in INX Media Case - 13.09.2019

CBI Court has rejected Former Union Minister P Chidambaram's request to surrender to the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. The decision means Mr Chidambaram will remain in Delhi's Tihar jail where he is under judicial custody following his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in a corruption case.

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Supreme Court: Party to Agreement Cannot be Arbiter in his Own Cause - 13.09.2019

Supreme Court has clarified that a party to an agreement cannot be an arbiter in his own cause. The Court observed that as long as the dispute remained pending adjudication it was not fair on the part of the authorities to start recovery proceedings invoking the procedure under the Land Revenue Act without awaiting the outcome of the arbitral proceedings.

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Delhi High Court: Diocese of Delhi not Industry under Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 - 13.09.2019

Delhi High Court has ruled that Diocese of Delhi is not an Industry under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 as a result of which the employees therein are not Workmen.

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Apex Court Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Reckoning of Seniority from Initial Date of Appointment - 13.09.2019

Apex Court has issued notice on a special leave petition seeking reckoning of seniority of ‘Ad-hoc’ Judges in Gujarat from the initial date of appointment. The Petitioners had sought a direction to consider their case for promotion subject to final outcome of the main petition.

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Supreme Court Sets Aside Delhi High Court’s Bail to Ex-Bhushan Steel CFO - 13.09.2019

Supreme Court has set aside the bail granted to Bhushan Steel’s former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director, Nittin Johari, by the Delhi High Court. Johari was arrested by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office for alleged fraudulent activities.

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SEBI Fines ICICI Bank, Compliance Officer Rs 12 lakh for Disclosure Lapses - 13.09.2019

SEBI has levied a total fine of Rs 12 lakh on ICICI Bank Ltd and its compliance officer for disclosure lapses, including delayed disclosure of binding agreement signed with Bank of Rajasthan.

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Madras High Court Directs American Intl School to Reply to State Govt’s Notice Within 15 Days - 11.09.2019

Madras High Court has directed the American International School, Chennai to reply to the State Government’s notice within 15 days after obtaining necessary documents for clarification from Government.

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Delhi High Court: Lesser Penalty Can be Applied Retrospectively - 11.09.2019

Delhi High Court has ruled that a lesser punishment introduced in an Act following an amendment can be applied retrospectively. The rule against retrospective application of criminal law will not apply in such cases held the Court while rejecting fourteen appeals filed by the Financial Intelligence Unit against banks.

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Karnataka High Court Reverses Divorce Decree on Basis of Wrong Details of Wife in Divorce Petition - 11.09.2019

Karnataka High Court has reversed a divorce decree granted ex-parte to a husband and remanded the matter back to the Family Court for fresh consideration after it was found that husband had given incorrect details of the wife so that she could not be called upon to file her reply to his divorce petition.

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Karnataka High Court: Learners Licence Valid, Trainer not Must - 11.09.2019

Karnataka High Court has ruled that a Learners License issued by a competent authority is a valid license and a rider or learner need not accompany any instructor for a motorcycle as is required in case of a car thereby rejecting the plea filed by the Insurance Company challenging claim awarded by Motor Accident Tribunal to the family of a deceased person.

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Gujarat Cuts Centre’s New Traffic Penalties by up to 90% - 11.09.2019

Gujarat Government has notified the fines for some of the traffic offences reducing the penalties by 25% to 90% than those notified by Centre. This action comes barely ten days after the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 comes into force.

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Fake Watches Case: Delhi High Court Grants Relief to Titan Against Snapdeal - 11.09.2019

Delhi High Court has passed a decree in favour of Titan Company granting permanent injunction against two sellers i.e Rohit Kumar Jain and Dharam Pal and Snapdeal from selling counterfeit Titan & Fastrack branded watches and directed granting costs of Rs 1,50,000 each. This means that the two sellers are directed by the Court to stop selling counterfeit watches of the two brands.

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Telangana High Court Raps State Government After Rising Cases of Dengue Plague State - 10.09.2019

Telangana High Court has taken a serious view of the rising dengue cases in the State and has subsequently asked the Government to tackle the 'emergency-like situation' on priority. Slamming the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation for not carrying out fogging in affected areas, the Court asked for a report by September 11 on the steps that need to be taken in order to contain the damage and medical care provided to patients in government hospitals.

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AHC: Employer May Invoke Civil Remedy to Recover Loss from Employee in Absence of Particular Remedy - 10.09.2019

Allahabad High Court (AHC) has ruled that in the absence of a specific remedy in Employees’ Service Regulations an employer may invoke civil liability to recover the loss incurred by him due to the actions of employee.

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Delhi High Court: Homebuyer can Approach Both Consumer Panel and RERA - 10.09.2019

Delhi High Court has ruled that homebuyers can approach both the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission and RERA against errant builders as their jurisdictions are “concurrent”.

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Penalty for not Wearing Rear Seatbelt not New, Only Increased - 10.09.2019

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 has increased the fine for not wearing the rear seatbelt to Rs 1000. The fine on the same had always existed as per the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 according to which a 2004 notification which came into force in 2005 had made the same compulsory.

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SAT Sets Aside Rs 3 Lakh Penalty on Central Bank of India - 10.09.2019

Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has set aside a penalty of Rs 3 lakh levied by markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) on Central Bank of India for the violation of debenture trustee norms. It was noted by SAT that SEBI had let off the lender on censure for the violations.

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Satyam Scam: SAT Quashes 2-Year Ban on PwC from Auditing Listed Companies - 09.09.2019

Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) in a major setback to Securities and Exchange Board of India has overturned the markets regulator's order banning Price Waterhouse Coopers(PWC) from auditing any listed company for two years for its role in the Rs 7,800-crore Satyam scam. However SAT partly allowed disgorgement of the Rs 13 crore fee from the auditor.

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Supreme Court Order Demolition of Ernakulam's Illegal Maradu Apartments by September 20 - 09.09.2019

Supreme Court has given the authorities time till September 20 to demolish the illegal apartment blocks at the Maradu panchayat in Ernakulam district of Kerala for violating stringent coastal zone regulations.

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Supreme Court Rejects PIL Seeking to Prohibit MPs & MLAs from Practicing Law - 09.09.2019

Supreme Court has rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to restrict Members of Parliament (MP) and Members of Legislative Assembly from practicing legal profession till they demit their office.

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Gauhati HC Quashes Foreigners' Tribunal's Ex-Parte Order Declaring BSF Official and Wife 'Foreigners' - 09.09.2019

Gauhati High Court has set aside Foreigners’ Tribunal's Ex-Parte Order which declared a Border Security Force Official and his wife as Foreigners. The Official who is posted in Punjab at present with the BSF was declared a Foreigner along with his wife by the Tribunal.

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NCLAT Upholds NCLT Order to Initiate Insolvency Against Aditya Estates - 09.09.2019

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has rejected a plea challenging National Company Law Tribunal’s (NCLT's) order to initiate insolvency proceedings against Aditya Estates over the claims filed by ICICI Bank UK PLC. A three-member bench of NCLAT the order of NCLT and dismissed the claims of Aditya Kumar Jajodia that ICICI Bank UK PLC was not a direct financial creditor of Aditya Estates.

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SCDRC Chandigarh Fines Big Bazaar for Charging Money for Carry Bag - 09.09.2019

State Consumer Disputes Redressal (SCDRC) Chandigarh has fined retail chain Big Bazaar for charging customers for carry bags. The SCDRC has termed it as 'deficiency in services' and has levied a fine of Rs 11,518 on the retail chain.

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Delhi High Court: Finance Ministry Dept's Fine on Banks Reversed - 09.09.2019

Delhi High Court has dismissed 15 appeals by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Finance Ministry against an order of the Appellate Tribunal of the Prevention of Money Laundering which set aside the fine imposed on banks for failing to report suspected transactions.

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Madras High Court Directs Cognizant to Approach Appellate Authority on Tax Dispute - 09.09.2019

Madras High Court has partially allowed an appeal by Cognizant against a Single Judge order while upholding its direction to the company to approach the tax appellate authority for a remedy. The order was issued on an appeal filed by the company against a Single Judge order rejecting its petition against the Income Tax Department's demand of Rs 2,806 crore in connection to a Scheme of Arrangement the company made to buy back shares from its shareholders in 2016.

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Apex Court Stays Liquidation of Amtek Auto on Lenders Plea - 09.09.2019

Apex Court gas stayed the liquidation of debt-laden Amtek Auto on a plea moved by lenders of the company, and issued notice to the Resolution Professional, seeking his response. The New Delhi based integrated component manufacturer was headed for liquidation following a judgment of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal on August 16.

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