9 January 2017


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Supreme Court Accepts Justice Katju's Apology, Disposes Contempt Case - 06.01.2017

Supreme Court has accepted Justice Markandey Katju’s apology for contemptuous remarks in his blog, and has closed contempt proceedings against him.

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Supreme Court Quashes Plea For 'Urgent Hearing' of Petition to Defer Budget Presentation - 06.01.2017

Supreme Court has refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking postponement of presentation of Union Budget due to assembly elections in five States.

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Supreme Court Stays Aircel's 2G Spectrum Sale - 06.01.2017

Supreme Court has put on hold sale of 2G spectrum by Aircel-Maxis to Anil Ambani's Reliance Communications and Bharti Airtel.

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Supreme Court Directs CBI Probe over ‘Unnecessary’ Purchase of Aircrafts - 06.01.2017

Supreme Court has asked CBI to look into allegation of “unnecessary” purchase of 111 aircraft and leasing of some other by Air India between 2004 and 2008 when Congress-led UPA was in office.

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Supreme Court Clarifies Disqualification Criteria For BCCI Officials - 04.01.2017

Supreme Court has made it clear that a person shall be disqualified from being an office bearer of BCCI if he or she has been in cash-rich cricket board or any of state association for a cumulative period of nine years.

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Supreme Court: Take Steps to Enhance Trial Court Judges Strength - 04.01.2017

Supreme Court has asked States and High Courts to take steps in accordance with interim report submitted by National Court Management System Committee (NCMSC) to enhance strength of judges in Trial Courts.

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Supreme Court Seeks List of Loan Defaulters from Central Govt. - 04.01.2017

Supreme Court has asked Centre to give list of "corporate entities" against whom outstanding loans were in excess of Rs 500 crore, besides seeking empirical data on recovery cases pending for last ten years in Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRTs) and their appellate bodies.

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Supreme Court Directs Centre to Pay Wages to Army Porters - 04.01.2017

Supreme Court has directed Centre to pay wages to 12,000 civilian porters working for Indian Army on par with lowest pay-scale given to army's multi-tasking staff.

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SC Notices Goa Government over Pramod Mutalik’s Plea to Enter State - 04.01.2017

Supreme Court has sought response from Goa Government on a plea of Sri Ram Sene Chief Pramod Mutalik seeking a stay on order restraining him and his associates from entering State territory.

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Supreme Court Imposes Rs. 1 Lakh Cost on Tenant Who Refused to Vacate Land - 04.01.2017

Supreme Court has imposed a cost of Rs. 1 lakh on a tenant who refused to hand over possession to landlord even after Apex Court ordered it in 2012.

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Supreme Court Asks Centre to Buckle Up Mechanism to Recover Bad Loans - 03.01.2017

Supreme Court has sought more clarity from Centre on the issue of tackling bad loans.

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SC Seeks CBI, ED Response on Plea Seeking Probe Against 'Paid Media Writings' in Chopper Scam - 03.01.2017

Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe against certain prominent journalists for allegedly writing in favour of AgustaWestland deal.

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Supreme Court Calls Repromulgation of Ordinance a ‘Fraud’ on Constitution - 03.01.2017

Supreme Court has said that repromulgation of an ordinance was a fraud on Constitution as it was never meant to be an independent source of law.

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Supreme Court Rules, High Courts Cannot Initiate Contempt Proceedings For Contempt of SC - 03.01.2017

Supreme Court, while quashing Delhi HC order finding Mid-Day Editor, Publisher and Cartoonist for Contempt of Court for publishing materials against former CJI Justice Sabharwal, has held that, High Courts cannot initiate contempt proceedings or punish for contempt of Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Removes Anurag Thakur From Post of BCCI Chief - 02.01.2017

Supreme Court has removed Anurag Thakur from post of BCCI President for not complying with orders of the Apex Court with regards to implementation of Lodha Committee reforms.

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SC: Maintain Secular Ethos of Constitution by Keeping Election a Secular Exercise - 02.01.2017

Supreme Court, while hearing several petitions in Hindutva case, has said that no politician can seek vote in name of caste, creed, or religion and declared that 'Mixing state with religion is not constitutionally permissible'.

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Bombay HC Grants Six Months Time to Centre to Decide upon Safety Sealing - 02.01.2017

Bombay High Court has given Central Government six months’ time to take a decision on making safety sealing mandatory for healthcare and hygiene products.

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Delhi HC Disposes Petition Seeking to Quash Bar Election - 05.01.2017

Delhi High Court has said that it hopes impending elections to Delhi Bar Association are conducted in a free and fair manner and in congenial atmosphere.

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Delhi HC: Public Interest Best Served When Public Money is Not Wasted - 05.01.2017

Delhi High Court, while setting aside a Delhi Government’s decision that rejected bid of a Security Service Provider for quoting a very low agency charge, has said that public interest is best served when public money is not unnecessarily expended.

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Delhi HC: Party Organizers Liable to Pay Royalty for Using Copyrighted Songs - 04.01.2017

Delhi High Court has said that any event organiser, if using copyrighted music or songs in a party, would have to inform Copyright Societies which will issue an invoice for payment of royalty along with proof of their rights.

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Delhi HC Asks J&K: Do J&K HC Judges Takes Oath Under Indian Constitution - 03.01.2017

Delhi High Court sought to know from State of Jammu and Kashmir if its High Court judges take oath owing allegiance to Indian Constitution.

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Delhi HC Restrains Shemaroo Ent. From Selling, Broadcasting ‘Teesri Kasam’ - 02.01.2017

Delhi High Court has restrained Shemaroo Entertainment and one of its top officials from distributing, selling or broadcasting through any platform the famous 1966 Hindi film 'Teesri Kasam' starring Raj Kapoor and Waheeda Rehman.

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Madras HC Closes Sasikala’s Plea Against Appointment of AIADMK’s General Secretary - 03.01.2017

Madras High Court has closed a pending civil suit against V.K. Sasikala elevation as General Secretary of AIADMK, moved by expelled party Rajya Sabha MP Sasikala Puspha.

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Madras HC Expresses Concern over Increase in Crime Rates For Gain - 02.01.2017

Madras High Court, while expressing concern over increasing number of murders for gain being reported from various parts of State, has observed that reason for a spurt in such crimes was growing tendency to live a cosy life by accumulating wealth irrespective of means.

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Madras HC Rejects Plea Seeking Bharat Ratna For Jayalalithaa - 06.01.2017

Madras High Court has rejected a petition seeking Bharat Ratna for late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

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Madras HC Orders Arrest of Sub-registrar in Forgery Case - 05.01.2017

Madras High Court has directed Chennai police to arrest Sub-Registrar of Neelankarai within 48 hours in connection with a forgery case.

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Karnataka HC Puts on Hold Arrest of Chikkarayappa in Disproportionate Assets Case - 04.01.2017

Karnataka High Court has directed State’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) not to arrest T.N. Chikkarayappa, suspended Managing Director of Cauvery Neeravari Nigam Ltd. (CNNL), till January 9 in case of alleged disproportionate assets case.

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Gujarat HC Upholds Marriage of Muslim Minor Girl - 02.01.2017

Gujarat HC has given legal sanction to marriage of a minor Muslim girl who had eloped with her 21-year-old lover, citing an earlier judgment enabling a Muslim girl to marry when she reaches puberty.

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NCDRC: Malarial Death by Mosquito Bite An Accident, Insurer Labile to Pay Up - 02.01.2017

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has held that a malaria death caused by mosquito bite is an accident, and directed insurer to honour its policy to a widow.

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Government Makes 'Aadhaar' Mandatory for Members & Pensioners of EPS & MGNREGA - 06.01.2017

Ministry of Labour & Employment and Ministry of Rural Development have made ‘Aadhaar’ mandatory for members and pensioners of Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) and for those registered under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) Scheme.

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Government Notifies Setting Up of Indian Skill Development Services - 05.01.2017

Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has issued notice on setting up of Indian Skill Development Services (ISDS) for Training Directorate of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

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