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CRIMINAL - Karnataka High Court Affirms Life Imprisonment to Advocate Who Killed a Fellow Woman Lawyer in Court
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:30:42 IST

Karnataka High Court has upheld the verdict of the lower court whereby the latter had convicted Advocate S. L. Rajappa, who had killed a fellow lady advocate in the court corridor by stabbing her with a knife multiple times on her chest and neck. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Saradha Scam: SC Vacates Order Granting Protection from Arrest to Ex-Kolkata Police Commissioner
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:30:24 IST

Supreme Court has vacated its order granting protection from arrest to former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund scam case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Gujarat High Court: Goods Cannot be Detained for Defect in E-Way Bill Since There is No Supply
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:30:06 IST

Gujarat High Court has held that the GST Department cannot detain the goods on ground of defect in E-way Bill as there is no supply. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Karnataka High Court: State's Responsibility to Take Care of Pregnant Minor
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:29:49 IST

Karnataka High Court observed that it was "the responsibility of the State Government to provide all welfare measures to protect the pregnant minor and the child in the womb, in accordance with law". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Delhi HC: Selection of Positions Cannot Be Approved Without Being Routed Through Academic Council
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:29:32 IST

Delhi High Court has ruled that to effect selections and faculty positions at Jawaharlal Nehru University, approval of Academic Council is necessary. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EXCISE - CESTAT:Free - Distribution of Toothbrushes in Combo Pack Does Not Attract Excise Duty
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:29:13 IST

Customs, Excise, Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has observed that no excise duty can be levied on the free-distribution of toothbrushes in the combo pack under the Central Excise Act, 1944. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - Delhi High Court Restrains Income Tax Department from Action Against Gautam Khaitan
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:28:52 IST

Delhi High Court has restrained the Income Tax Department from taking any action against VVIP chopper deal scam accused Gautam Khaitan against whom a black money case has been lodged. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC: Mere Pendency of Civil Case Between Complainant And Accused Not a Ground to Quash Criminal Case
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:28:33 IST

Supreme Court has observed that mere pendency of a civil case between complainant and accused is not a reason to quash criminal case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - All HC: Gov Can't Take Possession of Land of Citizens Without Acquisition or Giving Any Compensation
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:28:11 IST

Allahabad High Court has reprimanded the State Government for the "unsound" practice of taking possession of private land without an acquisition or giving any compensation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Rajasthan High Court Issues Notice to State Government Over Rapes
Fri, 17 May 2019 16:27:52 IST

Rajasthan High Court has issued a notice to the State Government on recent incidents of rape in the State, including the April 26 gang-rape of a Dalit woman in Alwar district. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court: 'MeToo' Cannot Become a 'Sullying You Too' Campaign
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:12:34 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay High Court: Only Rape Victim's Testimony Not Always Reliable
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:12:19 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Directs Twitter, Google to Take Down Articles About EbixCash
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:12:03 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Acid Attack Case: Delhi High Court Sends Man to Jail for Rest of Life
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:48 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMMERCIAL - Orissa High Court Stays Notices Issued by DRI Against Exporters
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:31 IST

Orissa High Court has stayed the notices issued by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence against exporters for violating pre-import conditions imposed on availing the advance authorisation licences. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt to Place Before Cabinet Need for More Fast Track, Commercial Courts
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:16 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Karnataka High Court Issues Notice to PU Dept on Cut-Off Marks
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:11:02 IST

Karnataka High Court has issued notice to the State Government, Office of Collegiate Education and Pre-University Education Department over the practice of private PU colleges demanding huge sums of money as donations during admissions. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi High Court Breather for JNU PhD Scholar
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:10:48 IST

Delhi High Court has directed JNU to release the degree of a PhD candidate who has levelled sexual harassment charges against a professor and was barred by the University. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSUMER - NCDRC: Homebuyers can Seek Refund if Flat Possession Delayed
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:10:31 IST

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has observed in an order that homebuyers can claim a refund from builders if the project is delayed beyond one year in a big relief to homebuyers who have been struggling to get possession of their flat for years. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTRICITY - CERC: Compensation to power plants for coal imports in times of domestic coal shortage allowed
Fri, 17 May 2019 11:10:16 IST

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has allowed compensation to GMR Group for running its power plant on imported coal in the event of coal shortage. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Apex Court Seeks Response From Centre, CBSE on Plea Seeking 10% EWS Quota in Teacher Eligibility Test
Thu, 16 May 2019 16:07:43 IST

Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and CBSE on a plea seeking 10 % reservation for economically weaker sections in Central Teacher Eligibility Test, 2019. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT: TDS Not Applicable on Sale of Property if Consideration of Co-owners Does Not Exceed Rs. 50L
Thu, 16 May 2019 16:07:21 IST

ITAT Jodhpur has held that the provisions of TDS would not be applicable on the sale of property if the sale consideration do not exceed Rs. 50 lakhs. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ARBITRATION - Supreme Court: Termination of Arbitration Proceedings Cannot Be Recalled
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:41:14 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - SC: No New Appointments to be Made from In-Service Candidates Against Bar Quota to the Post of DJ
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:40:58 IST

Supreme Court has ordered that no new appointments to the post of District Judges shall be made from in-service candidates against quota reserved for Bar 'now-onwards'. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court: Persons Named in FIR, But not Charge-sheeted can be Summoned Even at Stage Of Protest
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:40:40 IST

Supreme Court has noted that a lower court can summon under Section 319 of the Criminal Procedure Code,1973 those persons named in FIR, but who were not charge-sheeted, even if the stage of giving opportunity to the complainant to file a protest petition is over. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Seeks Gautam Khaitan's Response on ED Plea to Cancel His Bail
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:40:20 IST

Delhi High Court has sought reply of AgustaWestland chopper scam accused Gautam Khaitan on ED's plea challenging the bail granted to him by a lower court in a black money and laundering case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Madras High Court Rejects Plea Seeking Cancellation of Thiruparankundram Byelection
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:39:58 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Telangana High Court Directs State Govt to Declare Re-verified Intermediate Results by May 27
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:39:39 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SALES TAX/VAT - Delhi High Court: Default Assessment Order was Passed Only to Defeat VAT Refund Claim
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:39:24 IST

Delhi High Court has quashed the default assessment orders issued by the VAT authorities which was found to be passed only to defeat the VAT refund claim. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court: Is Forensic Lab Ready to Handle Rush of Cases
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:39:08 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Asks How Revamp Plan Got Nod Amid Red Flags
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:38:50 IST

Delhi High Court has questioned UTTIPEC to explain how it granted permissions for the East Kidwai Nagar redevelopment project amidst concerns of traffic congestion and parking in the area. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT Kolkata: Sale of Software not Royalty as per Indo-Ireland DTAA
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:38:33 IST

ITAT Kolkata has held that the sale of the software would not constitute 'royalty' as per the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Ireland. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - NCLAT: Can't Allow McDonald's-Vikram Bakshi Deal Without Hearing Hudco
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:38:09 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has said that it could not allow the McDonalds India Private Limited-Vikram Bakshi out-of-court settlement deal to go ahead until Housing and Development Corporation's (HUDCO) intervention application seeking Rs 195 crore dues from Bakshi were heard. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

RIGHT TO INFORMATION - CIC Directs Centre to Respond to RTI Query Seeking Details of Deaths on Suspicion of Cow Slaughter
Thu, 16 May 2019 11:37:51 IST

Central Information Commission has charged the Union Home Ministry to respond to an RTI Applicant who demands to know the number of people killed between 2010 and 2017 on suspicion of cow slaughter in India. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Supreme Court Pulls up Bengal for Delay in BJP Activist's Release
Wed, 15 May 2019 16:11:11 IST

Supreme Court has termed as "prima facie arbitrary" the arrest of BJP's youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma for allegedly posting morphed image of CM Mamata Banerjee on social media. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Delhi HC Declines To Hear Petition On Kamal Haasan's Godse Remark
Wed, 15 May 2019 16:10:56 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bandipora Rape Case: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Directs IGP to File Status Report by Friday
Wed, 15 May 2019 16:10:39 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LIMITATION - SC: Delay In Filing The Complaint Can Be Condoned If Sufficient Cause Is Shown In The Complaint
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:24:59 IST

Supreme Court has observed that cognizance of a complaint filed under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act can be taken by the Court even after the prescribed period, if the complainant satisfies the Court that he had sufficient cause for not making a complaint within such period. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MOTOR VEHICLES - Supreme Court: South Delhi Municipal Corporation's BS-IV Diesel Vehicles Get Clearance
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:24:42 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Bombay HC: Once Certificate Is Received, Developer Has No Reason To Delay Conveyance
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:24:25 IST

Bombay High Court has held that once full occupation certificate has been received by the developer, there was no justifiable cause for it not issuing any conveyance deed in favour of the purchasers of flats. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Bombay HC Asks State Government for List of Measures to Tackle Serious Issues Like Drought
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:24:08 IST

Bombay HC has sought to know from the State Government what measures it proposes to tackle "serious" issues like the drought in the State. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Directs DGP To Set Up SIT To Conduct A Fresh Investigation In Alleged Fake Encounter Case
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:23:50 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - MP HC: Flag Code Doesn't Mandate National Flag to Be Hoisted On All Days On The Public Buildings
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:23:34 IST

MP High Court has dismissed a plea for hoisting of the National Flag every day on the public buildings saying that there is no mandate in the Flag Code of India that the National Flag should be hoisted on all days on the public buildings. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LAW OF MEDICINE - Uttarakhand HC to State: Can Investigating Officer Determine Sex Of A Transgender By Conducting Tests
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:23:16 IST

Can an investigation officer, by conducting DNA tests, determine the sex or gender of a transgender person who underwent gender reassignment surgery and refuse to accept the changed gender? the Uttarakhand HC has asked the State to give its reply. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTRICITY - Kerala High Court Declines Plea to Stay KSEB's Work at Santhivanam
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:22:59 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLT Refuses to Stay Voting by Creditors of Jaypee Infra
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:22:41 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLT Rejects MTR Charge Against Maiyas
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:22:23 IST

NCLT Bengaluru has quashed MTR Foods' charge against Maiyas Beverages and Foods that the latter fraudulently sold its restaurants subsidiary in an undervalued transaction a month before the corporate insolvency resolution process for Maiyas begin. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Pulls Up Ruias, Says Interventions Delaying Essar Steel Resolution
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:22:00 IST

NCLAT pulled up the Ruias for their last-minute application to reject ArcelorMittal's Rs 42,000-crore bid for Essar Steel, saying such steps were stalling the company's insolvency resolution process. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - National Green Tribunal Fines IOCL's Panipat Refinery Rs 17.312 cr for Pollution
Wed, 15 May 2019 11:21:42 IST

National Green Tribunal has fined an interim penalty of Rs 17.31 crore on Indian Oil Corporation 's Panipat refinery for violation of environmental norms. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Grants Bail to BJP Activist Priyanka Sharma
Tue, 14 May 2019 16:07:02 IST

Supreme Court has ordered the immediate release of BJP Yuva Morcha leader Priyanka Sharma, who was arrested last week for sharing a morphed photo of WB CM Mamata Banerjee. The Apex court also waived off the earlier condition asking Sharma to submit an unconditional apology in writing immediately after coming out of jail. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Grants Parole to Convict in Priyadarshini Mattoo Case to Write Law Exam
Tue, 14 May 2019 16:06:47 IST

Delhi HC has granted three-week parole to Santosh Kumar Singh, who is serving life term for the 1996 rape and murder of law student Priyadarshini Mattoo, to write his LLM examination. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

RIGHT TO INFORMATION - Punjab and Haryana High Court Orders All Registered RWAs to Comply With RTI Norms
Tue, 14 May 2019 16:06:33 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that all societies registered under the Haryana Regulation and Registration of Societies Act , 2012, have to become fully compliant with the provisions of the Right to Information Act, 2005, by July 2. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Supreme Court: There Cannot Be Any Reservation in Qualifying Examinations
Tue, 14 May 2019 10:13:43 IST

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". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LAW OF EVIDENCE - SC: Non-production of Certificate under Section 65B Evidence Act Along With Chargesheet Not Fatal
Tue, 14 May 2019 10:13:27 IST

Supreme Court has observed that failure to produce a certificate under Section 65B(4) of the Evidence Act at the stage when the charge-sheet was filed is not fatal to the prosecution. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSUMER - SC: Rejection Of Consumer Complaints On Technical Grounds Defeats The Purpose Of Granting Justice
Tue, 14 May 2019 10:13:09 IST

Supreme Court has observed that dismissal of consumer complaints on mere technical grounds, add to the burden of litigation and defeat the purpose of granting justice in the consumer fora. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSUMER - Supreme Court: Review/Recall/Modification Of Orders/Judgments Barred In Criminal Matters
Tue, 14 May 2019 10:12:53 IST

Supreme Court has observed while setting aside a High Court order in a Section 482 CrPC petition that an application for review or modification could not have been entertained. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court to DSLSA: How Is Compensation For Victims Of Acid Attacks Determined
Tue, 14 May 2019 10:12:36 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the State Legal Services Authority, DSLSA that how does it determine the compensation to be awarded to victims of acid attacks. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - National Green Tribunal Asks MOD to Submit Report on Compliance of Environmental Norms by Armed Force
Tue, 14 May 2019 10:12:20 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CAPITAL MARKET - SEBI Initiates Action Against HDFC MF & Kotak MF For Delay in FMP Payments
Tue, 14 May 2019 10:12:03 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Supreme Court Rejects Plea to Advance Poll Timing in Lok Sabha Election
Mon, 13 May 2019 16:05:51 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC: Detenues Who Have Completed More Than Three Years in Assam Detention Centers Should Be Released
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:36:24 IST

Supreme Court has come to rescue of those who have spent long period of detention in the Assam detention centers' and are awaiting their deportation and said that those amongst them who have completed more than three years of detention should be released while allowing State of Assam further time to indicate the progress made on the diplomatic level as for the larger issue of deportation of "declared foreigners" and setting up of Additional Foreigners' Tribunals. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court Seeks Delhi Government Response on Plea Challenging CCTVs in Classrooms
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:36:08 IST

Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Delhi Government on a plea challenging a plan to install CCTV cameras in schools in the national capital citing an adverse impact on the privacy of students, especially girls. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Supreme Court Vacates Stay On SSC Exam Results
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:35:51 IST

Supreme Court has vacated the stay on declaration of results of the SSC Examination 2017-both Combined Graduate Level Examination and Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination while also constituting a six-member expert committee headed by Justice GS Singhvi to decide if the entire examination process was tainted by leakage and precautions to be taken in future examinations. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LIMITATION - Supreme Court to Bihar Govt: Government Authorities Cannot Approach The Court As And When They Please
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:35:31 IST

Supreme Court observed that Government working lethargy is not a pretext to condone the delay while imposing cost of Rs. 20,000 on Bihar Government for its extraordinary delay filing special leave petition. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Bars Lawyer Convicted For Criminal Contempt From Entering Allahabad District Court
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:35:15 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Rejects Birla Corp SLP on Document Theft
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:34:58 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

BANKING - SC: Borrower Has No Right To Be Represented By Lawyer Before In-House Committee
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:34:40 IST

Supreme Court has observed that a borrower has no right to be represented by a lawyer before the In-House Committee of banks constituted for the purpose of determining whether he is a willful defaulter or not. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Supreme Court: Afraid of What You Will Do With Property?
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:34:25 IST

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. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Rules Against Ingen for Delaying Orchid Pharma Resolution Plan
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:34:07 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has directed the Centre to take action against US-based investor Ingen Capital Group LLC, its managing director and other directors for not implementing a resolution plan for Chennai-based Orchid Pharma after its proposal was selected by the Committee of Creditors and National Company Law Tribunal for implementation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Rejects Ramco's Appeal Against Spicejet For Insolvency Proceedings
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:33:49 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has rejected an appeal by Ramco Systems against SpiceJet related to alleged non-payment of dues by the airline company for software solutions it got according to an agreement. The Tribunal has allowed Ramco to move a court of competent jurisdiction for appropriate relief. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLT Dismisses ICICI's Plea to Start Insolvency Proceedings Against Era Infra
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:33:27 IST

National Company Law Tribunal has dismissed ICICI Bank's plea to initiate insolvency proceedings against Era Infrastructure (India) Ltd on the grounds of "duplicacy" of claims. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - NGT Slams MoEF Over Failure to Submit Report on Policy for Groundwater Conservation
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:33:12 IST

NGT has slammed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) over its failure to submit a report on issuing appropriate policy for conservation of groundwater. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Gujarat High Court Seeks Report From Ecology Commission Regarding Mangroves Depletion
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:32:53 IST

Gujarat High Court has asked for an independent report from the Gujarat Ecology Commission by June 14 on the allegations of widespread destruction of mangroves along the Victor Port in Amreli district. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi High Court Issues Notice to Government Over Mass Scale Admission Denial in Government Schools
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:32:35 IST

Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Delhi Government over a petition highlighting the mass scale denial of admission to students in Government schools in Delhi. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay High Court Relief for Two for Withdrawing Rs 1.2L via Cheques During Demonetisation
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:32:15 IST

Bombay High Court has struck down the FIR against two Nashik firm executives booked for withdrawing Rs 1.2 lakh from a bank through cheques two days after demonetization thereby ruling that continuing the criminal case would be an abuse of the process of law. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Delhi High Court Waives Cooling-Off Period in Divorce by Mutual Consent
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:31:55 IST

Delhi High Court has waived the cooling-off period for divorce by mutual consent of a woman, from her husband, after she expressed her intention to enter into another marriage with a NRI who was in India for limited number of days. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court to Government: Help People Deal With Earthquakes
Mon, 13 May 2019 11:31:36 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Aam Aadmi Party Government and the civic bodies to come up with a detailed action plan for the public on earthquake preparedness. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSTITUTION - Supreme Court Refuses To Stay Madras High Court Order On Kiran Bedi's Powers
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:26:01 IST

Supreme Court has declined to stay a Madras High Court order restricting Puducherry LG Kiran Bedi's authority to act independently of the elected government in the Union Territory, which is led by Congress lawmaker V Narayanasamy. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Apex Court Refuses to Regularise Bihar Contractual Teachers Jobs
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:25:47 IST

Supreme Court has in a major setback to at least 3.5 lakh contractual teachers in Bihar refused to regularise their jobs. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Top Court Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Regulation of Content on Online Streaming Platforms
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:25:28 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice in a petition calling for regulation of content on online streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Issues Notice On Plea Challenging Mandatory Death Penalty Under SC/ST Act
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:25:13 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging mandatory death penalty under Section 3(2)(i) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Plea Of Hardship Cannot Be Raised If Not Pleaded In Written Statement
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:24:58 IST

Supreme Court has observed that a Defendant in a specific performance suit should plead in his written statement the hardship that will be caused if the decree of specific performance of the contract is passed against him. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSTITUTION - SC Upholds Validity Of 2018 Karnataka Law Granting Reservation In Promotion For SC-ST Staffs
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:24:41 IST

Supreme Court has upheld the Constitutional validity of the Karnataka Extension of Consequential Seniority to Government Servants Promoted on the Basis of Reservation (to the Posts in the Civil Services of the State) Act 2018. The said enactment provided for consequential seniority to persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes promoted under the reservation policy of the State of Karnataka. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Kerala High Court Refuses to Lift Festival Ban on Celebrity Elephant Who Killed 13 Amid Protests
Fri, 10 May 2019 16:24:23 IST

Kerala High Court has refused to intervene in the matter related to allowing a partially blind celebrity elephant to take part in the State's largest cultural festival Thrissur Pooram. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Ayodhya- Babri Land Dispute: SC Extends Time For Completing Mediation Till Aug 15
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:20:49 IST

Supreme Court has extended the time for completion of mediation in the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land dispute case till August 15. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Dismisses Sanjiv Bhatt's SLP against Dismissal of his Bail Application
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:20:32 IST

Supreme Court has rejected special leave petition (SLP) filed by former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt against Gujarat High Court's judgment dismissing his bail application. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC: Information Contained in Document is 'Corporeal Property' & Can be Subject Matter of Theft
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:20:17 IST

Supreme Court has held that "document" as defined in Section 29 of IPC is a "moveable property" within the meaning of Section 22 of IPC and information contained therein would fall within the purview of "corporeal property" and can be the subject matter of the theft. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Assam NRC: Supreme Court Questions Foreigners' Tribunals Plan
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:20:00 IST

Supreme Court has questioned a proposal by the Assam government to quickly throw open 1,000 foreigners' tribunals all over the northeastern State to try suspected illegal immigrants. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Supreme Court to Government: Consider Taking Over Unitech
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:19:46 IST

Supreme Court has asked government to look into the possibility of it taking over the Unitech Group and complete the pending housing projects to protect the interest of home buyers. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - SC Grants No Relief to State on Maratha Quota for Med PG Seats
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:19:30 IST

Supreme Court has upheld an order of Nagpur bench of Bombay HC by which provisions of Maratha Reservations were made inapplicable to admissions for 2019-2020 to Post Graduate medical and dental college admissions . (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - SC Stays Madras HC Judgment on TDS Liability of Christian Nuns & Missionaries
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:19:14 IST

Supreme Court has stayed Madras HC judgment which had ruled that salaries received by missionaries and nuns of Catholic Church are liable to be subjected to Tax Deduction at Source(TDS) under Section 192 of the IT Act, 1961. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Unitech Case: SC Orders Withdrawal of Special Facilities to Jailed Promoters
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:18:57 IST

Supreme Court has ordered withdrawal of special facilities given real estate company Unitech's promoters Sanjay Chandra and Ajay Chandra. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Gujarat HC Disposes PIL on 'Religious Profiling' of Students
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:18:41 IST

Gujarat High Court disposed off PIL alleging that the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board is carrying out 'religious profiling' of Muslim candidates appearing for class X and XII examinations after being satisfied that allegations against the board were baseless and ill-founded. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Telangana HC to EC: No Poll Notification for Three MLC Seats
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:18:25 IST

Telangana High Court has directed Election Commission (EC) not to issue a poll notification to those MLC seats that have become vacant on account of disqualification orders passed by Telangana legislative council chairman. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Bombay HC: Internet Broadcasting Not Covered U/s. 31D Copyright Act
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:18:02 IST

Bombay High Court in a significant judgment held that Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 covers only radio and TV broadcasting and not internet broadcasting. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE TAX - Delhi HC Quashes Service Tax Proceeding as Pre-Notice Consultation Mandatory for Demand above Rs. 50L
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:17:44 IST

Delhi High Court, while annulling the Service Tax proceedings, held that since the demand is above Rs. 50 lakhs, a pre-notice consultation was mandatory as per the Master Circular issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT: Purchase of Land before Sale of Capital Asset ineligible for Deduction
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:17:28 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that the capital gain exemption under Section 54 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 cannot be availed in case of purchase of land before the sale of the residential unit. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT: Revisional Jurisdiction Can't be Exercised on Issue not Covered in Re-Assessment
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:17:12 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that Commissioner of Income Tax cannot invoke revisional jurisdiction under Section 263 of Income Tax Act in respect on an issue which was not addressed in the Re-assessment. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT: Mistake Committed by Advocate is Reasonable Cause for Condonation of Delay
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:16:57 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that the mistake committed by Advocate is a reasonable cause for condonation of delay in filing appeals. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Hostel Service with Tariff of a Unit of Accommodation below Rs. 1000 per Day is Exempt from GST: AAR
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:16:40 IST

Chattisgarh Authority of Advance Rulings has held that a provision of hostel service where the tariff of a unit of accommodation is below Rs. 1000/day is exempt from GST. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE TAX - Service Tax Paid by Mistake Can't be Refunded under Finance Act, 1994: CESTAT
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:16:21 IST

Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) has held that refund of the service tax paid by mistake cannot be processed under the Finance Act, 1994. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

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