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CRIMINAL - 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Supreme Court Grants Bail to 34 Accused
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:24:12 IST

Supreme Court has granted bail to 34 persons accused in the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi. The order follows a previous order passed by the apex court granting bail to seven persons in the same case on July 5. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Supreme Court Cancels RERA Registration of Amrapali, Asks NBCC to Take Over Remaining Projects
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 12:18:49 IST

Supreme Court has cancelled registration of Amrapali under RERA, thereby banning the real estate company from undertaking any housing project in future. The Court cracked down on all such errant real estate companies, banks as well as public authorities, and issued a slew of directives. Further the Court handed over all pending projects to the National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Rejects PIL Seeking to Enforce Vishakha Guidelines to Check Sexual Abuse at Religious Places
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:22:15 IST

Supreme Court has held that it cannot entertain a PIL seeking extension of its Vishakha guidelines to religious places, including 'ashrams', 'madrasas' and Catholic institutions, to check incidents of sexual exploitation of women in such places.The Court had on August 13, 1997, in the Vishakha case, laid down as many as 12 guidelines to be followed by the employers to prevent or deter acts of sexual harassments against women. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Apex Court Directs J&K High Court to Decide in 6 Weeks on Plea Seeking Ban on Use of Pellet Guns
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:22:02 IST

Apex Court has asked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to decide within six weeks the plea seeking ban on the use of pellet guns for controlling street protests in the State. The Court took note of a letter dated July 4 by the Registrar General of the High Court that the matter is listed for hearing on Tuesday before a division bench. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - Supreme Court Orders Status Quo on NCLAT Verdict in Essar Steel
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:21:47 IST

Supreme Court has ordered status quo in the Essar insolvency case. The Court said the monitoring committee will continue its work till the case is heard on August 7. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Lawyers Safety: Supreme Court Directs Litigant to Approach BCI
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:21:35 IST

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition filed by NGO Art of Learning seeking non-gender specific safety norms for lawyers across the country. The Court directed the Petitioner to approach the Bar Council of India (BCI) for the prayer sought. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court: Failure to Retrieve Dead Body Does Not Entitle Accused to Benefit of Doubt
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:21:19 IST

Supreme Court has ruled that failure of the police to recover the dead body will not be solely responsible to render the prosecution case doubtful entitling the accused for acquittal on the basis of benefit of doubt. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Defamation Case: Bombay High Court Quashes Proceedings Against Ratan Tata, Others
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:21:04 IST

Bombay High Court has quashed and set aside an order issued by a magistrate court, calling it non-application of mind in criminal defamation proceedings filed against Ratan Tata and other directors of Tata Sons by Bombay Dyeing chairman Nusli Wadia. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Delhi High Court Awards Natco Pharma Interim Relief in BMS Patents Case
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:20:51 IST

Delhi High Court has awarded interim relief to the Hyderabad-based Natco Pharma Ltd in a fresh patents battle, with the court setting aside an injunction petition filed by Bristol-Myers Squibb seeking to protect its anti-coagulant Apixaban against Natco's Apigat. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Delhi High Court to Delhi Govt: Implement SC Order, Expert Panel Proposal on Nurses Pay
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:20:36 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the AAP Government to implement, as early as possible, the Supreme Court directions and recommendations of an expert panel regarding the wages and working conditions of nurses employed in private hospitals of the city. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC: Why Pleas for Quashing Money Laundering FIR Against Bhandari, Vadra Not be Heard Together
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:20:22 IST

Delhi High Court has sought to know as to why the separate pleas of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and Robert Vadra, seeking quashing of a money laundering case against them, not be heard together. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Malegaon Blast Case: Bombay High Court Directs NIA to Inform Trial Completion Time
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:20:09 IST

Bombay High Court has sought to know from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) the estimated time by which trial in the September 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case would be completed. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - 'Think Out of the Box': Bombay High Court Directs Rlys to Make Local Trains More Disabled-friendly
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:19:52 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the railway (Rly) authorities to "think out of the box" and come up with ways to make suburban train coaches and stations more disabled-friendly.The Railways in an affidavit submitted before the high court said it would not be possible to increase the halt time of trains and to redesign the coaches reserved for disabled persons. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Delhi High Court Directs GST Commissioner to Permit Taxpayer to Rectify Errors Made in TRAN-1 Form
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:19:38 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the GST Commissioner to permit a company which had made an error in filing the TRAN-1 Form online to correct the same immediately. The Court asked the authority to either open the online portal so as to let the Petitioner file the Form again or accept the manually filed Form with the correction on or before 31 July, 2019. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSTITUTION - Kerala High Court to State Government: Inform Us of Stand on Plea to Revise Reservation List of BC's
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:19:26 IST

Kerala High Court has directed the State Government to inform it of its stand on a plea seeking to revise the list of reservation of Backward Classes as per a State Act, to end the "sorry state of affairs" of Muslims in the State. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Dismisses Plea for Blanket Ban on Action Against Vendors, Squatters
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:19:11 IST

Delhi High Court has declined to stop the local bodies including the municipal corporation from deciding which market in the city could be declared a no-squatting/vending zone. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - NCLAT Approves IL&FS to Sell Remaining 51% Stake in 7 Wind Energy Arms to Japan's Orix Corp
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:18:56 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has approved the cash strapped Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) for the proposed sale of its balance 51 percent of stake in seven wind energy subsidiaries to Orix Corporation of Japan. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

HUMAN RIGHTS - Rajya Sabha Passes Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:18:40 IST

Rajya Sabha has passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019, amid Opposition call to refer the Bill to a select committee. The Bill facilitates appointments of the members and chairpersons of National and States Human Rights Commissions. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

RIGHT TO INFORMATION - Lok Sabha Passes Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:18:27 IST

Lok Sabha has passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which proposed to give the Centre the power to set the tenure and salaries of the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Ganga Cleaning: NGT Rejects Bihar Govt's Plea Seeking Review of Penalty Imposed On It
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:18:14 IST

National Green Tribunal has rejected a plea to review its order imposing a fine of Rs 25 lakh on the Bihar Government for inaction over continued damage to the river Ganga. The Tribunal on May 29 had levied the penalty on Bihar, noting that there is practically no progress in cleaning the Ganga as not a single sewage infrastructure project has been completed. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSTITUTION - Supreme Court Declines Urgent Hearing on Plea Seeking Floor Test In Karnataka
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:53:49 IST

Supreme Court has declined to urgently list a plea of two Independent Karnataka MLAs seeking holding of floor test forthwith, but said it may consider listing of the petition on Tuesday. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Calcutta High Court Extends Interim Protection from Arrest to Former Kolkata Cop Rajeev Kumar
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:53:35 IST

Calcutta High Court has extended by one week an interim protection from arrest granted to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with a CBI notice, asking him to appear before its officers for assisting into a multi-crore chit fund scam probe. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DIRECT TAXATION - Apex Court: Deposits Collected by Finance Company are Capital Receipts
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:53:22 IST

Apex Court has held that the deposits collected by a finance company are capital receipts and not revenue receipts. The Court also held that the primary liability and onus is on the Department to prove that a certain receipt is liable to be taxed. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Supreme Court Stays Bombay High Court Order Scrapping Golf Course,Residential Projects in Navi Mumbai
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:15:54 IST

Supreme Court Friday has stayed the Bombay High Court order scrapping the projects for a golf course and a residential colony of 17 towers on a large water body surrounded by mangroves on Palm Beach Road in Navi Mumbai. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Joint Parenting: Supreme Court Asks Centre to Respond Over Reforms
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:10:22 IST

Supreme Court has asked the Centre to respond to a request for putting a legal regime for "joint parenting" in cases of divorce of parents to ensure that the child got the love and affection of both the mother and the father even after their separation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Supreme Court: Public Interest Litigation Should Not be Allowed in Service Matters
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:10:09 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that it is well settled with respect to service jurisprudence that PIL will not be entertained. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSUMER - SC: Objection Regarding Pecuniary Jurisdiction of Consumer Forums Should be Raised Beforehand
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:09:53 IST

Supreme Court has noted that State Commission having already decided the matter on merits such a technical objection as regards pecuniary jurisdiction could not have been countenanced before the National Commission. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Scam in Sheep Distribution: Telangana High Court Issues Notice to State Government, CBI
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:09:39 IST

Telangana High Court has directed the State Government to file counter affidavit in a PIL seeking CBI probe into alleged large scale irregularities in the sheep distribution scheme. Besides, the Court also issued notices to other Respondents, including CBI and the National Insurance Company Limited, in the case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Sexual Abuse Case: Madras High Court Court Dismisses Anticipatory Bail Plea of Journalist
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:09:26 IST

Madras High Court has declined anticipatory bail to journalist Prakash M Swamy who apprehended arrest in connection with a sexual abuse case. The complainant, who is a city-based actor, accused Prakash M Swamy of sexually abusing her under the pretext of resolving issues related to her son's passport. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONTEMPT OF COURT - Calcutta High Court Orders Claimant to Plant 50 Trees
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:09:11 IST

Calcutta High Court has ordered a litigant to plant 50 trees as punishment in lieu of imprisonment after finding a petitioner guilty of contempt. The High Court initiated suo motu contempt proceedings against the Petitioner after he had made serious allegations against its sitting judges and former Chief Justices. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LAW OF MEDICINE - Allahabad High Court Permits Minor Rape Survivor To Terminate Pregnancy
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:08:58 IST

Allahabad High Court has allowed a minor rape survivor considering the trauma that the minor rape survivor may face if she has to give birth to a child to medically terminate her pregnancy, even if it crossed 20 weeks, the permissible limit given in Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Madras High Court: No Sinking Wells Without Permit
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:08:45 IST

Madras High Court has directed the Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department to hold a State-level inquiry with respect to complaints of illegal extraction of groundwater and initiate action not only against the violators but also against the government officials who had failed to curb such a practice. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Madras High Court Prohibits Bike Taxi Startup Rapido in Tamil Nadu
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:08:31 IST

Madras High Court has prohibited Rapido, the online bike taxi service from operating in the State of Tamil Nadu. The app will not be allowed to function until the State Government formulates new regulations. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Scarlett Keeling Case: Bombay High Court Grants 10-Year Jail to Samson D'Souza
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:08:16 IST

Bombay High Court has convicted Samson D'Souza to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment more than a decade later after D'Souza, a beach shack worker was found to have attacked the British teenager and then left her to die on the Anjuna beach. He will perform hard labour during his imprisonment. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Allahabad High Court Issues Notice to PM Modi on Request Challenging his Election
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:08:03 IST

Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection with a petition challenging his election from Varanasi constituency in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The petition was filed by Tej Bahadur, ex-BSF jawan and SP candidate, whose nomination to contest from Varanasi was dismissed by the Election Commission. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Calcutta High Court: Demolish Concrete Structures at Base of Trees
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:07:50 IST

Calcutta High Court has held that the concrete base built around trees by the city roads should be abolished so that the roots could access water, soil and air. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

TRUSTS AND SOCIETIES - Madras High Court: Temples Can be Open on New Year's Eve
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:07:36 IST

Madras High Court has rejected a PIL moved by a lawyer seeking to restrain the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department from opening temples at midnight for 'western' New Year celebrations. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTION - Calcutta High Court Pulls Up State Govt Over Trust Vote in Civic Body
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:07:24 IST

Calcutta High Court took to task the State Government and the North 24 Pargana Municipality of Bongaon for not following in letter and spirit its earlier order in which the court had allowed two BJP councilors to vote. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Kerala High Court Issues Notice to State Govt on PIL Challenging Environmental Clearance for Mall
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:07:11 IST

Kerala High Court has issued a notice to the State Government and the environment ministry on a PIL challenging the clearance given by the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority to a private group for constructing a mall in Thiruvananthapuram district. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LAW OF EVIDENCE - Delhi High Court: Non-Joining of Public Witnesses Not Sufficient to Doubt Police Witnesses
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:06:58 IST

Delhi High Court has ruled that merely non-joining of any public witness at the time of recovery of weapons does not raise doubt as to the truthfulness of the testimony of a police witness on the same point or discard their evidence. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madhya Pradesh High Court: Mutual Sex Even After Refusal to Marry Does Not Amount to Rape
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:06:43 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has quashed a rape case against man on the ground that the consent for sex was allowed by the prosecutrix even after knowing very well that the accused would not marry her. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CAPITAL MARKET - Insider Trading: SEBI Issues New Norms for Reporting Violations of Code
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:06:28 IST

SEBI has come out with standardized format for reporting violations of code of conduct, formulated under Prohibition of Insider Trading norms. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Finish Babri Case in 9 Months
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:53:17 IST

Supreme Court has ordered that the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case, in which prominent BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders such as L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti are accused of criminal conspiracy, should be completed in nine months. The Court extended the tenure of the Special Judge conducting the joint trial of two cases. The judge, who was scheduled to retire on September 30, had sought more time to complete the trial. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Lok Sabha Passes Finance (No.2) Bill, 2019
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:40:22 IST

Lok Sabha has passed the Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2019 on July 18, 2019. The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman noted that the tax proposals in the Bill are aimed at improving the ease of living and reducing pain of the citizens. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court Orders Rajeev Saxena to Appear Before AIIMS Medical Board
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:40:07 IST

Supreme Court has allowed Rajeev Saxena, an approver in a money laundering case related to the Rs. 3,600-crore AgustaWestland chopper scam, to appear before a medical board of AIIMS to get examined for blood cancer and other ailments. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LAND ACQUISITION - SC: Solatium Under 2013 Act Has to be Calculated on Market Value Plus Value of Assets Attached Land
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:39:05 IST

Supreme Court has observed that solatium as contemplated under Section 30(1) of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013/2013 Act has to be calculated only on the market value plus the value of the assets attached to the land. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC: When Conviction by Lower Court Was Not Granted, High Court Cannot Can't Convict Accused
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:38:42 IST

Supreme Court has noted that when the trial court conviction under Section 498A of Indian Penal Code, 1860 was not for the demand of dowry the High Court cannot convict the Accused under the same allegation without a detailed discussion and reasoning on the evidence on record. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Allows Four-Week Parole to 1984 Riots Convict to File Appeal
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:38:13 IST

Delhi High Court has allowed four weeks parole to Balwan Khokhar who, along with former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, was sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The Court allowed Khokhar's plea to be released on parole to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order of December 17, 2018, convicting him in the case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madras High Court Suspends Vaiko's Sentence
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:37:54 IST

Madras High Court has suspended the one-year sentence imposed by a lower court in a sedition case against Rajya Sabha member Vaiko after recording his lawyer's submission that he would be advised not to make any speeches touching upon the sovereignty of the nation until the disposal of his appeal against the conviction. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Directs IIT Delhi to Decide Sexual Harassment Complaint in 8 Weeks
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:37:36 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Disciplinary Authority of IIT Delhi to decide within eight weeks on a complaint of sexual harassment against one of its professors. The Court directed the Disciplinary Authority to take a final view in the matter expeditiously and granted liberty to the alleged victim to apply afresh if she is aggrieved by the decision. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Unnao Rape Case: Allahabad High Court Dismisses Bail Plea of Accused Shashi Singh
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:37:18 IST

Allahabad High Court has dismissed the bail plea of accused Shashi Singh, the accomplice of MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, in Unnao rape case. The court said the rape survivor has named her in the recorded statement. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Uttarakhand High Court Seeks Report on Environment Damage During Gupta Family Wedding
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:37:00 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has asked for a detailed report from the State Government and the State Pollution Control Board on the damage caused to the environment by the Gupta family weddings at the famous ski resort of Auli in Chamoli district. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Calcutta High Court: High Court Has Responsibility to Protect Honest Businessmen
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:36:42 IST

Calcutta High Court has observed that the inherent powers of the Court should be used in appropriate cases to meet the ends of justice. The Court while granting an interim order in a commercial suit noted that the Court has the duty to protect honest businessmen from those who use unscrupulous means to cheat. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMPANY - IL&FS Case: NCLT Permits MCA to Prosecute Deloitte Haskins, BSR Associates
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:36:17 IST

National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has permitted the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) to prosecute the auditors of IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) - Deloitte Haskins and BSR Associates - based on the investigation report filed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - NGT Pulls Up Official Over Ridge Encroachment
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:35:59 IST

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has rapped the New Delhi District Magistrate for delay in submission of information pertaining to the demarcation of the Southern Ridge. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Dismisses Urgent Hearing on Plea Against States Over Lynchings
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:09:20 IST

Supreme Court has rejected an urgent hearing on a plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against some States for their alleged failure in curbing incidents of lynching. The Court said there was no urgency to hear the contempt plea. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC Grants Permission to TISS Project Koshish to Interact With Victims of Bihar Shelter Home Abuse
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:09:07 IST

Supreme Court has granted permission to TISS Field Action project to interact with the victims of the Muzaffarpur home shelter case for their rehabilitation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Punjab and Haryana High Court Issues Notices to Kathua Rape Convicts
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:08:53 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notices to the State Government and six men convicted in the case of rape and murder of an eight year-old nomadic girl in Kathua on a plea by her father seeking enhanced punishment for them. The Court also issued a notice to the accused who was acquitted in the case by a lower court. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madras High Court Denies Nalini Sriharan Pre-Mature Release
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:08:40 IST

Madras High Court has rejected a petition filed by Nalini Sriharan, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu Governor for her premature release. The Court held that Article 361 of the Constitution insulated the Governor of a State from being questioned or answerable before any court with respect to discharge his official duties. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Chopper Scam: Delhi High Court Seeks Defence Agent's Response on ED's Challenge to His Bail
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:08:25 IST

Delhi High Court has sought a response from Sushen Mohan Gupta, an alleged defence agent arrested in a money laundering case related to AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam, on ED's plea challenging his bail. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court to Local Bodies : Make Sure Community Halls Are Not Disobeying Fire Safety Norms
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:08:09 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Municipal Corporations to file a list of community halls and banquet halls that are operating without a license or in violation of fire safety norms. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Ayodhya Dispute: Supreme Court Directs Panel to Inform About Outcome of Mediation Process by July 31
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:18:41 IST

Supreme Court has asked the mediation panel to continue the process and submit a detailed and final report on the matter by July 31, instead of the earlier decided date of August 15. Supreme Court-appointed mediation panel on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case submitted a status report before the court. Admitting the document, the Supreme Court said it will go through the report and fixed the next date of hearing in the matter as August 02 (2 pm). (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - ICJ to Pakistan: Review Death Sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:18:25 IST

International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence for Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav after more than two years of battle at the world court. He was sentenced by a Pakistani military court on charges of "espionage and terrorism". The Court allowed the former Indian Navy officer's right to consular access. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Supreme Court: No Essential Requirement of Informing Proposed Punishment to Delinquent Civil Servant
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:18:07 IST

Supreme Court has ruled that there is no necessary requirement of communicating the proposed punishment to a delinquent civil servant in view of the 42ns amendment to the Constitution of India. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Supreme Court: Sale With Just Condition of Retransfer Not Mortgage
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:17:52 IST

Supreme Court has held that sale with a mere condition of retransfer is not a mortgage. It further held that any recital relating to mortgage or the transaction being in the nature of a conditional sale should be an intrinsic part of the very same sale deed which will be the subject matter. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Scarlett Keeling Case: Bombay High Court Convicts One For Murder of UK Teenager In Goa In 2008
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:17:37 IST

Bombay High Court's Goa bench has convicted a person in the 2008 British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling death case, overturning his acquittal by the lower court. Scarlett Keeling was found dead with bruises on her body at Anjuna beach in Goa on February 18, 2008. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Grants Robert Vadra 2 Weeks to Answer ED's Plea
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:17:22 IST

Delhi High Court has granted two more weeks to Robert Vadra, the brother-in-law of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to file his reply to the Enforcement Directorate's (ED's) plea challenging his anticipatory bail granted by a train court in a money laundering case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi High Court Rejects Plea Alleging Discrepancies in St Stephen's Cut Off
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:17:04 IST

Delhi High Court has turned down a plea which alleged large-scale discrepancies in the cut-off marks for Christian Scheduled Tribes Christian Others), and Christian Physically Handicapped applicants for admission to undergraduate courses in St Stephen's College. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Jammu and Kashmir High Court to Govt: Submit Report About Digitisation of Revenue Record
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:16:35 IST

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the State Government to submit detailed report about status of digitization of revenue record in J&K. The Court issued the directions in response to a Public Interest litigation, seeking details records about status of digitisation of revenue record project, expenditure incurred on it and present position of the equipment acquired for digitisation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Punjab and Haryana High Court Allows Unemployed Punjab Man to Give Rice, Ghee and Clothes in Alimony
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:16:16 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has allowed a man to give rice, sugar, milk, pulses, ghee and three new salwar suits every four months to his wife as part of her alimony. The man, a resident of Punjab, had told the high court that instead of money, he would rather provide monthly ration to his estranged wife. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Rajasthan High Court Issues Notices to Centre, State Govt on Creamy Layer
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:15:58 IST

Rajasthan High Court has issued notices to the Centre and the State Government for not excluding the creamy layer from SC/ST quota in medical admissions. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Seeks List of Matters Awaiting Approval from LG
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:15:34 IST

Delhi High Court asked for details from the AAP Government on all policy matters or notifications, awaiting approval from the LG. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Rajya Sabha Passes National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:15:15 IST

Rajya Sabha has passed the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 a legislation to strengthen the National Investigation Agency the country's primary anti-terror body. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - NGT: Sort Out Mess at Three Dumping Yards Within One Year
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:14:55 IST

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the North, East and South civic bodies to clear the sites through bio-mining at a cost of Rs 250 crore to reclaim three dumping yards at Bhalswa and Ghazipur. The Tribunal asked the civic bodies to start clearing garbage from October 1. It said the progress will be reviewed after a year. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - NCLAT Opens Doors for Adani, Others to Bid for Jaypee Infratech
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:14:38 IST

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has asked the counsel for lenders of Jaypee Infratech to provide terms and conditions for new resolution plans, opening the doors for new applicants including Adani Infrastructure for acquiring the debt-ridden real estate company. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSUMER - NCDRC: Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Travel to Nepal
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:14:23 IST

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) while referring to the relevant instructions of the Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs has held that the AADHAAR card is not a valid document for travel to Nepal and Bhutan. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Apex Court: Right to Use Passage Given Will Not End in Terms of Section 41 Indian Easements Act, 1882
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:45:54 IST

Apex Court has noted that right to use passage granted in the sale deed will not terminate in terms of Section 41 of Indian Easements Act, 1882. The Court further observed that it is not easement of necessity being claimed by the concerned parties. It is a right granted to the Defendant and that such right will not end in terms of the above mentioned provision. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Bombay High Court Rejects AAAR Order Denying Input Tax Credit on 'Cash Carry' Vans
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:45:33 IST

Bombay High Court has set aside an order passed by the Maharashtra Appellate Authority for Advance Ruling for Goods and Services Tax (AAAR) on admissibility of input tax credit on purchase of motor vehicles to carry cash. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Karnataka High Court Raps State Government Over Failure to Save Bengaluru Lakes
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:45:12 IST

Karnataka High Court observed that as far as the city of Bengaluru is concerned there has been a failure on the part of all the authorities of the State Government to protect the lakes, tanks and other water bodies in the city. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSTITUTION - Supreme Court: Karnataka Rebel MLAs Cannot be Forced to Attend House
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:41:11 IST

Supreme Court has passed an interim order holding that the fifteen rebel MLA's of Karnataka Assembly cannot be forced to attend assembly. Further the Court also declined to fix a time frame for the Speaker to decide on the resignations submitted by the MLA's. The Court further noted that the Speaker can decide within an appropriate time frame. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Spares Man of Life Term Almost After 40 Years
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:57 IST

Supreme Court has concluded that a man who was imprisoned for a period of more than 10 years since 1980 has finally earned his freedom concluding that he was 17 years and 6 months old when he committed the murder. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court Seeks Report on Benefits of Aircraft Fumigation
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:37 IST

Supreme Court has given three months till October 31 to the high powered 8 member panel to submit final report and suggest interim measures at the earliest regarding the benefits and hazards of spraying insecticides or fumigation in aircraft with passengers on board. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Cross Objection Should be Disposed On Merits Notwithstanding Rejection of Appeal
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:20 IST

Supreme Court has noted that cross objection has to be disposed off on its merits by giving reasons nothwithstanding the rejection of appeal. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Directs Civic Bodies to Remove Illegal Hoardings
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:05 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the authorities, including the civic bodies, to remove all illegal hoardings and banners installed in public areas. While hearing a plea on defacement in the city the Court said such hoardings pose a risk to the safety of citizens and should be removed, and asked municipal corporations to be "vigilant" and take punitive action. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Punjab and Haryana High Court Grants Divorce to Man for 'Mental Cruelty'
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:39:50 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has granted a divorce to a man whose wife resorted to fake messages and character assassination. The objectionable message, which was sent through their son, said he was living with another woman in the US and also had a child. The court held on the husband's appeal that the incident amounts to "mental cruelty". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Delhi High Court Prevents Prasar Bharati from Using Trademark 'Dish' of Dish TV
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:39:36 IST

Delhi High Court has restrained Prasar Bharati from using the Trademark 'Dish' of Dish TV for its Direct To Home service. The Court ruled that during the pendency of the suit, the public service broadcaster is restrained from infringing the Trade mark of Dish TV India Ltd by adopting the mark 'DD FREE DISH' or any other mark incorporating the word 'DISH' in it. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LAW OF MEDICINE - Delhi HC: Abortion of Abnormal Foetus Cannot be Denied Even if Gestation Period is Beyond 20 Weeks
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:39:21 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that the right to terminate an abnormal pregnancy cannot be denied merely because gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks while allowing a 25-week pregnant woman's plea to abort her foetus which had enlarged kidneys and was not expected to survive. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Malegaon Blasts Case: Bombay High Court Directs NIA to Submit Complete Names Of Witnesses
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:39:05 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to submit names of witnesses who are yet to be examined by the agency both before the High Court and the Special Court which is conducting the trial. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi High Court: ESIC Cannot Refuse Insured Person WIP Certificate
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:38:48 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to issue "Ward of Insured Persons Certificate" to the daughter of the concerned person so as to enable her to secure admission in the MBBS Course in an Institute affiliated to the ESIC for the academic session 2019-2020. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - NGT to CPCB: Close Polluting Units in Critical Areas
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:38:26 IST

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has noted that economic development cannot take place at the cost of public health and has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to shut down all polluting industries in "critically polluted" and "severely polluted" areas within three months. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - NAA Rejects Complaint Due to Non Grant of GST Reduction to Product Concerned
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:38:09 IST

National Anti-profiteering Authority ( NAA ) has rejected a complaint as it was found that the rate reduction was not granted to the product in question as alleged by the complainant. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CAPITAL MARKET - Apex Court Questions SEBI on IL&FS Fraud Probe
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:25:06 IST

Apex Court has asked SEBI as to why it should not be directed to probe IL&FS fraud and protect investors. While extending its earlier order that stayed payment obligations till August 13, the next date of hearing the Court said that the market regulator should look into the issue as it also has adjudicatory powers. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Issues Notice to Government Over Aadhaar Link for Property Documents
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:24:52 IST

Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Centre and AAP Government on a petition seeking directions to them to link movable and immovable property documents of citizens with their Aadhaar number to curb corruption, black money generation and benami transactions. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Special Court Grants Bail to Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:24:38 IST

Special Court has granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with a defamation suit filed by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijender Gupta. The bail has been granted to the two Aam Aadmi Party leaders on a bond of Rs 10,000 each. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Madras High Court Agrees to Shift Saravana Bhavan Owner to Pvt Hospital After he Suffers Heart Attack
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:24:24 IST

Madras High Court has agreed to shift the founder of Saravana Bhavan chain of restaurants, P Rajagopal, from Stanley Government hospital to a private hospital after the hotelier suffered a heart attack. The Saravana Bhavan owner's lawyer had filed a petition with the Madras High Court to move Rajagopal, who has been given a life sentence in a decades-old murder case, back to the private hospital where he was receiving treatment before his surrender. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Bombay HC: Environmental Clearance Must for Continuation of Work on Rs 14,000 Cr Mumbai Coastal Road
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:24:11 IST

Bombay High Court has quashed the Coastal Regulation Zone/CRZ clearances granted to the city civic body's Rs 14,000-crore coastal road project. The project proposed to connect Marine Drive area in South Mumbai to Borivali in North Mumbai. The Court quashed the CRZ clearances while allowing a bunch of petitions filed by activists, residents and fishermen from the city challenging the project. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LAW OF MEDICINE - Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre on Plea Challenging Law for Abortion
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:09:18 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre about a Public Interest Litigation to reconsider the right to abortion. As per the existing law, abortion is legal only if it is performed until 20 weeks of pregnancy. However the permission of a Court is required for aborting a foetus which is more than 20 weeks old. The request sent by the Supreme Court challenges the law that makes abortion legal only to save a life. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Supreme Court Imposes Fine of Rs 50,000 on NDMC for Hiding Facts
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:09:02 IST

Supreme Court blasted the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) by saying that "Is this the way you want to scandalise this institution," for committing "height of impropriety" by suppressing the facts before its vacation bench to obtain an order in its favour. The Court while recalling the order passed by the vacation bench on May 16 regarding registration of diesel vehicles for the civic body the Court also imposed a cost of Rs 50,000 on the NDMC. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Seeks Nationwide Data on Child Rape
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:08:44 IST

Supreme Court has asked amicus curiae Senior Advocate V Giri to collect data relating to child rape cases from various states and place before it having taken suo motu cognisance of the "alarming rise" in cases of rape against children. The Court asked the amicus curiae to assist it in the case and to work with the Court's Registrar, SS Rathi. It asked the two to get details of child rape cases and evolve a mechanism to ensure faster disposal of such cases. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court: Execution Petition Filed Without Certified Copy Of Decree Valid
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:08:26 IST

Supreme Court has held that the High Court was not right in holding that in the absence of a formal decree not being drawn or/and filed the decree holder has no right to file the execution petition on the strength of the consent order. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Sister Abhaya Murder Case : Apex Court Rejects Discharge Pleas of Accused Priest, Nun
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:08:10 IST

Apex Court has rejected the special leave petition filed by Thomas Kottoor and Sephy against a April 9 judgment of the Kerala High Court which had upheld the lower Court's dismissal of their discharge pleas in the Sister Abhaya Murder Case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC: Existence of Commercial Relations Not Necessary for Imposing Condition to Grant Leave to Defend
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07:55 IST

Supreme Court has noted that existence of commercial relations between the parties in a summary suit by itself is not mandatory for imposing condition to grant leave to defend. The Court ruled that in a summary suit if the Defendant discloses such facts of a prima facie fair and reasonable defence the Court may grant unconditional leave to defend. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - Delhi High Court: Father's Guidance Important to Shape Child's Life
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07:39 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that while mother is the primary care giver but father's love and guidance is extremely important to shape the lives of children while holding that parental alienation is not conducive to a good upbringing of kids. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court to Centre: What Action Taken With Regard to Missing Artifacts From National Museum
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07:25 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Centre what action it has taken with regard to the alleged disappearance of artifacts from the National Museum. The Court posed the query to the Ministry of Culture while hearing a PIL, filed in 2013, which alleged that several Indian antiquities had gone missing and valuable manuscripts lost from the museum. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Recommends Use of Drones to Identify Water Logging Sites in City During Monsoon
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:07:10 IST

Delhi High Court has recommended use of drones to help the authorities to easily identify the sites where water logging is taking place in a bid to tackle traffic snarls in the city during the monsoon. The Court also suggested to set up a control room so that quick information on traffic jams and water logging can be reported and suitable action taken in the shortest time. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Bombay High Court Rejects PIL on Noise During IPL Matches
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:06:54 IST

Bombay High Court has rejected a PIL alleging violation of noise pollution norms during IPL matches, saying let there be some cacophony in society as people are bound to cheer and shout during cricket matches. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MINES AND MINERALS - Jammu and Kashmir High Court Shows Concern Over Safety, Security of Mine Workers
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:06:26 IST

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought to know about the steps the State Government to implement the statutory provisions as well as the rules and regulations of mining in Jammu and Kashmir. The Court while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) also sought to know about the environmental degradation and the adverse impact on the ecology due to illegal mining and measures to ensure the safety and security of the workers in the mines. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Allahabad High Court Orders Protection for MLA's Daughter
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:06:13 IST

Allahabad High Court has granted police protection to Mr. Mishra's daughter Sakshi Mishra and her husband Ajitesh, who had last week created a sensation after alleging their lives were under threat from her legislator father over their inter-caste marriage. The Court directed the police and the administration to ensure that the family of the woman "shall not interfere in the married lives" of the couple. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Puts Rape Cases Against Baba on Fast Track
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:05:58 IST

Delhi High Court has fast tracked the proceedings in the two rape cases pending against self-styled spiritual guru Virender Dev Dixit who is currently absconding. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay High Court: Adult Victim Rescued from Trafficking Cannot be Forced to Live in Correction Home
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:05:44 IST

Bombay High Court has held while ordering the release of a 22-year-old woman that the woman had been rescued with eleven others during a raid conducted by the Pandharpur Police under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act 1956 that such persons cannot be forced to live in a correction home against their wishes. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Lok Sabha Passes National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:05:27 IST

Lok Sabha has passed the bill namely the National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to allow India's anti-terror agency to investigate cases of terrorism targeting Indians as well as Indian assets abroad. The Bill, which amends the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 was first introduced by the Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah, on July 8, 2019. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

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