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Woman sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually abusing boy
Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) A special court here on Thursday sentenced a woman caretaker of a school to 20 years rigorous imprisonment for sexually abusing a minor boy four years ago.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Moratorium under IBC applicable to corporate debtor, not its promoters: SC
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday held the moratorium under provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), which restrains initiation of any fresh proceedings or discontinuance of existing ones, does not protect the promoters of the stressed company, but applies only to the corporate debtor.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Report on Jayalalithaa death within month, probe panel tells SC
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Commission of Inquiry probing the death of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it has examined 154 witnesses so far and only four witnesses are remaining, and it will be able to submit a report within a month in the matter.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Madras HC stays 2 sub-sections of Rule 9 in new IT Rules
Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Thursday stayed two sub-sections under IT Rules 2021's Rule 9, which provide for a three-tier structure for addressing the grievances made in relation to publishers, under the Code of Ethics annexed to the rules.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
After SC warns of stay on tribunals act, Centre reinstates acting NCLAT chief
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday threatened a suo moto stay on the Tribunals Reforms Act, as it asked the Centre to reinstate acting NCLAT chief, Justice Ashok Iqbal Singh Cheema, who was asked to retire 10 days before due date of September 20. However, the impasse did not last long, as the Centre conceded the top court's demand.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre cites Delhi public order's int'l implications for Asthana's appointment
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that the national capital has a specific and special requirement, as it witnessed certain untoward and extremely challenging public order problems/riots/crimes having an international implication, therefore appointment of Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi's Commissioner of Police was made in "public interest".
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ex-Mumbai top cop jolted as HC dismisses plea against probes
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) In a massive setback to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, the Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed his plea challenging two probes launched against him by the Maharashtra government.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mizoram CM urges PM to provide humanitarian aid to Myanmar refugees
Aizawl, Sep 16 (IANS) Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga once again urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide humanitarian assistance to Myanmar nationals as the bordering northeastern state is witnessing a fresh influx of refugees from the military coup hit neighbouring country after a renewed clash between the Army and the pro-democratic forces, officials said on Thursday.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bombay HC rejects ex-Mumbai top cop's plea against probe
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) In a huge setback to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, the Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed his plea challenging two probes launched against him by the Maharashtra government.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
After SC's anguish, Centre agrees to reinstate acting chair of NCLAT
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) After a brief deadlock with the Supreme Court on Thursday, the Centre agreed to reinstate Justice Ashok Iqbal Singh Cheema as acting chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), till the date of his retirement on September 20, enabling him to pronounce judgments pending with him.
2021-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
One principal object of IBC to revive debtor, liquidation last resort: SC
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that one of the principal objects of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) is providing for revival of the corporate debtor, and liquidation should be the last resort.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
NHRC seeks action taken report from Assam DGP on 'encounter killings'
Guwahati, Sep 15 (IANS) Acting on a lawyer's complaint, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought Action Taken Reports (ATRs), within four weeks, from Assam's Director General of Police on alleged "fake encounters" by the state police since May this year.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Need programmes to re-integrate women prisoners in society: CJI
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana on Wednesday emphasised the need to formulate programmes and services to re-integrate women prisoners into the society.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Intention, knowledge vary widely, says SC on homicide, murder difference
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday held though it is often difficult to distinguish between culpable homicide and murder as both involve death, but there is a subtle distinction of intention and knowledge involved in both crimes.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC agrees to hear bail plea of wife of close aide of gangster Dubey
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the bail plea of wife of a close aide of gangster Vikas Dubey, killed in police encounter last year in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi govt moves Supreme Court over amendments to GNCTD Act
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Delhi government has moved the Supreme Court, challenging the Centre's amendments to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) Act, contending that the new changes go against representative democracy.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Porn scam: Supplementary charge sheet against Raj Kundra filed
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) The Mumbai Police's Crime Branch on Wednesday filed a voluminous supplementary charge sheet in the pornography content case against businessman Raj Kundra, the husband of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Calcutta HC orders interim stay on transfer of contract teachers
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) In a partial sigh of relief the Calcutta High Court gave an interim stay on the transfer of the contract teachers of Sishu Siksha Kendra (SSK) on Wednesday. The order given by Justice Sugat Bhattacharya said that the plaintiff teachers cannot be transferred till November 30.
2021-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Delhi HC notice to EC on PIL against parties offering cash in polls
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday queried the Election Commission, why hasn't it taken action against political parties, which violated guidelines on corrupt practices and offered cash transfers to voters in their manifestos.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
CBI court refuses to cancel Andhra CM's bail in quid pro quo case
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) A CBI court on Wednesday dismissed the petitions of rebel YSRCP MP K. Raghu Ramakrishna Raju for cancellation of bail given to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and MP V. Vijaya Sai Reddy in the quid pro quo case.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC seeks Centre's reply on plea against Odisha Admin Tribunal abolition
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea against the abolition of the Odisha Administrative Tribunal (OAT).
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Very unhappy': SC on Centre's 'cherry-picking' in tribunal appointments
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday criticised the government for "cherry-picking" from its recommendations for tribunals across the country, asking what is the sanctity of recommendations by the panel headed by sitting top court judges if the government has the last say on the matter.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Telangana HC declines to transfer rebel YSRCP MP's pleas in Jagan case
Hyderabad, Sep 15 (IANS) The Telangana High Court on Wednesday declined to transfer rebel YSRCP MP K Raghu Ramakrishna Raju's petitions for cancellation of bail given to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and MP V. Vijaya Sai Reddy in the quid pro quo case to any other court from the current CBI court.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Telcos to get relief in AGR payment
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a telecom relief package with relaxation in terms of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) payment, sources said.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Very unhappy: SC on Centre's cherry-picking tribunals' appointments
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the sanctity of recommendations by panel headed by sitting top court judges for various tribunals, as the government has the last say on the matter.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Allahabad HC stays second suspension of Kafeel Khan
Prayagraj, Sep 15 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has stayed the UP government's order of July 2019, by which Kafeel Ahmad Khan, a paediatrician, was suspended on charges that he had forcibly treated patients at the Bahraich district hospital and criticised the policies of the government.
2021-09-15
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
2nd marriage of Muslim man with Hindu woman invalid: Gauhati HC
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) In an interesting development, the Gauhati High Court has ruled that the Special Marriage Act, 1954 does not save the second marriage of a Muslim man with a Hindu woman and as such, it would be invalid, a court official said on Tuesday.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Rebel YSRCP MP moves Telangana HC over plea to cancel Jagan's bail
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The Telangana High Court deferred to Wednesday its orders on YSRCP rebel MP Raghu Rama Krishna Raju's plea for transfer of his petition seeking cancellation of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's bail in an alleged corruption case to another court.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
K'taka HC dismisses plea against Mangaluru Airport's privatisation
Bengaluru, Sep 14 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Airports Authority Employees Union challenging the privatisation of Mangaluru International Airport.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Khori village demolitions: Civic body agrees in SC to roll out provisional allotment
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Faridabad Municipal Corporation "in principle agreed" before the Supreme Court on Tuesday to roll out provisional allotment of houses for rehabilitation of eligible people, affected by the demolition of residential structures in Khori village area in the Haryana district.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Telangana moves SC over HC curbs on Ganesh immersion
Hyderabad, Sep 14 (IANS) The Telangana government on Tuesday challenged, in the Supreme Court, the High Court order banning immersion of Ganesh idols made of plaster of Paris in Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
SC says commercial court to decide Essar's arbitration plea against Arcelor
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) In a setback for Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India, the Supreme Court has allowed a commercial court to continue hearing in the steel major's dispute regarding cargo handling and payment with Essar Bulk Terminal.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Life imprisonment means rigorous imprisonment for life, rules SC
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday reiterated that a sentence of imprisonment for life means rigorous imprisonment for life.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'For states to implement': SC no to again prescribing promotion quota policy
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to prescribe again a policy for determining backwardness and emphasised that orders were passed in judgments, like M. Nagaraj (2006) and Jarnail Singh (2018), wherein issues in reservation in promotion have been settled.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Madras HC notice to Centre on plea for restoring education to state list
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court on Tuesday issued notice to Union government on a writ petition filed by Arram Seyya Virumbu trust challenging Section 57 of the Constitution (Forty Second Amendment) Act of 1976, through which "education" was transferred from the State list to the Concurrent list of the Constitution.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google fined $176.8mn in S Korea for anti-competition practice
Seoul, Sep 14 (IANS) South Korea's antitrust regulator said on Tuesday it has decided to fine global tech giant Google 207.4 billion won ($176.8 million) for its alleged abuse of the market dominance in the mobile operating system and app markets.
2021-09-14
Category: International, South Korea,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
No point in persuading couple to live together, says SC
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday dissolved a two-decade-old marriage, terming it "emotionally dead", despite the wife's objections, and directed the husband to pay Rs 25 lakh to her within eight weeks.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bizman's son wedding: Kerala HC speaks tough on Covid rule breaches
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Tuesday expressed their displeasure in the way Covid protocols were violated last week at the famed Sree Krishna Temple Guruvayoor during the wedding of business magnate Ravi Pillai's son.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Panneerselvam appeals to Stalin to intervene on Ford issue
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) Former Chief Minister and leader of AIADMK, O. Panneerselvam has appealed to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin to intervene in the problem arising out of the car manufacturing company, Ford announcing to shut down its vehicle and engine assembling unit in Chennai.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Trans-border implications': Centre on plea seeking reopening of Markaz
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that the case registered in connection with the alleged violation of Covid-19 protocols at Nizamuddin Markaz, where the Tablighi Jamaat congregation was held in March last year, is a serious case, having trans-border implication and requiring diplomatic consideration.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics,Religion
Madras HC withdraws its order on 5 year bumper-to-bumper insurance
Chennai, Sep 14 (IANS) The Madras High Court has withdrawn its order on compulsory five year bumper-to-bumper insurance cover for all new vehicles as it may not be conducive and suitable for implementation in the current situation.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC junks plea seeking Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased lawyers
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a PIL seeking direction to the Centre and others to pay Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia to kin of advocates, who died before the age of 60 whether due to Covid-19 or other reasons.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Bengal Law Minister refuses to appear before ED in coal scam case
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) After Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee and his wife Rujira Banerjee, West Bengal Law Minister Moloy Ghatak also informed the enforcement directorate that it is not possible for him to go to ED office in New Delhi on Tuesday and suggested that the ED officers can come to Kolkata to interrogate him.
2021-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Third threat email arrives at Cochin Shipyard in 4 weeks
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Cochin Shipyard where the indigenous aircraft carrier -- INS Vikrant was built and is undergoing sea trials, received a threat email again on Tuesday which warns of a bomb blast.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Allahabd HC notice to UP govt on religious conversion
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 14 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court has issued notice on a plea challenging the Constitutional validity of Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act, 2021.
2021-09-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Former JD-U MLA gets five years jail for attempted murder
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) A court in Bihar's Samastipur on Monday sentenced former Janata Dal-United legislator Rambalak Singh and his brother to five years imprisonment in an attempt to murder case.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Not got a single paisa': Noida asks SC to relook interest rate cap for realtors
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Over a year after the Supreme Court had, in June 2020, directed Noida and Greater Noida to cap the interest rate at around 8 per cent for delay in payment of land cost by builders, instead of a steep 15-23 per cent, the authorities have asked the top court to recall its order, citing that the builders have not deposit "a single paisa" to clear their dues.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra High Court relief to Amaravati farmers
Amaravati, Sep 13 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Monday suspended a state government order to take over the plots allotted to farmers of Amaravati by the previous government.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid delayed Thoothukudi police firing probe report, Madras HC told
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government on Monday told the Madras High Court that the Justice Aruna Jagadeesan (retd) Commission of Inquiry, into the May 2018 Thoothukudi police firing, was delayed in filing its report due to Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Refund for unutilised Input Tax Credit can't be claimed on input services: SC
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the validity of a rule of the Central Goods and Service Tax, which prescribes a formula excluding the refund of unutilised input tax paid on input services as part of input tax credit (ITC).
2021-09-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights