LEGAL NEWS 31.05.2011

Pune rural police to get tough with dhabas, hotels

Daily News & Analysis

Concerned at the spurt in fatal road accidents, the former superintendent
(Pune rural) Pratap Dighavkar told DNA, “We have decided to file cases
under 304 (A) (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860,
against those owners of dhabas, …







12 child labourers rescued from Daryaganj

Times of India

Some of the rescued children said they were brought to the city by their
relatives with the promise of a better life. “All the culprits will be
booked under the Juvenile Justice Act, Child Labour Act, Bonded Labour Act
and Indian Penal Code,” said …






31 held from Andheri bar for obscenity

The accused were then handed over to the Andheri police station where they
were arrested under section 294 (obscene acts and songs) of the Indian
Penal Code. The police are on the lookout for the owner of the bar
identified as one Sushila Shetty, 75, …




Mahanand gets first murder conviction

Herald Publications

The accused was booked under section 364 (kidnapping or abduction in order
to murder), 302 (murder), 392 (robbery) and 201 (destruction of evidence)
of the Indian Penal Code. The prosecution led by Sarojini Sardinha examined
21 witnesses including the …






Death row convict meets brother, friend


Guwahati/Jorhat, May 30: Death row convict Mahendra Nath Das’s family has
decided to move Dispur with an appeal to keep his execution in abeyance as
they plan to file a writ petition before Supreme Court to commute his death
sentence to life term on …






OCs challenge extension of quota for BCs


May 30: A writ petition was filed in the Andhra Pradesh High Court on
Monday by the OC Sankshema Sangham challenging the decision of the state
government in extending the tenure of reservation to Backward Classes in
service and educational institutions …







Further setback for Maya

Daily Pioneer

Acting on a writ petition filed by Bindal and some farmers against the
Government’s notification over the acquisition of 170 hectares of land, a
division bench of Justices Sunil Ambawani and KN Pandey quashed the
acquisition. …






I am not a sympathiser or opposer of Naxals: Binayak Sen

The Hindu

The writ of the government no longer works with them.” He said that
contrary to the Chhattisgarh government’s claim in the Supreme Court that
the Salwa Judum had ceased to exist, it still continued its operations. He
said that after seeing the …






Semester row: SC rejects DU petition of


By SS NEGI The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the petition of Delhi
University teachers against introduction of semester system and said only
the President, who is the Chancellor of the University, could take
appropriate decision on the issue. …





Court notice to gutka-makers for using plastic pouches

The Hindu

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to gutka manufacturers on an
application alleging that even after the ban order restraining them from
using plastic material in package sachets they were flouting the law and
were still using plastic pouches. …






Judge refuses to hear bail plea

Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The principal district judge of the Panchmahal court has refused
to hear the bail plea filed by Ismail Yusuf Chunga, an accused in the
Godhra carnage case. He was arrested by the Supreme Court-appointed SIT in
March after the judgment was …





Supreme Court grants bail to Piyush Guha convicted

By Rituparna Chatterjee

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Glucose case dragging on for 37 years

Times of India

The then ADJ LK Rathi had had gone through more than 20 kilograms of file
before dictating the judgement. The two stay orders granted by the high
court in 1985 were observed by the additional district and sessions judge,
when he was about to dictate …






docs issued summons for violating PCPNDT Act

Times of India

PUNE: The criminal court on Monday issued summons to two doctors in the
city for violating provisions of the PCPNDT (Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal
Diagnostic Techniques) Act 1994. During routine inspection of the
sonography centres belonging to the two …





New Act to ensure rents at market rates

Times of India

The housing ministry has prepared the Model Residential Tenancy Act, 2011
that is intended to replace archaic rent control legislations that capped
rentals, resulting in landlords getting a pittance for properties in prime
localities in metros. …




Right to Education Act 2009 doomed to failure- Why?

By Chitta Behera The Right to Education Act, properly speaking Right of
Children to Fee and Compulsory Education 2009 is doomed to failure, not
because some eminent educationists like Dr.Anil Sadgopal predicted so since
its inception, …






Assam Police Act fraud on people: Ex-DGP


By MANOJ ANAND In what has left the Assamgovernment red faced, former
Assam director-general of police Prakash Singh has described the Assam
Police Act, 2007, as a fraud on the people of the state. Addressing a
seminar on police accountability and …





Govt opposes inclusion of PM, judiciary in Lokpal ambit

Daily News & Analysis

Government representatives opposed the inclusion of the PM, higher
judiciary, lower level bureaucrats and acts of MPs inside Parliament under
the Lokpal ambit. Ironically, the government’s version of the bill prepared
in January 2011 had brought the PM …






School accused of throwing out 29 HIV+ve students

Times of India


The court also ordered notice to health and educational departments on the
PIL filed by K Radhakrishnan of Chengalpet. In his petition, Radhakrishnan
said he got information during September last year from an orphanage in
Cheyyur taluk that 29 children …




Civic body to issue birth & death certificates in 3 days

Times of India

Raffling RMC feathers further, councillor of ward number 3 Arvinder Singh
Deol had also filed a PIL in Jharkhand high court recently, highlighting
inefficiency of the corporation in collecting revenue and taxes. “If the
applications are made within …






SC allows CBI to probe ex-CJI


The Supreme Court has permitted the CBI to take “necessary action” on
complaints against former Chief Justice of India (CJI) KG Balakrishnan. …



Minutes of the meeting of Lokpal Bill panel

… gauged from the fact that Justice Sen Gupta was raided and arrested
soon after he retired because after retirement, permission of CJI was not
required. …






Verdict reserved on Kanimozhi’s bail plea

The Hindu

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved verdict on the bail
petitions of DMK Member of Parliament Kanimozhi and promoter and director
of Kalaignar TV, Sharad Kumar, accused and remanded in judicial custody in
the 2G spectrum case. …





SC directs Bhatta Paraul villagers to Allahabad High court

A vacation bench comprising Justices GS Singhvi and CK Prasad told the
petitioners that Allahabad High Court is already seized of the matter and,
therefore, they should also go to the High Court. The High Court has
already issued notices to the Centre …





Contempt charges against CPM Leader

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Monday ordered a chargesheet to be issued
against CPM state committee member MV Jayarajan in a contempt of court
case. A Division Bench comprising Justice AK Basheer and Justice PQ Barkath
Ali also directed Jayarajan to …





Bar association polls: status quo ordered on EVMs

The Hindu

The Delhi High Court on Monday directed the Election Committee of the
Supreme Court Bar Association to maintain status quo in respect of the
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the May 11 election of
office-bearers for 2011-12. …



Private port plans run into rough weather

Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa High Court on Monday prohibited the state
government from signing fresh MoUs or concession agreements for private
ports along the coast without its permission. The court order came during
hearing of a petition by Biswajit …






SC dismisses Chiru’s estranged son-in-law’s bail plea


Bharadwaj’s runaway-marriage with Chiru’s younger daughter Srija had hit
the headlines in 2007 after the couple appeared before the Delhi High Court
and sought police protection for marrying against the wishes of the star’s
family. …






Ram moves high court against Company Law Board stay order


The Hindu’s editor-in-chief N. Ram moved the Madras high court last week
against a Company Law Board (CLB) ruling which stipulated that key
resolutions approved by directors on the news organization’s board on 20
May can’t be implemented. …





HC relief for man who ‘tampered’ with passport

Times of India

Hingorani told the court that Pandey did not want his wife to come to know
about his visit.” The court was told that investigation is complete and
trial is yet to commence. The HC has now directed the magistrate’s court to
complete the trial in six …





HC vacates earlier order on training of shiksha mitras

Times of India

ALLAHABAD: A special appeal bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday
vacated an order, whereby the policy of the state government to undergo
teachers training of graduate shiksha mitra was stayed. The order was
passed by a bench consisting of …






HC stays decision to cancel Arun Kumars PhD

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Monday stayed an order of KeralaUniversity
which invalidated IHRD Director VA Arun Kumar’s registration for PhD. Chief
Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Antony Dominic passed the order on a
petition filed by Arun Kumar, …




HC asks Comed-K to stick to old matrix

Times of India

BANGALORE: In a big embarrassment to the state government, the Karnataka
High Court directed that counselling be held for PG courses in private
colleges, as per the April 8 seat matrix issued by Comed-K. Now, the 42%
seats, 17% of which are Karnataka …





Remove encroachments right away, says HC

Times of India

On Monday a few RWA associations of Lajpat Nagar also approached HC saying
they faced regular traffic problems from the car accessory dealers who have
set up shop on arterial roads. The high court issued notice on their plea
and sought a response from …




NSE files writ petition in Delhi HC, seeks dissent note on CCI order

Economic Times

MUMBAI: The National Stock Exchange on Monday filed a writ petition in the
Delhi High Court seeking details of the dissent note in the order passed by
the Competition Commission of India (CCI) that accused it of abusing its
position. …






HC appoints observer for Pareek college elections

Times of India

JAIPUR : The Rajasthan High Court on Monday appointed former President of
Rajasthan High Court Bar Association RB Mathur as an observer for the
elections of the mangement committee of SSG Pareek PG College and allied
institutions in the state capital. …




Delhi HC asks IP varsity to take over medical college

New Delhi: The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) has been
asked by the Delhi High Court to explore the feasibility of taking over the
Army Medical College. The high court had been upset with the medical
college after the institute had …





HC verdict leaves shooters in the lurch


On a petition filed by People for Animals, the HC had in 2002 quashed the
July 13, 1962 notification exempting air guns, air rifles, air pistols from
the requirement of licence. PFA had argued that these arms were used for
killing or maiming animals …




Delhi HC directs ICAI to put Satyam scam on fast track

The Delhi High Court has allowed proceedings by the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of India (ICAI) against two Satyam auditors, reports CNBC-TV18.
Furthermore, ICAI can now take disciplinary actions against two former
PricewaterhouseCoopers …





Wamiq Farooq killing: HC summons lower court’s record


Jammu and KashmirHigh Court Monday summoned the lower court’s record with
regard to the killing of teenager Wamiq Farooq. Advocate Aijaz Ahmad Dar,
the counsel of the family said a single bench of Justice Sunil Hali today
summoned the record during …




HC adjourns Bidari case to June 3

PTI | 04:05 PM,May 30,2011 Bangalore, May 30 (PTI) Karnataka High Court
today adjourned to June 3 the petition filed by a former City Police
Commissioner challenging the legality of a Central Administrative Tribunal
order.The petition was filed by …




J&K HC upheld termination of judge on charges of misconduct

30.5.2011 (UNI) Jammu and KashmirHigh Court has upheld the termination of
a sub-judge on the charges of misconduct, breach of judicial discipline,
misuse of authority and dereliction of duty. ‘The judicial officers have a
divine job to discharge. …




Kerala HC orders charge sheet against Jayarajan

Express Buzz

KOCHI: The Kerala High Court Monday ordered a charge sheet to be filed
against Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader MV Jayarajan by
June 8 for his public outburst against the judiciary. Jayarajan, who is
facing contempt of court charge on …





HC allows hermaphrodite to sit for paramilitary forces exam


The Delhi HC has allowed a hermaphrodite to take the recruitment exam of
the Sashastra Seema Bal. Earlier, the force had denied her employment, as
she did not have ovaries. Overturning the home ministry observations,
justice Geeta Mittal said, …




Dibrugarh varsity VC Appointment process under HC scanner


DIBRUGARH, May 30 – The appointment of Dr KK Deka as the Vice-Chancellor
of Dibrugarh University by the former Governor of Assam, Lt. Gen. Ajai
Singh, has come under High Court scanner. A division bench of Gauhati High
Court comprising Chief Justice …




Boy moves HC against school for TC

PTI | 10:05 PM,May 30,2011 New Delhi, May 30 (PTI) The Delhi High Court
today sought a response from the city government on a six year-old child’s
plea against a private school for allegedly not issuing him the transfer
certificate. …




Delhi HC issues notice on working of London Court of International Arbitration …

Law et al. News

The High Court of Delhi has issued notice to the New Delhibranch of the
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) on a petition seeking it
to remove the word “London Court” from its name. The order of the court
came over a petition filed by …




UP: Police Refuses FIR, HC Orders Probe Into Murder


PTI | Allahabad | May 30, 2011 The Allahabad High Court has ordered a CBI
inquiry into the murder of a businessman in Hamirpur district last year
after the father of the victim alleged that the probe was not conducted
properly as the suspects were …




Madras HC issues notice to makers of Endhiran

MUMBAI: The Madras High Court has issued a notice to the producer and the
director of Endhiran, based on the complaints filed by writer Aarur
Tamilnadan who claimed that he had written the screenplay. In his complaint
Tamilnadan had stated in the civil …




Raj HC rejects accused bail plea in dowry death case

Daily Bhaskar

Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court cancelled the bail plea of the accused
who was arrested in a dowry death case. A complaint in this regard was
registered by Suresh Kumar at Jalore District Police Station on December 9,
2009. …





BMC’s zebras lose their stripes within few days

Mumbai Mirror

The Bombay High Court (HC) recently directed the BMC to paint zebra
crossings across the city by May end. But it’s no surprise that within days
after being painted, the stripes start fading and chipping off. Pointing
out to the faded zebra crossing …




P&H HC seeks response from Maharshi Dayanand Univ. on irregularities

Law et al. News

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana has taken suo moto cognisance of
irregularities in LL.B. course run by Rohtak based Maharashi Dayanand
University. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Aadarsh Kumar Goyal
and Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal has …





Appointment of 16 HCS officers upheld

Times of India

On September 17, 2010, a single bench of the HC headed by Justice Permod
Kohli had quashed the orders passed by the state government wherein they
had ordered for repatriating these officers, nominated during the Chautala
regime. …





Another firm to intervene in MbPT row

Times of India

… of a large chunk of port area for tearing down ships from across the
world. The HC vacation bench of Justice AR Joshi and Justice MN Gilani did
not vacate an interim order against the port trust but said it would hear
the matter at length on Tuesday.





Ongoing probe no excuse to deny info’

Times of India

MUMBAI: The Central Information Commission (CIC), in an order, said that
investigation agencies cannot withhold details merely on the grounds that a
case is being probed. Central information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi
passed this order while hearing …




Court stays fine imposed on Delhi airport operator

New Delhi, Mya 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday stayed a Central
Information Commission (CIC) order imposing a fine of Rs.2000 on Delhi
International Airport Limited (DIAL) for misrepresenting the panel’s 2007
order. “The CIC should not take fine …







LEGAL NEWS 29.01.2011

Dealing with the new competition laws


Business Line


There have been subjective criteria prescribed for the Competition

Commission of India (CCI) to use as a benchmark in its determination of

what constitutes an AAE. Every acquirer has to notify the CCI of a

combination and seek its approval prior to …




History and Dynamics of the MRTP Act and Competition Act in the …


Therefore, in common parlance, the MRTP Act, 1969 aimed at preventing ….

it shall after receipt of the MRTP Commission, pass the requisite orders.




Watching pornography is no offence: New IT Act


Times of India


Consumption of pornography on a personal device is frowned upon by neither

the Victorian-vintage Indian Penal Code ( IPC) nor the 21st Century

legislation on Information Technology (IT). Both laws, separated by over

130 years, are unsparing towards the …





Indian national arrested for attempting to bribe police




A second attempt at buying off the officer was rejected and this time, the

31-year-old was arrested. He will be charged in Court next Monday for the

offence of Theft under Section 379 of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 which

carries a jail term of three …





Irregularity in wheat purchasing on support price


Central Chronicle


Criminal cases under different sections of the Indian Penal Code are being

registered against the erring persons for conspiring against the

government, thereby causing financial loss to the government exchequer. It

may be mentioned that arrangements …






Fake stamp paper case: Court frames charges against Telgi


Times ofIndia


The judge framed charges against the suspects under the relevant sections

of the Indian Penal Code and theMaharashtraControl of Organised Crime

Act. Via video conferencing from aBangalorejail, Telgi expressed his

desire to plead guilty. …







Goa : Lifeguards Seek Legal Protection from Unruly Beach Crowd


DSRS has requested state government to include services of lifeguards under

first schedule of Industrial Dispute Act. “This means, any assault on

lifeguard will be treated as `assault on public servant’ under Indian Penal

Code,” Kanwar explained. …





Decriminalisation of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity …


By zackie


In 2009, the Delhi High Court declared the British colonial law in the

Indian Penal Code which outlawed sex between people of the same sex,

unconstitutional. Delhi Chief Justice, Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice S.

Muralidhar held that the …





Lecturers strike: Students go to Court


Daily Mirror


Three undergraduates have filed separate writ applications in the Court of

Appeal asking that the letters of resignation submitted by the university

heads of department be rejected. They are seeking a writ of prohibition

restraining the Vice …





2G: Mauritius SC directs AG to provide info sought by CBI


Economic Times


NEW DELHI: In a major boost to CBI’s probe in the 2G spectrum allocation

scam, the Supreme Court of Mauritius has directed the Attorney General

there to collect and provide, as soon as possible, information about

companies allegedly involved in the …





CBI court reserves judgement on Pandher bail plea


PTIGhaziabad: A special CBI court on Friday reserved its judgement till

Saturday on the bail plea by Moninder Singh Pandher, one of the main

accused in the sensational Nithari killings. CBI special Judge Shyam Lal,

who was to deliver the judgement on …





Column: What about the IITs of legal education?


Financial Express


This piece wishes to ignite the debate on legal research in premier

national law universities (NLUs). Last year, PM Manmohan Singh described

legal education inIndiaas a “sea of institutionalised mediocrity”.

Legal education has always received …





Gujarat riots: Mallika Sarabhai wants to quiz Sanjiv Bhatt, Sreekumar


Daily Bhaskar


On March 7, 2002, Sarabhai was the first to file a PIL seeking

compensation, rehabilitation and new housing for the affected and the role

of the government and police in the post-Godhra riots. “I am deeply

disturbed after hearing this. …








Cong asks leaders to utilise RTI in Oppn-ruled states




The Congress has directed the PCC leaders in opposition-ruled states to

file RTI plea and PIL on various issues, including UPA’s flagship schemes,

on the patterns of those filed in Uttar Pradesh. The move is aimed at

unravelling scams in states and …






Haryana Police to set up a special task force to deal with crime against children


Indian Express


The affidavit was filed during the resumed hearing of a PIL filed by World

Human Rights Council, through its Chairman Advocate Ranjan Lakhanpal. The

petitioner had sought strict possible action against the errantChandigarh

Police officers responsible …





Karnataka high court to civi body: Hunt down drain sharks


Daily News & Analysis


By DNA Correspondent | Place:Bangalore| Agency: DNA “Target jelly

fishes but catch sharks,” the Karnataka high court observed on Friday,

while giving directions to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to

identify within a month encroachments …





Partial relief for Setalvad


The Hindu


Granting only a partial relief, the Gujarat High Court on Friday quashed

the summons issued by the police against the Mumbai-based social activist

and general secretary of the Citizens for Justice and Peace, Teesta

Setalvad, in connection with the 2006 …






Balwa request for iPad in jail rejected




On the ground of possible misuse of iPad inside the Tihar Jail premises,

theDelhihigh court on Friday refused to allow Asif Balwa, the director of

Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd and an accused allegedly involved in

the 2G spectrum scam case, …




Can’t take away right to recall, SC tells Punjab


Times ofIndia


While allowing the state to withdraw its appeal against a high court order

quashing an amendment deleting the right to recall provision in the

original panchayati raj Act of 1994, a vacation bench said: “If at all we

believe in the tenets of the Father …







High court orders CBI inquiry into murder


Times ofIndia


ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered CBI probe into a

murder in which father of the victim had alleged that the Sumerpur police

in Hamirpur district was not investigating the case fairly and trying to

protect one of the accused under …





Delhi high court issues notice to Prasar Bharati Corporation


Daily News & Analysis


Place:New Delhi| Agency: PTI The Delhi high court today issued a notice

to Prasar Bharati Corporation on a petition filed by one of its board

members challeging the appointment of Additional Secretary of Information

and Broadcasting Ministry Rajiv …





Five colleges to collect higher fee


The Hindu


Kochi; The Kerala High Court on Friday permitted the managements of five

self-financing medical colleges to collect Rs.3.5 lakh as annual fee from

students seeking admission to the MBBS course in their colleges. Justice PR

Ramachandra Menon issued the …




Court extends stay on land use change


Times ofIndia


JAIPUR: A division bench of Rajasthan High Court on Friday extended its

previous stay on land use change under Section 90-B of Land Revenue Act.

All operation of land use change under the above section will remain

suspended till July when the court is …






HC blast: After Pilkhuwa raid, 2 detained


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: The special cell of Delhi Police has detained two persons in

connection with Wednesday’s blast atDelhihigh court. One of them is a

maulvi and was picked up from the Nizamuddin area on Thursday afternoon;

the other is one Gulfam, …







Identify and report on SWD encroachments: HC


Following the order, the BBMP seems to have gone on overdrive to ensure

they implement the HC directive. A BBMP official on the condition of

anonymity said that the drive to remove encroachments is on and will be

completed soon. …







HC sends out notices to DDA, builder and Centre


Times ofIndia


Justice GS Sistani directed the authorities to file their responses on the

petition seeking HC’s direction to the DDA to issue a completion

certificate at the earliest so that the owners can take possession of the

properties. …






4-yr wait for HC judge to get justice


Times ofIndia


AHMEDABAD: Many of us may have fallen for world tour promo lines like ‘wine

and dine while watching the brilliant Moulin Rouge show inParis’ and

booked a European tour for the summer. AGujarathigh court judge too went

on such a tour and got duped. …






College Fee: HC stays Mohammed Committee order


KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Friday stayed the order of the Justice PA

Mohammed Committee which refixed the fee of self-financing medical

colleges. The court has also granted permission to the managements of five

SFMCs to exact an annual fee of Rs …







HC tells BMC not to evict residents


Times ofIndia


The Bombay HC has directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) not

to forcibly evict 236 members residing in 11 buildings in Mahatma Phule

Nagar, Saat Rasta in Mumbai Central till June 15 not to take any coercive

steps and not to forcibly …






HC to Centre: Frame laws to monitor online survey cos


Times ofIndia


LUCKNOW: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court directed the

additional solicitor general ofIndiato obtain instructions from the

Centre to frame guidelines and monitoring mechanism on the operation of

SpeakAsiaOnline Private Limited. …






HC issues show-cause notice to Punjab principal secretary


Indian Express


Taking strong note of the filing of an affidavit in contravention of a

Supreme Court judgment, thePunjaband Haryana High Court today issued show

cause notices to AR Talwar, Principal Secretary, Home asking him to explain

why contempt proceedings be …





Counselling for management quota


The Karnataka Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association had sought

for a direction from the High Court (HC) through filing a petition. They

had sought for quashing the seat matrix dated 14 and 15 of April 2011

prepared by the Director of Medical …





HC directs new fee structure for medical course




KOCHI: The Kerala High Court yesterday stayed the medical course fee

prescribed by justice PA Muhammad committee. The High Court also directed a

renewed fee rate after agreeing to the demand of the self-financing

managements which filed a petition on …




Karnataka HC directs CID to re probe Medical Post Graduate Entrance Test


26.5.2011 (UNI) Acting swiftly on a petition filed by nine students, the

Karnataka High Court today directed the CID to re-investigate allegations

of malpractice in the Medical Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) at






Reliance ADAG officials conspired to circumvent DoT policy: HC


Indian Express


Reliance ADAG executives not only created a “web of companies” but also

conspired to circumvent the DoT policy to get maximum out of the 2G scam,

the Delhi High Court said while refusing them to give them bail in the

case. ADAG Group MD Gautam Doshi, …




SC upholds HC order restraining Cadila from selling ‘Hb tone’: reports


The Supreme Court refused to vacate the Bombay High Court order, which

restrained Cadila Healthcare from making and selling hemoglobin enhancing

drug ‘Hb Tone’ for trade mark infringement, as alleged by a local

manufacturer, according to reports. …





HC notice to state government over controversial Indore helmet rule


Daily Bhaskar


Indore: TheIndoreadministration’s controversial helmet rule has run into

further trouble with the Madhya Pradesh High Court issuing show cause

notices to the state government and other concerned departments. Hearing a

petition filed by Sanjay Mittal, …





Make food street policy, says HC


Times ofIndia


CHANDIGARH: UT on Friday received a rap on its knuckles fromPunjaband

Haryana high court for not formulating any policy regarding night food

streets. The bench of justices Surya Kant and Ajay Tewari gave one last

opportunity to the administration for …





No HC relief for Tips, Yamla Pagla Deewana


Indian Express


Granting no relief to Tips Industries Limited (TIL) that had sought a

restraint on the telecast of the film Yamla Pagla Deewana on television,

the Bombay High Court on Friday asked the music record company to amend its

petition and add the necessary …–Yamla-Pagla-Deewana/796370/




Now, lawyers move HC on SC Bar polls, notice issued


Indian Express


An in-house controversy seems to be brewing in the Supreme Court’s own

backyard, with the Delhi High Court issuing a notice to the newly-elected

office-bearers of the apex court Bar association and the election committee

on a petition filed by lawyers …–lawyers-move-HC-on-SC-Bar-polls–notice-issued/796492/





HC extends stay on change in land-use


Daily Bhaskar


Jaipur: There will be no conversion of land for residential or commercial

use in Jaipur till July. The Rajasthan high court has extended its stay on

any change in land-use of the plots in the city till its next hearing in

July. …







Residents of 236 flats get HC protection




The redevelopment of 11 buildings in Mahatma Phule Nagar at Saat Rasta has

been put off for the moment after theBombayhigh court on Friday

restrained the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) from forcibly

evicting 236 families living there. …







SP-rank officers hit again as Himachal HC turns down seniority petition


Indian Express


The Himachal Pradesh High Court, on Friday, dismissed the appeal filed by

promoted Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) seeking benefits of their

‘officiating service’ as DSPs for the purpose of seniority. Upholding the

decision of single bench …








HC extends stay on Padmaraj Commission


BANGALORE: The High Court on Friday extended the stay against Justice

Padmaraj Commission’s probe into the alleged land scams involving Chief

Minister BS Yeddyurappa for another eight weeks, in the case challenging

the appointment of the Commission to …





HC to hear Posco land acquisition PIL on June 3


Times ofIndia


It has asked petitioners to submit details of the land that they will lose.

Last Friday, the state government and Posco had filed their counter

affidavits in this matter after the high court notice to them. The state

government has stated in its …





HC comes to BEd students’ rescue


Times ofIndia


LUCKNOW: TheLucknowbench of the Allahabad High Court has given relief to

BEd students in the fee confirmation issue. These students had taken

admission in various colleges affiliated to theLucknowUniversityafter

the first round of counseling in …




HC rejects Teesta’s plea on quashing FIR in exhumation case


Times ofIndia


PTI | May 27, 2011, 04.50pm IST AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat High court on Friday

rejected the application of social activist Teesta Setalvad, seeking

quashing of FIR against her in the 2006 Pandarwada case, where bodies of

post-Godhra riot victims were …





Cop fined for failing to verify death claim


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: A trial court has imposed a fine of Rs 10000 on a Delhi Police

officer for his failure to verify whether a robbery case accused facing

trial before it was actually dead or trying to avoid court feigning death.




Prof. Bhullar’s village to seek clemency for him




Bhullar, who belongs to Kothe Surjeet Pura, was awarded the death sentence

by aDelhitrial court in 2001. Subsequently, the sentence was upheld

confirmed by the Supreme Court in a majority decision. Bhullar has been

held guilty of triggering a blast …





Five cops convicted 18 years after killing a man in custody


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: A trial court has convicted five Delhi Police officials for

causing the death of a person in their custody 18 years ago. One of them

was an ASI and four were constables. While Additional sessions judge KS

Mohi held ASI Chaman Lal guilty of …





CCI: NSE abused dominance like Microsoft but softens DG market definitions




Stock exchanges: You win some, you lose someExclusive: P&A Associates and

client MCX-SX won an order from the Competition Commission of India (CCI)

finding that the National Stock Exchange (NSE), which was represented by

Amarchand Mangaldas and Vaish …





CIC pulls up PIO for delaying information




by Vijay Kumar Malla May 27, 2011Srinagar, May 27 (Scoop News) – Baldev

Singh Rajput field an application under the State RTI Act 2009 on 24.7.2009

before the District MagistrateJammu. As per the provisions of the State

RTI Act 2009, the District …





Mumbai attacks: Prosecutors assure court on recording Kasab’s statements


The Express Tribune


By Mudassir Raja Prosecutors for the Mumbai attacks case have assured the

trial court that the Indian government would facilitate the proposed

judicial commission to record the statements of investigators inIndia. The

Federal Investigation Agency …






Sodomy convict gets 30 days off to marry


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: A trial court, which had sentenced a Tihar jail inmate to a year

in jail for sodomizing a fellow prisoner, has suspended his prison term for

30 days to enable him, among other things, to appeal against his conviction

and also to tie the …







RPF man gets his job back after 16 yrs


Times ofIndia


NEW DELHI: Coming to the rescue of a Railway Protection Force (RPF)

employee, who fought a legal battle for almost 16 years against harassment

by seniors, a trial court has directed his department to reinstate him on

the job and provide him with all …






Going abroad is fundamental right of every citizen: Court




“I am of the considered opinion that there is no illegality and impropriety

in the order (giving permission to go abroad) passed by the trial court

which may need interference by this court,” the judge said. Pooja, a

resident of Gurgaon, …





More villagers move court


Times ofIndia


NOIDA: Encouraged by the Allahabad High Court order denotifying nearly 156

hectares of land in Shahberi village and 72 hectares in Surajpur village,

villagers from four more village – Bisrakh, Patwadi, Khairpur and Milak –

approached the court on …





Court issues non-bailable warrant against Sanjay Dutt


Indian Express


A court in Mau today issued a non-bailable warrant against actor Sanjay

Dutt for not appearing before it despite several summons and a bailable

warrant for allegedly making provocative remarks at a rally for the 2009

Lok Sabha elections. …











LEGAL NEWS 27.05.2011

The nature of CCI regulations Livemint In a previous column, we highlighted the importance of the competition authority—the Competition Commission of India (CCI) in the case of this country—signalling its intent through regulations, dialogue and communications with the industry at large. … CCI to examine proposed JV between Star and Zee Group Hindustan Times PTI Competition watchdog CCI will examine the proposed alliance between two leading electronic media conglomerates, Star India and Zee Group, to see whether the deal conforms to the anti-trust norms. “It is a joint venture between two big groups. … CCI orders USV not to terminate its C&F agency with Santuka Associates of Cuttack Based on an information (petition) filed by Santuka Associates Pvt Ltd, a clearing & forwarding agency based at Cuttack in Orissa, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has passed an interim order to the Mumbai based manufacturing company US … CCI looks at Zee Turner-Star Den alliance: Sources Sources tell CNBC-TV18, the CCI will examine the deal under Section 3 of the Competition Act which deals with anti-competitive agreements. Meanwhile, it is also being learnt that Section 5 and 6 of the Competition Act, which was to come into effect … LGBT film festival kick starts second edition in Mumbai Daily News & Analysis Festival director Sridhar Rangayan pointed out that Kashish has come to be associated with India’s Pride movement after the Delhi High Court’s landmark verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. “The festival offers cinema as a means to … Ramdev VS Anna Hazare – Unmatched questions Times of Assam Death penalty provision for the corrupt persons in Indian Penal Code. · Access, monitor and disrupt payment gateway servers enabling corrupt people to manage money in tax heavens. · Scrutinizing accounts of people having credit/debit cards of foreign … Four Bandra schoolboys held guilty of gang rape Daily Bhaskar The Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) held them guilty under section 376 (2) (g) of the Indian Penal Code. The order, which stated that peer pressure and early exposure to sexuality led the juveniles to rape, pronounced on Tuesday. … Corporator Chandru, 8 others chargesheeted Times of India Police booked them under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including section 307 (attempt to murder). The accused were also charged under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult … Money lender sentenced to three year imprisonment Times of India The court sentenced Ansari under section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code. Ansari would have to undergo six months of simple imprisonment if he fails to pay the fine amount. Criminal proceedings on against former Star India CEO The criminal complaint was filed under Sections 239 and 294 of the Indian Penal code and Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act 1986 for aiding … Police book Srikrishna committee members – World News, 212062 The cases were booked under under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 153A ( Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, … Keeping a mistress inflicts mental cruelty on wife – The Times of … Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code is more popularly known as the provision to book men accused of harassing their wives for dowry. … Editors Note (A) Criminal – Indian Penal Code, 1860, s. 302 – Honour killing – Conviction – Challenged – Appellant strangulated his daughter as he felt that he was … Govt decision due to writ petition: Willy Times of India PANAJI: Former chief minister Wilfred de Souza on Wednesday said the government’s sudden decision to give grants to English medium primary schools in Goa was forced by a writ petition filed by his friends, first in the Supreme Court and later in the … Petition to include women in Lok Pal Panel CHENNAI: A writ petition has been filed in the Madras High Court for a direction to the Centre to include representatives from SC, ST and women in the Lok Pal Bill drafting committee. In his public interest writ petition, advocate M Palanimuthu of … Land acquisition from poor is imperialistic: Justice Sachar Times of India KOLKATA: Former Delhi High Court chief justice will visit Bengal in June on CM Mamata Banerjee’s invitation. Saibal Sen speaks to the head of the Sachar Committee, whose report on the plight of the state’s Muslims was a subject of intense political and … SC cancels allotment of Salt lake plot in Kolkata to Ganguly Times of India The SC also cancelled lease and asked Ganguly to hand over vacant possession of plot within 2 weeks. The court directed the state government to refund the entire amount to Ganguly within 2 weeks of getting back possession of the plot. … SC clears deck for declaration of AIEEE results Times of India NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the deck for declaration of All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), which was mired in controversy after its question papers were leaked. More than nine lakh students had appeared for seats … Journalism: Stiff criteria for SC/STs, no relaxation for OBCs Times of India NEW DELHI: After Delhi University finalized its policy for holding a centralized entrance test for BA (H) journalism course – offered in five colleges – from this year, it is facing allegations of flouting of SC/ST and OBC reservation guidelines. … SC stays release of Radia book Deccan Chronicle The Delhi high court on Wednesday stayed the release and circulation of the book Close Encounters with Niira Radia authored by criminal lawyer RK Anand which is based on the life of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia. While pronouncing the order Justice VK … Uttar Pradesh blind to crimes against dalits: SC panel Economic Times JAIPUR: Criticising Uttar Pradesh government for its alleged inaction in checking atrocities against Dalits , chairman of National Commission for SC on Wednesday alleged that there is pressure from authorities to not register cases. … No conviction if there is any doubt about prosecution claim:SC Deccan Herald Benefit of doubt should always go to the accused in cases based on circumstantial evidence if there is any doubt about the prosecution theory which is inconsistent with the innocence of the person charged, the Supreme Court has held. … Supreme Court refuses to direct CBSE for re-examination of AIEEE The students approached the apex court challenging a Delhi High Court order which on May 18 had refused to stay the declaration of AIEEE results. of judicial review as the said body is the best judge of the situation and the manner of dealing with the … ‘Sanjiv Bhatt’s testimony may be used against Amit Shah’ Daily News & Analysis By Nikunj Soni Place: Ahmedabad Agency: DNA IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt’s allegation that Amit Shah had asked him not to tell the Supreme Court-appointed SIT, the truth about the state government’s role in the 2002 riots, can be used by the CBI … Congress may go to SC Deccan Chronicle Speaking to reporters, spokesperson for Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, Dr BL Shankar, said “There is ambiguity over two issues in this judgement. First, the question of legality of the government during the last seven months and second, … Former ministers brother lands in jail for forging a judgment myHimachal Shimla: Having produced an allegedly forged judgement of the Himachal Pradesh High Court for advancing a career in the governments PWD department has landed Kuldip Rao, brother of former congress minister Rangila Ram Rao and a conniving lawyer Haresh … We have unfettered powers under Article 142 to render substantive justice … The Hindu The Supreme Court has held that it has unfettered powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to enlarge the scope of hearing in a particular case to render substantive justice depending on its facts and circumstances. A Bench of Justices AK Ganguly … Sibal’s criticism of Nanavati panel insult to Supreme Court: Gujarat The Hindu “Not only that Union Minister’s comments are unfair but it is also an insult to the Supreme Court, as the probe panels are being headed by retired judges of the Supreme Court,” he said. Mr. Vyas said the Nanavati Commission was formed as per the … No re-exam, AIEEE results in a week Indian Express The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain a request to conduct afresh the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), giving the go-ahead for the release of results expected to come out within a week. The decision by a bench of …–AIEEE-results-in-a-weekc/795919/ SC may refer Dinakaran case to separate bench Express Buzz NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday observed that it may have to refer the issue of Justice Dinakaran to a five-judge Bench. After hearing arguments by both counsel for Dinakaran and for the Rajya Sabha constituted committee, which is inquiring … Paedophile Will Heume sentenced to 10 years in jail A fast-track court delivered the judgement, convicting him under three charges – Section 367 (Kidnapping), Section 377 (Unnatural sexual offences), and IT Act 67(B). Will Heume was arrested in Chennai November 6, 2009, on a tip-off from the Interpol … Tried our best to extradite Davy: CBI indiablooms With the CBI presenting an expired warrant for Davy extradition, a Denmark court reserved its judgement on the case till June. A CBI team reportedly reached Copenhagen for arms drop prime accused Kim Davy’s extradition with an expired warrant. … Legal hitch in making public Singur papers The Hindu Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday said he held a meeting with his Industry Secretary, the Managing Director of WBIDC and other senior officials to examine the legal implications of putting the agreement in the public domain. … Cairn-Vedanta deal: Govt must be conscious of legal hiccups Economic Times By asking Cairn India to drop cess arbitration and accept the royalty argument, India has invited several legal hiccups on its shore. For example, Cairn Energy may bring a claim of denial of justice, which is well protected by India-UK BIPA. Public distribution system: Call to file PIL BANGALORE: Urging organisations and community members working on the issue of public distribution system (PDS) to take steps to correct the system, Special Investigator, Lokayukta on Public Distribution System Dr Balasubramaniam said that a public … Congress firm on statewide probe Mohapatra said a PIL will be filed in the apex court urging it to order investigation in all districts. He said Congress teams have gone to all the 30 districts to collect data about the large-scale irregularities. The Centre will be apprised after the … KoPT limits extension may hit financial closure of minor ports on Orissa coast Business Standard A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Orissa HC, opposing the KoPT move. The PIL had also sought scrapping of the notification extending KoPT port limits. The shipping ministry is understood to have decided against taking the legal route … Adarsh land belongs to state: Shinde Times of India He specifically countered allegations against him in a PIL before the HC regarding the allotment. He said the approval process of membership was done by the city collector and it came to the CM only for confirmation. Illegal ankush’ used on jumbos at Amber Times of India Ankush is banned as per Rajasthan High Court order passed last year on a PIL moved by Haryana-based Kadyan, also a founder of another NGO PFA’ which works for animal protection. Rasheed Khan, an elephant-owner who accompanied Kadyan, said though most … Panel grapples to define Lokpal powers Daily News & Analysis For example, PIL is now the most recognised and established mode of challenging the highest in government — both political and administrative — concerning rectitude and integrity,” he said. But he clarified that this was his personal view and not … No more two-finger test in rape case Daily News & Analysis We also want the central government to implement these procedures,” said advocate Vijay Patait, who filed a PIL on the basis of a study by Dr Indrajit Khandekar, assistant professor of forensic medicine, Mahatma Gandhi Insitute of Medical Sciences, … ‘Make public if CJI advised Justice Dinakaran to go on leave … New Delhi, May 16 (PTI) Monday, May 16, 2011 –> The Central Information Commission has directed the Supreme Court to make public records, if any, … Ex-minister Ramadhar Singh forwarded to 14 days’ judicial remand Times of India Ramadhar Singh surrendered before the court on the directive of Patna High Court, which in its order on May 20, had said that as the matter was related to 1995, he should first surrender before the court of law. Ramadhar had moved Patna High Court … Court issues notices on security checks at airports Times of India LUCKNOW: The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday issued notices to the director general, bureau of civil aviation security ( Ministry of Civil Aviation), Government of India for a reply as to why high court judges are not exempted … Asif Balwa can’t be allowed to use iPad: Jail authorities Published on Fri, May 27, 2011 at 12:00 Source : PTI The city government and Tihar Jail authorities on Friday told the Delhi High court that Asif Balwa, an accused in the 2G spectrum case, cannot be allowed to use iPad in jail. … Semester in DU: Contrived emergencies with HC backing Times of India NEW DELHI: In its dogged bid to push through the semester system in undergraduate courses, the Delhi University has repeatedly invoked emergency powers to override academic freedom. If two successive vice-chancellors have been able to get away with … HC chips in for orphan welfare Times of India In a one of its kind order, the HC directed 17 private companies, accused of being tax defaulters, to deposit Rs 1000 each at the Child Protection Home as penalty. The amount is godsend for the Home facing funds shortage and would be utilised for … HC orders probe into soldier’s death Times of India CHANDIGARH: In a major setback to Army authorities who had scripted a suicide theory to explain the death of Naik Suleman in Doda area of J&K in 2007, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday directed the Punjab government to register an FIR … ‘HC blast a handiwork of newly formed group’ Hindustan Times A day after the mysterious blast outside the Delhi high court, Delhi Police have submitted the preliminary report to ministry of home affairs (MHA). According to sources, Delhi Police have claimed that role of any known terrorist outfit is unlikely and … HC raps govt on transfer of govt docs Times of India BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday restrained the state government from effecting transfers of government doctors in violation of the Karnataka Civil Services (regulation of transfer of medical officers and other staff) Act, 2011. … Not licensee if paying only municipal taxes, power bill, rules HC Indian Express The HC found as material the relevant clause of the agreement which showed that “the said Khajotia has allowed the said Mehta to use garage no.11 in the aforesaid premises for a period of five years without payment of any rent or compensation by the …–power-bill–rules-HC/795910/ Book on Radia Tapes: Release stayed by Delhi HC; Radia sues author RK Anand Bar & Bench The Delhi High Court has issued a stay order on the publication and release of the book ‘Close Encounter with Nira Radia’ written by lawyer RK Anand. It is understood that the book covers details of the controversial tapped telephonic conversations of … Can government quash act of previous regime: HC Express Buzz CHENNAI: Wondering whether a policy decision of a new government can nullify the previous government’s TN Uniform System of School Education Act, 2010, a vacation bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the State government to file a … Telgi approaches HC with bail plea Mid-Day “Since the maximum punishment awarded for the offence is 10 years, I need a consideration to be released on bail, at least six months in advance,” Telgi said. Considering his plea, the HC directed the prison authorities to submit a report on his health … HC dismisses petition on alleged misuse of funds KOCHI: The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed alleging that the move to construct a cricket stadium at Edakochi was misuse of funds by the KCA. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice J Chelameswar and Justice Antony Dominic … HC directs CID to probe Bellary medical college PGET issue Deccan Herald Karnataka High Court today directed the CID to re-investigate allegations of malpractice by nine students who had attended the Medical Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) at Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences in Bellary in January this year. … HC slaps penalty on Panchkula DC over encroachment Indian Express The Punjab and Haryana High Court has slapped a penalty of Rs 10000 on Deputy Commissioner (DC), Panchkula, Ashima Brar for not furnishing a list of officers who had failed to remove encroachments in certain pockets of Panchkula. At the last hearing, … Why scaling scheme for legal assistants, questions HC Daily Bhaskar Jodhpur: Rajasthan High Court has issued notice to Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) and the state government on Thursday. In a hearing on petition challenging the scaling scheme implemented in the results of Legal Assistant Examination 2008, … Pay money on account of water usage to Govt: HC directs NHPC Kashmir Dispatch Srinagar: The High Court has directed National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) authorities to deposit money on account of usage of water for generating electricity with Jammu and Kashmir Government. After hearing the writ petition filed by the … HC refuses to vacate stay govt’s move to raise loans for MC Chandigarh Newsline Chandigarh In yet another blow to the Punjab government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has refused to vacate the stay on its (Punjab) move to raise loans for municipal corporations (MC) by mortgaging public land. Instead, the high court has … Child centres to get shot in arm Deccan Chronicle Commission chairperson Shantha Sinha told this newspaper that many CWC centres lack basic amenities and so they fail to rehabilitate many victimised children. CWC centres are usually plagued by scarce resources, inadequate infrastructure and staff … SIT clean chit to Pande, Tandon and Gondia in Gulbarg case Times of India This proceeding took place in the designated trial court. The victim-witnesses have been seeking prosecution of the then police commissioner Pande, joint police commissioner Tandon, DCP Gondia and the first IO in this case – ACP SS Chudasama on the … Sessions court turns down accused plea to change trial judge Indian Express The Ahmedabad City Civil & Sessions Court on Thursday dismissed the application of certain accused in the 2009 hooch tragedy case whereby they had sought transfer of the case from the court of present trial judge, BV Zala. Principal Sessions Judge SH … 8 accused seek 10-day bail to spend time with family Indian Express They also cited various representations they have made to the trial court for an expeditious trial. The accused also highlighted the fact that even the Supreme Court has stayed the pronouncement of judgment in the case till further orders.

LEGAL NEWS 15.05.2011

Supreme Court Bans Endosulfan for 8 weeks

Equity Bulls

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has passed an ad-interim order on May 13, 2011 in
the matter of a Public Interest Litigation and by this order production,
sale and use of endosulfan, an important product for Excel Crop Care Ltd,
has been banned for a …


Decision on Kanimozhi’s bail plea deferred


The Supreme Court yesterday issued notice to the Central government on a
petition filed by a media group challenging the report of the Justice GR
Majithia Wage Board for journalists and non-journalists recommending
increased wages, higher retirement …


NBA to seek review of verdict

The Hindu

… of land to displaced land owners, even for implementation of its own
order, the court has asked the oustees to approach the Grievance Redressal
Agency in the State and, if not satisfied, file individual writ petitions
in the lower court for relief. …


SC raps Speaker for ‘partisan’ step

Times of India

The SC hasn’t minced words to criticize Bopaiah’s action. It has termed the
Speaker’s action as a `drastic’ and `partisan’ step taken in `hot haste’
and `great hurry’ with `extraneous considerations.’ Of course, the SC has
felt that Bopaiah’s action …


States lift 40% of allocated grain, SC asks Centre to give 1m tonnes more

Times of India

NEW DELHI: Rotting food grains in godowns played heavy on the mind of the
Supreme Court which directed the Centre on Saturday to release a million
more tonnes of cereals to prevent starvation deaths and malnutrition this
summer though the states lifted …


Free markets not solution to all problems; need regulation: SC


PTI The pillars of modern economy –liberalisation, privatisation and
globalisation — have come under sharp criticism from the Supreme Court
which has favoured a relook into the functioning of free markets and
suggested its regulation. …


SC Notice to Government on Wage Board for Scribes

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Union
Government on a petition challenging the recommendations of Majithia Wage
Board for journalists and non-journalists, without granting any injunction.


IT Act if enforced will leave internet use in India no freer than in China

Daily News & Analysis

This set off a furious debate on the issue, with the government finally
agreeing to amend the IT Act. Gupta notes on his blog, “Even after the IT
Act was amended, the government failed to make any rules… In the absence
of rules, …


Goa minister Atanasio Monserrate penalised in foreign currency case

Daily News & Analysis

Monseratte has also been given the option of redeeming the confiscated
Indian and foreign currency on the payment of the redemption fine of Rs5
lakh as per section 125 of the Customs Act, the official said. The
minister, who was to fly to Dubai, …


Lokpal should have power to remove judges for corruption: Prashant Bhushan

Economic Times

INDORE: Prashant Bhushan , eminent lawyer and a member of the Lokpal Bill
drafting committee, today said that the proposed anti-graft legislation
should cover judiciary too. “Judiciary should come under the Lokpal
legislation’s ambit. …


I ‘m a victim of political rivalry: Ghai

Times of India

“Someone filed a PIL against us and in January 2010 the court ordered a
stay on the project, this despite us putting up fencing, a board with the
institute name and gate. I also met K Rosaiah and he assured us that
everything will be taken care of. …

Dara Singh fake encounter case: Family loses hope in CBI probe


The apex court passed the order on the basis of Sushila Devi’s public
interest litigation (PIL), alleging that her husband was shot dead in cold
blood by the SOG. The SC is monitoring the case. The CBI is supposed to
file a status report within two …


SC orders DIAL to pay Rs 15 cr to MCD

Economic Times

A bench comprising Justice DK Jain and Justice HL Dattu dismissed DIAL’s
petition, challenging a high court order that asked the airport operator to
pay Rs 15 crore as an interim measure. The apex court observed that as the
high court was to hear the …



Biscuit baron’s death: Wife gets Rs 10 lakh as damages

Indian Express

Ruling that “there is no excuse for not making the best possible medical
treatment available in prison”, the Delhi High Court on Friday held the
Delhi government and Tihar Jail authorities liable for the death of
‘biscuit baron’ Rajan Pillai in 1995. …


Mangalkote poll result: TMC to move high court

Times of India

KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress is moving high court against the election
results in Mangalkote. The loss of this seat by 126 votes has become a
prestige issue for the party as the constituency symbolised its war cry
against alleged CPM atrocities. …


SC grants 4 weeks to Skoda to pay Rs 30 cr to customs dept

Economic Times

Earlier, the Bombay High court had also rejected Skoda’s petition. “We do
not find any ground to interfere with the impugned order passed by the High
Court. Accordingly, the special leave petition is dismissed,” said the
Supreme Court. …


Tele-evangelist Zakir Naik’s petition to be heard by Allahabad high court

Daily News & Analysis

By DNA Correspondent | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA The Allahabad high
court will be hearing a petition filed by Mumbai-based television
evangelist Dr Zakir Naik on May 16 in a three-year old case where the
preacher is alleged to have given speeches …


After the khap rap


A day after the Supreme Court said that honour killings be treated as the
rarest of rare cases deserving the death punishment, we head out to what
has turned out to be the breeding ground of honour killings — Haryana. My
interest in the story is …


MEA fined for prosecuting deported man having valid documents

MSN India

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) The Ministry of External Affairs has been asked by
the Delhi High Court to pay Rs 50000 fine to a Punjab-based man who,
despite having valid Spanish visa, was not only deported back from Brussels
but also prosecuted here on …


HC sets Greater Noida land acquisition aside

Indian Express

A day after annulling acquisition of nearly 157 hectares of land in Greater
Noida, Allahabad High Court on Friday annulled acquisition of 72 hectares
of land by the Greater Noida Authority in Surajpur village. Along with the
recent cancellation of …


Drug-trafficking worse than murder: HC

Times of India

BANGALORE: No consideration should be shown to people dealing in narcotic
drugs, the Karnataka high court said while rejecting the bail plea of a
foreign national caught for possession of hashish. Even a procedural
mistake on the part of the …


Plea for transfer of Kanimozhi’s bail application to HC or SC dismissed

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The plea of a DMK supporter from Tamil Nadu that the bail
application of party MP Kanimozhi be either referred to the Delhi High
Court or to the Supreme Court was today dismissed. The special court,
designated by the Supreme Court to …

HC upholds sacking of CISF SI who skipped duty in JK

MSN India

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) The Delhi High Court has upheld the sacking of a
CISF sub-inspector, who was absent from duty for 259 days without
permission in militancy-hit Uri in Jammu and Kashmir in 1995 claiming he
was down with jaundice, and said if such …

HC division bench overrules judge’s order to lower courts

Indian Express

Calling it interference with the powers of the Chief Justice, a division
bench of Gujarat High Court (HC) has quashed a portion of an order of a
single-judge bench whereby the judge had given certain directions to the HC
Registry. …

Don’t bring children to court to settle marital disputes: HC


Children should not be brought to court, remarked the Bombayhigh court
while reprimanding parents fighting for the custody of their two sons, aged
six and nine, during the summer vacation. A vacation bench of justice
Mridula Bhatkar and justice Rajesh …



Star of Mysore

Caption: Justice Arali Nagaraj (second from left) releasing posters and
brochures brought out by the Mysore University Women Harassment Complaint
Committee (WHCC) at Humanities auditorium in Manasagangotri here yesterday.
Others seen are Prof. …


Farmers move court against UP govt


Local farmers’ leader and lawyer on land issues, Satya Pal Chaudhary on
whose PIL, the HC had passed the Sahberi order, said, “Apart from the
farmers who are approaching the HC now, the writs of many farmers are in
the final stages of disposal and …



Seek review of high court order: Bagul urges Pune civic body

Daily News & Analysis

By DNA Correspondent | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Leader of the opposition
in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Congressman, Aba Bagul, has
asked the civic body to file a review petition against the Bombay high
court’s (HC) stay order on any …



Sudden disappearance of bus stop annoys Brahmand commuters

Times of India

Recently, the Bombay High Court (HC) rejected the Public Interest
Litigation (PIL) against the TMT’s plan of erecting bus stops on BOT basis.
The matter is now sub judice in the Supreme Court. According to TMC
sources, “The contractor may have removed …

Kalmadi lawyer as 2G prosecutor fuels debate


Another former Delhi HC judge SN Dhingra says: “Look at lawyer Ram
Jethmalani. He fights against black money and corruption and represents the
most corrupt in the 2G scam. Lawyers are not concerned about morality and
ethics. For them even appointment …


Bangalore: Assembly Session on May 16 – Sword of Damocles over 15 MLAs?

The 287-page report by Appachu Ranjan has recommended suspension of
membership of Rahim Khan, Kakaso Panduranga Patil, UT Khader, NA Harris
(all of Congress), BZ Zameer Ahmed, HC Balakrishna, CS Puttaraju, M T
Krishnappa (all of JD-S) for one year, …


Vigilance SP gives clean chit to Chandy

Express Buzz

The Vigilance SP submitted the investigation report to the trial court on
May 13. The reinvestigation, for which the trial court gave the goahead on
March 14, was completed in two months. It was CPM’s political gambit to
drag Chandy, the biggest name …

Man denied custody of sons, has to pay Rs 1K per visit

Times of India

NEW DELHI: A trial court has asked a man to pay Rs 1000 to his wife as
“visitation charges” each time he goes to meet his two minor children.
Denying him the custody of his sons saying he was too poor, Guardian Judge
Gautam Manan asked Rajeev Dhan …


Gallows for cops involved in fake encounters: SC (press release)

In Sanskrit, the word ‘Matsya’ means fish, and Matsyanyaya means a state of
affairs where the big fish devours the smaller one,” the court said.
While dismissing the appeal, the court said that the trial court will
decide the criminal case against the …

6 get 20 yrs RI for trafficking heroin

Times of India

NEW DELHI: A trial court has sentenced six persons, including two nationals
of Pakistan and Nigeria, to 20 years rigorous jail term for trafficking
contraband heroin in 2003. Additional Sessions Judge Santosh Snehi Mann
convicted Pakistani Mohd Hanif, …


‘Only CJ can issue circulars to lower courts’

Times of India

… that the high court registry should issue a circular to all principal
district and sessions judges asking them to maintain separate registers to
check and monitor development in cases every month, wherein the high court
orders speedy trial. …


US trial on Mumbai attacks could implicate Pakistani official

The Hindu

The Chicago Tribune and Pro Publica, a private investigative journalism
group, reported on the court filings that were finally made public earlier
this month. The trial in Chicago involves charges against Tahawwur Rana,
owner of a Chicago immigration …


Supreme Court slams unrecognised teachers training institutes

Daily News & Analysis

Place: New Dlehi | Agency: PTI Observing that teachers from unrecognised
institutions will not be able to impart value-based education and merely
train students to succeed in life by manipulations, the Supreme Court has
dismissed a bunch of pleas filed …


Supreme Court’s model rent agreement assures tenant 5 yrs’ stay

Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has drafted a model landlord-tenant agreement
promising tenants five years of peaceful stay in the premises if they give
rent at market rate, increase it by 10% every three years and pay the
property tax for the house. …


Lawyers attack court employee in Chandigarh

By Staff

Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) High drama prevailed in the district court
complex here in Sector 17 Saturday as a court employee was forced to take
shelter in the retiring room of a judge in order to save himself from the
wrath of at least a …


Supreme Court cannot deny information under RTI Act: CIC

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Overturning its previous orders, the Central Information
Commission has held that the Supreme Court cannot deny information under
the RTI Act even if an applicant has “other methods” available, under the
apex court rules, to get it. …


Competition panel issues new merger guidelines

Times of India

PUNE: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Friday issued merger
control regulations. India has now joined a club of 100 countries that have
a merger control regime in place. The merger control guidelines, issued by
CCI under the Competition Act …

Airlines asked to explain on price hike by May 25

Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Officials of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) will meet
private airline officials May 25 to seek their explanation on the sudden
hike in fares during the 10-day strike by Air India pilots, an official
said. …


CCI notice to NSE for unfair trade practices

Indian Express

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has issued a show cause notice to
the National Stock Exchange (NSE) in an abuse of dominance case, asking the
stock exchange as to why a penalty should not be imposed on it for unfair
trade practices in …


 CCI sends notice to NSE on currency derivatives trade

Financial Express
Competition watchdog CCI has issued a show cause notice to the National
Stock Exchange asking why a penalty should not be imposed for its unfair
trade practices in connection with currency derivatives trading. The
Competition Commission of India has …


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