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 …

<http://www.equitybulls.com/admin/news2006/news_det.asp?id=91455>

Decision on Kanimozhi’s bail plea deferred

ChandigarhTribune

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 …

<http://www.tribuneindia.com/2011/20110515/nation.htm>

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. …

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2019418.ece>

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 …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/SC-raps-Speaker-for-partisan-step/articleshow/8327436.cms>

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 …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/States-lift-40-of-allocated-grain-SC-asks-Centre-to-give-1-mn-tonnes-more/articleshow/8330382.cms>

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

HindustanTimes

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. …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Free-markets-not-solution-to-all-problems-need-regulation-SC/Article1-697773.aspx>

SC Notice to Government on Wage Board for Scribes

Daijiworld.com

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.

<http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=102077&n_tit=SC+Notice+to+Government+on+Wage+Board+for+Scribes+>

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, …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report_it-act-if-enforced-will-leave-internet-use-in-india-no-freer-than-in-china_1543284>

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, …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_goa-minister-atanasio-monserrate-penalised-in-foreign-currency-case_1543136>

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. …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/lokpal-should-have-power-to-remove-judges-for-corruption-prashant-bhushan/articleshow/8320792.cms>

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. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Im-a-victim-of-political-rivalry-Subhash-Ghai/articleshow/8319073.cms>
Dara Singh fake encounter case: Family loses hope in CBI probe

IndiaToday

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 …

<http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/story/dara-singh-fake-encounter-kin-demands-probe/1/138216.html>

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 …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/sc-orders-dial-to-pay-rs-15-cr-to-mcd/articleshow/8337657.cms>

 

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. …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Biscuit-baron-s-death–Wife-gets-Rs-10-lakh-as-damages/790974/>

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. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Mangalkote-poll-result-TMC-to-move-high-court/articleshow/8328259.cms>

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. …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/auto/automobiles/sc-grants-4-weeks-to-skoda-to-pay-rs-30-cr-to-customs-dept/articleshow/8337344.cms>

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 …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_tele-evangelist-zakir-naiks-petition-to-be-heard-by-allahabad-high-court_1543322>

After the khap rap

HindustanTimes

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 …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/After-the-khap-rap/Article1-697646.aspx>

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 …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5160915>

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 …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/HC-sets-Greater-Noida-land-acquisition-aside/790975/>

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 …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Drug-trafficking-worse-than-murder-HC/articleshow/8327418.cms>

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 …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/plea-for-transfer-of-kanimozhis-bail-application-to-hc-or-sc-dismissed/articleshow/8319495.cms>
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 …

<http://news.in.msn.com/national/article.aspx?cp-documentid=5160924>
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. …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/hc-division-bench-overrules-judges-order-to-lower-courts/791004/>
Don’t bring children to court to settle marital disputes: HC

HindustanTimes

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 …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Don-t-bring-children-to-court-to-settle-marital-disputes-HC/Article1-697705.aspx>

HC JUDGE RELEASES POSTERS OF VARSITY WOMEN HARASSMENT COMPLAINT PANEL

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. …

<http://www.starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=28321>

Farmers move court against UP govt

IndiaToday

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 …

<http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/story/fuming-noida-farmers-move-court-against-land-policy-of-mayawati/1/138160.html>

 

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 …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_seek-review-of-high-court-order-bagul-urges-pune-civic-body_1543094>

 

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 …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thane/Sudden-disappearance-of-bus-stop-annoys-Brahmand-commuters/articleshow/8325924.cms>
Kalmadi lawyer as 2G prosecutor fuels debate

HindustanTimes

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 …

<http://www.hindustantimes.com/Kalmadi-lawyer-as-2G-prosecutor-fuels-debate/Article1-697662.aspx>

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

Mangalorean.com

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, …

<http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=broadcast&broadcastid=238544>

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 …

<http://expressbuzz.com/cities/thiruvananthapuram/vigilance-sp-gives-clean-chit-to-chandy/274594.html>
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 …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Man-denied-custody-of-sons-has-to-pay-Rs-1K-per-visit/articleshow/8325115.cms>

Gallows for cops involved in fake encounters: SC

GreaterKashmir.com (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 …

<http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2011/May/15/gallows-for-cops-involved-in-fake-encounters-sc-64.asp>
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, …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/6-get-20-yrs-RI-for-trafficking-heroin/articleshow/8324456.cms>

‘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. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Only-CJ-can-issue-circulars-to-lower-courts/articleshow/8327224.cms>

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 …

<http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article2021044.ece>

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 …

<http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_supreme-court-slams-unrecognised-teachers-training-institutes_1543385>

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. …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/SCs-model-rent-agreement-assures-tenant-5-yrs-stay/articleshow/8328837.cms>

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 …

<http://www.inewsone.com/2011/05/14/lawyers-attack-court-employee-in-chandigarh/50569>

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. …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/supreme-court-cannot-deny-information-under-rti-act-cic/articleshow/8336980.cms>

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 …

<http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/Competition-panel-issues-new-merger-guidelines/articleshow/8324812.cms>
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. …

<http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/airlines-asked-to-explain-on-price-hike-by-may-25/articleshow/8318444.cms>

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 …

<http://www.indianexpress.com/news/CCI-notice-to-NSE-for-unfair-trade-practices/790673/>

 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 …

<http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Quick-View/790610/>

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