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.


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