SC: Guidelines for recording statement of a rape victim

 01 May 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice V. Gopala Gowda emphasized that the recording of evidence of the rape victim and other witnesses multiple times is the primary reason for delay of the trial. The bench issued the following

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Whether notices can be issued for TDS default u/s 205 & Sec. 40(a)(i) disallowance if no income arises to the recipient?

 30 April 2014

Two writ petitions were filed under Art. 226 of the Constitution of India, challenging the jurisdiction of the first respondent to (i) reopen the assessment by issue of a notice under section 148 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (“the Act”) and (ii) to tr

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Special capital incentive by state govt: whether capital receipt?

 25 April 2014

Assessee is a company engaged in the business of manufacturing of internal combustion engines had filed the return of income for the Assessment Year 1997-98 on 30.11.1997 declaring the total income of Rs.41,93,64,490/.The Assessing Officerassessed th

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SC constitutes a Committee on road safety

 23 April 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N.V. Ramana in a Writ Petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution has appointed a three-member committee to monitor the Central and State Governments on i

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SC landmark judgment recognising transgenders as a third gender.

 17 April 2014

The bench comprising of Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan and Justice A.K. Sikri in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) seeking the recognition of transgenders as a third gender held that transgenders are to

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SC: Reference to larger Bench has to be for reconsideration of the principle of law and not merits of the decision.

 15 April 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N.V. Ramana held that the reference of a case to a larger Bench necessarily has to be for a reconsideration of the principle of law on which the case has

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SC: Dishonour of post-dated cheques is not an offence under NI Act

 15 April 2014

The bench comprising of Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh held that the post-dated cheques issued by the appellants(purchasers) as an advance payment in respect of purchase orders cannot be considered in discharge of legally enforceabl

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SC: Secured creditor cannot take over possession of the secured asset with the lessee under a valid lease

 11 April 2014

The appellants who were tenants of different premises in Mumbai had mortgaged the premises to different banks as securities against loans. The appellants defaulted in repayment loans. The respondents issued notices of 60 days period under SARFAESI A

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SC: Guidelines on appeals against acquittal

 11 April 2014

The bench comprising of Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh issued the following guidelines to the appellate courts in dealing with appeals against acquittal: (i) There is presumption of innocence in favour of an accused person and su

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Distance Education degree not eligible for LLB

 04 April 2014

Justice K. Vinod Chandran has held that that the graduate degree obtained through the distance education mode, can not be considered as an eligible qualification for admission to three year LL.B course.

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SC: Equal pension for Judges

 02 April 2014

The bench comprising of Justice P. Sathasivam. Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N.V. Ramana held that for the purpose of determing pension, ten years practice as an Advocate should be added as a qualifying service for Judges elevated from the Bar. T

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Safai Karamchari Andolan & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.

 31 March 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N.V. Ramana, in a writ petition filed by Safai Karamchari Andolan, directed that the families of all persons who have died in sewerage work since 1993 to

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SC interim order on IPL spot-fixing.

 31 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice F.M.I Kalifulla passed an interim order appointing Mr. Sunil Gavaskar as an interim President of the BCCI and stated that no player or team is prohibited from participating in IPL 2014.

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Delhi HC finds BJP and Congress guilty of violating FCRA

 31 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Jayant Nath on a writ petition filed in public interest found political parties BJP and Congress to be guilty of violating Foriegn Contribution (Regualtion) Act, 1976 by accepting foreign

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SC: State is duty bound to protect the Fundamental Rights of its citizens

 28 March 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and Justice N.V. Ramana directed the West Bengal government to pay Rs. 5 lakh compensation in addition to already sanctioned Rs. 50,000 to the gang rape victi

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Delhi HC orders disability quota in judiciary recruitments

 28 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice R. V. Easwar held that the decision of the High Court administration to not include the disability quota in the upcoming direct recruitment for the Delhi Higher Judicial Services was discr

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SC: Time limit for police to register FIRs extended.

 18 March 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, Justice P. Sathasivam; Justice Dr. B.S.Chauhan, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.A. Bobde modified the landmark guidelines stated in Lalita Kumari Vs. Govt. of U.P. & Or

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Non-consummation of marriage during the honeymoon period does not amount to cruelty.

 10 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Shri P.N. Deshmukh and Justice Smt. V.K. Tahilramani set aside a Family Court judgment dissolving the marriage between the parties, by a decree of divorce. The Court ruled that non-consummation of marriage during the h

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Orphanages to be registered under JJ Act, 2000

 05 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Jayant Nath settled the question regarding the legal provisions required for registration and licensing of orphanages and children's home by clearing that the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 wo

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SC on powers of Lokayukta.

 27 February 2014

The three judge bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P.Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh quashed the 'breach of privilege' notices issued by Madhya Pradesh Assembly Secretariat to the Lokayukta for breach of privil

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