SC begins final hearing on Venugopal's petition

05 March 2008 at 22:09

The Supreme Court has commenced the final hearing on a petition filed by noted cardiologist P Venugopal challenging his removal as AIIMS Director following the Centre's decision to fix 65 years as the upper age limit for the post.Senior advocate Arun

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Deshmukh seeking legal opinion before action against Thackeray

05 March 2008 at 22:09

Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has said he was seeking legal opinion before taking action against Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray in the wake of his comments against Biharis and North Indian MPs."If any editorial hurts the sentiments of

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FOREIGN OWNERSHIP IN PRINT MEDIA

05 March 2008 at 12:34

Several Indian companies engaged in publishing newspapers and periodicals dealing with news and current affairs have been allowed to bring in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) subject to the maximum limit of 26% of their paid up equity capital.A large

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House panel studying proposal on equal status to all ECs

05 March 2008 at 12:27

A proposal to give equal status to all Election Commissioners is part of the electoral reforms which is presently under consideration of a Parliamentary Standing Committee on personnel, public grievances, the Rajya Sabha was informed.Law and Justice

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   360 hits


SC cautions HCs on use of power to quash criminal proceedings

05 March 2008 at 12:27

The Supreme Court has said that the inherent power of High Courts to quash criminal proceedings should be exercised "sparingly, carefully and with caution" as such powers are necessary to do "the right and undo a wrong".The apex court's ruling came w

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   357 hits


SC to hear Sethusamudram issue on 15th April

05 March 2008 at 12:25

he Supreme Court fixed 15th April to hear the petition against the Sethusamudram project, asking the parties opposing it to file their reply to the fresh affidavit filed by the Centre.A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said that on 15th

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   392 hits


UP govt lifts ban on student union elections

05 March 2008 at 12:25

The Uttar Pradesh government lifted the ban of elections to the student unions in universities and colleges in the state.The announcement to this effect was made by Chief Minister Mayawati in the Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow.Mayawati said that the student

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SC stays order banning screening of Jodhaa-Akbar till March 14

04 March 2008 at 17:57

New Delhi, Mar 4 (UNI) The Supreme Court today stayed the order of Uttar Pradesh government till March 14 banning the screening of Hindi movie 'Jodhaa-Akbar' in the state.A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran a

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30 chargesheets filed in housing scam, CBI tells HC

04 March 2008 at 12:26

The CBI today informed the Delhi High Court that it has filed chargesheets in 30 matters out of a total of 90 linked to the allotment of land to co-operative group housing societies in the housing scam case.Submitting a fresh status report before the

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HC decides to hear Uphaar fire victims' plea

03 March 2008 at 21:51

The Delhi High Court today decided to hear a petition filed by Uphaar cinema fire victims seeking enhancement of the two-year jail sentence awarded to the Ansal brothers, owners of the hall for 59 cinegoers' death in the 1997 tragedy.Justice H R Malh

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CBI tells SC sanction not needed to prosecute Chautala, son

03 March 2008 at 21:51

The CBI today informed the Supreme Court that former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MP son Ajay Chautala can be prosecuted in the junior teacher appointment scam of 1999-2000 without securing a sanction from the Governor or the Lo

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SC seeks details on procedure for appointing HC judges

03 March 2008 at 21:51

The Supreme Court today directed the Centre to place before it the memorandum of procedure for appointment of permanent judges in High Courts as in the last nine years 351 such appointments were made without the approval of the collegium of apex cour

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   322 hits


CJI cannot ignore Collegium on appointment of judges:SC

03 March 2008 at 13:26

New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) The Supreme Court today said consultation with the Supreme Court Collegium by the Chief Justice of India is necessary while directing the Centre to file the Memo of Procedure adopted for making additional judges of High Court p

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   377 hits


Court orders registration of case against SSP, ASP

03 March 2008 at 13:26

Etawah, Mar 2 (UNI) A local court has ordered registration of a case against six policemen, including the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) over the killing of a student here.Mukesh Yadav, student of H

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Centre may set up village courts: Kerala HC CJ

03 March 2008 at 13:26

Kochi, Mar 2 (UNI) The Centre is seriously considering setting up of 'gram nyayalays' or village courts to speed up dispensation of justice at the grassroots level, Kerala High Court Chief Justice H L Dattu said today.Delivering the presidential addr

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SC upholds dismissal of teacher

03 March 2008 at 13:26

New Delhi, Mar 2 (UNI) The Supreme Court has held that a teacher who misbehaves or physically attacks his principal is not fit for the job of a teacher and cannot be allowed to continue even if he has tendered a written apology.Rejecting the policy o

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   480 hits


Place memo of procedure for appointment of HC judges: SC

03 March 2008 at 13:19

The Supreme Court has directed the Centre to place before it memorandum of procedure for appointment of permanent judges in the High Courts.A Bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat passed the order after being informed that during 1st January, 1999 t

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   425 hits


RS. 1470 CRORE FOR MODERNISATION OF COURTS

03 March 2008 at 13:19

In the current Five Year Plan period, the outlay for construction of courts including High Courts through development of infrastructure, their modernization and computerization of all courts has been enhanced to Rs. 1470 crore.An outlay of Rs. 700 cr

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Sethusamudram: Centre counters environmental concern in SC

02 March 2008 at 22:21

The Centre in its fresh affidavit before the Supreme Court has put more emphasis to counter the environmental concern for pushing the Sethusamudram project.The project has not only been opposed on grounds of religious sentiments attached to Rama Setu

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   365 hits


Current tax slabs to stay, surcharges should go next: FM

02 March 2008 at 19:17

Current tax slabs to stay, surcharges should go next: FM After giving bonanza to income- tax payers by changing the slabs, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said the next step should be removal of surcharges if the revenue buoyancy continued. "Last

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