SC commences final hearing on Sethusamudram project

02 May 2008 at 10:33

The final hearing on Sethusamudram project today commenced in the Supreme Court with opponents of the project contending that the venture was cleared without a comprehensive assessment which involved demolition of "Ram Setu" having potential of being

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Lawyers to organise conference on climate change today

02 May 2008 at 10:33

For the first time, the lawyers across the country including top legal eagles will come together to demand for a global legal framework to combat the challenges faced due to climate change.The Bar Association in India (BAI) is organising a two-day co

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Polling agents should not have criminal background: EC

30 April 2008 at 21:55

In a bid to ensure free and fair assembly polls in Karnataka, the Election Commission has directed that no person with a criminal background should be appointed a polling agent of a candidate.In a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Karnat

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HC issues notice to Centre on wage board composition

30 April 2008 at 21:55

The Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Centre on a petition filed by an English daily "The Statesman" to scrap wage boards constituted by the government for working journalists and non-journalists.A Bench comprising Justices Manmohan Sarin and M

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   474 hits


SC to hear arguments on Sethusamudram project on Thursday

30 April 2008 at 21:55

The Centre's anxiety to push through the controversial Sethusamudram Shipping Canal project was apparently visible when it urged the Supreme Court to hear its plea for vacating the interim order on "Rama Setu" within a restricted time-frame."The argu

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LS passes bill to enhance compensation to air mishap victims

30 April 2008 at 21:55

A bill to enhance the amount of compensation to victims of air accidents or for damages caused to baggage or cargo, bringing it on par with the global level, was adopted by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, tabled last

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   355 hits


SC held TTSL, RCom's as limited mobile phones

30 April 2008 at 21:55

The Supreme Court has held Tata Teleservices 'Walky' and Reliance Communication's 'Unlimited Cordless' as limited mobile phones; hence they are liable to pay Access Deficit Charge to BSNL for interconnection.A bench headed by Justice H S Kapadia, whi

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   257 hits


HC grants bail to arms dealer Suresh Nanda, son and 2 others

29 April 2008 at 23:31

The Delhi High Court granted bail to arms dealer Suresh Nanda, his son Sanjeev and two others who allegedly manipulated evidence in a case of alleged kickbacks in the Barak missile deal.The Nandas, their chartered accountant Bipin Shah and IRS office

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Judge Popluation Ratio

29 April 2008 at 23:31

The Law Commission in its 120th Report recommended that the strength of judges per million population may be increased from 10.5 to 50 judges. The present judge strength in India is 14 per million population (approx.). Government has already increase

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   217 hits


CBI files chargesheet in kidney racket case

29 April 2008 at 23:31

The CBI has filed a chargesheet against nine persons, including alleged kingpin Amit Kumar, in the multi-crore kidney racket case.The chargesheet was filed under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and Transplantation of Human Organs Act 1994 a

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Govt may amend NCW Act to give more powers to the body

29 April 2008 at 00:13

Government is mulling amending the National Commission for Women Act to give more powers to the body, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury s

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   265 hits


SC seeks Assam MP Subba's response on citizenship row

29 April 2008 at 00:13

The Supreme Court directed controversial Congress MP from Assam, Mani Kumar Subba, to respond to a CBI report which questioned the veracity of his birth certificate following a probe over a petition which alleged that he was a Nepalese citizen."The b

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   561 hits


IPS officer R K Sharma files appeal in HC in Shivani murder case

29 April 2008 at 00:13

IPS officer R K Sharma, sentenced to life imprisonment in the Shivani Bhatnagar case today filed an appeal before the Delhi High Court challenging his conviction in the trial court.Sharma, the suspended Inspector General of Haryana Police, along with

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   353 hits


Habeas Corpus for girl child custody to Father

28 April 2008 at 21:39

Supreme Court of IndiaCASE NO.:Appeal (civil) 6626 of 2004PETITIONER:Sheila B. DasRESPONDENT:P.R. SugasreeDATE OF JUDGMENT: 17/02/2006BENCH:B.P. Singh & Altamas KabirJUDGMENT:J U D G M E N TThe appellant, who is a paediatrician by profession,was marr

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NATIONAL TRIBUNAL RUN FROM A CAR

28 April 2008 at 15:10

The national tribunal, constituted under section 7-D of the E.P.F & M.P Act, 1952 has been running from a car since past more than 6 months. The Ministry of Labour and EPFO have not taken any step to provide space to the national tribunal. Till Octob

Posted in Labour & Service Law |    0 comments |   407 hits


Harshad Mehta's mother approaches SC for relief

25 April 2008 at 23:46

Harshad Mehta's mother approaches SC for relief Big Bull Harshad Mehta's mother today approached the Supreme Court against a Special Court's order making her a party to proceedings for redeeming the share broker's properties allegedly bought from mon

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   359 hits


SC refuses to pass order on plea against HAL airport closure

25 April 2008 at 23:46

SC refuses to pass order on plea against HAL airport closure The Supreme Court refused to hear a public interest litigation filed by an NGO alleging that the Centre's decision to close down the existing airport in Bangalore for commercial flights wa

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   277 hits


SC dismisses plea of TN self-financing teaching institutes

25 April 2008 at 23:46

SC dismisses plea of TN self-financing teaching institutes Hopes of over 5,000 aspiring teachers, studying in various self-financing institutes of Tamil Nadu to appear in state government-conducted Teachers Training exams 2007-2008 were today dashed

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SC rejects bail plea of terrorist who planned to kill Modi

25 April 2008 at 23:46

SC rejects bail plea of terrorist who planned to kill Modi The Supreme Court today dismissed the bail application of POTA convict Farhan Ahmed Mustak who was charged by the police with planning to assassinate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and

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Students protest against quota for OBCs

25 April 2008 at 23:46

Students protest against quota for OBCs Students agitating against quota for OBCs in higher educational institutions on Friday staged a demonstration in the Supreme Court premises in New Delhi and clashed with police. About 300 students from AIIMS,

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