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SC Collegium approves elevation of judicial officer, advocates to various HCs
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Collegium headed by Chief Justice S. A. Bobde has approved the proposal for elevation of judicial officer A. Badharudeen as judge of the Kerala High Court. Justice Badharudeen's elevation was cleared in the collegium's meeting held on March 2.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC seeks Centre's reply on bar on transgenders from donating blood
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre's response on a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the guidelines in the Blood Donor Selection and Blood Donor Referral, 2017, which prohibit transgender persons, gay men and female sex workers from donating blood, as they are considered a high-risk category as being HIV/AIDS infected.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: New OTT rules lack teeth, no mechanism to screen content (Ld)
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Friday that the government's new rules for OTT platforms have "no teeth, as there is no provision for prosecution of those who do not abide by these rules".
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media
SC seeks Centre reply on 81-year-old mom's plea seeking son's return from Pak jail
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Last 23 years have been traumatic for a mother, who is fighting an endless battle to have one sight of her son, an Indian Army man who she believes is languishing in a Pakistani jail after he had gone missing from the India-Pakistan border at the Rann of Kutchh in Gujarat.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Japanese held at detention centre in B'luru for overstaying
Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) A Japanese student has been sent to a detention centre on the citys outskirts for overstaying in the country after his visa expired and an exit permit lapsed, a police official said on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Rhea instrumental in procuring, financing drugs: NCB in SSR case (3rd Ld)
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The first charge sheet filed in the drugs case probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has mentioned briefly about the role of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty for being instrumental in procuring and financing the drugs.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Patna HC issues notice to Tej Pratap
Patna, March 5 (IANS) The Patna High Court on Friday issued a notice to Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC: New OTT rules lack teeth, 'mere guidelines'
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the governments new rules for OTT platforms have "no teeth, as there is no provision for prosecution of those who do not abide by these rules".
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
Bolly-drugs nexus: NCB files12K-page charge sheet (2nd Ld)
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) In a significant development, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) filed a whopping nearly 12,000-paged charge sheet against 33 accused persons, including film actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and others in the Bollywood-drugs mafia probe case arising out of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, officials said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
'300 obscene TikToks of husband, can't be ground for cruelty on wife'
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday declined to grant anticipatory bail to a man, who has been accused of cruelty towards his wife. The man claimed his wife had made 300 obscene TikTok videos in his defence, which was rejected by the top court.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Huge response to Andhra govt-called Vizag steel plant protest (Ld)
Visakhapatnam, March 5 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh government endorsed state-wide bandh (strike) protesting the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant's (VSP) privatization took off on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Kerala gold smuggling: SC declines stay on Sivasankar's HC bail
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from M. Sivasankar, suspended principal secretary to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, on an appeal filed by the Enforcement Directorate challenging a High Court order granting the IAS officer bail in the gold smuggling case.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Gold smuggling case accused names Kerala CM in dollar hawala
Thiruvananthapuram, March 5 (IANS) Hours after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan slammed the Central agencies, a statement given by the gold smuggling case prime accused -- Swapna Suresh to the Customs Department -- surfaced on Friday, which said 'Vijayan had a role in dollar smuggling'.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bolly-drugs probe: NCB to file 12K-page charge sheet in court (Ld)
Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is all set to file a whopping 12,000-plus pages charge sheet against at least 33 persons, including film actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and others in the Bollywood-drugs mafia probe case arising out of the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, officials said here on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Bollywood
AgustaWestland case: Court dismisses ED plea on Gautam Khaitan's bail plea cancellation
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A Delhi Court has dismissed an application filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) for cancellation of bail granted to Gautam Khaitan in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC: Provisions for OBC quota in local bodies can't breach 50% limit
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Thursday that provisions for reservations of seats for OBCs in local bodies cannot breach the 50 per cent limit.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC: private hospitals must accord priority to elderly for treatment amid pandemic
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, elderly citizens should be given priority in admission and treatment at private hospitals as well as government medical institutions.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: Consider making law for additional courts to deal with cheque bounce cases
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday stressed that Centre should come up with a law to create additional courts, for a specific period, to counter pendency of cheque bounce cases which runs over 35 Lakhs.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Business/Economy
'Women staff having surrogacy child to get maternity leave'
Shimla, March 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday ruled that women contractual employees of the state who have a child through surrogacy will be entitled to maternity leave.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
PIL asks SC to direct govt to appoint regular CBI director
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) An NGO has moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to immediately appoint a regular CBI director.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Why extradite Mallya, let him appear virtually; SG scoffs at Punjab supporting Ansari trial by VC
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on Thursday ridiculed Punjab government argument that gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari can tried in cases virtually. Mehta said if video-conferencing is the only mode of trial for an accused to appear from anywhere, then Vijay Mallya can face trial from the United Kingdom.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC notice to vaccine makers, govt, on jab for judicial staff
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) : The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued notice to the Central, Delhi Government and two vaccine manufactures on a suo motu public interest litigation concerning Covid-19 vaccination of judges, court staff and lawyers on priority.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: Porn content on OTT platforms, 'need screening'
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed displeasure on streaming of films on web platforms without any prior screening of the content and also cited some films having pornographic content.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cinema/Showbiz
Security threat to court: Advocate writes to Delhi HC CJ
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A letter has been written to the Delhi High Court Chief Justice D.N. Patel highlighting severe security threat to life and property of lawyers and judges of a district court in the heart of the national capital due to the defunct CCTV cameras.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC stays HC ruling on Goa municipal polls
Panaji, March 4 (IANS) The BJP in Goa on Thursday welcomed the order of the Supreme Court of India, staying a March 2 order of the Bombay High Court bench in Panaji, which had postponed polls in five municipal councils.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Lockdown tax relief for NRIs, foreigners overstaying in FY21
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes will provide relief to NRIs, foreign visitors facing double taxation for overstaying in India due to lockdown and suspension of international flights during current financial year (FY21).
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Google says won't track users as they browse web
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) It a bid to create a privacy-first web experience for billions of its users, Google has explicitly said that once third-party cookies are phased out from its platforms, it will not build alternate identifiers to track individuals as they browse across the web, nor will use them in its products.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
Delhi HC finds weight in claim of Bar Council
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday observed that there is weight in the claim made by the Bar Council of Delhi for declaring all persons associated with the judicial functioning, which includes the Judges, the Court Staff and the lawyers as frontline workers.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: 30-40% pendency due to cheque bounce cases 'intractable problem'
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the huge pendency of cheque dishonour cases has become an intractable problem, which accounts for 30-40 per cent cases in the trial courts and a very high percentage in the high courts.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
UP govt to SC: Mukhtar Ansari running illegal activities from jail
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is running his illegal activities from Rupnagar district jail in Punjab where he is lodged currently.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: Cancellation of recruitment for public employment justified due to systemic fraud
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Wednesday that if recruitment for public employment stood vitiated as a consequence of systemic fraud or irregularities, the entire process would become illegitimate, and be a strong reason to cancel the examination.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Centre's response sought on plea against RTE non-extension
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from the Central Government on a contempt petition pertaining to the extension of Right to Education (RTE) up to Class 12 despite the directions a year ago.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NGT issues slew of directions on illegal sand mining
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has issued a slew of directions to the chief secretaries of the states and union territories, and the Environment Ministry on a batch of applications relating to updation of enforcement and monitoring mechanism to control and regulate illegal sand mining, including riverbed sand mining.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
Andhra HC suspends SEC's orders on volunteers, renominations
Amaravati, March 3 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday suspended some of the directives issued by the State Election Commission (SEC), on ward volunteers and reaccepting nominations of candidates in some municipalities even after the end of the procedure.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC says dissent can't be termed seditious, junks plea against Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the expression of views which are different from the opinion of the government cannot be termed seditious, as it dismissed a PIL against the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah for making statements against the scrapping of Article 370.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Army widow to get pension after 12-year legal battle
Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) After a 12-year-long legal battle, a soldier's widow will finally get her dues.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC ponders on appropriate curb to stop people from using bad language to criticise court
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday pondered as to what should be an appropriate 'Ankush' (curb) to stop people from using bad language for criticising the court.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: Amount paid by Indian cos to use foreign software not royalty, can't be taxed
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that the amount paid by Indian companies for the use of software developed by foreign companies cannot be termed as royalty and does not give rise to any income that is taxable in India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: Shocked to see the manner of arrest of IRP for Jaypee Infratech
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of court-appointed interim resolution professional (IRP) for managing the affairs of debt-ridden Jaypee Infratch Limited (JIL).
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC: motive crucial to prove circumstantial evidence
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Acquitting a man accused of murder of his wife, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said in a case of circumstantial evidence, motive plays an important link to complete the chain of circumstances, especially when death takes within four walls of the house.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Feeling threatened by Sena, Kangana asks SC to transfer cases to Himachal
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Citing threats by Shiv Sena, ruling party in Maharashtra, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel have moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of cases pending against them in Mumbai to a court in Shimla. The petitioners said Shiv Sena will leave no stone unturned to eliminate them, due to Kangana's continuous outspokenness against the wrongs done by the Shiv Sena in collusion with big names of the Bollywood.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Betting Central,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Amazon manager alleges race bias at workplace
San Francisco, March 2 (IANS) A senior-level manager at Amazon has filed a lawsuit against the tech giant, alleging race and gender discrimination at the workplace.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC says Centre dragging feet on CCTVs in Central agencies
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up Centre for dragging its feet by seeking more time for installing CCTV cameras in the offices of Central probe agencies like the CBI, NIA, ED and others.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Advocates at J&K HC advised to take Covid test
Srinagar, March 2 (IANS) After a senior advocate tested positive for Covid-19, all lawyers practising at the Srinagar wing of Jammu and Kashmir high court have been advised to test for the virus.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Toolkit case: Nikita Jacob's bail plea on March 9
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Tuesday said that it will hear Mumbai-based activist lawyer Nikita Jacob's anticipatory bail plea on March 9, a day before her protection from arrest ends in connection with the 'Toolkit' case related to the farmers' agitation.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Toolkit case: Environmentalist seeks anticipatory bail
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) A Goa-based environment activist Subham Kar Chaudhuri has approached the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail, fearing that he would be "falsely implicated" by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police in connection with the recent FIR filed against Disha Ravi, Shantanu Muluk and Nikita Jacob related to the farmer protests' Toolkit case.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
'Will challenge HC order on Goa municipal polls'
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) The battle for deciding the date of five municipal polls in Goa will soon reach the Supreme Court of India.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Section 138 NI Act a civil sheep in a criminal's wolf clothing: SC
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court said on Monday that Section 138 of the NI Act proceeding can be termed as "civil sheep" in a criminal wolf's clothing.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
SC rejects plea challenging Centre's power on transfer of IPS officers
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea which sought quashing Rule 6(1) of the Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, which confers powers on the Centre to override decisions of state governments on transfer and deputation of IPS officers.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
SC to hear plea against CBI probe in WB coal mining case on March 10
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said it will examine on March 10 an appeal filed by Anup Majee challenging the Calcutta High Court order allowing a CBI probe into the illegal coal mining and transportation scam around Railways sidings, "without the state's consent".
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics