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Latest Law News (between 2014-07-29 and 2014-07-22)

Tribals knock at HC want stay on new 'tribal' Palghar district (2014-07-29)
(UNI) A total of 33 people, irrespective of their party affiliations, including an MLA, have filed a public interest litigation against the proposed division of Thane district and creation of new Palghar district in the Bombay High Court yesterday.

Allahabad HC directs govt to settle dues of cane farmers in Uttar Pradesh (2014-07-28)
(UNI) The Allahabad High Court has directed Uttar Pradesh government for its lackluster attitude in settlement of cane farmers dues in the month of July, today. The Court also stated that UP government must file an affidavit regarding the hurdles faced in recovery of dues for cane farmers.

Sanjay Kishan Kaul set to take over as Madras High Court CJ (2014-07-28)
(UNI) Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Sanjay Kishan Kaul is all set to take over as Chief Justice of Madras High Court tomorrow. Currently, Satish K Agnihotri is the acting Chief Justice of the Madras High Court since February 2014.

Rape threat: SC dismisses plea to file FIR against AITC MP (2014-07-28)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a Public Interest Litigation, seeking registration of an FIR against TMC MP, Tapas Pal, who threatened rape of CPI-M supporters.

Coalgate: SC forms special court for early disposal of cases (2014-07-28)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today constituted a special court to try Coalgate scam cases on day-to-day basis. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar shall exclusively conduct the trail of all Coalgate scam cases. CBI has, so far, registered 21 FIRs.

SC voices concern at rising incidents of acid attack on girls (2014-07-28)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the increasing incidents of acid attacks on young girls. A bench, headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha, issued notices to the Centre and the States and directed them to give details of the steps taken by them for immediate rehabilitation of such victims.

Manjula Chellur-Calcutta High Court's first woman chief justice (2014-07-28)
(UNI) Dr Manjula Chellur, Chief Justice of Kerala High Court, will become Calcutta High Court's first woman Chief Justice. Dr Chellur will be sworn in on August 5.

HC relief for ex-Mah CM Ashok Chavan (2014-07-28)
(UNI) In a temporary reprieve for ex-Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, Delhi High Court today stayed the notice issued to him by the Election Commission of India (EC) in the paid news scam.

Court sentences six to life imprisonment for murder in UP (2014-07-25)
(UNI) An Azamgarh Court today awarded life imprisonment to six people who were convicted for a murder and also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on each person.

Concern Over Nuclear Liability Law (2014-07-25)
Many countries have expressed their concern regarding the nuclear liability law. We have been reiterating to all the relevant countries the fact that this is an Act passed by the Parliament of India. The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 is in force with effect from November 11, 2011. Government presently does not have any proposal to amend the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010. This was stated by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences (Independent Charge) Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Allahabad HC issues notice for giving minority status to Jauhar University of Azam Khan (2014-07-24)
(UNI) Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today issued notice to Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh on giving minority status to Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. A division bench of the court comprising Chief Justice Dhananjay Y Chandrachud and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhaya hearing a PIL filed by one NGO Hindu Front for Justice.

Allahabad HC issues notice to Sonia Gandhi on an election petition (2014-07-24)
(UNI) Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today issued a notice to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in connection with an election petition filed against her after being elected to the Lok Sabha for the fourth time from Rae Bareli. Justice Tarun Agarwal issued the notice on an election petition and has fixed September 9 as the next date of hearing.

Allahabad HC expresses concern over rising incidents of rapes in UP (2014-07-24)
(UNI) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC today expressed serious concern over the rising incidents of rapes in Uttar Pradesh and sought explanation from the state government on measures taken to address the issue.

Tripura HC seeks reply from SP on missing girl case (2014-07-24)
(UNI) Hearing a writ petition Tripura HC today sought reply from Superintendent of Police (Dhalai) Ippermanchak on the investigation into the disappearance of a teenage girl from her school in Chhailengta of Longtarai alley sub-division on May 23.

SC commences hearing on States' power on remission (2014-07-24)
The Supreme Court today commenced the crucial hearing to examine the power of the Union and states to grant remission for releasing convicts whose death sentences are commuted to life term with the Centre asserting that the rights of the victims cannot be overlooked.

Meghalaya proposes new law to regulate coal mining (2014-07-22)
(UNI) Following the ban imposed on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal, the Meghalaya government is on the process of drafting a new law to regulate coal mining in the state in consonance with a central legislation.

Jharkhand HC quashes 4 cases lodged against Jagannath Mishra (2014-07-22)
(UNI) Giving a major relief to Jagannath Mishra, former Bihar Chief Minister and an accused in different cases multi-crore fodder scam case, Jharkhand High Court today quashed all the four cases lodged against him.

SC to examine provision granting immunity to MP, MLA (2014-07-22)
(UNI) The Supreme Court will examine validity of the provision which grants immunity to MPs or MLAs who vote for a Rajya Sabha or MLC candidate after seeking bribe. The CBI had challenged the stand taken by JMM MLA Sita Soren daughter-in-law of JMM chief and former Union Minister Shibu Soren.

Allahabad HC issues notice to PM on his election from Varanasi (2014-07-22)
UNI) The Allahabad High Court has issued notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a petition challenging his election from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Justice V K Shukla, while passing the order on the election petition of Congress MLA Ajay Rai on Thursday last, who had contested as the party's candidate from Varanasi, fixed September 5 as the next date of hearing in the matter.

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