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Latest Law News (between 2014-08-30 and 2014-08-23)

Calcutta HC dismisses Kingfisher appeal (2014-08-29)
(UNI) The Calcutta High Court today dismissed an appeal by Kingfisher Airlines against a trial court order that its chairman Vijay Mallya and board of directors may be represented by its law officers or company secretary on a showcause notice by United Bank of India (UBI) for alleged willful default on payment of dues to the tune of Rs 400 crore.

Aircel-Maxis deal : SC nod to CBI charge sheet against Marans (2014-08-29)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today refused to restrain CBI from filing charge sheet against former Union Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his two brothers in Aircel-Maxis scam case. Dayanidhi Maran is facing allegations of compelling Aircel owner to sell his company to Maxis in which family members of Maran have stakes.

Judge sexual harassment case : SC issues notice to MP HC judge (2014-08-29)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Administrative Judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court, MP High Court Registrar and Supreme Court Secretary General on a petition filed by former Additional District Session Judge, Gwalior in a sexual harassment case.

SC refuses to entertain PILs challenging NJAC bill (2014-08-29)
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene "at this stage" on the issue of constitutional validity of the amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under Nation

SC urges PM, CMs for non-inclusion of tainted politicians in Cabinets (2014-08-27)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state chief ministers not to include tainted MPs or MLAs, who are facing criminal charges against them, in their cabinets.

MPPEB scam, MP High Court directs to attach property of absconders (2014-08-27)
(UNI) The Madhya Pradesh police's Special Task Force has submitted the details of its investigation report in connection with the irregularities of the Professional Examination Board scam before the High Court.

Delhi HC confirms death sentence to 3 in gang rape cum murder case (2014-08-27)
(UNI) Delhi High Court today upheld the death sentence awarded to three convicts by the trial court in rape cum murder case. A school girl was kidnapped by the three accused from Chavla village in Delhi in February 2012, gangraped and tortured.

SC pulls up Defence Ministry for not punishing Army men in illegal arms sale scandal (2014-08-27)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today pulled up Army for showing leniency to Army officers and personnel involved in illegal sale of weapons to anti-social and anti-national elements for monetary gains. The apex court expressed displeasure and anxiety on the attitude of the Defence Ministry and Army officials for their casual approach in such a serious matter.

Calcutta HC asks CUD dept to take up East-West Metro route with Railway Board (2014-08-27)
(UNI) The state government has no power to realign the route of the East-West Metro, Justice Nadira Patheria of Calcutta High Court ruled today, asking the Central Urban Development department to take up the matter with the Railway Board to resolve the issue.

Sexual harassment case, Ex-Gwalior district judge moves SC (2014-08-27)
(UNI) A former Gwalior District judge has moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice to change the probe panel in sexual harassment case.

Arjuna awards, Delhi HC notice on boxer's petition (2014-08-27)
(UNI) Delhi High Court today issued notices to the Centre on a petition filed by boxer Manoj Kumar challenging the government's decision to exclude his name from the list of coveted Arjuna Awards. Kumar has alleged that the rules have been arbitrarily changed and the list has not been prepared in accordance with fairness.

Taj Corridor case, SC issues notices to Mayawati (2014-08-27)
The Supreme Court today issued notices to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati in disproportionate assets case. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha granted two weeks time to the BSP president to respond.

SC refuses to entertain PILs challenging NJAC bill (2014-08-26)
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene "at this stage" on the issue of constitutional validity of the amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) was proposed to be put in place.

SC to deliver verdict tomorrow on coalgate scam (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Supreme Court will deliver its verdict in the Coalgate scam case tomorrow. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha has been monitoring the CBI investigation in the case.

SC quashes plea by UPSC aspirants to stay preliminary exam tomorrow (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition filed by UPSC aspirants seeking a stay on the civil services preliminary exam to be held tomorrow. A special sitting of the Supreme Court was held today to hear the matter.

MP HC summons Indore Municipal Corporation officials (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Madhya Pradesh HC's Indore Bench has issued summons to two municipal corporation employees over the increasing menace of stray dogs.

Chief Justice for HC bench in Kolhapur, writes to Chavan (2014-08-25)
(UNI) Bombay High Court Chief Justice Mohit Shaha has suggested in a letter to State Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to pass a resolution in state cabinet for a Circuit Bench in Kolhapur. In a statement today, Vivek Ghatge, President of Kolhapur District Bar Association said Justice Ranjeet More of the High Court shared this information when a delegation of Kolhapur High Court Bench Action Committee met him last evening in Mumbai.

SC to decide if political parties should reveal source of foreign funding (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The SC will examine the issue whether political parties should make public the contributions received from abroad. A bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha today issued notices to the Centre and the Election Commission of India (EC).

SC to examine issue on status of Leader of Opposition (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The SC today decided to examine the issue of grant of status of Leader of Opposition to the single largest party in Lok Sabha.

Delhi HC dismisses disqualification petition against Shiv Sena MPs (2014-08-25)
(UNI) Delhi HC today dismissed a petition seeking disqualification of 11 Shiv Sena MPs for trying to force feed food to a man under Roza (fast) in the holy month of Ramzan. The High Court told the petitioner to approach the appropriate forum for the relief the petitioner is seeking.

Ilyasi to go on trial for murder of wife: SC (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The SC today refused to interfere with Delhi HC order directing TV producer Suhaib Ilyasi to face trial for the murder of his wife Anju Singh.

Courts cannot direct police to permit cockfights - Madras HC (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Madurai Bench of Madras HC has ruled that courts cannot direct police to permit cockfights, as a fight between birds and animals was prohibited under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (PCA), 1960

Gauhati HC orders rethink on leasing of Aizawl civil hospital land (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Gauhati High Court has ordered the Mizoram government to reconsider the allocation of Aizawl Civil Hospital's land for establishment of Dawrpui multipurpose centre, following a PIL submitted by an Aizawl-based social activist.

Madras HC closes PIL seeking removal of AIADMK hoardings (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Madurai Bench of Madras HC today closed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking removal of unauthorised hoardings erected by the ruling AIADMK party in the city welcoming Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa after the government informed the court that appropriate action would be taken to remove them, if any.

SC to hear PIL on JAC's constitutional validity on Aug 25 (2014-08-25)
(UNI) A PIL was filed in the Supreme Court today challenging the constitutional validity of Judicial Appointment Commission Bill (JAC). The bill has already been passed by both the Houses of Parliament.

Uttarakhand Governor resignation row: SC issues notice to Centre (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Centre on a petition filed by Uttarakhand Governor Dr Aziz Qureshi challenging the Union Home Ministry's orders asking him to step down.

SC terms coal allocations illegal, no transparency, no guidelines followed (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today declared all coal block allocation made from 1993 onwards as 'illegal and arbitrary'.

Judicial Appointment Bill: SC declines to entertain PILs (2014-08-25)
(UNI) The Supreme Court today refused to entertain PILs challenging the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill.

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