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SC asks Unitech to refund flat buyers, deposit Rs 2 crore

Jan 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Supreme Court directed real estate giant Unitech Ltd on Friday to refund money to three flat buyers for not handing over possession of their homes on time and asked it to deposit Rs 2 crore before its registry. A bench of justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy rejected the plea of the company that […]

PIL in Bombay HC challenges govt ordinance on demonetisation

Jan 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

  A PIL in Bombay High Court has challenged an ordinance issued by the Union government restricting members of the public from depositing the demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in Reserve Bank of India branches. The petition, filed recently by Congress leader Sachin Sawant, has sought quashing of the ordinance issued by the […]

MACT-Thane awards Rs 55.17 lakhs to Kalyan family

Jan 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

  The family of a senior company manager, who was mowed down by a tanker, has been awarded compensation of Rs 55.17 lakhs for the accident that took place on Shilphata-Mahape road in 2014. The family of the deceased staying at Khadakpada in Kalyan, includes his wife, two children and parents. The President of Motor […]

HC Can’t Restrain Police From Arresting Accused, While Declining To Quash Case: SC

Jan 07, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Supreme Court in State of Telangana vs. Habib Abdullah Jeelani & Ors. has held that a high court, while refusing to exercise inherent powers under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to interfere in an application for of the investigation, cannot restrain the investigating agencies from arresting the accused during the course […]

Bhushan Files Fresh Documents In Sahara/Birla Case

Jan 06, 2017 / 0 Comments

  Prashant Bhushan has filed an application in the Supreme Court on behalf of NGO ‘Common Cause’ to file additional documents in the Sahara/Birla payoff case. He also filed 10 additional documents, along with the application. It is submitted in the application that the circumstances make out a more than adequate case for directing a credible and […]

National Consumer Day: Govt Launches Tech Initiatives For Consumers; Promotes ‘Mediation’ As Viable Alternative

Dec 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

On the occasion of National Consumer Day celebrations, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday unveiled several new initiatives aimed at grievance redressal and consumer education involving use of new age technology involving measures to protect consumers in the cyber space as well. The day was celebrated under […]

No Provision For Temporary Enrollment As Advocates: Gujarat HC

Dec 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

The Gujarat High Court has held that there is no provision for grant of temporary certificate by the Bar Council for practising as an advocate. The Division Bench of Gujarat High Court headed by the Chief Justice R. Subhash Reddy made this observation while setting aside a Single Bench direction to Bar Council of Gujarat […]

What are benami properties? All you need to know

Dec 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

After attacking black money by demonetisation of high value curency notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to take on ‘benami’ properties to check corruption. In his last Mann Ki Baat of the year, Modi said the government will soon operationalise a strong law to effectively deal with ‘benami’ properties. “We will take action […]

Law against ‘benami’ properties to be operationalised soon: PM Modi

Dec 28, 2016 / 0 Comments

  Vowing to carry forward the war against corruption and black money post-demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the government will soon operationalise a strong law to effectively deal with ‘benami’ properties and this was just the beginning. Making his last monthly address this year in his “Mann ki Baat” programme+ , he […]

Gopalkrishna Gandhi’s New Book Assails President Mukherjee’s `Robotic’ Use Of His Powers To Reject Mercy Petitions

Dec 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

The President, Pranab Mukherjee, has so far, under Article 72 of the Constitution, rejected mercy petitions from 36 death row convicts, commuted the death sentences of three convicts, and has three mercy petitions pending for his decision since August 8 this year. Of the 36 convicts whose mercy petitions were rejected by him, three have […]