Provident fund, gratuity cannot be attached, rules court

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An employee’s provident fund and gratuity cannot be attached under any decree in settlement of any debt or liability, the Gujarat High Court has held in an order made available Saturday. The court also said that it cannot restrain the employee, after he receives the provident fund and gratuity amount, from utlising it the way… Read more »

Court serves notice to power grid on Kutch creek towers

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The Gujarat High Court Friday issued notice to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) and the union and state governments over installing transmission towers in Surajbari creek of Kutch district. The bench of Chief Justice S.J. Mukhopadhaya and Justice Akil Kureshi issued the notice following a public interest litigation by Samma Siddiq Usman… Read more »

Goa lawyers continue strike over judge’s suspension

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Goa lawyers continued their agitation against the suspension of a district judge for the second day, with more lawyers joining the strike Friday. A ruling Congress leader also criticised the suspension, terming it ‘a sad day for judiciary’. Lawyers from South Goa district headquarters of Margao staged a demonstration and boycotted courts Thursday to the… Read more »

Rape cases trials in fast track courts mooted

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The home ministry is mulling a proposal to try rape cases in fast track courts, an official said Friday. Sangeeta Verma, economic advisor to the women and child development ministry, told : ‘We completely agree with the demand for setting up fast track courts to try rape cases and have submitted the proposal to the… Read more »

Governments get notice on Afzal Guru’s transfer plea

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The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on a petition by Afzal Guru, on death row for his role in the 2001 parliament attack, seeking his transfer from Tihar Jail to a prison in Srinagar. The Supreme Court bench of Justices Aftab Alam and R.M. Lodha issued notice after the… Read more »

Law giving voting rights to NRIs comes into force

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Non-resident Indians can now get their names registered in the electoral rolls, with the amended legislation coming into force Thursday. A press release by the law and justice ministry Thursday said the government has issued the necessary notification bringing the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act 2010 into force on Feb 10. ‘The amending act… Read more »

Binayak Sen’s bail plea rejected

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A court in Chattisgarh has rejected the bail application of Dr Binayak Sen. He was sentenced to life in prison in December after he was convicted of sedition on the basis of his alleged links to Naxals in the area. Binayak Sen’s wife, Ilena expressed her disappointment at today’s court order. She told NDTV, “We… Read more »

Black money: Where is Hasan Ali, asks Supreme court

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The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central Government to tell it where was the country’s top tax evader Hasan Ali, who has stashed away a huge amount of money in banks in Switzerland and other countries. The apex court bench of Justice B Sudershan Reddy and Justice SS Nijjar told Solicitor  General Gopal Subramanium… Read more »

Doctrine of separation of power must be respected: Congress

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The Congress on Wednesday expressed reservations over a Supreme Court judge’s remarks about continuance of Vilasrao Deshmukh in the Union cabinet and said every institution must respect the doctrine of separation of power enshrined in the Constitution. ‘Within the constitutional scheme, there is a very time tested and enduring concept called the doctrine of separation… Read more »

Talwar couple to be tried for daughter’s murder

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Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were today made an accused in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi by a special CBI court which rejected the agency’s closure report in the over two-year old double-murder case. Judge Preeti Singh took cognisance of CBI’s closure report and issued summons to the parents to appear before her on… Read more »