India becoming hub of international arbitration: CJI

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Chief Justice of India J S Khehar today said India is becoming a hub of international arbitration and the government’s initiative to work towards zero interference in the process will promote confidence among foreign traders. Justice Khehar said that potential for international arbitration is increasing due to foreign investment. Speaking at a two-day seminar ‘Engaging… Read more »

SC questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards

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The Supreme Court today questioned the Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for procuring Permanent Account Number (PAN) card. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, told a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri that they have found that people were giving details of PAN cards which have been procured on the basis of… Read more »

SC quashes case against Dhoni for portraying himself as God

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The Supreme Court today quashed a criminal complaint lodged against ace cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in an Andhra Pradesh trial court for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by depicting himself as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover. The apex court also quashed the criminal complaint against the Editor of the magazine and said that the offence… Read more »

SC allows NDMC to e-auction Taj Mansingh hotel

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The Supreme Court today allowed civic agency NDMC to e-auction five-star hotel Taj Mansingh, presently being run by Tata Group firm Indian Hotel Company Ltd (IHCL), in the heart of the national capital. A bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and R F Nariman allowed the plea of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) that the… Read more »

Mallya’s extradition not easy: Legal experts

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Mallya had no role in daily affairs of KFA: HC told

It would not be easy to extradite controversial industrialist Vijay Mallya, who went to the UK a year ago and did not return despite summons to him by the courts here for defaulting on loans, legal experts today said. Senior advocates K T S Tulsi and Dushyant Dave were of the view that the courts… Read more »

SC notice to Kerala HC registry on higher judicial exam

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The Supreme Court today sought the response of the Kerala high court Registry on a plea challenging the selection process to the state’s higher judicial service. A bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R Bhanumathi issued notice to the high court Registry on a plea filed by some unsuccessful candidates of the Kerala higher judicial… Read more »

SC asks Sahara chief to appear before it on April 28

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The Supreme Court today asked Bombay High Court’s official liquidator to sell the Rs 34,000 crore worth of properties of the Aamby Valley owned by the Sahara Group and directed its chief Subrata Roy to personally appear before it on April 28. “Enough is enough. You cannot say something today and resile tomorrow,” a bench,… Read more »

SC may set up Constitution bench to hear AAP govt’s pleas soon

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The Delhi government requested the Supreme Court today to set up a five-judge Constitution bench at the earliest to decide its pleas challenging the Delhi High Court verdict that the Lieutenant Governor is the administrative head of the national capital territory. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and… Read more »