2 BJP-ruled states among 7 opposing all-India judicial service

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Seven states, including BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh, have opposed the formation of an all-India judicial service, a 60-year-old proposal which has received a fresh push from the Modi government. Another BJP-ruled state, Maharashtra, wants recruitment for the all-India judicial service (AIJS) to be done in a particular manner which the Law Ministry feels… Read more »

Maintenance amount must be befitting status of parties: SC

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The amount of alimony awarded to a woman must be befitting the status of parties and capacity of the spouse to pay maintenance, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court said that amount of maintenance was always dependant on the factual situation of a case and courts would be justified in moulding the claim… Read more »

Vacancies in bodies under JJ Act affecting implementation: SC

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Different authorities constituted under the Juvenile Justice Act are facing vacancies which, in turn, is affecting the effective implementation of the Act, Supreme Court judge Justice Madan Lokur said today. “If authorities constituted under the (Juvenile Justice) Act, such as the juvenile justice boards, state commissions for protection of child rights, special juvenile police units,… Read more »

Uber Moves HC for Rs 12 cr in damages from taxi owners bodies

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App-based car service provider Uber India has approached the Bombay High Court seeking Rs 12 crore in damages from taxi owners and drivers associations for harming its reputation and livelihood of drivers by protesting against the company. In its suit, Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd also sought an injunction restraining the defendants from stopping Uber… Read more »

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 »

Govt doesn’t care for widows of this country, says SC

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In a stinging remark, the Supreme Court today said when it passes some directions, it is claimed that the courts are “trying to run the government”, which does not want to act. “You (government) do not want to do it and when we say anything, you say that court is trying to run the government,”… Read more »

Plea in HC accuses EC of “dereliction of duty”

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A poll activist has moved the Madras High Court accusing the Election Commission of committing “dereliction of duty” in not lodging complaint against bribe- taking voters and has sought remedial action over the matter. Acting on the plea by activist Arun Natarajan, a bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar issued notice… Read more »

Court asks Delhi Police chief to take action against DCP

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Delhi Police Commissioner has been directed by a court here to take action against senior officers, including a DCP, for their negligence and conducting an enquiry in a “very perfunctory manner” in a rape case. The court asked the police chief to initiate proper action against Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of north district and… Read more »

Court sends ISIS men to jail for 7-yr in terror case

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Special court today awarded seven-year jail term to two men after they pleaded guilty of criminally conspiring to raise funds and recruiting people for the terror outfit ISIS. District judge Amar Nath convicted accused Azhar-ul- Islam (24) from Jammu and Kashmir and Mohammed Farhan Shaikh (25) from Maharashtra, following their U-turn more than a month… Read more »