HC relief to 63 moons: EOW attachment

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Mumbai: The interim relief to 63 moons technologies limited (formerly known as FTIL) in connection with the MPID matter was granted by the Hon’ble Bombay High Court on Wednesday.The Honourable Court stayed various notifications issued in April 2018, attaching the Company’s properties and bank accounts.The Court also stayed the attachment of ODIN software and its… Read more »

SC for declaration of criminal antecedents of candidates to EC

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The Supreme Court Tuesday held that all candidates will have to declare their criminal antecedents to the Election Commission before contesting an election, saying criminalisation of politics of the largest democracy is “unsettling”. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, said that citizens have a right to be informed about the antecedents… Read more »

Bishop Mulakkal remanded to 12-day judicial custody

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Kottayam: Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a nun, was on Monday remanded to a 12-day judicial custody by a magistrate court in Kottayam district. Mulakkal was produced before the court after completing his two-day police custody. The court remanded him to judicial custody till October 6. The clergyman has been… Read more »

HC bans slaughtering of birds at Ghazipur mandi

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The Delhi High Court today banned slaughtering of birds in the Ghazipur murga mandi here. Only selling of live birds will be permitted in the area, the court said in its interim order. “Taking note of the circumstances and the inaction of the authorities, we have no option but to direct that in the Ghazipur… Read more »

Petition moved in HC against triple talaq ordinance

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Mumbai: A former municipal Councillor, a city-based NGO and an advocate have jointly approached the Bombay High Court challenging provisions of an ordinance that makes the practice of instant triple talaq a punishable offence. President Ram Nath Kovind had last Wednesday signed the ordinance, according to which giving instant triple talaq has been made illegal… Read more »

SC asks UP to place before it rules on grant of remission to convicts

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The Supreme Court Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to apprise it whether the state has made some guidelines or rules for granting remission to convicts lodged in jails. A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur, S Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta asked this question to the counsel appearing for Uttar Pradesh while it was… Read more »

SC refers PIL against female genital mutilation to five-judge constitution bench

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New Delhi:  The Supreme Court Monday referred to a five-judge constitution bench the plea challenging practice of female genital mutilation among Dawoodi Bohra Muslims.  A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was hearing a PIL filed by a Delhi-based lawyer challenging the practice of female genital… Read more »

Mirchpur incident deliberate act by Jats to teach lessons to Dalits: HC

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The Mirchpur Dalits killings was a deliberate act of targeting Balmiki houses by the Jat community mob and involved a large scale conspiracy “to teach them a lesson”, the Delhi High Court today said.The high court’s observations came while overturning the acquittal of 20 persons and awarding life term to 12 out of 33 members… Read more »

People dying in illegal high-rises having no occupancy certificate: SC

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Taking strong note of the recent fire incident in a posh Mumbai high-rise that claimed four lives, the Supreme Court said the people were dying in such illegally-constructed buildings which had no relevant certificates or clearances. It also referred to the incidents of Bawana factory in Delhi and the Kamala Mills in Mumbai and said… Read more »