India should aspire to be hub of neutral arbitration: SC Judge A K Sikri

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India should aspire to become a hub of neutral arbitration, a Supreme Court judge today said while claiming that most people in the country have immense faith in this alternative form of dispute resolution. Speaking at a conference on international arbitration, SC judge Justice A K Sikri referred to a survey that indicated that 80… Read more »

How can e-commerce sites be retailers for tax and not for FDI?: Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court has observed that if the central and state governments were not treating e-commerce sites like Flipkart and Amazon as retailers for foreign direct investment (FDI), they cannot be treated as retailers for taxation purposes. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw was of the “prima facie” view that if governments were treating transactions by… Read more »

Have preventive attitude to check diseases like dengue: HC

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Delhi High Court has asked the civic agencies in the national capital to have a “preventive” attitude, and not curative, in order to contain spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria.”Attitude should be preventive and not curative,” a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said, adding that proper cleaning of drains… Read more »

Two judges held in corruption case

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Two judges of the lower judiciary in Gujarat, who were suspended last month on charges of taking money to settle cases during their posting in Vapi court in 2014, have been arrested by the vigilance cell of the Gujarat High Court under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Both the judges of the rank of Judicial… Read more »

SC declines to hear plea on FTII protest

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The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed, without giving any reason, a PIL seeking direction for the FTII students to end their three-month-long agitation against naming Gajendra Chauhan as the institute’s direction and for transparent policies for the appointment. A bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu dismissed the PIL after letting advocate J.P. Dhanda argue… Read more »

HC orders status quo on FOXCONN issue

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The Madras High Court today ordered status quo on removal of machinery by FIH India private Limited, formerly known as FOXCONN India Private Limited, from its closed Sriperumbudur unit in Kancheepuram district, as alleged by some workmen in their petition. The court also ordered status quo on the issue of approving the closure of the… Read more »

Hate speech: SC bench recuses from hearing Swamy’s plea

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A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice R K Agrawal today recused itself from hearing the plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy against the order of an Assam trial court issuing a non-bailable warrant against him for failing to appear before it in a case of alleged hate speech. The bench, also comprising Justice Amitava… Read more »

Strike by DHCBA over pecuniary jurisdiction bill hits HC work

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Judicial work in Delhi High Court was today hampered with a majority of cases getting adjourned as DHCBA called a two-day strike to protest against passage of a bill by Rajya Sabha to increase the pecuniary jurisdiction of district courts. Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) put up notices outside each court informing the lawyers… Read more »