Cap on withdrawals from ATMs policy decision

The Reserve Bank of India has told the Delhi High Court that the cap on the number of withdrawals from ATMs by banking customers without being charged is a policy decision taken in public interest. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal was also informed by RBI that the ATM […]

Rs 1k not enough even for a single person to survive

A thousand rupees is too less an amount even for a single person to survive in a metropolitan city, a Delhi court has said while enhancing the amount of interim maintenance awarded to a woman in a domestic violence case. Special judge Ramesh Kumar allowed the appeal filed by the woman, a resident of Chattarpur […]

Airline to pay Rs 1 lakh to passenger for loss of bag

Delhi State Consumer Commission has directed British Airways to pay Rs one lakh compensation for losing a bag of a passenger who was flying to London eight years ago. Delhi State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, while upholding the compensation amount decided by a district forum here, observed that the incident caused “mental agony and harassment” […]

Coal scam: Court to hear Javadekar’s plea on Nov 5

A special court today said it would need some time to analyse the objections filed by Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar and Hansraj Ahir against CBI’s move to close a coal scam case, allegedly involving Prakash Industries Ltd (PIL) and others. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar fixed the case for hearing on November 5 when it […]

HC dismisses Muslim woman’s appeal against divorce

The Madras High Court has dismissed an appeal by a woman seeking to set aside the “forged” ‘khula’ produced by her husband on the basis of which a cleric granted a fatwa dissolving the marriage. S Basheria submitted she was married to T C A Mohamed Yusuf, a beef merchant on August 20, 1987 as […]

HC upholds detention of ‘sand smuggler’ under MPDA

The Bombay High Court has upheld an order of a Jalgaon Magistrate detaining an alleged sand smuggler under Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA), saying his movements in the society might lead to disruption of public order. MPDA covers bootleggers, slumlords, sand smugglers and certain other categories of offenders whose activities are a threat […]

Equal pay for equal work applicable to temporary staffers: SC

In a significant verdict, the Supreme Court has held that the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’ has to be made applicable to those engaged as daily wagers, casual and contractual employees who perform the same duties as the regulars. Terming the denial of equal pay for equal work as “exploitative enslavement”, “oppressive, suppresive” […]

HC stays NBWs against top bosses of Unitech Ltd

In a relief to three top officials of beleaguered real estate major Unitech Ltd, Delhi High Court today stayed the execution of non-bailable warrants against them issued by a trial court on a private complaint alleging delay in handing over of flats to buyers. Justice Mukta Gupta granted the relief to Unitech Ltd’s Chairman Ramesh […]

Assocham says it warned on likelihood of bank card fraud.

Following the unprecedented security breach reported earlier this week that has “compromised” card data of many private and state-run banks, industry body Assocham on Sunday said it had earlier cautioned about such frauds. Citing its recent study, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) said that “India has become a favourite hunting […]

MACT awards Rs 39L compensation to kin of road mishap victim

A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here has awarded over Rs 39 lakh to the kin of a man who was killed in a road mishap while travelling on a bike through Greater Noida in 2014. “The kin of the deceased were able to prove that he suffered fatal injuries due to the rash and […]