No Bar In Considering Anticipatory Bail Pleas Even After 2018 SC-ST Act Amendment: Bombay High Court

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“Only because the first informant belongs to scheduled tribe or scheduled caste, the crime cannot be registered for offence punishable under the Act and offence can be registered under the Act only if there are ingredients of the offences punishable under the Act in the accusation.” The Bombay High Court has held that Sessions Court… Read more »

Justice Mohammad Rafiq Appointed Acting CJ Of Rajasthan HC

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The President of India has today notified the appointment of Justice Mohammad Rafiq as the Acting Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court, following the transfer of former Chief Justice Pradeem Nandrajog to Bombay High Court. Justice Rafiq is the senior most judge of Rajasthan High Court. It was on April 1 that the transfer of… Read more »

JNU sedition: Delhi govt seeks month’s time to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya

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 The Delhi government on Wednesday sought before a court here a month’s time to decide whether to grant sanction to prosecute former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2016 JNU sedition case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat directed the AAP government to file a “proper reply”, citing a definite time-frame. DCP… Read more »

Congress manifesto aimed at ‘balkanisation’ of India: BJP

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The ruling BJP Tuesday dubbed the election manifesto of the Congress “dangerous and unimplementable”, saying it was aimed at “balkanisation” of India. Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, Finance Minister and senior party leader Arun Jaitley said the Congress does not deserve “even a single vote” for its promises, such as doing… Read more »

Mayawati justifies construction of statues in UP, tells SC they represent will of people

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BSP supremo Mayawati Tuesday defended in the Supreme Court the construction of life-size statues of herself in Uttar Pradesh, saying they represent the “will of the people”. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, in an affidavit filed in the apex court, said the memorials and statues of herself and other leaders were “intended to promote… Read more »

Employee Not Entitled To Full Back Wages On Acquittal, Unless His Prosecution Was Found Malicious: Supreme Court

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“We do not see any difference between initiation of the criminal proceedings by the department vis-a-vis a criminal case lodged by the police.” The Supreme Court has held that the employer cannot be mulcted with full back wages on the acquittal of an employee by a criminal Court, unless it is found that the prosecution… Read more »

Employee’s Pension Should Be Proportional To Salary : SC Upholds HC Judgment Quashing Pension.

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In a major relief to many employees, the Supreme Court has dismissed the Special Leave Petition filed against a Kerala High Court Judgment setting aside Employee’s Pension (Amendment) Scheme, 2014 that capped maximum pensionable salary to Rs.15, 000 per month. The bench comprising the CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna in… Read more »

Supreme Court declines urgent hearing on Hardik Patel’s plea

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The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord urgent hearing to Congress leader Hardik Patel’s plea challenging the Gujarat High Court order rejecting stay on his conviction in the 2015 Vispur rioting case. The matter was mentioned for urgent listing before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra. The bench also comprising Justices M M Shantanagoudar… Read more »