SC decries industry’s tendency to hold back dues & taxes

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The Supreme Court Friday deprecated the tendency of some industrial houses not to pay the government dues and taxes while lavishly spending on celebrity actors for the advertising their products. A bench of made the observation as it refused to provide any interim relief to cement manufacturer Binani Cement Limited that has been asked by… Read more »

Lalit Modi will have to wait for RCA poll results

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Former Indian Premier League chief Lalit Modi will have to wait for some more time to know the results of the Rajasthan Cricket Association’s presidential election as the Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned the hearing in the matter till March 25. The bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh directed the listing… Read more »

SC asks Nokia India to make proposal for settling tax row

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The Supreme Court Monday asked Nokia India Pvt. Ltd. to make an offer to the Income Tax department for settling their tax row which has raised difficulties in the takeover of the mobile handset manufacturer’s Chennai plant by Microsoft. A bench of Anil R.Dave and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh asked the company to make the… Read more »

Only assembly speaker, deputy speaker enjoy immunity: SC

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Everyone else falls in the same category and could not claim a privilege that is not available to the common man, an Apex Court bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said in its judgment on Tuesday. The court also set aside the Madhya Pradesh Assembly’s show cause… Read more »

Make delay a criteria for deciding mercy petition, says SC

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The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the government to include delay as a criteria in deciding the mercy petition of a death row convict. Pointing out that the government has set out certain criteria for deciding mercy petitions, the bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh said: “We hereby… Read more »

Rajiv assassination conspirators escape noose release demanded

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The Supreme Court Tuesday commuted the death sentence to three key conspirators in the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, holding the 11-year delay in deciding their mercy petitions “unreasonable and dehumanising”. Political parties in Tamil Nadu as well as the elated families have now demanded the trio’s release. A bench of Chief Justice… Read more »

Oppose principle of ‘mercy death’, government to SC

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The Indian government Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it was opposed to pleas for “mercy death” as this was contrary to law and morality and no judicial pronouncement could be made in its favour. Additional Solicitor General Siddhartha Luthra told a bench of Chief Justice P.Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh… Read more »

SC to rule Friday on validity of newspaper employees’ wage board

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The Supreme Court will Friday pronounce its verdict on the validity of the Justice G.R. Majithia Wage Board for Working Journalists and other Newspaper Employees that has been challenged by several newspaper organisations including their joint body Indian Newspapers Society (INS). A bench of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti… Read more »