Month: July 2019

Court has to keep in view interest of society and victim while awarding punishment: SC

Court has to keep in view interest of society and victim while awarding punishment: SC

The Supreme Court held that courts have to preserve the interest of the victim and society at large while awarding punishment. The question of awarding sentence is an issue of discretion for the courts and ought to be exercised on attention of records and events of the case, a Bench of Justice R Banumathi and…

Rajya Sabha passes the Triple Talaq Bill

Rajya Sabha passes the Triple Talaq Bill

The upper house of the Indian Parliament, on Tuesday, gave its nod to the Triple Talaq bill after a long debate. The triple talaq bill follows a Supreme Court judgement, passed in August of 2017, which declared the practice of instant divorce by uttering ‘talaq’ three times in one sitting as void and unconstitutional. Put…

Private Agreement cannot oust writ jurisdiction of HC under Article 226 : SC

Private Agreement cannot oust writ jurisdiction of HC under Article 226 : SC

The Supreme Court has made it clear that a private agreement negotiated between two parties cannot create a legal bar against the writ jurisdiction of the High Court under Article 226 of Constitution. The court was dealing against the judgement of the Bombay High Court in Maharashtra Chess Association v Union of India where a…

BPO Rape and Murder: Bombay HC Commutes Death Penalty

BPO Rape and Murder: Bombay HC Commutes Death Penalty

The Bombay High Court on July 29 commuted the death penalty of two convicts in the 2007 Pune BPO employee rape and murder case to “life term for a period of 35 years”, on the grounds of an inordinate delay in executing them. Purushottam Borate (38) and Pradeep Kokade (32) were to be executed on…

ESPIONAGE IN INDIA: RECENT CASES AND LAW ASSOCIATED WITH IT

ESPIONAGE IN INDIA: RECENT CASES AND LAW ASSOCIATED WITH IT

We all are familiar with the term ‘spying’,sometimes it is also called ‘espionage’. If we try to trace the history of Spying we have to recall the chapters of our ancient history text book. From the mention of ‘ancient history’ it is very clear that the practice of spying dates back to centuries ago. In…

SC not powerless to transfer petitions from Jammu and Kashmir to any other State and vice versa, reiterate SC

SC not powerless to transfer petitions from Jammu and Kashmir to any other State and vice versa, reiterate SC

It was again said by SC that State of Jammu and Kashmir can transfer it’s petition to any other State Or the other way around. According to Article 32, Article 136 and Article 142 of the Indian Constitution, it was stated that it is possible. A petition was filed as per Section 25 of Code…

Plea for Social Security Measures For Women Lawyers: SC issues Notice to  BCI, Centre

Plea for Social Security Measures For Women Lawyers: SC issues Notice to BCI, Centre

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI) in response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking social security measures for women lawyers such as safety in courts, maternity benefits and age-old pension. The plea, filed by advocate Indu Kaul on behalf of Kumud Lata Das. It sought…

Murder case against BJP MLA  after Unnao rape survivor’s accident

Murder case against BJP MLA after Unnao rape survivor’s accident

A murder case was filed against BJP legislator Kuldeep Sengar after Sunday’s accident in Raebareli, in which two women died and a teenager who allegedly survived the Unnao rape case two years ago, got injured and is in a critical condition. The case was filed by the survivor’s uncle Mahesh Singh, who is in Rae…

Delhi HC upholds government order fixing Rs 20,000 minimum wage for nurses in private hospitals

Delhi HC upholds government order fixing Rs 20,000 minimum wage for nurses in private hospitals

The Delhi High Court, on the 24th of July, 2019 upheld the judgment given by a single judge bench Justice C. Hari Shankar, in the case of Association of Healthcare Providers (India) v. Government of NCT of Delhi stating the minimum wages to be provided to the nurses in city hospitals as Rs. 20,000 p.m.,…

The Journey of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

The Journey of Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a combination of all the indirect taxes levied on the taxpayer. It has replaced a long list of indirect taxes whose cascading effect would have earlier affected the normal man of the country. With the introduction of Integrated Goods and Services Tax, 2017, the economy of the country witnessed…