Month: August 2019

Uttarakhand HC gives 6 months to take decision on liquor ban

Uttarakhand HC gives 6 months to take decision on liquor ban

The Uttarakhand HC has given the state government six months to formulate a policy to implement provisions of the Excise Act which provide for prohibition of alcohol in the state. A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma directed the state government on Thursday to take a…

Chinmayanand case:‘Get my parents here, don’t want to go back’: UP law student to top court

Chinmayanand case:‘Get my parents here, don’t want to go back’: UP law student to top court

The law student who accused former Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Swami Chinmayanand of sexual harassment on Friday met the Supreme Court judges and told them that she does not want to go back to Uttar Pradesh. She has requested to stay in Delhi till the time she meets her parents in…

Businessman with rupees 1.17 crore in old notes moves SC

Businessman with rupees 1.17 crore in old notes moves SC

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from RBI as to why a Madurai-based businessman, stuck with Rs 1.17 crore in scrapped notes, should not be allowed to deposit the demonetised notes in his bank after almost three years of the note ban. A bench led by Justice NV Ramana issued notice to RBI and the Union…

Basic Structure : The Soul of Indian Constitution

Basic Structure : The Soul of Indian Constitution

Justice Robert H. Jackson of the U.S. Supreme Court once said that the role of the court as the final interpreter of the constitution is to translate abstract principles into “concrete constitutional commands”. The Supreme Court of India did just that in the landmark Kesavananda Bharati case, where it propounded the principle of “Basic Structure”…

Shivakumar money laundering case:ED issues fresh summons

Shivakumar money laundering case:ED issues fresh summons

The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday issued fresh summons to Congress leader DK Shivakumar asking him to appear before it at 10:30 am on Friday. The summons was issued hours after the Karnataka High Court declined to stay ED’s previous summons, delivered in December 2018 in an alleged money laundering case. Shivakumar is expected to arrive…

Grand Hyatt Goa faces HC notice over demolition plea

Grand Hyatt Goa faces HC notice over demolition plea

The Bombay High Court at Goa has issued notices to the state government and the management of the Grand Hyatt Hotel on a petition filed by a non-government organisation seeking orders to demolish the five-star hotel for violating the coastal zone regulations. Respondents, including the Grand Hyatt Goa Hotel and Casino’s management, ministry of environment…

Chinmayanand Harassment Case:Bring her to court today, orders SC after missing law student is found in Rajasthan

Chinmayanand Harassment Case:Bring her to court today, orders SC after missing law student is found in Rajasthan

The 23-year-old Shahjahanpur law student who was found by the police in Rajasthan this morning will have to be produced in the SC in national capital Delhi before the police take her home. The postgraduate law student had gone missing after accusing Bharatiya Janata Party leader Swami Chinmayanand (72), of harassment. Her family had expressed concerns about her…

Second Wife Rights

Second Wife Rights

Second marriage, during the subsistence of the first marriage, is illegal in India and the relationship arising from the same does not have any validity. Even though the law is very clear on this point, ‘second marriage’ is a common practice in Indian society. As a result of the aforementioned contrast between the law and…

Patna HC stays order on Corruption in Judicial System

Patna HC stays order on Corruption in Judicial System

A 11-Judge Bench of the Patna HC has stayed the order passed by Justice Rakesh Kumar on the state of corruption in the judicial system. The 11-Judge Bench was constituted by Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi after all judicial work was withdrawn from Justice Rakesh Kumar with immediate effect. In his 20-page order dated August 28, Justice Rakesh Kumar had…

Government Funds and Payments

Government Funds and Payments

The world today looks almost completely different from how it did a few decades ago. We have come a far way and have upgraded our complete lifestyle on this path. But one of the things that remain an integral part of our lives is our dependence on our government to provide us with an optimum standard…