Aditi Marwaha

Arrest warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor over ‘hindu pakistan’ remark

Arrest warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor over ‘hindu pakistan’ remark

A Kolkata court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress leader and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor in a case filed over Tharoor’s ‘Hindu-Pakistan’ remark. In July, lawyer Sumeet Chowdhury moved a petition before Kolkata Magistrate Metropolitan Court against Tharoor’s remark that the BJP will pave the way for the creation of a “Hindu…

SC refuses to pass order on lifting restrictions in J&K

SC refuses to pass order on lifting restrictions in J&K

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to pass an order on lifting restrictions in J&K including restoring communication services. Responding to a petition filed by activist Tehseen Poonawala, the apex court said nothing could be done overnight and the government had to be given time to ensure return of normalcy. A three-judge bench headed by Justice…

I-T Dept seizes bungalow, funds of Ratul Puri & his father

I-T Dept seizes bungalow, funds of Ratul Puri & his father

The Income Tax department has seized a Rs.300-crore bungalow in Delhi under the anti-Benami law in its probe against Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. The tax department also seized foreign funds worth $40 million. The bungalow, located at APJ Abdul Kalam Road in Delhi’s posh Lutyens’ zone, is in the name…

President assents to increase number of SC judges

President assents to increase number of SC judges

President Ram Nath Kovind has signed into law a Bill which seeks to increase the sanctioned strength of judges in the Supreme Court from 30 to 33 besides the Chief Justice of India. President Kovind signed off on the Act on August 9, 2019. The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill was passed by…

National Conference moves SC challenging revocation of Article 370

National Conference moves SC challenging revocation of Article 370

The National Conference mounted a legal challenge in the Supreme Court on Saturday to the changes made in the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir, contending that these have taken away rights of its citizens without their mandate.  Arguing that the legislation approved by Parliament and the orders issued by the President subsequently were “unconstitutional”,…

Essar case: New amendments in IBC come under SC scanner

Essar case: New amendments in IBC come under SC scanner

The recent amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), passed by Parliament and awaiting assent of the President, were brought to the notice of the Supreme Court by a section of creditors on Wednesday.  The bench was hearing a plea by Committee of Creditors (CoC) of Essar Steel challenging NCLAT’s July 4 order which…

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill passed in RS

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill passed in RS

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that seeks to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A in Jammu and Kashmir, while also bifurcating the state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill was passed by the Upper House through a voice vote, with 125 being in favour…

Article 370, 35-A to be abrogated: Amit Shah moves resolution in Rajya Sabha

Article 370, 35-A to be abrogated: Amit Shah moves resolution in Rajya Sabha

In a move that will have massive repercussions for Kashmir, the Centre has decided to repeal Article 370 and Article 35-A of the Constitution that grants special status to the state. Announcing the move, home minister Amit Shah also decided to bifurcate the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have…

Lottery Scam: ED attaches assets of Santiago Martin

Lottery Scam: ED attaches assets of Santiago Martin

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) attached assets consisting of 61 flats, 82 open plots and six plots with buildings located in Coimbatore worth Rs 119.6 crore of ‘lottery king’ Santiago Martin and his associates in connection with a lottery scam case. The ED had initiated investigation under the provisions of the Prevention of Money-Laundering Act against…

Essar Insolvency: SC orders status quo on NCLAT verdict

Essar Insolvency: SC orders status quo on NCLAT verdict

The Supreme Court on 22nd July 2019 put on hold the sale of Essar Steel India Ltd to ArcelorMittal after lenders to the bankrupt Indian steel maker challenged an appeals court ruling that said operational creditors have to be treated on a par with financial creditors. The Supreme Court agreed to “expeditiously” hear the plea filed by…