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  • SC slams adhoc appt of teachers, calls them ‘shiksh shatru’

    Appointment of teachers in primary schools on ad hoc basis by various state governments without following proper qualification criteria  drew flak from the Supreme Court which said that such policies are spoiling the entire education system and future of the country. A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra expressed strong disapproval of […]

    HC grants bail to Chautala to undergo pacemaker implant

    Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala was granted interim bail on Tuesday for six weeks by the Delhi High Court for undergoing pacemaker implant surgery. “In view of the facts and circumstances of the case and considering the medical report of the appellant/applicant, the applicant’s sentence shall be suspended for a period of six […]

    Jessica case: HC to decide fate of hostile witnesses

    More than two years after reserving its verdict, the Delhi High Court will decide on Wednesday whether to prosecute 19 witnesses including Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi on the charge of perjury for turning hostile during the trial of Jessica Lal murder case. A bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and G P Mittal would pronounce […]

    Service tax defaulters may face jail upto 7 yrs

    Non-payment of service tax may attract arrest and imprisonment upto seven years. The Finance Bill 2013, which was passed by Parliament early this month, empowers Revenue Department officials to arrest a person for non-payment of the collected service tax. In addition the defaulter has to pay a penalty which may extend to one lakh rupees. […]

    SIT to seek SC guidance on Kodnani death penalty issue

    After a U-turn by the Gujarat government on the death penalty for former minister Maya Kodnani and nine others, convicted in 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, the SIT has decided to seek Supreme Court’s guidance on the issue. “Very soon, we are going to file an application before the special bench of the Supreme Court […]

    Dutt’s shifting to Pune’s Yervada jail may get delayed by a day

    Bollywood Actor Sanjay Dutt’s shifting to Pune’s Yervada jail may get delayed by a day as jail authorities are yet to get documents from Court on Friday. Sanjay Dutt went back to jail to serve 42 months sentence in the 1993 Bombay blasts case, several hours after he surrendered before a TADA court, abiding by […]

    COMPAT directs cement firms to pay 10% of Rs 6,307-cr penalty

    The Competition Appellate Tribunal has directed cement companies to pay 10 percent of a Rs 6,307-crore penalty imposed on them by fair trade regulator CCI for forming cartel in the sector. Passing an interim order on Friday, a COMPAT bench headed by its Chairman Justice V S Sirpurkar asked 11 cement producers along with their […]

    We can’t interfere in functioning of GoM on CBI autonomy: SC

    The Supreme Court has refused to interfere in the functioning of the GoM examining the issue of CBI’s autonomy and turned down the plea of the agency’s officers for a direction to it to consider parliamentary panel reports on CBI before making its recommendation. A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra on […]

    No arrest for posts on social sites without permission: SC

    Giving a big relief from arbitrary police action on freedom of expression, Supreme Court on Thursday said that no person should be arrested for posting objectionable comments on social networking sites without permission of senior police officials. The apex court, which refused to pass an order for a blanket ban on the arrest of a […]

    HC: PP, IO can interview witnesses before hand in CWG cases

    Modifying a trial court order, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said the Investigating officer and the Public Prosecutor can interview the prosecution witnesses “before hand” in the Commonwealth Games-related graft case involving sacked Organizing Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi. Justice Kailash Gambhir said, “The order is modified to the extent that the duo can interview […]