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Kejriwal used abusive words far worse than 'Crook': Ram Jethmalani in letter to Jaitley
Defamation Drama
28.07.17 - TEAM PT

Days after quitting as Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's counsel in the defamation cases filed against him by Union minister Arun Jaitley, senior advocate Ram Jethmalani has fired a fresh salvo at his erstwhile client, saying the CM has asked him to use abusive words ...
  


SC directs all HCs to install cameras in Distt Courts on experimental basis
28.03.17 - team pt

NEW DELHI: In a fresh bid to ensure judicial accountability, the Supreme Court has decided to test the waters for allowing cameras in court rooms.

A bench comprising justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and U.U. Lalit directed all 24 high courts to install cameras in at least ...
  


Aadhaar Not Mandatory For Social Schemes: Supreme Court
27.03.17 - team pt

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the government and its agencies for extending benefits of social welfare schemes. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chandrachud and S K ...
  


Kejriwal put on trial in defamation case filed by Arun Jaitley, hearing from May 20
25.03.17 - TEAM PT

The Delhi Patiala House Court has given a big blow to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by putting him on a trial in the defamation case against the current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He will now have to justify his comments on Arun Jaitley and ...
  


Justice CS Karnan rejects 'demeaning' SC warrant against him
17.03.17 - TEAM PT

Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan has "refused” to accept the bailable warrant issued against him by the Supreme Court in a suo motu contempt of court order. On Friday, a team of police officials led by the State’s Director General of Police (DGP) Surajit ...
  


SC issues arrest warrant against Calcutta HC judge C.S. Karnan
10.03.17 - Apurva Vishwanath*

The Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable arrest warrant against justice C.S. Karnan, a sitting judge of the Calcutta high court, after he failed to personally appear before the apex court for the second time in a contempt case against him.

According to livemint.com,  a ...
  


No need to stand up when National Anthem is played in films: SC
14.02.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today clarified that the audience need not stand when the National Anthem is played as a part of the storyline of a film, newsreel or documentary.
 
A Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and R. Banumathi made this clear after one of the petitioners ...
  


Courts Lying Vacant: CJI TS Thakur Slams Modi Government, on appointment of HC judges
26.11.16 - TEAM PT

Chief Justice of India TS Thakur has lambasted the Centre over the huge vacancies in the higher judiciary. Justice Thakur said, "Today 500 judges' posts are vacant in high courts. Today we have vacant court room but no judges."
 
"There are around 500 vacancies in High ...
  


SC raps Centre over delay in appointing judges to high courts
28.10.16 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court on Friday rapped the government for not appointing judges despite recommendations made by the collegium in this regard.

"There should not be a deadlock in appointment of judges. You (Centre) cannot bring the institution to a grinding halt," said the top court hearing ...
  


Major setback to Kejriwal as HC dismisses plea to dismiss defamation case
19.10.16 - TEAM PT

In an another embarrassment to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal, a Delhi court on Wednesday rejected the plea to dismiss the defamation case filed against him and other party leaders by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
 
"No illegality or question of ...
  


Patna HC cancels Bihar govt’s prohibition law, terms it ‘illegal’
30.09.16 - team pt

Now one can enjoy his drinks in Bihar at his leisure as in a major blow to Nitish Kumar-led government, the Patna High Court on Friday struck down the state's Prohibition of Liquor Act. The court termed the act as 'illegal', reported ANI.
 
The Bihar Prohibition ...
  


Aishwarya is not my son, claims Jaidev Thackeray in High Court
20.07.16 - team pt

The war over Bal Thackeray's will got murkier today with Jaidev Thackeray, son of the late Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, claiming in the Bombay High Court that Aishwarya Thackeray, the son from his former wife Smita, was not his child.
 
According to a Firstpost report, ...
  


Blow to NaMo govt; SC reinstates Congress govt in Arunachal Pradesh
13.07.16 - team pt

 Major blow for BJP government as 5-judge bench overturns governor's orders; current CM Kalikho Pul to file a review petition.
 
In what is yet another landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Wednesday restored the Nabam Tuki-led Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and quashed Governor Jyoti Prasad ...
  


Interim Stay on Quota For Jats In Haryana By High Court
26.05.16 - team pt

The Haryana High Court has put an interim stay on the reservations for Jats in government jobs and educational institutes granted by the state after a massive agitation by the community in February.

At least 30 people were killed and over 320 injured during the violent ...
  


Freedom of Speech is Not an Absolute Right; SC retains defamation law
13.05.16 - pt team

The Supreme Court today upheld the constitutional validity of penal provisions on defamation law, observing that the right to freedom of speech is "not an absolute right".
 
Noting that it is "extremely difficult to accept that criminal defamation has a chilling effect on freedom of speech ...
  


SC stays Uttarakhand HC order of lifting President's Rule till 27
22.04.16 - pt team

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed till April 27 the judgement of the Uttarakhand High Court quashing the imposition of President's rule, giving a new turn to the continuing political drama in the state by restoring the Central rule in Uttarakhand.
 
Before passing a brief order, ...
  


'No objection, My Lord'! 15 Judges sacked for “doubtful integrity”, “negligence” and “poor performance”
22.04.16 - pt team

Full Court of Allahabad High Court has reportedly punished 15 Judicial Officers of Uttar Pradesh with compulsory retirement for "doubtful integrity”, "negligence” and "poor performance”.
 
The meeting, conducted on April 14, and presided over by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud divested twelve Additional Judges and three Additional ...
  


High court revives Harish Rawat govt, asks him to prove his majority on 29: Centre to move SC
21.04.16 - pt team

The Uttarakhand high court on Thursday struck down the central government decision to impose President’s rule in the state and ordered a fresh floor test on 29 April.

The court also ordered restoration of status quo as on date of proclamation of President’s rule and revival ...
  


Under which law police ‘detained’ the girl: asks High Court
16.04.16 - pt team

Srinagar: The Jammu & Kashmir high court on Saturday directed the police to cite the law under which they have detained the girl, who was allegedly molested by a soldier in Handwara on Tuesday which led to violent protests resulting in the death of five ...
  


Sedition accused Kanhaiya Kumar has no right to make comment on tragedies of Sikhs: GK
29.03.16 - PT team

The decision of Government of India to scrap names of 36 Sikhs from the black list and directions of the Delhi High Court a rethinking on Santa Banta movie was welcomed by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Shiromani Akali Dal today.Manjit Singh ...
  



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