Meghalaya govt. fined by SC for failing to curb illegal mining
Supreme Court on July 3, 2019 decision ruled that Meghalaya state government should pay Rs. 100 crore Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for the restoration of the environment after allowing illegal coal mining in tribal areas of the state. Facts...
Maternity leave of 180 days is petitioner’s right as per Allahabad HC
Allahabad High Court granted petitioner's request and directed District Basic Education Officer, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh to allow petitioner her full six months maternity leave. Facts of the case Petitioner Anshu Rani has been working as Anudeshak since 2013 at Purwa Madhyamik...
SC Bars Lawyer from Practising Over Contempt Of Court
Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 in a Contempt of Court case and held Senior Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara accountable for his actions. He was barred from practising in the Apex Court for a year and was...
SC ruled additional people cannot be tried just because their names came up in a trial
Supreme Court in its recent ruling stated additional accused persons previously not mentioned in the First Information Report (FIR) cannot be brought to trial just because they were named during the course of the trial. The prosecution in this case wanted to...
Supreme Court remits Case to the lower court for a fresh appraisal
Supreme Court in its recent judgment had remitted a case of capital punishment back to Allahabad High Court for reconsideration of the evidence set forth, arguments given by both sides as well as have thorough discussions regarding the decision of capital punishment...
SC ruled transfer is valid if transferor acquires ownership of the sold property at a later date
Supreme Court ruled that even if there was erroneous or fraudulent representation during transfer of title of immovable property it will still hold good provided the transferor has acquired the title at a later date. The judgment was given...
Dance bars of Maharashtra received reprieve from Supreme Court
Last Thursday, January 17, 2019, Supreme Court lifted a 13-year ban on the operation of dance bars in Maharashtra. A 2016 Maharashtra State Act had imposed tough sanctions on hotel owners operating dance bars virtually preventing them from obtaining...
SC declared teachers not eligible for gratuities under the 1972 Act
The Supreme Court ruled in favour of the appellant Institute and declared that the teacher could not be considered as an employee under Section 2(e) of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 and hence he cannot claim gratuity payments from his...
Shashi Tharoor proposes new Women’s Rights Bill in Parliament
In an unprecedented move Congress Party MP, Dr. Shashi Tharoor has proposed a new Bill to the Lok Sabha on Friday, December 28, 2018 in this ongoing winter session. The Bill titled Women's Sexual, Reproductive and Menstrual Rights Bill 2018 recommended more...
Surrogacy Regulation Bill ensues controversy over its regressive legislation
Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2018 first introduced in 2016, passed in the Lok Sabha last week amidst huge uproar and protests and was sent to Rajya Sabha for its approval. This Bill has drawn widespread criticisms because of its regressive approach towards...