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5 years experience a must to be a Supreme Court lawyer: BCI
With the new Certificate of Practice and Renewal Rules issued in 2014, the Bar Council of India (BCI) has stated that an advocate cannot start his/her practice in the Supreme Court unless they have atleast five year practice experience
RBIs strict rules for the Non-Banking Finance Companies
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has tightened the rules for the Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFC) on the systematic working between them and the banks.
RBI accused of rendering non performing assets as unconstitutional
In a new row, the Reserve Bank of India has been dragged to court by several promoters claiming that its prudential norms defy the right to equality under Article 14 of the Constitution of India.
Delhi High Court asks for infrastructure for judges
Delhi High Court has told the government and other agencies to make way for judicial officers in the nation’s capital, New Delhi. The court has ordered the centre and agencies to provide more court space
HC tells govt to spread awareness about Email and SMS scams
The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to take adequate measures for spreading awareness about scams that target people through emails and mobile text messages.
HC asks govt to make sure Medical Services are not disrupted
Stating that denial of medical services for whatsoever reason is a grave violation of basic human rights, the Karnataka High Court has asked the governments, administrations and the medical fraternities
SC constitutes committees to tackle problem of mounting arrears
The Supreme Court of India has reportedly constituted two committees in an attempt to come up with viable measures to solve the problem of mounting arrears both in the apex Court and the High Courts.
Delhi HC questions why govt officials are using private email accounts
The Delhi High Court has asked the government why it was still allowing government officials to use private email accounts, adding that doing so amounts to violation of legal provision.
NGO fined for misusing PIL process
Delhi High Court has snubbed an NGO for misusing the PIL process while seeking action against Delhi Police for its alleged inaction in a rape case.
Court orders father to pay more maintenance to his minor son
In a landmark judgment, the Bombay High Court strongly opposed a businessman father’s attempt to wriggle out of his responsibility to provide the necessary maintenance to his minor son.
Police can lawfully arrest drivers for breath test, says Bombay High Court
The Bombay High Court ruled that drink driving tests conducted by on-duty traffic police on drivers is important and adequate as per existing laws.
SC examining plea by Nirbhaya’s family to treat juvenile serious offenders as adults
The parents of Nirbhaya (not her real name) – the young medical student who was fatally gang raped on December 16 last year by a group of five adults and one minor in the heart of Delhi – appealed to the Supreme Court to change laws so that juveniles are not automatically entitled to softer sentence.
Sahara Group plans to move SC for submitting property papers directly to banks
Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy, on Friday, announced that the company is moving the Supreme Court in order to enable the Sahara India Parivar to submit property documents directly to banks. Existing guidelines make it mandatory for the company to submit all property documents through the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
SC says, bank fraud not just a civil dispute
he Supreme Court of India has set aside a Madras High Court judgment in the case Tamil Nadu Mercantile Bank Ltd vs State. After this decision by the apex court, trial courts are now allowed to proceed with the prosecution of former directors of the bank who allegedly colluded with managers of five different firms to commit fraud against the bank.
Apex Court asks SEBI to be strict with companies that indulge in manipulative practices
The Supreme Court has directed SEBI to act strict against any company that resorts to deceptive and manipulative tactics as part of their business strategy.
Final version of “Delhi Witness Protection Scheme” presented before Delhi High Court
In a bid to ensure safety and security of witnesses from “high-profile” accused, the city government on Wednesday presented before the Delhi High Court its final version of the “Delhi Witness Protection Scheme”.
Delhi HC asks Center to explain its stand on plea for free treatment at AIIMS
Delhi High Court has sought response from the central government, Delhi government and AIIMS on a plea filed by a rickshaw puller who wants free treatment for his 7 year old son – a victim of Gaucher’s disease.
Police must register FIR in cognizable offence, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that police are mandatorily required to register FIR when approached by complainants willing to report a cognizable offence
Adultery can be a reason for granting divorce, says Bombay High Court
The Bombay High Court on Monday upheld a family court verdict granting divorce to a man whose wife failed to produce proof that her second child was the husband’s biological son. The court’s decision came after it had noted how the wife refused to go through a DNA test.
Supreme Court asks for response from DoT on child pornography
The Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Department of Telecom (DoT), seeking a response on how it plans to block porn websites, especially those that promote child sex abuse.
Supreme Court rejects plea to review verdict on convicts in election
In a major setback for the government, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday dismissed its plea to review an earlier verdict holding that jailbirds can not contest elections during their incarceration.