Month: April 2018

Madras High Court transfers gutkha scam case to CBI

Source – In a major set back to the Tamil Nadu government, the Madras High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the multi-crore gutkha scam, in which state Health Minister C Vijaya Baskar, DGP T K Rajendran and former Chennai police commissioner S George are named as accused. Transferring the probe to

Trump’s travel ban faces US Supreme Court showdown

Source – WASHINGTON: The first big showdown at the US Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies is set for Wednesday when the justices hear a challenge to the lawfulness of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. The case represents a test of the limits of presidential power. Trump’s policy, announced in September, blocks

In a first, Modi govt changes collegium’s recommendation on HC judge’s appointment

Source – New Delhi: For possibly the first time since the collegium system was introduced, the Centre has unilaterally amended the recommendation of the judicial appointments body to apply its own writ, considered a violation of settled law and procedure. Last month, the Supreme Court collegium had recommended that Punjab and Haryana High Court additional judge

SC to revisit its order diluting IPC section on abused wives

Source – NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court agreed with senior advocate Indira Jaising on Friday for a comprehensive relook into its earlier judgment diluting the stringency of Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code that many believed was abused by some women to wreak vengeance on estranged husbands and in-laws. Taking into account instances of such abuse, a bench