Month: June 2019

Protests Becoming Full-time Profession in Tamil Nadu’: Madras High Court Flags Concern ,

Source: Chennai: The Madras High Court Friday orally observed agitations were becoming a full-time profession in Tamil Nadu and wondered how the state economy will prosper if any and every development project was opposed. Justice Anand Venkatesh made the observations while posting to July 1 a petition by Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) founder

High Courts withdraw relief to 27 compulsorily retired tax officials

Source: Two high courts have refused to give relief to tax officials compulsorily retired by the government on serious charges of misconduct. Earlier this month, the government had invoked Section 56(j) of Fundamental Rules to compulsorily retire 15 officials dealing with indirect taxes and 12 officials of the income tax department over allegations of

Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict on NRI quota may benefit GMCH-32

Source: Punjab and Haryana High Court’s verdict upholding the decision of Punjab government to narrow down the NRI category in medical college admissions is likely to have an impact on the petitions challenging a Sector-32 Government Medical College and Hospital’s decision to confine the NRI quota to only those candidates whose parents or grandparents

Sacking of IRS official: Calcutta HC sets aside CAT order

Source: Vindicating the central government’s stance, the Calcutta High Court on Friday nullified the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT)’s Kolkata Bench, terming it as ‘usurpation of jurisdiction’. The CAT order on Wednesday had stayed the ‘compulsory retirement’ handed to an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) official under Section 56(j) of fundamental rules. The

Over 1 lakh criminal cases including those of terrorism, rapes pending in J&K courts

Source: JAMMU, June 28: Over one lakh criminal cases including those relating to terrorism, juvenile terrorism and rapes are pending in the High Court and Subordinate Courts of Jammu and Kashmir and shortage of Judges particularly at the top level in the judiciary is creating hurdles in ensuring speedy disposal of the same. This

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution on goods used for capital punishment, torture

Source: India has abstained from voting on a General Assembly resolution aimed at examining options to end trade in goods used for capital punishment and torture, saying it is unacceptable to place death penalty on par with torture. The 193-member UN General Assembly Friday adopted the resolution ‘Towards torture-free trade: examining the feasibility, scope

Chhattisgarh High Court’s extraordinary order to stay police probe into BJP MLA’s murder leaves everyone puzzled

Source: In an extraordinary development, the Chhattisgarh High Court has stayed the investigation into the death of a BJP MLA, who was killed in a Maoist attack in April this year. Since the victim is a BJP MLA, the National Investigation Agency had decided to take control of the investigation. The state government had