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Explained: How CJI DY Chandrachud has fared in his first month in office
Explainers

Explained: How CJI DY Chandrachud has fared in his first month in office

Justice DY Chandrachud in his first month in office has made several significant judicial and administrative decisions, including deciding to investigate gay couples' right to marry and ordering the protection of an area in Gyanvapi complex where a'shivling' is said to have been discovered

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur withdraws plea in HC seeking discharge from Malegaon blast case
India

BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur withdraws plea in HC seeking discharge from Malegaon blast case

Pragya Thakur and Kulkarni withdrew their petitions, filed in 2018, as the trial is in its fag end and 289 witnesses have been examined already

Shraddha Walkar murder: High Court dismisses plea seeking transfer of case from Delhi Police to CBI
India

Shraddha Walkar murder: High Court dismisses plea seeking transfer of case from Delhi Police to CBI

The plea alleged that the presence of media and the public in places of recovery amounts to interference with evidence

Morbi Bridge Tragedy: Gujarat HC slams civic body, asks why tender wasn't floated for repair
India

Morbi Bridge Tragedy: Gujarat HC slams civic body, asks why tender wasn't floated for repair

The order noted, “The largesse of the state seems to have been granted without there being any tender floated in this regard"

Man with religious tattoo in hand found unfit for central forces, moves High Court
India

Man with religious tattoo in hand found unfit for central forces, moves High Court

The counsel for the authorities opposed the plea saying that the right arm is the saluting hand and this tattoo was not permissible under the relevant guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs

SEBI orders Brickwork Ratings to cease operations within six months; all you need to know
Business

SEBI orders Brickwork Ratings to cease operations within six months; all you need to know

SEBI also issued an unprecedented order prohibiting the credit rating agency from accepting any new business on the grounds that the agency's operations had frequently failed

Supreme Court rejects Calcutta High Court verdict, grants big relief to Trinamool Congress
India

Supreme Court rejects Calcutta High Court verdict, grants big relief to Trinamool Congress

The Calcutta High Court had ordered to involve the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in this case. Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Swarna Kamal Saha and other TMC leaders had approached the Supreme Court challenging that order

Kerala HC directs state government to take prompt action to prevent disasters during monsoons
India

Kerala HC directs state government to take prompt action to prevent disasters during monsoons

Kerala has witnessed heavy rains since 31 July, and red alert was issued in various districts. The State Disaster Management Authority has said that 21 people lost their lives, while five people went missing

Mathura: Allahabad High Court stays proceedings in trial court in Shri Krishna birthplace case
India

Mathura: Allahabad High Court stays proceedings in trial court in Shri Krishna birthplace case

Justice Salil Kumar Rai passed the order in a petition filed by UP Sunni Central Waqf Board challenging the judgement and order dated 19 May, 2022 passed by the Mathura District Judge

Disproportionate assets case: DK Shivakumar moves High Court against CBI
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Disproportionate assets case: DK Shivakumar moves High Court against CBI

The Income Tax Department conducted a search of Shivakumar's properties in Karnataka and Delhi on 2 August 2017

Supreme Court awards Rs 7.5 lakh compensation to rape convict jailed beyond sentence
India

Supreme Court awards Rs 7.5 lakh compensation to rape convict jailed beyond sentence

The bench said there was absolutely no 'justifiable reason', for the lapse in taking appropriate action to comply with the judgment of the high court and to release the appellant on expiry of the legally permissible period of sentence

Delhi HC issues notice on plea challenging bail to visa scam accused Bhaskar Raman
India

Delhi HC issues notice on plea challenging bail to visa scam accused Bhaskar Raman

The High Court had also said that the incriminating emails were in possession of the agency for 5 years

PIL filed in Bombay High Court against Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde for instigating internal disorder
India

PIL filed in Bombay High Court against Shiv Sena's Eknath Shinde for instigating internal disorder

The PIL sought appropriate action against the rebel leaders for the 'omission of duties and moral wrongs committed, leading to disrespect towards the public rights and good governance'

Delhi riots: HC grants time to leaders to respond to pleas to implead them in proceedings for FIR
India

Delhi riots: HC grants time to leaders to respond to pleas to implead them in proceedings for FIR

Earlier this year, the high court had issued notices to several politicians in the case

HC issues guidelines for quick disposal of criminal cases against politicians
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HC issues guidelines for quick disposal of criminal cases against politicians

Among the 17 guidelines issued by the court, the directions include the implementation of the Witness Protection Scheme to safeguard the lives and interests of complainants

Meghalaya High Court tells state government to file affidavit on implementing Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act
India

Meghalaya High Court tells state government to file affidavit on implementing Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

It also directed the state to also take appropriate measures in terms of the Transport of Animals Rules, 1978 and Rule 125E of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989

High Court questions embargo on repair works in affluent unauthorised colonies like Sainik Farms
India

High Court questions embargo on repair works in affluent unauthorised colonies like Sainik Farms

High Court noted that some of the structures need urgent repairs and may collapse anytime and said there should be some mechanism that may determine if any property is so precariously placed that may fall

Appeal filed in SC against Delhi HC's split verdict on criminalisation of marital rape
India

Appeal filed in SC against Delhi HC's split verdict on criminalisation of marital rape

The petitioners had challenged the constitutionality of the marital rape exception under Section 375 IPC (rape) on grounds that it discriminated against married women who are sexually assaulted by their husbands

How will civilised society survive with illegal structures, asks High Court
India

How will civilised society survive with illegal structures, asks High Court

The Waqf committee was first issued a notice by the SMC on 1 October, 2021, for removal of "illegal construction" on the ground the petitioner was an "unauthorised occupant" of the land

Same-sex marriage: HC takes exception to Centre's affidavit filed with objectionable comments'
India

Same-sex marriage: HC takes exception to Centre's affidavit filed with objectionable comments'

The court said the reply vetted by the counsel be placed on record before the next date of hearing on 24 August