HC stays Centre notification on commercial rights of ships

The Delhi High Court has stayed a Central government notification under the ‘Make in India’ programme under which an Indian-built ship gets commercial rights higher than an Indian flag vessel in securing Indian business. The Court said that the Merchant Shipping Act 1958 under which the notification was issued was not concerned with the place… Continue reading HC stays Centre notification on commercial rights of ships

Bombay HC upholds death penalty clause for repeat offenders in rape cases

The Bombay High Court (HC) has upheld the constitutional validity of Section 376E of the Indian Penal Code(IPC). This ruling came on a petition filed by three convicts in the Shakti Mill gangrape case challenging Constitutional validity of the legal provisions under which they were sentenced to death in 2014. Section 376E was added by… Continue reading Bombay HC upholds death penalty clause for repeat offenders in rape cases

CAT can exercise same powers as HC

The Delhi High Court has ruled that the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) can exercise the same jurisdiction and powers as a High Court in respect of its contempt proceedings. The case relates to the contempt case registered on the basis of a reference received by the Registrar General,Delhi High Court against a Supreme Court lawyer.… Continue reading CAT can exercise same powers as HC

HC: United Nations not a State under Article 12

The Delhi High Court has ruled that United Nations(UN) is not a State within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution of India and is not amenable to the jurisdiction of the Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. The judgment was passed on a petition concerning the immunity enjoyed by the… Continue reading HC: United Nations not a State under Article 12

Collegium recommends names for appointment as chief justices of 4 HCs

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the names of four High Court Judges for their appointment as Chief Justices of the High Courts of Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana. Collegium system in India is the system by which the judges are appointed by the judges only also referred to as Judges-selecting- Judges.It is… Continue reading Collegium recommends names for appointment as chief justices of 4 HCs

SC restrains HC from appointing civil judges

The Supreme Court has directed the Punjab and Haryana High Court Registry not to appoint any civil judge in Haryana without its nod.The court has also summoned the Registrar General with all the selection records pertaining to the exams held to fill 107 posts in lower judiciary. This direction came on a plea filed by… Continue reading SC restrains HC from appointing civil judges

Madras High Court bats for extending legal abortion period upto 24 weeks

The Madras High Court has issued notices to the Centre and the state government seeking their response on extending the period for termination of pregnancy from 20 weeks to 24 weeks. The court had taken suo motu cognisance of a report by the World Health Organisation and a March of Dimes,non-profit organisation.They have has said… Continue reading Madras High Court bats for extending legal abortion period upto 24 weeks

No input tax credit if GST returns not filed, says HC

The Telangana high court has ruled that no input tax credit will be available unless GST(Goods and Services Tax) returns are filed.The court has also said that the taxpayer is liable to pay a penalty on the total liability. The ruling came after a company had delayed filing the GST returns.The tax authorities demanded 18%… Continue reading No input tax credit if GST returns not filed, says HC

Madras High Court upholds President’s decision to cancel Vellore poll

The Madras High Court has upheld the Election Commission’s decision of cancelling polling in Vellore Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu. Earlier,the President had cancelled polling in Vellore.This decision was taken after the Election Commission had recommended to the President that elections in Vellore be cancelled citing the suspected use of money power to influence… Continue reading Madras High Court upholds President’s decision to cancel Vellore poll

CCS to decide on dual control over Assam Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs has informed the Delhi High Court that it, along with the Ministry of Defence will abide by the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Security(CCS) on the dual control over Assam Rifles. Earlier,the Delhi High Court had sought the response of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on a plea… Continue reading CCS to decide on dual control over Assam Rifles