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Legal Updates

#LegalUpdates

26 May , 2016  

May 26, 2016 #NEET: NEET ordinance has been challenged in Supreme Court: A petition by whistle blower Anand Rai & medical student Sanjeev Saxena has been filed in apex court, challenging the ordinance on Common Medical Test, which was recently approved by the President. May 25, 2016 #NorthKorea: North Korea challenges United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon to […]

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Editorial

Letter From The Editor:- Uttarakhand: JUDICIAL SHOCK AND AWE

14 May , 2016  

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the ruling party’s most prominent national face after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Amit Shah, and arguably also its most polished and articulate parliamentarian, is disappointed at the way the political scenario has been unraveling in the two years since his party has been in power. This was strikingly evident […]

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Legal

Punjab and Haryana High Court pulls up Centre and NCRB over CNG Pipeline

26 May , 2016  

Punjab and Haryana High Court has slammed the centre and the National Gas Regulatory Board (NCRB) for going slow on the construction of CNG filling stations in three cities of Punjab, and taking it easy. The bench dealing with the case summoned NCRB’s representative for the next hearing on May 28, 2016. The NCRB had […]

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Legal

Italian marine to return home on SC orders, but with conditions

26 May , 2016  

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Italian marine, Salvatore Girone, one of the accused in the killing of two Kerala fishermen in 2012, to return home, albeit with few conditions. The apex court wanted him to surrender his passport once he reached Italy, report to a designated police station every month and follow the instructions […]

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States

New Assam CM takes a call on multiple toll gates

26 May , 2016  

Hardly had Sonowal taken oath of office when he convened that the first meeting of his council of ministers within 24 hours. Several important decisions were taken at the meeting, which was held at the Brahmaputra State Guest House at Kharghuli on Wednesday. The agenda  included abolition of all check-gates that have become hubs of […]

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Supreme Court

Former MLA from Tamil Nadu, Bader Sayeed, files a fresh plea on triple-talaq in SC

25 May , 2016  

A former MLA from Tamil Nadu, Bader Sayeed, has filed a fresh plea in the Supreme Court asking to declare triple-talaq unconstitutional. According to Sayeed the system provides all the rights to men to exercise the power of divorce  She says that triple-talaq is against the rights of women and has asked the SC to […]

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Smart City

States

Shillong misses smart city bus yet again: Is politics the deciding factor?

25 May , 2016  

Shillong the capital of Meghalaya did not qualify to be in the smart city bandwagon of the NDA Government.  On Tuesday a list of other 13 cities for  the implementation of the ambitious smart city plan was brought out. Interestingly, Imphal and Agartala are among the selected state capitals, perhaps with an eye on the […]

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Politics

Sonowal takes oath as first BJP CM: His list of to-do’s a daunting one

25 May , 2016  

Sarbananda Sonowal’s swearing in ceremony was a grand affair with BJP supporters coming in from different parts of the state. Sonowal is the first BJP chief minister of Assam and the first tribal CM of the state. He belong to the Sonowal-Kachari tribe. It was a mammoth gathering and a show of strength for the […]

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Big Story

Supreme Court dismisses petition on 100% cut of water supply to the liquor companies in Maharashtra

25 May , 2016  

Supreme Court quashed the petition for cutting 100% water supply to liquor companies, filed by Maharashtra based activist Sanjay Kale. The bench led by Prafulla C Pant and DY Chandrachud said it is matter of policy and governance and the decision should be taken by them. Sanjay Kale brought the petition to Supreme Court from […]

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States

ULFA (I) decries land allocation to Ramdev in Bodo Territorial Council

25 May , 2016  

The allocation of land to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev in the Bodo Territorial Council (BTC) area has irked the  ULFA  (I) (led by Paresh Baruah). The outfit said allocation of land by the BTC to yoga practitioner Ramdev is an anti-Assam move. Ramdev is known to be a close associate of the BJP. In a statement released to the media, […]

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Big Story

President of India Approves NEET Ordinance; State Board Students Exempted From July 24th Common Medical Test

25 May , 2016  

Union Health Minister, JP Nadda held a press conference to declare that President Pranab Mukherjee has given green signal for NEET ordinance. The Minister said “all the private institutions and medical colleges will come under the ambit of NEET”. Although, for this year under-graduate course has been exempted from NEET whereas, post-graduate course examination will […]

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Exclusive

16th century gold-headgear of elephants being melted by temple, just for getting gold; petitioner asked Court to stop it

24 May , 2016  

Supreme Court passed an order on a petition to save melting of gold jewelleries used to festoon the elephants on the special occasions in Kerala’s Kochi temple. The apex court stayed the order by temple administration and issued a show cause notice on the move. The petition was filed by Kochi’s royal family in the […]

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Legal Eye

Supreme Court to hear bail plea of Italian marine

24 May , 2016  

Supreme Court has accepted the hearing of bail plea filed by Italian marine Salvatore Girone, one of the accused of killing of two fishermen in 2012. Salvatore had asked for bail and permission to go back to his country. According to the petitioner, the issue is pending in front of Permanent Court of Tribunal and […]

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States

“The sealing of borders with Bangladesh will get top priority,” Sonowal

23 May , 2016  

BY Patricia Mukhim The new BJP-led government in Assam will give top priority to finding a permanent solution to the problem of infiltration of illegal migrants from Bangladesh into the north-eastern state, BJP leader Sarbanand Sonowal has said. “The sealing of borders with Bangladesh will get top priority,” Sonowal, who was elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, said in […]

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States

With Eyes on North East, PM Modi to be at Polo Ground, Shillong

23 May , 2016  

BY Patricia Mukhim The State Government of Meghalaya has organised a public reception for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his maiden visit to Meghalaya. The PM will address the audience at the civic reception to be organised by the State government at the 3rd Ground, Polo, on May 27 at 3 PM. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister […]

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Courts

9 Judge Constitution Bench Setup to examine the validity of separate entry taxes

23 May , 2016  

The Supreme Court has decided to set up a 9 Judge Constitution Bench to examine the validity of separate entry taxes on goods, mandated by statutes by various state governments in M/s Vedanta Aluminium Ltd v State of Orissa and others in SLP (Civil) 33923/2012 n other connected matters from the week commencing 18th July, […]

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