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Dance bars get a breather in Maharashtra
The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the operation of Maharashtra Police Act that prohibited dance performances at eating places, beer bars and restaurants.
 
Noting that the said provision was brought back in the Maharashtra Police Act in 2014 after being held ultra vires in 2013 by the top court, the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Prafulla C. Pant said that it is "appropriate to stay the provision" that prohibits the dance performances.
 
However, the court made it clear that the dance performances should not be remotely explicit of any kind of obscenity.
 
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SC relaxes Aadhaar card use on voluntary basis
The Supreme court on Thursday relaxed its earlier order extending use of Aadhaar card on voluntary basis in social welfare scheme MNREGA, old age pension scheme, provident fund and Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana.
 
The apex court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu modified the order on a batch of applications by the central government and its various agencies seeking modification of August 11 order by which the use of Aadhaar card was limited for getting foodgrain and kerosene under PDS and for LPG.
 
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Davidson D

1 year ago

What does it mean on voluntary basis. If a government agency insists on aadhar card, then can it be refused by the cardholder, since the applicability is on voluntary basis. This would create lot of chaos. can anybody throw light on this interpretation.

Relief for ex-telecom secretary in additional spectrum case

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini discharged Ghosh and three telecom firms - Bharti Cellular Ltd, Hutchison Max Telecom Pvt Ltd (Vodafone India Ltd) and Sterling Cellular Ltd (Vodafone Mobile Service Ltd)

 

A special court here on Thursday dropped charges against ex- telecom secretary Shyamal Ghosh and three companies in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case.
 
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini discharged Ghosh and three telecom firms - Bharti Cellular Ltd, Hutchison Max Telecom Pvt Ltd (Vodafone India Ltd) and Sterling Cellular Ltd (Vodafone Mobile Service Ltd).
 
The case relates to the department of telecommunications allocating additional spectrum in a decision taken on January 31, 2002, when the National Democratic Alliance was in power, allegedly resulting in a loss of Rs846 crore to the exchequer.
 
"I find that there is no incriminating material on record against the accused and the accused deserve to be discharged," Special Judge Saini said in a 235-page order.
 
The court observed that the chargesheet filed by the CBI on December 21, 2012 was full of "distorted and fabricated" facts and said, "an attempt has been made to mislead the court".
 
The court also directed the CBI director to conduct inquiry against the erring officials and take action as per law.
 
The court dropped charges dealing with criminal conspiracy and various provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act against Ghosh and the three companies.
 

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