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The Supreme Court has been informed that a total of 151 cases are pending against sitting and former MPs/MLAs in special CBI courts across the country, and as many as 58 cases are punishable with life imprisonment. However, in nearly one-third of the cases, the trial is moving at snail's pace...

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Quaid Najmi (IANS) 24 August 2021
In an unprecedented development in the state's political history, the Maharashtra police on Tuesday afternoon arrested Union minister Narayan Rane for his 'slap slur' remark against chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, as an aggressive Shiv Sena protested vociferously all over the...

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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 24 August 2021
It is only in India that a whistle-blower and a crusader, whose honesty, integrity and brilliance has saved the country billions of dollars, would be demonised when alive and recognised as the ‘father of infrastructure’ when he is no more.    The people of India, who are the biggest...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 August 2021
The union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has issued guidelines to all states and union territories (UTs) for the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in all police stations.     Last month, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Nityanand Rai, the minister of state...

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In a big operation, the Mumbai Police and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation busted five allegedly bogus 'senior' doctors operating in the sprawling slums of Govandi-Shivajinagar areas of north-east Mumbai, officials said here on Thursday.   Following a reliable tipoff, police...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 August 2021
The government is all set to notify rules on road tax reduction on a new vehicle purchased after scrapping an old one while making it mandatory for the state governments to implement them.   During a press conference on Tuesday, Union minister for road transport and highways, Nitin...

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In a big development, the Supreme Court on Wednesday passed an interim order allowing women to take the admission exam to National Defence Academy (NDA) where only men can join.   Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, representing the Centre, argued that it is a policy...

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Ending the nearly two-year long deadlock, Supreme Court collegium headed by chief justice NV Ramana and comprising four senior most judges is learnt to have recommended nine names for appointment to the top court. Supreme Court judge Justice Navin Sinha is set to retire on Wednesday, which...

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Five days after it filed a charge-sheet against former Maharashtra MLA (member of legislative assembly) Vivekanand Shankar Patil and the Karnala Nagari Sahakari Bank Ltd in connection with an Rs560-crore money-laundering probe, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday said that it has...

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India has got a composite 'Financial Inclusion Index' (FI- Index) to capture the extent of financial inclusion across the country.   Accordingly, the Reserve Bank of India has constructed a composite FI-Index which was announced in the 'Statement on Developmental and Regulatory...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Centre on the petitions seeking probe into alleged use of Pegasus to snoop on civilians. The top court told the Centre it expected a comprehensive reply in the matter; however, the government filed a 2-page limited affidavit.   A...

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The Supreme Court on Monday granted four weeks more to the Centre to frame guidelines in connection with payment of ex-gratia to dependents of those who succumbed to Covid.   A bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah asked Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati whether...

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The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to bring on record a detailed affidavit addressing the contentions of petitioners, whether the government bought Pegasus or used it, or if it wasn't used at all.   The Centre had informed the top court that to dispel any wrong narrative...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 August 2021
The Bombay High Court has stayed Rule 9(1) and 9(3) of the new Information Technology Rules, 2021 for digital media. This deals with the adherence to a code of ethics prescribed in the Rules; the High Court said that the requirements violated freedom of speech under Article 19 of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 August 2021
The unprovoked outburst by the Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal wherein he called India Inc's business practices as being against national interests, has left corporates baffled. While the corporates may be feeling 'helpless' since even the Confederation of India Industry...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 August 2021
India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 52-crore mark and until now the Union government has provided more than 54.04 crore vaccine doses provided to states and union territories (UTs). At the current rate of vaccination, India would reach a critical mass of 70% fully...

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Indira Jaising (The Leaflet) 14 August 2021
Much has been and will be written about Justice Rohinton F. Nariman, who retires from the Supreme Court today.    Justice Nariman stepped into history on July 7, 2014, as the first judge to be appointed under the current National Democratic Alliance government, which assumed power on...

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday observed that various tribunals orders have large watermarks, making reading them difficult and the Court's e-committee will be contacting tribunals to ensure that such watermarks are removed from order copies.   A bench headed by Justice DY...

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Anand Grover (The Leaflet) 13 August 2021
On the eve of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman’s retirement from the Supreme Court, ANAND GROVER writes a tribute to his professionalism as a judge and his commitment to Constitutional values, explaining why, in his eyes, Justice Nariman is the perfect judge.   JUSTICE Rohinton Fali...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 12 August 2021
The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) is witnessing a pandemonium with the Union government, which is asking some members of Parliament (MPs) to submit proposals, while not releasing funds for works in constituencies of those who are repeatedly sending request...

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