Monthly Archives: February 2013

Recognize ‘mediation’ as an effective alternative in matrimonial cases: SC

Recognizing “mediation” as an effective method of alternative dispute resolution in matrimonial matters, the Supreme Court of India (in a very important ruling), held that even though offence punishable under Section 498-A of the IPC is not compoundable, in appropriate … Continue reading

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Depositions of complainant/witnesses recorded under Chapter XV of the CrPC would not constitute evidence for framing charges: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the depositions of the complainant and his witnesses recorded under Chapter XV of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 before cognizance is taken by the Magistrate would not constitute evidence for the Magistrate … Continue reading

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High Court can invoke its powers u/A 226 of Constitution to quash selection and appointment of Chairman SPSC: SC

Holding that the post of Chairman State Public Service Commission is constitutional in nature, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the High Court can invoke its wide and extra-ordinary powers in exceptional circumstances under Article 226 of the Constitution … Continue reading

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CCI slaps penalty of INR 52 crores ($10.4 million) on BCCI

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) slapped a penalty of INR 52 crores ($10.4 million) on Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) for the abuse of its dominant position. The Commission said “BCCI’s economic power is enormous as … Continue reading

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US files dispute against India on solar panel products

The United States, yesterday, notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with India on certain measures of India relating to domestic content requirements under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (NSM) for solar cells and solar modules. The … Continue reading

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Aaj Tak fined INR 5 lakh for ‘detailed’ reporting: DHC

India’s No. 1 news channel Aaj Tak paid a price of INR 5 lakh for their ‘detailed’ reporting of a story related to sexual abuse of a minor girl by her father in 2005. Girl’s mother approached the court as … Continue reading

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Award of reinstatement not proper in case of temporary worker: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that in case of wrongful termination of a daily wager, who had worked for a short period, the award of reinstatement cannot be said to be proper relief and rather award of compensation in … Continue reading

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