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Sucheta Dalal Sucheta Dalal 30 August 2022
It took just nine seconds to blast the 40-storey Supertech twin towers in NOIDA to 80,000 tonnes of rubble in a controlled demolition. A nine-year court battle set the stage for this hugely watched spectacle on a lazy Sunday afternoon on 28th August. Has justice been served? Will the wildly...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday closed the contempt case against advocate Prashant Bhushan in 2009 in connection with an interview to Tehelka magazine, where he claimed several previous chief justices of India were corrupt.   A bench comprising justices Indira Banerjee, Surya Kant, and...

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Moneylife Digital Team 29 August 2022
Among the three institutional sectors, the share of the public sector in gross value added (GVA) or to the national income is less than 20%, while its share in wages is the highest. On the other hand, the share of households in GVA is the largest but is the lowest in terms of wages, shows an...

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A Delhi Court on Monday dismissed the latest bail application of Chitra Ramkrishna, the former CEO-MD of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), who was arrested in a money laundering case in connection with the co-location scam that also involved phone tapping of NSE employees between 2009 and...

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Indira Jaising (The Leaflet) 27 August 2022
Chief Justice N.V. Ramana belonged to a rare species of judges who did what they wanted to do without irritating the executive. He will perhaps be remembered more for his speeches outside the court than any judgments delivered in court. —-   Beginning his term as the Chief Justice...

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Moneylife Digital Team 26 August 2022
For the first time in the Supreme Court, the proceedings of the ceremonial bench in the chief justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana's court started live streaming for all citizens.    On his last working day, chief justice Ramana is sharing the bench with CJI-designate justice UU Lalit and...

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The government on Thursday said it expects 5G services to be rolled out in the country by 12th October and the Centre will make sure that the prices are affordable for the consumers.   Union IT minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that installations are being done and telecom operations are...

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday searched the premises of leading crypto exchange CoinSwitch Kuber for alleged Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) violations.   Coindesk reported, quoting an ED official, that five premises tied to the CoinSwitch Kuber were searched,...

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It was as a seven-year-old growing up in Naigaon that Balasaheb Kad saw the concept of Pani Panchayat transform his drought-prone village into a region of plenty.   "Canal construction, lift irrigation schemes and collective management of water resources benefited many farmers," he...

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Saket Hishikar Saket Hishikar 25 August 2022
Since Reserve Bank of India (RBI) published its discussion paper on climate risk for stakeholder consultation it is somewhat puzzling to notice that other financial regulators have not taken a similar approach to gauge the extent of climate risk in their respective domains. Climate risk,...

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday sought a response from the Gujarat government on a plea challenging the release of 11 men convicted for the gang-rape of Bilkis Bano and multiple murders during the 2002 Gujarat riots, while clarifying that it did not grant permission for remission to the...

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday said the Section 3(2) of the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act 1988 was unconstitutional on the ground of being manifestly arbitrary and the stringent 2016 amendment to the law cannot be applied retrospectively.   A bench, headed by chief justice...

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The bull has sadly left the sand pit before his time, very much at the peak of his prowess. Putting an end to all speculation, legal fraternity sources have revealed that top stockbroker and Big Bull Rakesh Jhunjhunwala has left a will which will provide direction and intent on his heirs and...

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday agreed to examine a plea challenging the remission granted to the 11 who were convicted for the rape and murder in the 2002 Bilkis Bano case.   The plea was mentioned by advocate Aparna Bhat and senior advocate Kapil Sibal before a bench headed by...

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The election commission (EC) on Monday said that entry in the electoral roll should not be deleted over non-submission of Aadhaar.   The Commission reacted following some media reports surrounding the issue. "With reference to stories reported in the media, it may be noted that...

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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to list a plea seeking review of its judgement upholding the enforcement directorate's (ED's) powers in connection with attachment of property involved in money laundering, arrest, search and seizure under the Prevention of Money Laundering...

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Representatives of Big Tech, like Amazon, Google, Netflix and Microsoft, among others, have been summoned by the parliamentary standing committee of finance on Tuesday to depose on the subject of anti-competitive practices by tech entities.   According to official sources, the panel,...

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Vinita Deshmukh Vinita Deshmukh 18 August 2022
Last week, the office of the comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG) tabled in Parliament, the audit report on the preservation and conservation of monuments, which exposes the archaeological survey of India (ASI), known to deny information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act and...

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The Supreme Court was told on Thursday that the central board for direct taxes (CBDT) has accused makers of Dolo-650 tablet of distributing freebies around Rs1,000 crore to doctors as consideration for prescribing the tablet.   Senior advocate Sanjay Parikh, representing Federation of...

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MG Devasahayam (The Leaflet) 16 August 2022
India’s elections are neither free nor fair, and therefore India cannot really be called an “electoral democracy.” It is but natural that international agencies and watchdogs describe India as a part-free nation with its democratic process “on a path of steep decline” that could turn the...

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