Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicMadras High Court

Topic: Madras High Court

Tussle over tribunals continues, after HC rules only judges or lawyers can be judicial members

Madras HC, in 1 April order, directed central govt to re-frame a provision in Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988, keeping 2010 SC judgment in mind.

Want bail, pledge allegiance to Constitution: How Maoist who absconded got relief from Madras HC

Madras HC directs Sathya Mary to submit an affidavit swearing she does not believe in violence as an ideology & would do nothing to subvert the Constitution.

‘Nothing improbable’ about conversion, says Madras HC, orders CBI probe into girl’s suicide

The court pulled up police for dismissing claims that forced conversion attempts by missionary school had led to Class 12 girl’s suicide, saying allegations needed further investigation.

Madras HC upholds order on winding-up of SpiceJet over $24 million debt, gives time for appeal

Madras HC was hearing an appeal by SpiceJet to set aside a single-judge order to wind up the company and on the appointment of a provisional liquidator.

Not hate speech if stand-up comics poke fun at religion, but it is when evangelists do: Madras HC

Hearing a plea filed by a priest booked for allegedly mocking Hindus, Madras HC draws distinction between those who can seek immunity from criminal prosecution in hate speech cases.

1 court, 1 issue, 2 judges, 2 judgments — How Madras HC created ‘confusion’ over CCTVs in spa

A single-judge bench of Madras HC mandated installation of CCTV cameras in spas, in December. Last week, another single-bench of the HC said right to privacy makes it impermissible.

Why Madras HC ruled ‘fundamental duty to laugh, right to be funny’ deserve to be in Constitution

Court dismissed case against CPI(ML) office-bearer over ‘funny’ Facebook caption, said provisions that penalise preparation to commit a crime must meet higher threshold.

SpiceJet ‘admitted debt liability’, says HC on Credit Suisse winding-up plea. Airline to appeal

Madras HC has ordered winding up of SpiceJet Ltd over non-payment of $24 million in dues to Credit Suisse AG. But order kept in abeyance to allow SpiceJet time to deposit $5 million.

Madras HC orders winding up of SpiceJet over unpaid dues to Swiss company

The airline said the high court has stayed the order for a period of three weeks, subject to the condition that it deposits $5 million within two weeks.

Madras HC restrains Modi govt from taking coercive action under new IT rules

The two-judge bench granted the injunction when a new PIL came up for hearing Monday from Indian Broadcasters & Digital Media Foundation challenging the new IT rules' provisions.

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Ministry of Defence headquarters | Representational image | Commons

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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