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Long-delayed live-streaming of some cases at Supreme Court to begin today

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Long-delayed live-streaming of some cases at Supreme Court to begin today

In the initial stages, the Supreme Court will begin by streaming proceedings before its constitution benches

Fortis Healthcare shares drop 20% as Supreme Court orders status quo on IHH deal

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Fortis Healthcare shares drop 20% as Supreme Court orders status quo on IHH deal

The verdict further delays the takeover of the embattled hospital chain Fortis Healthcare by Malaysia’s IHH, which has already been pending for over three years.

SCO Summit: All you need to know

MCMINIS

SCO Summit: All you need to know

Jails got more overcrowded last year, 8 in 10 inmates undertrials, report says

LEGAL-TRENDS

Jails got more overcrowded last year, 8 in 10 inmates undertrials, report says

The India Justice Report showed that a large chunk of prisoners belongs to marginalised communities, 25.2 percent are illiterate, and a disproportionate number are Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis.

Explained | What is the role of Competition Commission of India

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Explained | What is the role of Competition Commission of India

What the CCI does has assumed great significance amid rapid growth of technology and e-commerce domains as well as increasing mergers and acquisitions (M&As) across industries.

SC agrees to hear Amazon's plea against CCI suspension of approval to 2019 deal

LEGAL-TRENDS

SC agrees to hear Amazon's plea against CCI suspension of approval to 2019 deal

Amazon has challenged an NCLAT order that upheld CCI's decision to keep in abeyance the approval for Amazon's 2019 investment deal with Future Coupons Pvt Ltd

Agreement reached, SC closes case between Adani Ports and JNPT

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Agreement reached, SC closes case between Adani Ports and JNPT

Adani's disqualification in its bid for Visakhapatnam port shall "not be treated as reason for disqualification for future tenders", the court noted

Explained | What Supreme Court’s order on benami transactions law means

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Explained | What Supreme Court’s order on benami transactions law means

The top court said the provisions that imposed imprisonment for benami transactions and permitted their confiscation were disproportionate and manifestly arbitrary and could not be implemented with retrospective effect.

Streamline case management, push for an alternative to help curb judicial backlog, say experts

LEGAL-TRENDS

Streamline case management, push for an alternative to help curb judicial backlog, say experts

Available data shows that over 41 million cases are pending in the district courts, 5.9 million in the high courts and 71,000 in the Supreme Court. Systemic change is needed to reduce the backlog, experts say.

Delhi HC sets aside arbitral award directing Antrix to pay $560 million to Devas

LEGAL-TRENDS

Delhi HC sets aside arbitral award directing Antrix to pay $560 million to Devas

The high court said that the arbitral award in favour of Devas suffers from patent illegalities and is in conflict with India's public policy.

Who will be the next Chief Justices of India? There's a clear line of succession

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Who will be the next Chief Justices of India? There's a clear line of succession

With the Supreme Court functioning at the strength of 30 judges, including the Chief Justice of India as on August 27, the expected line of succession of coming nine CJIs can be safely ascertained, provided that the rule of seniority is followed.

Pendency, listing of cases an issue, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on last day in office

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Pendency, listing of cases an issue, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on last day in office

NV Ramana took over as the 48th Chief Justice of India in April 2021 and is demitting office after a tenure of 16 months.

Supreme Court raises ceiling for iron ore production in Karnataka

LEGAL-TRENDS

Supreme Court raises ceiling for iron ore production in Karnataka

This comes after a ban on export of iron ore was lifted by the Supreme Court in May this year.

Bilkis Bano Case | SC seeks response from Gujarat government on remission for convicts

LEGAL-TRENDS

Bilkis Bano Case | SC seeks response from Gujarat government on remission for convicts

The 11 convicts in the case who were awarded a life term on gangrape and murder charges were released by the Gujarat government under its 1992 remission policy.

Supreme Court issues notice on petitions seeking review of judgment on money laundering law

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Supreme Court issues notice on petitions seeking review of judgment on money laundering law

The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana observed that prima facie two issues emerging from the judgment require reconsideration

Pegasus Malware | Panel reports says probe inconclusive on use of Pegasus: Supreme Court

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Pegasus Malware | Panel reports says probe inconclusive on use of Pegasus: Supreme Court

The court-appointed technical committee had submitted its report after investigating allegations of snooping on several eminent citizens.

Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp, Facebook appeals against CCI probe

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Delhi HC dismisses WhatsApp, Facebook appeals against CCI probe

The appeal was filed by WhatsApp and Facebook against a single-judge bench order that allowed CCI to probe WhatsApp's 2021 updated privacy policy.

Supreme Court to hear review plea against PMLA judgment on August 25

LEGAL-TRENDS

Supreme Court to hear review plea against PMLA judgment on August 25

A plea seeking review of the Supreme Court's judgment upholding provisions of PMLA was filed in the court within one month from the date of the judgment.

SC refers 'freebies' issue to a three-judge bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud

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SC refers 'freebies' issue to a three-judge bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud

The three-judge bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud will first review the 2013 order passed by the apex court that said the promise of free gifts by political parties wasn't a bribe

Baba Ramdev should not criticise other medicine systems: SC observes on IMA plea

CURRENT-AFFAIRS-TRENDS

Baba Ramdev should not criticise other medicine systems: SC observes on IMA plea

The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana was hearing a petition filed by the Indian Medical Association against Baba Ramdev's "smear campaign" against the vaccination drive during the pandemic

Supreme Court says issue concerning freebies is important, requires debate

INDIA

Supreme Court says issue concerning freebies is important, requires debate

The Supreme Court has addressed the complexity of the freebies case and mentioned that there's a need to draw a line between welfare schemes and other electoral promises by contesting parties.

AIFF suspension| SC dissolves CoA, Indian football body election put off by a week

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AIFF suspension| SC dissolves CoA, Indian football body election put off by a week

The Supreme Court expressed hope that the order will lead to FIFA ending AIFF's suspension that bars Indian teams from international games and has also put a question mark over India hosting the U-17 women's world cup

Explained: What is the Lok Adalat system?

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Explained: What is the Lok Adalat system?

It is an alternative dispute resolution system outside of the courts, that is quick and free of lawyers and court fees. Its awards have the force of law.

Delhi High Court to hear case on levy of service charge by restaurants on August 31

LEGAL-TRENDS

Delhi High Court to hear case on levy of service charge by restaurants on August 31

The single-judge order had allowed restaurants to continue charging service charge on food bills albeit with a caveat that the restaurants would prominently mention the same for the benefit of the consumers.

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