The Supreme Court today condemned the rise of mob violence and lynching in India, while advocating for a separate law to tackle the issue. While the Centre contemplates on framing a legislation in line with the Court’s directions, the three-judge Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud has passed a slew of guidelines to . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all Bar & Bench reports […]

The Supreme Court today set the date for next hearing in the Lokpal matter for after the meeting of the Selection Committee scheduled on July 19. The Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi, R Banumathi, and Navin Sinha was hearing the PIL in Common Cause v. Union of India. The Court today refrained from passing any directions in the matter, in light of the scheduled meeting of the Selection Committee on July 19. The . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles […]

The Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing of the plea for anticipatory bail filed by two priests implicated in the Kerala Church rape case till Thursday, July 19. The Bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan adjourned the hearing on the grounds that the case needs to be heard at length. Justice Sikri, in an oral observation, said to . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to […]

The Supreme Court today urged the Parliament to enact a separate law to deal with the lynching. A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY  Chandrachud also passed a slew of directions to be implemented by the States and Central government to ensure that law and order is maintained and people are prevented from taking the law into their hands. Citizens cannot take the law into their hands or become

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court is set to commence hearing in the case relating to the ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple. The case will be heard by a Bench presided by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and comprising Justices Rohinton Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra. But how did the case reach the Supreme Court and came to be listed before a Constitution Bench? What are the issues that the Supreme . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited […]

The hearing in the case pertaining to attendance row in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) witnessed a gripping hearing in Delhi High Court today. The hearing before Justice Siddharth Mridul saw a heated exchange of words between Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for petitioners and ASG Aman Lekhi with the Bench eventually taking objection to Lekhi’s statements made towards the end of the hearing. The case is a writ petition filed by four chairpersons and one Dean . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access […]

News portal The Wire and journalist Rohini Singh today made it clear that they will not apologise in the criminal defamation case filed by Jay Shah, son of BJP President Amit Shah. Jay Shah has filed a criminal defamation case for the article published by The Wire on October 8 last year alleging impropriety in the dealings of Jay Shah. Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, appearing for The Wire before a Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: […]

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has constituted a 10 Member Committee,  for reviewing the penal provisions under the Companies Act, 2013. All offences under the Companies Act are criminal offences. The review will involve an examination for the ‘de-criminalisation’ of certain offences. The Committee will be headed by the Secretary of MCA, Injeti Srinivas. It also consists of members of the legal community including Shardul Shroff of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas, Ajay Bahl from AZB &amp . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to […]

In response to a writ petition, the Calcutta High Court has clarified its stance on the applicability of the Doctrine of merger vis-a-vis the Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction. Justice Shekhar B. Saraf of the Calcutta High Court held that once a Special Leave Petition is admitted and converted into an appeal by the Supreme Court, any order passed in the appeal would attract the Doctrine of merger irrespective of the fact that the order is of . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited […]

US private equity firm TA Associates has acquired a significant minority stake in Prudent Corporate Advisory Services, an Ahmedabad-based independent distributor of mutual funds in a deal worth $40 million, reported ET. DSK Legal advised  TA Associates with a team led by Partner Satish Kishanchandani, along with Pritha Jha, Sanket Jain, and Taskeen Hamid.

Is the permission of the Union government necessary for registration of an FIR against Army personnel in Jammu & Kashmir? The Supreme Court will decide this issue, which involves interpretation of Section 7 of  Armed Forces (Jammu & Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 (AFSPA). A Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud was hearing a petition filed by the father of Major Aditya Kumar, challenging initiation of criminal proceedings against his son for the death of stone . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium […]

The Supreme Court today disposed of the petition filed by the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) seeking that the media room at the Kerala High Court be opened. A Bench of Justices UU Lalit and AM Sapre took note of the submissions made by the intervenor, Kerala High Court Advocates Association (KHCAA), that similar petitions with identical reliefs were pending in the Kerala High Court. A Full Bench of the High Court had referred the matter to a five-judge Bench.

In the wake of the alleged incident of rape at Saket district court, Delhi High Court Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal today called for a meeting of High Court and district court judges. As reported earlier, a woman lawyer had filed a police complaint stating that the accused, advocate PK Lal, was in an inebriated condition when he sexually assaulted her in his chamber in Delhi . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access […]

Veritas Legal has promoted Vineet Nalawalla as a Partner to lead the Real Estate practice for the firm. This takes the total number of partners at the firm to seven. The other partners are Abhijit Joshi, Nandish Vyas, Rahul Dwarkadas, Zubin Mehta, Tushar Raut and Kunal Doshi. Vineet Nalawalla is a graduate of Government Law College, Mumbai. He started his career in 2008 and has been a part of Kanga & Co and Dhaval Vassonji & Associates prior to joining Veritas . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: […]

The PIL seeking a ban on raising and hoisting green flags sporting a crescent moon and a star was heard by the Supreme Court today. Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board Syed Waseem Rizvi had filed this PIL through Senior Counsel SP Singh. The matter was heard today by a Bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan. The ban has been sought by the petitioner on the grounds that the said flag resembles the flag . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited […]

The Supreme Court today said that all the objections relating to bar council elections across various states should be heard expeditiously. The Bench of Justice Rohinton Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra passed this order today while hearing the case of Ajayinder Sangwan v. Bar Council of Delhi. As far as the results of the Bar Council of Delhi elections is concerned, the Court has made it clear that the objections raised against the same ought to be . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited […]

UDG Healthcare, a Dublin based leading international healthcare services provider has acquired SmartAnalyst Inc, a US-based strategic consulting and analytics business focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech sector for $24 million. SmartAnalyst was founded in 2001 and has 135 employees based across operations in New York, London and Gurgaon, India. Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan represented UDG Healthcare plc for the India leg of the transaction with a team headed by Executive Partner & Corporate M&A Head Shafaq Uraizee . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of […]

The Friday group, an academic group of Supreme Court lawyers, completed three years of its existence on July 10. A celebratory function was held on Friday, July 13 to mark the occasion. Justice Indu Malhotra presided over the same. The Friday Group is a “continuing legal education initiative” for Supreme Court Lawyers. It was started on July 10, 2015, with Advocate G Seshagiri Rao at the helm managing its affairs. The group is active on Whatsapp and meets every Friday at the Supreme Court with a Senior Advocate or . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium […]

A woman lawyer has filed a complaint of rape against a senior lawyer, reports NDTV. In her statement to the police, the woman has stated that the accused, advocate PK Lal who was in an inebriated condition, sexually assaulted her in his chamber in Delhi’s Saket District Court complex. A medical examination was conducted and the chamber where the rape allegedly . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to […]

The Calcutta High Court recently reiterated that compassionate appointment to government posts cannot be claimed as a matter of right. Rather, it serves as an exception to Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution, to alleviate the immediate financial burden arising due to the death of the employee for his/her family. As such, statutory rules meant to guide the scheme of compassionate appointments must be strictly complied with. Justice Shekhar B Saraf clarified this position while disposing of a writ . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: […]

National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore graduate Ali Hussain has narrowly missed out on the opportunity to be the Maldivian opposition coalition’s Vice-Presidential candidate. Ali, who joined NLSIU in 2002, is a Member of the Majlis (Parliament). He was elected on a Jumhooree Party (JP) ticket. JP is the second largest party in an opposition coalition led by former President Mohammed Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). As per their pre-poll agreement . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns […]

Trilegal has today appointed Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha as Partners in its Asset Management and Funds Practice taking the total partner strength to 44. On July 9, we had reported that Ganesh Rao and Aditya Jha are leaving AZB & Partners to join Trilegal. Nishant Parikh, Trilegal Partner, comments “We are excited about Ganesh and Aditya joining the . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all […]

Kerala priest, Father Sony Varghese accused of raping a 34-year old woman has moved the Supreme Court for anticipatory bail. In a petition filed through advocate A Karthik, Father Varghese (appellant) has challenged the order of the Kerala High Court which had denied three priests including the appellant, anticipatory bail. The appellant belonging to Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church has been accused of having committed offences punishable under Sections 376, 354, 354A, 506(i) of the IPC.

A trademark dispute before the Delhi High Court has seen to it that HT Media owned Fever FM ceases to use the word “Nasha”, in relation to their radio service “Radio Nasha”. Justice RS Endlaw on Friday allowed a prayer for an interim injunction against HT Media, brought by the Entertainment Network [India] Limited (ENIL), which owns Radio Mirchi. Case Background In 2014, ENIL/Radio Mirchi launched “Pehla Nasha” as a 24-hours non-stop free internet radio . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous […]

Advaita Legal Founder Partner Sujit Ghosh has decided to leave the firm for independent counsel practice, according to sources. The other partners at Advaita include Sudipta Bhattacharjee, Shailendra Singh, and Atul Dua. Sujit Ghosh had left BMR Legal in September 2013 to set up ‘Advaita Legal’ along with former KPMG Partner Sunil Moti Lala. Later, in 2015 Moti Lala . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all […]

The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Jharkhand government today, after hearing a petition seeking that a municipality be constituted for the city of Jamshedpur. The Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices DY Chandrachud, and AM Khanwilkar said that the issuance of notice would not come in the way of the state government taking a decision, and that any decision would be subject to the outcome of the PIL. The PIL filed . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to […]

Live Updates on the Ayodhya Ram Mandir – Babri Masjid hearing Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhawan is making his submissions before the Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice S Abdul Nazeer on the question of whether the Ayodhya matter should be heard by a Constitution Bench or not. https://twitter.com/barandbench/status/1017693681002790912 https://twitter.com/barandbench/status/1017695643265974272 https://twitter.com/barandbench/status/1017697251261493248 https://twitter.com/barandbench/status/1017699050546577409 https://twitter.com/barandbench/status/1017707028779659264 https . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all Bar […]

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear a PIL filed by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra challenging the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s proposed move to monitor social media movements. This PIL had come before a vacation bench of the Supreme Court on June 18, when the Court had said that it was a matter that ought to be heard after vacation. Today, this PIL came up before a Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice AM . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One […]

The Delhi High Court this week reiterated that if parties to a contract agree to fulfil their obligations despite an intervening circumstance, there can be no frustration of contract. The Single Judge Bench of Justice Navin Chawla held as much while setting aside a challenge to an award given in an international arbitration. By way of background, the petitioner, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) was charged with the construction of a power plant in Marib, Yemen by the Public Electric Company . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you […]

Fortis Healthcare has accepted an investment offer from Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare Bhd, capping a months-long bidding war for control of the firm, reported Mint. IHH will be investing Rs 4,000 crore at Rs 170 per share in Fortis that operates about 30 private hospitals in India. Fortis Healthcare had received 2 binding proposals from IHH and TPG-Manipal consortium . . . Facebook Comment To read the entire article, get a premium account With a premium account you get: One year of unrestrcited access to previous interviews, columns and articles One year access to all archival material Access to all Bar […]