Memon, whose mercy petition was rejected by the President of India, filed a petition in the apex court seeking a stay on his execution. The SC has referred the case to a constitution bench that will assess whether or not the review petition should be heard in an open court.
However, it was clarified by the Supreme Court that the state government is allowed to take disciplinary actions against Singh by excluding the period of litigation for the process of calculation of the time limit.
In its fresh proposal, the Sahara Group asked the court to allow depositing INR 3,000 crore in cash within five days and the next INR 2,000 crore in the next 30 days. A bank guarantee will be furnished by the Group for the remaining INR 5,000 crore in 60 days after it has sold its equities in a hotel in London and two in New York.
Rohatgi shifted base from the Delhi Court to the Supreme Court after he was appointed as ASG in the year 1999. He had to work in a hostile atmosphere, but his perseverance and determination earned him a reputation of being one of the top lawyers in the Supreme Court.
However, the outgoing UPA government had instead decided to file a petition in the SC, asking the Court to review its verdict. The petition had been summarily dismissed and the SC had also made it clear that no review petitions regarding its orders on the issue of the black money matter would not be entertained in the future. As a result, the Union government refrained from filing any such petitions on Friday.
Although questions have been raised regarding this since 2005, and while the matter was also a matter a debate in the Vidhan Sabha, the issue was first brought to the forefront of the national consciousness only in 2011, when a report submitted by the Economic Offence Wing of Madhya Pradesh pointed out some gross violations and misconduct on the part of some pharmaceutical companies.
The hearing by the bench headed by Justice K S Radhakrishnan, could potentially leave a strong impact on how animals are treated all throughout the country. During the course of the hearing, the apex court favored uplifting the rights of animals to “constitutional rights”. If due course of action are followed, odds are high that the Parliament will bring forth new laws to protect the dignity and honor of animals.
“Today, 51 per cent of all children in India in the primary education system are enrolled in Hindi medium. Then comes English medium, which has 11 per cent. If English cannot be protected by the courts because it did not originate in India, what about the religions of Islam and Christianity? These religions did not originate in India. Are not these two religions entitled to protection?” he added.
Earlier, the Indian Banks’ Association had approached the Supreme Court seeking strict directions to magistrates to follow proper guidelines and legislative changes for tacking cases on cheque bouncing. The banks had said that the delay in settling such cases makes the process of recovering the blocked money difficult for them.
The NCW informed the HC on Wednesday that there were still several companies where committees to probe alleged incidents of “sexual harassment at workplace” were being formed on an ad-hoc basis. This, as pointed out by the NCW, is a direct violation of the apex court’s directives whereby it asked all companies to constitute a standing committee for the purpose.