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Issues on Arrest and Cognizance under PMLA referred to larger Bench of Delhi High Court [Read judgment]

The Delhi High Court, while adjudicating a writ of habeas corpus, has referred certain questions regarding the cognizance of offences and arrest under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to a larger bench.
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Gujarat HC restores gag order on The Wire in Jay Shah defamation case [Read order]

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In a ruling that could hamper freedom of the press, the Gujarat High Court today restored the gag order preventing The Wire from directly or indirectly reporting or publishing any content related to Jay Shah.
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Ravish NDTV speaks on Harpreet Giani article on Bar & Bench on the recent Supreme Court Judges Press Conference.
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Here is a video on what happened at the Judges Press Conference. Justices Chelamesar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan Lokur and Kurian Joseph made allegations against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra On YouTube - https://youtu.be/XMo5gB9nHM8 Story - https://barandbench.com/sc-judges-press-conference-chelameswar/
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Here is a video of Justice DY Chandrachud speaking on women in legal profession. Women in Judiciary vs Women in Law firms #WomeninLaw
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"The C.I. of the N.I.A. took my statement. The statement was not read out to me. The following are some of the questions they put forward:

Did I send Islamic videos to anyone before 2016?
Did I give candies to friends when I was in Salem?

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When I answered that I do not remember, I was listed by them as liar. The NIA attempted to mislead me by portraying Shafin Jahan as a terrorist."

https://barandbench.com/nia-shafin-jahan-terrorist-hadiya-…/

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Akhila alias Hadiya has come on record in the Supreme Court for the first time, and filed her affidavit in the Habeas Corpus case filed by her husband Shafin Jahan.
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#Breaking: Shivaji Jadhav elected President of Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association

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Advocate Shivaji Jadhav has been elected President of the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association. He beat his nearest rival DK Garg.
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Independent body to decide salaries, allowances of Members of Parliament, Centre to take a 'final stand' in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is seized of another significant case relating to lawmakers. The petition, which has been filed by NGO Lok Prahari, seeks setting up of an independent commission to decide salaries and allowances of Members of Parliament.
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Apart from the “deportation” of Nirav Modi within two months, the petition also prays that agencies investigate the role of top management of the bank in the scam. The constitution of a committee of experts to find the details of bad debts cases in the country has also been prayed for.

#PNBScam #NiravModi #SupremeCourt #FinanceMinistry

The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by advocate Vineet Dhanda praying for the deportation of Nirav Modi in connection with the PNB Scam on Friday.
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#Trilegal, #JSA advise on Virgin Hyperloop - Maharashtra MOU to build Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop

The hyperloop route will link central Pune, Navi Mumbai International Airport, and Mumbai in 25-minutes.

Virgin Hyperloop has signed the framework agreement with the Maharashtra government to build hyperloop between Pune and Mumbai beginning with an operational demonstration track
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Link Legal has elevated Partner Siddharth Srivastava to its Equity Partnership.

Link Legal has elevated Partner Siddharth Srivastava to its Equity Partnership. Siddharth joined the Firm in mid-2015. He focuses on the firm's Project Finance and Banking verticals.
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Rajiv Gandhi Assassination convict Nalini challenges Section 435 CrPC in Madras High Court [Read petition]

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The Madras High Court has issued notice in a writ petition challenging the constitutionality of Section 435 of the Criminal Code of Procedure (CrPC), 1973, preferred by S Nalini, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
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I don’t understand why Your Lordships are reluctant to issue notice and ask the State to respond on affidavit....four sitting judges of this court – two on the left and two on the right – are also watching and have expressed their reservations about the manner in which this case was handled”, said Dave.

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The hearings in the Judge Loya case in Supreme Court follows a pattern – uneventful from 2 pm to 3.30 pm and dramatic and heated post 3.30 pm. It was no different today as Senior Advocates Mukul Rohtagi and Dushyant Dave advanced their submissions
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"Just as the justice system has a duty to the victim and society, it also has a duty to the suspect. A suspect’s reputation is ruined by this kind of media glare. Even if there is an acquittal, nobody will give back the suspect’s lost reputation and lost time. The public tends to focus on his implication, not his exoneration."

#AmitDesai #BombayBar #MediaTrials #BombaySeniors

Amit Desai is one of the top criminal lawyers in the country. In this interview, Desai talks about early years, Bombay Criminal Bar, media trials and more.
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#Breaking: Actress Priya Prakash Varrier moves Supreme Court seeking quashing of criminal complaints

https://barandbench.com/sc-petition-priya-prakash-varrier/

Actress Priya Prakash Varrier, as well as the producer and the director of the Malayalam film Oru Adaar Love, have approached the Supreme Court seeking an order quashing the criminal complaints made against them in the states of Telangana and Maharashtra.
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Law firm PSL has promoted its Senior Associate Soayib Qureshi to partnership. The firm has also hired Angad Sandhu as a Partner after his stint as of counsel with the firm.

PSL has promoted its Senior Associate Soayib Qureshi to partnership.The firm has also hired Angad Sandhu as a Partner after his stint as an off-counsel with the firm.
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The final firm of the RBI 12, Era Infra Engineering, on 16 February received the NCLT’s nod for being heard on merits after being referred to a Special Bench.

The RBI, had in June 2017, issued a notification identifying 12 (undisclosed) NPA by its ‘Internal Advisory Committee’. According to this Committee, the 12 NPAs account for about 25% of the country’s total bad loans. RBI also issued directions to banks to file for insolvency proceedings

The final firm of the RBI 12, Era Infra & Engineering, on 16 February received the NCLT’s nod for commencement of insolvency proceedings after being referred to a Special Bench of the NCLT.
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Taking a cue from lawyers in Karnataka and Odisha, advocates of the Calcutta High Court have begun a five-day strike to protest the number of judicial vacancies.

Taking a cue from lawyers in Karnataka and Odisha, advocates of the Calcutta High Court have begun a five-day strike to protest the number of judicial vacancies.
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