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Andhra Pradesh high court special bench to hear Amaravati pleas
The high court located in Amaravati also admitted a petition challenging constitutional rights of the AP government to decide on shifting the HC to Kurnool. Further, the court has also admitted a public interest litigation filed by Rajadhani Rythu Parirakshana Samithi challenging the constitutional validity of shifting the capital from Amaravati.
No hold on enumeration process for creating an NPR: SC refuses to stay CAA; pauses hearings in high courts
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Chanda Kochhar steps down as chairperson of Vadodara IIIT
“Chanda Kochhar has resigned. We will be processing it and move as per the laid down procedure to appoint the IIIT’s new chairperson,” a senior human resource development ministry official told. Kochhar had sent in her resignation to the ministry on Tuesday, people aware of the development said.
PAN won't become inoperative if not linked to Aadhaar till SC judgement: Gujarat High court
The deadline for linking of PAN and Aadhar had been extended several times and now the new deadline is March 31, 2020. So, if a person doesn’t link his PAN with Aadhar by the said date, his PAN shall be inoperative.
Stocks in the news: Axis Bank, L&T, YES Bank, Adani Gas, RBL Bank, Cipla, ITI and Asian Paints
Cipla said it has received observations from the USFDA for its Goa manufacturing facility.
Bombay High Court to hear broadcasters’ case against Trai today
Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), Star and Disney India, Zee Entertainment Enterprises, Sony Pictures Networks India, and TV18 and Viacom18 have called the NTO “arbitrary and unreasonable” in their pleas.
Adani Power drives Indian utilities' coal imports to 4-yr high
Imports rose 21% in 2019 to 69.51 million tonnes, data from the Central Electricity Authority showed. Adani's "Ultra mega" power plant in Mundra in western India accounted for a fourth of the imports, with its shipments rising 75% to 17.35 million tonnes.
Centre objects to mention of J&K’s detained leaders
Mehta objected to arguments of a political nature being raised in the court, insisting that they be confined to legal points involved in the challenge to the government move. “Such political statements should not be made in court,” Mehta said.
Agencies may need court order to trace social media messages
Social media intermediaries — with more than 5 million registered users — have to trace the original sender of a message when asked by a government agency armed with an order from a judicial magistrate court or a higher court.
Centre moves SC seeking 7-day deadline for hanging death row convicts
It also sought a direction that "if the convict of death sentence wants to file mercy petition, it would be mandatory for a convict of death sentence to do so only within a period of seven days from the date of receipt of death warrant issued by the competent court".
Bombay HC refuses to hear PIL against CAA
The Nagpur bench comprising Justices R K Deshpande and A M Borkar of Bombay High Court refused to hear a PIL challenging constitutional validity of Citizenship Amendment Act. Since there were similar petitions against the CAA pending before the Supreme Court, it would not be proper for the high court to interfere, the bench observed.
Mining scam: Congress to seek CBI probe into late Parrikar's role
The Congress' demand came two days after the Goa Lokayukta recommended an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Parrikar's successor and BJP leader Laxmikant Parsekar into the matter. The Goa Lokayukta also recommended a CBI inquiry against then state mines secretary Pawan Kumar Sain and then director of Mines and Geology Prasanna Acharya.
CAA pleas: SC gives four weeks to Centre to respond, 5-judge Constitution bench to be set up
Hearing a batch of 143 petitions, an apex court bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the Centre and restrained all high courts from hearing pleas on the CAA till it decides on the pleas. The bench, also comprising Justices S Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, said it will hear the petitions pertaining to Assam and Tripura.
JNU students' union to move high court on Monday for quashing new hostel manual
Early this month, the university had witnessed tussle between student groups over the issue of registration. Amid the stir, masked men had gone on a rampage on January 5 in the campus assaulting students and teachers and storming hostels, drawing widespread outrage.
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