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Rakesh Bhatnagar

  • College teachers not govt employees: SC

    A large number of colleges, which are affiliated to universities in Maharashtra, cannot burden the state government with the leave encashment amount that they have paid to their teachers and staff on superannuation or when they leave the job.

    Thursday, 31 January 2013 - 3:03am
  • SC commutes rapist father’s sentence

    A bench of justices P Sathasivam and Fakkir Mohammed Ibrahim Kalifulla in separate but concurring judgments did not find the accused-father Mohinder Singh as a threat to the society.

    Tuesday, 29 January 2013 - 2:28am
  • 'Exclusive':Revitalise debt tribunals: Supreme Court tells govt

    There are 33 debt recovery tribunals (DRT) in India, with three each in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai have the maximum number of pending cases.

    Thursday, 24 January 2013 - 6:00am
  • Assam must identify illegal nationals: SC

    Court asks the state to set up 64 more tribunals to fast-track deportation process.

    Friday, 18 January 2013 - 9:24am
  • SC spotlight on 1.7 lakh missing children

    The Supreme Court has asked the chief secretaries of all the states and Union territories to instruct all the police station to register an FIR and start investigation in cases of missing children.

    Friday, 18 January 2013 - 6:00am
  • Tax interest on club membership fee: SC

    Socialising clubs serving memberships to organisations including banks on a fee kept as fixed deposit by the new entrants are liable to pay tax on the interest accrued on the deposits.

    Wednesday, 16 January 2013 - 2:54am
  • SC panel wants more fast track courts to ensure food security

    A panel set up by the Supreme Court to suggest measures for overcoming lapses in the PDS and streamlining the process for making subsidised essential commodities available to the needy has recommended exclusion of the ‘above poverty line’ (APL) populace.

    Thursday, 10 January 2013 - 9:28am
  • SC raps Karwar judge for gender insensitivity

    The Supreme Court on Thursday passed strong strictures on a fast-track Court in Karnataka for being insensitive to cruelty suffered by a married woman, who committed suicide as her husband Vajresh Venkatray Anvekar demanded dowry, assaulted her and abused her as a matter of right.

    Saturday, 5 January 2013 - 11:08am
  • Stop khaps and their diktats, govt tells top court

    Against the backdrop of legally perverse diktats of the khap panchayats related to women, the government on Friday urged the Supreme Court to evolve a mechanism to monitor crimes against women by the self-styled panchayats.

    Saturday, 5 January 2013 - 9:30am
  • Supreme Court slams HC order flouting Tobacco Act

    Says its interim order passed 7 years ago was in ‘total frustration’ of the law.

    Friday, 4 January 2013 - 8:00am