Judicial Activism


The 48th GST Council meeting was held on December 17. The GST Council chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recommended to decriminalise certain offences under Section 132 of the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act, 2017. Some other recommendations, for the facilitation of trade, include an increased threshold of …

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SC deadline on judicial vacancies

Within 20 days, they have been asked to provide position with regard to filling up of vacancies in each State The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a deadline of 20 days for the States, Union Territories and respective High Courts to provide it information on the status of filling up …

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We’re not tigers, says top court

‘The State govt. is not a helpless entity’ States should not fear if a matter is pending before the Supreme Court as it is not a “man-eating tiger”, the apex court has said. “We are not a tiger or something. We are not man-eating tigers. They should not have fear,” …

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SC allows sale of Saridon, 3 other drugs

They were banned by Health Ministry Popular painkiller Saridon will be available in medical stores across the country, with the Supreme Court on Monday allowing the sale of the drug and three other banned fixed dose combinations (FDCs). A Bench of Justices R.F. Nariman and Indu Malhotra issued notice to …

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Court seeks EC response on Congress petitions

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the response of the Election Commission of India on separate petitions filed by Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Kamal Nath highlighting that lakhs of voters have been found to be fake and that only a small portion of VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) …

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No total ban on crackers: Centre tells SC

The Centre suggested working together with institutions like the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, National Environment Engineering Research Institute, Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to deal with Diwali pollution. It suggested setting up of Raw Material Characterisation Facilities to check the presence of …

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Clarify action taken on lynching: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Principal Secretary (Home) of Rajasthan to clarify the Vasundhara Raje government’s position and “every aspect” of the action taken against officials in the aftermath of the lynching of Rakbar Khan by cow vigilantes and his subsequent death at Alwar district in July. The …

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‘Civic bodies can raise more funds’

City-level GDP data, he said, could help municipal bodies make better decisions on needed infrastructure and investment, and also leverage their economic strength to raise funds to finance their needs. Mr. Kumar pointed out that the Pune municipal corporation — which he headed till recently — had been able to …

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