Multiple life sentences can’t be directed to run consecutively, rules SC

New Delhi, July 19 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the convicts in the cases of multiple murders could be awarded multiple life sentence but these could not be ordered to run consecutively as life sentence means life in jail for the rest of the convict’s life. “We hold that while multiple sentences […]

SC begins hearing on entry tax’s constitutional validity, Centre says wait for GST

New Delhi, July 19 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday commenced hearing on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the entry tax being imposed by various states, even as the central government urged it to put the issue on hold till the passage of pending GST Bill which would subsume the tax law […]

RSS, BJP hit out at Congress on defamation case against Rahul

New Delhi, July 19 : The BJP and the RSS on Tuesday hit out at the Congress after the Supreme Court hinted that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will have to face trial in a defamation case for his remark on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. The BJP said the court proceedings on Tuesday were a “slap […]

Absconder issue: Manipur HC not satisfied with government explanation

Imphal, July 19 : The Manipur High Court on Tuesday said it was not satisfied with the government’s explanation on declaring activist Khomdram Ratan an absconder. Ratan, who was the convener of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System, was declared an absconder even though he was reportedly available at his home and office. […]

SC notice to government, EC on sources of income of poll candidates

New Delhi, July 19 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a plea that candidates in the election fray should disclose sources of their income and if they had any stakes in entities having business transactions with the government. A bench headed by Justice J.Chelameswar […]

HC seeks report on teacher shortage in Himachal varsity

Shimla, July 19 : The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Tuesday sought a status report within two weeks regarding shortage of teachers in Himachal Pradesh University here. Taking suo motu notice of a newspaper report over the shortage of the faculty, a division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Tarlok Singh Chauhan issued […]