The Supreme Court has decided to hear on Wednesday the bail plea of senior Congress leader P Chidambaram in the INX Media money-laundering case. Chidambaram approached the apex court challenging the judgement of the Delhi High Court denying him bail in the money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).A bench, headed by newly-sworn-in Chief Justice of India S A Bobde, on November 18 ordered the listing of the bail plea before an appropriate bench on Wednesday"List on November 20, before an appropriate bench, subject to curing of defects," the bench said in its order uploaded late evening.Close Earlier in the day, senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Chidambaram, sought urgent listing of the bail plea. related news Will Agra be renamed? University panel to examine if city had 'ancient name' 4.3 magnitude earthquake jolts parts of Kutch district Sibal told the bench, also comprising justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, that Chidambaram had been in … [Read more...] about SC to hear Chidambaram’s bail plea in INX money-laundering case on Wednesday
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Abraham C Mathews Last year, when a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court ruled in favour of permitting entry of menstruating women into the Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala, there was a deep sense of unease with the judgment: Not just among the devout across religions, who now feared that the court was going to judge their religious practices, but also many Constitution watchers, who felt that the court should have stayed out of this one.Religion, after all, is an endeavour that can be rationalised only in the minds of the devout of that religion. Can you then hold religious practices to constitutional standards, which inherently presumes rationality?Close The widespread protests against the judgment, probably orchestrated, left people with a bad aftertaste. In addition, citizens began filing petitions seeking entry of women into places of worship for other religions. Therefore, there was more than usual expectation that the review petition filed against the judgment would be allowed … [Read more...] about Legal Matters | SC’s Sabarimala review makes a bad judgment worse
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced on Friday that he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 7 to discuss the mining crisis that Goa is facing. Parrikar said he will apprise the Council of Ministers appointed by the PM about the situation and will convince the Centre to amend the law in order to restart mining in Goa.The mining industry in Goa is in doldrums, probably since 2012 when the Supreme Court had first suspended mining operations. Let’s understand the crisis from the eye of the storm.What is the crisis?Close To understand what the crisis, let us look at a brief timeline of events that have transpired. related news Legal Matters | SC’s Sabarimala review makes a bad judgment worse Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as 47th Chief Justice of India SA Bobde to take oath as 47th Chief Justice of India today # In 2011, Goa had exported over 50 million tonnes (MTs) of low-grade iron ore. The exports to China had seen a sudden surge … [Read more...] about The mining industry in Goa is in doldrums. Is legislation the only solution?
Fortis Healthcare said on November 18 it will explore legal options in response to the Supreme Court suo moto contempt notice against the company."The company is currently evaluating the judgement and exploring legal means to address it in an expeditious manner, keeping in mind the best interest of all our stakeholders," Fortis said in a statement to stock exchanges."Separately, we have been advised that the open offer made by IHH Healthcare (IHH) to the public shareholders of Fortis for the acquisition of up to 26 percent stake, at Rs 170 per share, continues to remain in abeyance and would be adjudicated upon in conjunction with the hearing of the contempt petition," the statement added.Close The Supreme Court had earlier withheld an open offer by IHH after Japanese drug maker Daiichi had filed an affidavit on January 15 to stall transfer of funds from Fortis to Religare Health Trust (RHT). related news 35% Mutual Fund equity assets stayed invested for over 2 years: AMFI … [Read more...] about Fortis to explore legal recourse after SC issues contempt notice in Singh bros case
The Solar Impulse 2 isn’t for those looking for a speedy ride. On May 12, the single-seater solar-powered plane, will undergo a five day, five night journey across the Pacific, from Nanjing, China, to Honolulu. It will be the hardest part of its round-the-world trip, which began earlier this year. advertisement advertisement Prior to this flight, the Solar Impulse had only flown for 20 hours on end. There is little margin for error while flying in slow-motion across the Pacific. The Solar Impulse 2 and it’s predecessor, The Solar Impulse, have been in development for the last 12 years. The latest iteration of the lightweight plane is an engineering marvel, with carbon fiber, 236-foot-long wings covered in solar panels; four electric motors that charge onboard batteries, allowing the plane to fly at night when the sun doesn’t shine; and a cockpit that doubles as a bathroom. The plane travels at just 87 miles per hour, and it’s extremely sensitive to … [Read more...] about This Famous Solar-Powered Plane Is About To Take A Five-Day Flight Across The Pacific