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SC forms Medical Board for termination of 24-week pregnancy, Subrata Roy granted bail extension: Top judgments of the week

This week’s trending news- Subrata Roy given an extension of bail and SC forms a medical board. Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country in one week. Read upon the relevant judgments and orders followed by legal news every Saturday.

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Gulberg Society massacre case: Year after court ruling, SIT still waits for govt nod to move HC

Atul Vaidya, a former VHP leader, has moved the high court, seeking regular bail on the ground that there wasn’t much evidence against him, and that only one out of three witnesses had identified him.

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Supreme Court gives Subrata Roy 10 more days to deposit remaining Rs 700 crore

Allowing the request, the bench said “if the balance amount is not paid by that date, we will be compelled to send the contemnor (Roy) to the custody and we are sure he shall not give rise to such an occasion.”

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Aadhaar mandatory for opening bank account, transactions of Rs 50,000 and above

All the exixting account holders have been asked to submit Aadhaar to banks by December 31, 2017, failing which accounts will become invalid.

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Next hearing on July 11: SC notice to Centre on slaughter ban order, Law Minister for balanced view

Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan says government will address all concerns, ready for review

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Will address all those who have ‘heartburn’ over cattle trade ban, says Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan

The ban on sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter has hit the export and trade of meat and leather. “We have already said that whosoever has any concern related to this issue, we will seriously and honestly address those,” said Harsh Vardhan.

Cattle slaughter: Supreme Court notice to Centre on plea challenging notification

The petitioner has argued that the restrictions placed by the new notification are in contrary to the very law under which it has been issued. Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act does not categorise slaughter of animals for food as cruelty on condition that it does not accompany pain and suffering.

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All assesses ‘constitute one class’ in Income-Tax Act, no discrimination says Supreme Court

The court termed as fallacious argument advanced by the counsel for petitioners that the provision of the I-T Act was discriminatory in nature as it created two classes – one class of those who volunteered to enroll themselves under Aadhaar scheme and other class of those who did not want it to be so.

Whose fight is it anyway?

The polar positions taken in the Supreme Court hearing on the triple talaq matter obfuscate a question fundamental to the issue: Women’s agency.

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10.52 lakh bogus PAN cards cannot be termed miniscule number to harm economy: Supreme Court

It made the observations while upholding the validity of section 139AA of the Income Tax Act making Aadhaar mandatory for allotment of PAN cards and filing of tax returns. The court, however, put a partial stay on its implementation till its Constitution Bench addressed the larger issue of right to privacy related to Aadhaar.

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Aadhaar must for ITR filing, new PAN from July 1: CBDT

Tax dept says SC has given ‘only a partial relief’ to those who do not have Aadhaar.

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Aadhaar must for filing Income Tax returns, new PAN cards from July 1: CBDT

The CBDT said the top court has provided partial relief to those who do not have Aadhaar and therefore their PAN cards will not be cancelled. 

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NEET result: SC to hear CBSE plea against Madras HC order

Around 10.5 lakh students took the exam in Hindi and English, while around 1.25-1.5 lakh students took it in eight languages.

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Supreme Court upholds linking Aadhaar with PAN, but exempts those without it for now

SC on Aadhaar card for IT return: The apex court upheld the validity of sub-section 1 but ordered a partial stay on the operation of sub-section 2.

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Rajiv Gandhi’s popular 15 paise remark finds mention in Supreme Court verdict

The bench said a major hurdle in transfer of the benefits to the genuine needy is the lack of means to correctly identify such persons.