Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Sumit Rai April 6, 2018 11:05 am Change Font Size After many rounds of deliberations and at least two Law Commission Reports separated by more than a decade (Report 176 in 2001 and Report 246 in 2014), the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 was finally amended on 23 October 2015 by way of an ordinance. The ordinance route was justified on grounds that the amendments were urgent to send the right message about Indian government’s intentions of making the necessary legal reforms for ease of doing business in India. Despite good intentions, an unintended result followed. Immediately following the promulgation of the ordinance, Indian courts have been dealing with contentions on whether or not the amended provisions apply to proceeding pending before them or new court proceedings initiated in old arbitrations. There is simply no guidance in the provisions of the amending legislation itself. The Bill was tabled in the … [Read more...] about SC Decision in BCCI vs. Kochi Cricket: Much Ado About Nothing?
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network April 6, 2018 3:27 pm Change Font Size When Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appearing for West Bengal BJP demanded an order for deployment of paramilitary forces for peaceful polls, Senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi for Mamata-led TMC government countered: “The question is who is fomenting trouble. They themselves (BJP workers) are creating trouble and asking for paramilitary forces. That is the truth and nothing else.” After a gripping hour-long hearing, the Supreme Court bench of justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre reserved its orders for April 9, Monday on a petition filed by West Bengal BJP which complained that ruling TMC activists were not allowing its candidates to file nominations for upcoming Panchayat polls and sought extension of the last date for filing nominations from April 9. BJP also sought direction to the state election commission to provide … [Read more...] about West Bengal Panchayat Polls: When SC Became BJP Vs Mamata Govt Battle Zone [With Courtroom Exchange]
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network April 19, 2018 9:58 pm Change Font Size Chief Secretaries of Haryana and Delhi have been summoned by the Supreme Court today for next Monday, April 23 after the Delhi Jal Board said it was not receiving enough water to supply to the national capital. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur took a strong note of the apathy shown by authorities in dealing with the water woes of the residents of the national capital. “People are dying. But no urgency is being shown by you people”, the court said, directing senior officials of the two state governments to appear before it in person on April 23. On April 3, The Supreme Court has deferred to today the hearing on a petition filed by Delhi’s Kejriwal government seeking a direction to Haryana to supply 450 cusecs of potable water daily to Wazirabad barrage for supply to Delhi to overcome an impending “water … [Read more...] about “People Are Dying. But You Show No Urgency”, SC Summons Chief Secys In Delhi Vs Haryana Water War
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network May 11, 2018 2:42 pm Change Font Size The problems regarding sharing of water between states like the Haryana and Delhi must be first taken care of by bodies like the Upper Yamuna River Board and not the Supreme Court. “Is not there one Upper Yamuna River Board or something? What are they doing? It’s like they do not want to do their job. If they do not want to do their job, why should we do their job?” justice Madan B Lokur asked. The court is hearing a petition filed by Delhi’s Kejriwal government seeking its intervention to direct Haryana to supply 450 cusecs of potable water daily to Wazirabad barrage for supply to Delhi as per its 1996 order. A secretary-level ordered by the court earlier this month has apparently failed. The water crisis in the capital is set to “aggravate” if the Supreme Court does not intervene and direct Haryana too, the Delhi Jal Board has … [Read more...] about Delhi Vs Haryana Water War: “Why Should We Do The Job Of Yamuna Board?” Asks SC
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network July 3, 2018 6:54 pm Change Font Size Seven months after reserving judgment, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra will at 10:30 AM tomorrow deliver the much-awaited verdict on who between them wields the superior power of administration and governance over the National Capital- Kejriwal-led government or the Centre through Lt Governor. The Judgment was reserved on December 6, 2017. Kejriwal government had challenged the August 4, 2016 judgment of the Delhi High Court that declared the L-G as the ‘administrative head” and ruled that he is not bound by the aid and advice of the council of ministers. Besides CJI Misra, other members of the bench are Justices A K Sikri, A M Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan. LG is the administrative head of NCT Delhi, not required to act on the advice of the Cabinet: Delhi HC … [Read more...] about SC Constitution Bench Judgment In Kejriwal Govt Vs Lt Governor Power Tussle Tomorrow