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Government lowers GST on fertilisers from 12% to 5%

NEWS SCAN The GST Council on Friday, hours before launching the landmark tax reform, decided to lower the tax rate on fertilisers to 5 per cent from 12 per cent decided earlier, to ensure that their prices do not rise and farmers’ interests are protected. “12 per

Court denies bail to 3 heads of realty firm

NEWS SCAN New Delhi: The Delhi high Court today denied bail to a top officer of Vigneshwara real estate group, who is accused of duping people who had invested in the company’s projects at Gurgaon and Manesar, to the tune of Rs 600 crore. Justice Vipin Sanghi dismissed the bail

Byculla jail inmate murder: PIL in Bombay HC seeking CID probe

NEWS SCAN A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking Criminal Investigation Department (CID) inquiry in the murder case of jail inmate Manjula Shetye inside the Byculla Jail. Earlier in the day, the Bombay High Court on Friday observed that issue of security of jail

K.K. Venugopal replaces Mukul Rohatgi as Attorney General

NEWS SCAN Senior lawyer in the Supreme Court of India and constitutional expert K.K. Venugopal has been appointed as a new 15th Attorney General replacing Mukul Rohatgi. Venugopal was appointed by the Royal Government of Bhutan to serve as the Constitutional adviser for drafting of the Constitution of Bhutan. In 2015, he

RTI activist’s murder: Gujarat HC orders retrial

NEWS SCAN In an unprecedented judgment, the Gujarat high court on Thursday ordered day-to-day fresh trial in the murder case of RTI activist Amit Jethva. The CBI court had sometime back concluded the trial and verdict was due. Justice JB Pardiwala, following a plea in

15 SIMI terrorists sentenced to three-year imprisonment

NEWS SCAN Around 15 terrorists affiliated to Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were sentenced to three years of jail and a fine of Rs. 1000 was imposed on each for raising anti-India slogans within the court premises in Bhopal. Chief Justice Magistrate Rakesh Kumar pronounced the verdict. The