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  • MAY 17, 2019 – Supreme Court withdrew protection given to Mr. Rajeev Kumar, former Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, vide order dated February 05, 2019 restraining the CBI from arresting him and thereby.
  • Centre objected Justice Aniruddha Bose and Justice A.S. Bopanna for Supreme Court elevation
  • The Supreme Court Tuesday 7th May 2019 dismissed the plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking a review of its April 8 order directing the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment.newnew
  • The Supreme Court on Monday 6th May 2019 stayed disqualification proceedings against two All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam MLAs, who were served notice by the Tamil Nadu assembly Speaker for allegedly indulging in ‘anti-party’ activities
  • Delhi HC rejects plea to bar media from publishing allegations against CJI. 
  • The Supreme Court on April 26TH, 2019 stayed the proceedings of an inquiry commission set up to probe the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, in 2016. The Madras High Court on April 4 rejected Apollo Hospitals’ objections to the setting up of the Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry that was empowered to probe ‘the appropriateness, efficacy, adequacy or inadequacy of the treatment given to Jayalalithaa during her 75-day hospitalization in 2016’.
  • The Supreme Court Advocate on Record Association (SCAORA) in a resolution passed on April 22,  said, “The allegation of the ex-employee of the Supreme Court have to be dealt with as per the established procedure of law and law must be applied in each and every case uniformly… It is therefore resolved that the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association strongly disapproves the manner in which the complaint was dealt with and seeks enquiry and action in the above matter and further seeks immediate appointment of a committee headed by full court of the Supreme Court to impartially investigate and inquire into the allegations made against the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, and give independent finding into the matter.
  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has directed the Income-Tax Department to initiate penalty proceedings by June 30 against non-filers and ‘drop filers’ of tax returns. Typically, the penalty for non-filing is pursued under Section 271F of the Income Tax Act, and that for late filing under Section 234. If an assessee files returns after the due date of August 31 but before December 31, it will attract a penalty of Rs 5,000. For those who file returns after December 31, the penalty rises to Rs 10,000. However, there is an exemption for small taxpayers — if the total income does not exceed Rs 5 lakh per annum, the maximum penalty will be Rs 1,000.

  • After Madras HC ban, TikTok vanishes from Apple app stores following the line of  Google. 
  • The Madras High Court on April 17, 2019, upheld the Election Commission’s decision of cancelling polling in Vellore Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu.
  • “Accepting the recommendation of Election Commission of India dated April 14, 2019, the honourable President is pleased to rescind election to 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency Tamil Nadu to elect a member to Lok Sabha,” said ECI spokesperson Sheyphali Sharan.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on April 16th, 2019 told the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that banks had an obligation to mark bad loans as a non-performing asset (NPA) after the default of 90 days and that the lenders could not be relieved of the same.

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