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Fresh trouble for NEET
The Supreme Court will hear on 7 July a challenge to an ordinance, which pushed back holding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) by a year. The petition that sought the quashing of the ordinance questioned the Centre’s flip-flop on the issue. The Centre had initially accepted the apex court’s order which paved the way for single medical entrance and later partially reversed it through the ordinance. Read more
SC bats for expeditious proceedings in case on Christian personal law
The apex court will expedite a matter seeking to hold canon law as the personal law of Christians as a result of which a decree of dissolution of marriage by an ecclesiastical court would be valid and binding. Read more
The turf war between the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and the Centre in the Supreme Court has been delayed by another day. The case will be heard today as on Monday Justice J.S. Khehar recused himself from hearing the case without citing reasons. Read here
SC ban on diesel vehicles
The Supreme Court on Monday reserved orders on a ban on the sale of diesel vehicles with engine capacity of 2,000cc or more in Delhi. The government has repeatedly pushed for a modification of the ban order, while stating that imposing an environmental cess in lieu of lifting the ban could not be undertaken by a court. Read here
SC seeks status report on FDI violations by PwC
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to submit a status report on the progress made in the probe into allegations of FDI violations and malpractices by UK-based audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd (PwC). Read more
Probe into Saradha scam
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday told the Supreme Court that they will submit within four weeks their respective reports on the probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Read more
Fight for bankruptcy board
Business Line reported on Monday that the proposed Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India is likely to fall under the purview of the corporate affairs ministry. This is likely to end the speculation on whether the ministry of finance or the ministry of corporate affairs would handle the board. Read more
400 environmental cases written off?
The Times of India reported on Monday that the environment ministry could be in a pickle due to quashing of a particular office memorandum by the green tribunal last year. There are almost 400 cases of green violations across the country where companies cannot be penalised for going ahead with their construction and expansion work without getting prior environmental clearance just because there is no process in place to deal with them, the newspaper said.