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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

23 July 2013

Delhi HC e-payments: Delhi HC introduces e-payment of court fees of up to Rs 20,000 at a time, less Rs 26 tax and charges [Moneycontrol]

CJI NEET exam: New CJI P Sathasivam would stop short of an investigation but “we have to inquire” whether the NEET judgment under his predecessor Altamas Kabir was leaked ahead of time, as suggested by a SC lawyer last week [Deccan Herald]

UB-Diageo hitches: Karnataka HC restrains UB from selling any assets after appeal from Kingfisher Airlines creditor bank BNP [Hindu / TOI], though the reports did not specify if this would affect the Diageo takeover. Meanwhile UK competition regulator looks at Diageo buy-out of the Vijay Mallya-promoted liquor giant [PTI]

Kerala GLC head for contempt: GLC Ernakulam principal hauled up for contempt before Kerala HC for not curbing student unions’ frequent strikes, against earlier judgment [New Indian Express]

Maha dance flout: Maha government to extend and appeal SC’s striking down of state’s ‘dance bar’ ban [Telegraph / NDTV]

NUJS faculty meet: NUJS to hold faculty meeting tomorrow to discuss complaints about slipping academic standards and opaque administration [TOI]

SC smokes out centre: SC bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi accuses Government from “conniving” with tobacco lobby by not enforcing tobacco advertising ban [PTI]

Parsi temple tax: Mumbai Parsi fire temple trustees file petition against capital value-based property tax [HT]

18 July 2013

Altamas last goodbye: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir retired today, giving a speech and usual shindig in the Supreme Court. He makes way for Justice P Sathasivam, who will serve until 26 April 2014 [Hindu]

Kabir quashes NEET: The Supreme Court (CJI Kabir, on his last day, prevailing in the two judge-majority over Justice AR Dave) has quashed as unconstitutional the medical and dental college common entrance test. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) held by the Medical Council of India (MCI) was opposed by private colleges [NDTV]

Married compense: Cabinet approves law to allow married women to claim husband’s ancestral property or compensation in case of divorce [Indian Express]

Pathetic retirement homes: The Supreme Court, never one to let a chance for criticism slip by, decried the “pathetic” state of tribunals such as the NGT and the Law Commission. Justices GS Singhvi and SJ Mukhopadhaya said, in a petition related to Kolkata NGT’s shoddy facilities: “One does not know what forces the judge to accept such assignments.” [Zeenews]

LL When? The two-year LLM of BR Ambedkar Government Law College may be disbanded, as its umbrella institution, Pondicherry University, has withdrawn affiliation because it is offering a similar course [New Indian Express]

Harry case: Sirius Black v Lily James Potter [1981] 1 WLR 33 [Reader blog]