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Financial creditors and home buyers of Jaypee Infratech have extended the deadline till February 15 for shortlisted bidders to deposit proposals to revive the debt-ridden realty firm, according to a regulatory filing. The four shortlisted bidders, state-owned NBCC, Kotak Investment, Singapore-based Cube Highways, and Suraksha group, were earlier demanded to submit resolution plans by January …

The Delhi High Court on Thursday published an interim order directing Facebook, Google, its subsidiary YouTube, and Twitter to forthwith remove, block or disable links to a video containing allegations against yoga guru Ramdev. It also demanded the social media platforms give in a sealed cover the subscriber information regarding the individual who uploaded the …

The CBI Thursday scuffs renowned Bengali film producer Shrikant Mohta in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam, sources said. Mohtasaying duped the Rose Valley of Rs 25 crore, CBI sources said. Mohta has worked a notice by the investigating agency regarding “acceptance of money from Rose Valley” and CBI sleuths questioned him in …

The Modi government may have another reservation-related hot potato on its hands as it heads into the Lok Sabha elections. The Supreme Court has dismissed the Centre’s petition challenging an Allahabad High Court order to calculate the quota for SC/ST faculty posts in colleges and universities department-wise and not institution-wise, sources said. The move is …

The CBI, which is investigating the Rs 13,578-crore stated fraud caused to Punjab National Bank, is likely to tell the Delhi High Court on Monday that it cannot hear the challenge to government clearance for prosecuting former bank executive directors KV Brahmaji Rao and Sanjiv Sharan, said people in the know of the matter. The …

CJI recuses from hearing a plea challenging Nageswara Rao’s appointment as interim CBI chief. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi Monday recused himself from hearing a plea challenging the appointment of M Nageswara Rao as the interim CBI director. The CJI said he would be part of the selection committee meeting to choose the …

Lenders can move insolvency plea against guarantor without initiating CIRP for defaulting co. The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has held that the lenders of defaulting companies can initiate corporate insolvency resolution process against corporate guarantors without invoking CIRP for the principal borrowers. A three-member bench of the appellate tribunal in a judge stated that …

After Amrapali, the Supreme Court on Friday directed a forensic audit of another real estate giant Unitech and its subsidiary companies to probe alleged financial irregularities and diversion of home-buyers’ funds by its promoters and directors, which put the company failing to complete housing projects. Unitech Group is involved in the building of 74 housing …

Activist lawyers and former judges increased a storm on the collegium’s decision to rescind its recommendation for appointment of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Rajendra Menon as SC judges but many such U-turns were witnessed in the recent past which affected the careers of five SC judges. On March 10, 2008, the collegium consisting of CJI …

The Supreme Court on Monday published a notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the notification authorizing 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system and sought a response within six weeks. The PIL challenging the government’s December 20 notification came up before a bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. …

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of not answering to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be “suicidal” for both nations. In an interview with Turkish news agency TRT World, as per his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, Mr. Khan again expressed his desire for talks with …

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to reinstate Alok Verma as CBI director, stating the top court ruling had restored faith in independent institutions. “Welcome SCs decision to reinstate #AlokVerma as CBI Dir. (It) reinstates belief in independent institutions of our democracy that are its pillars,” Mehbooba …