Legal Corner SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Legal Corner SC directs parties to upload on website details of pending criminal cases against candidates New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all political parties to upload on their website details of pending criminal cases against candidates contesting polls, noting that there has been an alarming increase in criminalisation of politics. The apex court said political parties will also have to upload reasons for selecting candidates with pending criminal cases on their website. The court passed orders on a contempt plea which raised the issue of criminalisation of politics claiming that directions given by the apex court in its September 2018 verdict relating to disclosure of criminal antecedents by candidates are not being followed. A bench headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman also directed that political parties will publish these details on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter and in one local vernacular and one national newspaper. The top court said political parties will have to submit a compliance report in this regard to the Election Commission within 72 hours of selecting candidates having pending criminal cases against them. It directed that the EC shall bring it to the notice of the apex court in case of failure of political parties to comply with its directions. While pronouncing the order, the bench said it appears that there has been an alarming increase in criminalisation of politics in the last four general elections Should India shift its approach towards Chinese aggression in 2018? 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SC bans sale, registration of non-BS-IV compliant vehicles The Supreme Court today banned the sale and registration of vehicles which are not compliant with BS-IV emission norms from April 1 across the country. Remember your bond, solve dispute amicably: HC to sisters "Sisters never fight" was the counsel of the Delhi High Court to two siblings embroiled in 25-year-old property dispute as the judges took them down the memory lane reminding them of their bond and asked them to resolve the issue amicably. HC refuses to interfere in Aircel-Maxis case The Delhi High Court today refused to interfere in the Aircel-Maxis case as the matter is pending before a special court set up by the Supreme Court. CBI seeks cancellation of Jagan's bail The CBI has sought cancellation of bail of YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy for allegedly trying to influence a crucial witness in a corruption case registered against him six years ago. Liquor ban: CJI expresses regret as spl bench did not assemble "We are very sorry," Chief Justice J S Khehar today told Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi when he submitted that despite assurance, the special bench did not assemble yesterday to hear pleas seeking modification of an order banning liquor vends along highways. Court issues warrants against Vicky Goswami, Mamta Kulkarni The district court here today issued non-bailable warrants against the alleged international drug-lord Vicky Goswami and his partner and yesteryear's Bollywood actor Mamta Kulkarni in an ephedrine haul case. Aadhaar not mandatory for extending welfare schemes benefit:SC The Supreme Court today made it clear that Aadhaar cards cannot be made mandatory by the government for extending benefits of social welfare schemes. Private airline pilot put on trial in unnatural sexcase A pilot with a private airline will face trial for allegedly having unnatural sex with a former air hostess of the carrier, the Delhi High Court has said while absolving him of the charge of rape. SC upholds life term for 3 for killing Gujarat Shiv Sena leader The Supreme Court has upheld the life term awarded to three persons for killing a Shiv Sena leader in Gujarat whose younger brother had married a woman from a minority community. Citizens have faith in CBI's investigating abilities: SC Citizens of India have faith in the "investigating abilities" of CBI, the Supreme Court today observed while directing the agency to probe a case relating to the mysterious death of a 22-year-old woman in Noida in 2015. SC judge launches SCLSC's video conferencing facility Justice Dipak Misra today inaugurated the Supreme Court Legal Services Committee's (SCLSC) video conferencing facility in the court complex. Life sentence for Ajmer blast case convicts A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here today sentenced Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta to life in jail in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case. SC to hear plea for probe into alleged tampering of EVMs The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Friday a plea seeking a probe into allegations of alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during polls, including the recent assembly elections in five states. DDCA case: Kejriwal appears, gets bail Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today granted bail by a Delhi court in a criminal defamation case filed by DDCA and cricketer-turned-politician Chetan Chauhan. SC seeks reply of Centre on plea against pension, perks to MPs The Supreme Court today sought responses from the Centre and the Election Commission of India (ECI) on a plea seeking scrapping of pension and other perks being given to Members of Parliament. SC suggests fresh attempts to resolve Ayodhya dispute The Supreme Court today said fresh attempts must be made by all parties concerned to find a solution to the Ayodhya temple dispute which is a "sensitive" and "sentimental matter". Parents can evict abusive adult children from their house: HC Children who abuse their parents while staying with them in their house can be evicted from the property, the Delhi High Court has ruled. Protests at JNU indicate something is wrong somewhere: HC The large number of student protests at JNU only indicates "there is something wrong somewhere", the Delhi High Court told the varsity today while allowing the students to agitate near the admin block. 13 Maruti ex-employees get life term for 2012 violence A Gurgaon court today awarded life sentence to 13 former employees of Maruti-Suzuki India Limited, who it had found guilty of murder, in connection with the violence at the automobile giant's Manesar plant in 2012 in which a senior company officer had died. New chief justice of MP High Court takes charge Justice Hemant Gupta today took oath as the chief justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court at a brief ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here. 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