Centre, States Have Equal Authority To Legislate On Gst: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said on May 19 that the GST council’s recommendations were not binding on the Union and states. However, they do have a persuasive value because of the country’s cooperative federal structure. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant, and Vikram Nath also stated that the Centre and states had concurrent rights … Read more

SC slams Supertech for non-payment to home buyers

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed real estate developer Supertech over non-payment to the homebuyers for flats which were ordered to be demolished. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud told Supertech to keep their office in order and to make the payment to home buyers by January 17. It said that no amount should … Read more

Supreme Court orders demolition of Supertech twin towers in Noida

Ordering the demolition of the 40-storey residential towers of Supertech in Noida, the Supreme Court on August 31 condemned the “dubious dealings” entered into by builders and authorities in metros across the country in brazen violation of the laws while showing scant concern about either the safety of the environment or the welfare of residents. … Read more

Supreme Court says CCI probe against Amazon, Flipkart will continue

The Supreme Court on Monday said an antitrust investigation into business practices of Amazon.com Inc and Walmart’s Flipkart must continue, rejecting demands of the two e-commerce giants to put them on hold. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) ordered the investigation in 2020 against the companies for allegedly promoting select sellers on their e-commerce platforms … Read more

SC rules in favour of Amazon against Future-Reliance merger deal

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favour of e-commerce giant Amazon against the proposed ₹24,713-crore merger deal between Future Retail Limited (FRL)and Reliance Retail. A Bench of Justices Rohinton F. Nariman and B.R. Gavai upheld the validity and enforceability of a Singapore-based Emergency Arbitrator (EA) award, which restrained Future Retail Limited (FRL), India’s second … Read more