Supreme Court bans Alcohol on Highways: Analysis

Last week, the Supreme Court confirmed its December order on banning sale of liquor near National and State highways.The SC bench, which consisted of Justice DY Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao were of the opinion that allowing liquor vending within 500 metres of highways would negate the purpose of curbing drunken driving.The important points to note include: In December 2016, the apex court had ordered a complete shutdown of liquor shops Continue Reading

SC asks to return Singur land to farmers

Supreme Court has quashed the CPI (M)-led West Bengal government’s acquisition of 997 acres of agricultural land for Tata Motors’ Nano (small car) plant in Singur. The present Mamta Banerjee government said though it is “completely understandable” for the government to acquire land to set up industrial units, the “brunt of development” should not be borne by the “weakest sections of the society, more so, poor agricultural workers who have Continue Reading