COVID-29 crisis : Two prisoners denied temporary bail move HC

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Two undertrials lodged at Maharashtra’s Aurangabad Central Jail have approached the Bombay High Court against a high-powered committee’s decision that prisoners booked under special Acts will not be entitled to temporary bail in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The undertrials – Nitin Shelke and Madhukar Suryawanshi – were not granted temporary bail by the prison authorities […]

AgustaWestland case : Delhi HC dismisses Christian Michel’s interim bail plea.

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The Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea of Christian Michel James, an alleged middleman arrested in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam cases, seeking interim bail on the grounds of risk of contracting coronavirus in Tihar jail. Justice Mukta Gupta, who conducted the hearing through video conferencing, said the apprehension of Michel that […]

Supreme Court extends tenure of TDSAT chairperson and questions Centre over delay in appointment of members

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The Supreme Court Tuesday extended by three months the tenure of chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) which is scheduled to end on April 20, and questioned the Centre on as to why the members of the tribunal have not been appointed since October 2019. A bench headed by Chief Justice S […]

Coronavirus: SC seeks status report from Centre on steps taken to prevent migration of workers.

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 The Supreme Court on Monday sought a status report from the Centre by Tuesday on the measures taken in view of the large-scale migration of labourers from cities to their native villages amid the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent lockdown across the country. The top court observed that the migration of labourers out of panic […]

Suspended JK police officer Davinder Singh sent to further custody till Apr 3.

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Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Davinder Singh, who was arrested while ferrying two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists in a vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway earlier this year, has been sent to further custodial interrogation by a Delhi court till April 3. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Jain extended Singh’s custody after Delhi Police said that he was required […]

Corona Virus : Delhi High Court judge Justice Hima Kohli directs steps to reduce over-crowding in jails.

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A high powered committee, headed by a Delhi High Court judge, has directed authorities to take steps like releasing inmates on emergency parole for reducing over-crowding in jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has infected 1,071 people in India and claimed 29 lives. The committee, constituted on the orders of the Supreme Court, […]

Khalida Begum, Muslim woman donates her savings for Hajj to RSS-affiliate.

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A Muslim woman from Jammu and Kashmir has donated her savings of Rs 5 lakh, meant for the Hajj pilgrimage, to the RSS-affiliated ‘Sewa Bharati’ after apparently being “impressed with the welfare work” done by the outfit amid the lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Khalida Begum, 87, who saved Rs 5 lakh for […]