Bombay High Court permits unmarried woman to terminate 23-week pregnancy

The Bombay High Court has permitted an unmarried woman to terminate her over 23-week pregnancy, observing that giving birth to a child out of wedlock would cause her much mental and physical anguish. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act prohibits termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks. A bench of Justices S J Kathawalla and Surendra […]

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SC highlights success of virtual courts : Nearly 3 thousand lawyers appeared in hearings on Wednesday.

Amid demands from bar bodies for resuming physical court hearings, the Supreme Court on Wednesday released the data of the day to highlight the “success story” of virtual court proceedings, saying as many as 2,893 lawyers appeared in these hearings through video-conferencing. “Data shows the day-by-day success story of the Virtual Court. Today, 2,893 advocates […]

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SC issues notice to Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna on plea challenging his Lok Sabha election.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought response from Prajwal Revanna, the grandson of former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, on a plea challenging his election in 2019 from from Hassan Lok Sabha constituency as a joint candidate of JDS and Congress. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna […]

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SC seeks finance ministry’s reply on waiver of interest on loans during moratorium period.

The Supreme Court Thursday sought finance ministry’s reply on waiver of interest on loans during the moratorium period after the RBI said it would not be prudent to go for a forced waiver of interest risking financial viability of the banks. The top court said there are two aspects under consideration in this matter no […]

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BHC seeks report from Maharashtra on steps taken for congregation of migrant workers at railway stations.

Taking note of the congregation of migrant workers at railway stations and bus stands in Maharashtra as they wait for their return to the home states, the Bombay High Court has sought a report from the Maharashtra government on how it was addressing the issue. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice K […]

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Delhi High Court : AAP government taking urgent steps for cremation of COVID-19 deceased.

The AAP government informed the Delhi High Court on Friday that it was taking urgent steps, including extending the timings of crematoriums, to tackle the issue of cremating those who have died due to COVID-19 and the piling up of bodies at mortuaries. The Delhi government told the court that 28 such bodies were cremated […]

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Lockdown: BHC extends gangster Arun Gawli’s parole by five days.

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Friday extended convicted gangster Arun Gawli’s parole by five days and directed him to get a travel permit from the police to surrender before the Nagpur Central prison. A division bench of Justices S B Shukre and A S Kilor directed Gawli to seek permission from the […]

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Delhi High Court asks Delhi govt to file detailed reply on pleas challenging levy of 70% ‘special corona fees’

The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Delhi government to file a detailed affidavit on a batch of pleas challenging the decision to levy 70 per cent ‘special corona fees’ on the MRP of liquor of all brands in the national capital. The Delhi government had earlier filed its response to the petitions, saying that […]

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Plea in NGT seeks implementation of Centre’s contingency plan to control locust attack.

As the locust attack threat looms over Delhi and neighbouring states, a plea in the National Green Tribunal has sought the implementation of the Centre’s contingency plan to combat the situation. The plea filed by an NGO said that despite having the contingency plan several states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are facing […]

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