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Webinar organized by Adhivakta Parishad Supreme Court Unit on Swami Vivekananda’s Perspective Towards Society and the Youth

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A webinar will be organized by Adhivakta Parishad Supreme Court Unit on Swami Vivekananda’s Perspective Towards Society and the Youth Details of the function is given herein below:- TOPIC: Swami Vivekananda’s Perspective Towards Society and the Youth Date: 30.01.2021 (SATURDAY) Time: 5:00 PM SPEAKER : MR. JAIDEEP GUPTA, SENIOR ADVOCATE LIVE STREAMING: YouTube:

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Supreme Court Adjourns Contempt Case Against Kunal Kamra.

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The Supreme Court Friday observed that criticism of courts is “growing and everybody is now doing it” now, while giving three weeks to cartoonist Rachit Taneja to file her reply on the plea seeking contempt action for her alleged scandalous tweets against the judiciary. The top court also adjourned hearing for two weeks on separate […]

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Guj court issues arrest warrant against journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

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A court in Gujarat’s Mundra in Kutch district on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against senior journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta in a defamation suit filed by the Adani Group. “…accused stands charged with complaint under section 500 of IPC. You are hereby directed to arrest the said accused and to produce him before me,” Judicial Magistrate Pradeep Soni […]

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FM gave four-five mini-budgets in 2020, upcoming budget will be seen as part of that series: PM Modi

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had to give four-five mini-budgets in the form of packages in 2020 and expressed confidence that the upcoming budget would also be seen as part of that series. In his remarks to the media before the commencement of Parliament’s Budget Session, Modi said the […]

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Over 300 Twitter handles generated from Pak to disrupt farmers’ tractor rally: Delhi Police

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Delhi Police on Sunday claimed that over 300 Twitter handles have been generated from Pakistan to disrupt the tractor rally proposed by protesting farmers on Republic Day. Detailing the plan for the tractor parade, Deependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) said the rally on Tuesday will be conducted amid tight security after the Republic […]

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Tiktok to shut down India business

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Chinese social media firm Bytedance, which owns Tiktok and Helo apps, has announced the closure of its India business following continued restrictions on its services in the country. Tiktok’s global interim head Vanessa Pappas and vice president for global business solutions Blake Chandlee in a joint email to employees have communicated the decision of the […]

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Farmers’ tractor rally: Plea in SC seeks inquiry commission to look into violence on R-Day

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A plea was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court seeking setting up of a commission, headed by a retired apex court judge, to inquire the violence during the protesting farmers’ tractor rally in the national capital on the Republic Day. The plea has also sought direction to the concerned authority to lodge First Information […]

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Why Centre resisting direction to translate draft EIA in all vernacular languages : Delhi High Court

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it cannot understand why the Centre was “vehemently” resisting its order to translate the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) in all 22 languages in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution. A special bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan said the government would have […]

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SC declines interim protection from arrest to makers of web series Tandav and others

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The Supreme Court Wednesday declined to grant interim protection from arrest to Ali Abbas Zafar, Director of web series ‘Tandav’, and others seeking quashing of FIRs against them for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus and issued notices Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and other states on their pleas. A bench comprising justices Ashok Bhushan, R […]

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Delhi court suggests awareness drives by DLSAs, banks on misuse of blank cheques

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Taking note of the judicial system being flooded with cases involving the misuse of cheques allegedly issued as ‘security’ by one person to another, a court here has suggested organising awareness programmes through the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and banks. The court gave the suggestions while dismissing a complaint seeking action against a […]

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Not sexual assault if there is no ‘skin to skin’ contact: Bombay High Court

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Groping a minor’s breast without “skin to skin contact” cannot be termed as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, the Bombay High Court has said. Justice Pushpa Ganediwala of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, in a judgement passed on January 19, the detailed copy of […]

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Farmers’ tractor rally: Plea in SC seeks inquiry commission to look into violence on R-Day

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A plea was filed on Wednesday in the Supreme Court seeking setting up of a commission, headed by a retired apex court judge, to inquire the violence during the protesting farmers’ tractor rally in the national capital on the Republic Day. The plea has also sought direction to the concerned authority to lodge First Information […]

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How Does the Legality of Gambling Look Like Entering 2021?

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With gambling surging in popularity around the world, you might think that now is the perfect opportunity to try it out for yourself. But what does the landscape look like in India specifically heading into 2021? For the most part, the forecast is a positive one, but allow us to break down what you can […]

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Bengal woman left home on free will : Calcutta High Court

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A report was filed before the Calcutta High Court on Thursday stating that a woman, whose father had complained that she had been unduly influenced by a man to leave her home, had gone of her free will. Public prosecutor-in-charge Saibal Bapuli filed the report that the woman, who is married, has stated to him that […]

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Divergences in rural and urban inflation do not persist for long: RBI paper

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Rural-urban inflation divergence does not persist in the long run and converges over time, and both exhibit a long-term equilibrium relationship, said an RBI article. This convergence of rural-urban inflation supports the relevance of one inflation target as nominal anchor at the national level, said the article prepared by Binod B. Bhoi, Himani Shekhar and […]

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Maharashtra : Man gets life imprisonment for colleague’s murder

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A court in Maharashtra’s Thane has awarded life imprisonment to a 32-year-old man, who worked as a cook, for killing his colleague in 2015 over a financial issue. District Judge Hemant Patwardhan held Anil Rajbir Valmiki guilty under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 342 (wrongful confinement) on Wednesday and also pronounced the quantum of sentence. The […]

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Man gets 10 years’ jail for raping and sexually harassing woman and her minor daughter

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A POCSO court in Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana has sentenced a man to 10 years’ imprisonment for raping a woman and sexually harassing her minor daughter two years ago. Special judge Mumtaz Ali also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on accused Sachin on Thursday after holding him guilty under various sections of the Indian Penal […]

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Delhi riots: Court dismisses man’s bail pleas in 4 cases

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A Delhi court has dismissed bail applications of a person in four cases related to the northeast Delhi riots, saying he has been categorically identified by an eye witness as an alleged member of a “riotous mob” and is seen in CCTV footage taking part in rioting. Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav dismissed the bail […]

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SC issues show-cause notices to comedian Kunal Kamra and comic artist Rachita Taneja in contempt cases

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 The Supreme Court issued show-cause notices to comedian Kunal Kamra and comic artist Rachita Taneja on Friday for their alleged scandalous tweets against the apex court. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy and M R Shah sought response from the two in six weeks on the notices issued in two separate cases. […]

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SC directs states to carry out fire safety audit of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals

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The Supreme Court on Friday directed all the states to carry out fire safety audit of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals across the country to prevent fire incidents in medical institutions. The apex court also directed dedicated COVID-19 hospitals to take a no objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department within four weeks and said that failure […]

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HC quashes Income Tax proceedings against Karti Chidambaram & Srinidhi Chidambaram

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The Madras High Court has quashed the Income Tax proceedings initiated against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram,and his wife over alleged non-disclosure of cash transactions of about Rs seven crore following sale of a property near here. The Court, while ruling that the action is “not maintainable and premature”, clarified that […]

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Can’t coerce family planning : Centre tells SC on population control

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The Centre has told the Supreme Court that India is unequivocally against forcing family planning on its people and any coercion to have a certain number of children is counter-productive and leads to demographic distortions. In an affidavit filed in the top court, the health ministry told the apex court that the family welfare programme […]

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CBI files supplementary charge sheets in 2 Vyapam scam cases

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The CBI has filed supplementary charge sheets in two separate cases related to pre-medical test-2009 and transport constable recruitment test-2012 conducted by Vyapam in Madhya Pradesh, officials said Tuesday. In the supplementary charge sheet filed before a Gwalior special court in the PMT-2009 case, the CBI has listed 126 accused candidates, impersonators, parents of candidates […]

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Allahabad High Court quashes detention under NSA of anti-Dalit violence accused

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The Allahabad High Court on Monday quashed a detention order under stringent National Security Act and directed forthwith release of the detenue. A bench of justices Pritinker Diwaker and P K Srivastava ordered the release of detenue Javed Siddiqui, arrested under the NSA allegedly for triggering violence against Dalits in Jaunpur district early this year. […]

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