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Bar Council objects to inclusion of ‘Lawyers’ under the Consumer Protection Act 2019

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On Sunday, Bar Council of Delhi wrote a letter to the Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan showing dissent towards the contemplation of the Ministry to include the lawyers within the definition of Section 2(1)(o) of the Consumer Protection Act as “The legal Profession is an integral part of justice delivery system and is not […]

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Brought CAA to correct historical injustice: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government has brought the Citizenship Amendment Act to correct “historical injustice” and to fulfil the BJP’s “old promise” to religious minorities living in neighbouring countries Speaking at the Annual Prime Minister’s National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, Modi said the problem in Jammu and Kashmir persisted since […]

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It’s govt decision whether to set up KVs in each tehsil :HC

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The Delhi High Court said Tuesday that setting up of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in every tehsil across the country was a policy decision of the Centre and left it to the government to take a call on the issue raised in a PIL. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari […]

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High Court asks Govt to Take Policy Decision on Liquor Ban

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The Uttarakhand HC has given the state govt 6 months to formulate a policy to implement provisions of the Excise Act which provide for prohibition of alcohol in the state. A division bench of the high court comprising Chief Justice (CJ) Ramesh Ranganathan & Justice Alok Kumar Verma directed the state govt on Thursday to take a […]

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High Court : Acquittal of Driver Involved in Accident no Ground for Denial of Insurance Claim (Read Judgement)

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The Punjab & Haryana HC has made it clear that acquittal of driver in criminal proceedings pertaining to accident of a vehicle & a complainant turning hostile in the case isn’t a ground for denial of insurance claim to the family of the person killed in that accident. Justice Lisa Gill of the HC passed these orders while upholding […]

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Corruption Here an Open Secret, Says this State High Court Judge, Chief Justice Withdraws All Work from Him

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Chief Justice of High Court of Patna has withdrawn judicial work from the senior-most Judge in the HC after the latter delivered an order on how the judiciary in Bihar had plunged deep into corruption. “Corruption in this HC is (an) open secret,” Justice Rakesh Kumar had held in his 20-page order delivered on Wednesday. […]

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High Court restrains portal from using ‘Vistara’ on products; says it poses security threat

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An aviation studies portal has been restrained from offering counterfeit ‘Vistara’ branded products by the Delhi High Court, which said that it posed security risks at airports as it is a distinctive Tata-SIA airline trademark in the airline industry. The high court said that Pilot 18 Aviation Book Store, which operates the web portal www.pilot18.com, […]

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Madhya Pradesh trader fined Rs 4.5 lakh from adulterating ghee

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A Madhya Pradesh court has imposed a fine of Rs 4.5 lakh on a trader selling adulterated ghee. Additional District Magistrate S K Mishra fined Manish Bansal in a case dating back to July 10, 2016, when the state Food department raided his dairy and seized over 100 kg of adulterated ghee, an official said. […]

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Parliament adopts resolution concerning 200 per cent duty on Pakistani goods

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The Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha approved the amendment in the first schedule of the Custom Tariff Act. The notification had been made on February 16 this year to impose basic custom duty to 200 per cent on all goods originating or exported from Pakistan. The decision was taken after Pulwama terror attack in which […]

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Plea in High Court against linking Aadhaar to UAN to avail Provident Fund, pension

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A petition has been filed in the Madras High Court challenging the notification mandating linking of Aadhaar with Universal Account Number (UAN) for availing pension and provident fund benefits. In the plea, Elisha Ebenezer, a software engineer, claimed the notification dated January 4, 2017 was unconstitutional for being violative of Articles 14, 21 and 300A […]

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High Court restrains hoteliers associations from boycotting OYO

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The Delhi High Court has restrained various hoteliers welfare associations from issuing any notices or boycotting and banning hospitality company OYO. The court, in an interim order, said it appeared that the act of hotelier associations was pushing other hoteliers and service providers to act in breach of contract between them and Oravel Stays Private […]

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NCDRC Said: ‘ Insurance claim cannot be denied on presumption of pre-existing disease ‘

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New Delhi : The NCDRC, the apex consumer commission, has held that an insurance claim cannot be denied on mere presumption that a person might be suffering from a pre-existing disease. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) said even if the insured person was suffering from a disease and did not know about it […]

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NCDRC directs Unitech to refund over Rs 53 lakh to 2 home buyers

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New Delhi : The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has asked real estate giant Unitech to refund over Rs 53 lakh to two home buyers for failing to hand over the possession of an apartment. The apex consumer commission asked the company to refund within three months Rs 53,73,561 and give a compensation of simple […]

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Supreme Court extends tenure of NCDRC’s judicial member by one year

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New Delhi : The Supreme Court Wednesday extended the tenure of Justice V K Jain, a judicial member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), which was expiring today. A vacation bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose said the extension of tenure would be for one year or till the […]

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Accused with cancer moves bail plea in Supreme Court to die in ‘mother’s lap’

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New Delhi : An accused who has been diagnosed with third stage oral cancer in jail and wants to “die in the lap of his mother” has moved a bail plea in the Supreme Court which sought Rajasthan Police’s response on it on Tuesday. A vacation bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha […]

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2018: Corporate legal cases kept Delhi HC busy

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Corporate legal cases saw companies from various sectors including telecom, aviation, banking and agro knocking on the doors of the Delhi High Court for relief in 2018. In the year gone by, the pharma sector also witnessed an ugly legal fight between the former promoters of healthcare major Ranbaxy — Malvinder and Shivinder Singh — […]

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HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea of visually impaired man who lost out on Railway job

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The Bombay High Court has taken suo motu (on its own) notice of an incident where a sessions court judge was allegedly assaulted by an assistant public prosecutor on the court premises. Vacation judge Justice R K Deshpande of the high court’s Nagpur bench said Wednesday that such incidents are a “threat to independence of […]

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Consumer Forum rejects complaints against SBI

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The District Consumer Redressal Forum here has rejected four complaints against the State Bank of India (SBI) pertaining to interest rate on personal loans. Forum’s president Sneha Mhatre and member Madhuri Vishwarupe recently held that SBI’s Thane main branch was right in recovering the difference in the interest rate on the personal loan as the […]

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UP youth disabled in road mishap gets Rs 44 lakh compensation

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A 20-year-old youth, who lost his leg after being hit by a truck and falling in a ditch, has been awarded Rs 44 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here. The tribunal directed Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd to pay Rs 44,29,000 to victim Dharmendra Singh, who was riding pillion on […]

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Duty to remove defects is of car manufacturer: NCDRC

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It’s the duty of a car manufacturer to remove the defects in a vehicle and make it roadworthy, the apex consumer commission has said while asking Maruti Suzuki India Limited to refund the price of one of its models to a customer for failing to rectify the complaint. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) […]

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Man gets Rs 2.28 L compensation 7 years after accident

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A district court here awarded a compensation of Rs 2.28 lakh to a man for a 2010 accident following which he could not work for 22 months, a senior official said today. “Additional session judge Shivani Jaiswal awarded a total of Rs 2.28 lakh toward compensation to the victim,” Lalit Mudgal, Senior Prosecution Officer, said. […]

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Surat club to pay 18L for not providing first aid to man

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The apex consumer commission has upheld a state panel’s order asking a recreational club in Surat to pay Rs 18 lakh as compensation to the kin of a man who collapsed at the club and subsequently died due to inadequate help from the staff. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) asked the Surat City […]

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Accident by UP Roadways bus: Man’s kin get over Rs 19L damages

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The family members of a 41-year- old man, who was killed after being hit by a rashly driven UP roadways bus, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 19 lakh by a motor accident claims tribunal (MACT) here. The tribunal directed Uttar Pradesh state road transport corporation (UPSRTC) to pay Rs 19.62 lakh along […]

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Madras HC rejects insurance firm plea against compensation

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The Madras High Court has held that not finding a person’s name in legal heir certificate of a road mishap victim cannot be a ground to deny him compensation in cases of accident claims. Justice S Vimala made the observation while dismissing recently a plea by Salem branch of the Oriental Insurance Company, challenging a […]

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