Kashmiri woman held for planning terror acts tests positive for COVID-19 in NIA custody

A Kashmiri woman, who was arrested earlier this year for allegedly planning a terror attack in the country during anti-CAA protests here, has tested positive for COVID-19 while in the custody of National Investigation Agency(NIA). The judge directed the NIA to admit Hina Bashir Beigh to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital with immediate effect. The […]

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman : Decriminalise Companies Act violations involving minor defaults

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while announcing the fifth and the final tranche of the economic stimulus package on Sunday, said that the government will soon move an ordinance to decriminalise Companies Act violations involving minor technical and procedural defaults. The government has decided to drop seven compoundable offences while five will be dealt with under […]

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Form medical board to decide minor’s pregnancy termination: BHC.

The Bombay High Court has directed the city-based J J Hospital to form a medical board and assess whether a 24-week pregnant minor victim of sexual assault can undergo medical termination of the pregnancy without any health risks. Justice S J Kathawalla passed the direction on Friday after the minor told the court that she was […]

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Tamil Nadu moves SC against HC order for closure of liquor outlets.

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday moved the Supreme Court challenging a Madras High Court order for closure of state-run liquor outlets on grounds of violations of COVID-19 guidelines, arguing that it would lead to “grave losses” in revenue and complete halt in commercial activities. The Madras High Court had on Friday ordered closure of […]

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Supreme Court dismisses plea of district judge against swearing-in of Karnataka HC judge Padmaraj N Desai.

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by a district judge challenging the appointment of a ‘junior’ judicial officer as an additional judge of the Karnataka High Court and seeking a stay on his swearing-in contending that it breaches the seniority rule. The top court dismissed the plea just half an hour before the […]

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Plea against ‘detention’ of 1,408 people at quarantine centres.

The Bombay High Court has sought response from the Maharashtra government and the Nagpur Municipal Corporation on a plea alleging that the civic authorities “illegally detained” 1,408 people from two coronavirus hotspots and put them in quarantine facilities. Justice A S Kilor of the Nagpur bench on Sunday took up for urgent hearing the petition filed […]

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India should put in large enough stimulus package to revive demand: Abhijit Banerjee.

India should come out with a large enough stimulus package to revive demand, Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee said on Tuesday, asserting that putting cash in the hands of people would be the best way to boost the economy post lockdown. Banerjee, while talking to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi through video-conferencing, suggested giving money into the […]

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Bank loan fraud: ED attaches assets worth Rs 52 lakh.

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said it has attached assets, worth Rs 51.86 lakh, of a company in connection with a money laundering case linked to an alleged bank fraud in Haryana. It said a provisional order for attachment of the properties, in the form of commercial property in Gurgaon and bank balances, has […]

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Donald Trump threatens to terminate trade deal with China on Corona Virus Pandemic.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the trade deal with China if Beijing did not honour its provisions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that originated in the country. While China has reported 82,788 novel coronavirus cases, including 4,632 fatalities, the US registered over 824,600 cases and more than 45,290 deaths — […]

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Delhi High Court refuses to interfere with School Fees during Lockdown.

The Delhi High Court has refused to interfere with a petition seeking directions to private schools in the national capital to suspend fees charged under various heads, other than the tuition fee, for the month of April, May and June on account of COVID-19 pandemic, observing that the authorities have taken cognizance of the issue […]

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