Postal employees to get Rs 10 lakh compensation in case they succumb to COVID-19

All postal employees, including Gramin Dak Sevaks, will get Rs 10 lakh compensation in case they succumb to COVID-19, the government said on Saturday. The postal services come under essential services and apart from regular services, the post offices are also delivering food packets, rations and essential medicines, among others, across the country by liasioning […]

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COVID 19: Force Majeure Clause Applicable Only To Steel Supplier And Not Importer – Steel Importer Denied Ad-Interim Stay on Encashment of Letters of Credit

The Hon’ble Bombay High Court vide its order dated April 8, 2020 denied ad interim protection to Standard Retail Pvt. Ltd.  and other steel importers  from encashment of letters of credit. The said order was passed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice AA Sayed in petitions filed by the steel importers under Section 9 of the Arbitration […]

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Not a single foreign Tablighi Jamaat member should leave India without informing the investigative team: Delhi top cop

Not a single foreign Tablighi Jamaat member should leave India without informing the investigative team, Commissioner of Delhi Police SN Shrivastava issued directions to his unit heads associated with a case filed against the religious group. A total 1,306 foreign nationals were Tablighi Jamaat participants, out of which 250 were found in Delhi. The foreigners, […]

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Yes Bank scam: DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan and his brother’s plea for FIR copy rejected.

A special court here has rejected the plea of DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan and his brother Dheeraj, seeking inspection and certified copies of the FIR registered against them in connection with the Yes Bank scam. The plea was rejected by the court on the grounds that the matter is not urgent and the accused has liberty […]

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Zoom App not ‘safe’ to use in view of Cyber Crimes : Cyber Coordination Centre.

The Cyber Coordination Centre (CCC) of the Ministry of Home Affairs has warned people that the Zoom video conferencing app for meetings is not a safe platform for government and official use, IANS reported. In the advisory, issued on April 12, it said that “secure use of Zoom meeting platform is for private individuals and […]

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COVID-19 crisis : Companies cutting salaries during lockdown will need employees’ consent

The nationwide lockdown has been extended and so have been the powers of the government under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 & Disaster Management Act 2005. Already, the government has issued advisories and notifications against companies terminating the services of their employees or cutting their wages during the lockdown. The Home Ministry’s directive to factories, […]

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PIL in SC seeks free telecom and DTH services ahead Coronavirus impact.

The list of COVID-19 related demands before the Supreme Court is growing, with a fresh Public Interest Petition (PIL) now seeking free telecom services and free access to satellite TV channels via DTH networks. The PIL has sought for SC to direct the Department of Telecom (DOT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to […]

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Plea in SC seeks to nationalise all health care facilities in India till COVID-19 is contained.

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre, states and Union Territories to nationalise all healthcare facilities and related entities till COVID-19 pandemic is contained in the country. The plea, which claimed that India does not have sufficient public healthcare infrastructure to combat the pandemic, has also sought a […]

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Letter Petition sent to CJI Bobde to impose ‘complete’ ban on Tablighi Jamaat activities.

A letter petition has been sent to CJI S.A. Bobde seeking directions to Central Government and Delhi Government to impose a “complete ban” on the activities of Tablighi Jamaat with immediate effect. Letter petition has sought a direction to Centre and Delhi Government to transfer the investigation to the CBI to probe into the alleged “conspiracy of […]

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

 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 […]

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