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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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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Koregaon-Bhima commission summons NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

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The commission conducting inquiry into the 2018 Koregaon Bhima violence in Maharashtra’s Pune district has summoned NCP chief Sharad Pawar as a witness on April 4, the panel’s lawyer Ashish Satpute said here on Wednesday. Pawar will have to appear in Mumbai, he said. The NCP chief had filed an affidavit before the commission, headed by […]

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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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Supreme Court refuses to hear plea seeking proper mechanism to deal with alleged misuse of sedition law.

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On Friday, Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking framing of a proper mechanism to deal with alleged misuse of the sedition law by the government machinery. Supreme  Court Bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar dismissed the petition which was filed by a social activist. Bench stated that it was open for the petitioner […]

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Suits With Basic Relief Of Challenging Decree Passed By DRT Not Maintainable: SC

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The Supreme Court has observed that the suits with the basic relief of challenging the decree passed by the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) are not maintainable. In this case, the suits were filed challenging the decree passed by the DRT. The Bank filed applications to reject the plaints in exercise of powers under Order 7 […]

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Boycott Of Courts Can’t Be Justified As Freedom Of Speech & Expression : SC On Lawyers’ Strikes

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The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on the advocates in the districts of Dehradun, Hardwar and Udham Singh Nagar in the State of Uttarakhand for holding strike by boycotting courts. The SC also noted that despite directions in precedents such as Ex-Capt. Harish Uppal v. Union of India, lawyers’ strikes were happening. In this […]

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Transfer of Justice Muralidhar done on recommendation of SC collegium: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said Delhi High Court judge S Muralidhar was transferred following the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium, asserting that a “well-settled process” was followed. The minister’s reaction came after the Congress alleged that Justice Muralidhar was transferred by the government to save BJP leaders in the Delhi […]

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President Ram Nath Kovind hails judiciary for pursuing cherished goal of gender justice.

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday hailed the efforts of the Indian judiciary in pursuing the “cherished goal of gender justice” and said that the Supreme Court has always been “pro-active and progressive”. Speaking at the International Judicial Conference 2020 – ‘Judiciary and the Changing World’, the president said the Supreme court has led “progressive […]

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Centre and TN govt oppose Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini’s plea.

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The Centre has reaffirmed in the Madras High Court its stand that the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts cannot be set free without its consent and said the Tamil Nadu cabinet recommendation for their premature release would have ‘zero’ effect. The oral submission was made on Thursday by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) G Rajagopalan before […]

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Defamation case: Delhi court imposes Rs 5000 cost on Tharoor for not appearing before it

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A Delhi court on Saturday imposed a cost of Rs 5,000 on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for not appearing in hearing on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him for his alleged “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja imposed the cost on the Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi rules out rethink on decisions on Article 370 and CAA ‘despite pressure’

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Ruling out any rethink on decisions on CAA and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that his government remains and will remain firm on the steps despite pressure from all sides. “Be it the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir or the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the country waited for […]

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Supreme Court on legal sanction to Passive Euthanasia and the Governments Stand

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Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others, has “laid down the principles relating to the procedure for execution of Advance Directive and provided the guidelines to give effect to passive euthanasia in both circumstances A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by then  Chief Justice of India Sh. Dipak Misra, in its […]

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Rights of Second Wife – With reference to Bigamous Marriage in India

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Written by: Varun Shivhare, II Year, National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal Second marriage, during the subsistence of the first marriage, is illegal in India and the relationship arising from the same does not have any validity. Even though the law is very clear on this point, ‘second marriage’ is a common practice in Indian […]

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Trust to be set up for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya: PM

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The Union Cabinet has given its nod to set up a trust for the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Soon after the meeting of the Union Cabinet ended, Modi reached Lok Sabha to make a statement in this regard. Just before the Question […]

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Amazon and Flipkart need to establish system for collecting plastic waste: CPCB to NGT.

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E-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart need to fulfil their extended producer responsibility under the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2016 and need to establish a system for collecting back the plastic waste generated due to the packaging of their products, the Central Pollution Control Board told the NGT on Tuesday. The apex pollution monitoring body told […]

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Disqualification of lawmakers : SC asks Parliament to rethink powers of Speaker in deciding pleas.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Parliament to ponder over the power of the Speaker in deciding petitions seeking disqualification of lawmakers, observing that he also belong to a political party. The suggestion for devising an independent mechanism to deal with disqualification pleas against lawmakers came in a judgment by which the top court asked […]

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Centre agrees in SC to revisit its 2017 proposal of taking over Unitech management

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The Centre, however, said it would not infuse any funds for completion of pending projects of the company. In a major development, the Centre has told the Supreme Court that it is agreeable to revisit its 2017 proposal to take over the management control of embattled realty firm Unitech Ltd and complete its stalled projects […]

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SC allows Karti Chidambaram to withdraw Rs 20 Cr deposited for travelling abroad.

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 The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Congress MP Karti Chidambaram to withdraw the Rs 20 crore which was deposited with the apex court registry as a condition for allowing him to travel abroad. The apex court in January and May 2019 had granted Karti Chidambaram permission to travel to foreign countries after depositing Rs 10 […]

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