Vijay Mallya gets bankruptcy reprieve from UK High Court.

 In a relief to liquor baron Vijay Mallya, the High Court in London has deferred hearings on a plea by the SBI-led consortium of Indian banks, seeking the indebted tycoon to be declared bankrupt to enable them recover a loan of around 1.145 billion pounds from him. Justice Michael Briggs of the insolvency division of […]

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COVID-29 crisis : Two prisoners denied temporary bail move HC

Two undertrials lodged at Maharashtra’s Aurangabad Central Jail have approached the Bombay High Court against a high-powered committee’s decision that prisoners booked under special Acts will not be entitled to temporary bail in view of the coronavirus pandemic. The undertrials – Nitin Shelke and Madhukar Suryawanshi – were not granted temporary bail by the prison authorities […]

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Agreement between Karnataka and Kerala on opening border roads : Centre tells SC

The Centre informed the Supreme Court on Tuesday that a settlement has been reached between Karnataka and Kerala on lifting the blockade of border roads by the former and parameters for passage of patients for urgent medical treatment at the interstate border have been formulated. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices […]

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AgustaWestland case : Delhi HC dismisses Christian Michel’s interim bail plea.

The Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea of Christian Michel James, an alleged middleman arrested in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam cases, seeking interim bail on the grounds of risk of contracting coronavirus in Tihar jail. Justice Mukta Gupta, who conducted the hearing through video conferencing, said the apprehension of Michel that […]

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Supreme Court extends tenure of TDSAT chairperson and questions Centre over delay in appointment of members

The Supreme Court Tuesday extended by three months the tenure of chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) which is scheduled to end on April 20, and questioned the Centre on as to why the members of the tribunal have not been appointed since October 2019. A bench headed by Chief Justice S […]

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Next 7 days critical in evolving lockdown exit plan: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the final week of the ongoing lockdown is “critical” for evolving an exit strategy as data regarding the spread of coronavirus will have a bearing on the decision to be taken by the government. He also appealed to the people to abide by whatever decision is ultimately […]

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Suspended JK police officer Davinder Singh sent to further custody till Apr 3.

Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Davinder Singh, who was arrested while ferrying two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists in a vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway earlier this year, has been sent to further custodial interrogation by a Delhi court till April 3. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Jain extended Singh’s custody after Delhi Police said that he was required […]

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Corona Virus : Delhi High Court judge Justice Hima Kohli directs steps to reduce over-crowding in jails.

A high powered committee, headed by a Delhi High Court judge, has directed authorities to take steps like releasing inmates on emergency parole for reducing over-crowding in jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has infected 1,071 people in India and claimed 29 lives. The committee, constituted on the orders of the Supreme Court, […]

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Bar Council of Delhi urges govt to ensure no lawyer thrown out for non-payment of rent

The Bar Council of Delhi on Monday approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Centre, AAP government and police to ensure no advocate is shunted out of rented accommodation due to failure to pay monthly rent amid the lockdown due to coronavirus. BCD chairman K C Mittal, in the plea, also sought to […]

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Khalida Begum, Muslim woman donates her savings for Hajj to RSS-affiliate.

A Muslim woman from Jammu and Kashmir has donated her savings of Rs 5 lakh, meant for the Hajj pilgrimage, to the RSS-affiliated ‘Sewa Bharati’ after apparently being “impressed with the welfare work” done by the outfit amid the lockdown due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Khalida Begum, 87, who saved Rs 5 lakh for […]

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