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Vijay Mallya gets bankruptcy reprieve from UK High Court.

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 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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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No plan to extend 21-day lockdown: Government.

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The government on Monday said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown which came intro force on Tuesday midnight. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting tweeted, saying Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has denied media reports claiming that the government will extend the lockdown. “There are rumours & […]

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EMIs put on hold : big-bang interest rate cut as RBI joins fight against coronavirus.

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The RBI on Friday put on hold EMI payments on all term loans for three months and cut interest rate by steepest in more than 11 years as it joined the government effort to rescue a slowing economy that has now got caught in coronavirus whirlwind. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut repo to […]

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PM seeks nation’s forgiveness for tough decisions and says India will surely defeat coronavirus.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought the nation’s forgiveness for imposing a monumental lockdown on the country, but said “we have to win … and we will definitely win the battle” against the unprecedented menace of coronavirus that has claimed 25 lives in India so far. In his monthly Mann ki Baat radio address […]

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SCBA mulls BCI plea to help financially-troubled lawyers in wake of COVID-19.

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A day after the Bar Council of India urged the Prime Minister and states to help the financially stressed lawyers in wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Ashok Arora has sought views of the members of the Association on extending financial help for such lawyers. The contributions thus […]

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Police takes responsibility of delivering food at every doorstep in West Bengal.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that there is a need to ensure that there is no scarcity of food in the wake of coronavirus lockdown. On Monday, Banerjee had said that her administration is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that citizens are safe from coronavirus. “The West Bengal Government is […]

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Coronavirus: HC directs MEA to ensure safety of 300 Indian students stranded in Kazakhstan.

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to ensure welfare and safety of around 300 Indian students stranded at Almaty Airport in Kazakhstan for the past 2-3 days without food and medical aid due to coronavirus pandemic. A bench of justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh, which conducted the hearing […]

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Delhi High Court Lawyers Chambers to be closed till 31st March after Supreme Court.

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After Supreme Court decided to seal its lawyers chamber, the Delhi High Court has also decided to close the lawyers chamber blocks from 6 PM today i.e 23rd March till 31st March. After which the conditions will be reassessed. The Delhi HC Bar Association has sought utmost cooperation of the lawyers as steps are being taken  in the […]

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Coronavirus : Will grant special parole and furlough to convicts to decongest prisons.

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The city govt told the Delhi HC on Monday that it has decided to decongest capital’s prisons by providing convicts with the options of special parole & furlough to contain the spread of coronavirus. A Bench of Justices Hima Kohli & Subramonium Prasad, taking note of the submission, directed the Delhi govt to take the […]

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Punjab & Haryana High Court admonishes Judge and orders examination of his conduct.

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“God have mercy on the litigants that appear in his court,” the Punjab & Haryana HC asserted while admonishing a judge belonging to subordinate judiciary. The High Court also directed its Registrar-General to get his conduct examined on the administrative side & never to post him in a “Family Court” again as he appeared to […]

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230 lawyers cleared the Examination of AoR.

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The results of the Supreme Court Advocate-on-Record (AoR) Examination conducted in June 2019 have been declared. As per the list published, 230 advocates have cleared the examination, whereas 92 advocates have been listed as eligible to re-appear. AOR_Exam___June_2019___Result   Click to see the  result list

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Number of COVID-19 cases rises to 415 in India: Health Ministry

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The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country surged to 415, a spike from the 360 figure the night before, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The figure includes 41 foreign nationals and seven deaths. Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on Sunday. Four fatalities were reported earlier from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra […]

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Delhi High Court stays FIR order against VHP leader Alok Kumar over hate speech.

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The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed a trial court order directing lodging of FIR against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Alok Kumar for allegedly giving hate speech during a rally last year. Justice Yogesh Khanna put on hold till May 12 the trial court order of February 18. The high court asked the police to […]

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Delhi High Court declines to entertain comedian Kunal Kamra’s plea against flying ban on him by airlines.

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 The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to entertain stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra’s plea challenging the flying ban imposed on him by Indigo, Vistara and other airlines for heckling journalist Arnab Goswami on board a flight. Justice Naveen Chawla disapproved of Kamra’s behaviour on flight and said it cannot be permitted on an airline. The […]

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Coronavirus: Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor booked for negligence.

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The UP police have booked singer Kanika Kapoor for negligence and committing acts that are likely to spread disease dangerous to life after she attended at least three gatherings in Lucknow, including a party where political leaders were present, and tested positive for the new coronavirus, an official said. The FIR was registered at Sarojini […]

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