BCI to hold consultations on resumption of courtroom hearings across country

The Bar Council of India (BCI) on Wednesday decided to hold countrywide consultations with lawyers and litigants on resumption of regular hearings in all courts, which have only been taking up urgent matters via videoconferencing during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The BCI observed that litigants are unable to get justice through the virtual courts. “It (BCI) […]

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RBI cuts interest rates and extends loan moratorium to ramps up economic support.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday slashed interest rates, extended moratorium on loan repayments and allowed banks to lend more to corporates in an effort to support the economy which is likely to contract for the first time in over four decades. The benchmark repurchase (repo) rate was cut by 40 basis points […]

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Mahesh Jethmalani and Dilip Ukey will address ‘Prof. N. R. Madhava Menon Memorial Lecture Series’ on topic ‘Making Our Criminal Justice System Work’.

In “Prof. N. R. Madhava Menon Memorial’ online  lecture series of ABAP (Akhil Bharatiya Adhivakta Parishad), Mr. Mahesh Jethmalani, Sr Adv, Supreme Court & Professor (Dr.)Dilip Ukey, Vice Chancellor, MNLU, Mumbai will share their thoughts on the topic ‘Making Our Criminal Justice System Work’. Lecture will begin by 5.00PM on 23.05.2020 (Saturday). In this online […]

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India’s extradition request for Dawood aide Tiger Hanif refused by UK

India’s request for the extradition of Tiger Hanif, an alleged aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim wanted in India in connection with two bomb blasts in Surat in 1993, has been turned down by the UK government, official sources have confirmed. Hanif, whose full name is Mohammed Hanif Umerji Patel, was traced to a grocery […]

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SC refuses to transfer cases to CBI and grants protection to Arnab Goswami for 3 weeks

The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to transfer to CBI the criminal cases lodged against Republic TV Editor in-Chief Arnab Goswami for alleged defamatory news show telecast on April 21 in connection with the Palghar mob-lynching case. Observing that Journalistic freedom lies at the core of freedom of speech and expression, the top court quashed all […]

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Coronavirus not a pandemic in Pakistan : Pakistan’s Supreme Court

Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the government on Monday to lift some of the remaining restrictions imposed on business to halt the spread of the coronavirus, even as the country recorded a rise in infections since beginning to emerge from lockdown. In its decision, which is binding, the court said the virus “apparently is not a […]

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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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SC comes up with new guidelines for hearing matters from May 18 to June 19

The Supreme Court will hear all cases via video and audio links between May 18 and June 19, and has scaled up its ‘1881’ helpline to assist advocates and litigants in e-filing and virtual hearing, according to a standard operating procedure (SoP) released on Sunday amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. The fresh SoP assumed significance as […]

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Court grants bail to undertrial in murder case and asks to install Aarogya Setu app.

A Delhi court has granted interim bail to an undertrial prisoner arrested in a murder case, while directing him to install the ‘Aarogya Setu’ app on his phone. Additional Sessions Judge Naveen Kumar Kashyap on Saturday granted relief to accused Ravi Dhika on his plea that he had to take care of his ailing wife […]

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