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Duty Of Court To Protect Personal Liberty : Karnataka HC

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         It is most refreshing, most rejoicing and most rejuvenating to learn that the Karnataka High Court in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Mr. Rakesh Shetty vs. 1. State of Karnataka, 2. Chandrakanth Ramalingam in Criminal Petition No. 5445/2020 has cited the recent extremely laudable order passed by the Supreme Court Bench of Justice […]

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NGT imposes ban on sale, use of firecrackers in NCR from Nov 9 to Nov 30

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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday imposed a total ban on sale or use of all kinds of firecrackers in the National Capital Region (NCR) from November 9 midnight to November 30 midnight, saying “celebration by crackers is for happiness and not to celebrate deaths and diseases”. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice […]

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ISAC in partnership with NCIIPC and CERT-IN will conduct various programmes on Cyber Breaches

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Cyber Breaches have become all pervading with very serious outcomes. UNO resolutions require awareness campaigns to be run by the states. International Telecommunication Union mandates that judges and lawyers are also trained as part of the Cyber Security capacity building by the member states. Hon’ble PM of India has spoken about the Cyber Security from […]

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SC extends till Mar 31 time to complete trial in sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal

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The Supreme Court Tuesday extended till March 31 the time for completing trial in the sexual assault case against Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal. Tejpal is alleged to have sexually assaulted a former woman colleague inside an elevator of a five-star hotel in Goa in 2013. He has denied the allegations levelled against him. He […]

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Loan moratorium : Lenders to credit interest on interest’ to borrowers by Nov 5, Centre tells Supreme Court

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The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that lenders have been directed to credit in the accounts of eligible borrowers by November 5 the difference between compound interest and simple interest collected on loans of up to Rs 2 crore during the RBI’s loan moratorium scheme. The Ministry of Finance has said that after crediting […]

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Delhi riots : Court dismisses Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha’s bail plea

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A Delhi court has dismissed the bail plea of Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha, arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, in connection with a case related to larger conspiracy in the north east Delhi riots in February. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat, said in his order passed on October 26, that […]

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NGO moves SC against electoral bonds scheme ahead of Bihar assembly polls

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Ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, an NGO has moved the Supreme Court seeking urgent hearing of its 2017 PIL challenging the 2018 Electoral Bonds Scheme meant for funding political parties. The NGO, ‘Association for Democratic Reforms’, had earlier also moved a similar plea seeking stay on the scheme ahead of Delhi Assembly polls in January […]

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CBI probe in Hathras case to be monitored by Allahabad HC : Supreme Court

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The CBI investigation in the sensational Hathras case, in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died of injuries, will now be monitored by the Allahabad High Court, the Supreme Court Tuesday said. The apex court said that all the aspects of the case, including monitoring of probe and providing security to the […]

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Hon’ble Karnataka High Court upholds rights of Unit Holders in Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund

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CFMA to approach Hon’ble Supreme Court as ‘leaving the fate of 3 lakh Unit Holders at the mercy of Trustees without knowing the content of Forensic Audit will set a bad precedent’ Hon’ble Karnataka High Court upholds rights of Unit Holders in Franklin Templeton Mutual Fund. The Hon’ble Karnataka High Court today delivered its final […]

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15 get life term in 24-year-old triple-murder case in UP’s Fatehpur

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A court has sentenced 15 people to life imprisonment in a triple-murder case in this district of Uttar Pradesh. District Government Counsel Sukhdev Gupta on Tuesday said, “Additional District and Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar sentenced 15 accused to life imprisonment on Monday and also slapped a fine of Rs 15,000 on each of them in […]

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Suspended IAS officer Sivasankar feigned illness: Customs tells Kerala High Court

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The Customs probing the gold smuggling case on Tuesday alleged in the Kerala High Court that suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar feigned illness and got hospitalised to avoid answering questions by the agency. The Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate made the submission in a statement opposing the anticipatory bail application of Sivasankar, a day after the high court […]

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Delhi riots : Court dismisses pleas of 3 people seeking statutory bail in UAPA case

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A Delhi court has dismissed the application of student activist Gulfisha Khatoon, arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), seeking statutory bail in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February. The court also dismissed the applications of Saleem Khan and Tasleem Ahmed, arrested in the case under UAPA, […]

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Online Lecture Series to be launched on Role of the Legal System as custodian of Women’s rights

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                                                                  After Successful completion of several successful lecture series in the past, Akhil Bhartiya Adhivakta Parishad is launching a New Online Lecture Series […]

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SC to pass orders on plea against interim bail to ex-UP minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati in gang rape case

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would pass orders on October 15 on a plea of Uttar Pradesh government challenging the interim bail of two months granted to gang rape accused and former state minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on medical grounds by the Allahabad High Court. The verdict was reserved by a bench […]

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Calcutta HC orders private schools to offer minimum 20 pc reduction in fees

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The Calcutta High Court on Tu0esday ordered 145 private schools here to offer a minimum 20 per cent reduction in fees across the board, while directing that non-essential charges for use of facilities not availed of will not be permissible. Guardians of students of the 145 schools, mostly in an around the city, had moved […]

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Man sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping teenage girl in 2013

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A man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by a court here for holding a teenage girl hostage for four days and raping her in 2013. The additional district and session judge on Monday also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on the 30-year-old convict Teerath Chaturvedi. Assistant Government Counsel, Ramsufal Singh, on Tuesday said, […]

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NGT notice to Centre on plea for quashing notification on groundwater extraction.

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The National Green Tribunal Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and the CPCB on a plea seeking quashing of a notification on groundwater extraction on the grounds that its commercial use was adversely affecting the flow of rivers and availability of drinking water in the country. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar […]

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HC asks Gujarat govt to deal with online gambling as per law

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The Gujarat High Court has directed the state government to look into the issue of online gambling, and take action in accordance with the law in larger public interest before it is too late. The court said the existing Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act-1887 remains completely silent on the issue, more particularly online rummy, even as […]

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Consideration of request for award of contract directed by Punjab and Haryana High Court

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A division bench headed by Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court R.S. Jha directed the authorities to consider the request of Gurgaon based Smaru Tech LLP for the award of contract for erection, testing and commissioning of 11 KV Automatic Power Factor Corrector Panels as well the job of repair and maintenance of […]

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Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas Announces the Launch of the Second Cohort of Prarambh, India’s First LegalTech Incubator

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Mumbai | Delhi, IndiaIndia’s leading law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, today announced the launch of the second cohort of India’s first LegalTech incubator – Prarambh. Launched in February 2019 as a part of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ focus on innovation and technology, Prarambh is recognised for supporting the domestic talent in developing quality LegalTech products, and significantly enhancing […]

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Four sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment in 2019 Alwar gang-rape case

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A local court in Alwar on Tuesday convicted and awarded rigorous life imprisonment to four people involved in the 2019 gang-rape case in the district. The court also awarded five years imprisonment to one of the convicts under the IT Act for filming and circulating a video clip of the incident. The four had raped […]

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Court extends judicial remand of Rhea Chakraborty and Showik Chakraborty till Oct 20

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A Mumbai court here on Tuesday extended the judicial custody of actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty till October 20. The duo was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with a drugs probe related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case last month. A special NDPS court on Tuesday extended the […]

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On Hathras incident SC directs UP govt to inform on steps to protect witnesses

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Terming as “horrible” the Hathras incident, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to inform it by October 8 about the steps taken to protect witnesses in the case in which a Dalit girl was allegedly brutally raped and died due to injuries. The apex court directed the Yogi Adityanath government to file […]

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Benefits and Drawbacks of AGRICULTURE BILLS 2020

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By: Mr Rakesh Singh, Advocate, Bombay High Court & Senior Partner of Law Firm, RKS Associates   Introduction: The Lok Sabha (Lower House of Indian Parliament) on Thursday (September 17, 2020) passed three legislations pertaining to the agriculture sector, ostensibly, to push agriculture marketing and commodities trade reforms in the country. The three bills that […]

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