Sheena Bora case: Court rejects Sanjeev Khanna’s bail plea.

A special court here denied temporary bail to Sanjeev Khanna, an accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, who had sought relief citing the risk of contracting coronavirus in Arthur Road Jail. Khanna was arrested in August 2015 for his involvement in Sheena’s killing and has since been lodged in Arthur Road Jail. While rejecting […]

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Delhi violence : Delhi High Court refuses to grant bail to accused who pointed pistol at policeman

The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to grant bail to an accused who allegedly pointed a pistol at a police head constable during the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February, saying his intention was to become a hero and now he will have to face the law. Justice Suresh Kumar Kait said he was […]

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Bombay High Court allows BMC to use private building as quarantine facility.

The Bombay High Court has permitted the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to use a private residential building it requisitioned as a quarantine facility, after the civic body gave an undertaking to pay a monthly rent of over Rs 28 lakh for such use. In an order passed last week, a bench of Justices S J Kathawalla […]

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Plea in Delhi High Court challenges ban on export of PPE kits.

 The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre and the AAP government on a plea by a private firm challenging the ban on export of personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and medical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva directed that the Delhi government be also made a party in the matter […]

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NGT directs UPPCB to file action taken report on restoration of water body in Jaluan district

The National Green Tribunal Wednesday directed the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to file an action taken report on a plea seeking restoration of a water body in Jaluan district. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said that in view of the pitiable condition of the water body, as depicted […]

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Serial killer ‘Cyanide’ Mohan convicted in 20th murder case

 A local court has convicted serial killer ‘Cyanide’ Mohan, holding him guilty in the rape and murder of a young woman from Kasaragod in Kerala turday. This is the 20th and last of the murder cases registered against the criminal, who has killed several women using cyanide after befriending and raping them. The quantum of punishment […]

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NGT imposes Rs 25 lakh fine on two units in Noida for threat of irreversible damage to environment

In view of depleting groundwater, there is a threat of irreversible damage to the environment leading to scarcity of drinking water, the National Green Tribunal has said while slapping Rs 25 lakh on two units in Noida for unauthorised extraction of water. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted that there […]

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SC says minimum court etiquette be followed : Lawyer appears in virtual hearing while lying on bed.

A lawyer appeared in a virtual hearing in the Supreme Court while lying on bed and donning a T-shirt, drawing displeasure of the judge who observed that “minimum court etiquette” should be followed given the public nature of hearings. The apex court observed that lawyers appearing in matters via video- conferencing should be “presentable” and […]

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National Green Tribunal asks CPCB to explain coercive steps taken against Amazon and Flipkart.

National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to inform it about coercive steps taken against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart for non-compliance of plastic waste management rules. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said the report filed by the apex pollution monitoring body does not mention the […]

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Ministry of Finance proposed an amendment of 19 Acts to decriminalise dishonour of cheque.

The government of India has been taking various steps to relieve the economic stress of the businesses caused due to the novel coronavirus, by relaxation of laws. Recently, the Ministry of Finance has proposed an amendment of 19 Acts to decriminalise multiple minor economic offences, including the offence under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments […]

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