COVID-19 : SC says Centre should direct states to pay salaries to doctors.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to issue directions to states for payment of salaries and providing necessary quarantine facilities to doctors and healthcare workers engaged in treating COVID-19 patients. The government told the court it would issue the necessary directions. A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R […]

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COVID-19 : death toll touches 1783 and number of cases climb to 52952.

The death toll due to COVID-19 in the country rose to 1,783 while the number of cases climbed to 52,952 on Thursday, registering an increase of 89 deaths and 3,561 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 35,902 while 15,266 people have recovered […]

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Covid-19 : NGT issues instructions on its functioning from May 4.

The National Green Tribunal Tuesday issued instructions regarding its functioning from May 4, when the Covid-19 lockdown is slated to be relaxed, stating that the Chairperson, Members and officers (Deputy Registrars and above) will attend the Office with 100 per cent attendance. As for the remaining staff, up to 33 per cent of the strength […]

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COVID 19: Force Majeure Clause Applicable Only To Steel Supplier And Not Importer – Steel Importer Denied Ad-Interim Stay on Encashment of Letters of Credit

The Hon’ble Bombay High Court vide its order dated April 8, 2020 denied ad interim protection to Standard Retail Pvt. Ltd.  and other steel importers  from encashment of letters of credit. The said order was passed by Hon’ble Mr. Justice AA Sayed in petitions filed by the steel importers under Section 9 of the Arbitration […]

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Supreme Court to introduce e-filing software soon to limit visits.

In an attempt to do away with unnecessary court visits, the Supreme Court (SC) of India has developed an e-filing software that is said to be in advanced stages of trial. Head of the SC’s E-Committee Justice DY Chandrachud, on April 13, announced that Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocates on […]

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COVID-19: Lockdown set to be extended as 1000-plus new cases push India tally above 8,000

The nationwide lockdown to contain the deadly coronavirus looks set to be extended by two more weeks till April-end after a consensus emerged among states on Saturday for continuing the curbs amid the tally of confirmed infections crossing 8,000 with a record increase of over 1,000 cases within 24 hours. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa appeals for support to ‘Janata Curfew’.

Appealing for support to the Prime Minister’s call for observing ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has asked people not to come on roads immediately after the end of curfew time as it can nullify the measure. Noting that people have extended both moral and […]

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