Postal employees to get Rs 10 lakh compensation in case they succumb to COVID-19

All postal employees, including Gramin Dak Sevaks, will get Rs 10 lakh compensation in case they succumb to COVID-19, the government said on Saturday. The postal services come under essential services and apart from regular services, the post offices are also delivering food packets, rations and essential medicines, among others, across the country by liasioning […]

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Court denies interim bail to Rakesh Wadhawan in PMC Bank scam.

HDIL promoter Rakesh Wadhawan, currently lodged in jail in connection with the multi-crore rupees Punjab & Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank scam case, was denied interim bail on Friday by a special court here. Rakesh Wadhawan, who is in his 60s, had sought bail on health ground citing the coronavirus outbreak. He has been booked under […]

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Yes Bank scam: DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan and his brother’s plea for FIR copy rejected.

A special court here has rejected the plea of DHFL promoter Kapil Wadhawan and his brother Dheeraj, seeking inspection and certified copies of the FIR registered against them in connection with the Yes Bank scam. The plea was rejected by the court on the grounds that the matter is not urgent and the accused has liberty […]

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Corona Lockdown 2.0 : CAA, Article 370, Sabarimala and other key cases SC delaying.

The Covid-19 lockdown has affected the functioning of courts across the country. Most courts are only taking up extremely urgent cases (which directly and immediately impact liberty and livelihood of people) and these are heard through video conference. The Supreme Court too has been functioning in a limited way since March 23. This has led […]

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ED files Money Laundering Case against Tablighi Jamaat Chief Maulana Muhammad Saad.

The Enforcement Directorate has filed a money laundering case to investigate the entire funding of Tablighi Jamaat Markaz at Nizamuddin, both from within India and abroad, using which it organises religious congregations and travel of foreigners to different states. The central anti-money laundering probe agency has initiated its probe under Prevention of Money Laundering Act on the […]

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Zoom App not ‘safe’ to use in view of Cyber Crimes : Cyber Coordination Centre.

The Cyber Coordination Centre (CCC) of the Ministry of Home Affairs has warned people that the Zoom video conferencing app for meetings is not a safe platform for government and official use, IANS reported. In the advisory, issued on April 12, it said that “secure use of Zoom meeting platform is for private individuals and […]

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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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PIL in Supreme Court seeks quashing of FIRs lodged under section 188 of IPC during lockdown.

A fresh public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday seeking quashing of all FIRs filed under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for alleged violation of lockdown orders. The PIL has been filed former director general of police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh, Dr Vikram Singh, who is currently […]

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COVID-19 crisis : Companies cutting salaries during lockdown will need employees’ consent

The nationwide lockdown has been extended and so have been the powers of the government under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 & Disaster Management Act 2005. Already, the government has issued advisories and notifications against companies terminating the services of their employees or cutting their wages during the lockdown. The Home Ministry’s directive to factories, […]

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PIL in SC seeks free telecom and DTH services ahead Coronavirus impact.

The list of COVID-19 related demands before the Supreme Court is growing, with a fresh Public Interest Petition (PIL) now seeking free telecom services and free access to satellite TV channels via DTH networks. The PIL has sought for SC to direct the Department of Telecom (DOT) and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to […]

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