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 Delhi High Court seeks school fees waiver for lockdown duration.

A fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Delhi High Court has sought a waiver of fees levied by all private and unaided schools during the lockdown, citing job losses and loss of income. The PIL has been filed by lawyer-activist Amit Sahni. The petitioners have cited urgency and have sought a prompt listing of […]

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HC seeks reply on PIL for cancellation of UP CPMT

The Allahabad High Court today asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply on a PIL seeking cancellation of the May 25 Combined Pre-Medical Test which has come under scanner following the arrest of nearly 12 people for allegedly trying to leak the question papers. Passing the order, a two judges’ vacation bench of […]

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4 years jail to 24-year-old youth for stabbing man

A 24-year-old youth, convicted for stabbing a man, has been sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court. Special judge Shail Jain handed down the jail term to Delhi resident Amit for the offence of attempt to murder under section 307 of the IPC and also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on […]

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Nearly Rs 11L compensation for road mishap victim

A 51-year-old man, who suffered permanent disability in a road accident involving a rashly driven bus, has been awarded a compensation of nearly Rs 11 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here. MACT Presiding Officer Sanjeev Kumar Singh directed New India Assurance Company Ltd, insurer of the bus, to pay Rs 10,93,137 to […]

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Coal scam: Court allows Naveen Jindal to travel abroad

Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, accused in a coal block allocation scam case along with 14 others, was today allowed by a special court to travel abroad from June 14 to June 29 for business purposes. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar allowed the plea filed by Jindal seeking the court’s permission to go abroad. […]

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Not averse to ordering CBI probe in Haryana univ rape case: SC

The Supreme Court today said it was not averse to ordering a CBI probe into the alleged rape of an MBA student of a private university in Haryana but wanted to see the progress made by state police in the probe before taking a decision. “We are not against the CBI investigation. But, we want […]

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Court expresses concern over crime against women

Voicing concern over rise in crimeagainst women in the national capital, a Delhi court has senta youth to one year in jail for attempting to kiss a womannear a metro station here. Metropolitan Magistrate Ekta Gauba refused to release22-year-old convict Govind on probation considering that hehas committed a “heinous” crime. “In view of the fact […]

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