‘Why should we hear him?’ SC slams Advocate Prashant Bhushan for insulting Judiciary.

The Supreme Court bench had slammed Prashant Bhushan for openly maligning and insulting the judiciary. The Apex Court said that Prashant Bhushan does not have any faith in the institution. Justice Kaul even said that why should the Top Court hear him when Mr Bhushan does not have any faith in it. Prashant Bhushan had […]

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Dignity in death: 3-year jail term for those who prevent funeral of ‘notified disease’ victims in TN.

Any move to prevent the burial or cremation of a victim of any “notified disease” could land you in jail for three years along with a fine in the state. Section 74 of the the Tamil Nadu Public Health Act of 1939 now specifies that any move to prevent “dignified burial or cremation of those […]

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COVID-19 test kits should be made available at lowest cost: Delhi High Court

COVID-19 test kits should be made available urgently at the lowest possible price so that the virus can be controlled and people’s health can be safeguarded at a time when the country was facing an “unprecedented medical crisis”, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Najmi Waziri issued the direction to three private companies which […]

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Delhi High Court seeks report from prison authorities on steps taken to prevent COVID-19 spread in jail.

The Delhi High Court has sought a report from authorities on steps taken for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in jails here. Justice Brijesh Sethi issued the direction while hearing the interim bail plea of an accused in a murder case who cited potential risk of COVID-19 infection to seek the relief. “Let a report […]

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SC grants 3-week protection to Arnab Goswami from any coercive action.

The Supreme Court Friday granted 3-week protection from any coercive action to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami on FIRs against him for alleged defamatory statements against Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi he made in the news shows on the recent Palghar mob-lynching of three persons including two sadhus in Maharashtra. A bench comprising Justices D Y […]

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Donald Trump threatens to terminate trade deal with China on Corona Virus Pandemic.

US President Donald Trump has threatened to terminate the trade deal with China if Beijing did not honour its provisions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that originated in the country. While China has reported 82,788 novel coronavirus cases, including 4,632 fatalities, the US registered over 824,600 cases and more than 45,290 deaths — […]

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SC expounds: Gratuity shall be payable if termination of employment is by resignation after 5 years of continuous service.

Through the judgment of the case – Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation Ltd. & Others v. Smt. Mohani Devi & Another, Justice R. Banumathi and Justice A.S.Bopanna at the Supreme Court have accepted the contention advanced by the respondent- Mohani Devi, widow of the deceased employee of the appellant- RSRTC, that section 4(1)(b) of the […]

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Judges from Delhi and Chennai high Court hear cases jointly via Conference Call

While video-conferencing became the preferred mode of hearing cases by courts across India during the lockdown, Delhi high court set an interesting precedent. The bench comprising of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad conducted hearings via video conferencing on Monday where one judge was in Delhi and the other in Chennai. Justice Prasad, who […]

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Marriage certificate issued without rituals null and void: Bombay High Court

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court turned down a four-year-old certificate of registration of marriage obtained by a Thane resident and his girlfriend on grounds that it lacked the sanctity, as no rites for solemnising a marriage was performed, and also observed that the Thane Family Court was not justified in rejecting his plea. The […]

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Delhi HC denies interim bail to differently-abled man accused of carrying 3.5 kg charas.

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea filed by a physically-challenged man seeking interim bail in a drug possession case on the ground that he is suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, and there is a risk of contracting coronavirus in prison. Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar, who conducted the hearing through video-conferencing, perused the […]

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