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CIVIL - BCI Extends Deadline to Furnish Details of Advocates Registered with District Bar Associations
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:31:11 IST

Bar Council of India has extended the deadline for submission of details of all practising Advocates registered with the concerned District and Taluka Bar Associations across the country, till 30th September, 2020.

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC: Undertrials Accused of Economic Offences Not Eligible for Interim Bail
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:31:01 IST

Delhi High Court has refused to quash decision of the High Powered Committee constituted to decongest the prisons whereby under trial prisoners accused of economic offences or against whom enquiry is being conducted by the Enforcement Directorate have been excluded from the purview of interim bail.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Directs Centre to Consider Plea as Representation on Sale of Unlicensed Products
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:30:50 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Union of India as well as the Indian Council of Medical Research to consider as representation a plea seeking formulation of rules and regulations to prohibit sale of unlicensed and uncertified products claiming to be COVID-19 compliant.

FAMILY - SC: Daughters Have Coparcenery Rights Even If Their Father Was Not Alive at Time of Amendment
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:47:46 IST

Supreme Court has held that, a daughter will have a share after Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, irrespective of whether her father was alive or not at the time of the amendment.

ENVIRONMENT - Supreme Court Asks Delhi Government on Pollution Levels in Identified Hotspots
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:08:12 IST

Supreme Court has asked the Delhi government to file a report on whether pollution levels at 13 identified hotspots in the national capital had reduced in the last five months after the Court directed the Government to take specific measures to deal with the problem.

NARCOTICS - SC: Considerable Unexplained Delay by Drug Authorities Can Render Proceedings Void
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:08:02 IST

Supreme Court has observed that considerable unexplained delay on the part of Drug authorities to test a sample can render any penalty under Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, based upon the said analysis of the sample, as void.

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response on Auction of Telecom Spectrum
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:07:51 IST

Supreme Court has sought the Centre's response on whether Telecom Spectrum can be sold/ auctioned in the insolvency proceedings faced by the telecommunication companies.

COMPANY - SC Dismisses Mahua Moitra's Plea Challenging Exclusion of CM's Relief Fund from CSR
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:07:41 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed plea filed by Mahua Moitra which challenged the Centre's circular which states that Chief Minister's Funds or State Relief Funds will not come within the purview of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities under Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013.

SERVICE - Karnataka HC: Period of Quarantine Undergone by Court Staff to be Treated as 'On Duty'
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:07:30 IST

Karnataka High Court has decided that the period of quarantine undergone by the staff members of District/Trial Courts shall be treated as on duty subject to conditions.

CIVIL - P&H HC: Protective Shield of Law to be Extended to Public Servants to Enable Discharge of Duty
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:07:19 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has observed that the "protective shield of law" has to be extended to public servants to enable them to effectively discharge their duties without any fear, noting that cases of assault or use of criminal force to obstruct/prevent public servants from discharging their duties are on the increase.

EDUCATION - NLU Consortium Schedules CLAT-2020 on September 7
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:07:09 IST

National Law Universities Consortium has decided that CLAT-2020 will be online computer-based exam and will be conducted for both undergraduate and postgraduate candidates on 7th September, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

ENVIRONMENT - Centre Directs States/UTs to Give Advance Information to States/UTs Before Opening Dams
Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:06:57 IST

Union Ministry of Water Resource has ordered that whenever a decision is taken by a State/Union Territory Government/Authority/Dam Authority to release water from the reservoirs/dams within its limits, an immediate intimation thereof has to be issued to the State/UT Government/Authorities/Dam Authorities which are adjacent to the said State/or are likely to be affected by the release of water.

CIVIL - SC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Absolute Ban on Use of Sanitization Tunnels
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:44:49 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice to Union of India on a Public Interest Litigation seeking complete ban on sanitization tunnels being used across the country to disinfect entrants of a public place/ premises. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - SC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Filling of 3373 Vacated Seats of AIQ Medical PG
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:44:38 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea seeking directions to the Union to come forth and declare 3373 seats of All India Quota under Medical NEET-PG 2020 which have been vacated by candidates, as being lapsed on account of non-joining of selected/shortlisted candidates. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Challenging Examination Notification of UPSC
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:44:28 IST

Delhi High Court had issued notice in a plea challenging the Preliminary Examination notification of the Union Public Service Commission for allegedly neglecting the mandatory reservation requirement for disabled persons under Section 34 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court Notifies Revised Timings for Opening of Lawyers' Chambers
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:47:16 IST

Supreme Court has extended the number of hours for opening of Lawyers' Chamber Blocks. Lawyers' Chambers will now be opened from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM (Monday to Friday, except holidays) instead of 10 AM to 4 PM. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC: High Courts Are Duty Bound To Issue Writ Of Mandamus For Enforcement Of A Public Duty
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:47:06 IST

Supreme Court observed that the High Courts not only have the power to issue a Writ of Mandamus or in the nature of Mandamus, but are duty-bound to exercise such power for the enforcement of a public duty. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - SC Gives Green Signal to NCRTC for Construction of Rail Transit Line Viaduct
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:46:57 IST

Supreme Court has allowed the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) to construct a railway line viaduct in the statutory forest area of Millenium Park in Delhi. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Says 'Hindu Resentment' Order of Delhi Police Caused No Prejudice
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:46:47 IST

Delhi High Court has refused to quash the order of the Special Commissioner of Police, which cited 'resentment among Hindu community in the wake of arrests in Delhi riots cases to advise police officers to exercise due care while making arrests. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Delhi HC Orders Removal of Construction Around 300 Year Old Banyan Tree
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:46:37 IST

Delhi High Court has ordered removal of construction and concrete around a 300 year old tree in Chandni Chowk, as a step to protect the Banyan Tree. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ELECTRICITY - Bombay HC Disposes of BJP MLA's PIL Against Electricity Inflated Bills
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:46:27 IST

Bombay High Court has disposed of a public interest litigation filed by Mangal Prabhat Lodha, President of Bharatiya Janta Party Mumbai Unit against the allegedly inflated electricity bills being generated by power distribution companies all over the city. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Madras HC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Notification of Time Table & Procedure for Admission
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:46:17 IST

Madras High Court has issued notices on a Petition seeking a direction upon the State Government to release the time table and procedure for admission under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, for the academic year 2020-2021. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Allahabad HC Grants Bail to Priyanka Gandhi's Personal Secretary Sandeep Singh
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:46:08 IST

Allahabad High Court has allowed the anticipatory bail application filed by Sandeep Singh, personal secretary of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, in connection to alleged forging of a list of 1,000 buses that the Congress Party arranged for the Uttar Pradesh Government, to bring back migrant workers. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Allahabad High Court to Remain Closed from August 12 to August 14
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:45:58 IST

Allahabad High Court has ordered that the Courts will remain closed from August 12, 2020 till August 14, 2020, in light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in both Prayagraj and Lucknow. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Karnataka HC Quashes Cases Against 9 Foreigners in the Tablighi Jamaat Case
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:45:48 IST

Karnataka High Court has quashed and set aside criminal prosecution initiated against nine foreign nationals belonging to the Tablighi Jamaat, on the condition that they will immediately leave the country and undertake not to visit India for the next ten years. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Kerala HC: No Bar on Filing Anticipatory Bail Applications in Triple Talaq Cases
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:45:38 IST

Kerala High Court has held that Anticipatory Bail application under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 is not barred in a case in which an offence under the provisions of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 is alleged. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

PROPERTY - Kerala HC: Court Can Declare Property Free of Encumbrance Against Will of Encumbrancer
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:45:28 IST

Kerala High Court has stated that as per Section 57 of the Transfer of Property Act, 1882, Courts have the power to declare a property free of encumbrances even against the will of the encumbrancer. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Kerala HC Quashes Criminal Proceedings Against Man Who Shared Political Posts in Facebook
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:45:17 IST

Kerala High Court has quashed criminal proceedings against a man accused of sharing a few political posts in Facebook against the Left Democratic Front candidates. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - MP HC Imposes Installation of Water Harvesting/Recharge System as Bail Condition
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:45:07 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed the Bail applicants to install Water Harvesting System or Water Recharge System in his/her lodge/house in which he/she is residing as a condition for Bail. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - AAR, Andhra Pradesh: Coaching Classes Not Eligible to Seek GST Exemption
Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:44:56 IST

Authority for Advance Ruling, Andhra Pradesh has clarified that the coaching classes are not eligible for exemption under Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - SC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Constitution of Broadcast Regulatory Authority
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:13:56 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre in a plea seeking constitution of a Broadcast Regulatory Authority to regulate electronic media in India. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Supreme Court Allows to Withdraw Plea Against Rahul & Sonia Gandhi
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:13:45 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed as withdrawn, a plea filed against Indian National Congress, Sonia & Rahul Gandhi, seeking details of a an alleged agreement signed in 2008 between the then ruling INC-led party & Communist Party of China. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Refuses Pre-Arrest Bail to Rehana Fathima
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:13:34 IST

Supreme Court has refused anticipatory bail to Kerala activist, Rehana Fathima, who was booked over a video showing her children painting on her semi-nude body. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi High Court Allows Delhi University's Online Open Book Exams
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:13:20 IST

Delhi High Court has allowed the University of Delhi to proceed with its online Open Book Examinations for final year undergraduate students, scheduled to start from 10th August, 2020. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking BCI to Conduct All India Bar Exam Through Online Mode
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:13:10 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice in a plea seeking a direction to be issued to the Bar Council of India to conduct the All India Bar Examination through online mode. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Allahabad HC Seeks State's Response in Plea for Release of Dr. Kafeel Khan
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:12:58 IST

Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh Government to "positively file" its reply in the habeas corpus plea filed against alleged illegal detention of Dr. Kafeel Khan. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madhya Pradesh High Court Directs Digital Detoxification of Student Accused
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:12:47 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court, while granting bail to a 'student' accused, has directed him to perform digital detoxification of himself by not using Whatsapp, Facebook or other Social Media for two months. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Extends Protection Against Coercive Action in FIRs for Remarks Against Sufi Saint
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:23:46 IST

Supreme Court has extended the protection from any coercive action till 31st August, 2020 in the plea seeking quashing of First Information Reports against Journalist Amish Devgan for making derogatory remarks against Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti due to pleadings being incomplete. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Asks Maharashtra Govt to Submit Chargesheets & Inquiry Details in Palghar Lynching Case
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:23:36 IST

Supreme Court has asked the Maharashtra Government to place on record the chargesheets that have been filed in relation to the lynching and consequent death of two Sadhus in Palghar. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Directs Centre to File Affidavit on Implementation of Audio-Video Recording of Witness Statements
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:23:26 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Centre to file its affidavit before 7th September, 2020 on the issues of implementation of audio-video recording of witness statements recorded by a Police officer under Section 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and installation of CCTV in Police Stations. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Directs Subordinate Courts Not to Pass Adverse Orders in Non Urgent Matters
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:23:16 IST

Delhi High Court has directed subordinate Courts to not to pass adverse orders in non urgent matters where the advocate/litigant is unable to join the hearing through video conferencing. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Asks Centre on Incorporating Provisions in Statute for Judgment Debtor’s Financial Capacity
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:23:04 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the Central Government to take into consideration, stating that the mandatory filing of the affidavit of assets, income, expenditure and liabilities by judgment-debtor in a detailed prescribed form at the very threshold of execution litigation should be incorporated in the statutes. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Directs Action Against Unregistered Online Health Service Aggregators
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:22:54 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi Government to take action against unregistered online health services aggregators, if any, collecting samples of COVID-19 illegally. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Refuses to Quash Decision Classifying Categories of Prisoners for Temporary Release
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:22:42 IST

Bombay High Court has refused to quash the decision of the High Power Committee constituted by the State for decongestion of prisons due to the threat of COVID-19, to classify categories of prisoners who will be released on emergency parole. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Madras High Court Restrains Use of Trademark ‘Coronil’
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:22:32 IST

Madras High Court has passed an absolute injunction order, restraining Patanjali Ayurved from using the trademark 'Coronil'. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Karnataka HC Issues Notice to UGC and Others in Plea Seeking Cancellation of Final Year Exams
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:22:19 IST

Karnataka High Court has issued notice to the respondents in the matter filed by students of the Bangalore Institute of Technology, challenging University Grants Commission Guidelines to conduct final year exams. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - HP HC: Accused Shall be Allowed to Furnish Cash Deposits for Getting Bail
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:22:09 IST

Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that the Courts while granting bail should give a choice to the accused to either furnish surety bonds or give cash deposit. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - AP HC Grants Bail to LG Polymers' CEO, 11 Others in Vizag Gas Tragedy
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:21:58 IST

Andhra Pradesh High Court has granted bail to as many as 12 from the management of LG Polymers, including the Chief Executive Officer, accused in connection with the Vizak Gas Leak tragedy. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - NCLT Delhi Seeks Reply of Bhushan Steel's Monitoring Committee on Policy for Retirement
Fri, 07 Aug 2020 10:21:48 IST

National Company Law Tribunal, Delhi has sought response from the Monitoring Committee of Bhushan Power & Steel Limited in relation to its retirement policy issued to over 200 BPSL employees. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Directs DSLSA to Conduct Training Workshop for Jail Superintendents
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:51:17 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Member Secretary of the Delhi State Legal Services Authority to conduct a training workshop for the Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents, and Assistant Superintendents, of all the jails in Delhi. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Gujarat HC Quashes Govt. Order Restraining Fee Collection by Private Schools
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:51:06 IST

Gujarat High Court has quashed a government order restraining private unaided schools from collecting tuition fees until they reopened, stating that such an injunction will force smaller institutions to shut down. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

BANKING - Reserve Bank of India Keeps Lending Rate Unchanged in the Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 12:44:06 IST

Reserve Bank of India has come out with the Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy whereby the key lending rate has remained unchanged. The Committee has kept repo rate untouched at 4 per cent; and reverse repo rate at 3.35 per cent while maintaining the accommodative stance. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSURANCE - Supreme Court Takes Note of Insurance Companies Not Reimbursing Cost of COVID Treatment
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:24:56 IST

Supreme Court has taken note of complaints of insurance companies not reimbursing the full cost of COVID-19 treatment and told the Union government to look into the problem faced by citizens during the pandemic. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NARCOTICS - SC: Stringent Provisions of NDPS Still Requires Establishing Prima Facie Case
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:24:46 IST

Supreme Court has observed that stringent provisions of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 do not dispense with the requirements of prosecution to establish a prima facie case beyond reasonable doubt. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC: Suit in New Court Has to Proceed De Novo on Return of Plaint
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:24:36 IST

Supreme Court has held that if a plaint is returned under Order VII Rule 10 and 10A of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 for presentation in the Court in which it should have been instituted, the suit shall proceed de novo. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONTEMPT OF COURT - SC Dismisses Prashant Bhushan's Petition Challenging Registry's Handling of Contempt Complaint
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:24:26 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed the Petition filed by Advocate Prashant Bhushan against Secretary General of Supreme Court alleging procedural irregularities in accepting the Contempt Petition without the sanction of Attorney General. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LAW OF MEDICINE - SC Issues Notice on Plea Against Bihar State Pharmacy Registration Council
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:24:16 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice to Bihar Government on a Petition filed against an order of the Patna High Court whereby the plea against fake registration of pharmacists by the Bihar State Pharmacy Registration Council was disposed of. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA & COMMUNICATION - Delhi HC Upholds Ban on Social Media Use by Defence Staff
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:24:06 IST

Delhi High Court has upheld the ban on social media for defence personnel, observing that it is a policy decision by the Government based on feedback that social media usage by the Army can give the enemy an edge. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Moved by Mahua Moitra Against Summons Issued in Defamation Case
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:23:56 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to State Government and Zee Media Corporation in a plea moved by Mahua Moitra, seeking the quashing of a summoning order passed by the trial court in a defamation case filed against her by Zee Media. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - Karnataka HC Restrains Centre from Publishing Final EIA Notification till Sep 7
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:23:46 IST

Karnataka High Court has restrained the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change from publishing the Final Notification based on the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020, till 7th September, 2020. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Extends Interim Orders Till September 30
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:23:36 IST

Karnataka High Court has further extended the operation of all interim orders passed by it or the subordinate Courts and Tribunals that are due to expire within a span of one month, till September 30. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Kerala HC: Presumption u/s 29 POCSO Act Does Not Affect Obligation of Prosecution
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:23:26 IST

Kerala High Court has observed that the presumption under Section 29 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 Act does not, in any way, affect the obligation of the prosecution to produce admissible evidence to prove the essential and foundational facts. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

NARCOTICS - Kerala HC: Anticipatory Bail Cannot be Granted Merely Because 'Nothing was Recovered' from Accused
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:23:15 IST

Kerala High Court has held that anticipatory bail cannot be granted in an Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 case merely because 'nothing was recovered' from the accused. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - P & H HC Asks Centre to Reconsider Ban on Import of Used Ventilators
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:23:04 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the Centre to examine whether the use of imported refurbished ventilators can be permitted, suggesting a reconsideration of the ban on import of used ventilators. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Gujarat HC Issues Notice in Suspension of Teacher After He Apologized for Facebook Comment
Thu, 06 Aug 2020 10:22:52 IST

Gujarat High Court has issued a notice to the Government on a Petition filed by a teacher suspended allegedly due to a Facebook comment criticizing the Education Minister of the State. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Supreme Court Refuses to Stay Investigation Against Rhea Chakraborty
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:07:17 IST

Supreme Court has refused to grant a stay in the Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty's plea seeking transfer of First Information Report filed against her from Patna to Mumbai and the stay on the investigation by the Bihar police on the allegations of Sushant Singh Rajput's father that she abetted suicide of his actor son. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Dismisses Bishop Franco Mulakkal's Plea Seeking Discharge from Nun Rape Case
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:07:07 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed the plea of Bishop Franco Mulakkal seeking discharge from the criminal trial in the nun-rape case. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DEFENCE - Delhi HC Rejects Plea Challenging Ban on Army Officers Using Social Media
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:06:57 IST

Delhi High Court has rejected a plea challenging the policy of the Indian Army which requires all members of the armed forces to delete their social media accounts. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi HC Seeks Centre, NLU Consortium Stand on Plea for Taking CLAT 2020 from Home
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:06:47 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Central Government and the Consortium of National Law Universities on plea impugning the CLAT-2020 notification, in so far as it mandates physical presence of the students at the examination centre. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi HC Directs DU to Provide Reading Material to Visually Impaired Students
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:06:36 IST

Delhi High Court has ordered the Delhi University to provide at least two prescribed reading material/ books to the visually impaired students appearing for the final year examination. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi HC Constitutes Committee to Finalise Process of Issuing Digital Degree Certificate
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 15:06:25 IST

Delhi High Court has constituted a committee to finalise the process of issuing digital degree certificates to students of Delhi University. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - SC Extends Term of Judicial Member of Delhi State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:57 IST

Supreme Court has extended the term of Mr. O.P. Gupta, a judicial member of the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, pursuant to the application filed by the Delhi State and District Consumer Courts Practitioner's Welfare Association. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - SC: Women SSC Officers Not to be Discharged Pending Consideration of Grant of Permanent Commission
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:47 IST

Supreme Court has directed that the Petitioners who are serving Women SSC Officers shall not be discontinued from service pending consideration of their requests for the grant of Permanent Commission. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

LABOUR AND INDUSTRIAL - SC Issues Notice in Plea Challenging Gujarat Governments' Notification Extending Work Hours
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:36 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the notification issued by the Gujarat Labour and Employment Department granting exemptions to all factories in Gujarat from provisions of the Factories Act, 1948 relating to daily working hours, weekly working hours, intervals for rest and spread overs of adult workers as well as from payment of overtime wages at double rate. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Delhi HC Rejects Scriptwriters Plea for Injunction on Release of Film Lootcase on Hotstar
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:26 IST

Delhi High Court has reaffirmed that there can be no Copyright in an idea/ theme. The Court has refused to pass an injunction order, restraining the release of Film 'Lootcase' on Hotstar, hours before its scheduled release on 31st July, 2020. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSOLVENCY - Delhi HC Issues Notice on Challenge to Centre's Notification of IBC Part III
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:15 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice on a plea challenging the gazette notification bringing into effect certain provisions of Part III of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, i.e., Insolvency Resolution and Bankruptcy For Individuals and Partnership Firms from 1st December, 2019. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Bombay HC: Members of General Public with Grievances May Approach Court Directly
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:30:04 IST

Bombay High Court has observed that if any members of the general public may have grievances regarding lack of supply of essential goods especially in containment zones, denial of admission in a hospital or grievances regarding the treatment received should approach the Court directly. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Karnataka High Court Directs Expert Committee to Supervise Hospitals
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:29:54 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State Level Expert Committee constituted as per directions of the Supreme Court to monitor/supervise COVID-19 hospitals and facilities in the State, to submit its detailed protocol or standard operating procedure which shall be followed to carry out its functions. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Asks State to Decide on Bar Association's Plea for Loans
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:29:44 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to consider and take a decision on a representation made by the Belgavi Bar Association, seeking that a loan of up to Rs 5 Lakhs be extended to members of the bar who are in financial distress, due to limited functioning of Courts. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Jammu & Kashmir HC Issues Notice in Plea Against 100% Domicile Reservation in Public Employment
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:29:33 IST

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued notices to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Union Territory Administration on a Petition challenging 100% domicile reservation in public employment, prevalent in the Union Territory. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - TDSAT Rejects TRAI Plea to Change Airtel, VIL Interim Order
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 10:29:22 IST

Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has rejected the plea of Telecom Regulator of India to change its interim order to note that its probe into Vodafone Idea and Airtel’s premium plans was not triggered by Reliance Jio Infocomm’s complaint. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC Directs Centre to Ensure Proper Care for Senior Citizens Living Alone Amidst COVID-19
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:42:46 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Central Government to take appropriate steps to ensure that senior citizens who are living alone amidst the COVID-19 pandemic are given proper care. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSUMER - SC: Hospitals Which Provide Free Services to All Patients Would Fall Under Consumer Protection Act
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:42:36 IST

Supreme Court has observed that it is only where a hospital provides medical services free of charge across the board to all patients that it would stand outside the purview of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Orders Status Quo on Release of Shivinder Mohan Singh in ED's Challenge
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:42:19 IST

Supreme Court has ordered status quo on the release of former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh in a challenge made by the Enforcement Directorate against the order of Delhi High Court granting him bail. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MOTOR VEHICLES - SC: Multiplier for Age Group 15-25 Years in Motor Accident Compensation is 18
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:42:06 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that while computing Motor Accident Compensation, for the age group of 15-25 years, the multiplier has to be '18'. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

COMMERCIAL - Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt to Fix Dates for Bidding Process for CM Advocates Welfare Scheme
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:41:50 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to comply with its order wherein the said Government was directed to start the tender process for the Chief Minister Advocates Welfare Scheme by fixing the opening and closing dates for submitting financial bids before 7th August, 2020. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Directs Delhi Police to File Consolidated Chart of FIRs Lodged Against Foreign Nationals
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:41:39 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Delhi police in two fresh petitions moved by foreign nationals related to Tablighi Jamaat event to form a consolidated chart of all the First Information Reports filed in this regard. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FAMILY - SC: Memorandum of Family Settlement Binding on Parties; Does Not Require Registration
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:16:53 IST

Supreme Court has observed that a 'memorandum of family settlement' is not required to be registered and is binding on the parties. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Questions Delhi Police for Direction to Avoid 'Hindu Resentment'
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:16:40 IST

Delhi High Court has questioned the Delhi Police for issuing a direction to exercise due care and precaution while making arrests in Delhi riots so as to avoid "Hindu resentment". (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Issues Notice in Tablighi Jamaat Members’Plea to Quash Second FIR
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:16:27 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice in plea moved by foreign nationals related to Tablighi Jamaat event who have moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the second First Information Report registered against them pertaining to the same chain of events for which they have already entered into a plea bargain. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Madras HC: Any Senior Muslim Advocate can be Nominated as Waqf Member
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:16:15 IST

Madras High Court has made it clear that the occurrence of the words "any senior Muslim advocate" in the proviso to Section 14(1)(b)(iii) of the Waqf Act, 1995 is not confined to designated senior counsel and that any senior muslim advocate can be nominated as Waqf member. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Madras HC Directs Re-Postmortem in Custodial Death Case Where Autopsy Completed in Night Hours
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:16:01 IST

Madras High Court has directed the postmortem of a farmer in the Tenkasi district of the State, alleged to be a victim of custodial torture, to be conducted again, the postmortem having been earlier completed in night hours in violation of the set norms. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Madras HC: All Unaided Private Educational Institutions "Establishment" for Purpose of ESI Act
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:15:50 IST

Madras High Court has ruled that all private educational institutions will come under the purview of the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948 and will be treated as an 'establishment' for all purposes under it. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Madras HC Passes Interim Order Allowing Advocates to Apply to Post of DRT Presiding Officer
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:15:38 IST

Madras High Court has permitted lawyers to apply for the post of Presiding Officer of the Debt Recovery Tribunal, as notified vacant by the Central Government on 23rd June, 2020. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Gujarat HC: Supply of Services Outside India by "Intermediaries" Not Export
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:15:26 IST

Gujarat High Court has ruled that supply of services outside India by "intermediaries" in India is not an export, thereby continuing their liability of 18% Integrated Goods and Services Tax. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

INSURANCE - Rajasthan HC: Poor Farmers Cannot Be Denied Payment of Insurance
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:15:15 IST

Rajasthan High Court directed Agricultural Insurance Company of India (AIC) to release the amount due to the petitioner farmers of Satalana village under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna within a period of four weeks from the date of order. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Allahabad HC Seeks Implementation of SC Order for Supply of Food to Children, Lactating Women
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:15:04 IST

Allahabad High Court has sought an update from the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development regarding their policy for providing nutritional food to the children and nursing and lactating mothers amid the COVID crisis. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Allahabad HC Dismisses Plea for Formulation of Comprehensive Video Conferencing Rules
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:14:52 IST

Allahabad High Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a direction upon the High Court through its Registrar General, to frame comprehensive video conferencing Rules to facilitate conducting of virtual trial viz. taking of evidence, framing of charge etc. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Allahabad HC Grants Interim Relief from Arrest to Govt Counsel Accused of Sexual Harassment
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:14:38 IST

Allahabad High Court has restrained the Police from arresting a Government counsel in connection to a rape case lodged against him by a young lawyer. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Calcutta HC: Reporting of Illegal Activity in Honest Way, Fundamental Right of Reporter
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:14:13 IST

Calcutta HC has said it is the fundamental right of a reporter to publish news of “any illegal” activity “in an honest way”, and “proper reporting” can help authorities act against offenders, while grating relief to a journalist, against whom three First Information Reports were lodged. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONTEMPT OF COURT - J&K HC Initiates Suo Moto Contempt Against Govt. Departments for Non-Compliance of Interim Orders
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:13:58 IST

Jammu & Kashmir High Court has initiated suo moto contempt proceedings against Department of Health and Medical Education and the Jammu & Kashmir Public Service Commission for non-compliance of the interim orders of the Court. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CAPITAL MARKET - SEBI Issues Guidelines for Proxy Advisors
Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:13:46 IST

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has said proxy advisors should share their reports with their clients and the company they are examining at the same time. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC: Charge Under IPC Can Continue Irrespective of Sanction Under Prevention of Corruption Act
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:43:16 IST

Supreme Court has observed that the charge against an accused for offence punishable under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 can continue irrespective of the fact that sanction in respect of offence punishable under Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 is not forthcoming. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Grants Anticipatory Bail to Delhi Minorities Commission Chief Zafarul Islam
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:43:05 IST

Delhi High Court has granted anticipatory bail to the Delhi Minorities Commission Chief Zafarul Islam Khan in a First Information Report registered against him alleging posting of communal statements. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Madras HC Restrains Youtuber from Posting Defamatory Content Against Tamil News Channel News 18
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:42:55 IST

Madras High Court has granted interim relief to News 18 Tamil Nadu which was aggrieved by a "vitriolic attack" on its reputation by YouTuber Maridhas, who has accused the channel and its senior officials of religious bias. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Telangana HC Directs State to Allow Media Coverage of Secretariat Demolition
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:42:45 IST

Telangana High Court has directed the State Government to allow the media to cover and report/telecast the demolition activity of the Secretariat buildings. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - SC Issues Notices in Plea for Alternative Solutions to Protect Crops Without Killing Wild Animals
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:20:22 IST

Supreme Court has issued notices to States of Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, among others in a plea seeking action against the indiscriminate use of snares, traps etc to save standing crops from wildlife attack, which often leads to the death of animals. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - SC Issues Notice in Plea Challenging Delimitation Exercise in Nagaland
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:20:07 IST

Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea challenging the order issued by Union of India under section 10A of the Delimitation Act, 2002 whereby the delimitation exercise in the State of Nagaland has been resumed based on a 2001 census. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - SC Asks Centre to File Detailed Affidavit Regarding Completion of Smog Tower Project in Delhi
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:19:57 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Centre to file a comprehensive affidavit highlighting all details about the smog tower project in Delhi and why the same was not completed as per Court Orders. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - SC Junks PIL Demanding CBI Investigation into Actor's Death
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:19:46 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking transfer of Sushant Singh Rajput's death case from Bombay Police to Central Bureau of Investigation. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

FOOD ADULTERATION - SC Acquits Man Accused of Selling Adulterated Haldi Powder
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:19:36 IST

Supreme Court has acquitted a man accused of selling adulterated Haldi Powder while finally disposing a criminal case which started 38 years ago. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

DEFENCE - SC Restores Punishment of Cashiering' Imposed on Army 'Medical Specialist
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:19:26 IST

Supreme Court has restored the sentence of cashiering from service imposed on an Army Officer who while working as Medical Specialist had allegedly misbehaved with women. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CONSUMER - SC Directs NCDRC to Expeditiously Pronounce Judgment in a Case Which It 'Reserved For Judgment'
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:19:16 IST

Supreme Court has directed the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission to expeditiously pronounce judgment in a case which it had 'reserved for judgment' on 24 October 2019. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

EDUCATION - Delhi HC Directs DU to Submit Data on Phases of Mock Tests
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:19:05 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi University to submit the complete data from both the phases of the mock tests to satisfy the court of its preparedness, noting that only 8% of the total students who have registered for online exams could actually complete the first mock test. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC Dismisses PIL Challenging Delhi Govt.'s "Freebie Policy" Of Electricity, Water Subsidies
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:18:55 IST

Delhi High Court has dismissed with costs a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Delhi Government's grant of electricity and water concessions, and other "freebie policies", to the residents in the National Capital Territory. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Delhi HC and Subordinate Courts to Continue Restrictive Functioning Till August 14
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:18:44 IST

Delhi High Court has decided to continue with the current mode of restricted functioning till 14th August, 2020 in light of the extension of the nationwide lockdown. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Allows Delhi Police to Conduct Investigation Against Foreign Nationals Related to Tablighi J
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:18:34 IST

Delhi High Court has allowed Delhi Police to carry out investigation pursuant to notices issued under section 41A of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 against foreign nationals related to Tablighi Jamaat event who are stuck in Kolkata. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

SERVICE - Delhi HC Seeks Response on Plea Seeking Stay on Appointment of Delhi Minorities Commission Chairman
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:18:23 IST

Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre, Delhi government and the lieutenant governor on a plea seeking a stay on further appointment to the post of Delhi Minorities Commission chairman. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Grants Emergency Parole to Murder Convict
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:18:12 IST

Bombay High Court has granted emergency parole of 45 days to Asha Tayade, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life, serving her term at Yerwada Prison, Pune. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Directs Man Accused of Assaulting Public Servant to Deposit Amount
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:18:02 IST

Bombay High Court has directed a man accused of assaulting a public servant and attributing motives to him for closing down shops belonging to people from a particular community, to deposit Rs.10,000 with the Maharashtra Police Welfare Fund as a condition for granting him anticipatory bail. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - Madhya Pradesh HC Asks Indian Railways to Re-Prioritize Lower Berth Allotment
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:17:51 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has asked Indian Railways to consider re-prioritising the lower berth allotment by giving the highest priority to pregnant women, then to senior citizens and thereafter to the VVIPs. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

ENVIRONMENT - NGT Orders to Pay Compensation to the Family of 19 Year Old Who Died Due to Leaked Coal-Gas Pipeline
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:17:40 IST

National Green Tribunal has ordered the Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation Limited to pay Rs. 64 lakhs as compensation for the death of a 19 year old who died due to suffocation resulting from leakage of gas from a crack in the pipeline of the GCGSCL, laid underground just behind the window of the room where the deceased had died. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

CIVIL - BCI Postpones All India Bar Examination to be Held on August 16
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:17:28 IST

Bar Council of India has decided to postpone the date of the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) which was to be held on 16th August, 2020 in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Podcast Available https://goo.gl/jRzvHc)

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