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Cabinet approves Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, strict norms to protect doctors, healthcare workers, etc.

Cabinet approves Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, strict norms to protect doctors, healthcare workers, etc.

The Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of an Ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 (hereafter referred to as “Act”) to provide severe punishments for attacks against healthcare workers. The move came after the Indian Medical Association (IMA) demanded Special Central Laws against violence on doctors and healthcare workers who are continuously facing discrimination and…

Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Consumer Protection Act, 2019

The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (2019 Act) came into effect on 9th August 2019. The 2019 Act, repeals the previous consumer protection act which had been in effect since 1986 (1986 Act). This prior act had been amended from time-to-time to bring it in accordance with changes brought about by economic liberalisation, globalisation of markets…

Abortion Law in India

Abortion Law in India

In India, the act that governs, the safe termination of pregnancies of women is The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 (MTP Act). The Act provides for termination of certain pregnancies by registered medical practitioners only if specified conditions are met. The objective behind introducing such a statute is to reduce the maternal mortality rate…

Union Cabinet Approves Bill To Raise Limit For Legal Abortions From 20 To 24 Weeks

Union Cabinet Approves Bill To Raise Limit For Legal Abortions From 20 To 24 Weeks

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the union cabinet has given its assent to amend the medical termination of pregnancy act 1971 increasing the upper limit for legal abortions from 20 weeks to 24 weeks, the minister was quoted saying “In a progressive reform and giving reproductive rights to women the limit of 20 weeks…

Centre notifies Constitutional amendment doing away with the quota for Anglo Indians

Centre notifies Constitutional amendment doing away with the quota for Anglo Indians

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth) Amendment Act amended Article 334 of the Constitution to extend the period of the reservation in the Parliament for SC and STs for a period of 10 years while simultaneously declaring that the reservations for Anglo Indians shall cease to exist. The Article now reads: “Notwithstanding anything in the…

Cost Regime under Indian Arbitration Law

Cost Regime under Indian Arbitration Law

Section 31(8) of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act 1996 was enacted to deal with the costs involved in the arbitration. However, with an increase in complex infrastructure contracts, the entire arbitration management became fraught with delay, escalation in cost and increased judicial interference mirroring the procedure of the courts. The investment and the business climate…

SEBI amends public issue guidelines for REITs, InvITs on Rights Issue

SEBI amends public issue guidelines for REITs, InvITs on Rights Issue

The markets regulator SEBI on Tuesday amended guidelines for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) to ease the process of public issue of their units. Now, these trusts can accept only Applications Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA). Under the proposal, minimum allotment and trading lot for publicly issued REITs (Real Estate…

Can pleadings be amended after a trial has begun? Supreme Court answers

Can pleadings be amended after a trial has begun? Supreme Court answers

The Supreme Court in a recent order has stated that the amendment of pleadings at the stage of evidence can be allowed only when the court is satisfied that in spite of due diligence, the party could not introduce amendment before the commencement of the trial. The plaintiff in a partition suit filed an application…

Overriding Effects of Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code

Overriding Effects of Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC) has an overriding effect over other enactments, recently the news of superiority of IBC over SEBI was an interpretation before the Supreme Court bench in July. It will be an evolutionary step for the scope of application of IBC. Hence it is the overview of judgments of IBC having…

Azhar, Saeed, Dawood declared individual terrorists under new law

Azhar, Saeed, Dawood declared individual terrorists under new law

Dreaded terrorists and India’s most wanted men, Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed and Zakir-ur-Rahman Lakhvi and Masood Azhar, have been declared terrorists by the Union government under the new anti-terror law. Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed were on Wednesday declared individual terrorists by the government under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment…

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