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Petition against the BCI Press Release dated 09.06.2020

Petition against the BCI Press Release dated 09.06.2020

The Press release dated 09.06.2020 with regard to conduct of examination after reopening of the colleges/Institutions is unaccommodating. As per the press release, point no. 4, the students have to appear in the examination to clear the previous semester subjects while studying the subjects of the semester to which they have been promoted, both at…

SC grants protection to lawyer Prashant Bhushan against coercive action in a case

SC grants protection to lawyer Prashant Bhushan against coercive action in a case

A tweet was posted by Prashant Bhushan in which he said, “ministers were feeding the opium of Ramayana & Mahabharata to the people”. He was granted interim protection by the Apex Court. After getting formal replies from the complainant and the state government the bench heard the case. On Friday The Supreme Court granted interim…

A petition filed in Delhi HC seeking directions to telecom companies and internet service providers to not charge internet bills for closed businesses or households during lockdown

A petition filed in Delhi HC seeking directions to telecom companies and internet service providers to not charge internet bills for closed businesses or households during lockdown

A Writ Petition has been filed in Delhi HC seeking directions to the telecom companies and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to not charge any amount from offices, shops, business establishments, and the household which was “compulsorily closed” due to COVID-19 lockdown. The PIL filed by Advocate Amit Sahni, demands to transfer any amount, already collected…

Amid lockdown, the Supreme Court heard 593 cases via video conference

Amid lockdown, the Supreme Court heard 593 cases via video conference

The apex court of India has heard a total of 593 cases through video calls in the last 34 days. Out of 593 cases, 203 cases were related to each other or having the same issues. During the period of quarantine, the Supreme Court delivered 41 judgments and disposed of 174 cases that were related…

COVID-19: Plea in SC seeking ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’ for Police personnel

COVID-19: Plea in SC seeking ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’ for Police personnel

Retired IPS officer, Mr. Bhanupratap Bargehas filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court (SC) seeking a direction to the Central Government (CG) to make apposite provisions for payment of ‘risk and hardship’ allowances, incentives in form of a bonus, additional salary to the police officers who are serving on the frontline during lockdown due to…

Plea in SC to Formulate a Scheme by Center and States to Compensate the Unorganized Sector Workers

Plea in SC to Formulate a Scheme by Center and States to Compensate the Unorganized Sector Workers

A plea of Civil Writ Petition in the public interest under Article 32 of the Constitution of India for the enforcement of Fundamental Rights under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the citizens, was filed by Advocate Mr. R Subramanian in the Supreme Court for seeking the directions to the center for formulating a scheme for…

Delhi HC allows interim reoccupation to the debtor of property securitized by the bank, due to nationwide Lockdown

Delhi HC allows interim reoccupation to the debtor of property securitized by the bank, due to nationwide Lockdown

IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI   Date of decision: 9th April, 2020   W.P.(C) 2958/2020  AJAY KUMAR….. PETITIONER Through: Mr. Neeraj Shrama, Adv. Versus  IIFL HOME FINANCE LTD. ……RESPONDENT The Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) vide the impugned order, in view of the grave situation triumphing within the United States with reference to Covid19 and taking a…

Madras HC dismissed a petition challenging the exemption of print media operations from lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19

Madras HC dismissed a petition challenging the exemption of print media operations from lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19

T. Ganesh Kumar v. Union of India, WP No. 7457 of 2020, decided on 09-04-2020 The petition was filed challenging the exemption given by the Centre to the print media and electronic media by virtue of Notification No. 40-3/2020 dated 24-03-2020. A Division Bench comprising of Justice N Kirubakaran and Justice R Hemalatha made keen observations on the significance…

COVID-19 Lockdown: ‘Until June 30, Notify Orders Under Essential Commodities Act Without ‘Prior Concurrence’, Centre to States.

COVID-19 Lockdown: ‘Until June 30, Notify Orders Under Essential Commodities Act Without ‘Prior Concurrence’, Centre to States.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to all State Chief Secretaries to ensure the availability of essential goods at a fair price by invoking the provisions of the Essential Commodities (EC) Act 1955. On 26th March Home Secretary issued the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for maintaining a smooth supply of essential goods through retailer, wholesaler,…

SC issues notice on plea seeking ‘immediate evacuation’ of Indian students stranded in the UK

SC issues notice on plea seeking ‘immediate evacuation’ of Indian students stranded in the UK

Taking contention of the worsening situation due to the Pandemic created by COVID-19, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on a petition filed by Advocate Madhurima Mridul seeking immediate evacuation of the stranded Indian students in the United Kingdom. The petitioner also contended that due to the embargo imposed by the government…

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