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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…

NGT to decide on COVID-19 waste

NGT to decide on COVID-19 waste

The Honourable Apex Court has left to the National Green Tribunal to tackle the disposal of the COVID-19 waste such as masks that are being disposed of as household waste. The Court refused to entertain the petition that sought the issuance of direction for proper disposal of the waste. The petition was filed by a…

SC asks Centre to consider adopting ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme during the lockdown

SC asks Centre to consider adopting ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme during the lockdown

During the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown period, The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to consider the feasibility of ‘temporarily’ adopting the ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme to enable the migrant workers and economically weaker sections (EWS) get subsidized foodgrain. This scheme is scheduled to launch in June. A bench of Justices N V Ramana,…

SC asks Centre on implementation of full wage notification by MHA

SC asks Centre on implementation of full wage notification by MHA

The Supreme Court has asked the centre to put on record the implementation of its policy with regard to the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) that has issued private companies/ firms to pay full salaries/wages to their employees and workers during  COVID-19 lockdown. A three-judge bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice Sanjay…

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…

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…

Communalising Corona: Plea in SC seeks direction to remove communal hashtags like #coronaJihad,#tablighijamat etc. from social media

Communalising Corona: Plea in SC seeks direction to remove communal hashtags like #coronaJihad,#tablighijamat etc. from social media

A petition was filed in Supreme court of India against the hashtags on social media that are communalizing the Tablighi Jamaat Meeting that was held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin which threatened and blames the entire Muslim community for purposefully spreading the Coronavirus throughout the nation. Advocate Khaja Aijazuddin who filed the petition, he claimed that hashtags…

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…

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…

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