10 February 2020


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Delhi High Court Stays Increase in Auto-Rickshaw Fares by AAP Govt - 07.02.2020

Delhi High Court has stayed the AAP Government's decision to increase auto-rickshaw fares in the national capital. The Court said, "We hereby stay the operation of the June 12 notification issued by the Delhi Government till the next date of hearing."

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Supreme Court Orders for Inventory of Sabarimala Jewels - 07.02.2020

Supreme Court has ordered a complete inventory of all jewellery and ornaments used to adorn the statue of Lord Ayyappa at Kerala's iconic Sabarimala temple. The Apex Court appointed a retired judge - CN Ramachandran Nair - to supervise the exercise and said it was "only concerned with security of jewels... inventory to be made and report given to us, we will keep it in a sealed cover".

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Supreme Court Lens on Waqf’s ‘Unlisted Assets Worth Lakhs of Crores’ - 07.02.2020

Supreme Court has sought responses from the Minority Affairs Ministry, all States and waqf bodies while entertaining a Public Interest Litigation alleging non-enumeration of waqf properties worth lakhs of crores of rupees resulting in their misuse and illegal transfer to builders.

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Delhi High Court Permits Termination of Minor Rape Victim's 24-week Pregnancy - 07.02.2020

Delhi High Court has allowed termination of 24-week pregnancy of a minor rape victim, after a medical board set up by the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital said there was a significant risk to the teenager in continuing with it. The medical opinion of the hospital was placed before the Court who discussed it in-chamber with the 16-year-old girl and her parents before delivering the order in the open court.

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SEBI Issues Guidelines for Alternative Investment Funds Benchmarking - 07.02.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India has issued guidelines for benchmarking the performance of alternative investment funds with a view to streamlining disclosure standards and helping investors in assessing scheme performance.

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Supreme Court Gives Rs 1 Crore to Accident Victim - 06.02.2020

Supreme Court has come to the rescue of a 12 year old girl who met with an accident a decade ago which led to 100 percent physical disability and left her with a mental age of a nine month old for the rest of her life while awarding her a compensation of more than Rs 1 Crore including interest.

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SC: Compromise Decree Which Does not Take in Property Within Subject Matter Needs No Registration - 06.02.2020

Supreme Court has observed that a compromise decree does not require registration if it does not take in property that is not the subject matter of suit.

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ITAT Kolkata Allows Exemption: ‘Performance Bonus’ Cannot be Treated as Salary - 06.02.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Kolkata while relying upon the precedent held that ‘performance bonus’ does not constitute a part of ‘salary’ and hence the exemption for House Rent Allowance was granted to the Assessee.

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Supreme Court: Change in Mindset Could Allow Women in Army Command Posts - 06.02.2020

Supreme Court has said that if there is a will and a change in mindset on the part of the Government, then women officers could be allocated command posts in the Army. The Court also pointed out that there are many other services along with combat operations where women could be accommodated.

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ITAT, Bangalore: Capital Gain Deduction Allowable for House Purchased Outside India - 05.02.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Bangalore has allowed a claim of deduction under Section 54/54F of the Income Tax Act, 1961 on a house purchased by the Assessee outside India.

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Delhi High Court Convicts 'Barely 17 Years Old Boy' for Rape as He Fails to Claim Juvenility - 05.02.2020

Delhi High Court has convicted and sentenced a minor boy under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 on the charges of raping a 16 yrs old girl, without taking into account the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 as the convict had not raised the plea of juvenility.

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Supreme Court: Production of Account Book Not Relevant in Cheque Bounce Cases - 05.02.2020

Supreme Court has observed that the production of the account books or cash book may not be relevant in a criminal case filed under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

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Delhi High Court: Time Limit Enhanced Under Section 29A Applicable to Pending Proceedings - 05.02.2020

Delhi High Court has held that the time limit for completion of arbitration proceedings, enhanced by amending Section 29A (1) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 through the 2019 amendment applies to arbitrations pending as on the date of the amendment.

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Kerala High Court: Father's Pension Benefits Not Exempt from Attachment - 05.02.2020

Kerala High Court has held that a father's pensionary benefits are not immune from attachment towards payment of maintenance to children.

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Ministry of Corporate Affairs Notifies Amendment to Companies Rules, 2020 - 05.02.2020

Ministry of Corporate Affairs has notified an amendment to the Companies (Compromises, Arrangements and Amalgamations) Rules, 2020, adding a provision for majority shareholders to buy out minority shareholders.

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Securities and Exchange Board of India Unveils New FPI Registration Application - 05.02.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India has come out with a common application form for registration of foreign portfolio investors, to enhance operational flexibility and ease of access to Indian capital markets.

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Supreme Court Seeks Explanation for Delay on Plea Against Members of Legislative Assembly - 05.02.2020

Supreme Court has sought an explanation from the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker for the three- year delay in hearing pleas for disqualification of 11 Members of Legislative Assembly of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, indicating renewed focus on partial actions of speakers given the recent adverse remarks on the conduct of Karnataka and Manipur speakers in proceedings under the anti-defection law.

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Delhi High Court Tests Police’s Emergency Helpline Number - 05.02.2020

Delhi High Court has tested the Delhi Police’s single emergency helpline number ‘112’ during proceedings and found it to be functional. However, the lawyer representing the police and amicus curiae assisting the Court in a Public Interest Litigation relating to women’s safety differed on the response time taken by the police in answering the call.

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Calcutta High Court Grants Widow Insurance Relief - 04.02.2020

Calcutta High Court has directed a bank to pay Rs 1 lakh to the widow of a customer as accidental death insurance after it had refused to pay up on the ground that the claim had been submitted over 90 days after the death.

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Karnataka High Court: Need to Rehabilitate Evicted Migrant Workers - 04.02.2020

Karnataka High Court has observed while taking the State Government to task that there was a need to rehabilitate or compensate migrant workers whose homes in Tubarahalli and Kundalahalli were demolished by a Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike engineer last month.

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Supreme Court Seeks Centre and State Government’s Reply on Plea to Regulate Blood Banks - 04.02.2020

Supreme Court has sought response from Centre and all the State Governments on a plea seeking direction to strengthen and regulate blood banks and blood storage units across the country. The Court has issued notices and also sought response from National Blood Transfusion Council, National Aids Control Organisation and Union Territories along with the Centre and State Governments.

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SC Issues Notice to States Directing Issue of Notifications for Establishing Gram Nyayalayas - 03.02.2020

Supreme Court has directed the States, which have not yet issued Notifications for establishing the Gram Nyayalayas, to issue the same within four weeks.

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Supreme Court Issues Notice on Indira Jaising's Plea for Framing of Rules for Live-Streaming - 03.02.2020

Supreme Court has issued a notice on the application moved by Senior Advocate Indira Jaising for a direction to the Supreme Court in the administrative side to frame rules under Article 145(1) of the Constitution of India, 1949 for live-streaming of matters of national importance.

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Supreme Court: Political Parties Must Justify Fielding of Candidate with Criminal Background - 03.02.2020

Supreme Court has made it mandatory for political parties to reveal the reason behind fielding a candidate with a criminal background. The Court has declined the Election Commission’s proposal to penalize such politicians and parties to field them.

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DELHI HC ISSUES NOTICE ON APPEAL AGAINST DENIAL TO FILE NOMINATION PAPERS BY RETURNING OFFICER - 03.02.2020

Delhi High Court has issued notices to Union of India, Delhi Government, Chief Electoral Officer and the Returning Officer, Election Commission on an appeal challenging the January 28 order of the Single Judge which rejected the plea disputing the denial to file nomination papers by the Returning Officer.

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