18 May 2020


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SC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Extension of Benefits of RBI Circular on Loan Moratorium to NBFCs - 15.05.2020

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and Reserve Bank of India in a plea by The Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI) which sought for clarification regarding whether all Non-Banking Financial Corporations were eligible for loan moratorium or whether banks had the discretion to give the benefit.

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Allahabad HC Allows Recital of Azan from Minarets of Mosques - 15.05.2020

Allahabad High Court has allowed the Muezzins of various mosques in the State to recite the Azan, even amid lockdown, holding that recital of Azan is an integral part of the Islamic religion.

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Allahabad HC Issues Instructions for Identification of Potential COVID-19 Carriers - 15.05.2020

Allahabad High Court has issued several instructions for the State authorities to ensure that all the migrants, entering the State of Uttar Pradesh after lockdown, are identified and monitored on a day to day basis for potential COVID-19 carriers.

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Delhi HC Directs Trial Courts to Not Insist Bail Applicant for Filing Signed/Attested Documents - 15.05.2020

Delhi High Court has directed that in bail matters, there will be no insistence on filing of the signed/attested vakalatanama, affidavits or applications where the applicant is in jail and/or of the family members of such an applicant, reside outside Delhi.

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Delhi HC Directs Delhi's Urban Shelter Board to Ensure Adequate Accommodation - 15.05.2020

Delhi High Court has directed Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board to ensure, coordinate and facilitate adequate accommodation to patients who are residing in night shelters outside All India Institute of Medical Sciences and their attendants.

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SEBI Relaxes Rule for Minimum 25% Public Stake in Listed Companies - 15.05.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has eased the 25% minimum public shareholding norm for listed companies in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The Board has relaxed the requirement for companies that were to have complied with the rule between 1st March, 2020 and 31st August, 2020.

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Karnataka HC: Migrant Not to be Denied Opportunity to Travel Because of Incapacity to Pay - 14.05.2020

Karnataka High Court has directed the Central and State Government to take immediate decision on the question of paying railway fare of those migrant workers who want to travel back to their States but cannot do so due to their inability to pay.

Tags : Karnataka High Court Migrants Incapacity to Pay

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Karnataka HC: Court Cannot Direct State to Make Law for Protection of 'Gig Workers' - 14.05.2020

Karnataka High Court has said the Court cannot direct the State to make a law or the protection of 'gig workers', stating that they may submit a representation before the Government for protection.

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Karnataka HC Imposes Condition for Bail as Self Quarantine for 14-Days - 14.05.2020

Karnataka High Court has granted bail to an accused who has been in prison since March imposing a condition directing him to immediately undergo a medical check up on release and self quarantine himself in his house, for 14 days.

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SC Panel Builds Digital Module, to Speed Up Disposal of Commercial Disputes - 14.05.2020

Supreme Court's E-Committee, in sync with Government’s initiative on ease of doing business, has developed a paperless module for commercial Courts, where trial shall be conducted in a digital environment, to speed up the disposal of commercial suits.

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Central Government Lowers Employee, Employer’s EPF Outgo - 14.05.2020

Central Government has lowered the statutory contribution by both employee and employer to the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) to 10% each of the employee’s monthly salary from the existing 12% for the next three months.

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Delhi HC: Relationship Between Client & Foreign Law Firm is Commercial in Nature - 13.05.2020

Delhi High Court has held that the relationship between a client and the foreign law firm engaged by it was commercial in nature in terms of Sections 45 and 46 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996.

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Kerala HC Pulls Up Bar Council for Delay in Implementing Order on Stipend for Junior Advocates - 13.05.2020

Kerala High Court has come down heavily upon the State Bar Council for "grave delay" in implementation of 2018 Government order whereby sanction was accorded to pay monthly stipend of Rs.5000/- to the junior lawyers.

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NCLT: Filing of Default Record Necessary for Section 7 IBC Filings - 13.05.2020

National Company Law Tribunal has directed filing of default record from Information utility along with new Petitions under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

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Kerala HC: State Has to Wake Up and Legislate Appropriate Enactments to Curtail Social Media War - 13.05.2020

Kerala High Court has observed that the State has to wake up and legislate appropriate enactments to curtail the social media war, highlighting the limitations of the Information Technology law as it stands today.

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Madras HC Issues Directions to MACT to Not Draw Decrees for Awards - 13.05.2020

Madras High Court has held that the Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal need not draw decrees like regular civil Courts, for the same is not contemplated either under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 or under the Tamil Nadu Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal Rules, 1989.

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SEBI Eases Norms on Consolidated Numbers for Banks, Insurance Companies - 13.05.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has exempted banks and insurance companies from publishing consolidated financial results for the June quarter in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Karnataka HC Allows Physical Filing of New Cases on Experimental Basis - 12.05.2020

Karnataka High Court had decided on an experimental basis to allow physical filing of new cases on 13th, 14th and 15th of May, 2020 from 11.00 a.m. onwards.

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Karnataka HC Issues Notice on Plea of Advocate's Clerks Association Seeking Financial Aid - 12.05.2020

Karnataka High Court has issued notice to the State Government and Karnataka State Bar Council seeking their reply to a Petition filed by the Karntaka State Level Advocate's Clerks Association seeking directions to provide financial aid to its members who due to the closing of Courts are left with no work and thus have no source of income during the lockdown.

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SC Sets up Panel to Look into 4G Option for Jammu & Kashmir - 12.05.2020

Supreme Court has ordered immediate setting up of a High-powered committee led by the home secretary to examine the feasibility of providing 4G services in Jammu & Kashmir, or at least in trouble-free areas, in a development that means restrictions on High-speed internet will remain in place for now.

Tags : Supreme Court 4G Internet Services in J&K

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