26 May 2020


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Jammu and Kashmir HC Contributes to 'PM Care Fund' and J&K Relief Fund - 20.05.2020

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has contributed a total sum of Rs. 70 Lakhs towards the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund and the Jammu and Kashmir Relief Fund, to help in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SC: Unjust Exclusion of Legal Heirs in Will Can be Regarded as Suspicious Circumstance - 20.05.2020

Supreme Court has observed that an unfair disposition of property or an unjust exclusion of the legal heirs, particularly the dependants, is regarded as a suspicious circumstance.

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SC: Displeasure of Accused About Investigation Not Grounds to Transfer Investigation To CBI - 20.05.2020

Supreme Court has observed while declining Arnab Goswami's plea to transfer investigation to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) that the displeasure of an accused person about the manner in which the investigation proceeds or an unsubstantiated allegation of a conflict of interest against the police conducting the investigation must not derail the legitimate course of law and warrant the invocation of the extraordinary power of the Court to transfer an investigation to the CBI.

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SC Refuses to Issue Notice on LG Polymer's Challenge Against NGT Constituting Committee - 20.05.2020

Supreme Court has refused to issue notice on a plea filed by LG Polymers against the order passed by National Green Tribunal (NGT) which directed the South Korean company to pay Rs. 50 Crores and constituted a fact-finding committee. The Court has asked the company to raise questions regarding jurisdiction of the NGT before the Tribunal itself.

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Kerala HC Directs Inquiry for Violation of Order to Avoid Arrest Unless Inevitable - 20.05.2020

Kerala High Court has directed the District Police Chief to initiate an enquiry into the conduct of an Investigating Officer, who arrested an accused in a sexual harassment case, in contravention of a Full Court's direction against arrest unless the same is inevitable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Calcutta HC: Extra Realisation Due to Adverse Exchange Rate of Rupee Part of Export Turnover - 20.05.2020

Calcutta High Court has held that extra realisation made in rupees for export sale proceeds in foreign exchange due to adverse exchange rate of rupee would be part of the export turnover. The Court has also states that export sale proceeds received according to the export contract and with approval of Reserve Bank of India could not be ignored for the purpose of relief under Section 80-HHC of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

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Delhi HC Issues Notice to Government, Facebook, Google, Twitter for Security of Children - 20.05.2020

Delhi High Court has issued notices to the Centre, Facebook, Google and Twitter on a plea seeking removal of groups like ‘Bois Locker Room’ to protect security of children.

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SC Deplores Harassment of Scribes with Multiple FIRs - 20.05.2020

Supreme Court has deplored the practice of harassing journalists by filing multiple First Information Reports in different parts of the country in the same matter and said that it would effectively destroy the freedom of the citizen to know of the affairs of governance, emphasising the crucial role of media in protecting the rights and freedoms of citizens.

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Delhi HC: Centre to Operate Flights for Indians Stranded Within Limitations of Available Resources - 19.05.2020

Delhi High Court has said that it expects that the Central Government would take all necessary steps, within the limitation of the resources available to operate flights to bring back Indian citizens who are stranded overseas.

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Delhi HC Allows Lawyers to Access Their Chambers in Court Premises - 19.05.2020

Delhi High Court has allowed lawyers to access their chambers situated in the three Lawyers' Chambers Block in the Court premises to have access to their files, books, etc.

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Delhi HC: Injunction for Interference with Contractual Relations Violates Article 19(5) - 19.05.2020

Delhi High Court has held that providing injunction for alleged interference with contractual relations of two parties, in absence of any law, would violate the fundamental right of carrying out trade under Article 19(5) of the Constitution of India, 1949.

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Manipur HC Passes Slew of Directions for Effective Implementation of PDS - 19.05.2020

Manipur High Court has issued a slew of directions in a Public Interest Litigation seeking necessary arrangements to ensure that extensive distribution of essential commodities is effectuated to the entire population and are available to the public at prices fixed by the Government.

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Gujarat HC Directs Private Hospitals to Adopt Government Specified Rates - 19.05.2020

Gujarat High Court has directed the State Government to see that all the private hospitals across the city of Ahmedabad and also situated at the outskirts work out the modalities with respect to the fee structure.

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Delhi HC: Expedite Bois Locker Room Probe - 19.05.2020

Delhi High Court has directed police to expeditiously conduct its investigation into the incident of “Bois Locker Room,” an Instagram group, in which obscene messages and morphed pictures of underage girls were shared.

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NHRC Takes Cognizance of Mother Pulling Suitcase with Exhausted Kid Sleeping - 18.05.2020

National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about a mother pulling a suitcase with her small child sleeping on it on Agra Highway.

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Bombay HC Directs Payment of Salary & Dues to 'Retired' Director of Management College - 18.05.2020

Bombay High Court has directed the Mumbai University to pay salary dues to a professor cum director of a Management Institute run by the university for a second time as the University breached a previous order directing payment of salary dues to the 61-year-old who was appointed to the said post as per the prescribed procedure of the University, yet was retired from it on the grounds that he had completed 60 years.

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Bombay HC: Habitual Offenders Cannot be Released on Temporary Bail - 18.05.2020

Bombay High Court has rejected the bail application filed by Mahesh B Patil, a former Bharatiya Janta Party Corporator, observing that habitual offenders like him do not deserve to be released on temporary bail as per the guidelines of the State High Power Committee.

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Calcutta HC Asks State to Explain Power of District Magistrate to Suspend Internet - 18.05.2020

Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal Government to file affidavits explaining the jurisdiction of the District Magistrate to pass order for internet shutdown in Hooghly district, and also regarding the justifiability of the suspension.

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Rajasthan HC: No Person Can be Deprived from Keeping Cow for Personal Use of Milk - 18.05.2020

Rajasthan High Court has emphasized that a person cannot be deprived from following the "Indian tradition" of keeping one or two cows in his residence, for personal use of milk.

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Bombay HC Seeks MCGM's Reply in PIL Alleging Pregnant Women Denied Admission in Hospital - 18.05.2020

Bombay High Court has directed the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to furnish details of maternity homes and clinics catering to the needs of pregnant women while hearing a Public Interest Litigation alleging that a pregnant woman was denied admission for delivery at JJ Hospital on the ground that she did not carry with her a negative COVID-19 test report.

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Bombay HC: Use 'Off Duty' Revenue Employees to Ease Burden of Police Officials - 18.05.2020

Bombay High Court has observed that the police machinery is under great stress and strain and has directed the State to consider using employees of the revenue department who are currently off-duty, preferably below 50 years, for dealing with activities where police presence is not necessary.

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Delhi HC Refuses to Stay 70% Cess on Liquor - 18.05.2020

Delhi High Court has refused to stay the Aam Aadmi Party Government’s levy of 70% ‘special corona fee’ on retail price of all liquor brands in the national capital.

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SC: Let States Take Action for Providing Transport to Migrants - 18.05.2020

Supreme Court has said that it cannot prevent migrant workers from walking thousands of kilometres to their homes or falling asleep on railway tracks and left it to State Governments to provide them with transport to their destinations.

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SC Restrains Govt from Taking Coercive Action Against Employers for Not Paying Salaries - 18.05.2020

Supreme Court has restrained the Government from taking coercive action against employers who don’t pay workers their entire salary during the lockdown in violation of a Ministry of Home Affairs notification of 29th March, 2020 that directed them to pay full wages.

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