1 June 2020


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Madras HC: Final Hearing Not Possible via Virtual Hearing - 29.05.2020

Madras High Court has remarked that final hearing cannot be done by way of Video-Conferencing mode, where the respective pleadings and submissions of the parties were to be considered.

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Allahabad HC Issues Notices on Plea for Waiver of School Fees for Children with Disability - 29.05.2020

Allahabad High Court has issued notice to Central Board of Secondary Education on a Public Interest Litigation seeking to waive off school fee for differently abled children who are unable to attend online classes due to their benchmark disability.

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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Removal of Illegal Content Against Minors - 29.05.2020

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Union of India in a plea seeking removal of fake news and hate speech on social media platforms through designated officers of various intermediaries.

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Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt to Set Up Help Desks for Distribution of E-Coupons for Food - 29.05.2020

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to put up help desks with a computer at all 580 centres through which rations are distributed through e-coupons within 5 working days to act as a one stop centre for applying for e-coupons.

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Supreme Court: Don’t Charge Any Fare from Migrants - 29.05.2020

Supreme Court has ordered the Centre and States not to charge even a penny from migrant workers for transporting them home through rail and road transport and asked the governments to give an estimate of the time it would take to send all stranded migrants back home.

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Allahabad HC Issues Notice to Uttar Pradesh Government in Plea on Migrant’s Employment - 28.05.2020

Allahabad High Court has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government inquiring as to the steps being taken to ensure that its natives are not forced to seek employment in other States.

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Karnataka HC Asks Government About Arrangements to Provide Food & Water to Migrants - 28.05.2020

Karnataka High Court has directed the State and Central Government to give details of arrangements made for providing food and water to the migrant workers who are travelling by Shramik special trains.

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Bombay HC Tells Navi Mumbai Civic Body to Certify Names of Workers Involved in COVID Duty - 28.05.2020

Bombay High Court has directed the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) to certify names of workers who are involved in COVID-19 related duties and pay them a daily allowance of Rs.300.

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SC Issues Notice on Challenge to Presidential Order to Resume Delimitation of Assam's Assembly - 28.05.2020

Supreme Court has issued notice on a plea challenging the promulgation of the Presidential Order through which the process of delimitation of the Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies of the State has been decided to be resumed.

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Bombay HC Suggests Civic Body to Publicise Details of Shopkeepers and Helpline - 28.05.2020

Bombay High Court has made suggestions to the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation to facilitate easier access of the details of shopkeepers and 24-hour helpline to citizens during this phase four of nationwide lockdown.

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Madras HC Requires Oil Corporations to Ensure Availability of Safety Masks to LPG Delivery Boys - 28.05.2020

Madras High Court has directed the managements of Oil Corporations to conduct periodical inspections to ensure compliance with the provision of safety gears such as masks, sanitisers etc., for the safety of LPG Cylinder delivery boys.

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Bombay HC Directs Petitioners to Deposit Rs.1 Crore as Precondition for Hearing - 28.05.2020

Bombay High Court has directed the 'Abhinav Bharat Congress' to deposit Rs. 1 Crore with the registry as a precondition for hearing the plea seeking directions to State and Municipal Corporation to take control of the management of two hospitals under the Wadia hospital trust in Mumbai.

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Madras High Court: Niece, Nephew are Legal Heirs to Jayalalithaa’s Assets - 28.05.2020

Madras High Court has declared former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa’s niece and nephew as “class-II legal heirs” entitled to inherit all her assets. The Court has also said that the State Government should not waste public money on converting her residence in Chennai into a memorial.

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Gujarat HC: Too Early To Give Final Certificate to Ahmedabad Civil Hospital - 27.05.2020

Gujarat High Court has said that it was still too early to give a "final certificate" to the Government regarding the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, while taking note of some of the corrective measures adopted by the Gujarat Government.

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SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Social Media- Aadhaar Linkage to Remove 'Fake' Accounts - 27.05.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed a Petition filed by the Bharatiya Janta Party leader, Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking the linkage of Aadhar with social media accounts, as an attempt to eliminate fake accounts.

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SC Agrees to Permit 30 Personnel from LG Polymers to Access the Chemical Plant - 27.05.2020

Supreme Court has agreed to permit 30 persons from LG Polymers access to the chemical plant wherein the Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy took place on 7th May, 2020, which left multiple people dead and injured.

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Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre and RBI on Interest on Loans During Moratorium - 26.05.2020

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in a plea regarding the levy of interest on loan amounts during the stipulated moratorium period, which has now been extended up to 31st August, 2020.

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SC Issues Notices to Assam, UP, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh in Sharjeel Imam's Plea - 26.05.2020

Supreme Court has issued notices to the Governments of Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh in Sharjeel Imam's plea for consolidation of First Information Reports filed against him across the country for investigation by a single agency.

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Bombay HC Sets Aside Sole Arbitrator's Award Against Jackie Shroff - 26.05.2020

Bombay High Court has set aside an award passed by a sole arbitrator against actor Jackie Shroff and noted that the conclusions arrived at by the arbitrator are not just wrong, but exhibit an unmitigated perversity and is shocking to the conscience of the Court.

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Patna HC Directs Government to Ensure Transgender Persons Benefit Under Social Security Schemes - 26.05.2020

Patna High Court has directed the Government to ensure that the persons belonging to the Transgender community are not deprived of food grains distributed under the social security schemes, solely for not possessing a ration card.

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MP HC: Students to Satisfy Bond to Serve at Government Hospital Executed at Time of Admission - 26.05.2020

MP HC has held that since there is no fundamental right to pursue post-graduation medical education, it is obligatory for the students to execute bond to render services at govt. hospitals for stipulated period at the time of their admission.

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NCLAT Sets Aside NCLT Order to Add MCA as Party in All IBC Cases and Company Petitions - 26.05.2020

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has set aside an order of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) which mandated the impleadment of the Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) as a party in all Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) matters and Company Petitions.

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Punjab and Haryana HC: Schools to Charge 70% School Fees; Pay 70% Salary to Teachers - 26.05.2020

Punjab and Haryana High Court has allowed private unaided schools in the State to collect 70% school fees from the students. The Court has also directed the schools to pay 70% salary to teachers.

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Telangana HC: Medical Emergency Not Excuse to Trample Citizen's Fundamental Rights - 25.05.2020

Telangana High Court has observed that a medical emergency is not an excuse to trample on the fundamental rights of a citizen under Article 21 of the Constitution of India.

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Telangana HC: State Cannot Compel Testing/Treatment in Government Facilities - 25.05.2020

Telangana HC has held that State cannot compel residents of Telangana to get testing for COVID-19 in designated laboratories decided by them & treatment/isolation only in hospitals designated by them, when the residents are willing to pay the cost and get their blood samples tested in private labs.

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NCLAT Bars Appointment of Retired Bank Official as Resolution Professional - 25.05.2020

National Companies Law Appellate Tribunal has upheld a bankruptcy tribunal order prohibiting appointment of a former employee of financial creditor as resolution professional of a stressed company due to the possibility of bias.

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SC Seeks Government’s Reply on Plea for Zoom App Audit - 25.05.2020

SC has sought the Centre’s response to a Public Interest Litigation seeking a comprehensive technical and security audit of Zoom video application, apprehending that the increase in use of this app for video conferencing and webinars was posing a serious threat to privacy and data security.

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Delhi HC Orders Inspection of Night Shelter Near AIIMS - 25.05.2020

Delhi High Court has ordered an immediate inspection of a night shelter run by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board just outside All India Institute of Medical Sciences, alarmed over 22 COVID-positive cases being found.

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Delhi HC Refuses to Direct Government to Disclose Actual COVID-19 Count - 25.05.2020

Delhi High Court has refused to entertain a plea seeking to scrap the death audit committee and direct the Aam Aadmi Party government to come out with actual figures of COVID-19 cases and the death count.

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