13 July 2020


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Karnataka HC: Writ Petition Maintainable Against Private Bank for Enforcement of RBI Circular - 10.07.2020

Karnataka High Court has ruled that a writ Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is maintainable against private banks as regards implementation of the loan moratorium announced by the Reserve Bank of India in the wake of lockdown.

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SC: If Plaint Does Not Observe Order VII Rule 11 of CPC, Court Can Reject Plaint - 10.07.2020

Supreme Court has observed that the provision of Order VII Rule 11 Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 regarding 'Rejection of Plaint' is mandatory in nature and the plaint may be rejected on grounds of non observance.

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NCDRC: Use of Pre-Printed & Fixed Forms to Record Patients' Consent is 'Unfair Trade Practice' - 10.07.2020

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has held that the use of fixed "informed consent cum undertaking by the hospitals to record consent from the patients amounts to "unfair trade practice" within the meaning of Section 2(1)(r) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

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SC Directs 84-Year Old to Take DNA Test in Case of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor - 10.07.2020

Supreme Court has ordered a DNA test on an 84-year-old retired Army man and a four-day old baby to determine whether he fathered the child through sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old girl.

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Kerala HC: Bar u/s 162(1) CrPC Applies to Letter Given or Sent to Police Officer - 10.07.2020

Kerala High Court has observed that a letter given or sent to a police officer by a person after the commencement of investigation of an offence come within the interdict under Section 162(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

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SC Refuses to Entertain Plea Seeking Waiver of Private School Fees & Regulatory Mechanism - 10.07.2020

Supreme Court has refused to entertain the plea seeking, inter alia, a waiver of private school fees for a period of three months starting 1st April till 1st July, 2020 and regulatory mechanisms for structuring and collection mechanism of fees PAN India during lockdown.

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Delhi HC Permits Exclusion of Students from Online Classes on Failure to Pay Tuition Fee - 10.07.2020

Delhi High Court has partially read down the Delhi Government's order restraining private schools from precluding such students from attending online classes, who do not pay tuition fee.

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SC: Non Payment of Part of Sale Consideration Not Grounds for Cancellation of Registered Sale Deed - 10.07.2020

Supreme Court has observed that non payment of a part of sale consideration is not a ground for cancellation of a registered Sale Deed.

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Delhi High Court Stays Suspension of Public School Teacher - 10.07.2020

Delhi High Court has stayed the suspension of a public school teacher who was suspended from the position of TGT English allegedly for demanding payment of salaries to teachers and other school staff.

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Telangana HC Directs SBI to Extend Debt Repayment Deadline Under OTS Scheme - 09.07.2020

Telangana High Court has ordered the State Bank of India to extend the debt repayment deadline under the One-Time Settlement scheme by 90 days.

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Gujarat HC Grants Bail to Migrant Workers Arrested for Uproar Over Delay in Return - 09.07.2020

Gujarat High Court has granted bail to as many 25 migrant workers, arrested on charges of murder and dacoity for their alleged clash with the police personnel at Rajkot, over delay in their return to their native states.

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Tripura HC: Woman Who Lives Like a Wife Cannot be Deprived of Maintenance - 09.07.2020

Tripura High Court has held that a woman who lived like a wife and was treated as the wife cannot be deprived of the maintenance.

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Delhi HC Upholds Delhi University’s Decision to Remove Officiating Principal - 09.07.2020

Delhi High Court has refused to set aside the decision of the Delhi University to remove the Officer on Special Duty-Principal of one of its colleges - Delhi College of Arts & Commerce.

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Bombay HC: Special Court Can Try Offences When Child-Victim Under SC/ST Act - 08.07.2020

Bombay High Court has held that in a case where the child subjected to abuse happened to be belonging to the Scheduled Caste or the Scheduled Tribe, procedure carved out in the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 would not take away the powers of the Special POCSO Court to try the offences under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989.

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Bombay HC Grants 28-day Furlough to Gangster Arun Gawli - 08.07.2020

Bombay High Court has granted 28 days furlough to gangster, Arun Gawli who is currently is serving life sentence awarded to him for the murder of Shiv Sena corporator, Kamlakar Jamsandekar.

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Punjab & Haryana HC Dismisses Bail Plea of Self-Styled Godman Rampal - 08.07.2020

Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed the bail plea of self-styled godman and murder-convict Rampal, who had sought to be released to attend his grand daughter's wedding on 15th July, 2020 in Rohtak.

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J&K HC Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Reservation for Pahari Speaking People - 08.07.2020

Jammu & Kashmir High Court has issued notice on a Petition challenging 4% reservation quota for "pahari speaking people" in medical post graduate courses in various Government Medical colleges of the Union Territory.

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MP HC Grants Toddler Boy's Custody to Mother, Seeing His Fondness for Her - 08.07.2020

Madhya Pradesh High Court has overruled a Subordinate Court's ruling granting custody of a three-year-old to the father, upon observing the boy's fondness for and attachment to the mother.

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Jharkhand High Court Refuses to Allow 'Shravani Mela' - 07.07.2020

Jharkhand High Court has dismissed a plea seeking opening of Baba Baidhyanath Jyotirlinga Temple and to convene the Shravani Mela by allowing the public to participate.

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MP HC: State Cannot Take Defence of Sovereign Immunity Against Fundamental Rights - 07.07.2020

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that the State Government cannot take the defence of sovereign immunity in cases of violation of Fundamental Rights of it citizens.

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ITAT, Delhi: Bar Council of Delhi Entitled for Exemption U/S 80G Income Tax Act - 07.07.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Delhi has held that the Bar Council of Delhi is entitled for registration under Section 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and consequent exemption under Section 80G.

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Delhi HC Allows NLU Delhi to Correct Error of Removing Vertical Reservation for OBC - 07.07.2020

Delhi High Court has allowed the National Law University, Delhi, to correct the error of removing vertical reservation for Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Section categories in its admission notification, and place a revised notification before the Court.

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Madras HC Warns Employees of Action for Concealing COVID-19 Test Results - 06.07.2020

Madras High Court has warned its workforce that if at any later point of time, it is found that any of the Officer/Staff member and/or their family members residing in the same household were tested positive for COVID-19, and still the concerned Officer/Staff member attended office during the quarantine period, departmental action will be initiated against them.

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