10 August 2020


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Bombay HC Refuses to Quash Decision Classifying Categories of Prisoners for Temporary Release - 07.08.2020

Bombay High Court has refused to quash the decision of the High Power Committee constituted by the State for decongestion of prisons due to the threat of COVID-19, to classify categories of prisoners who will be released on emergency parole.

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HP HC: Accused Shall be Allowed to Furnish Cash Deposits for Getting Bail - 07.08.2020

Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that the Courts while granting bail should give a choice to the accused to either furnish surety bonds or give cash deposit.

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Madras High Court Restrains Use of Trademark ‘Coronil’ - 07.08.2020

Madras High Court has passed an absolute injunction order, restraining Patanjali Ayurved from using the trademark 'Coronil'.

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NCLT Delhi Seeks Reply of Bhushan Steel's Monitoring Committee on Policy for Retirement - 07.08.2020

National Company Law Tribunal, Delhi has sought response from the Monitoring Committee of Bhushan Power & Steel Limited in relation to its retirement policy issued to over 200 BPSL employees.

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Reserve Bank of India Keeps Lending Rate Unchanged in the Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy - 06.08.2020

Reserve Bank of India has come out with the Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy whereby the key lending rate has remained unchanged. The Committee has kept repo rate untouched at 4 per cent; and reverse repo rate at 3.35 per cent while maintaining the accommodative stance.

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SC: Suit in New Court Has to Proceed De Novo on Return of Plaint - 06.08.2020

Supreme Court has held that if a plaint is returned under Order VII Rule 10 and 10A of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 for presentation in the Court in which it should have been instituted, the suit shall proceed de novo.

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Kerala HC: Presumption u/s 29 POCSO Act Does Not Affect Obligation of Prosecution - 06.08.2020

Kerala High Court has observed that the presumption under Section 29 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 Act does not, in any way, affect the obligation of the prosecution to produce admissible evidence to prove the essential and foundational facts.

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Gujarat HC Quashes Govt. Order Restraining Fee Collection by Private Schools - 06.08.2020

Gujarat High Court has quashed a government order restraining private unaided schools from collecting tuition fees until they reopened, stating that such an injunction will force smaller institutions to shut down.

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Karnataka HC Restrains Centre from Publishing Final EIA Notification till Sep 7 - 06.08.2020

Karnataka High Court has restrained the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change from publishing the Final Notification based on the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020, till 7th September, 2020.

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Supreme Court Takes Note of Insurance Companies Not Reimbursing Cost of COVID Treatment - 06.08.2020

Supreme Court has taken note of complaints of insurance companies not reimbursing the full cost of COVID-19 treatment and told the Union government to look into the problem faced by citizens during the pandemic.

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Delhi HC Upholds Ban on Social Media Use by Defence Staff - 06.08.2020

Delhi High Court has upheld the ban on social media for defence personnel, observing that it is a policy decision by the Government based on feedback that social media usage by the Army can give the enemy an edge.

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SC: Stringent Provisions of NDPS Still Requires Establishing Prima Facie Case - 06.08.2020

Supreme Court has observed that stringent provisions of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 do not dispense with the requirements of prosecution to establish a prima facie case beyond reasonable doubt.

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Kerala HC: Anticipatory Bail Cannot be Granted Merely Because 'Nothing was Recovered' from Accused - 06.08.2020

Kerala High Court has held that anticipatory bail cannot be granted in an Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 case merely because 'nothing was recovered' from the accused.

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SC Dismisses Bishop Franco Mulakkal's Plea Seeking Discharge from Nun Rape Case - 05.08.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed the plea of Bishop Franco Mulakkal seeking discharge from the criminal trial in the nun-rape case.

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Delhi HC Rejects Plea Challenging Ban on Army Officers Using Social Media - 05.08.2020

Delhi High Court has rejected a plea challenging the policy of the Indian Army which requires all members of the armed forces to delete their social media accounts.

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Delhi HC Rejects Scriptwriters Plea for Injunction on Release of Film Lootcase on Hotstar - 05.08.2020

Delhi High Court has reaffirmed that there can be no Copyright in an idea/ theme. The Court has refused to pass an injunction order, restraining the release of Film 'Lootcase' on Hotstar, hours before its scheduled release on 31st July, 2020.

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TDSAT Rejects TRAI Plea to Change Airtel, VIL Interim Order - 05.08.2020

Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has rejected the plea of Telecom Regulator of India to change its interim order to note that its probe into Vodafone Idea and Airtel’s premium plans was not triggered by Reliance Jio Infocomm’s complaint.

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SC Extends Term of Judicial Member of Delhi State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission - 05.08.2020

Supreme Court has extended the term of Mr. O.P. Gupta, a judicial member of the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, pursuant to the application filed by the Delhi State and District Consumer Courts Practitioner's Welfare Association.

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SEBI Issues Guidelines for Proxy Advisors - 04.08.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has said proxy advisors should share their reports with their clients and the company they are examining at the same time.

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SC: Hospitals Which Provide Free Services to All Patients Would Fall Under Consumer Protection Act - 04.08.2020

Supreme Court has observed that it is only where a hospital provides medical services free of charge across the board to all patients that it would stand outside the purview of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019.

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