28 September 2020


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SC Declines Interim Stay on CBI Inquiry in Periya Double Murders - 25.09.2020

Supreme Court has refused to stay the investigation of Central Bureau of Investigation, as directed by the Kerala High Court, in the Periya twin murders.

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J&K HC Grants Bail to Councillor Accused of Making 'Derogatory Remarks' During Indo-China Face-Off - 25.09.2020

Jammu & Kashmir High Court has granted bail to an elected Councillor of LAHDC (Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh) who has been accused of making derogatory remarks against the leadership of the Country and against the Armed Forces of the Country.

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Kerala HC: Writ Petition Under Article 226 Against NCLT Order Not Maintainable - 25.09.2020

Kerala High Court has held that writ jurisdiction under Article 226 cannot be invoked to challenge an order passed by the National Company Law Tribunal.

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Delhi HC Rejects Plea Challenging Selection of Vice-Chancellor of NLU Delhi - 25.09.2020

Delhi High Court has rejected a plea challenging the validity of the procedure adopted by the Selection Committee to appoint the Vice-Chancellor for the National Law University, Delhi.

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SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Student Wellness Program for IITs - 25.09.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed a plea seeking directions to the Centre and Indian Institutes of Technology in the country to implement a student wellness program in the light of the increasing cases of suicide.

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Delhi HC Directs Ministry of Information & Broadcasting to Decide Complaints Within 4 Weeks - 24.09.2020

Delhi High Court has directed the Central Government to consider the complaint filed by Youth Congress Secretary, Amrish Ranjan Pandey against Republic TV for communal reporting of the 'Palghar mob lynching' incident within 4 weeks.

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SEBI Eases Rules for Rights Offers - 24.09.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has revised fund-raising rules to make it easier for listed entities to get more capital. The rules include allowing companies to make limited disclosures if they mobilise funds through the rights offer route, provided they met all the disclosure norms.

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SC: Custom Duty on Goods Imposed post-Pulwama Terror Strike Cannot Apply Retrospectively - 24.09.2020

Supreme Court has ruled that the Centre’s decision post-Pulwama terror strike to impose 200% customs duty on goods imported from Pakistan could not apply retrospectively to consignments that had arrived from across the border before the notification but were lying with Indian customs authorities at Attari border point.

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SC: Time Of Publication of E-Gazette is Significant for Determining Enforceability of Notifications - 24.09.2020

Supreme Court has observed that the precise time when the gazette is published in the electronic mode is significant for determining the enforceability of the notifications.

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Kerala HC Mandates Use of A4 Sheets with Double Side Printing from November 2 - 24.09.2020

Kerala High Court has mandated the use of A4 sheets for filing Petitions, Affidavits, memoranda of Appeal and other proceedings before it from 2nd November, 2020.

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Bombay HC Refuses to Recall Order Restraining Financial Institutions from Recovering EMIs - 23.09.2020

Bombay High Court has dismissed an application seeking recall of a order directing various financial institutions not to recover EMIs from home buyers who have majority of their savings stuck in a scam scheme.

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SC Upholds Categorization of Prisoners for Temporary Release Due to Covid-19 - 23.09.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed the National Alliance for People's Movements plea challenging the decision of the High Power Committee in Maharashtra to classify categories of prisoners who will be released on emergency parole.

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Delhi HC Gives Green Signal to Harper Collins to Publish Book on Asaram Bapu Case - 23.09.2020

Delhi High Court has given green signal to Harper Collins to go ahead with its book titled 'Gunning For The Godman', which is based on the criminal case against Asaram Bapu.

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SC Seeks Statement from Speaker in Plea for Decision on Disqualification of Defected MLAs - 23.09.2020

Supreme Court has sought the statement of the Speaker in the plea seeking a decision by the Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly on disqualification of 22 defecting Members of Legislative Assembly.

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SC Orders Status Quo on Raising Capital Over Shares Held by Mistry's in Tata Sons - 23.09.2020

Supreme Court has ordered status quo against Mistry firms and Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry on raising capital against security of their shareholding in Tata Sons, by pledging, transferring or any further action in relation to the shares.

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Kerala HC: Condition to Provide Basic Amenities to a Senior Citizen to be Expressed in Transfer Deed - 23.09.2020

Kerala High Court has held that the condition as required under Section 23(1) of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, for provision of basic amenities and basic physical needs to a senior citizen has to be expressly stated in the document of transfer, which transfer can only be one by way of gift or which partakes the character of gift or a similar gratuitous transfer.

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Telangana HC: Preventive Detention Laws Cannot be Invoked by State as Easy Way Method - 23.09.2020

Telangana High Court has observed that preventive detention laws cannot be invoked as an easy way method bypassing the ordinary law and if the detention order is passed, it is very much necessary for the detaining authority to apply its mind and arrive at a conclusion that ordinary law is not capable of acting deterrent against the detenu.

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SC Asks CBSE and UGC to Coordinate on Declaration of Results and Cut-offs - 22.09.2020

Supreme Court has asked Central Board for Secondary Education and University Grants Commission to coordinate on the date of declaration of the results and cut-off date for admissions to universities respectively so that students taking compartment examinations till 29th September, 2020 can avail admissions in universities.

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Delhi HC Gives TRAI Time to Take Action on SCN Issued to Show Progress in Compliance with TCCCPR - 22.09.2020

Delhi High Court has given 8 weeks to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India to take some action on the show-cause notices issued to entities to show progress made in ensuring compliance with the Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations (TCCCPR), 2018.

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Delhi HC Asks Municipal Corporations to Draw Schemes for Paying Salaries - 22.09.2020

Delhi High Court has asked the municipal corporations to draw up a scheme for paying salaries out of the funds they have without picking or choosing one cadre of workers over another.

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SC: Right to Protest Comes with Restrictions - 22.09.2020

Supreme Court has said right to protest comes with restrictions and a balance has to be maintained between the right to protest and the right to free movement of other people who feel inconvenienced due to blockade of roads.

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Delhi HC: Writ Petition Relation to Industrial Dispute to Not Be Listed - 22.09.2020

Delhi High Court has held that a writ petition relating to an industrial dispute shall not be listed unless it discloses 'exceptional circumstances' in the synopsis and in its opening paragraphs.

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SC: BS IV Compliant Public Utility Vehicles Purchased Before 31st March Can be Registered - 21.09.2020

Supreme Court has allowed Public Utility Vehicles which are BS-IV complaint purchased before 31st March, to be registered, subject to scrutiny by Environment Pollution Control Authority.

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SC: Writ Petition Can be Entertained Only if Lack of Inherent Jurisdiction in Arbitrator's Order - 21.09.2020

Supreme Court has observed that a Petition under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, 1949 against dismissal of a Petition under Section 16 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 can be entertained only when there is perversity in the order which leads to a patent lack of inherent jurisdiction.

Tags : Supreme Court Lack of Inherent Jurisdiction

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SC: Relief of Specific Performance of Contract No Longer Discretionary - 21.09.2020

Supreme Court has observed that relief of specific performance of a contract is no longer discretionary, after the 2018 amendment.

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Delhi HC: Marks in Computer Science Should be Taken into Consideration for Admissions - 21.09.2020

Delhi High Court has ruled that the non-inclusion of Computer Science as part of the subjects for calculation of merit for admission to B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics and other related courses does not stand to reason.

Tags : Delhi High Court Admission to B.Sc (Hons)

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Delhi HC Directs Schools to Provide Adequate Gadgets to EWS Students - 21.09.2020

Delhi High Court has directed the private unaided schools and government schools to provide adequate gadgets and internet packages to students under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other Disadvantaged Groups (DG) in order to enable them to have an equal access to virtual classes which are being organised by schools in light of COVID19 lockdown.

Tags : Delhi High Court Adequate Gadgets to EWS Students

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