19 October 2020


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SC Dismisses Plea Raising Concerns Over Slaughter of Animals in Religious Practice - 16.10.2020

Supreme Court has disposed of a plea raising concerns of slaughter of cows, poaching of elephants, killing of wild animals for crop protection and animal sacrifices in religious practices.

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SC Grants Interim Relief Against Displacement to Govt. Teacher Appointments - 16.10.2020

Supreme Court has allowed by way of interim reprieve to teachers in a scheduled District in Jharkhand to continue in service and not be displaced by the High Court decision asserting that a policy of 100% reservation in matters of employment violates the very essence of Fundamental Rights.

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Bombay HC Grants Anticipatory Bail to Man Accused of Outraging Modesty of Woman - 16.10.2020

Bombay High Court granted anticipatory bail to a man accused of outraging the modesty of a woman who worked in his office as an Assistant. The Court has held that though the offence would definitely fall under the offence of sexual harassment (Section 354A), it is slightly doubtful as to whether it would fall under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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Allahabad HC Asks DGP to Prepare 'Definite Modus Operandi' to Ensure Social Distancing - 16.10.2020

Allahabad High Court has asked the Director General of Police to file a personal affidavit, indicating a "definite modus operandi" by which he proposes to ensure compliance of social distancing norms.

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Karnataka HC Removes Petitioner in PIL Against 'Cauvery Calling' Project - 16.10.2020

Karnataka High Court has observed that the conduct of petitioner A V Amarnathan was not that of a pro-bono litigant and accordingly it converted the public interest litigation filed by him seeking directions to Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev's Isha foundation, to not collect funds from the public forvery Calling project, into a suo-motu petition.

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SC Issues Notice in Plea for Direction to Draft Statutes, Rules and Notifications in Plain Language - 15.10.2020

Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea seeking directions for the use of plain language in drafting and issuing of all government communications, and for issuance of handbooks of laws of general public interest which are easily understandable to the layman.

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MP HC: Export Ban on N95 Masks/PPE Kits Not Violation of Right of Trade/Business - 15.10.2020

Madhya Pradesh High Court has ruled that ban of export in respect of KN95 Masks, Personal Protective Equipment Kits and other products does not amount to violation of fundamental right guaranteed under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India, 1949.

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SC: Special Leave to Appeal Against HC Judgment Enforcing Foreign Award Only on Narrow Ground - 15.10.2020

Supreme Court has observed that an appeal under Article 136 of the Constitution of India, 1949 against a High Court judgment that recognizes and enforces a foreign award would lie only on an extremely narrow ground.

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Kerala HC Directs ED Not to Arrest M Sivasankar IAS in Gold Smuggling Case - 15.10.2020

Kerala High Court has directed the Enforcement Directorate not to arrest M Sivasankar IAS, former Principal Secretary to the office of Kerala Chief Minister, till 23rd October, 2020 in the gold smuggling case.

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ITAT, Delhi Gives Relief on DDT by Local Companies on Dividends to Foreign Shareholders - 15.10.2020

Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Delhi has ruled that dividend distribution tax (DDT) payable by Indian companies on dividends distributed to non-resident shareholders should be restricted to the tax rate specified in the respective tax treaties.

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Allahabad HC Says Disqualification of Azam Khan Not Conclusive for Bail Application - 15.10.2020

Allahabad High Court has held that its verdict disqualifying Mohd. Abdullah Azam Khan from the membership of the State Legislative Assembly for falsifying his age in the affidavit, is not conclusive for the purpose of consideration of bail application in the criminal case arising out of such falsification.

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Calcutta HC: Application u/s 9 Of A&C Act Can be Filed Where Part of Cause of Action has Arisen - 14.10.2020

Calcutta High Court has observed that an application under section 9 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 can be filed where a part of the cause of action has arisen.

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Tripura HC: Duty of Press to Play Positive Role in Making People Aware of Social Responsibilities - 14.10.2020

Tripura High Court on has observed that it expects the press to play a positive role and be a catalyst to spread the message of taking all necessary precautions, follow the Government guidelines in general and for holding Durga Puja ceremonies at public places in particular.

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Kerala HC Stays CBI Investigation Against LIFE Mission CEO For 2 Months - 14.10.2020

Kerala High Court has stayed for two months the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation against the Chief Executive Officer of the LIFE Mission, which handles the Kerala Government's free home project for the homeless.

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Gujarat HC Directs State Govt to Treat PIL for Regulation of Online Gambling as Representation - 14.10.2020

Gujarat High Court has has directed the State Government to consider a PIL, seeking regulation of online gambling, as a representation, observing that the present legal framework in reference to gambling should be regulated to include virtual/ online/ Cyber space gambling.

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Madras HC: Credit Rating Agencies Not Discharging 'Public Functions' - 14.10.2020

Madras High Court has held that a Credit Rating Agency cannot be characterized as "State" within the meaning of Article 12 of the Constitution of India, 1949 and cannot be considered as discharging any public function.

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SC Rejects Plea to Enact Law to Provide Uniform Compensation to Victims of Violence - 13.10.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed a lawyer's plea seeking direction to Parliament to enact a law providing a uniform scheme of compensation for persons who are affected by violence and other tragedies.

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SC: All UAPA Offences are Exclusively Triable by 'Special Courts' - 13.10.2020

Supreme Court has observed that all offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA), whether investigated by the National Investigation Agency or by the investigating agencies of the State Government, are to be tried exclusively by Special Courts set up under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008.

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SC: Specific Performance Suit Filed Within Limitation Cannot be Dismissed on Sole Ground of Delay - 13.10.2020

Supreme Court has observed that a suit for specific performance filed within limitation cannot be dismissed on the sole ground of delay or laches.

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Delhi HC Issues Notice in Anil Ambani's Plea Seeking Impleadment of Chinese Banks - 13.10.2020

Delhi High Court has issued notice in an application moved by Anil Ambani seeking the impleadment of Chinese banks in his pending Petition challenging the appointment of a Resolution Professional for personal guarantee given by him for loans taken by Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) and Reliance Infratel Ltd (RITL) from the State Bank of India.

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SC Allows NEET Test on Oct 14 for Students Who Could Not Appear Due to COVID-19 - 12.10.2020

Supreme Court has allowed NEET test to be conducted on 14th October, 2020 for students who missed the exam on 13th September, 2020 due to COVID-19 or due to being stuck in containment zones.

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SC Seeks Centre's Reply on Pleas Challenging Farmers Laws - 12.10.2020

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Central Government on three writ Petitions challenging the three farm laws passed by the Parliament, which have attracted opposition from several farmers groups across the country.

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Delhi HC Restrains Xiaomi from Enforcing Wuhan Court's Anti Suit Injunction Order - 12.10.2020

Delhi High Court has restrained Chinese electronics giant, Xiaomi from enforcing an anti-suit injunction order passed by Wuhan Intermediate People's Court against Interdigital Technology Corporation.

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