26 October 2020


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Delhi HC Refuses Interim Order on Plea Seeking Restrain on Arnab Goswami from Using Tagline - 23.10.2020

Delhi High Court has refused to grant an interim order on a writ petition filed by Bennett Coleman & Co. (Times Group) for restraining Arnab Goswami and his company, ARG Outlier Media Pvt Ltd., from using the tagline "Nation Wants To Know".

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Gauhati HC Issues Notice on Plea Challenging Exclusion of 'Online Media' from Media Fellowship - 23.10.2020

Gauhati High Court has issued notice to the Assam government over the exclusion of online media from its ''Media Fellowship'' for 2020-21, stating that the selection of candidates shall be subject to further orders.

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SEBI Disposes of Legal Proceedings in Bharti Insider Trading Allegation - 23.10.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India has disposed of legal proceedings against Bharti Telecom, Sunil Bharti Mittal and two other senior officials in a case related to alleged violation of insider trading norms.

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Orissa HC: NRI Quota in Admissions to Prestigious NLUs Unconstitutional - 23.10.2020

Orissa High Court has said that NRI quota in admissions to prestigious National Law Universities was like reservation for the elite class and termed the process of admissions under this category “unregulated, dubious and unconstitutional”.

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Delhi HC Directs Removal of Objectionable Content on Social Media Platform - 23.10.2020

Delhi High Court has directed social media platforms to immediately remove links to objectionable content related to a 24-year-old woman. The Court has also directed police to forward all the material including links to the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) for notifying the objectionable contents for removal from the internet space while asking Facebook and Google to remove the offending contents and URLs from their platforms.

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Delhi HC Refuses to Monitor Plea on Preventing Stubble Burning in Punjab, Haryana and UP - 23.10.2020

Delhi High Court has refused to further monitor a plea seeking a direction to be issued to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to take stern measures to prevent stubble burning in the States of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SC: Proposer Duty Bound to Disclose Pre-Existing Ailments to the Insurer - 22.10.2020

Supreme Court has observed that a proposer who seeks to obtain a policy of life insurance is duty bound to disclose pre-existing medical condition to the insurer.

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Allahabad HC: Prisoner Not Entitled to Get Phone Facility in Jail - 22.10.2020

Allahabad High Court has clarified in a writ Petition filed seeking phone facility in jail that a prisoner is not entitled to phone facility in Jail.

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Delhi HC Directs Police to Erect Barricades to Aid Entrance to Mosque - 22.10.2020

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Police to ensure that the barricades are erected on the road at least 10 meters prior to the entrance of a 130-year-old Basant Nagar Mosque or ahead of the entrance of the Mosque, so as to ensure that in front of the Mosque there is no obstruction for the devotees, to enter through the gate of the Mosque.

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Allahabad HC Grants Bail to UP's Revenue Official in Yamuna Expressway Land Scam - 22.10.2020

Allahabad High Court has allowed the second bail application filed by a Revenue Official in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district in connection with the Rs. 126 crore Yamuna Expressway land scam (YEIDA land scam).

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Bombay HC Quashes FIR Against In-Laws of Woman Alleging Harassment - 22.10.2020

Bombay High Court has quashed a First Information Report against in-laws of woman who alleged harassment at their hands, observing that it has become a tendency to make vague and omnibus allegations, against every member of the family of the husband, implicating everybody under Section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

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SEBI Bars Kirloskar Brothers from Markets for 6 Months - 22.10.2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India has barred three Kirloskar brothers from dealing in the securities market for up to six months as it found them guilty of violating insider trading rules.

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Delhi HC: Delhi Government to Ensure COVID Results Are Conveyed Within 24 Hours - 21.10.2020

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to submit a status report stating how it is planning to streamline the system to ensure that the testing results are conveyed to the concerned person within 24 hours of taking of the sample.

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Delhi Court Dismisses Bail Plea of Freelance Journalist Rajeev Sharma - 21.10.2020

Delhi Court has dismissed the bail application of freelance journalist Rajeev Sharma, who has been arrested in an espionage case under the Official Secrets Act, 1923.

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SC: Court Hearing First Appeal in Criminal Matter Required to Form Its Own Opinion - 21.10.2020

Supreme Court has reiterated that the Court hearing First Appeal in criminal matters required to form its opinion on the basis of the evidence on record and the opinion of the Trial Court.

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NGT: EC Granted to KLIP Was Ex Post Facto in Violation of Law - 21.10.2020

National Green Tribunal has held that the environmental clearance (EC) granted to the Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project (KLIP) was ex post facto "in violation of law", after substantial work was carried out by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.

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Patna HC: Public Distribution System is a Policy Decision, Not to be Interfered by Court - 21.10.2020

Patna High Court has observed that pricing and procurement of food-grains for the public distribution system, as also fixing Minimum Support Price is a policy decision which cannot be interfered with by the Court, unless such policy is arbitrary, capricious, whimsical or violative of Article 14/21 of the Constitution of India, 1949.

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Patna HC: Minor Girl's Stay at Remand Home Not Unlawful Confinement/Detention - 21.10.2020

Patna High Court has observed that if by judicial order, a girl has been sent to Remand Home treating her to be minor, then her stay in the Remand Home cannot be said to be unlawful confinement/detention and as such, habeas corpus petition is not maintainable against such an order.

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NHRC Issues Human Rights Advisory for Protection of LGBTQI+ Rights - 21.10.2020

National Human Rights Commission has issued the "Human Rights Advisory for Protection of the Rights of LGBTQI+ community in context of COVID-19 pandemic" to aid rights of vulnerable and marginalised sections of the society affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kerala HC Grants Certificate for Appeal to SC While Quashing Appointment of District Judge - 20.10.2020

Kerala High Court has upheld a judgment setting aside the appointment of a District Judge on the ground that, at the time of issuing the order of appointment, he was not a practising Advocate and was in judicial service, functioning as a Munsiff.

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Bombay HC Issues Notice in Plea by NEET Aspirant Seeking Manual Evaluation of Her OMR Sheet - 20.10.2020

Bombay High Court has issued notice to Centre and National Test Agency in a plea moved by a NEET aspirant seeking Court's directions for the manual evaluation of her OMR sheet.

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SC Directs Gurudwara Board to Approach DMD in Plea to Conduct Dusshera, Takht Isnan - 20.10.2020

Supreme Court has directed the Nanded Sikh Gurudwara Sachkand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib Board to approach the Secretary, Disaster Management Department in plea seeking permission to conduct "Dusshera, Takht Isnan, Deepmala and Gurta Gaddi" procession as the per the three centuries-old custom.

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Karnataka HC: Benefit or Service to Citizen Cannot be Denied for Not Downloading Aarogya Setu App - 20.10.2020

Karnataka High Court has clarified that in absence of any legislation, neither the State government, Central government nor its agencies and instrumentalities can deny any benefit or services to a citizen only on the ground that he has not installed Aarogya setu application on cell phone.

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Rajasthan HC Directs State to Allow VRS Application of Doctor - 19.10.2020

Rajasthan High Court has directed the State of Rajasthan and Sawai Man Singh Medical College and Associate Hospital to allow the Voluntary Retirement Scheme application of a Doctor and allow him to participate in the Municipal Election and treat him as retired for the said purpose.

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Rajasthan HC Dismisses PIL Filed Against 'Dream 11' Alleging Its Involvement in Betting - 19.10.2020

Rajasthan High Court has dismissed a writ petition filed in the nature of a Public Interest Litigation against Dream 11 Fantasy Private Limited, alleging that the game being played on the platform is nothing else but "betting" on the cricket team.

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SC: Breach of Natural Justice Rule Cannot by Itself Lead to Conclusion of Prejudice - 19.10.2020

Supreme Court has observed that the breach of the audi alteram partem rule cannot by itself, without more, lead to the conclusion that prejudice is thereby caused. The Court has said that the "prejudice" exception must be more than a mere apprehension or even a reasonable suspicion of a litigant.

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SC Issues Notice on Plea Seeking Enumeration of OBCs in Census 2021 - 19.10.2020

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Union of India on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking for inclusion of the enumeration of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the country in the Census to be conducted in 2021.

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SC Upholds Patna HC Order Directing Husband to Pay Wife as Condition for Anticipatory Bail - 19.10.2020

Supreme Court has dismissed a husband plea against the Patna High Court direction to pay Rs. 20,000 to his wife monthly as a condition for grant of anticipatory bail.

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