30 November 2020


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SC Directs Central Govt to Constitute National Tribunal Commission - 27.11.2020

Supreme Court has directed the Central Government to constitute a National Tribunal Commission for the appointment of members in various Tribunals.

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Supreme Court Extends AG Perarivalan's Parole - 27.11.2020

Supreme Court has extended the parole by a week of AG Perarivalan, a convict in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and has directed State of Tamil Nadu to provide an escort for his medical checks.

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SC Directs Directorate General to Proceed with Admissions to PG Medical Courses - 27.11.2020

Supreme Court has directed the Directorate General of Health Services to proceed with the counseling for admissions to PG super-specialty medical courses for the academic year 2020-21 without providing reservation for in-service candidates.

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Delhi HC Asks Police to File Report on Inquiry on Confessional Statement of Jamia Millia Student - 27.11.2020

Delhi High Court has asked police to file a report on an internal vigilance inquiry conducted to probe allegations that a confessional statement of a Jamia Millia Islamia student was leaked to media.

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Delhi HC: Sale Out of Opening Stock Not Income from Other Sources - 27.11.2020

Delhi High Court has held that the sale made out of opening stock can not be treated as unexplained income to be taxed as income from other sources.

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ITAT, New Delhi Deletes Addition Against Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages - 27.11.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), New Delhi has deleted the addition against Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages and has held that no tax is applicable on securities premium even if used to set off losses.

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Kerala HC: PIL Based Purely on Paper Report Not Maintainable - 27.11.2020

Kerala High Court has stated that Public Interest Litigation filed purely on the basis of paper report is not maintainable.

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SC: HC Not Appellate Authority While Exercising Writ Jurisdiction in Disciplinary Proceedings - 26.11.2020

Supreme Court has observed that while exercising writ jurisdiction with respect to disciplinary proceedings, the High Court must not act as an appellate authority, and reappreciate the evidence led before the enquiry officer.

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AP HC: Tobacco Does Not Fall Under Definition of ‘Food’ under Food Safety Standards Act - 26.11.2020

Andhra Pradesh High Court has reiterated that tobacco does not fall within the definition of "food" as specified under Section 3(i)(j) of the Food Safety Standards Act, 2006 and therefore, registration of First Information Report against its manufacturers is not permissible.

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MHA Releases Fresh Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution Against Covid-19 - 25.11.2020

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has released a fresh set of guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution against Covid-19. The fresh norms will be effective from December 1, 2020 and will remain in place till December 31, 2020. The Ministry has asked states and Union Territoriess to ensure careful demarcation of Containment Zones at the micro level, taking into consideration the guidelines prescribed by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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P&H HC: Bar Council Cannot Suspend Licence to Practice While Referring Complaint - 25.11.2020

Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed a resolution passed by Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana suspending the licence of practice of a lawyer who allegedly posted derogatory comments in Facebook about the judiciary and lawyers.

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SC: Right to Property Remains a Valuable Constitutional Right - 25.11.2020

Supreme Court has reiterated that though right to property is not a fundamental right, it remains a valuable constitutional right and has directed the Centre hand back possession to the land to its owners.

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SC Issues Notice and Seeks Response from Centre on Plea Seeking Capping of Prices of RT-PCR Tests - 25.11.2020

Supreme Court has issued notice in a plea which seeks for the caping of the prices of RT-PCR tests, used to test suspected COVID patients, at Rs. 400, instead of the varying rates across the country.

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Uttarakhand HC Ordrs Enquiry of Non-Intimation of Conversion by Religious Priest - 25.11.2020

Uttarakhand High Court has directed the District Magistrate, Dehradun to conduct a detail inquiry about non compliance of Section 8(2) of the Uttarakhand Freedom of Religion Act, 2018 which mandate Religious Priests to give prior intimation to the concerned District Magistrate, before performing conversion of a person from one religion to another.

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Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Bangalore Confirms Disallowance Against Nike India - 25.11.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Bangalore has confirmed disallowance against Nike India, stating that the burden of expenditure for new product samples is on the manufacturer, so the wholesaler can not claim the tax benefit.

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ITAT, Mumbai: Company Granting Bonus to Employees or Shareholder Entitled to Tax Benefits - 25.11.2020

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Mumbai has held that the company which is granting bonuses to its employees or shareholders is entitled to tax benefits.

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Mumbai Court Grants Bail to Comedian Bharti Singh and Husband Harsh Limbachiya - 24.11.2020

Mumbai Court has granted bail to comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiya, who were remanded to judicial custody till December 4 after the Narcotics Control Bureau conducted a raid at their house and recovered 86.5 grams of marijuana (ganja).

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Rajasthan HC Directs Magistrate to Re-Record Statement of Minor Victim - 24.11.2020

Rajasthan High Court has ordered the Judicial Magistrate hearing the Baran rape case to immediately proceed to record the statements of the prosecutrix as per the procedure laid down under Section 26 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

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RBI Directs Banks Not to Grant/Renew Permissions to Foreign Law Firms for Opening Liaison Offices - 24.11.2020

Reserve Bank of India has directed the banks not to grant fresh permissions/ renewal of permission to any foreign law firm for opening of Liaison Office in India.

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Allahabad HC: Right to Live With Person Irrespective of Religion Intrinsic to Right to Life - 24.11.2020

Allahabad High Court has observed that "Right to live with a person of his/her choice irrespective of religion professed by them, is intrinsic to right to life and personal liberty."

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Orissa HC: Social Media Users Have Right to be Forgotten - 24.11.2020

Orissa High Court has talked about social media users’ right to be forgotten and said that at present, the law was silent on the remedy for victims of sexually explicit videos/pictures often posted on social media platforms by spurned lovers to intimidate and harass women.

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Delhi High Court Rejects Challenge to CBI Appeal Against 2G Verdict - 23.11.2020

Delhi High Court has dismissed pleas challenging the legality of the Central Bureau on Investigation (CBI) appeal against the trial court's 2G verdict on the ground of lack of requisite sanction/approval from the Central government. The Court has held that the challenge is not maintainable as it is beyond the scope of Section 378(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

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SC: Pandemic Situation Likely to Worsen, States and Centre Must be Well Equipped - 23.11.2020

Supreme Court has observed that the pandemic situation is likely to worsen across the country in the coming months and States as well as the Centre must be well-equipped to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

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Supreme Court Extends Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Convict's Parole - 23.11.2020

Supreme Court has extended the parole by a week of AG Perarivalan, a convict in the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and has directed State of Tamil Nadu to provide an escort for his medical checks.

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Allahabad HC: Amendments in Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 Yet to be Notified - 23.11.2020

Allahabad High Court has clarified that amendments proposed to Section 166 (Application for compensation) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 are yet to be notified. Thus, the proposed limitation period of six months for filing a claim petition before the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has not yet come into force.

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Bombay HC: NCLT Has No Jurisdiction to Examine Legality of Action Taken Under MPID Act - 23.11.2020

Bombay High Court has held that the National Company Law Tribunal has no jurisdiction to examine the legality or validity of action taken under the Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors (In Financial Establishments) Act, 2016 and it is only the designated Court constituted under Section 6 of the said act that will have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with the same.

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