6 December 2021


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Delhi HC: Call Detail Records of Special Task Force Officers Must Not Be Exposed - 03.12.2021

Delhi High Court has observed that the call data records of the Special Task Force officers must not be exposed unless it is extremely necessary for the facts of the case as exposure of the same would endanger the officers as well as their informers.

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Delhi HC: Plea Against Unauthorized Construction Requires Leading of Evidence - 03.12.2021

Delhi High Court has refused to entertain public interest litigation against alleged unauthorized construction on a government land, stating that it cannot exercise writ jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution in such matters.

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SC: Persons With Disabilities Should Not Be Asked to Remove Prosthetic Limbs At Airport Security - 03.12.2021

Supreme Court has observed that differently abled persons with prosthetic limbs/callipers should not be asked to remove the prosthetics at airport security checks so as to maintain human dignity. The Court has observed that lifting a person with disability during air travel or security check-up is inhumane, and held that the same should not be done without the person's consent.

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Kerala HC: Goods Can be Released on Payment of Fine in Lieu of Confiscation - 03.12.2021

Kerala High Court has held that the goods can be released on payment of the fine in lieu of confiscation during the process of adjudication and post-adjudication.

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Karnataka HC: Can't Pass Blanket Orders to Protect Doctors from Acts of Violence - 02.12.2021

Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition filed by one Dr Vinod G Kulkarni, seeking directions to authorities to protect doctors/medical practitioners from acts of violence by dissatisfied relatives of patients.

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Delhi HC: Minor Inconsistency in Statement Does Not Make Unreliable Witness - 02.12.2021

Delhi High Court has observed that minor inconsistency in a statement made by a wife during cross-examination by husband before Family Court in divorce proceedings does not make her an unreliable witness.

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Supreme Court Allows Registration of BS-IV Vehicles' Sale Uploaded on E-Vahan Portal - 02.12.2021

Supreme Court has permitted registration of those BS-IV vehicles whose sales were uploaded on e-Vahan portal before 31.03.2020 provided that the temporary/permanent registration was granted before the cut off date, i.e. 31.03.2020

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SC: Registration of CNG Vehicles Can't be Rejected as Emission is Within Limits - 02.12.2021

Supreme Court has reiterated that the registration of CNG vehicles cannot be rejected as the emission from such vehicles is within the limits in a batch of applications filed in the case of MC Mehta vs Union of India, seeking the registration of including CNG vehicles, some BS-IV and BS-VI compliant vehicles etc.

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SC: Special Court Can Conduct Joint Trial of MMDR Offences With IPC Offences - 02.12.2021

Supreme Court has held that a Special Court under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 can conduct joint trial of the offences under the MMDR Act along with the offences under the Indian Penal Code, 1860 as per Section 220 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

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SC: Non-Availability of Operation Theatre Would Not Amount to Medical Negligence - 01.12.2021

Supreme Court has held that non-availability of an emergency operation theatre during the period when surgeries were being performed on other patients is not a valid ground to hold the hospital negligent in any manner.

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SC: Businessmen Will Be Hesitant to Enter Govt Contracts If Undertakings Altered Regularly - 01.12.2021

Supreme Court has cautioned against the public authorities changing the undertakings in government contracts merely due to the change of person in power. The Court said that if previous undertakings are violated by the successor authority without any proper grounds of public interests, businessmen will be hesitant to enter into government contracts.

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DGFT Notifies Date for Electronic Filing of RCMC or RC through Common Digital Platform - 01.12.2021

Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has issued the Trade Notice in respect of the Electronic filing of Registration Cum Membership Certificate (RCMC) or Registration Certificate (RC) through Common Digital Platform with effect from December 06, 2021.

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SC Instructs on Regularization of Buildings in Area for Formation of Shivaram Karanth Layout - 01.12.2021

Supreme Court has instructed the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) to regularise 300 buildings that were built in the area notified for the formation of the Shivaram Karanth Layout. Owners constructed these structures between 2014 and 2018.

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SC: Irregularity in Order Taking Cognizance Will Not Vitiate Criminal Proceedings - 30.11.2021

Supreme Court has held that an irregularity in the order taking cognizance will not vitiate the proceedings in a criminal trial in an appeal filed against a judgment of the Karnataka High Court which dismissed the appellant's petition seeking quashing of the criminal proceedings against him.

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ITAT: Royalty from Operator Agreement not Chargeable to Income Tax Under Indo-US Tax Treaty - 30.11.2021

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Delhi has held that royalty from Operator agreement not chargeable to Income Tax under Indo-US Tax Treaty.

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Karnataka HC: Section 171H IPC Can’t be Invoked for Merely Displaying Flags & Symbols - 30.11.2021

Karnataka High Court has quashed criminal proceedings initiated against three persons associated with the Indian National Congress party, stating that section 171H of Indian Penal Code, 1860 which pertains to illegal payments in connection with an election, cannot be invoked when the persons were found to have only displayed flags and symbols of the party on their vehicles.

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Allahabad HC: Writ Won't Lie for Dispute Over Bar Association’s Office Bearer - 30.11.2021

Allahabad High Court has observed that disputes regarding the office bearer of a Bar Association can't be decided in a writ petitioner as the Bar Associations are essential private bodies.

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Bombay HC: Weight of Blotter Paper Containing LSD to be Considered for Quantity of Drug - 30.11.2021

Bombay High Court has ruled that the blotter paper forms an integral part of the Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) drug when put on it for consumption and that the weight of such blotter paper containing LSD will have to be considered for the purpose of determining small or commercial quantity of the offending drug.

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Lok Sabha Passes Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 - 29.11.2021

Lok Sabha has passed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 to repeal the three contentious farms laws-Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020; and Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020.

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Delhi HC Seeks Response on Functioning of Committee for Execution of Recovery Certificates - 29.11.2021

Delhi High Court has sought the response of Delhi Government on the functioning of a committee set up for implementing the directions issued for execution of recovery certificates.

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SC: Hostile Witness's Credible Evidence Can Form Basis for Conviction in Criminal Trial - 29.11.2021

Supreme Court has observed that credible evidence even of a hostile witnesses can form the basis for conviction in a criminal trial. The Court has said that even if the witnesses have turned hostile, their evidence can be accepted, if they are natural and independent witnesses and have no reason to falsely implicate the accused.

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SC: Mechanical Compliance of Stipulations U/Sec 63 Succession Act Does Not Prove Execution of Will - 29.11.2021

Supreme Court has observed that mechanical compliance of stipulations under Section 63 of the Indian Succession Act, 1925, does not prove the execution of a Will. The Court has said that the evidence of meeting the requirement of the said provision must be reliable.

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