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Delhi High Court directs activist to apply for holding protest afresh

Delhi High Court directs activist to apply for holding protest afresh

[ad_1] The Delhi High Court has directed an activist who represents bonded labourers to apply for fresh permission for holding a protest/demonstration at Jantar Mantar.  The direction came after the Court was informed by Delhi Police that the earlier order of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) imposing prohibition on protests due to Covid-19 have …

NSDL issues standard operating procedure for e-voting

NSDL issues standard operating procedure for e-voting

[ad_1] The National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has issued the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for e-Voting in the upcoming Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Elections 2020-2021, scheduled to be held on February 27, on ‘Online platform’. In its note regarding e-voting system published on the SCBA website, the NSDL said, “The members can access the e-Voting …

Plea before Delhi HC for removing farmers, seeks removal of Delhi Police Commissioner

Plea before Delhi HC for removing farmers, seeks removal of Delhi Police Commissioner

[ad_1] A petition has been filed before Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Central government and Delhi Police to immediately remove people squatting in the garb of farmers’ protest and clear all the roads and public places after removing them.  The plea filed by Dhananjai Jain, through advocate Bhoop Singh, has also sought for …

Supreme Court issues notice on BJP councillor plea against HC order dismissing recognition as leader of opposition

Supreme Court says police brutality matter of great concern

[ad_1] The Supreme Court has said, when police instead of protecting people adopts brutality and inhumanly beat the person who comes to the police station, it is a matter of great public concern, while it refuses to acquit duo who are more than 75-years-old, convicted for causing death of a man in their custody.  However, …

Supreme Court asks Centre to explain 437-day delay in appeal against Allahabad HC order

AIMPLB moves SC opposing Plea for Uniform Maintenance and Alimony

[ad_1] All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) moved Supreme Court against PIL for Uniform Grounds of Maintenance & Alimony, stating the proposed legislation will completely curtail “freedom of choice” of women presently available to seek maintenance.  In its intervention application the law board objected to the plea filed by Adv Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay which …

Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking extension of Intellectual Property Appellate Board Chairman's term

Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking extension of Intellectual Property Appellate Board Chairman’s term

[ad_1] The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition filed by “The International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (India Group)” which sought direction to extend tenure of present Chairman of the “Intellectual Property Appellate Board” (IPAB), till the new Chairman is appointed.  The court noted that Justice (Retd.) Manmohan Singh, soon after he demitted office as judge …

Supreme Court Bar Association releases list of candidates

Supreme Court Bar Association releases list of candidates

[ad_1] The Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday released the list of candidates contesting for the SCBA Elections 2020-2021 after scrutiny. Senior Advocates Vikas Singh, Priya Hingorani, Kailash Vasdev, Adish Chandra Agarawala and Advocates Ashok Arora and Ajay Mandyal will be contesting for the post of President. For the post of Vice President, Senior Advocates …

Delhi HC allows 11 benches, subordinate courts to start physical hearings on alternate days from January 18

Delhi HC says rape accused can be convicted on prosecutrix statement

[ad_1] The Delhi High Court has reiterated that an accused in a rape case can be convicted on the statement of the prosecutrix provided the statement is accepted by the Court and is found to be reliable, while dismissing a plea to quash the FIR against the accused. (Shri Aishwarya Bindal V The State, Govt. of …

If cleared, Cryptocurrency Bill will impose ban on cryptocurrency deals

If cleared, Cryptocurrency Bill will impose ban on cryptocurrency deals

[ad_1] The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, if cleared by the parliament, will impose a blanket ban on the transaction of cryptocurrency by corporations and individuals. The bill is likely to be placed before the ongoing budget session of the Parliament.  In May 2018, the RBI via a circular directed all institutions regulated by it not to deal in virtual currencies and not to provide any facility …

Delhi HC stays tender process for maintaining parks by DDA

Delhi HC stays tender process for maintaining parks by DDA

[ad_1] The Delhi High Court has stayed granting of tenders by the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA’s) horticulture department in keeping up more than 700 parks across Delhi, prosecuting the organization for supposed defilement and malpractice. A divisional bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli noted, “It appears that the way these contracts are …

Delhi HC says workmen should first approach industrial tribunal before writ remedy

Delhi HC says workmen should first approach industrial tribunal before writ remedy

[ad_1] The Delhi High Court has reiterated that remedy in the form of writs is only available in “exceptional circumstances” while directing “contractual employees” to avail alternate remedy available under the Industrial Disputes Act before the Industrial Tribunal.  A single-judge bench of Justice Prathiba M. Singh noted the Labour Court ought to decide the claims …

Supreme Court upholds validity of e-voting process

Supreme Court upholds validity of e-voting process

[ad_1] The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the validity of the e-voting process where consent was given by unit-holders of the six schemes of Franklin Templeton for winding up of the said mutual fund schemes. The bench comprising Justices Abdul Nazeer and Sanjeev Khanna held that for the purpose of clause (c) to Regulation 18(15) …

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