Pooja Das

Orissa HC Discusses Rape Law In Context of False Promises to Marry, Grants Bail to Appellant

On 21st May 2020, Orissa High Court heard the case for appellant G Achyut Kumar. The appellant filed a criminal appeal against the State of Orissa against the order dated 11.12.2019. The said order rejected the appellant’s prayer for bail...

Calcutta HC seeks response from the State Government on steps being taken to increase Rapid-Testing of COVID-19 in West Bengal

Facts of the Case: On 8th April 2020, Dr Faud Halim had initiated public interest litigation seeking direction “to ensure that proper protective and preventive measures are taken by the State as well as by the Union of India to...

Calcutta HC issues instructions regarding the Protection of Children in Child Care Institutions, says to be Compassionate

The Hon’ble Chief Justice constituted a special bench on 8th April 2020 to hear a Suo Moto writ petition under Article 226 (Power of High Courts to Issue Certain Writs) and Article 227 (Power of Superintendence over all courts...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Directs Authorities To Release Inmates And Under-Trials For A Period Of Three Months

The Calcutta High Court recently constituted a committee to issue a report regarding the measures being taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 or Coronavirus. Keeping the instructions provided by the Apex Court on 23rd March as well as...

[COVID-19] Calcutta High Court Criticizes Detention of Doctor who Posted about Lack of Protective Gear for Doctors, Cites Article 19 of the Constitution and...

On 1st April 2020, the Writ Petition was filed relating to the detention of a Doctor which was heard by the Hon’ble Justice I. P. Mukerji under the express undertaking of the petitioner to comply with all formalities concerning...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC issued New Instructions amid Coronavirus Lockdown

In the light of a Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown announced on 24th March 2020 by the Government of India as well as the Government of West Bengal, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the court has issued further instructions vide Notification...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Discusses Grim State of Affairs in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a Suo Moto Petition

A letter from Advocate D.C Kabir dated 27th March 2020 was received by the High Court regarding the challenges faced by the people in Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to the Nationwide Lockdown. The letter has been treated as...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC: Advocate Cursed Judge With Coronavirus, Court initiates Contempt Charges

A writ petition was placed in the Court for urgent hearing by Kalidas Datta on 23rd March 2020. The learned counsel for the petitioner, Mr Bijoy Adhikari claimed an urgent hearing on the grounds that the petitioner’s bus would...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Orders To Assess The Situation of Jails And Correctional Homes To Contain The Spread Of Coronavirus

On 14th May 2018, the Calcutta High Court under Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya and Justice Arijit Banerjee initiated a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) to take up the issue of Overcrowding in Prisons as a Suo Motu (on its own)...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Extends All Interim Orders Due To The Non-Availability Of Access To Courts Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

The Court has submitted a petition ‘on its own’ regarding matters pending with interim orders in the High Court at Calcutta and Courts subordinate to it including the Tribunals within the State of West Bengal and Union Territory of...

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COVID Results Shall Be Conveyed To the Person Within 24 Hours: Delhi High Court

The order has come in a writ petition moved by Rakesh Malhotra. The Petitioner herein seeks to ramp up...
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Delhi High Court Sets Aside the Order of the Trial Court in the Chief Secretary Assault Case

In the case of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal & Anr. V. State NCT of Delhi, Mr.Justice Suresh Kumar Kait has set aside the 24.07.2019 Order...

GLS Law College’s Shri I.M. Nanavati Memorial Moot Court Competition [Jan 8-10]: Register by Nov 26

Details about the Moot Court Competition GLS Law College is organizing its Shri I.M. Nanavati Virtual Memorial National Moot Court Competition from January 8- 10,...

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BW Businessworld is looking for interns in the editorial profile for its legal community. Details are mentioned below. Interested candidates can share their resume at...

Internship Opportunity at Chambers of Adv. Atul Batra

2nd year onwards can apply At the Chambers of Advocate Atul Batra (High Court of Delhi) Duration : 1-3 months. Position : Intern. Number of positions :...