Aparna Sivaram

Uttarakhand High Court: State Government Doesn’t Have Power to Delegate to the District Magistrate, Certain Principles of Delegation Ought to Be Followed

The High Court of Uttarakhand decided on the provisions of the Panchayati Raj Act, 2005. It took into consideration the delegation of powers under the Act. Brief Facts of the Case The petitions filed before the Court raised inquiries on the...

Supreme Court Issues Notice to Central Government and RBI, Seeks Clarification On Notification Issued

The Supreme Court issued notices to the Central Government and the Reserve Bank of India. The action was in response to a plea against a notification issued by RBI. Brief Facts of the Case The Petitioner runs an Optical Shop by...

Notice Issued by Supreme Court to Central Government and RBI Over Notification Issued by the Latter

The Supreme Court issued notices to the Central Government and the Reserve Bank of India. It was in response to a plea by the petitioner. The plea was against a notification issued by RBI. Brief facts The Petitioner runs an Optical...

Plea filed in Supreme Court to Rename High Court of Bombay

There is a plea filed in the Supreme Court of India requesting that the High Court of Bombay be renamed as the High Court of Maharashtra. The petitioner has invoked the civil original writ jurisdiction of the court. Factual Background The...

Punjab and Haryana High Court remands case relating to Motor Vehicles Act to the Tribunal for a fresh decision

The present case (Bina Garg and Anr. vs. Sushil Kumar and Ors.) is an Appeal filed against a 2008 award of the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Chandigarh. Brief Facts of the Case  The son of the claimants, Pranav Vishal Garg, had...

Uttarakhand HC: Private unaided Schools not to coerce payment of tuition fees by Parents

In the case of Japinder Singh v. Union of India, Japinder Singh filed a writ petition in the Uttarakhand High Court. The petition was against private unaided schools who are demanding tuition fees. Irrespective of the fact of providing...

The Origin and Shortcomings of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897

The current COVID- 19 situation is putting healthcare systems all over the world to test as the number of cases reported is increasing day by day. In understanding the various measures taken by the government in containing the pandemic, it...

Uttarakhand High Court Directs The Government To Provide Healthcare Workers With Basic Necessities In The Ongoing Fight Against Covid-19

In the case of Sanpreet Singh Ajmani vs. Union of India and others the Uttarakhand High Court responded to public interest litigation filed by a practising advocate of the High Court under Article 226 of the constitution espousing public...

Uttarakhand High Court disposes of Writ Petition seeking Repatriation of Nepali Citizens in light of the global COVID-19 situation

The Uttarakhand High Court on the 20th of April, 2020 disposed of a writ petition seeking the repatriation of Nepali citizens through diplomatic channels and stated that no direction can be issued to the Central Government to expedite the...

Uttarakhand High Court directs the Government to install Ventilators in Hospitals dedicated to Covid-19 treatment

Two writ petitions were filed in the Uttarakhand High Court seeking installation of proper medical equipment in hospitals which had patients battling the COVID- 19 pandemics. The petition also demanded the protection of the doctors, nurses and the paramedics...

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WhatsApp Emails Delhi HC Judge Asking Her Not To Hear the Plea Challenging New Privacy Policy

The Delhi High Court raised strong objection to an E-mail sent by WhatsApp asking a judge not to hear the plea which challenges its new privacy policy. Justice Pratibha Singh said that the e-mail that was withdrawn later was totally unwarranted as she was anyway going to recuse from hearing the plea which was filed by Rohilla Chaitanya who contends that the new privacy policy of WhatsApp provides 360-degree access to a customer’s virtual activity and is against the fundamental right of privacy.
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TRP Scam Case: Bombay HC Extends Protection To Arnab Goswami and Other Employees Till the Next Hearing

On Friday, the Bombay High court extended the protection that was given, to Republic TV’s Editor in Chief Arnab Goswami and other employees of ARG Outlier Media Private Limited till January 29th in the alleged case of Television Rating Point manipulation. A status report was submitted by the police to the division bench of Justices S.S.Shinde and Manish Pitale by the Police on the ongoing case.

Plea Seeks FIR Against Maharashtra Minister Dhananjay Munde in Bombay HC for False Info

A plea has been filed in Bombay High Court seeking an FIR against Maharashtra minister Dhananjay Munde who is undergoing times of trouble due to his extra-marital affair. Recently, an FIR had been lodged against Munde by a woman, accusing him of raping her sister. Munde clarified that he was actually in a relationship with that woman and had two children. He accused the two women of blackmailing him.

What is the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016?

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (“RERA”) is an Act of the Parliament. It seeks to protect home-buyers as well as help...

Writ Petition for Compensation Accepted by Calcutta High Court 

Introduction The Petitioner Purna Ch. Biswas filed a Writ Petition with the complaint that their claims for a higher quantum of compensation have not yet...