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Andhra Pradesh HC directed State Government to explain the shift in State Capital from Amaravathi to Vishakhapatnam

The State Government is required to file an affidavit to the High Court within 10 days to explain the reason for the decision to shift capital from Velagapudi in Amravathi to Visakhapatnam. The petition filed by Amaravati Parirakshana Samithi...

Supreme Court Quashes Former Andhra Pradesh Govt’s 100% Reservation Order for ST Teachers in Scheduled areas

The Supreme Court recently quashed the January 2000 Order which provided 100% reservation to ST teachers in schools located in scheduled areas. The five-judge bench held that the State Government does not have the authority to provide a 100%...

Andhra Pradesh HC passes interim order to include fish as an essential good

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh passed an interim order for the inclusion of fish and shrimp in the list of ‘essential supplies’ to be sold during the nationwide lockdown. It has also directed the State Government to allow...

Andhra Pradesh HC Upheld SEC decision to postpone Elections due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Former State Election Commissioner, N Ramesh Kumar being shunned by the Ruling government this week, approached the High Court on Sunday. The SEC argued the unconstitutionality of the Ordinance which cut short the five-year tenure of SEC. The petition...

Andhra Pradesh HC Hears Plea Filed Against Deferment Of Salaries And Pension

On March 31, 2020, The State Government had announced the deferment of salaries and pensions of its employees, including Chief Minister, IAS Officers and Ministers. The Government, claiming that all the revenue streams have totally dried up due to...

Andhra High Court orders State Govt. to maintain Medical Supplies in compliance to Supreme Court’s directive

The Andhra Pradesh HC, a few days back, heard a Public Interest Litigation regarding six patients who tested positive for COVID-19 admitted in the ASRAM Hospital, Eluru. The case was taken up on account of the various reports of...

[COVID-19] Andhra Pradesh HC orders State Government to let Hyderabad Returnees to Quarantine at home

Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice K. Maheswari and Justice M. Satyanarayana Murthy issued certain guidelines that are to be enforced for a month until further notice. One of the most important guidelines issued on March 26, 2020, includes...

[COVID-19] Andhra Pradesh HC Issues Guidelines with Regard to the Epidemic Crisis

On March 26, 2020, the High Court addressed various concerns that had arisen due to the 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 in India. The court has laid out clear guidelines for the safety and healthcare of...

Andhra Pradesh HC Stays ‘Housing for Poor’ Scheme Implementation in Amaravathi

About Housing for Poor Scheme On March 23, 2020, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh issued an interim stay order on Go No. 107. The scheme was issued by the State Government as a part of the ‘Navarathanlu Pedalandiriiki Indlu’...

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Understanding Contingent Contracts Under the Indian Contract Act

A contingent contract is a contract to do or not to do something, if some event, collateral to such contract, does or does not happen.
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Analysing the Central Vista Project: India’s New Parliament

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Explained: Farm Laws 2020 and its Effect on Indian Farmers

In the recent past, our government has come up with three different ordinances related to agriculture which has infuriated the farmers of our nation.

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Analysing the Enforcement Of Foreign Arbitral Awards In Light Of the Vijay Karia Case

Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (Hereinafter “Act”) lays down the basis for setting aside arbitral awards made in domestic and foreign arbitrations held in India. Though international awards cannot be contested in India, the compliance of such awards in India may be validly challenged by the award debtor on the grounds set out in Section 48 of the Act. The grounds set under both these sections are almost similar, one of the grounds being that the arbitral award is found contrary to the “public policy of India”. The question of the constituent elements of “public policy” have been discussed in a number of cases, however, in a recent case of Vijay Karia & Ors. V. Prysmian Cavi E Sistemi Srl & Ors, the SC drew attention to this point viz-a-viz foreign award.