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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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Delhi High Court Seeks Response From Centre, RBI in PIL to Regulate Online Lending Platforms

A notice had been issued by the Delhi HC in a PIL that sought regulation of online lending platforms...
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“Consensual Affair” Cannot Be Defence Against the Charge of Kidnapping of the Minor, Sentence Reduced in View of Age Difference: Supreme Court

This Case concerns the appeal against the conviction under the charges of kidnapping and discussed whether the punishment was to be enhanced or not.   Brief...

Delhi HC to Municipal Corp: Paucity of Funds Not an Excuse for Non-Payment of Salaries and Pensions

The Delhi High Court ruled that the paucity of funds cannot be an excuse and pulled up municipal corporations for not paying salaries and pensions to their employees as the right to receive payment is a fundamental right guaranteed in our constitution.

US Supreme Court Reinstates Restriction on Abortion Pills

The Supreme Court of the United States granted the Trump administration’s request to reinstate federal rules requiring women to make in-person visits to hospitals...

Supreme Court Upheld “Environmental Rule of Law” in NGT Decision to Demolish Illegal Hotel on Forest Land

This case concerns the dispute relating to the additional construction of hotel-cum-restaurant structure in the Bus Stand Complex along with a bus stand and...