Can Sympathize With You but Can’t Provide Legal Remedies: Consumer Forum in Medical Negligence Case

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission denied a claim of Rs. 3 crore made by the father of a doctor who died in 2009 after being administered anesthesia before knee surgery, saying that even though the court sympathizes with the complainant, it cannot be translated into a legal remedy.

ITAT Quashes Appeal Regarding Reopening Assessment

Excerpt: The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, dated 1st January 2021, quashed the appeal regarding the reopening assessment. The Bench directed that the A.O. would not get jurisdiction legally to frame the reassessment under Section 147/148 of the I.T. Act, 1961. Facts of...

CIC Rejects Application Seeking Penal Action Against CPIO

Excerpt The Central Information Commission, dated 31st December 2020, dismissed the RTI applicants filed by the complainant by stating that the Complainant could not establish malafide/ unreasonable conduct on the part of the CPIO, which is beyond the definition of...

NGT Directs Centre, States to Install ‘Bird Diverters’ on Existing Solar and Wind Power Lines

Excerpt The NGT (National Green Tribunal), dated 23rd December, 2020, directed the Centre through the Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) and other states to install ‘Bird Diverters’ on existing solar and wind power lines as...

NGT: Rajasthan Government Fined for Not Controlling Pollution in Bandi River

The National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, dated 7th December 2020, has directed the Rajasthan government to deposit a fine of Rs. 20 crore within a month for not performing its function properly to control pollution in the Bandi river by local textile industries.

NGT Directs NCR Local Bodies to Ensure Sprinkling Water Before Sweeping Roads

National Green Tribunal (NGT), directs all the Municipal Corporations and Local Bodies in the national capital region and other cities with air quality 'poor' and worse, to take steps to ensure sprinkling of water before sweeping of roads.

NGT Seeks Report on Plea Against Illegal Operation of Automobile Unit in Sangrur

The National Green Tribunal, Principal Bench, dated 30th November 2020, directed the Punjab Pollution Control Board to submit a report on a plea against the illegal operation of an automobile unit at Ahmedgarh city in Sangrur district. Brief Facts The application...

NGT Asks Panel Committee To Look Into Ambegaon Garbage Plant

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), dated 17th November 2020, directed a joint committee of the central and state pollution control boards to be constituted to look into the grievances and take the necessary action. The petition was filed after...

Principal Bench of National Green Tribunal Directs Urban Development Department To Ensure Remedial Action With Two Months

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), dated 17th November 2020, has directed the Secretary, Urban Development Department to ensure remedial action in two months and file a compliance report on the issue of violation of Air (Prevention and Control of...

NGT Asks Pollution Control Bodies To Ensure Compliance With Directions for 3 Waste Plants

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on 15th November 2020, directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to issue suitable directions for compliance with their proposals for the waste-to-energy plants in Ghazipur, Okhla, and...
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Job Post: Vacancy for Associate at Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited, Mumbai

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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.