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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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...