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[COVID-19] Calcutta HC issued New Instructions amid Coronavirus Lockdown

In the light of a Nationwide Coronavirus Lockdown announced on 24th March 2020 by the Government of India as well as the Government of West Bengal, the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the court has issued further instructions vide Notification...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Discusses Grim State of Affairs in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with a Suo Moto Petition

A letter from Advocate D.C Kabir dated 27th March 2020 was received by the High Court regarding the challenges faced by the people in Andaman and Nicobar Islands due to the Nationwide Lockdown. The letter has been treated as...

The Coronavirus Pandemic & The Epidemic Disease Act, 1897

With barely four hours to spare in order to arrange for our daily lives and livelihood on the 24th address, Prime Minister Modi put the entire nation on lockdown due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The aftermath has been chaotic...

Karnataka HC stays Auction of Properties by Banks until Lockdown is Revoked

The Karnataka High Court allowed an interim application and stayed the auction of properties by banks during the 21-day Coronavirus lockdown period while entertaining a bunch of writ petitions. The Court held that those activities which are not included in...

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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.

Analysing the Central Vista Project: India’s New Parliament

The government will spend around Rs. 1000 Crore for the new parliament building, right in the center of India’s capital.

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.

Job Post: Vacancy for Associate at Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited, Mumbai

Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited is looking to hire an Associate with 3-5 years of PQE from Media and Entertainment Industry, preferably with...

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.