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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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Parents of Road Accident Victim Entitled To Compensation: Delhi High Court

Justice JR Midha said, “Even if parents are not dependent on their children at the time of an accident, they will certainly be dependent, both financially and emotionally, upon them at the later stage of their life, as the children were dependent upon their parents in their initial years.”

Plea Challenging the AIBE Rules Framed by BCI Filed in the Supreme Court

A Writ Petition was presently filed in the Supreme Court by a newly enrolled lawyer challenging the All India Bar Examination Rules 2010 which have been framed by the Bar Council of India which mandates that an advocate has to qualify for the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) to practice law after enrollment.

Bombay High Court: Mere Presence at the Crime Scene Not Enough for Punishment

The Bombay High Court ruled that it cannot be considered a crime if a person is merely present at the crime scene which falls under the Maharashtra Prohibition of Obscene Dance in Hotels and Restaurants and Bar Rooms and Protection of Dignity of Women Act 2016. It also quashed two First Information Reports (FIR) against two individuals who were arrested in a raid at a dance bar by the Santacruz Police, in 2017.

CAIT Files a Plea Against WhatsApp’s New Privacy Policy in the Supreme Court

Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has filed a petition against WhatsApp’s new privacy rules in the Supreme Court. The petition says that WhatsApp which is known to render public services by providing a platform to communicate has recently imposed a privacy policy that is unconstitutional, which not only goes against the fundamental rights of citizens but also jeopardizes the national security of our country.

RTI Activist Files a Plea in Bombay High Court Against Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin

On Saturday, a plea has been filed before the Bombay High Court by an activist stating that Bharat Biotech Covaxin had not been granted full approval but a restricted use in clinical trials according to the Drugs Comptroller General of India. The Company's phase 3 trials are ongoing and the DGCI has not made any data available in the public domain for peer- review by independent scientists.