Coronavirus

Kerala HC Stays Government Order For Deferment Of Salaries Of State Government Employees: Says Salary Comes Within The Scope Of Article 300A

The Kerala HC held that government orders could not take away the vested right of a government employee to receive salary. The court ruled that salary could prima facie be considered as property and deferment of salaries would amount to a violation of Article 300A of the Constitution as the government order did not have sufficient legal backing.

Punjab & Haryana High Court: Administration may lay down the Parameters for Social Distancing during Distribution of Essential Items, may take actions against Violators

The Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh in the case of Adityajit Singh Chadha vs Union of India & Ors, disposed of a petition with an observation that the Administration may lay down the parameters for social distancing...

Supreme Court issues notice to Unorganized Labour Payments amid Lockdown due to Coronavirus

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a new coronavirus which causes an illness known as COVID-19 as a global emergency that spread to at least 170 countries back then. By March 11, 2020, WHO declared...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Directs Authorities To Release Inmates And Under-Trials For A Period Of Three Months

The Calcutta High Court recently constituted a committee to issue a report regarding the measures being taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 or Coronavirus. Keeping the instructions provided by the Apex Court on 23rd March as well as...

Tablighi Jamaat and the Class & Religious Colours of Coronavirus

Coronavirus! Coronavirus! Coronavirus! It is all the while in our psyche. Eating, sleeping and working, it keeps emerging without interruption. It does appear even in our dream. From Facebook to TikTok to all social network sites, coronavirus occupies the...

[COVID-19] Dettol suspends Handwash Ads after HUL moves Bombay HC

“Other products including alcohol-based sanitisers are recommended only when soap and water is not available. Moreover, nations across the world are communicating just the opposite and asking people to wash their hands with soaps and water.” says Senior Counsel Virag...

[COVID-19] Bombay HC Directs Union of India to Issue Fresh Visa to 19-Yr-Old Girl stranded at Dubai Airport since 5 Days

A 19 yr girl stranded in Dubai during Covid-19 outbreak The Bombay High Court came to the rescue of Nyla, a 19-year-old girl stranded at Dubai airport after a consolidated travel advisory was issued by the Indian government restricting the...

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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.