The Allahabad High Court denied anticipatory bail to the auxiliary nurse midwife who was accused of throwing vaccines in the garbage instead of administering it to the beneficiaries. The Court recorded that it was a criminal wastage of precious medicine.
Govt. Can Impose Restriction Under Disaster Management Act in Public Interest During Pandemic: MP High Court
The Madhya Pradesh High Court stated that when the loss of life or human suffering or damages are on large scale, then the Central and the State Government is empowered to put any restriction. The High Court also stated that it would not exercise its powers under Article 226 of the Constitution of India to interfere in the policy decisions taken by the State Government for ensuring the interest of the public.
Delhi High Court Issues a Notice In Plea Moved Seeking Movement of Lawyers In and Out of Delhi By Bar Council of Delhi
The Bar Council of Delhi brought a plea before the HC regarding the movement of advocates in and out of Delhi, who resides in the areas of NCR. The Delhi High Court has issued the notice to all the concerned respondent States (Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh) and Union of India for further hearing.
Delhi High Court Declines to Entertain the Plea For the Protection of Sex Workers and LGBT Community Members During Lockdown
The plea was brought before the HC of Delhi for providing protection, security and welfare scheme to the sex workers and LGBT community members during the time of lockdown. However, the High Court declined to entertain the petition after considering the matter. A detailed order from the court giving reasons for dismissal is awaited.
The Petitioner has moved before the High Court to seek directions for the Government to initiating an online delivery system for liquor as it is not prohibited by the Delhi Excise Act, in order to curb the recent issue of huge crowds lining outside liquor shops and negligence of social distancing at such places. The Petitioner also suggested various other ways through which the crowd can be controlled.
The spread of misinformation regarding the safety measures to prevent COVID-19 can cause serious health issues to the general public. The Human Right to stay healthy is being violated by the spread of incorrect information as it encourages people not to follow the precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Social Media platforms must also act responsibly and take proper steps to curb the spread of incorrect information for the interest of the general public.
Delhi High Court Directs the Government to Cater the Issue of Denial of Access to Food to Poor During the Lockdown
In order to cater the issue of denial of access to food to the poor and under-privileged people and to implement the provisions of the National Food Security Act, the High Court of Delhi directs the Government to take various steps to ensure distribution of food grains at all times and to ensure that the ration shops are open at the working hours for both PDS and non-PDS residents.
Delhi High Court Fixes the Price of Coronavirus Rapid Test Kits as Rs 400 Per Kit, 40% Less Than ICMR Approved Rate
The Present Petition deals with the release of 7.24 lacs COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits and other materials related to COVID-19, which have been imported and/or are being imported by the Respondents from China. The Delhi High Court capped the price of the Rapid Test Kits for COVID19 as Rs. 400, 40% less than ICMR approved rate.
Delhi High Court Declines to Entertain the Plea to Restrain the Delhi Government from Classifying COVID-19 Cases Under “Tabhligi” Category
A Writ Petition was moved before the High Court of Delhi on the 17th of April 2020 by the Advocate MM Kashyap to seek directions to restrain the Government of Delhi and their administration from using terms like “Tablighi...
Delhi High Court Refuses To Give Urgent Hearing To Plea Seeking Directions For Waiver of School Fees And Charges During The Period Of Lockdown
The present Writ Petition has been recently moved to the High Court of Delhi by the Petitioner, Amit Sahni, seeking directions to all the private and unaided schools to waive the fees and charges during the period of lockdown...
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...
Delhi High Court: Petition Moved To Seek Directions For The Treatment of Non-COVID Patients In Hospitals
The present writ petition (Yash Aggarwal & Anr. v. Union of India and Ors.) has been moved by the Petitioners, Yash Aggarwal and Chitrakshi, in front of the Delhi High Court on 13th April 2020, for enforcement of the...
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...
Karnataka High Court: PIL filed against Pharma Company allegedly responsible for Community Spread of COVID-19
A PIL has been filed in the Karnataka High Court against a Pharma company after employees of the company's plant in Mysore district tested positive for COVID-19. Around 27 people have been contracted the virus, including employees of Jubilant...
Delhi High Court Directs Yes Bank to Restore ‘Status Quo Ante’ With Respect to Anant Raj Limited’s Loan Classified as NPA Due to COVID-19
In the case of Anant Raj Limited v Yes Bank, Anant Raj Limited, the petitioner, approached the Delhi High Court to seek direction to Yes Bank not to take coercive/ adverse steps and not declare the account of the...
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