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Plea in Supreme Court flags defrauding of COVID-19 patients by Private Hospitals; Court issues Notice

Making a fortune out of people’s miseries in the hour of national crises is unsavoury and unethical. Private hospitals are burning a hole in Covid-19 patient’s pockets and exploiting them by charging an enormous amount of money. The Supreme Court...

Supreme Court refuses to pass directions for changing guidelines on COVID-19 treatment

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of India refused to give any direction to change the guidelines for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. Supreme Court denied intervening on a writ petition filed by NGO People for Better Treatment, saying the...

Supreme Court: Consent Requirement under Sec. 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act is subjected to place of Commission of the Offence

In the present case of Kanwal Tanuj v. State Of Bihar & Ors, the Appellant is an accused along with one Shri C. Sivakumar, CEO, Bhartiya Rail Bijli Co. Ltd., (“BRBCL”) based on FIR registered by the CBI under...

Supreme Court: The place of Arbitration in Domestic Arbitration has no significance unlike in International Commercial Arbitration

As per the facts of Quippo Construction Equipment Limited v. Janardan Nirman Pvt. Limited, the Appellant deals in the business of providing equipment for infrastructure activities and had entered into multiple agreements with the Respondent for renting out Piling...

Supreme Court Bar Association to Intervene in PIL Seeking Exemptions for Advocates from Rent Obligations during Lockdown

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) via its resolution passed on April 22, has decided to file an intervention application in a PIL filed by Advocate Aljo K Joseph seeking an exemption for lawyers from paying rent for professional...

Supreme Court Heard 593 Matters and Delivered Verdicts In 215 Cases During COVID-19 Lockdown

With a whole lot of activities going online in the duration of the coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak, why not the Indian Judiciary? The Supreme Court of India introduced a series of latest actions as a result of social distancing...

Supreme Court while Rejecting Exemption of Tax Liability Reiterates Doctrine of Mutuality

The doctrine of mutuality in the context of the law of taxation traces its origin in the common law principle that a person cannot engage in business with oneself and thus any amount received from oneself cannot be regarded...

The Logic behind Supreme Court’s Decision Quashing 100% ST Reservations Order of Andhra Pradesh Government

In a recent sensational development, the Supreme Court of India has set aside an order by the Andhra Pradesh Government, which allowed the appointment of 100% Scheduled Tribe teachers in some scheduled areas of the State. The Apex Court...

Supreme Court Quashes Former Andhra Pradesh Govt’s 100% Reservation Order for ST Teachers in Scheduled areas

The Supreme Court recently quashed the January 2000 Order which provided 100% reservation to ST teachers in schools located in scheduled areas. The five-judge bench held that the State Government does not have the authority to provide a 100%...

Supreme Court Says “Every Country Is Doing Its Best” As An Answer To Evacuating Indian Citizens From the USA And Other Countries

The Supreme Court via video call refuses to pass directions for evacuating vulnerable citizens from the USA saying that these are not matters that can be entertained at this time. The Court said that no matter how much we...

Supreme Court holds that CACEE is not a college affiliated to the University of Kerala

An appeal (P. Gopinathan Pillai v. the University of Kerala and Ors) was filed as to whether the Appellant working as Assistant Director in CACEE was entitled to continue till 60 years of age which was the age of...

Supreme Court holds the necessity of Joint Trial for Admissibility of Confession Statement under Section 30 of the TADA Act

The Supreme Court in the case of Raja v State of Tamil Nadu held that a confession statement which is not made voluntarily is not admissible as evidence. Further, confession statements of a co-accused are not admitted in the...

Supreme Court dismissed PIL filed against the PM CARES Fund, calls it a Misconceived Petition

Supreme Court dismissed the Public Interest Litigation (Kamal Vijayvargiya vs. Union of India and Ors) in the Supreme Court questioning the legality of the PM CARES Fund. Brief facts of the case On March 28, the Centre set up the Prime...

Supreme Court modifies its original Order allowing Free Testing at Private Labs for Economically Weaker Sections

Supreme Court has allowed the writ petition (Shashank Deo Sudhi v UOI) for modification of order intended to make testing in private Labs of COVID-19 free for other categories of economically weaker sections of the society. Brief facts of the...

Supreme Court upholds Madhya Pradesh Governor’s decision asking Kamal Nath’s Government to hold Floor Test

The Supreme Court on 13th April 2020 upheld the Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon's decision asking the then Kamal Nath-led Congress government to prove a majority, saying the governor has the power to call for a floor test. The court said that if the...

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