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Tamil Nadu: HC refuses to restrain SEC from notifying polls to urban body polls

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] (ANI): Madras High Court on Friday refused to restrain Tamil Nadu State Election Commission from notifying elections to urban local bodies.The Court also deferred the hearing of PILs seeking to postpone the election in view of the third wave of COVID to January 24. Madras HC Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari and Justice PD Audikesavalu heard the case to postpone urban local body polls in Tamil Nadu until the COVID situation improves. The Court said that notification has not been issued yet but counsel claims it could be issued anytime.Tamil Nadu State Election Commission said that it has given an undertaking to Supreme Court to notify urban local body polls before January 26, 2022. So, protocols and precautionary measures have been put in place to tackle the COVID situation.Chief Justice said that as technical difficulties arise through video call, the…

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: High Court concludes hearing in bail plea of Ashish Mishra

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] (ANI): The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday concluded the hearing for the bail plea of Ashish Mishra, the prime accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident.Salil Srivastava, the lawyer of Ashish Mishra, said that the Bench of Justice Rajeev Singh heard the matter and reserved the order after hearing. A vehicle had allegedly crushed down farmers who were protesting against the farm laws on October 3.Local farmers had blamed Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’ and his son Ashish Mishra for the violence that left eight dead, including four farmers, a local journalist, and three others. They were mowed down allegedly by a vehicle that was part of the convoy of the Minister in Lakhimpur Kheri in north-central Uttar Pradesh. (Image source: Instagram)

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UK high court allows Uyghur advocacy group to proceed with forced labour case

London [UK] (ANI): The High Court of England and Wales on Wednesday allowed Uyghur rights advocacy group to proceed with a forced labour case against UK authorities for permitting the importation of cotton goods produced with Uyghur forced labour in China.The World Uyghur Congress (WUC) of Munich, Germany, and the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) had registered a case against states and actors involved in human rights violations, alleging that cotton goods produced by Uyghurs in detention camps in Xinjiang are entering the UK, reported Radio Free Asia. Roseanne Gerin, writing in Radio Free Asia said that rights groups also argued that a 19th-century law prohibiting the importation of prison-made goods is being violated by the purchase of cotton goods produced by forced labour.GLAN said a court win would set a “world-first precedent” by confirming that the UK’s Proceeds of Crime Act — originally…

City News Kolkata

Calcutta High Court gives nod to hold Gangasagar Mela

Kolkata (West Bengal) [Kolkata]: The Calcutta High Court has given go-ahead to Gangasagar Mela on Friday with certain conditions after the State Government decided to go ahead with the Ganga Sagar Mela after taking necessary measures to contain COVID-19.The Court order stated that a three-member Committee, comprising the leader of Opposition in the State, Chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission, representative of the State, is constituted to ensure compliance of measures suggested by the State on 6 January to contain COVID-19 in the Sagar island. The State will also take a decision to issue a notification in terms of Section 3 of the Ganga Sagar Mela Act, 1976 declaring the Sagar Island as a ‘notified area’ if necessary within a period of 24 hours.If any shortcoming in compliance is noticed, then the Committee will make a recommendation to the State without any delay…

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HC asks Delhi govt to expeditiously consider the issue of early re-testing of COVID-19 positive international travelers

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked Delhi Government to consider expeditiously the issue of early re-testing of international travellers who detected COVID-19 positive on arrival from different foreign countries.The court was hearing a plea of a mother whose 18-year-old son was admitted to a private hospital in the national capital after he was tested COVID-19 positive upon his arrival here from the United Kingdom.Justice Rekha Palli asked the Delhi government to expeditiously consider the matter so that patients, like the petitioner’s son, do not suffer.The petitioner has moved the Delhi High Court last month with her plea seeking to know the outcome of the genome sequencing test carried on her son.Later her son tested negative and was discharged from the hospital during the pendency of the matter.The petitioner told the court like her son, various other patients were being kept…

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Subramanian Swamy moves Delhi HC seeking quashing of Air India disinvestment process

New Delhi [India]: Subramanian Swamy, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) moved the Delhi High Court seeking to quash the Air India Disinvestment process.Swamy also sought direction to set aside and revoke any decision or grant of any further approvals/ permissions/permits, etc. by the Respondent authorities with respect to the present Air India Disinvestment process. The Division Bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh to hear the matter on Tuesday.The petitioner Subramanian Swamy through Advocate Satya Sabarwal also sought direction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the role and functioning of the respondent authorities and submit a detailed report in the present Air India Disinvestment process exclusively to thisCourt.“All efforts” to hand over all operations of Air India to Tata Sons by the end of December, said Secretary Ministry of Civil Aviation Rajiv Bansal recently.Tata…

City News Kolkata

Calcutta HC, district courts to function in virtual mode from Jan 3

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: Amid rising concerns for COVID-19 and Omicron variant, Calcutta High Court and district courts will function in a virtual mode with certain exceptions from January 3.As per an official notice by Calcutta HC, “Calcutta High Court and district courts will function in virtual mode. Hybrid mode is allowed only in respect of bail matters where public prosecutors will be allowed to be physically present with case diary and in other matters where Government and other advocates are to produce or tender documents in court.” The order read that the concerned stakeholders including Court-staff should get themselves fully vaccinated and should adhere to the norms of social distancing and COVID-19 protocols.Meanwhile, India reported 22,775 new COVID-19 cases and 406 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.According to the ministry, the number of…

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West Bengal BJP approaches SC after HC rejected plea seeking central forces deployment in Kolkata civic polls

New Delhi [India]: West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday approached the Supreme Court challenging the division bench order of the Calcutta High Court which has rejected its appeal seeking deployment of Central Forces for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections.The matter will be mentioned before the vacation Registrar for an urgent hearing on Saturday morning, said Advocate Aditya Sharma who is representing West Bengal BJP. This comes after a single bench of Calcutta High Court rejected the party’s petition for the same on Thursday.Earlier on Monday, Supreme Court refused to entertain the petition filed by BJP seeking deployment of Central Forces and asked the party to approach Calcutta High Court.During the brief hearing, senior advocate Maninder Singh appearing for the BJP, told the Bench that there were widespread threats of violence and the BJP candidates were being threatened to withdraw from the…

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Bombay HC relieves Aryan Khan from appearing before NCB

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday relieved Aryan Khan, who was arrested in the drugs-on-cruise case, from appearing before Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) every week.However, the court directed him to appear before Delhi’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) whenever summoned. Aryan Khan along with other accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were granted bail by the High Court on October 28 in the drugs-on-cruise case.An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2 night. Eight persons were detained for questioning by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with the case.Eight people were later arrested on October 3 including, Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant, and Munmun Dhamecha. Later, a total of 20 people were arrested in connection with the case.

City News Delhi

Delhi HC orders complete disclosure of all ingredients in food articles

New Delhi [India]: Observing that many food articles which have ingredients sourced from animals are passed off as vegetarian by affixing the green dot, the Delhi High Court issued directions to concerned authorities to ensure “full and complete disclosure” of all the ingredients which go into the manufacture of any food article stating that it would otherwise “offend the religious and cultural sensibilities of vegetarians.”The Delhi High Court ordered authorities to mandatorily disclose all the ingredients which go into the manufacture of any food article, not only by their code names but also by disclosing as to whether they originate from plant, or animal source, or whether they are manufactured in a laboratory, irrespective of their percentage in the food article. A Division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said: “We, therefore, direct the respondents to ensure that there should be full…

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UK high court begins hearing Nirav Modi’s appeal against extradition to India

London [UK]: The UK high court on Tuesday began hearing the case related to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s appeal against his extradition to India.Earlier this August, Nirav Modi was granted permission to appeal against his extradition from the UK to India to face fraud charges on the grounds that a return to India would harm his mental health and place him at risk of suicide. Modi’s lawyers had long argued that their client suffered from severe depression and would not receive adequate medical care if he is imprisoned at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai pending his court appearance.They stated that his mental health condition had deteriorated further during his incarceration at Wandsworth Prison in South London following his arrest in London in March 2019 and the strict restrictions placed on prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic.They had also introduced several medical experts to give…

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JNU Activist Sharjeel Imam’s Speech Did Not Incite Violence

Allahabad [Uttar Pradesh] : Sharjeel Imam’s speech at the Aligarh Muslim University neither gave the call for anyone to bear arms nor incited any violence as a result of it, the Allahabad High Court has said granting him bail in a sedition case. Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh granted bail on Saturday to Imam who was booked under sections 124A, 153A, 153B and 505(2) of the IPC at Civil Lines Police Station in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. “Having heard learned counsel for the parties and having perused the record, without referring to the exact allegation made against the applicant, it may be noted that on an undisputed basis neither the applicant called anyone to bear arms nor any violence was incited as a result of the speech delivered by the applicant,” the judge said in the bail order. “In view of the above, without…

Business Markets

Amazon India Boss Summoned Over Alleged Future Group Deal Irregularities

New Delhi [India] : Amazon India head Amit Agarwal has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate next week over alleged irregularities in a deal with Future Group, sources have said. Amazon had bought 49 per cent stake in Future Retail in a deal worth some ₹ 1,400 crore in 2019. The Enforcement Directorate’s angle in the case is to see whether the deal violated India’s law on foreign exchange, or the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), which outlines the formalities and procedures for all such transactions in the country. The FEMA case against Amazon India was filed in January this year. The Enforcement Directorate’s summons came after the Delhi High Court made certain observations on the court fight between Amazon and Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. Reading together the three agreements – Future Retail shareholders agreement with Future Coupons, Future Coupons’ shareholders agreement with Amazon, and…

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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s response on booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Centre to file an affidavit on the aspects of the administration of booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine necessary or not and the timeline within which the same is proposed to be rolled out.A Division Bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh asked the Centre to file a reply on the aspects relating to the booster disease of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Court also asked the Centre to mention the timeline when the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine, if concerned necessary, to be rolled out in the Aarogya Setu app. “Let the Union of India file an affidavit for the administration of booster dose and timeline within which it is proposed to be rolled out on the Aarogya Setu app if it is necessary,” the Court said.The Court’s remark came while observing growing…

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Calcutta HC adjourns Nandigram vote-counting case to Dec 1

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: The Calcutta High Court on Monday adjourned the hearing for Nandigram vote-counting case to December 1.In this matter, the Court asked the BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari to file a written response by November 29. The results of the state assembly polls were released on May 2.On July 13, after Justice Kausik Chanda recused himself from the hearing of the petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over Nandigram poll results, the matter has been allotted to the Bench of Justice Sampa Sarkar of Calcutta High Court. On July 7, the Calcutta High Court imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakhs on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for putting the judiciary in a bad light.The Calcutta High Court’s single bench led by Justice Kausik Chanda had passed the order while…

Chennai City News

Madras HC quashes FIR against Tamil director Pa Rajnith for remark on Chola King

Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India]: The Madras High Court on Friday quashed an FIR filed against Tamil film director Pa Ranjith for his controversial remarks on King Rajaraja Chola in 2019.In his petition to the Madurai bench of the high court, Ranjith said, “During a public meeting on June 5, 2019, I had mentioned some historical facts about King Rajaraja Chola. Quoting Umar Farooq’s book ‘Sentamizh nadu’, I had spoken how landless people, especially in the Delta region, were treated during the Chola period. My statement was misinterpreted on social media platforms and this is not against any community.” After the statement was filed, Justice Ilangovan quashed the FIR filed against Pa Ranjith.

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Aryan Khan likely to be out of jail by today evening

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Advocate Satish Maneshinde, who is representing Aryan Khan in the drugs-on-cruise case, on Friday, said that he will be out of jail by today evening.Speaking to ANI, Maneshinde said, “We are expecting to receive orders of High Court from HC registry by today evening. As soon as we get the orders we will produce it under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act for completing other formalities and get release orders for Aryan Khan.” The Bombay High Court on Thursday granted bail to Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha after hearing of their bail pleas.While Arbaaz Merchant is also lodged at Arthur Road jail, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison.Aryan Khan was arrested on October 3. An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa on…

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Aryan Khan’s bail plea hearing to continue today in Bombay HC

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: The Bombay High Court will resume hearing the bail application of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, others on Thursday who were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Mumbai cruise drugs case.During arguments on Tuesday, former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued that Aryan Khan was a “young man” who should be sent to rehab rather than jail. The 23-year-old star son was arrested on October 3 after a drugs raid on a cruise ship party by Narcotics Control Bureau officers in disguise.At present, Aryan is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail along with another accused Arbaaz Merchant. Whereas, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison.The hearing will resume on Thursday afternoon.Rohatgi, who appeared for Aryan Khan, told the court on Tuesday that his client was invited to the cruise as a special guest.He told the court that there…

South Asian Countries

HC directs Centre to decide representation seeking evacuation of 227 Indians, Afghan nationals stranded in Afghanistan

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to decide the representation of the plea related to 227 Indian and Afghan Nationals of Indian origin – Hindus, Sikhs stranded in Afghanistan, as per law. New Delhi [India] : A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti directed the Centre to decide the representation according to law, rules, regulations and government policies. With these directions, the Court disposed of Public Interest Litigation relating to 227 Indian nationals and Afghan nationals of Indian origin who are Hindus and Sikhs by religion stranded in Afghanistan and who are constantly and almost daily facing threats to their lives and properties at the hands of the Taliban. The petitioner had sought urgent relief for their evacuation, issuance of e-visa and safe return to India.However, the Court expressed its doubt about the facts mentioned in the…

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High Court to hear Shah Rukh Khan’s son’s bail appeal

Mumbai [Maharashtra} : Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh, moved the High Court after a special court denied him bail last week. The HC will hear his bail plea today (October 26). In his appeal in the HC against the special court order, the 23-year-old said the Narcotics Control Bureau is misinterpreting his WhatsApp chats. In addition, he claimed no contraband was recovered from him after the NCB raided the ship on October 3. At present, he is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail along with another accused Arbaaz Merchant. Whereas, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison.  The Mumbai Drug Bust has got more layered lately. The NCB has ordered a vigilance inquiry into the claims made by a witness in the cruise drugs case of an extortion bid of Rs 25 crore by some agency officials, including its Mumbai zonal…

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Dhanbad Judge Death Case: CBI has disappointed again, investigation at same pace

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India] : While hearing the Dhanbad Judge death case, Jharkhand High Court on Friday said that the investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case is at the same place where it was earlier.A bench headed by the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court Justice Ravi Ranjan and comprising of Justice Sujeet Narayan said, ” the CBI has once again disappointed. Investigation pace is at the same place where it was earlier”. The court came down heavily on the agency and expressed strong discontent stating that the agency “did not inform the High Court before filing the charge sheet despite the bench comprising the chief justice monitoring the process”.The court has also asked the CBI Director to be present at the next hearing through video conferencing.The next hearing of the case is scheduled on October 29.The Central Bureau of…

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Shah Rukh Khan reaches Arthur Road Jail to meet son Aryan Khan

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan on Thursday reached Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail to meet his son Aryan Khan who is lodged there in connection with the Mumbai cruise raid case.Earlier on Wednesday, the bail applications of Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were rejected by Mumbai’s Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) in connection with their alleged involvement in the cruise drugs party case. Following this, Aryan Khan moved a bail application in the Bombay High Court against the NDPS court order on his bail rejection. Arbaaz Merchant’s lawyer also said that they will move to Bombay High Court today after NDPS rejected their applications.An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2.A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals, have been…

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Delhi HC grants bail to 2008 serial blasts accused after 12 years

New Delhi [India]: Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted bail to a man arrested in connection with the 2008 serial blasts in the national capital.The court noted that the appellant/accused has been in judicial custody/police custody since February 4, 2009, for a period of more than 12-and-a-half years till date. A division bench of Justice Sidharth Mridul and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani while granting bail to the appellant Mohd Hakim, stated that in their opinion, the man has made out a case that his right to a speedy trial is being defeated and would continue to be violated if he is not enlarged on bail, having already spent more than 12 years in custody as an undertrial.Delhi HC order further stated that courts must not play coroner and attend to legal or constitutional rights only after they are “dead”. Instead, we must play doctor,…

National News Politics

16 names for 4 HCs

The Supreme Court collegium, headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, has recommended 16 names for elevation as judges of the high courts of Bombay, Gujarat, Orissa and Punjab and Haryana. New Delhi [India], September 30 : The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on September 29 approved the proposal for the elevation of Judicial Officers – AL Pansare, SC More, US Joshi Phalke and BP Deshpande – as Judges in the Bombay High Court according to a statement. In another statement, the Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for elevation of the seven advocates as Judges in the Gujarat High Court. The judges approved for elevation include Mauna Manish Bhatt, Samir J Dave, Hemant M Prachchhak, Sandeep N Bhatt, Aniruddha Pradyumna Mayee, Niral Rashmikant Mehta, and Nisha Mahendrabhai Thakore.The Supreme Court Collegium has also approved the proposal for the elevation…

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Delhi riots 2020 pre-meditated conspiracy : HC

The court, in a separate order, granted bail to one Saleem Khan, saying that in the absence of any material to show that he was a part of the unlawful assembly at the crime scene, the veracity of the allegations levelled against him can be tested during trial. New Delhi, India, September 28: The Delhi High Court Monday refused to grant bail to an accused in a case concerning the northeast Delhi riots of 2020, saying that there was “pre-planned and pre-meditated conspiracy to disturb law and order in the city” and events “did not take place in a spur of the moment”. Justice Subramonium Prasad, while dealing with a bail application moved by one Mohd Ibrahim in the case concerning the alleged murder of Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal, observed that there was a systematic disconnection and destruction of the CCTV cameras…

Politics State's Latest

Talaq-ul-Sunnat is unconstitutional, illegal : Delhi HC

New Delhi [India] : The Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a declaration that the assumed absolute discretion of the Muslim husband to give divorce (talaq-ul-Sunnat) to his wife at any time without any reason, without advance notice and without the presence of his wife is arbitrary, anti-Shariat, unconstitutional, discriminatory, barbaric and illegal.A Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh dismissed the plea filed by a Muslim woman. “We do not find any merit in this petition since the Parliament has already intervened and enacted the aforesaid enactment/ Act. The petition is, accordingly, dismissed,” the Court said.The Court said that the apprehension of the petitioner is the respondent-husband would divorce her by resort to Talaq-ul-Sunnat, in its view, is complete misconceived in the light of the enactment of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019The…

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Pakistan: Lahore HC bench hearing Musharraf, Zardari, Gillani cases hearing, dissolved

Lahore [Pakistan]: Pakistan’s Lahore High Court bench constituted to hear pending cases against former presidents Pervez Musharraf, Asif Ali Zardari and former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani was dissolved without any proceedings, on Monday. Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmad, one of the members of the bench, excused himself from hearing the case due to personal reasons, which resulted in the dissolution of the bench, reported ARY news.Lahore High Court bench was headed by Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti. Other members of the bench are Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmad and Justice Shujaat Ali Khan. The three had to hear 10-year-old petitions against Musharraf, Zardari and Gillani. All the petitioners of the case, Naseem Gondal, Rana Ilmuddin Ghazi and Allah Bux Gondal are not alive. Rana Ilmuddin Ghazi had filed petitions against former president Pervez Musharraf’s proclamation of emergency in November 2007 and against another former head…

Politics State's Latest

Mediation cell in Delhi state consumer commission

New Delhi [India]: A petition moved in Delhi High Court on Monday sought establishment of a consumer mediation cell in the State Consumer Commission and District Consumer Commissions in the National Capital Territory of Delhi.A Bench of Justice Rekha Palli sought response from the government of NCT of Delhi, Delhi State Consumer Commission and other respondents and slated the matter for December 20 this year. Petitioner Abhijit Mishra through advocate Payal Behl submitted that the Government of NCT of Delhi has not established a consumer mediation cell. It was further submitted that the government has not empanelled any mediator for District Consumer Commissions and the State Consumer Commission. “The government of NCT Delhi has failed in its primary obligation of the establishment of the mediation cell as per Section 74 and Section 75 of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019,” the plea said.The petition alleged…

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Justice V M Kanade, new Lokayukta of Maharashtra

Mumbai, Aug 19: Bombay High Court’s retired judge V M Kanade on Thursday took charge as the new Lokayukta of Maharashtra. Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath of office to Justice Kanade amid the presence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Upa-Lokayukta Sanjay Bhatia and other top dignitaries. Justice Kanade, 66, succeeds Justice M L Tahaliyani, whose term as Lokayukta ended in Aug. 2020. Starting his practice as a lawyer in the Bombay High Court from June 1979, Justice Kanade later worked as a HC Panel Counsel for Union of India from 1986-1999, as an Assistant Government Pleader from 1988-1990 in the Writ Cell and as ‘A’ Panel Counsel for State of Maharashtra from 1992-2000, appearing on behalf of various government corporations. In October 2001, he was elevated as a judge of Bombay HC, served as Acting Chief Justice…

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Bengal post-poll violence: CBI probe

New Delhi [India], August 19: After the Calcutta High Court’s order for a CBI inquiry into the post-poll violence in West Bengal, Atif Rasheed, Vice Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities on Thursday said the order is the first step towards justice to the innocent voters of the state. Rasheed was also a member of the team constituted by the National Human Rights Commission probing the alleged post-poll violence in West Bengal.Speaking to ANI, Rasheed said, “This order is the first step towards justice to those innocent voters of Bengal. It is the first step of justice to those who exercised their constitutional right in the Bengal elections by voting for the party of their choice and in return had to face the consequences of violence, murder, rape and exodus, which were ignored by the police and the government.” “I hope that now…

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Air India approaches Court

New Delhi [India]: Air India on Wednesday approached the Delhi High Court challenging a single judge’s order setting aside Air India’s decision, terminating services of several pilots, and ordering reinstatement of all pilots.A bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice Talwant Singh listed for matter for August 24 for further hearing and tagged with other matter which is also listed for hearing next week. The Court was hearing Air India’s appeal against the single-judge bench order. A single-judge bench order had earlier quashed Air India’s decision passed on August 13, 2020, terminating services of several pilots. The Court also ordered the reinstatement of all pilots.The Delhi High Court passed judgement on a batch of petitions moved by several pilots challenging Air India’s decision to terminate their servicesThe Court had also ordered that back wages would have to be paid to the reinstated pilots.The petitioners…

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Criminal cases against MPs, MLAs can’t be withdrawn without HC’s order: SC

New Delhi [India], August 10 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that no criminal cases against sitting and former MPs and MLAs can be withdrawn by state governments, without prior orders from the state High Courts, while hearing a petition filed by lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, seeking a direction to debar those convicted MLAs and MPs from contesting elections for life.“No criminal case against sitting (former) MPs and MLAs can be withdrawn by the State Govts without prior orders from the State High Court,” a three-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and also comprising Justices Surya Kant and Vineet Saran said today. The CJI Ramama also slammed the CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) for not filing the status report in the case.“Why the report has not been filed? When this matter started,…

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CBI arrests 5 for posting defamatory content

New Delhi [India]: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested five people for allegedly posting defamatory content against the judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court on social media, informed CBI officials on Sunday. The CBI said that two persons named – Pattapu Aadarsh and Lavanuru Samba Siva Reddy were arrested on Saturday for allegedly posting content against judges, while three others — Dhami Reddy Konda Reddy, Pamula Sudheer, and Lingareddy Rajasekhar Reddy were held on July 28. The case has been registered under Sections 153 (A), 504, 505 (2) and 506 of The IPC and Section 67 of IT Act, 2000. Pattapu Aadarsh and Lavanuru Samba Siva Reddy were produced before the competent Court, Guntur and then remanded to police custody. Dhami Reddy Konda Reddy and Lingareddy Rajasekhar Reddy have been sent to Judicial custody, while Sri Pamula Sudheer’s police custody has been extended…

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SC notice to states, UTs and HCs on people being still booked under scrapped section 66A of IT Act

An NGO pled in court that people are still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act that was scrapped by an apex court verdict in 2015. New Delhi, india, August 2 : The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to states, Union Territories and registrar general of all high courts on the plea of an NGO that people are still being booked under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act that was scrapped by an apex court verdict in 2015. A bench of Justices R F Nariman and B R Gavai said that since police is a state subject, it will be better that all the state governments and Union Territories are made party and “we can pass a comprehensive order so that the matter is settled for once and for all”. Senior advocate Sanjay Parikh, appearing for NGO PUCL, said…

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Twitter appoints Vinay Prakash

New Delhi, Jul 11: Vinay Prakash has been appointed as Twitter India’s new Resident Grievance Officer (RGO) under the new digital rules of the country, according to the company’s website. As per the information on the website, the new RGO will be based out of Poovayya & Co office in Bangalore. On July 8, Justice Rekha Palli, who is hearing the case concerning Twitter before the Delhi High Court, had hit out at the US-based technological company for its delay in appointing an India-based officer for grievances redressal required under Article 4(d) of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The court had also warned that Twitter is facing Contempt of Court for failure in clarifying that the Grievance Officer appointed was interim in nature. Earlier, the microblogging giant had appointed Dharmendra Chatur as its interim resident grievance officer for…

City News Mumbai

Draft guidelines prepared to prevent fake vaccination drives: BMC tells Bombay HC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has told the Bombay High Court that it has formulated draft guidelines to prevent fake vaccination camps at private housing societies, offices, educational institutions and other premises. BMC’s counsel, senior advocate Anil Sakhre, told the high court on Thursday that the civic body had decided to appoint nodal officers, who will be responsible for monitoring anti-coronavirus vaccination camps at such places. These nodal officers will inform the local police and health authorities in case of any malpractices, he said. As per the draft guidelines, on receipt of a request for organising such camps, the BMC will verify the registration of the concerned private COVID-19 vaccination centre (PCVC) on the CoWIN portal before the camps begin. The BMC has also written to the registrar of cooperative housing societies and higher and technical education authorities to inform all housing complexes and…