CM moves Supreme Court against an order passed by Uttarakhand HC

On 27 Oct, the Uttarakhand High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to start a probe against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on a bribe allegation which was made by two journalists. Today, the Chief Minister moved the Supreme Court, challenging the HC order. The allegation made by the two journalists was … Continue reading CM moves Supreme Court against an order passed by Uttarakhand HC

Supreme Court Declines Stay on Calcutta High Court Direction To Reduce Private School Fees by 20%

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the directions passed by the Calcutta High Court whereby private schools were asked to reduce their fees by a minimum of 20% and to not hike fee for the financial year 2020-21.The apex court also left untouched the High Court direction that schools should not charge for … Continue reading Supreme Court Declines Stay on Calcutta High Court Direction To Reduce Private School Fees by 20%

Saket Gokhale Files Petition At Bombay High Court for Removal of NCW Chairperson

RTI Activist Saket Gokhale has moved the Bombay High Court seeking directions to the Ministry of Women & Child Development for removal of Ms. Rekha Sharma as the Chairperson of the National Commission for Women. The petition was filed in the backdrop of comments made by Ms. Sharma promoting anti-Muslim theory "love jihad. The petition … Continue reading Saket Gokhale Files Petition At Bombay High Court for Removal of NCW Chairperson

Z+ security cover to only those private individuals who can pay for it? Supreme Court doesn’t agree

The Supreme Court has chosen not to concur with the view of the Bombay High Court that Z-plus security cover should be provided to an individual or individuals who perceive a threat to their life and have the capacity to pay for it. The apex court expressed its views while dismissing a petition on Tuesday, … Continue reading Z+ security cover to only those private individuals who can pay for it? Supreme Court doesn’t agree

Supreme Court orders states to provide dry ration to sex workers

The Supreme Court has directed all states to supply dry ration to sex workers in adequate amounts and uniformly. It asks them to seek help from the NACO and legal services authorities in distinguishing them for providing succour throughout the pandemic. The Supreme Court has directed States to follow the SOP and file a report … Continue reading Supreme Court orders states to provide dry ration to sex workers

Suspended UP Engineer arrested on the charges of corruption

An engineer who was already suspended was arrested by the police in Kanpur. He was involved in an 8-year-old corruption case worth Rs 2.11 crore. He was arrested on Tuesday. Identified as Arun Mishra, he was an accused in the Rs 2.11-crore scam wherein the construction of a road between Chakeri and Pali was shown … Continue reading Suspended UP Engineer arrested on the charges of corruption

Apple reportedly bought a video AI startup for $50 million as it tries to improve Siri and other apps

Apple added to its rapidly growing artificial intelligence portfolio earlier this year by acquiring Spain-based AI video startup Vilynx for approximately $50 million. Vilynx, headquartered in Barcelona, built software that leverages computer vision to analyze a video's visual, text, and audio content with the goal of "understanding" what's in the video, which helps it categorize … Continue reading Apple reportedly bought a video AI startup for $50 million as it tries to improve Siri and other apps

Bail is being denied by Kerala High Court to M Siva Sankar IAS in gold smuggling case

Justice Ashok Menon of the Kerala High court on Wednesday denied the pre-arrest bail application of M Siva Sankar IAS, the former principal secretary to the cheif minister of Kerala, in the cases registered by the Enforcement Directorate and the Customs department in relation to the gold smuggling case. The case relates to the seizure … Continue reading Bail is being denied by Kerala High Court to M Siva Sankar IAS in gold smuggling case

Amazon refuses to appear before Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill

E-commerce giant Amazon has refused to appear before the Joint Committee of Parliament on the Data Protection Bill on October 28 and this amounts to breach of privilege, panel chairperson and BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi said on Friday. Lekhi said that ”the panel is unanimous in its opinion that coercive action can be suggested to … Continue reading Amazon refuses to appear before Joint Committee of Parliament on Data Protection Bill

Supreme Court dismisses PIL on Enforcing Farmer’s Act saying “General Directions can not be asked for implementing a Law”

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL which sought directions to the Centra and States for enforcing the recently passed three Famers Acts. "You cannot ask for a general direction to implement the Act. You have to bring forth specific cases", observed the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, while dismissing the PIL. … Continue reading Supreme Court dismisses PIL on Enforcing Farmer’s Act saying “General Directions can not be asked for implementing a Law”