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”

Chennai govt hospital ordered to pay Rs 1.6 lakh compensation for botched surgery.

The sterilisation procedure happened in 2001, but the woman realised that the surgery was botched up in 2017 when she got pregnant again.  The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Chennai has ordered the Government Peripheral Hospital, Tondiarpet to pay Rs 1.6 lakh to a woman for medical negligence. The hospital had, in 2001, botched up … Continue reading Chennai govt hospital ordered to pay Rs 1.6 lakh compensation for botched surgery.

Bombay High Court grants pre-arrest bail to policeman who assaulted COVID duty staff

The Bombay High Court recently granted protection from arrest to one, Shankar Jadhav, a constable with the State Reserve Police Force in connectio with a case for assaulting medical staff in a COVID-19 hospital after his mother died during treatment (Shankar Jadhav v. UOI) Having recorded the voluntary statement, the Court granted Jadhav protection from … Continue reading Bombay High Court grants pre-arrest bail to policeman who assaulted COVID duty staff

PIL filed seeking a ban on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana

Aditya Dubey (Minor) & Ors. vs. UOIWrit Petition(s) (Civil) No(s). 1135/2020 FactsThe plea has been filed by Aditya Dubey, a class 12 student in which he has asked to issue direction to the Punjab and Haryana governments to ban stubble burning, which usually takes place between September and December every year, against the backdrop of … Continue reading PIL filed seeking a ban on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana

UK’s Westminster Court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea

The fugitive economic offender, Nirav Modi, who is to be produced before the Indian Courts on 3rd November had sought bail from the Westminster Magistrate Court for the seventh time. Arrested in March, 2019, Modi is currently imprisoned in Wandsworth for being accused in the Punjab National Bank's Rs. 13, 500 crore fraud case. As … Continue reading UK’s Westminster Court rejects Nirav Modi’s bail plea

Gujarat riots victim to approach authorities for job and accommodation

The Supreme Court on 26th October has asked Bilkis Bano, victim in Gujarat riots to appear before authorities with her grievances relating to her job and accommodation provided by the state. At the time of Gujarat riots in 2002, the victim was gang raped when she was 5 months pregnant and her family members were … Continue reading Gujarat riots victim to approach authorities for job and accommodation

Delhi HC Asks EC For Response in Plea Filed by Plurals Party, Seeking Common Symbol to Contest Bihar Elections

A Delhi High Court bench comprising Justice ayant Nath, on Monday, sought the response of the Election Commission of India (ECI), while hearing a plea filed by the newly formed "Plurals Party", seeking the use of 'Chess Board' as an election symbol during the Bihar Assembly elections. The party submitted before the court that despite … Continue reading Delhi HC Asks EC For Response in Plea Filed by Plurals Party, Seeking Common Symbol to Contest Bihar Elections

Noida: Eight nabbed for selling refurbished vehicles after reporting them stolen

At least eight persons were arrested by the Noida police on Sunday for allegedly fabricating documents of commercial vehicles bought cheap, reporting them as stolen and then reselling them as refurbished trucks, while defrauding finance companies. According to the police, the gang has been active for the past few months. These people were working with … Continue reading Noida: Eight nabbed for selling refurbished vehicles after reporting them stolen

LAHDC Leh election: Counting underway; BJP wins 6 constituencies, find trends and results here

The counting of votes for sixth Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh general council elections began at 9 am on Monday morning. As per the leh.nic.in, the result of seven out of 26 constituencies has been declared. ISTThe BJP, Congress, Aam Aadmi Party and 23 Independent candidates are in the fray for the 26 … Continue reading LAHDC Leh election: Counting underway; BJP wins 6 constituencies, find trends and results here

Centre tells Supreme Court it will deposit compound-simple interest difference directly to accounts by Nov 5

The Central Government has filed a detailed affidavit before the Supreme Court in connection with the loan moratorium case, stating that the difference between compound interest and simple interest will be deposited in the account of borrowers by November 5. This decision was taken by the Ministry of Finance and has been approved by the Union Cabinet … Continue reading Centre tells Supreme Court it will deposit compound-simple interest difference directly to accounts by Nov 5