Video conferencing hearing also has some norms: Karnataka High Court pulls up lawyer

The Karnataka High Court on Friday pulled up an advocate who participated in a video conference hearing while sitting inside a car.When the matter was called out for hearing, the advocate for the petitioners appeared before the Court while sitting inside a car. In response, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and … Continue reading Video conferencing hearing also has some norms: Karnataka High Court pulls up lawyer

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea challenging order to pay maintenance as condition for anticipatory bail

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain an appeal against a Patna High Court decision requiring the appellant to pay maintenance to his wife as a condition for securing anticipatory bail. The Bench of Justices NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose found no reason to interfere with the decision of the High Court … Continue reading Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea challenging order to pay maintenance as condition for anticipatory bail

Youth Bar Association plea in Supreme Court: Make pre-litigation mediation mandatory

The Youth Bar Association (YBA) of India has approached the Supreme Court with a suggestion that alternate and pre-litigation processes be made mandatory to avoid adding to the huge pendency already existing in courts across the country. The YBA says that the use of alternate dispute resolution mechanisms will help control frivolous and vexatious matters … Continue reading Youth Bar Association plea in Supreme Court: Make pre-litigation mediation mandatory

Is the pandemic slowing down in India?

India has been recording an average of 64,000 cases daily so far this month, down from more than 86,000 daily cases in the last two weeks of September. It's also a steep drop from earlier in September, when daily cases averaged around 93,000. More than 1.1 million samples have been tested daily on an average … Continue reading Is the pandemic slowing down in India?

Harvey J Alter, Charles M Rice, and Michael Houghton recieve Nobel Price in Medicine or Physiology for discovering Hepatitis C Virus

The Nobel Committee on Monday in Stockholm awarded the Nobel Price in Medicine or Physiology to Americans Harvey J Alter and Charles M Rice, and British scientist Michael Houghton. The trio’s work helped explain a major source of blood-borne hepatitis that couldn’t be explained by the hepatitis A and B viruses, and is now being … Continue reading Harvey J Alter, Charles M Rice, and Michael Houghton recieve Nobel Price in Medicine or Physiology for discovering Hepatitis C Virus

Kerala HC grants bail to youth accused of creating enmity for posters against custodial torture of 2 Muslim youth

Several cases were registered against the petitioner in respect of the posters, in view of their wide circulation. Despite his being granted bail in some of the cases filed against him, he was not allowed bail for the other cases. The petitioner argued that the maintainability of the allegation is doubtful, and that he was, … Continue reading Kerala HC grants bail to youth accused of creating enmity for posters against custodial torture of 2 Muslim youth

UPSC Candidates who possess admit cards are not obstructed in any manner from reaching their centers- Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court has directed the state government and Delhi Police to ensure that candidates who possess admit cards for appearing in the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination on October 4, are not obstructed in any manner from reaching their centers Justice Pratibha M. Singh, while hearing the petition through video conferencing, noted that as … Continue reading UPSC Candidates who possess admit cards are not obstructed in any manner from reaching their centers- Delhi HC

Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020 Receives Presidential Assent

The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020, that includes protection of healthcare personnels during epidemics, has received presidential assent and has come into force. The Act was passed by the Rajya Sabha on September 19, 2020 and by the Lok Sabha on September 21, 2020. The Central Government, under this Act gets expanded powers to prevent … Continue reading Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020 Receives Presidential Assent

ROLE OF “MENS REA” NECESSARY TO PROVE ANY OFFENCE: SUPREME COURT

The Supreme Court of India, setting aside the conviction of a man in the abetment of suicide of his wife, stated that in order to prove any crime, the role of “mens rea” is necessary which is stated under Section 107 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).The bench comprised of Justices N.V. Ramana, Surya Kant … Continue reading ROLE OF “MENS REA” NECESSARY TO PROVE ANY OFFENCE: SUPREME COURT

Punjab and Haryana Bar Council resolves to resort to ‘peaceful agitation

For peaceful agitation if Courts in Punjab and Haryana do not resume partial physical functioning at the earliest announced by The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana.after the lockdown and the partial resumption of physical hearings in various courts across the country same be done in Punjab and Haryana as well. In an ultimatum, the … Continue reading Punjab and Haryana Bar Council resolves to resort to ‘peaceful agitation