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CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Refuses Grant of Interim Protection to Navneet Kalra in Oxygen Concentrators Hoarding Case
Fri, 14 May 2021 14:45:48 IST

Delhi High Court has refused to grant interim protection from arrest to businessman Navneet Kalra, accused in connection with the recovery and seizure of Oxygen Concentrators by the Delhi Police recently from the 'Khan Chacha' cafe under his ownership.

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Issues Directions for Breath Analyzer Test at Airports
Fri, 14 May 2021 14:45:38 IST

Delhi High Court has issued slew of directions for the administration of Breath Analyzer Test at all airports for all ATCs, pilots, cabin crews and other personnel, observing that the testing for alcohol cannot be completely exempted in as much as the same could be detrimental to passenger safety.

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Grants Bail to Woman Who Allegedly Murdered 23-Year Old Daughter
Fri, 14 May 2021 14:45:27 IST

Bombay High Court has granted bail to a 40-year-old woman who allegedly confessed to the murder of her 23-year-daughter when the latter attempted to elope with a suitor of her choice.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs Government to Consider on Extension of Atma Nirbhar Scheme
Fri, 14 May 2021 14:45:15 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the Central Government and the State Government to take a call on the issue whether the benefits of Atma Nirbhar Scheme as applicable during the lockdown in 2020, can be extended to those who are not holding a ration card of any State.

CIVIL - Rajasthan HC Asks Bar Council About Steps Taken for Welfare of Advocates Affected by Covid-19
Fri, 14 May 2021 14:45:04 IST

Rajasthan High Court has asked the Bar Council of Rajasthan about the steps being taken for the welfare of advocates who are affected by COVID-19 in a petition seeking utilization of the advocates welfare fund for the relief of advocates affected by the pandemic.

CIVIL - SC Directs Government to Provide Dry Ration to Migrant Workers in NCR
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:38:04 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Central Government and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, States of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to provide dry ration to migrant workers in National Capital Region.

ARBITRATION - SC: Existence of Arbitration Clause Does Not Debar Court from Entertaining Writ Petition
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:37:47 IST

Supreme Court has observed that the existence of an arbitration clause does not debar the court from entertaining a writ petition in a contractual matter.

CIVIL - Bombay High Court Directs Centre to Supply Allotted Oxygen Quota to Goa
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:37:30 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the Central Government to ensure that the allotted quota is made available to the State at the earliest, noting that there were almost 40 Covid related casualties at the Goa Medical College.

CIVIL - Bombay HC Pulls Up State Govt Over Dearth of Medical Staff in Prisons Amid COVID-19
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:37:12 IST

Bombay High Court has pulled up the State officials on the shortage of medical and paramedical staff inside prisons. The Court has observed that the vacancies need to be filled up even if the sanctioned strength of medical officers is not increased.

CIVIL - Bombay HC Allows Termination of 23-Week Pregnancy for 16 Year Old Sexual Assault Survivor
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:36:53 IST

Bombay High Court has allowed a 16-year-old survivor of sexual assault to terminate her 23-week-old pregnancy in a petition moved by the father of the child.

CIVIL - Allahabad HC Seeks Govt's Response on PIL Seeking Free of Cost COVID Treatment for Lawyers
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:36:36 IST

Allahabad High Court has directed the State and Central Government to seek instructions in a Public Interest Litigation Petition seeking free-of-cost treatment to the lawyers and their wards suffering from Covid-19 or reimbursement of the amount incurred on treatment of Covid-19.

CRIMINAL - Allahabad High Court Stays FIR Against CMO Running Covid Vaccination Service
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:36:18 IST

Allahabad High Court has stayed a First Information Report lodged against a Chief Medical Officer, who is running vaccination services, at the instance of a Judicial Officer, for allegedly issuing a false medical certificate. The Court has has urged all the judges of the District Courts throughout the State of to be "more careful" and restrain themselves from passing such orders which may bring disrepute to the judicial system in the State more particularly during the ongoing period of pandemic.

CIVIL - Madras HC Directs Procurement of Additional Stretchers to House Patients in Corridors
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:36:00 IST

Madras High Court has directed that additional stretchers by government hospitals be procured to house patients in corridors and other places available, underlining that this is a war-like situation where treatment has to be afforded to all who need the same. The Court has taken up its own-motion petition relating to monitoring the COVID-19 response in the state of Tamil Nadu & Puducherry.

CRIMINAL - Madras HC Grants Relief to Man Who Failed to Obtain Passport Due to FIR Against Him
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:35:38 IST

Madras High Court has granted relief to a man who failed to obtain a passport due to a First Information Report, which was registered against him for allegedly not wearing a face mask, when he was driving his two-wheeler during the Pandemic condition. The Court has directed passport authorities to process the application submitted by him, if he satisfies all the other requirements.

CIVIL - Madras HC Directs Centre Not to Reduce Allocation of Covid Vaccines to Tamil Nadu
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:35:19 IST

Madras High Court has ordered that the Centre should not reduce the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to Tamil Nadu just because the State government had decided to float global tenders to procure the vaccines, apart from the purchases being made from two domestic manufacturers. The Court has said the procurement through global tenders is a long-drawn process whereas the State is already facing a shortage of vaccines.

CIVIL - Kerala High Court Directs Kochi Corporation to Widen Drain at Kathrukadvu
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:35:01 IST

Kerala High Court has directed the Kochi Corporation to widen the drain on the southern side of the Shenoy crossroad at Kathrukadvu through the private land of five residents to prevent flooding in the area during monsoon.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs State and BBMP to Give Explanation on Taking Over of Covid Facility
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:34:44 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State government and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to give an explanation as to why it did not take over Covid facility for the benefit of the general public offered by the Railways and Indian Air Force.

CONSTITUTION - Karnataka HC: Not Providing Second Dose of Vaccine, a Violation of Article 21
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:34:26 IST

Karnataka High Court has observed that not giving second dose of COVID-19 vaccine will be a violation of fundamental right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution, stating that once dose is due it is the obligation of the state government to provide the second dose.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs State to Ensure RT-PCR Tests are Made Available Within 24 Hours
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:34:07 IST

Karnataka High Court has reiterated that the State government should direct and ensure that all laboratories make available test results within 24-hours. The Court has directed the State Government to initiate action against the concerned lab for not acting as per the earlier direction to give RTPCR results within 24 hours.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs on Payment of Compensation to Those Who Died at Chamarajanagar Hospital
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:33:46 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to decide on payment of compensation to families of those who died owing to a lack of oxygen supply at Chamarajanagar district hospital.

CIVIL - P&H HC Seeks Response to Ask Corporate Houses for Participation in Fighting Covid 19
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:33:28 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought the response of States of Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh to ask the corporate houses for their participation in fighting the Covid 19 crisis by providing ambulances, oxygen beds, ventilators, CT Scan machines etc. to Government Hospitals.

CIVIL - P&H High Court Reviews COVID Situation in Haryana, Punjab & Chandigarh UT
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:33:08 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the States of Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh alongwith representative of Central Govt. regarding various issues arising due to Covid 19 pandemic like shortage of ventilators in Govt Hospital Chandigarh, wastage of vials of vaccine, over burdened ambulance facilities shortage of medical staff, allocation of oxygen.

HUMAN RIGHTS - NHRC Issues Notice on Viral News of Corpses Found Floating in River Ganga
Fri, 14 May 2021 10:32:49 IST

National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Centre and the Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar over the viral news of corpses found floating in the river Ganga. The Commission has asked the Chief Secretaries of both the States and the Secretary, Union Ministry of Jal Shakti (Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation), to file an action taken report within four weeks.

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Supreme Court Launches Mobile Facility for Journalists to Attend Virtual Hearing
Thu, 13 May 2021 14:36:20 IST

Supreme Court has launched a facility in its mobile app for providing links to virtual hearings to media persons. The Court is also introducing a feature of "Indicative Notes" on its website and mobile app which will summarise landmark judgements.

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Against AAP MLA Imran Hussain Alleging Hoarding of Oxygen Cylinders
Thu, 13 May 2021 14:36:08 IST

Delhi High Court has dismissed an application against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Cabinet Minister Imran Hussain which alleged hoarding of oxygen cylinders by Hussain and their distribution for political gain.

CRIMINAL - Delhi High Court Grants Pre-Arrest Bail to Journalist Varun Hiremath in Rape Case
Thu, 13 May 2021 14:35:56 IST

Delhi High Court has granted pre-arrest bail to Mumbai TV journalist Varun Hiremath, accused of raping a 22 year old woman in National Capital in connection with the First Information Report lodged in Chanakyapuri Police Station.

CIVIL - Patna HC Seeks Response of Buxar, Kaimur District Commissioners on Disposal of Bodies
Thu, 13 May 2021 14:35:42 IST

Patna High Court has sought response of Commissioner of the Districts Buxar and Kaimur with regard to disposal of the dead bodies found flowing in the river Ganga in view of the second Covid wave.

CRIMINAL - Kerala High Court Stays Criminal Defamation Case Against Shashi Tharoor
Thu, 13 May 2021 14:35:29 IST

Kerala High Court has allowed a stay on all proceedings relating to the defamation complaint against Dr Shashi Tharoor for purportedly making unwarranted imputation on the chastity of Nair women in his book The Great Indian Novel.

CIVIL - Supreme Court Postpones Advocate-On-Record Examination Due to COVID19
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:44:23 IST

Supreme Court has postponed the Advocate-on-Record Examination, which was scheduled to be held from 8th June to 13th June, 2021, citing surge in the number of COVID19 cases in the Country. Fresh dates of the exam will be announced later. The last date for submission of application forms for the exam has also been extended to 30th June, 2021 till 05: 00 P.M.

CRIMINAL - SC: Criminal Case Cannot be Transferred Merely Because Party Doesn't Understand Language
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:44:06 IST

Supreme Court has held that a criminal case cannot be transferred under Section 406 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 merely because the party does not understand the language of the Court which has jurisdiction to hear the case.

SERVICE - SC Stays MP HC Judgment Entertaining 3rd Writ Petition Against Termination After 20 Yrs
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:43:48 IST

Supreme Court has stayed the judgments of a Single Judge and Division Bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court by which, entertaining a third writ petition against his termination instituted after 20 years, the reinstatement with full back wages of a Municipal Council employee was directed.

CRIMINAL - SC: Courts Can Order House Arrest u/s 167 CrPC in Appropriate Cases
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:43:29 IST

Supreme Court has observed that in appropriate cases, Courts can order house arrest under Section 167 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. The Court has said that to order house arrest, Courts can consider criteria like age, health condition and the antecedents of the accused, the nature of the crime, the need for other forms of custody and the ability to enforce the terms of the house arrest.

CIVIL - Allahabad HC Constitutes Committee to Enquire Treatment Given to Justice V. K. Srivastava
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:43:10 IST

Allahabad High Court has constituted a Fact-finding committee to conduct an enquiry into the treatment administered to late Justice Virendra Kumar Srivastava, who succumbed to the COVID-19 virus last month, and submit the report to the Court within two weeks.

CIVIL - Bombay HC: No Politicians, Ministers to Hold Public Function Till Lockdown Restrictions Lifted
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:42:51 IST

Bombay High Court has ordered that no politician, Minister or people's representative will hold any public function till the lockdown restrictions are lifted, after it was brought to its notice that Maharashtra's Cabinet Minister for Employment Guarantee & Horticulture, Sandipanrao Bhumre, held a series of public functions recently in his constituency in Paithan where people gathered in large numbers and most of them, including the Minister himself, did not follow COVID-19 hygiene protocols.

CONSTITUTION - Bombay HC: If COVID Positive Patient Dies Due to Oxygen Shortage, Violation of Article 21
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:42:33 IST

Bombay High Court has observed that it is every State's responsibility to protect the lives of its citizens, stressing that if a COVID positive patient dies due to the lack of Oxygen, it is an infringement of the right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1949.

CIVIL - Bombay HC Enquires on Reluctance to Conduct Door-to-Door Vaccination
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:42:14 IST

Bombay High Court has observed that several lives could have been saved if the Centre had a door-to-door vaccination policy for the elderly and bed-ridden a few months ago. The Court has questioned the Centre's reluctance on the door-to-door inoculation issue after the Additional Solicitor General said the Union had opposed it even in the Supreme Court.

CONSTITUTION - Patna HC: Hospitals, Medical Officers Duty Bound to Extend Medical Assistance
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:41:55 IST

Patna High Court has observed that the government hospitals, medical officers are duty bound to extend medical assistance and failure on the part of even private hospitals to provide timely medical treatment to a person in need of such treatment results in a violation of his right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, 1949.

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Kerala HC Stays CBFC Certification of Malayalam Film 'Aquarium'
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:41:35 IST

Kerala High Court has stayed for two weeks the certification granted to Malayalam Film 'Aquarium' slated to be released on an Over-The-Top Platform (OTT) 'Saina Top Play' in a plea by a nun alleging that the film was hurtful to religious sentiments.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs State to Come Out with Action Plan for Handling Third Possible Wave of Covid 19
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:41:16 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to in two weeks time come out with an action plan and vision statement dealing with state of preparedness for dealing with third possible wave of Covid-19.

CRIMINAL - Karnataka HC Directs Filing Report of Probe in Alleged Scam to Allocation of Hospital Beds
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:40:57 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil to file a report of the investigation carried out in the two first information reports (FIR) filed to probe the alleged the scam related to allocation of hospital beds to COVID patients in Bangalore.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs State to Consider Suggestions Made by Inquiry Panel on Oxygen Shortage
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:40:38 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State Government to consider the suggestions made by the committee of Karnataka State Legal Service Authority, headed by retired judge A N Venugopal Gowda, in its fact finding report submitted to the court in relation to the incident of 24 people dying at a hospital in Chamarajanagar district due to shortage of Oxygen.

CRIMINAL - Delhi Court Grants Bail to 4 Accused in Delhi Oxygen Concentrators Hoarding Case
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:40:16 IST

Delhi Court has granted bail to 4 accused persons including Matrix Limited CEO Gaurav Khanna and others namely Satish Sethi, Gaurav Suri and Vikrant arrested in connection with the Oxygen Hoarding case, subject to furnishing of a personal bond of Rs. 50,000 each and a surety of like amount.

CIVIL - Central Govt Notifies Special Courts in Tripura to Deal with Income Tax and Black Money Cases
Thu, 13 May 2021 10:39:57 IST

Central Government has notified the constitution of special courts under section 280A(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and section 84 of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015. A notification issued by the Government designated the Court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, West Tripura as the Special Court for the State of Tripura for the purposes of the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015

CIVIL - SC: Addition of 40% Income to be Given Towards Future Prospects in Motor Accident Compensation
Wed, 12 May 2021 14:54:20 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that addition of 40% income must be given towards future prospects while computing motor accident compensation if the deceased was self-employed and was aged less than aged 40 years.

CIVIL - Allahabad High Court Stays Coercive Action Against Lucknow's Sun Hospital
Wed, 12 May 2021 14:54:05 IST

Allahabad High Court has directed that no coercive measures shall be taken against Lucknow's Sun Hospital and its staff pursuant to a First Information Report lodged for allegedly raising "false rumours" about oxygen shortage.

CIVIL - Allahabad HC: Deaths of Persons Suspected to be Covid Positive to be Computed as Covid-Deaths
Wed, 12 May 2021 14:53:52 IST

Allahabad High Court has directed that deaths of persons who were suspected to be affected by the Covid-19 virus after antigen tests will be computed as Covid-deaths for the purposes of maintaining records and disposal of bodies.

CIVIL - Allahabad High Court Asks Centre About Policy for Vaccination of Physically Disabled
Wed, 12 May 2021 14:53:35 IST

Allahabad High Court has asked the Central Government to come out with a plan for inoculation of physically challenged persons, who cannot visit the vaccination centres, against the Covid-19 virus. The Court has also asked the Centre and the State to devise a plan for vaccination of such persons under the age group of 18-45 years, who cannot possibly register themselves for vaccination on the COWIN App.

CIVIL - Manipur HC Refuses to Issue Directions for Procurement of Medical Oxygen in State
Wed, 12 May 2021 14:53:21 IST

Manipur High Court has refused to issue directions for procurement/ supply of medical Oxygen in the State, saying that it would be inappropriate to issue directions in that regard when the Supreme Court has already taken note of the matter and has constituted a National Task Force to formulate a methodology for scientific allocation of liquid medical oxygen to all the States and Union Territories.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Disposes of Plea Seeking Conversion of Open Spaces to Set Up Vaccination Centres
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:51:55 IST

Delhi High Court has disposed of the plea by directing the Government to treat the plea as representation, dealing with a plea seeking direction to Union of India and Delhi Government seeking conversion of open spaces to set-up drive-in vaccination centres in Delhi.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Pulls Up JNU for Not Reacting Timely Over Increase in Covid Cases
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:51:33 IST

Delhi High Court has pulled up the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for not reacting with "swiftness and alacrity" as COVID cases continue to rise in a plea filed by students and teachers seeking a COVID care centre as well as oxygen production facilities to be set up within the campus.

CIVIL - Bombay HC Directs State to Ensure No Person Enters Goa Without Covid Negativity Certificate
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:51:12 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the State Administration to ensure that no person who does not possess Covid negativity certificate-based on a test done a maximum 72 hours before seeking entry into Goa, will be permitted to enter into Goa.

CIVIL - Uttarakhand HC Observes State Government to Establish More Centres for Plasma Donation
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:50:52 IST

Uttarakhand High Court has observed in a Public Interest Litigation filed in connection with the issue of bed availability in the COVID hospitals that the State Government needs to establish more centres for Plasma Donation as the state has only one Centre. The Court has also raised an issue as to why the State of Uttarakhand was being forced by the Central Government to procure its oxygen quota from other States, despite the fact that there are three oxygen production units within the State.

CRIMINAL - MP HC: Need to Decongest Prisons Housing Double the Number of Their Capacity
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:50:30 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that in view of the fact that all the Jails in Madhya Pradesh are presently housing prisoners almost double the number of their capacity, the need of the hour is to immediately decongest them in a suo moto Writ Petition initiated in view of the unprecedented situation faced by the country & Madhya Pradesh following the second wave of COVID-19.

CRIMINAL - Allahabad HC: Apprehension of Death on Account of Pandemic Valid Ground for Anticipatory Bail
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:50:08 IST

Allahabad High Court has observed that apprehension of death on account of reasons like the present pandemic is a valid ground for grant of anticipatory bail, in view the inadequate medical facilities in the State, that may leave the accused persons unprotected from the threat to their life on account of arrest as per the normal procedure applicable in normal times.

CIVIL - Allahabad HC Says Compensation Must Be At Least Rs. 1 Crore for Death of Polling Officers
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:49:47 IST

Allahabad High Court has observed that the State must grant at least Rs. 1 Crore as ex-gratia compensation to the families of polling officers who died due to COVID-19 while after the Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls. The Court has stated that it is not a case that somebody volunteered to render his/ her services during election but it was all made obligatory to those assigned with election duty to perform their duties during election even while they showed their reluctance.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs State to Ensure Distribution of Free Food Packets to Poor People
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:49:23 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to ensure distribution of free food packets at locations close to areas where the poor live, if Indira Canteens are located at faraway places. The Court has also said the scheme of distribution of free food packets to vulnerable sections of society should be continued beyond 24th May, 2021 if the government extends the lockdown.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs State to Place on Record Roadmap for Covid Vaccination
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:49:02 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the state government to place on record a road map by 13th May, 2021 on how it proposes to provide vaccination to everyone in the state, including those who are yet to receive second dose of vaccine.

CIVIL - Telangana HC Asks State to Explain on Regulation of Prices of Life Saving Drugs
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:48:29 IST

Telangana High Court has asked the State Government to explain as to why the provisions of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 and/ or the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 are not being invoked for regulating prices of life saving drugs essential for treatment of Covid-19.

CIVIL - Telangana HC Slams State for Preventing Ambulances from Transporting Covid Patients
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:48:01 IST

Telangana High Court has slammed the State Government for preventing ambulances, transporting Covid-19 patients from neighbouring states, from entering Telangana in the absence of a prior secured hospital admission. The Court has remarked that it is a blatant violation of the Constitution. You are denying medical treatment to people.

CIVIL - Gujarat HC Directs Government to Find Out Persons Accountable for Hospital Fire
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:47:39 IST

Gujarat High Court has directed the Government to find out who is accountable for the fire at Bharuch's Patel Welfare Hospital, in which 18 persons including Covid patients and nurses, lost their lives on the night of 30th April, 2021.

CIVIL - Kerala High Court Asks State Government to Respond on Stock Details of Vaccines
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:47:19 IST

Kerala High Court has asked the State government to inform the court whether the stock details of the COVID-19 vaccines could be posted on the COVID-19 Jagratha portal of the State. The Court has passed the directive when a public interest litigation seeking a directive to disclose the available stock of vaccines with the Central government came up for hearing.

CIVIL - Kerala HC Seeks Response on Plea for Invocation of Compulsory Licensing for Vaccine Manufacturers
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:46:59 IST

Kerala High Court has sought the response of Central Government on a petition that prays for the invocation of compulsory licensing to allow capable vaccine manufacturers to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the second wave of infections.

CRIMINAL - Rajasthan HC Seeks Response on Plea Seeking Ayurveda Medical Treatment for Asaram Bapu
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:46:39 IST

Rajasthan High Court has sought response from the State Government on a petition seeking Ayurveda medical treatment for Asaram Bapu who is lodged in Jodhpur's Central Jail in connection to a sexual assault case.

CRIMINAL - Delhi Court Refuses to Grant Interim Relief Protection to Navneet Kalra
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:46:17 IST

Delhi Court has refused to grant interim relief or protection against arrest in the anticipatory bail plea filed by businessman Navneet Kalra accused in connection to the oxygen concentrators hoarding case and sent the case to the District Judge for deciding jurisdiction of the matter.

CRIMINAL - NIA Court Grants Permission to Akhil Gogoi to Take Oath as Legislator of Assam Assembly
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:45:57 IST

Special National Investigation Agency Court has allowed jailed anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi, to take oath as legislator of Assam Assembly, stating that he must return to the judicial custody after the oath has been taken.

CAPITAL MARKET - SEBI Notifies New Disclosure Norms on Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting
Wed, 12 May 2021 10:45:36 IST

Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has notified the new disclosure norms pertaining to Business responsibility and sustainability reporting by listed entities. SEBI has decided to introduce new reporting requirements on ESG parameters called the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR).

CIVIL - Delhi HC Directs Govt to Take Immediate Steps to Ensure Transparent Allocation of Tocilizumab Doses
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:33:05 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Centre and the Delhi Government to take immediate steps to ensure that the Tocilizumab doses received by tonight and 15th May, 2021 are allocated and distributed transparently in a timely and efficient manner to all States and Union Territories for administration of patients who are in dire need of the same.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Declaration of Medicines as Essential Commodities
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:32:44 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Union of India and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in a public interest litigation seeking directions on the Delhi Government to issue notification regarding Covid medicines and medical equipments including oxygen cylinders and Concentrators under Section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 in order to curb instances of hoarding.

ENVIRONMENT - Bombay High Court Restrains MoEF from Granting Post-facto CRZ Clearance
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:32:24 IST

Bombay High Court has restrained the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change from granting environmental clearance (CRZ) to any project, based on a recent office memorandum (OM) "allowing ex-post-facto CRZ clearance" to projects.

CIVIL - Bombay HC Directs State to Hand Over Idle Manufacturing Unit to Biovit for Producing Covaxin
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:32:01 IST

Bombay High Court has allowed Biovit Pvt Ltd, an associate company of Bharat Biotech, to take possession of a ready to use vaccine manufacturing facility in Maharashtra's Pune District to produce the Covid-19 vaccine - 'Covaxin.' The Court has allowed Biovit's interim application in a petition challenging the Forest Department's decision to disallow them from re-starting a manufacturing unit on forest land.

CIVIL - Kerala HC Warns Private Hospitals Against Charging Exorbitant Rates on COVID Treatment
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:30:51 IST

Kerala High Court has cautioned hospitals to abide by the rates notified by the government in its order, giving strong warning to hospitals for overcharging on Covid-treatment rates. The Court cited an instance of a hospital in the Ernakulam district which was found to have levied high rates for its Covid treatment, as per the report of the District Medical Officer submitted in Court.

MOTOR VEHICLES - Karnataka HC Directs State to Consider on Grant of Permits for Motorcycle Taxi Service
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:30:02 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to in two months time consider and decide on the representation made for grant of permits for running a motorcycle taxi service in the state in disposing of an appeal filed by ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd.

CIVIL - Calcutta HC Directs State to File Affidavit in Plea Regarding Surge of Covid Cases
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:29:43 IST

Calcutta High Court has directed the State Government to file an affidavit disclosing the exact state of affairs as well as the facilities, medicines, infrastructure, and the vaccination drive already started within the State in a plea filed in connection with the surge in the Covid19 cases within the State during the Assembly Elections.

SERVICE - Orissa HC Strikes Down Rule Allowing Senior Designation Without Proposal/ Application
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:29:21 IST

Orissa High Court has struck down Rule 6(9) of the 'High Court of Orissa (Designation of Senior Advocate) Rules, 2019' which confers power on the Full Court to designate an Advocate as Senior in the absence of any proposal from Judges or application from such Advocate. The Court has observed that the Rule is not in consonance with the guidelines framed by the Supreme Court for conferment of senior designation in Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court of India.

CIVIL - Tripura HC Seeks Details Regarding COVID Management by State
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:28:58 IST

Tripura High Court has sought certain details regarding COVID management in the State of Tripura, dealing with the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) Petition initiated suo motu to deal with the first wave of COVID affecting the State of Tripura.

CIVIL - Gauhati High Court Extends Interim Orders Till June 1
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:28:30 IST

Gauhati High Court has extended the interim orders passed by it, its outlying Benches and other subordinate Courts and Tribunals till 1st June, 2021, given the restricted functioning of Courts amid the second wave of Covid-19.

CRIMINAL - Delhi Court Refuses to Grant Stay on Coercive Action Against Businessman Navneet Kalra
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:28:11 IST

Delhi Court has refused to grant stay on coercive action against businessman Navneet Kalra in the anticipatory bail application moved by him in connection with the recovery and seizure of Oxygen Concentrators by the Delhi Police.

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT, Hyderabad: Deduction Granted in First Year Cannot be Denied in Subsequent Years
Tue, 11 May 2021 10:27:52 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Hyderabad has ruled that the deduction under section 80IA(4) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 granted in first year cannot be denied in subsequent years, unless change in original terms and conditions.

CIVIL - SC Directs Centre to Strictly Observe Direction of Providing 700MT of Medical Oxygen to NCT Delhi
Mon, 10 May 2021 14:49:03 IST

Supreme Court has directed the Centre to strictly observe its earlier direction of providing 700 MT of medical oxygen to the National Capital Territory of Delhi on a daily basis and affirmed that there shall be no reduction in the allocation and availability of medical oxygen.

CIVIL - SC Directs Authorities to Consider Concerns of Inmates for Protection from Covid
Mon, 10 May 2021 14:48:52 IST

Supreme Court has asked the authorities to be considerate to concerns of inmates in relation to extraordinary cases of prisoners who might not be willing to be released from prisons during Covid in view of their social background and the fear of becoming victims of the deadly virus.

CIVIL - SC Constitutes Task Force to Formulate Methodology for Scientific Allocation of Medical Oxygen
Mon, 10 May 2021 14:48:42 IST

Supreme Court has constituted a 12 member National Task Force to formulate a methodology for scientific allocation of liquid medical oxygen to all the States and Union Territories in order to deal with the dearth of oxygen supply amid the second Covid wave.

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Interim Grants Bail to Pinjra Tod Activist Natasha Narwal to Perform Last Rites of Father
Mon, 10 May 2021 14:48:31 IST

Delhi High Court has granted three weeks' interim bail to Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal, to enable her to perform the last rites of her father who passed away in Rohtak last night. The Court has noted that there is nobody else in the family to perform the cremation and last rites and that her father's body is waiting in the hospital to be accepted.

LAW OF MEDICINE - Delhi HC: In Medical Field, HOD Ought to Know Nature of Sickness and Treatment
Mon, 10 May 2021 14:48:21 IST

Delhi High Court has held that in the medical field, Head of Department and the Director of a medical institution ought to know the nature of sickness and treatment of the patient keeping in view the welfare of the patient.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Ex Gratia Payment to Families of Judicial Officers
Mon, 10 May 2021 14:48:11 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to GNCTD, Department of Finance, GNCTD, Department of Home Affairs, Delhi Secretariat, Department of Law and Justice, Delhi and Delhi High Court through its Registrar General in a plea seeking ex gratia payment to the kith and kin of judicial officers and members of the court staff in tune of Rs. 1 Crore and 50 Lakhs respectively who have lost their lives due to Covid 19 virus.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Directions to Safeguard Interest of Orphans
Mon, 10 May 2021 14:47:58 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to Union Of India, Ministry Of Women & Child Development, Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare, Government Of NCT Of Delhi and Delhi Police in a plea seeking direction to safeguard the interest of the children who have lost their parents to Covid-19 and who do not have anyone else to take care of them and face the risk of being trafficked.

EDUCATION - P&H HC Issues Notice to Govt Over Prescribing NCERT and CISCE Approved Textbooks
Mon, 10 May 2021 14:47:45 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the Punjab government over an application filed by the CBSE Affiliated Schools Association, submitted that they along with other private unaided schools are being forced to prescribe only NCERT and CISCE approved textbooks under the threat of withdrawal of recognition/NOC.

LAW OF EVIDENCE - SC: Dying Declaration Must be True and Voluntary to be Considered as Sole Basis for Conviction
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:34:02 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that a Court must be satisfied that the dying declaration is true and voluntary, and only then could it be the sole basis for conviction without corroboration.

LAW OF EVIDENCE - SC: Non-Examination of Independent Witness Not Fatal to Case of Prosecution
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:33:44 IST

Supreme Court has reiterated that non-examination of independent witnesses is not fatal to the case of the prosecution when other prosecution witnesses are found to be trustworthy and reliable.

INSURANCE - Delhi HC: Medical/Health Insurance Essential Services During COVID
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:33:11 IST

Delhi High Court has observed that the employees of insurance companies cannot be restrained from free movement, as their movement is essential during the situation of a pandemic, underlining that medical insurance and health insurance services are essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Issues Notice in Plea Seeking Free of Cost Vaccination
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:32:49 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to Union of India through Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in a plea seeking directions to provide free of cost vaccination to students of class Xth and XIIth appearing in their board examinations in an offline mode.

CRIMINAL - Delhi HC Seeks Response on Plea Against Oxygen Cylinder Distribution & Alleged Hoarding
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:32:30 IST

Delhi High Court have sought response and directed appearance of Aam Aadmi Party Cabinet Minister Imran Hussain, on a plea alleging hoarding and distribution of oxygen cylinders by the leader from his office at Ballimaran in New Delhi.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Disposes of Plea Seeking Direction to Govt for Scheme to Compensate Covid Affected Families
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:32:10 IST

Delhi High Court has disposed of the plea by directing the Government to treat the plea seeking direction to Union of India and Delhi Government to come up with a scheme to provide appropriate compensation to the families of the patients who died due to shortage of Oxygen as representation and it be decided in accordance with the law, rules, regulations, and government policy applicable to the facts of the case.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Enquires on Procedure for Repatriation of Foreign Nationals Without Documents
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:31:51 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs to place on record the procedure for repatriation, adopted in respect of such foreign nationals, who do not have any documents, in a case of three people who claimed to be Bangladeshi citizens though they could not produce any documentary proof of the same.

CIVIL - Bombay High Court Directs Police to Prosecute Violators of COVID Protocol
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:31:29 IST

Bombay High Court has taken exception to citizens behaving irresponsibly by refusing to wears masks when they venture out or wear helmets while riding motorcycles. The Court has directed the police to prosecute violators irrespective of their position. The Court has noted that people blame the administration for the rise in Covid cases, but it is "shameful" that they have to be penalised for their own benefit.

CIVIL - Madras HC Seeks Response in Plea Seeking Allocation of 50% of Beds in Private Hospitals
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:31:09 IST

Madras High Court has sought response from the Centre and the State in a plea seeking strict implementation of the government order which mandates allocation of a minimum of 50% of the total bed strength in private hospitals for COVID patients.

CIVIL - Allahabad High Court Asks UP Govt to Take Expeditious Steps for Vaccine Procurement
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:30:50 IST

Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh Government regarding steps taken by it to ensure sufficient availability of Covid-19 vaccine in the State so as to inoculate its population within 3-4 months. The Court has directed the State Government to apprise the Court as to how it plans to procure vaccines from global market in an expeditious manner for said purpose.

CIVIL - Allahabad HC Directs Lucknow DM to File ATR If Private Hospitals Created Unnecessary Panic
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:30:31 IST

Allahabad High Court has sought response from the Lucknow District Magistrate with respect to two private hospitals that claimed that several Covid-19 patients died in their premises due to shortage of Oxygen supply. The Court has told the DM that if it is found that mischief was committed by them deliberately, endangering lives of innocent and creating unnecessary panic to serve the vested interests, then he should submit a detailed report of the action taken against them.

CRIMINAL - Karnataka HC: Non-compliance of POCSO Act Not to Entitle Accused to Release on Default Bail
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:30:12 IST

Karnataka High Court has held that non compliance of section 35 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 will not entitle the accused to be released on default bail.

CIVIL - P&H HC Directs Govt to Consider Reorientation of Oxygen Supply from Various Plants
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:29:51 IST

Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Government of India to consider reorientation of oxygen supply from various plants in a manner that the allocated quantity reaches States before the already allocated quota is exhausted.

CIVIL - MP HC: Any Practicing Advocates May Apply for Passes for Visiting Office
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:29:31 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has directed that any practicing advocate located anywhere in any district headquarters of the State may apply for passes for visiting office from the residence and vice versa, during the ongoing lockdown/Corona curfew.

CIVIL - Rajasthan HC Issues Notice to Centre, State on Plea Against Differential Pricing of Covid Vaccine
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:29:11 IST

Rajasthan High Court has issued notice to the Central and the State Government on a Public Interest Litigation seeking implementation of 'One Nation, One Price' policy with respect to Covid-19 vaccine.

CIVIL - Rajasthan HC Urges Committee to Deal with Supply of Oxygen and Essential Medicines
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:28:46 IST

Rajasthan High Court has urged the High Power Committee, constituted by the Central Government to deal with the supply of Oxygen and essential medicines to all States during the pandemic, to allot more Oxygen and Remdesivir injections to Rajasthan.

ARBITRATION - Calcutta HC: Arbitral Award Holder's Claim Would Extinguish on Approval of Resolution Plan
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:28:21 IST

Calcutta High Court has stated that an arbitral award-holder's claim would stand extinguished upon the approval of a Resolution Plan for the award-debtor's revival by the National Company Law Tribunal, when it was not pressed during the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP).

CRIMINAL - Calcutta HC Seeks Details Regarding Law and Order Situation in State
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:28:02 IST

Calcutta High Court has sought the details regarding the latest status of the law and order situation in the State, dealing with a public interest petition raising the issue regarding violence which took place in the State after the Assembly Elections, 2021.

CIVIL - Kerala HC Allows Advocates to Travel to Courts for Physical Sittings During Lockdown
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:27:42 IST

Kerala High Court has allowed advocates and their clerks to travel to Courts during the lockdown, if physical sittings are notified, provided they carry an undertaking in the prescribed format with identity cards.

CIVIL - Kerala HC Issues Conditional Stay of Memo Issued to Kerala Judicial Officers' Cooperative Society
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:27:22 IST

Kerala High Court has issued a conditional stay of the stop memo issued by the Kochi Corporation to the Kerala Judicial Officers' Cooperative Society suspending the construction of a 15-storey apartment complex at Chalikkavattom.

SERVICE - Kerala HC Quashes Recruitment Notification Issued by Kerala University
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:27:01 IST

Kerala High Court has quashed a recruitment notification issued by the Kerala University on the ground that it treated professors of different departments as one unit to apply reservation for communities. The Court has held that reservations had to be made subject-wise and each post in a particular discipline has to be treated as a single post.

CIVIL - Kerala HC Notifies Electronic Filing Rules for Courts (Kerala), 2021 (Rules)
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:26:41 IST

Kerala High Court has notified its Electronic Filing Rules for Courts (Kerala), 2021 (Rules) for Courts across the state. The new rules prescribe e-filing for all cases in courts in Kerala. A person who is unable to access the e-filing portal is required to visit a 'designated counter', paying required fees. Files having a size greater than 10 MB will have to be filed at a designated counter.

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - Kerala High Court Quashes 'Censure' against KSEB Cashier for WhatsApp Text Against CM
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:26:10 IST

Kerala High Court has quashed an order of censure against a cashier working with the Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd. (KSEB), who had allegedly disseminated 'defamatory' content against the Government of Kerala and its Chief Minister in a private WhatsApp group.

CIVIL - Patna HC Seeks State's Response on Availability of Medicines, Oxygen Cylinders and Black Marketing
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:25:49 IST

Patna High Court has sought response of the State Government on the aspect of availability of Covid medicines, oxygen cylinders in rural areas especially in the district hospitals and also about the incidents of black marketing in the State.

CONTEMPT OF COURT - Patna HC Warns Contempt Proceeding Against Officials Not Responding to Court Query
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:25:29 IST

Patna High Court has warned contempt proceedings against the officials who are not responsive to query of the Court that how foreign nationals are being treated and handled by it and are found not cooperating with the court proceeding, observing that it is the duty of the Home Ministry to give a proper response.

CRIMINAL - Tripura HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Suicide of Woman After Display of Intimate Video
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:25:10 IST

Tripura High Court has taken suo moto cognizance of a news item published in print and electronic media claiming that the video recording of a young married lady in an extremely intimate and compromising position with a man was shown in public and unable to bear the insults and humiliation, she committed suicide.

CIVIL - Jharkhand High Court Warns Agency Investigating Black Marketing of Life Saving Drugs
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:24:51 IST

Jharkhand High Court has warned the concerned officers, entrusted with curbing black marketing of medicines during Covid-19, from protecting any influential person involved in such illegal activities, stating that the Court was displeased with the investigation being conducted in this regard.

CIVIL - Jharkhand HC Issues Directions for Release of Oxygen Cylinders Lying in Judicial Custody
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:24:30 IST

Jharkhand High Court has issued an order for utilization of Oxygen cylinders which are lying in judicial custody in different districts in connection with various cases for the purpose of treating COVID-affected persons.

CIVIL - Delhi Court Sets Aside Order Directing Release of Oxygen Concentrators for Use of Police Officers
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:24:10 IST

Delhi Sessions Court has set aside the order passed by the Metropolitan Magistrate directing release of 12 oxygen concentrators for the use of police officers, judicial officers and their families.

DIRECT TAXATION - ITAT, Chandigarh: Tax Authorities Cannot Evade Responsibility to Collect Correct Taxes
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:23:49 IST

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Chandigarh has held that the Tax authorities cannot evade responsibility to ensure only correct and due taxes are collected and no taxpayer to be burdened with unfair additions.

CAPITAL MARKET - SEBI Notifies Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:23:26 IST

Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has notified the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021 which seeks to insert a new Regulation 290A in respect of exit of issuers whose securities are listed and trading on the Innovators Growth Platform pursuant to an initial public offer.

CIVIL - Ministry of Health and family Welfare Revises National Policy for Admission of COVID Patients
Mon, 10 May 2021 11:23:07 IST

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has revised the National Policy For Admission of COVID Patients to various categories of COVID facilities. The Health Ministry has called this move a 'patient-centric measure', which aims to ensure a prompt, effective, and comprehensive treatment of patients suffering from COVID-19.

CIVIL - SC Clarifies Centre to Continue Supply 700MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen to Delhi
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:55:00 IST

Supreme Court has clarified that it wants Central Government to continue supplying 700 MT of liquid medical oxygen to Delhi on a daily basis until further orders. The Court has told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that an order to that effect has been passed.

CIVIL - SC Rejects Challenge to Karnataka HC Direction to Increase Daily Quota of Liquid Medical Oxygen
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:54:49 IST

Supreme Court has rejected the challenge made by the Central Government against the direction issued by Karnataka High Court to increase the daily quota of liquid medical oxygen for the State of Karnataka as 1200 MT.

CIVIL - SC Asks Delhi Jal Board to Approach Upper Yamuna River Board with Complaint Over Water Supply Cut
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:54:38 IST

Supreme Court has granted liberty to Delhi Jal Board to approach the Upper Yamuna River Board, with their prayer relating to allocation of water to Delhi. The Court has asked the Board to consider the representation which would be made expeditiously and clarified that the Bench is not expressing any opinion on merits of the case.

CIVIL - SC Permits Petitioners Challenging Construction of Central Vista Project to Move to HC
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:54:28 IST

Supreme Court has permitted the petitioners challenging the construction activities of the Central Vista project amid the COVID19 second wave to make a request before the Delhi High Court for an early listing of the case.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Calls for High Level meeting for Assessing Demand for Tocilizumab in India
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:54:17 IST

Delhi High Court has called for a high level meeting for assessing the demand for Tocilizumab in India and also to discuss the modalities for import and supply of the drug as per the expected demand and further logistics for its placing orders.

CIVIL - Kerala High Court Refuses to Stay Govt Order Capping RTPCR Tests
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:54:06 IST

Kerala High Court has refused to grant interim stay in petitions filed by ten private laboratories challenging the Kerala Government's decision to cap the rates of Covid-19 RT-PCR tests at Rs 500.

CIVIL - MP HC Asks Centre to Ensure Supply of Required Number of Vaccination Doses
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:53:55 IST

Madhya Pradesh High Court has asked the Central Government to ensure supply of required number of vaccination doses to the State at the earlier in order to "apprehend the third covid wave" by ensuring timely vaccination of people falling in both groups i.e. 18 to 48 years and 45 years and above. The Court also directed the Director General of Police, MP to "constitute special teams in major cities" to take stern action against all black marketers of Remdesivir and other covid 19 drugs.

CIVIL - Gauhati HC Asks Assam Govt to Consider Caretakers of Juvenile Centre as Frontline Warriors
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:53:43 IST

Gauhati High Court has asked the Assam Government to consider caretakers of Juvenile Centres as "frontline warriors" and thereby, vaccinate them for their safety and also for the safety of the juveniles.

INSOLVENCY - NCLT Kochi Allows Promoter of Corporate Debtor MSME to File Resolution Plan in Individual Capacity
Fri, 07 May 2021 14:53:32 IST

National Company Law Tribunal, Kochi has held that the promoter of an MSME can submit a Resolution Plan Application in his individual capacity, and that the Plan would be eligible to be considered along with those of other prospective Resolution applicants.

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION - SC: Real-Time Reporting of Court Room Proceedings in Social Media Not Cause for Apprehension
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:09:40 IST

Supreme Court has held that real-time reporting of Court room proceedings in social media is not a cause of apprehension but a virtual extension of the concept of open Court. The Court has said that such real-time reporting is an extension of freedom of speech and expression that media possesses.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Directs Delhi Govt to Provide Medical Facilities to Covid-19 Patients
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:09:22 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Government to provide medical facilities to all the persons suffering from Covid-19 in the national capital. The Court has also stated that patients requiring facilities with regards to hospitalization, medication or ICU with or without ventilator must be provided with the same.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Enquires Over Regulation of Ambulance Charges and Cremation Charges
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:09:03 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi Government to consider regulating ambulance charges and the rates of cremation/ burial of those who have died due to Covid-19. The Court has passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation filed by NGO Distress Management Collective, directing the Government to consider the PIL as a representation.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Enquires on Conducting of Breath Analyzer Test for Safety of Pilots
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:08:43 IST

Delhi High Court has asked the Director General Medical Services (Air) to submit a report as to whether the breath analyzer test can be conducted in an open area with mobile electrical connectivity so that the spread of Covid 19 through suspended aerosols in confined rooms can be avoided for safety of pilots, ATCs and cabin crew of airlines.

CIVIL - Allahabad HC Advances Summer Vacation, to Remain Closed from May 10 to June 4
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:08:25 IST

Allahabad High Court has issued a notice, preponing the summer vacation of the High Court and the Subordinate Courts, to begin from 10th May to 4th June, 2021.

CIVIL - Bombay HC Directs Ensuring No Person Allowed Entry in Goa Without Covid-Negative Report
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:08:06 IST

Bombay High Court has directed the Goa State Administration to ensure that no persons are permitted entry into the State without a negativity certificate issued within 72 hours from the time the travelers seek entry into the State. This interim direction shall come into effect from 10th May, 2021 giving time to the State Administration to publicize such a requirement.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC: Advocates Appearing in Cases Should Not Comment on Social Media
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:07:48 IST

Karnataka High Court has said that the advocates and parties in person who are appearing in matters being heard before the Court should not comment on social media about subjects which are dealt by the Court.

CIVIL - Bombay HC Asks on Publicising of Alternatives of Imported Drugs Used for Treatment of Covid-19
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:07:29 IST

Bombay High Court has asked why the Union and State Government didn't publicise alternatives to imported drugs used for treating Covid-19 patients, stating that the reasons to popularise foreign medicines are obvious, but if alternatives are available, why not use local medicines.

CRIMINAL - Bombay High Court Denies Interim Relief to Anil Deshmukh on His Plea Against CBI FIR
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:07:11 IST

Bombay High Court has granted liberty to the State of Maharashtra and former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to approach the vacation bench in case they want to seek urgent interim reliefs in the FIR lodged by the Central Bureau of Investigation pertaining to former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh's corruption allegations.

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Allows Mumbai Police to Record Senior IPS Officer Rashmi Shukla's Statement
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:06:54 IST

Bombay High Court has allowed a team of Mumbai Police to video record senior IPS officer Rashmi Shukla's statement in Hyderabad, where she is posted as ADG CRPF. The Maharashtra government informed the court that they would not arrest her till the next date.

CIVIL - Bombay High Court Extends All Interim Orders Till June 30 or Further Orders
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:06:35 IST

Bombay High Court has unconditionally extended all interim orders till June 30, 2021, or until further orders, unless specifically dealt with by a judicial order to the contrary due to the pandemic's second wave.

CRIMINAL - Bombay High Court Grants Bail to Accused Vikram Bhave in Dabholkar Murder Case
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:06:15 IST

Bombay High Court has granted bail to Vikram Bhave accused in the 2013 murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, observing that Central Bureau of Investigation's evidence against him is not enough to conclude that the allegations are prima facie true. The Court has observed that CBI could not have relied solely on the confessional statement by co-accused Sharad Kalaskar given to the Karnataka SIT in journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh's murder case.

CIVIL - Madras HC Appeals to Centre to Ensure Prompt Supply of Vaccines to State
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:05:54 IST

Madras High Court has made an appeal to the Centre and vaccine manufacturers to ensure prompt supply of vaccines to the state, noting that State's allocation at present was 10.3 lakh units, out of which 7.65 lakh would be supplied by one of the vendor and 2.65 lakh units by the other and that the payment for all of the 10.3 lakh units had been made to immediately receive the vaccines and start the universal adult inoculation program.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs Submission of Requisition to Centre on Availability of Vaccines
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:05:33 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to submit a requisition to the Central government for making available vaccine doses, observing that it is virtually impossible in the state for citizens to get their first dose of vaccination unless they fall in the category of health care worker and frontline worker. The Court has directed the Centre to decide on the State's requisition within 3 days.

CIVIL - Kerala HC Suggests Government to Take Over 50% of Beds of All Private Hospitals
Fri, 07 May 2021 11:05:07 IST

Kerala High Court has suggested that the government take over 50% of the beds of all private hospitals for treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Court has also suggested setting up a single common toll-free number to enable the patients get medical assistance and information about hospitals beds with oxygen and ventilators etc.

CONSUMER - Gujarat HC Issues Notice on Plea Demanding Pay Parity with Judicial Members
Fri, 07 May 2021 10:56:39 IST

Gujarat High Court has issued notice to the Centre, state government and registrar of the Gujarat State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission after two non-judicial members of the commission filed a petition demanding pay parity with its judicial members.

EDUCATION - Orissa High Court: Right to Education Includes Right to Safe Education
Fri, 07 May 2021 10:56:15 IST

Orissa High Court has held the "Right to education includes right to safe education", and when the very purport of the Right to Education Act, 2009 is to provide at least one school within a walking distance of one kilometre of the neighbourhood, in that case, the State Government cannot take steps for abolition of schools that are already catering to the needs of the local people, merely on the ground of decreasing roll strength.

CIVIL - Jammu & Kashmir HC Issues Directions for Vaccination of Lawyers; Financial Assistance
Fri, 07 May 2021 10:55:56 IST

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the Union Territory administration to ensure that lawyers in the age group of above 45 years are vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, within a week. The Court has further ordered that lawyers in the age-group 18-45 should be given priority and should be vaccinated within two weeks after registering on the COWIN app.

DIRECT TAXATION - CBDT Notifies Amendment in Income Tax Rules for Exemption on Travel Concessions
Fri, 07 May 2021 10:55:37 IST

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified the amendment in Rule 2B of the Income Tax Rules, 1962 where the provisions relating to exemption in respect of cash allowance received in lieu of leave travel concession (LTC) has been incorporated. As per the amended rules, specified employees will get an exemption up to Rs. 30,000 or one-third of the specified expenditure for amount of travel concession.

CIVIL - SC Dismisses ECI Plea to Restrain Media from Reporting Oral Remarks of Judges
Thu, 06 May 2021 14:31:33 IST

Supreme Court has dismissed the plea made by the Election Commission of India to restrain media from reporting the oral remarks of judges. The Court has emphasized that media cannot be stopped from reporting the oral observations made by judges and discussions during a court hearing. It said that the media coverage of court hearings was part of freedom of press, had a bearing on citizens' right to information and also on the accountability of the judiciary.

CRIMINAL - Tripura HC Allows Government to Conduct Inquiry on Marriage Raids by DM
Thu, 06 May 2021 14:31:22 IST

Tripura High Court has given a green signal to the Government to conduct a further inquiry in relation to a viral video of an incident that took place in Agartala wherein a marriage function was stopped midway by the District Magistrate and his team.

SERVICE - Allahabad HC: Provisions of Compassionate Appointment Applicable to DRDA Employees
Thu, 06 May 2021 14:31:09 IST

Allahabad High Court has held that the provisions of compassionate appointment as contained under the UP Recruitment of Dependents of Government Servant Dying in 36 Harness Rules, 1974 are applicable upon employees of the District Rural Development Agency.

CRIMINAL - Karnataka HC Seeks Report on FIR Against Alleged Corruption in BBMP's Bed Allocation
Thu, 06 May 2021 14:30:58 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the State government to submit a report of the Investigating officer probing the case regarding alleged corruption and malpractice in allocating beds through the BBMP's centralised bed allocation system for COVID patients.

CONSTITUTION - SC: States Have No Power to 'Identify' Socially & Educationally Backward Classes
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:44:56 IST

Supreme Court has held that the 102nd Constitution Amendment has abrogated the power of states to identify "Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBCs). The Court has held that after the introduction of Articles 338B and 342A to the Constitution of India, 1949 that the final say in regard to inclusion or exclusion (or modification of lists) of SEBCs is firstly with the President, and thereafter, in case of modification or exclusion from the lists initially published, with the Parliament.

CIVIL - SC Says Centre Must Implement Its Direction to Supply 700 MT Oxygen Per Day to Delhi
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:44:39 IST

Supreme Court has required that the Union of India to make all efforts to comply with its direction regarding supply of 700 MT of oxygen per day to the National Capital Territory of Delhi, in staying the contempt notice issued to the central government officials by the Delhi High Court over oxygen supply to the NCT of Delhi.

CIVIL - Delhi High Court Issues Notice on PIL Challenging Whatsapp Privacy Policy
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:44:15 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Centre and social media platforms, Facebook and WhatsApp seeking their responses on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the new privacy policy of WhatsApp. The Court has further impleaded the Union Of India, WhatsApp, and Facebook as the respondent parties in the petition.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Issues Notice in PIL Seeking Priority Vaccination for Persons with Disabilities
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:43:57 IST

Delhi High Court has issued notice to the Union Ministry of Health and the Delhi government in a Public Interest Litigation seeking priority vaccination for persons with disabilities (PWD).

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX - Delhi HC Seeks Govt Response on IGST Exemption on Imported Oxygen Concentrator by Individual
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:43:39 IST

Delhi High Court has sought Central Government's response in a 85 year old's plea challenging the levy of Integrated Goods and Services Tax on the import of oxygen generators as gift for personal use to India, observing that the Government can extend the exemption, to even individuals, to enable them to obtain imported oxygen concentrators by way of a gift, albeit, without having to pay IGST.

CIVIL - Delhi HC Issue Directions to Ensure Immediate Availability of Tocilizumab for Critically Ill Patients
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:43:20 IST

Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to inform the Court about the stock available for distribution of the Covid drug Tocilizumab to various Hospitals and Medical Establishments in Delhi. The Court has also directed the Centre to place on record details of entities to whom approvals have been granted of Tocilizumab for manufacturing, marketing, importing or selling in India.

LABOUR AND INDUSTRIAL - Delhi HC Directs Framing of Structured Response in Plea for Social Security of Migrant Workers
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:42:59 IST

Delhi High Court has issued direction to the Delhi Government to frame a structured response so that the voiceless and the marginalized sections of the society can be given proper and adequate relief in a writ petition seeking registration of all migrant workers of Delhi under Section 10 of The Unorganised Workers' Social Security Act, 2008 and to provide free medicines and medical facilities to the migrant workers.

CRIMINAL - Kerala HC: Offence of Assaulting Public Servant Will Not Attract Because Officer is in Uniform
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:42:41 IST

Kerala High Court has allowed a bail petition, observing that simply because a police officer was in uniform, the offence of assaulting a public servant in lawful discharge of his duty under Section 353 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 could not be attracted

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Quashes FIR Against Woman for Tweeting Against PM Modi, CM Thackeray
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:42:23 IST

Bombay High Court has quashed a First Information Report against a local resident for her tweet on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, stating that by no stretch of imagination it can be said that the said tweet created hatred or enmity between the two groups of communities.

CRIMINAL - Bombay HC Refuses to Direct Police for FIR Against BJP MP Sujay Vikhe Patil
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:42:03 IST

Bombay High Court has refused to 'direct' the local police to register a First Information Report against BPJ MP from Ahmednagar constituency- Dr Sujay Vikhe Patil for the alleged illegal procurement of Remdesivir vials, as petitioners rushed to the Court too soon.

CIVIL - Karnataka HC Directs Centre to Increase Daily Oxygen Quota for Karnataka
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:41:44 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the Government of India to immediately increase the cap on allocation of liquid medical oxygen to the state of Karnataka to 1200 MT per day, from the sanctioned allocation of 965 MT, taking note of the grave situation created by the COVID pandemic in the state.

CIVIL - Gujarat High Court to Remain Closed from May 10 Till June 6
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:41:25 IST

Karnataka High Court has directed the Chief Secretary of the State to immediately seize the entire records of the supply of oxygen at the concerned hospital at Chamrajnagar where around 24 people had died at Covid hospital allegedly due to shortage of oxygen.

CIVIL - Gujarat High Court to Remain Closed from May 10 Till June 6
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:41:06 IST

Gujarat High Court shall remain closed for Summer Vacation from 10th May, 2021 till 6th June, 2021 (both days inclusive).

CIVIL - Chhattisgarh High Court Advances Summer Vacation, to Remain Closed from May 10 to June 5
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:40:41 IST

Chhattisgarh High Court has issued a notification preponing the summer vacation of the High Court and the Subordinate Courts by advancing the same by one week from 10th May to 5th June, 2021 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LABOUR AND INDUSTRIAL - Ministry of Labour & Employment Mandates Aadhar Information for Social Security Benefits
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:40:19 IST

Ministry of Labour & Employment has now been mandated to seek the 12-digit unique identification number Aadhaar from people like employees and unorganised sector workers seeking registration, benefits, availing services or receiving any payment under various schemes under the Social Security Code 2020.

DIRECT TAXATION - CBDT Notifies Pension Fund Named CDPQ Fixed Income XI Inc. Eligible for Exemption
Thu, 06 May 2021 10:40:03 IST

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified a Pension Fund namely CDPQ Fixed Income XI Inc. as eligible for exemption of Income from dividends, interest, and Long Term Capital Gain earned from investments made in Indian infrastructure.

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