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Delhi riots: No coercive action against Facebook VP till October 15, says SC over Delhi assembly panel summons

The panel is probing the social media firm’s role in the spread of alleged hate speech The Supreme Court Wednesday directed a Delhi Legislative Assembly panel not to take coercive action against Facebook India VP and MD Ajit Mohan till October 15 in connection with a summon asking him to depose before it with regard… Continue reading Delhi riots: No coercive action against Facebook VP till October 15, says SC over Delhi assembly panel summons

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SC cancels NLSIU Bengaluru entrance exam NLAT-2020

While cancelling the NLAT-2020 entrance exam, the apex court also directed that admissions in all 22 National Law Universities (NLUs) be conducted in accordance with CLAT-2020 which is scheduled to be held on September 28. The Supreme Court on Monday quashed NLSIU Bengaluru's notification for a separate entrance exam, the National Law Aptitude Test-2020 held… Continue reading SC cancels NLSIU Bengaluru entrance exam NLAT-2020

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Madras HC Declines to Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Actor Suriya

Court advises individuals not to cross the border while voicing opinions The Madras High Court on Friday declined to initiate criminal contempt proceedings against actor Suriya for his comments against the judiciary in the light of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). The court said individuals should carefully frame their minds and express themselves without crossing… Continue reading Madras HC Declines to Initiate Contempt Proceedings Against Actor Suriya

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Stop Playing On The Back Foot; Hiding COVID Deaths Not In Public Interest, Gujarat HC Suggests Government 

The Gujarat High Court has asked the state government to “stop playing on the back foot”, after noting that it has been caught unawares by the rise in COVID-19 cases in certain cities. In its order on a suo motu (of its own accord) plea on the COVID-19 situation, a division bench of Chief Justice… Continue reading Stop Playing On The Back Foot; Hiding COVID Deaths Not In Public Interest, Gujarat HC Suggests Government 

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Lok Sabha passes essential commodities (Amendment) bill 2015

Replacing its ordinance of June this year, the Lok Sabha has passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 by voice vote. The Bill has been introduced to increase the availability of farmer’s produce by permitting non-license holders to trade freely as well.  The Bill is further strengthened when read with Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce… Continue reading Lok Sabha passes essential commodities (Amendment) bill 2015

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[NLAT 2020] ‘We call on candidates and their parents not to be misled by this vilification campaign against us’: NLSIU emphasises on its Zero Tolerance Policy

Following the re-test of NLAT 2020 on September 14, 2020, National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has in the latest press release (on September 15, 2020), clearly stated its ‘Zero Tolerance Policy on Examination Malpractice’. While confirming some cases of examination malpractice in NLAT 2020, NLSIU has stated that ‘the post-examination audit and review… Continue reading [NLAT 2020] ‘We call on candidates and their parents not to be misled by this vilification campaign against us’: NLSIU emphasises on its Zero Tolerance Policy

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Bombay High Court denies bail to man accused of multiple sexual assaults

The Bombay High Court denied bail to the 34-year-old accused, Amit Patil who has been accused of raping a minor who happens to be his business associate’s daughter. Justice Bharati Dangre denied bail to the accused after he claimed that the relationship was consensual. Justice Dangre stated that even if it is assumed that consent… Continue reading Bombay High Court denies bail to man accused of multiple sexual assaults

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PIL for recognising same-sex marriages filed in Delhi HC

A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking declaration recognising the right of same-sex couples to get married under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. The petition, filed by Abhijit Iyer Mitra, Giti Thandani and G. Oorvasi was made on behalf of activists and members of the LGBTQ community. The petition states that… Continue reading PIL for recognising same-sex marriages filed in Delhi HC

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Writ Petition won’t be maintained against High Court’s Judicial Orders

In the case of Neelam Manmohan Attavar v Manmohan Attavar (D) Thr Lrs, the apex Court has held that no writ petition under Article 226 filed to challenge the decision of the High Court that it has taken in exercise of its judicial powers will be maintainable. The Supreme Court bench of Justices DY Chadrachud… Continue reading Writ Petition won’t be maintained against High Court’s Judicial Orders