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Anticipatory bail only in exceptional cases: Punjab & Haryana HC

July 16, 2020

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday (July 15) has made it clear that anticipatory bail to an accused must be granted under very exceptional circumstances as “a person couched in comparative safety of the pre-arrest bail would certainly not disclose all the facts within his knowledge.” The purpose of anticipatory bail is to […]

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Legal services are not essential during Covid-19 : Bombay High Court.

July 16, 2020

The High Court of Bombay Criminal Appellate Jurisdiction dismissed the plea for considering legal service as an essential service under the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act,2017. The order was passed on 10th July 2020 by the bench comprising Justice S.S. Shinde and Justice Madhav Jamdar. The petitioner Imran Mohd. Salar Shaikh pleaded that the court […]

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Are we united as “One India, One Agriculture Market” at the crisis of Covid-19?

July 16, 2020

The central government had introduced major agricultural market reforms through three ordinances: – The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, The Farming Produce Trade and Commence (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance 2020. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance 2020. Items of Entry 14 in the state list of List II […]

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Should detention be continued if ideology remains same?

July 16, 2020

Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association President Mian Abdual Qayoom was is about to complete his detention period on 7th August,2020. The Supreme Court today has asked the government of Jammu and Kashmir if the detention was required as the expiry of the same is near. The petition challenged to prevent detention of Qayoom […]

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Maratha reservation case: SC schedules 3 day-to-day hearings

July 16, 2020

The Supreme Court today (July 15) said that it will hear on a day-to-day basis petitions challenging the constitutional validity of a Maratha reservation in education and jobs by the Maharashtra government. The hearings start on July 27. The bench, comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhatt, has directed all parties […]

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Sealed envelope reply: Delhi HC asks govt to clarify why Army men need to delete social media apps

July 15, 2020

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (July 14) directed the central government to submit its response in a sealed envelope mentioning the policy under which Indian Army personnel were asked to delete their social media accounts. The division bench, presided by Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon was hearing a petition filed by […]

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For the first time, SC will be delivering notice, summons and document via WhatsApp, telegram etc.

July 15, 2020

On 10th July (Judgment copy made available on 14th July) Supreme court passed the order for the first time it will enable service of notice, summons and exchange of pleadings or documents via Email, Fax, commonly used instant message application (WhatsApp and Telegram) after considering the issue as to visit post offices and physical exchange […]

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Punjab Law university students get High Court relief.

July 14, 2020

A notice was issued to the Punjab High Court and to the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law from the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday related to not to raise the waive the fee for upcoming Semester. And Meanwhile the University will also not charge any late fees from the students who are […]

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SC upholds Travancore royal family’s right in administration of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala

July 14, 2020

The bench of Justice UU Lalit and Justice Indu Malhotra, JJ has upheld the rights of the Travancore royal family in the administration of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, one of the world’s richest temples, in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram.  Allowing the appeal filed by the members of  Travancore family, the Court observed that the death of the Travancore ruler, who signed […]

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Revival of DK Basu vs. State of West Bengal proceedings in relation to custodial default in recent cases, AM Singhvi:

July 14, 2020

On the recent account of transgression of police a revival application of landmark judgement in DK Basu v. State of West Bengal was administered by Senior Advocate Abhishek  Manu Singh in Supreme Court in relation to the custodial violence by the police and their limits in such proceeds. In such application Singhvi’s preliminary argument was […]

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