The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh to set up safe houses in each districts to provide shelter for runaway couples. The court also ordered the Legal Services Authorities of the states and UT concerned to set up 24x7 helpdesks along with a website for grievance redressal of couples. As per sources, large number of petitions from runaway and live-in couples tempted the court to give the directions… read-more
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A Pune court has rejected Cutis Biotech’s claim seeking the Serum Institute of India to drop the use of trademark ‘Covishield’ for its COVID-19 vaccine. Rejecting Cutis’ application, the court observed that the company had approached it with "suppressed… read-more
For failing to register a kidnapping complaint, a Station House Officer (SHO) was ordered to clean the road by the Kalaburgi Bench of the Karnataka High Court. Remarking the failure as disturbing, the court ordered the Bazar Police Station SHO to clean the road in front of the police station for one week. However, planning to appeal against the order, the City Commissioner Satish said there was no lapse from their side.
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Gauhati High Court has issued a notice to the government of Nagaland on December 11 following a PIL filed by three civil organizations - ACAUT, PAC, and BAN - regarding rampant taxation. The Chief Secretary, State Commissioner, DGP, etc have been made respondents in the PIL. Moreover, the claimants stated that the … read-more
The Delhi government has informed the Delhi High Court on December 2 that no night curfew would be implemented in the national capital or parts of it as of now. Reportedly, the Kejriwal government has filed a status report in response to the November 26 query by Delhi HC asking the government's stand on imposing night curfew. However, the government has stated that the decision is under "active consideration".
Highlighting the fact that India never had a female Chief Justice, Attorney General KK Venugopal has asked the supreme court to improve the 'representation of women' in the judiciary. Witnessing growth in the sexual violence cases, judiciary should have a balanced and empathetic approach, he added. Currently, the supreme court consists of 34 judges, out of which only 2 are female. "Efforts should be made for greater representation of women in… read-more
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Retired Madras and Calcutta High Courts Judge CS Karnan has been detained on December 2 by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) in Chennai. Reportedly, Karnan was arrested for the defamatory remarks that he had made against the women and judges of the Supreme Court in the past. However, he has refused the charges. Earlier, he had been interrogated by the CCB on November 26 regarding the charges.
The import-export of dogs and dog meats have resumed after the Kohima bench of Guwahati High Court put hold on the "banned dog trade" earlier this week. As per Government sources, the decision resulted after Nagaland government's failure to file an affidavit after the High Court advised it to, on September 14. Many petitioners constituting dog traders had opposed the ban calling it devoid of legislative sanction after its enactment back in… read-more
For repeatedly referring beef as "Gomatha Ulartha" in a cooking show, Kerala-based activist Rehana Fathima has been barred from expressing her opinion through any kind of media. Pronouncing the order, the Kerala High Court on November 23 observed that the use of word "Gomatha" by the activist was "likely to wound the religious feelings" of Hindus. The court stated Fathima's actions might affect the "Fundamental Right of the devotees" as well… read-more
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The Supreme Court has stayed the CBI investigation on Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, which was ordered by the High Court. While announcing the decision, the Supreme Court termed the High Court's decision as "drastic". The SC also noted that the High Court had not given the CM an opportunity. Reportedly, the CM was accused of his alleged involvement in a corruption case during the demonetisation.
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