“Meant to intimidate independent journalists” Scroll.in Editors Supriya Sharma and Naresh Fernandes move Allahabad HC seeking to quash FIR

Scroll.in editors Supriya Sharma and Naresh Fernandes have moved the Allahabad High Court challenging the FIR registered against them seeking a stay on coercive action pursuant to the same. The FIR was registered in relation to a news article published by Scroll.in highlighting the plight of the villages in Varanasi district, which was adopted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Continue reading ““Meant to intimidate independent journalists” Scroll.in Editors Supriya Sharma and Naresh Fernandes move Allahabad HC seeking to quash FIR”

NCLAT suspends all court work including virtual hearing, filing till July 3- Covid-19

In view of the COVID-19 situation, all court work, including virtual hearing and filing, shall remain suspended in National Company Law Appellate Tribunal till July 3. With the imposition of a complete lockdown to contain the risk of COVID-19, hearing in all regular matters was adjourned from time to time. Listing of urgent matters wasContinue reading “NCLAT suspends all court work including virtual hearing, filing till July 3- Covid-19”

One NCLT Bench cannot act as an appellate authority and stay an order passed by a coordinate Bench of the same tribunal: NCLAT

The order was passed by a two-member Bench of Member (Judicial) Venugopal M and Member (Technial) V. P. Singh The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has affirmed that a Bench of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) cannot act as an appellate authority and stay an order passed by a coordinate Bench of the sameContinue reading “One NCLT Bench cannot act as an appellate authority and stay an order passed by a coordinate Bench of the same tribunal: NCLAT”

Bombay Highcourt Fines APMC Rs.25,000 For Misrepresenting Facts Regarding Shifting Bakra Mandi From Residential Area

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs.25,000 on the Agriculture Produce Market Committee for misrepresenting facts regarding shifting of a Bakra Mandi (goat market) from a residential area in Wathoda to Kalamna market yard. Division bench of Justice RK Deshpande and Justice Amit Borkar of the Nagpur bench were hearing aContinue reading “Bombay Highcourt Fines APMC Rs.25,000 For Misrepresenting Facts Regarding Shifting Bakra Mandi From Residential Area”

Supreme Court stays FIRs against Nupur Sharma, Ajeet Bharti and other OpIndia editors and writers; issues notice to State of West Bengal

While various other mainstream news outlets also carried articles and news pieces on the concerned subjects, the police registered FIRs only against the petitioners, the plea filed in the Supreme Court states. The Supreme Court today stayed three First Information Reports (FIRs) registered in West Bengal against online publication OpIndia’s editors and writers including NupurContinue reading “Supreme Court stays FIRs against Nupur Sharma, Ajeet Bharti and other OpIndia editors and writers; issues notice to State of West Bengal”

UN experts call on India to immediately release rights defenders, arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. The arrests seem designed to send a chilling message that criticism of government policies will not be tolerated

GENEVA (26 June 2020) – UN experts* today called on India to immediately release human rights defenders who have been arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. “These defenders, many of them students, appear to have been arrested simply because they exercised their right to denounce and protest against the CAA (CitizenshipContinue reading “UN experts call on India to immediately release rights defenders, arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. The arrests seem designed to send a chilling message that criticism of government policies will not be tolerated”

How are PMC Bank depositors differently circumstanced in comparison to Yes Bank: Delhi HC directs RBI, Centre to explain

The Court was hearing a petition concerning the fate of the deposits made with the PMC Bank. Taking note of their crucial role in the Reconstruction Scheme to revive Yes Bank, the Delhi High Court has directed Reserve Bank of India and Central Government to explain how the depositors of Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative BankContinue reading “How are PMC Bank depositors differently circumstanced in comparison to Yes Bank: Delhi HC directs RBI, Centre to explain”

SC approves CBSE’s scheme on cancellation of Class 10 and 12 exams, reassessment formula; results out by 15 July, board tells court

The Supreme Court on Friday approved the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) draft notification to cancel the pending Class 10 and Class 12 exams The Supreme Court on Friday approved the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) draft notification to cancel the pending Class 10 and Class 12 exams and gave a go-ahead to itsContinue reading “SC approves CBSE’s scheme on cancellation of Class 10 and 12 exams, reassessment formula; results out by 15 July, board tells court”

CA Exam July 2020: PIL filed in Supreme Court seeking a stay on opt-out scheme

CA Exam : Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC) of India seeking a stay on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) opt-out scheme for CA Course July 2020 exams. ICAI on 15th June 2020 had given its candidates the option to opt-out of exams scheduled in July / August 2020. CandidatesContinue reading “CA Exam July 2020: PIL filed in Supreme Court seeking a stay on opt-out scheme”

SC dismisses review petitions challenging 2018 verdict on adultery

In September 2018, the Supreme Court had scrapped the 19th century law on adultery calling it arbitrary and offensive to a woman’s dignity. The Supreme Court said there is no need to revisit its ruling on adultery. The Supreme Court has held that its historic decision stubbing out the 158-year old archaic law on adulteryContinue reading “SC dismisses review petitions challenging 2018 verdict on adultery”