Delhi High Court seeks Centre’s reply on plea against FCRA cancellation of NGO

Delhi High  Court seeks Centre’s reply on plea against FCRA cancellation of NGO

A view of Delhi High Court, in New Delhi. File | Photo Credit: Sushil Kumar Verma The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre to respond to a petition by the NGO Environics Trust challenging the cancellation of its registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). The HC asked the Centre to file … Read more

Congress’ plea against tax re-assessment by I-T authorities dismissed by Delhi High Court

Congress’ plea against tax re-assessment by I-T authorities dismissed by Delhi High Court

A view of Delhi High Court. File | Photo Credit: The Hindu The Delhi High Court on March 28 rejected petitions by the Congress challenging the initiation of tax reassessment proceedings against it for a period of four years by tax authorities. A Bench of Justices Yashwant Varma and Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav said the pleas … Read more

Bombay High Court upholds death penalty awarded to Vivek Palatkar  

Bombay High Court upholds death penalty awarded to Vivek Palatkar  

The Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty awarded to Vivek Palatkar, who was convicted in the case involving the gruesome murder of five members of his family. In April 2023, a sessions court had sentenced him to death after examining the testimonies of 29 witnesses. Palatkar had then approached … Read more

Case and counter case conundrum | Madras High Court refers issue to a larger Bench

Case and counter case conundrum | Madras High Court refers issue to a larger Bench

Madras High Court. | Photo Credit: PICHUMANI K The Madras High Court has referred to a larger Bench the issue of deciding how the police and the trial courts should deal with complaints and counter complaints in which the aggressor and the victim end up playing role reversal by presenting two different narrations about the … Read more

Deposit Savukku Media’s revenue in court, Madras High Court directs YouTube LLC

Deposit Savukku Media’s revenue in court, Madras High Court directs YouTube LLC

YouTuber ‘Savukku’ Shankar Observing that YouTubers do not possess a licence to tarnish the reputation of others by levelling wild and baseless allegations, the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed YouTube LLC to deposit in the court, the entire revenue earned by Savukku Media Private Limited through videos in which ‘Savukku’ Shankar alias A. Shankar … Read more

Public spaces should be accessible and disabled friendly: Bombay High Court  

Public spaces should be accessible and disabled friendly: Bombay High Court  

Image used for representative purpose only | Photo Credit: The Hindu   The Bombay High Court directed the Maharashtra government to file a detailed affidavit on the steps taken to make Mumbai’s footpaths accessible for the specially-abled. The Division Bench of Chief Justice Devendra K. Upadhyaya and Justice Arif S. Doctor was hearing a suo … Read more

Bombay High Court refuses to grant interim stay on setting up of fact-checking unit

Bombay High Court refuses to grant interim stay on setting up of fact-checking unit

The Bombay High Court on March 11 refused to issue an interim stay on the formation of a Fact-Check Unit (FCU) by the Union government. A single-judge Bench of Justice A.S. Chandurkar, the tie-breaker judge in the case after a split verdict was delivered by the court on January 31, said “no case was made … Read more

Maternity benefits | Differentiation not permissible between regular, contractual employees: Calcutta High Court

Maternity benefits | Differentiation not permissible between regular, contractual employees: Calcutta High Court

A view of the Calcutta High Court. File | Photo Credit: The Hindu Observing that no differentiation is permissible between regular and contractual employees on the question of a woman’s right to childbirth and maternity leave, the Calcutta High Court has directed the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to compensate an executive intern. The petitioner, … Read more