Court Directs keys to Gyanvapi Complex Basement be Given to Varanasi District Magistrate

The district magistrate will receive the keys to the basement, called “Vyas ji ka tehkhana,” in the Gyanvapi complex, per an order from a district court. The Hindu side’s attorney, Madan Mohan Yadav, stated in his order on Wednesday that District Judge AK Vishwesh had ordered proper maintenance of Vyas ji’s basement, which is situated …

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Supreme Court Rejects Plea of insolvency proceedings against Inox Wind

On January 12, the Supreme Court rejected a request to file for bankruptcy against the renewable energy company Inox Wind Limited due to unpaid debts. The court rejected the plea and ordered GRI Towers India Private Limited to investigate alternatives like arbitration in order to recoup its purported debt from Inox. Between 2013 and 2017, …

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Supreme Court Orders Central Government to Decide on Increasing Compensation for ‘Hit and Run’ cases within eight weeks

This Report is covered by Krishna Parihar, a first year law student from Tamil Nadu National Law University, Tiruchirappalli. Section 161 of  motor vehicle act came into effect from 1st April 2022. This mandate was particularly formed to issue compensation to the victims of  hit and run case from the central government in respect of …

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Karnataka High Court Invalidates Ordinance that Gives Women 100% Reservation in Military Nursing Jobs

The High Court of Karnataka has struck down a provision in the Indian Military Nursing Services Ordinance, 1943 which provided 100 percent reservation for women in the cadre of ‘nursing officers’. In its ruling on January 5, 2024, the HC stated, “The expression ‘if woman’ found in Section 6 of the Indian Military Nursing Services …

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SC to HCs: Adhere to Binding Decisions of Coordinate Bench, Do Not Violate Judicial Discipline

The Supreme Court has instructed the High Courts to strictly abide by the “Doctrine of Merger,” which states unequivocally that more than one operative order governing the same subject matter cannot exist at the same time, while emphasizing the significance of judicial discipline. When a decision from a co-ordinate bench of the same High Court …

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Supreme Court Declines to Consider Appeal Against NEET Abolition Campaign

A plea against the DMK’s signature campaign in Tamil Nadu to do away with the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges nationwide was turned down by the Apex Court on Tuesday. A petition asking the state to forbid such activities in its schools was being heard by the Supreme Court. A bench …

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In Case Involving Woman Journalist, Former Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi moves High Court for Pre-Arrest Bail

A case was filed against BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi on Friday, alleging that he inappropriately behaved with a female journalist during a press conference in Kozhikode. Gopi moved the Kerala high court to request anticipatory bail. In order to obtain guidance on the matter, Justice C Pratheep Kumar rescheduled the …

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Google Resolves $5 Billion Lawsuit Claiming Users are Tracked by Chrome’s “Incognito” Mode

Google has reached a settlement to resolve a consumer privacy lawsuit that sought at least $5 billion in damages due to claims that the company tracked users’ data while they believed they were using the internet in private. The “incognito” mode on Google’s Chrome browser, according to the plaintiffs, gave users the impression that the …

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President Signs Bill Designating Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners

Prior to being approved by the Lok Sabha on December 21, the Bill was approved by the Rajya Sabha on December 12. The President of India gave her assent to the Bill on Thursday that will regulate the terms of service and appointment for the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and other Election Commissioners (ECs). In …

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Pakistan: HC Permits Party Leaders of Imran Khan to Meet Him in Jail During Election

The leaders and attorneys of Imran Khan’s party in Pakistan were given permission by the Islamabad High Court on Friday to meet with him at Adiala Jail and discuss election strategy ahead of the polls on February 8. The order was issued by Justice Miangul Hasan Aurangzeb in response to a petition filed by Khan …

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