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Bias on part of Police Officer Cannot Be Presumed Merely Because He is a Facebook Friend of the Complainant: Punjab & Haryana HC [READ ORDER]

9 hours ago Dev Kumar Patel 1
While dismissing a writ petition for transfer of investigation in a case registered at Police Station in Chandigarh, Justice Sant Parkash observed that if a person appears in the friend list of a Facebook page of any public servant, it cannot be assumed that an official shall favor such a person in an illegal manner and maneuver investigation...
Judiciary

Advocate cannot be asked to appear physically before the Court amid COVID-19: Delhi HC [Read Judgment]

10 hours ago Dev Kumar Patel 12
On 26 October 2020, a Trial Court had directed the listing of a matter for physical hearing. Aggrieved from the order of the Trial Court, an Advocate moved the Delhi High Court.The main contentions set out by the advocate were that his application for hearing through virtual mode has been dismissed on the ground that as lengthy arguments may be...

EXECUTIVE

Executive

Central Information Commission Drops Show Cause Notice, Disposes of Complaint in Aarogya Setu RTI Case

11 hours ago Dev Kumar Patel 3
A complainant, Saurav Das had filed an RTI Application seeking information from the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), the National e-Governance Division (NEGD), and the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology about the process of creation of the Aarogya Setu App and other information relating to it.The main contention raised...
Executive

Kerala Governor signs off ordinance amending Kerala Police Act, 2011 to combat defamation and criminalize certain classes of communication

Nov 24, 2020 Richa Shah 4
Arif Mohammad Khan, the Kerala Governor, signed off a controversial ordinance introduced by the Left government in the State on Saturday (21st November 2020) which amends the Kerala Police Act, 2011.The amendment states Section 118A to criminalise certain classes of communication and publications.This new provision makes any expression,...

BUSINESS

Business

Serum Institute of India files Rs. 100 crore Defamation Case After Volunteer Claims of Falling Sick Due to Vaccine Trial

9 hours ago DEV KUMAR PATEL 3
The Serum Institute of India on Sunday (November 20, 2020) filed a Rs. 100 crore defamation suit against a Chennai-based volunteer who took part in their COVID-19 vaccine trial and alleged that it triggered an adverse reaction and suffer a neurological breakdown after taking a dose.Serum Institute has partnered with drug manufacturer Astra Zeneca...
Business

NDTV Promoters Prannoy Roy & Radhika Roy Guilty of Insider Trading by SEBI; Asked to Pay Rs. 16.97 Crore plus Interest in 45 days [Read Order]

11 hours ago Dev Kumar Patel 6
On November 27, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) restrained Prannoy Roy & Radhika Roy from accessing the securities market for two years for making a wrongful gain of ₹16.97 crores by trading in the shares of NDTV based on insider information.The two were asked to jointly or severally, disgorge the amount of wrongful...
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