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Allahabad HC Asks Government to File Reply in Plea Seeking Arrangement of Conjugal Visits for Prison Inmates while Maintaining Social Distancing Norms

6 hours ago Priyam Jain 16
A notice was issued on Friday by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on a petition seeking directions to the Uttar Pradesh Government to make arrangements for the meeting of inmates with their deponents, family members, friends, and lawyers while ensuring the guidelines of social distancing and sanitization. The Bench comprising of...
Judiciary

Tik Tok Often Demonstrates a Degrading Culture and Encourages Pornography; Required to Be Properly Regulated to Save The Teens from Its Negative Impact: Orissa HC [READ ORDER]

7 hours ago Parth Thummar 5
A Single Judge Bench of Justice S.K. Panigrahi of the High Court of Orissa, Cuttack while passing grating bail to the petitioner in the matter of Shibani Barik v. the State of Odisha on May 28, 2020, made some interesting observations regarding the role of Tik Tok on today’s youth and requirement of specialized training for police officers...

EXECUTIVE

Executive

Liquor Turns Costlier In Punjab As Government Levies ‘Covid Cess’ On Alcohol

6 hours ago Priyam Jain 4
On 1st June 2020 in Punjab, liquor turned costlier as the state government decided to levy additional excise duty and an assessed fee ranging from Rs 2 to Rs 50 in lieu of ‘COVID Cess’ on alcohol. The said amount collected in form of additional taxes would be utilised for COVID-19 related expenditure. The Punjab Chief Minister, Captain...
Executive

Cabinet Approves Alteration in MSME Definition to Aid Ease of Doing Business Amid COVID-19

6 hours ago Ishita Joshi 2
Government of India, on Monday, 1st June 2020, approved the revision in the definition of MSMEs to accordingly improve the ease of doing business. For micro-enterprises, the investment and turnover limits have been increased to Rs 1 crore and Rs 5 crore, respectively. On the other hand, for small enterprises, the investment and turnover...

BUSINESS

Business

Lufthansa Board Shows Green Light to $10 billion Government Bailout Plan

6 hours ago Ishita Joshi 0
On Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, the supervisory board of Lufthansa airlines has nodded to a € 9 billion ($10 billion) government bailout plan thrashed out between the German Government, the airline, and the European Union. The Chairman of Lufthansa Airlines Karl-Ludwig Kley on Monday, 1st June 2020, stated the following to be a very difficult...
Business

Uday Kotak Sells 5.6 Crore Shares in Kotak Mahindra Bank in Compliance with RBI’s Shareholding Norms

6 hours ago Ishita Joshi 4
On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Billionaire Promoter and Managing Director of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Uday Kotak, sold 56 million or 5.6 crores of his shares in the said bank to comply with the Reserve Bank of India’s promoter shareholding norms. He sold the shares following a 100 percent secondary placement at Rs. 1,240 per share. Kotak Mahindra...
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