Month: July 2018

Check if schools, colleges are disabled friendly: Bombay High Court to Maharashtra government

Source –¬† Mumbai, Jul 29 (PTI) The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government and the Directorate of Education to call for compliance reports from all educational institutes and universities in the state on facilities provided to disabled students. In an order passed earlier this week, a bench of Justices Naresh Patil and G

Women staffers of Bihar shelter home facilitated sexual assaults on girls, may have been part of a racket

Source –¬† PATNA: The seven women employees of the government-funded shelter home in Bihar‚Äôs Muzaffarpur who were arrested last month had been instrumental in causing the sexual assaults on the minor girls residing there, according to the victims‚Äô statements. ‚ÄúThe women employees not only allowed the sexual assaults of the girls by both male staffers

Bombay High Court questions CBFC: Why new rules have been introduced to certify subtitles separately

Source –¬† Mumbai:¬†The Bombay High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) asking it to clarify why it had introduced ‚Äúnew rules,‚ÄĚ mandating film producers to seek re-certification of their films, after completing their subtitling.¬† A division bench of Justices RM Borde and VM Deshpande issued notice to

PepsiCo India secures Delhi HC order to wipe out ‘Kurkure has plastic’ posts from social media platforms

Source –¬† PepsiCo India Holdings Private Ltd has secured an interim order from the Delhi High Court (HC) to delete hundreds of posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, that claim its snack brand¬†Kurkure’s corn puffs product contains plastic, according to media reports. In the wake of malicious rumours that the popular snack food contains

Supreme Court nod to better aid for sexual abuse survivors

Source – The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday approved National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)‚Äôs scheme to provide compensation to women, who are ‚Äúvictims/survivors‚ÄĚ of sexual assault and acid attacks. A bench of justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta ordered the Centre and states to implement the scheme that offers minimum Rs 5 lakh

INX media case: Delhi High Court grants Chidambaram protection from arrest till August 7

Source –¬† The Delhi High Court Wednesday granted interim protection to former Union minister P Chidambaram from arrest in the Enforcement Directorate‚Äôs (ED) money-laundering case related to INX Media. ‚ÄúTill next date of hearing, August 1, no arrest of the petitioner,‚ÄĚ Justice A K Pathak said. The court, however, directed the Congress leader to cooperate

Supreme Court refers fresh plea against polygamy, ‚Äėnikah halala‚Äô to Constitution bench

Source –¬† The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a fresh plea challenging practices of polygamy and ‚Äėnikah halala‚Äô among Muslims, as it referred the matter to a Constitution bench that has been already asked to hear a batch of similar petitions. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices

Supreme Court asks AIIMS to formulate national action plan to combat drug menace

Source –¬† The Supreme Court has asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to formulate a national action plan to curb the growing menace of drug abuse in the society, including by school-going children. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also made it clear to Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, representing

Reserve Bank of India Urges Supreme Court to Regulate Crypto

Source –¬† India’s¬†central bank, the¬†Reserve Bank of India¬†(RBI), has urged the country‚Äôs Supreme Court to regulate cryptocurrencies, local news outlet the¬†Financial Express¬†reports July 21. In April of this year, the RBI¬†announced¬†it will stop providing services to businesses or persons dealing with cryptocurrencies, citing high risks. The RBI‚Äôs senior advocate Shyam Divan told a bench led