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Sudarshan TV case: Centre tells Supreme Court to look into regulating digital media before electronic or TV media

The Ministry of Information Broadcasting has told the Supreme Court that if it wishes to undertake an exercise to regulate media, it should first do so on “digital media”. Vijay Kaushik, an under-secretary in the ministry, in a counter affidavit filed in a case against Sudarshan TV, told the apex court that if it considered appropriate to regulate media, it had “no justification” to confine it only to “mainstream electronic media”. The story was reported first by Bar and Bench. The Centre has cl...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Court, Information and Broadcasting, Digital Media, IAMAI, Parliamentary, Javadekar, Prakash Javadekar, Union of India, Advertising Standards Council of India ASCI, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, Online News, Sudarshan TV, Sudarshan


Rajasthan govt backtracks, clarifies Aadhaar is not mandatory for COVID-testing

In a U-turn, the Rajasthan government on Monday that Aadhaar details are not mandatory for COVID-19 testing in the state, after initially making it mandatory in an earlier guideline. On July 25, the state’s administration had made it mandatory to add a person’s Aadhaar details in a mobile app, while their sample was being collected. The government’s clarification came in response to a letter sent to it by Delhi-based rights group SFLC.in, which had demanded that Aadhaar not be made mandatory f...
Tags: Travel, News, Delhi, Rajasthan, SCC, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Aadhaar, Union of India, SFLC, Coronavirus, Rajasthan Government, Supreme Court in Justice Puttaswamy, Consolidated Fund of India


Delhi HC dismisses Mehul Choksi’s lawsuit against Netflix for ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a by lawyers for the fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi seeking the postponement of the release date of the documentary series Bad Boy Billionaires. MediaNama obtained a copy of the petition, which was first reported by Hindustan Times. A representative for Mehul Choksi in court confirmed the development to MediaNama. Netflix declined to comment. The court cited judgements in two cases ( and Justice for Rights Foundation v. Union of India), in which it ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Censorship, Netflix, Antigua, Hindustan Times, Delhi High Court, PNB, BARBUDA, Punjab National Bank, Union of India, Choksi, MediaNama Netflix, Mehul Choksi, Online content regulation


Chemists association opposes Amazon’s entry into e-pharmacy space

The All India Organisation of Chemists & Druggists (AIOCD) has opposed Amazon’s entry into home delivery of medicine or the online pharmacy space. The chemists’ organisation, which claims to represent over 8 lakh members, said that home delivery of medicines is not permitted under current regulations. Further, multiple courts have ruled against the online sale of medicines and their e-pharmacies’ continuing operations amounts of contempt of court, the association said in a letter to the Amazon C...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Government, Regulation, Jeff Bezos, Delhi, Flipkart, Cvs, Amazon India, Delhi High Court, Reliance Industries, Ramu, US Amazon, Amit Agarwal, Online pharmacy


‘4G internet to be restored in 2 districts of Jammu and Kashmir after Aug 15,’ Centre tells SC

In a significant move towards restoring 4G access in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the central government told the Supreme Court on August 11 that 4G internet can be provided to one district each in Jammu and Kashmir after August 15 on a trial basis, provided that neither of the chosen districts were adjoining the international border or Line of Control (LoC). The outcome of this trial will be reviewed after two months and its impact will be assessed by the State Level Committee at l...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, BJP, Kashmir, Centre, Review Committee, Jammu, Ahmadi, Ladakh, Reddy, Department of Communications, Indian Parliament, Mehta, Lok Sabha, FMP


Drone’s flight path needs rigour to serve India’s varied parts

By Dr. Poornima Advani, partner, The Law Point From protecting farms to traffic management, India is moving ahead with the use of drones, as contactless operations have caught on amid the pandemic. But their flight path ahead will need rigorous planning, despite many safeguards introduced in recently-notified rules. Under the draft Unmanned Aircraft System Rules issued in June, policymakers have shown prudence by requiring drone operators to seek permits that are renewable every five years as we...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Surveillance, Drones, Views, Modi, Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI, SCC, DGCA, Union of India, Drone Rules, Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA


Delhi High Court issues dynamic John Doe blocking order for Disney pirate sites

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a dynamic John Doe blocking order for websites that Disney says are distributing their content illegally, India Legal reported. The court ordered ISPs to block websites like KissCartoon, KissAnime, and GoGoAnime, which have been showing Disney shows on their website. The single-judge bench of Rajiv Shakdhar ordered that although there had been a procedural error in not including the Union of India on top of the Department of Telecommunications and the Minist...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Censorship, Disney, Piracy, Bombay, Delhi High Court, John Doe, UTV, Department of Telecommunications, Union of India, John Doe Order, Ministry of Electronics Information Technology, Rajiv Shakdhar, Saikrishna Associates


India: Non- Payment Of Wages Amid COVID-19- SC Says To Negotiate And Settle - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

The Supreme Court of India on June 12, 2020 in the matter of Ficus Pax Private Limited v. Union of India passed a set of interim directions for establishments addressing the most crucial issue of...
Tags: News, India, Rana, Supreme Court of India, Union of India, Ficus Pax Private Limited


India: Union Of India v. Oriental Bank Of Commerce - HSA Advocates

An Appeal was filed by Union of India against Order dated November 22, 2019 passed by NCLT, Principal Bench in CP (IB)-939(PB)/2018 wherein NCLT held that "in all cases of Insolvency...
Tags: News, India, NCLT, Union of India, Oriental Bank Of Commerce HSA, NCLT Principal Bench


WhatsApp questions the suitability of petitioner who filed a PIL against WhatsApp Pay

You are reading it here first: In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court last night, WhatsApp has questioned the credentials and suitability of Good Governance Chambers (G2 Chambers), “a legal Think Tank”, that filed a PIL against WhatsApp Pay in the apex court on February 28, 2020. Filed by Brian Hennessy, the director and associate general counsel of WhatsApp, the affidavit argues that the PIL is not maintainable in court and calls G2 Chambers a “busybody” that, as an “unregistered Think Tank...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Supreme Court, India, Whatsapp, Delhi, Chambers, UPI, Reliance Jio, CCI, Jio, Supreme Court of India, Bombay High Court, Competition Commission of India


India: SC Clarifies- Free Testing Of COVID-19 By Private Labs For Economically Weaker Section Only - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

The Hon'ble Supreme Court, in the case of Shashank Deo Sudhi v. Union of India vide its order dated April 08, 2020 had directed the Supreme Court to issue directions to private laboratories...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, India, Rana, Union of India, Hon ble Supreme Court, Shashank Deo Sudhi


India: Delhi High Court Holds Transitional Cenvat Credit A Vested Right And Permits Availment Beyond Prescribed Time - Khaitan & Co

In an unprecedented decision, the Delhi High Court in the case of Brand Equity Treaties Limited v Union of India and Another has held the credit of taxes paid on inputs to be a vested right.
Tags: News, India, Delhi High Court, Union of India, Time Khaitan, Brand Equity Treaties Limited


India: Computer Program Which Makes ‘Technical Contribution' Is Patentable - Singh & Associates

A recent order passed by the Delhi High Court in the case of Ferid Allani v. Union of India and Ors., proved to be a radical decision on the jurisprudence related to patentability of computer software programs ...
Tags: News, India, Delhi High Court, Associates, Union of India, Ferid Allani


Luxury hotels in Rajasthan, India

No place in India exemplifies the spirit of monarchy and the splendor of royalty better than the state of Rajasthan. The very name contains royalty: Raja translates to “king” and sthan refers to “place” in Hindi and other Indian languages. When the British left India, there were about two dozen princely states in the region, which merged into the new Union of India, along with other princedoms around the country. The erstwhile royalty was allowed to retain their properties and was granted an...
Tags: Travel, India, Luxury Hotels, Jaipur, Rajasthan, All, Raja, Rajasthan India, La Pâtisserie, Northern India, Khurram, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jehangir, Aravalli Hills, Jagmandir Island Palace


India: Gujarat High Court Strikes Down Levy Of IGST On Freight Component In CIF Imports - Khaitan & Co

In a landmark decision, the Gujarat High Court vide its order dated 23 January 2020, in Mohit Minerals Private Limited v Union of India and Another [Special Civil Application No 726 of 2018] and other connected petitions, ...
Tags: News, India, Gujarat High Court, Union of India, CIF Imports Khaitan, Mohit Minerals Private Limited


India: Hindustan Construction Company Limited And Anr. v. Union Of India And Ors - Economic Laws Practice

In the last seven days, the Supreme Court of India has rendered two decisions which are possibly the inflection point in the journey of arbitration in India.
Tags: News, India, Supreme Court of India, Union of India, Hindustan Construction Company Limited And Anr


India: Personal Hearing Prior To Disqualification Of Directors - AZB & Partners

The Madras High Court in the case of Bhagavan Das Dhananjaya Das versus Union of India and Anr. [2018] has ruled that a director ought to be given an opportunity of personal hearing, before...
Tags: News, India, Madras High Court, Union of India


India: Disqualification Of Directors: Penalty u/Section 164(2) Of Companies Act Not To Apply Retrospectively - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

The Hon'ble Delhi High Court on November 04, 2019, clarified the position on disqualification of directors in the case of Mukut Pathak and Ors. v. Union of India and anr.
Tags: News, India, Rana, Ors, Union of India, Hon ble Delhi High Court, Mukut Pathak


India: HC Intervention In Rolta – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? - The Law Office of Jyoti B Singh

The Division Bench of the Hon'ble Bombay High Court in Kamal K Singh v. Union of India and Ors. (WP(L) 3250 of 2019), vide judgment dated November 29, 2019, decided on the following issues: -
Tags: News, India, Union of India, Hon ble Bombay High Court, Jyoti B Singh, Kamal K Singh


India: Case Study - Hindustan Construction Company Limited And Anr. v. Union Of India And Ors* - Economic Laws Practice

On 27 November 2019, the Supreme Court of India, delivered a seminal verdict in the case of Hindustan Construction Company Limited & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. wherein, inter alia, the constitutional validity of
Tags: News, Supreme Court of India, Union of India, Union of India Ors, Hindustan Construction Company Limited And Anr, Hindustan Construction Company Limited Anr




India: Judicial Approach To Investment Treaty Arbitration: Union Of India v. Vodafone - PSL Advocates and Solicitors

On 20th January 2012, the Supreme Court of India vide its judgment and order in Civil Appeal No.733/2012
Tags: News, India, Supreme Court of India, Union of India, Vodafone PSL


India: The Future Of Arbitration: Supreme Court Of India Strikes Down §87 Of The Arbitration & Conciliation Act In Hindustan Construction Company Limited v Union Of India - Tuli & Co

The Supreme Court in a pro-arbitration move has stuck down §87 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (Act) in Hindustan Construction Company Limited v Union of India, which was inserted earlier this yea
Tags: News, Supreme Court, India, Supreme Court of India, Union of India, Hindustan Construction Company Limited, Union Of India Tuli amp


KN Govindacharya accuses WhatsApp of perjury because of Pegasus, files a case in SC

Accusing WhatsApp of committing perjury during the hearings of the Facebook transfer petition, RSS ideologue K.N. Govindacharya has filed a PIL (available below) against Facebook, WhatsApp, MEITY and Union of India on the Pegasus-NSO Group snooping row. He had filed a since rejected impleadment application in the Facebook transfer petition in the Supreme Court. “WhatsApp […] ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, News, Supreme Court, Whatsapp, Pegasus, NSO Group, Union of India, Pegasus NSO Group, Facebook transfer petition, KN Govindacharya, Govindacharya


India: The Triggering Limitation For Filing A Winding-Up Petition Vis-à-Vis Commercial Insolvency - King, Stubb & Kasiva

The Hon'ble Supreme Court in its recent judgment in Jignesh Shah and another v. Union of India and another held that though the winding-up proceeding is a proceeding 'in rem'
Tags: News, India, Stubb, Jignesh Shah, Union of India, Hon ble Supreme Court, Kasiva


India: RBI's Circular On NPAs: Square Peg For A Round Hole? - Clarus Law Associates

The Supreme Court has in the matter of Dharani Sugars and Chemicals Ltd. v Union of India struck down a circular issued by the RBI titled "Resolution of Stressed Assets- Revised Framework" as ultra vires the provisions
Tags: News, Supreme Court, India, Union of India, Clarus Law Associates, Dharani Sugars and Chemicals Ltd


India: Dharani Sugars v. Union Of India: RBI's Regulatory Powers Re-Affirmed By The Supreme Court - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

The Supreme Court's judgment in Dharani Sugars and Chemicals Limited vs. Union of India is examined herein.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, India, Union of India, Dharani Sugars, Supreme Court Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, Chemicals Limited vs Union of India


India: Supreme Court Settles The Law With Regard To ‘Seat vs Venue' Of Arbitration - S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates

The Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of Union of India v Hardy Exploration and Production, held that the contractual clause between the parties to the contract stipulating Kuala Lumpur as the ‘venue' of arbitration
Tags: News, Supreme Court, India, Kuala Lumpur, Union of India, Hon ble Supreme Court, Venue Of Arbitration S S Rana amp


India: In Line With Vodafone, Delhi High Court Refuses Another Anti-Bit Arbitration Injunction - Nishith Desai Associates

Recently, the Delhi High Court in the case of Union of India v. Khaitan Holdings (Mauritius) Limited & Ors., refused to grant anti-arbitration injunction (i.e. stay on arbitration proceedings) to Union of India in a dispute
Tags: News, India, Delhi High Court, Union of India, Khaitan Holdings Mauritius Limited Ors


India: Swiss Ribbons v. Union Of India – The Foundation For Modern Bankruptcy Law - Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

The Supreme Court's decision in Swiss Ribbons v. Union of India upholding the constitutionality of the provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC or the Code) is a landmark in the development of the Code.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, India, IBC, Union of India, Swiss Ribbons