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HC Directs State Gov To Take Proactive Steps To Ensure Implementation Of Street Vendors Act

Posted under Legal, by Kuldeep Singh / 2 hours ago

Calcutta HC observed that there is a duty cast on the State of West Bengal to implement the provisions of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 and the 2018 Rules framed thereunder. Accordingly, the Court directed the State to file an affidavit before the Court detailing a route map in this regard within 4 weeks.

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Whether Provisions Of Family Courts Act Have Been Made Applicable In HP?

Posted under Legal, by Kuldeep Singh / 3 hours ago

Himachal Pradesh HC asked the Central Government as to whether the provisions of Family Courts Act 1984 have been made applicable by way of issuance of a statutory notification vis-à-vis the State of Himachal Pradesh or not. Essentially, the Bench was hearing a criminal revision plea when the counsel for the petitioner drew court's attention to Section 1 of the Family Courts Act, 1984, and on the strength of sub­section (3).

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Can't Pass Blanket Orders To Protect Doctors From Acts Of Violence

Posted under Legal, by Kuldeep Singh / 3 hours ago

Karnataka HC dismissed a petition seeking directions to authorities to protect doctors/medical practitioners from acts of violence by dissatisfied relatives of patients. The petition sought a direction that security/police personnel be posted at all hospitals which have a minimum strength of 10 indoor beds. Further, it was prayed that a police officer not below the rank of a head constable should daily visit the hospitals.

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HC Directs CIC To Decide RTI Application Seeking Statistics Of Electronic Surveillance

Posted under Legal, by Kuldeep Singh / 4 hours ago

Delhi HC directed the Central Information Commission to decide within 8 weeks, the appeals filed by Apar Gupta, founder of the Internet Freedom Foundation, against rejection of his RTI applications seeking statistical information on state sponsored electronic surveillance. Gupta had moved the Court alleging that three years have lapsed since he filed as many as six RTI applications with the CPIO, Cyber and Information Security under the Ministry of Home Affairs, seeking total number of surveillance but no response received.

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Educational Institutions Should Be Sensitive About Aftermath Of The Pandemic

Posted under Legal, by Kuldeep Singh / 4 hours ago

Patna HC has ruled that the demand of Chanakya National Law University with respect to payment of facilities fees and examination fees from the students with respect to academic year 2020-2021 is 'arbitrary and illegal' in view of the fact that students had not attended classes and had not availed these facilities due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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