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The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to bring on record a detailed affidavit addressing the contentions of petitioners, whether the government bought Pegasus or used it, or if it wasn't used at all.   The Centre had informed the top court that to dispel any wrong narrative...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 August 2021
The Bombay High Court has stayed Rule 9(1) and 9(3) of the new Information Technology Rules, 2021 for digital media. This deals with the adherence to a code of ethics prescribed in the Rules; the High Court said that the requirements violated freedom of speech under Article 19 of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 August 2021
The unprovoked outburst by the Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal wherein he called India Inc's business practices as being against national interests, has left corporates baffled. While the corporates may be feeling 'helpless' since even the Confederation of India Industry...

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Moneylife Digital Team 14 August 2021
India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 52-crore mark and until now the Union government has provided more than 54.04 crore vaccine doses provided to states and union territories (UTs). At the current rate of vaccination, India would reach a critical mass of 70% fully...

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Indira Jaising (The Leaflet) 14 August 2021
Much has been and will be written about Justice Rohinton F. Nariman, who retires from the Supreme Court today.    Justice Nariman stepped into history on July 7, 2014, as the first judge to be appointed under the current National Democratic Alliance government, which assumed power on...

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The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday observed that various tribunals orders have large watermarks, making reading them difficult and the Court's e-committee will be contacting tribunals to ensure that such watermarks are removed from order copies.   A bench headed by Justice DY...

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Anand Grover (The Leaflet) 13 August 2021
On the eve of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman’s retirement from the Supreme Court, ANAND GROVER writes a tribute to his professionalism as a judge and his commitment to Constitutional values, explaining why, in his eyes, Justice Nariman is the perfect judge.   JUSTICE Rohinton Fali...

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Yogesh Sapkale Yogesh Sapkale 12 August 2021
The Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) is witnessing a pandemonium with the Union government, which is asking some members of Parliament (MPs) to submit proposals, while not releasing funds for works in constituencies of those who are repeatedly sending request...

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Spelling cheers, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday permitted malls, restaurants, bars, hotels, gymnasiums, saloons, beauty parlours and all shops in the state to remain open till 10 p.m.   The significant decision came after a meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Uddhav...

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Moneylife Digital Team 10 August 2021
In order to resume Mumbai local train services, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday said that offline verification procedure for COVID-19 vaccination and issuing local railway monthly pass will begin from tomorrow, 11th August from 7am at suburban railway...

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In wake of complaints of phenomenally high fares on India-UK route, India's civil aviation regulator has suggested passengers travelling on international flights check fares from the airline's websites and not on online search engines.   Checking the complaints, the Directorate...

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Ranganathan V Ranganathan V 10 August 2021
The Tamil Nadu (TN) government has brought out a white paper, the equivalent of an economic survey but with much better precision and more readability, on the state of its economy, which the finance minister (FM) of the newly elected government committed to bring out before the presentation...

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The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that Twitter Inc has appointed permanent officers as required under the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.   Senior Advocate Sajan Poovayya, representing Twitter,...

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The Supreme Court on Monday criticised the government's "recalcitrant attitude" in not appointing high court judges for years together, even when the recommendations have been cleared by the collegium.   A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy said: "We are facing...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said there must be some discipline and proper debate during the proceedings in connection with petitions on the Pegasus snooping scandal. The top court emphasised those who filed PILs on the issue, are not expected to run a parallel debate on social media...

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Moneylife Digital Team 09 August 2021
In a major relief to Mumbaikars, Maharashtra chief minister (CM), Uddhav Thackeray, has announced that the Mumbai local trains will open for those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from 15th August onwards. Another condition that the CM said is mandatory is a gap of 14 days from the...

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The Supreme Court on Monday told the CBI (central bureau of investigation), though it has filed a status report in a sealed cover, in its probe into alleged murder of Dhanbad ADJ Uttam Anand, but there was nothing concrete, and directed the investigating agency to file weekly status report...

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The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a plea by e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart, saying they must face inquiry by Competition Commission of India (CCI) for anti-competitive practices.   A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising justices Vineet Saran...

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Chief Justice N.V. Ramana on Sunday said the threat to human rights and bodily integrity are the highest in police stations and even the privileged are not spared the third-degree treatment.   Justice Ramana was delivering the keynote address at an event organised by the National...

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Venkatachari Jagannathan (IANS) 09 August 2021
The pensioners in the four public sector general insurance companies are worried a lot about the safety of their future pensions when the central government privatises one of them, said an official of the General Insurance Pensioners Association, Andhra Pradesh.   The central...

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