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The Delhi High Court has ruled that the enforcement directorate (ED) does not hold the power to probe any other offence except money laundering cases and cannot by itself assume that a predicate offence has been committed.   A single-judge bench of justice Yashwant Varma observed that...

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted an eight-week interim bail to Union Minister Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, the key accused in the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence case.   A bench headed by Justice Surya Kant directed Ashish Mishra not to enter Uttar Pradesh except when...

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The Editors Guild of India on Tuesday urged Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw, to expunge the draft amendment to IT Rules 2021.   The response came after the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) proposed a plan to amend...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday removed the condition, mandating a magistrate's approval for withdrawal or withholding of life support to a terminally ill person.   A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Justice K.M. Joseph, said now the document will be signed by the executor of the...

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In the past 55 years in which India has been sending entries for the Best International Feature Film Oscar, it has been on just three occasions that the selected movies, despite some of them being critically acclaimed both in India and abroad, have made it to the nominations...

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Four unknown persons masquerading as enforcement directorate (ED) officers raided and looted a jewellery businessman of gold and cash worth over Rs2 crore, the police said here on Tuesday.   The incident happened in the glittering Zaveri Bazar area the hub of gold jewellery business...

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Social media influencers and celebrities will face a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh, which can go up to Rs 50 lakh on repeat offence and even lead to a ban of up to six years, on violation of guidelines for them, which were released by the consumer affairs ministry on Friday.   Consumer...

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Amitabha Banerjee Amitabha Banerjee 20 January 2023
“Tell me, Mr Banerjee,” said the deputy governor (DG) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), looking at me quizzically over the top of his reading glasses…   “How did you achieve this?”   The question mystified me as much as it did the six RBI officials sitting on either side of...

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The Delhi High Court on Friday queried the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the lookout circulars (LOC) issued in view of the registration of two FIRs dated June 2, 2017, and August 19, 2019, against journalists Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy in 2019.   The counsel representing...

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The Editors Guild of India on Wednesday expressed its deep concern on amendment to IT Rules 2021 made by the IT ministry, giving authority to PIB (press information bureau) to determine veracity of news reports, and directing online intermediaries and social media platforms to take down...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 January 2023
The Supreme Court collegium has expressed its disagreement with the Union government for returning the proposal to appoint advocate Saurabh Kripal, who is openly gay, as a judge of Delhi High Court (HC), saying "every individual is entitled to maintain their own dignity and individuality,...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 January 2023
The Bombay High Court (HC) has published in the Maharashtra state gazette rules for video conferencing for courts. The rules provide general principles governing video conferencing, recommend facilities, service of summons, examination of persons, cost of video conferencing, the conduct of...

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The intelligence fusion and strategic operations unit of the Delhi Police has arrested four men for stealing data from a government portal and creating a fake website following which they duped more than 1,800 pensioners.   The accused were identified as Amit Khosa, a resident of...

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday said a child adopted by a government servant's widow after his death would not be entitled for family pension.   A bench of Justices K.M. Joseph and B.V. Nagarathna noted that a child is born to the deceased government servant after his death has to be...

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At least 44 more buildings have developed cracks in the last 24 hours in Joshimath, including the five-room rest house of the Public Works Department which is in a dilapidated condition.   The labourers in the premises were shifted to a safer place when more cracks appeared on the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 January 2023
The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday took on record suggestions made by senior advocate Indira Jaising on live-streaming of important cases in the apex court.   Ms Jaising requested the bench that matters like marital rape has national importance and thus should be live-streamed. She also...

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Controversial cricket administrator and former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Sunday announced that his son Ruchir Modi would succeed him as head of Lalit Kumar Modi (LKM) branch of the K.K. Modi Family Trust.   He also announced his resignation as head of LKM branch and beneficiary of...

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 The climate change crisis may be a global problem, but for India there may also be a cost of living crisis emerging, according to a report released by the World Economic Forum titled "Global Risks Report 2023", earlier this week.   Digital inequality and a cost of living crisis...

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India's National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) came out with its report on land subsidence at Joshimath after studying the images captured by the European Space Agency's satellite Sentinel-1 SAR.   NRSC correlated the identified subsidence zone with India's new Cartosat-2S satellite...

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Moneylife Digital Team 13 January 2023
While appreciating the concern of the renowned engineer and town planner Shirish Patel and architect and urban planner Sulakshana Mahajan in filing a public interest litigation (PIL) for the benefit of the beneficiaries of rehabilitation of buildings in the Bombay Development Directorate...

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