Delhi HC dismisses plea to remove Arvind Kejriwal as CM

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking removal of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as chief minister of the national capital as he was facing prosecution in a criminal case. The court was hearing a petition by Harinath Ram, an advocate, seeking direction to the Lieutenant Governor for immediate removal of Kejriwal and …

Delhi Patiala House court grants interim bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav in IRCTC scam case.

Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav Wednesday was granted interim bail till January 19 by Delhi’s Patiala court in connection with two IRCTC cases. Lalu, who is serving a jail term in Ranchi in a connection with a fodder scam case, appeared before the court via video-conferencing. He had told the court that he …

Supreme Court issues notice to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on petition seeking his disqualification as MLA.

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to Maharashtra chief minister Fadnavis on a petition seeking his disqualification as a legislator for not disclosing details of two criminal cases pending against him.   The order came on a petition filed by advocate Satish Ukey, who alleges that Fadnavis had cases of cheating and defamation pending …

SC stays Meghalaya High Court order directing private airlines to begin flight operations from Umroi airport

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India – Ranjan Gogoi took note of the submissions of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing Indigo airlines that there were no fire fighting and other facilities available at Umroi airport and flight operations cannot be started immediately.   “The high court order shall remain stayed,” the bench which …

Supreme Court – Existence of Arbitration Clause Doesn’t Limit Jurisdiction of Consumer Forums, Section 8 amendment notwithstanding.

The Supreme Court has upheld the NCDRC order rejecting a plea seeking reference to the arbitrator in a consumer complaint despite there being arbitration clause in the agreement entered between buyer and the builder.   Supreme Court Judgment –   “The remedy under Consumer Protection Act is a remedy provided to a consumer when there …

Bar Council of Delhi clarifies – Law Firms are not authorized to file “Vakalatnama”

The clarification dated November 11, 2018 has been issued in view of the contemporary practice following by law firms, where they file Vakalatnamas in the firm’s name. Axing the practice, the clarification now asserts that if such a Vakalatnama is signed by a law firm and not an advocate, it “should not be entertained or …

Advocates can use ID issued by Bar Council of India to enter airport terminal

Now advocates need not to concern if they forgot to take any photo identification such as Aadhar card, Driving License or Voter Identity Card while entering the airport and the terminals instead of they can use their valid advocates ID issued by the Bar Council of India and states (BCI) as a valid ID proof …