NHRC notice to Chairman, BHEL and Medical Superintendent, BHEL Hospital, Haridwar over reports of a patient declared dead and sent to mortuary even as he was alive 

National Human Rights Commission: The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that in Haridwar, Uttarakhand a patient declared dead by doctors at a state-owned hospital and shifted into mortuary was, allegedly, alive for the next eight hours, an autopsy conducted on the body the next day revealed. The Commission […]

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NHRC notice to Uttar Pradesh Govt over police personnel in Saharanpur refusing to carry 2 injured boys to the hospital who later died

National Human Rights Commission: The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh policemen on duty at a police control room (PCR) van refused to carry two grievously injured boys to the hospital saying that the vehicle will get smudged. Crucial time was lost in carrying […]

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Case can be examined under Competition Act even if agreements in question executed before commencement of Act, provided agreements are in force after the Act having come into effect

Competition Commission of India: The Commission recently passed an order under Section 26(2) of the Competition Act, 2002 regarding a complaint filed under Section 19(1)(a) of the Competition Act, 2002 wherein the informant alleged that the opposing party (OP) had contravened Section 4 of the Competition Act. The informant was the Karta of an HUF […]

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Seats reserved for SC/ST candidates in educational institutions if remain vacant, should be filled by open category candidates

Himachal Pradesh High Court: A Division Bench comprising of Sanjay Karol, Acting CJ and Ajay Mohan Goel, J., decided a writ petition, wherein it was held that vacant reserved seats meant for SC/ST categories in educational institutes which remain unfilled after exhausting the list of available and eligible SC/ST candidates, should be thereafter offered and […]

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No scope for intervention by CIC if replies to certain parts of application by CPIO are missing but instead addressed by FAA

Central Information Commission: The Commission recently dealt with an appeal wherein the appellant contended that the information he seeked through 6 points regarding implementation of second MACP scheme in All India Radio by the 6th Central Pay Commission, had not been provided to him by the CPIO. The complainant had not appeared before the Commission […]

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Conference on “Increasing the Access to Justice in the State of West Bengal” cum ‘Indian Mediation Week’ Press Release, 2018

NUJS Legal Aid Society in association with the ODRways—a platform committed to propagating the idea of alternate dispute resolution through ‘Mediation’ which brings together clients and mediators in real-time, organized a Conference on the theme of Increasing Access to Justice in West Bengal, which will see hundreds of students from over 20 law schools spread […]

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