Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicMadras High Court

Topic: Madras High Court

Madras HC upholds order on winding-up of SpiceJet over $24 million debt, gives time for appeal

Madras HC was hearing an appeal by SpiceJet to set aside a single-judge order to wind up the company and on the appointment of a provisional liquidator.

Not hate speech if stand-up comics poke fun at religion, but it is when evangelists do: Madras HC

Hearing a plea filed by a priest booked for allegedly mocking Hindus, Madras HC draws distinction between those who can seek immunity from criminal prosecution in hate speech cases.

1 court, 1 issue, 2 judges, 2 judgments — How Madras HC created ‘confusion’ over CCTVs in spa

A single-judge bench of Madras HC mandated installation of CCTV cameras in spas, in December. Last week, another single-bench of the HC said right to privacy makes it impermissible.

Why Madras HC ruled ‘fundamental duty to laugh, right to be funny’ deserve to be in Constitution

Court dismissed case against CPI(ML) office-bearer over ‘funny’ Facebook caption, said provisions that penalise preparation to commit a crime must meet higher threshold.

SpiceJet ‘admitted debt liability’, says HC on Credit Suisse winding-up plea. Airline to appeal

Madras HC has ordered winding up of SpiceJet Ltd over non-payment of $24 million in dues to Credit Suisse AG. But order kept in abeyance to allow SpiceJet time to deposit $5 million.

Madras HC orders winding up of SpiceJet over unpaid dues to Swiss company

The airline said the high court has stayed the order for a period of three weeks, subject to the condition that it deposits $5 million within two weeks.

Madras HC restrains Modi govt from taking coercive action under new IT rules

The two-judge bench granted the injunction when a new PIL came up for hearing Monday from Indian Broadcasters & Digital Media Foundation challenging the new IT rules' provisions.

EC ‘murder’ remark, IT rules: Why Justice Banerjee’s short stint at Madras HC made headlines

Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee issued a string of notable orders during his tenure, from Covid management to staying IT Rules. Many question the reasons behind his transfer.

‘Regret I couldn’t demolish feudal culture’: Madras HC Chief Justice pens farewell note for staff

New Delhi: On his last day in office Wednesday, Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee expressed gratitude towards the members of the legal...

2 HCs stay provisions of IT Rules: What this means for Netflix, Amazon, digital news media

Madras HC and Bombay HC stayed two provisions of Rule 9 of the IT guidelines, stating that prima facie they appeared to infringe on the right to freedom of speech and expression.

On Camera

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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