NEWS & UPDATES
NEWS & UPDATES
19 Feb 2019
Apex Court refuses to entertain plea seeking court monitored investigation of Mirage 2000 crash
Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition seeking court-monitored investigation into incidents of fighter plane crashes including recent crash of Mirage-2000 trainer aircraft near Bengaluru in which two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots were killed and said Supreme Court cannot undertake judicial enquiry into mishappenings involving fighter jets.
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17 Feb 2019
Direction to state government has been issued by Apex Court to ensure scrapped Section 66A of the IT Act is not invoked by them
Supreme Court has directed all state governments to remind their respective police departments of its March 24, 2005 order which led to scrapping of Section 66A of the Information Technology (IT) Act and asked to ensure that Section 66A of IT Act is not invoked.
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15 Feb 2019
High Courts under Section 482 can examine whether a matter is civil and being given cloak of a criminal matter
Supreme Court has reiterated that a high court, while exercising jurisdiction under 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, can examine whether a matter which is essentially of a civil nature has been given a cloak of a criminal offence.
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13 Feb 2019
Government of India eases norms on start-ups by relaxing eligibility criteria and tax limits
The Central Government has given in to the increasing demands for revising the definition and scope of angel tax. An entity shall be considered a startup upto 10 years from its date of incorporation / registration instead of the extant period of 7 years. 
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12 Feb 2019
Delhi High Court approves plan to revamp the Tis Hazari Court Complex, directs Delhi Govt to take action
Delhi High Court has approved plan to revamp capital’s Tis Hazari court complex and asked state government to start acting on it immediately.
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12 Feb 2019
The Apex Court has warned Unitech Limited for not cooperating with Forensic Auditors during their Insolvency proceedings
Supreme Court has pulled up Unitech Limited for not cooperating with forensic auditors it had appointed and warned the company of initiating contempt proceedings for obstructing judicial work.
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11 Feb 2019
The Hon’ble Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutional Validity of key provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code in its Swiss Ribbons Judgment
The Hon’ble Supreme Court while stating that the Code does have its flaws, it is an economic / financial legislation that will face challenges and amendments but as a legislation has been enacted with an intent to improve overall financial health of the nation and is thus good enough to pass the Constitutional muster.
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10 Feb 2019
Delhi High Court sets aside Centre's notifications banning manufacture & sale of type 2 diabetes meds in patients who don't show improvement
Delhi High Court has set aside Centre's notifications banning manufacture and sale of fixed drug combinations (FDCs) used for treatment of Type-2 diabetes mellitus in patients who do not show improvement or glycemic control with diet, exercise and usage of dual therapy.
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10 Feb 2019
The Apex Court asks Bihar Government as to why it has been providing just one boiled egg a week under Midday meal when the mandate is to provide milk or egg 5 days a week
Supreme Court has asked Bihar Government why it has been providing just one boiled egg a week to school children under the midday meal scheme when it had ordered all governments in drought affected states to provide egg or milk five days a week.
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08 Feb 2019
Apex Court has held that it is mandatory legal requirement to specify whether sentences would run concurrently or consecutively
Supreme Court has held that it is a mandatory legal requirement to specify whether sentences awarded to an accused convicted for two or more offences, would run concurrently or consecutively.
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03 Feb 2019
CIC pulls up RBI for perfuctory handling of RTI Applications seeking records of it's Board meetings during DeMo
Central Information Commission has pulled up Reserve Bank of India for "perfunctory handling" of an RTI application seeking records of its board meetings, where the issue of demonetisation was deliberated, and issued a show-cause notice to its Central Public Information Officer.
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01 Feb 2019
Apex Court admits High Courts have limited powers to interfere in CBI investigations which are matters of national importance
Supreme Court has ruled that high Court in states have limited power to order CBI probe as CBI was created to investigate corruption and cases of national importance.
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30 Jan 2019
Supreme Court comes down hard on those making a mockery of professional education
Supreme Court has said it would not allow anyone to make a mockery of medical and legal education in the country and warned of stringent steps against those who play with its quality.
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28 Jan 2019
TRAI proposed inter operability in Set Top Boxes for different Platforms
“Rest assured, we will make inter-operable set-top boxes (STBs) happen,” Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chief RS Sharma told Times of India, adding the goal was to achieve this within a year. 
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25 Jan 2019
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Increases Rates of Advertising to Broadcasters
Vide its Notification dated 25.01.2019, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has taken a decision to revise the advertisement rates offered by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication (BOC) to private TV channels.
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25 Jan 2019
Hon’ble Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutional Validity of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code in the Essar Steel Matter
Vide its judgment dated 25.01.2018, the Hon’ble Supreme Court sets two provisions in place. Firstly, Section 29A of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code bars existing promoters of an insolvent firm from participating in bidding. On the other hand Section 12A
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24 Jan 2019
TRAI Releases Direction to Service Providers regarding Implementation of New Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting & Cable Service despite pendency of Writ in the Delhi High Court
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), in March, 2017, notified the new regulatory framework for Broadcasting and Cable services, comprising of the (i) Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services (Eighth)(Addressable Systems) Tariff Order, 2017, (ii) Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017 and (iii) Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Standards of Quality of Service and Subscriber Protection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2017.
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19 Jan 2019
Prasar Bharti Releases New Policy for Allotment of Slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform for Satellite Channels alongwith inviting applications from eligible satellite TV channels for allotment of slots of DD Free Dish DTH Platform through 38th on line e-auction process
This exercise has been done in furtherance of Order dated 27.10.2017 of the Hon’ble Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Authority in Broadcasting Petition 391 of 2017 wherein the Tribunal directed Prasar Bharti (Respondent) to come out with a new policy for allotment of slots of DD Free Dish
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03 Jan 2019
The Hon’ble Supreme Court dismisses appeal of TRAI seeking Clarification on its own Regulations
The Hon’ble Division Bench of the Supreme Court refused to entertain an appeal filed by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) against its own Regulations and Tariff Order seeking clarification on the provision of
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29 Dec 2018
TRAI issues FAQs on the new regulatory framework for the broadcasting sector
As the D-Day for the execution of the new regulatory framework nears, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a rundown of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the new system so as to clear questions in the mind of the consumers.
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20 Dec 2018
Tata Sky gets relief from implementing TRAI tariff order, regulation till 10 Jan
Direct to home (DTH) operator Tata Sky obtained relief from the Delhi High Court as the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has assured that it won’t make any coercive move against the DTH operator.
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18 Dec 2018
Plea in SC Challenges Laws Regularizing Entry and Stay of Persecuted Communities from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan in India
An appeal has been filed in the  Hon’ble Supreme Court of India challenging rules and notification  which regularize the entry and stay of individuals from six communities which case to be victims of religious mistreatment and prosecution in their very own nations in India.
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13 Dec 2018
TDSAT dismisses TRAI Tariff Order on predatory pricing due to lack of "transparency"
In a relief to Telecom Operators, The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) vide its Order dated 13.12.2018 dismissed the telecom regulator's order dated February 16, 2018 on predatory pricing due to lack of "transparency".
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06 Dec 2018
Penalty for Cruelty to Animals to be hiked by 120 times
The Central Government is taking steps to amend the animal welfare laws and have finally taken the decision to amnend the highest fine of cruelty towards animals from a paltry penalty of Rs. 50 to a more respectable sum of Rs. 6000.
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27 Nov 2018
Leading MSOs declare carriage as time for enforcement of TRAI regulations on broadcasting draws near
Given that the date of compliance of the TRAI Regulations draws closer the last date for which is 29.11.2018. The top Multi System Operators (MSOs) of the country such as Hathway Cable & Datacom, DEN Networks, Siti Networks, IndusInd Media and Communications Ltd (InDigital), GTPL Hathway,
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19 Nov 2018
After Sony, Star spars with Dish TV by issuing them a disconnection notice over non payment of Subscription Fee
Star has issued disconnection notice to DTH Operator Dish TV over non payment of subscription dues, non signing of interconnect agreement which leads to a non compliance of an agreement signed between the parties.
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17 Nov 2018
Big news for the TV Industry stakeholders as DEN, Hathway shareholders approve stake acquisition by Reliance
After Reliance Industries Limited gave its go ahead to acquire controlling stakes in DEN Networks and Hathway Cable and Datacom as part of its plan to launch JioGigaFiber in 50 million homes, the Mukesh Ambani-led company have pledged in Rs 5,230 crore to take control of the two companies.
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13 Nov 2018
TRAI issues Consultation Paper for including OTT Services in its Regulatory Framework
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released a Consultation Paper on 'Regulatory Framework for Over The Top (OTT) Communication Services'. OTT services could theoretically be considered in the broadest sense to mean all online services (for instance, e-commerce platforms or applications offering aggregating services)
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10 Nov 2018
TRAI note states regulations, Tariff order commence on 3rd July, 2018 to now be completed by broadcasters in terms of the recent Supreme Court dismissal of the appeal
All the timelines as prescribed in the Tariff Order, Interconnection Regulations and Quality of Services Regulations have commenced from the 3rd of July, 2018 and therefore, all the Service Providers are required to comply with the provisions
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26 Oct 2018
Ruias offer Rs. 54, 389 Crore Repayment Proposal under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code for Essar Steel with no haircut to Creditors
For Ruia Control over the company to remain, the promoters offered to pay lenders of Essar Steel Rs 54,389 crore including Rs 47,507 crore upfront cash payment to clear all dues and pull out the firm from insolvency proceedings. The offer even betters  Rs 42,202 crore offered by the world's largest steel producer Arcelor Mittal.
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24 Oct 2018
Central Government mulls mandating the live broadcasting signal of sporting events of “national importance” be simultaneously shared without its advertisements with the Prasar Bharati, releases consultation
Feedback/comments on Draft Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 Ministry of Information and Broadcasting New Delhi Date: 17th October, 2018 The Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing With Prasar Bharati) Act, 2007 (In short Sports Act)
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09 Oct 2018
Sony approaches TDSAT claiming losses after Disconnection of 32 Channels by Tata Sky, Starts an Ad Campaign for Consumer awareness
The deadlock between Tata Sky and Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) went into muddy waters when the direct-to-home (DTH) platform removed 32 channels of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and three from the India Today Network because the negotiations on the Reference Interconnect Agreement between parties could not reach a suitable conclusion.
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08 Oct 2018
Online Content May Be Subject To Censorship Norms After Bombay High Court Issues Notice To The Centre in a PIL
The freedom of expression enjoyed by web series makers on Platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Sony Liv etc. could soon be censored for showcasing inappropriate content. The Bombay High Court issued a notice to the Centre to set up a pre-screening panel for curbing nudity, violence and unsavoury language, besides monitoring ads before they go on air.
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04 Oct 2018
NCLT and NCLAT should refrain from interfering in insolvency resolution proceedings by the Interim Resolution Professional and the Committee of Creditors: Supreme Court
The Hon’ble Supreme Court has held that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) should refrain from interfering in insolvency resolution proceedings by the Interim Resolution Professional and the Committee of Creditors of the lender banks of a sick enterprise under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.
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28 Sep 2018
Apex court Allows Entry of Women of all Ages into Sabarimala Temple
The Supreme Court allowed the entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple. The court held that the right to worship was given to all devotees and there cannot be any discrimination on the basis of one’s gender.
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27 Sep 2018
Apex Court Decriminalizes the Provision of Adultery in the Indian Penal Code
The Hon’ble Supreme Court after reserving its verdict on the validity of the offence of Adultery defined under Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code held that the offence of Adultery as enshrined is unconstitutional and decriminalized the same as it is based on the idea of treating a woman
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26 Sep 2018
To link or not to link - Supreme Court demystifies the Aadhaar Challenge
The constitutional bench of Hon’ble Supreme Court while upholding the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Scheme, clearly demarcated the services which required linking with the scheme and those which were exempt from the same.
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25 Sep 2018
The Apex Court Decides That MPS, MLAS Not Barred From Practicing Law
The Hon’ble Supreme Court ruled that members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly cannot be barred from practising law.
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20 Sep 2018
Hon’ble Supreme Court adjourns the star’s challenge to TRAI regulations due to paucity of time, adjourns matter to 22nd october
The Hon’ble Supreme Court on the hearing dated 18.09.2018 has adjourned the Star India versus Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) matter to 22 October as the bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra could not take up the matter.
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19 Sep 2018
Broadcasters required to file monthly teleport reports as per recent MIB direction
The Ministry of Information and broadcasting in its notice dated 19.09.2018 informed all the stakeholders that the online module for filing monthly teleport reports was now available
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16 Sep 2018
Uttarakhand High court recommends restoration of Anticipatory Bail in the State
Uttarakhand High court recommends restoration of Anticipatory Bail in the State while observing that even if FIR is false and frivolous, a person has to go to jail
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10 Sep 2018
Rescue plans for stressed assets in power sector
As per the 37th  standing committee on energy report there are a total of 34 power projects which have been labelled as “stressed/non- performing” by the respective lending banks in consonance with the RBI guidelines.
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06 Sep 2018
Homosexuality Not A Crime Anymore stated the Hon’ble Supreme Court upholding their Individual Rights and Right to Privacy
After the August 2017 ruling of the Hon’ble Apex Court that every individual has a fundamental right to privacy, which is a part of their right to life, the Hon’ble Apex Court reiterated the same while pronouncing the judgement decriminalising intercourse between consenting adults of the same sex ..
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31 Aug 2018
Circular on Non-disclosure of morphed/blurred photographs of victims of sexual abuse issued by MIB following Apex court’s order.
Following the directions issued by the Hon’ble Supreme Court the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting issued a circular dated 30.08.2018 with regard to the order dated 7.08.2018 passed by the Apex Court seeking compliance from all private satellite TV Channels that the photographs of victims of sexual abuse in Bihar
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03 Aug 2018
K&T Law Offices recently conducted a Workshop for a leading News Channel on Intellectual Property Implications in Showcasing of News in India
K&T Law Offices recently conducted a Workshop for a leading News Channel on Intellectual Property Implications in Showcasing of News in India.
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03 Aug 2018
Challenge to the TRAI Regulations made in Delhi High Court- Stay not granted to Direct to Home (DTH) Operators due to pendency of the Challenge to the Regulations on the issue of Copyright in the Hon’ble Supreme Court
The matter was listed before the division bench of Delhi High Court comprising of justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Chander Shekhar.
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23 Apr 2018
Relief by Director General of Anti Dumping to importers of Digital Offset Printing Plates in April 2018; K&T Law Offices appeared for an interested party against Domestic Giant and sole producer of the Product
The Director General of Anti Dumping (“DGAD”) has removed the levy of Anti Dumping Duty (“ADD”) on Digital Offset Printing Plates which has come as a major relief for importers of the Product.
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15 Nov 2017
K&T Law Offices secures landmark Order in TDSAT providing interim Wow Cinema and other similarly placed Broadcasters for interim arrangement on Prasar Bharti’s DD Free Dish slots
A case of arbitrary policy making by Prasar Bharti (more commonly known for its Channel Doordarshan and its free dish platform DD Free dish) was adjudicated upon by Ld. Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) upon Petition filed by Broadcaster Cinema 24x7 against the displacement of its channel WOW Cinema on the platform DD Free Dish and the Ld.
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12 May 2017
Landmark Order in TDSAT on 01.05.2016
“In respect of a matter of Outstanding Dues between the parties wherein the final amount prayed for was around Rs. 2.40 Crore, the Hon’ble TDSAT in respect of an interim prayer made on behalf of the Petitioner that atleast an amount of Rs. 60 lakhs be directed to be paid by the respondent to the petitioner in lieu of dishonoured for insufficient funds was pleased to grant the same.”
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25 Apr 2017
Expert Advisory to Oil & Gas Sector
The firm has a fair amount of experience in the Oil and Gas sector wherein it provides: End to end solutions for Oil and Gas Companies Interface with the regulatory authorities in the Oil and Gas Sector
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23 Apr 2017
John Doe Suits
Our team has successfully obtained John Doe injunction orders from the Hon’ble High Courts for Broadcasters in connection with the major Sporting and Live Events of the Channels.
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20 Apr 2017
Team’s participation as Speaker at Workshops/Seminars organised by different organisations including Delhi Management Association on “Empowerment of Women Employees” & “Prevention of Sexual harassment
Team’s participation as Speaker at Workshops/Seminars organised by different organisations including Delhi Management Association on “Empowerment of Women Employees” & “Prevention of Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace”.
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21 Feb 2017
Licensing permissions and dispute resolutions in DGFT, Customs and Central Excise
Licensing permissions and dispute resolutions in DGFT, Customs and Central Excise.
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21 Feb 2017
Strategic advisory on DRI, ED, FEMA and RBI matters
Strategic advisory on DRI, ED, FEMA and RBI matters
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06 Feb 2017
Strategizing the establishment and operations by the Foreign entities in India
Strategizing the establishment and operations by the Foreign entities in India.
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