Caravan defamation case shifted to Patiala House Court

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday transferred the criminal defamation case filed by Vivek Doval, son of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, against The Caravan Magazine and others to Patiala House District Court.

A single-judge bench of Justice Mukta Gupta transferred the case to the Patiala House District Court.

Earlier, the matter was heard by a Rouse Avenue District Court exclusively dealing with matters relating to lawmakers. As one of the accused, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on December 19, 2020, tendered an apology to Vivek Doval before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sachin Gupta marking the case to District Judge Rouse Avenue District Court for passing appropriate order as the matter now pertains between private parties.

PIL seeks regulating online lending platforms; HC seeks Centre, RBI stand

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday sought response of the Centre and the RBI on a PIL seeking regulation of online lending platforms offering short-term personal loans at exorbitant interest rates through mobile apps, and allegedly humiliating and harassing people in case of delay in repayment.

A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notice to the Finance Ministry and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seeking their stand on the plea which has claimed that such lending platforms charge exorbitant interests on the loans given by them.

MCD councillors, officers living like lords, says HC: The Delhi High Court on Friday said it intends to stop all non-essential, discretionary expenses of the three municipal corporations here, including the perks of councillors and senior officers "living like lords", so that salaries and pensions of COVID-19 front line workers -- doctors, nurses and sanitation staff -- can be paid.

Somnath Bharti gets bail: A special court here on Friday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti in one of the two cases lodged against him for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and the state's hospitals. The cases were registred against him in Rae Bareli and Amethi after he made the objectionable remarks on Saturday.

NGT directs govt to finalise EPR regime: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to finalise the ‘Extended Producer Responsibility’ (EPR) regime for plastic waste within three months saying that steps taken by it were ‘too slow’.

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