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Drug case accused gives birth during outbreak: Woman refused bail, but court asks authorities if conditions safe for mother, child
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

However, the court also stressed that it cannot be oblivious to the fact that the newborn needs to be protected from COVID-19.

20-hr journey in 4 days: A cancer patient’s arduous ride home amid lockdown
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Talking to The Indian Express over phone on Saturday evening, Mohammad Akbar, Haleema’s 70-year-old husband, said: “We have reached Ramban in Jammu. The roads are bad. We hope to reach home in Pattan Baramulla by 2 am on Sunday (April 5).”

Wheels stuck, but worries are many for Ola, Uber drivers
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

The transport sector is one of the many areas which has been hit by the ongoing restrictions, aimed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Among the affected most are the cab drivers, who had taken loans to buy vehicles to jump onto the bandwagon of online platforms of Ola and Uber

Explained: During India coronavirus lockdown, the laws that come into play
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

India coronavirus lockdown: The Disaster Management Act protects government officers and employees from any legal process for actions they took “in good faith”.

Bellies filled with food, hearts longing for home: Story of migrant labourers at a shelter home
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Several migrants, who started walking from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh towards their homes soon after the 21-day lockdown was announced, were picked up and put at several shelters beginning March 29.

To check COVID-19 spread, Panchkula invokes British-era law
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Law allows temporary deployment of civilians for patrolling within the villages and says they will be deemed to be public servants.

COVID-19: High Court upholds relaxation of curfew in Chandigarh
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The hearing took place through video conferencing before a division bench of Justices Rajiv Sharma and Rakesh Kumar Jain on Sunday morning.

PIL filed against Chandigarh Administration’s decision to relax curfew
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

While the public were restrained from leaving their houses, the Chandigarh Administration on Friday passed an order allowing one person from each household to step out of their houses between 10 am to 6 pm to visit their nearest shop or market. 

Amid lockdown in Punjab, a big fear: Drug addicts at risk of relapse
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Dr Anirudh Kala, a Ludhiana-based senior psychiatrist, said the mental illnesses require a very long treatment and follow-up visits for dosage adjustment.

Punjab to release 25% inmates to decongest jails
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The prisoners convicted and facing trial under POCSO Act, Section 376, 379-B of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Substances Act, for acid attack and foreign nationals will continue to remain inside the jails.

Coronavirus: Rape, child sexual abuse accused and convicts, foreigners not to be released in Haryana 
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Those under-trials with only one case pending in which maximum prescribed sentence is seven years or less and those with two cases pending in “which maximum prescribed punishment in both cases is seven years or less” will be considered for 45 days of interim bail, which can be extended to 60 days.

Doctor hounded over tweet on lack of protective gear, PGIMS Rohtak says ‘she is our front line’
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

While Kakkar could not be contacted despite repeated attempts, Dr Dhruv Chaudhary, a Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at PGIMS Rohtak and Head of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine vociferously supported the student and even confirmed that doctors everywhere are in need of more protective gear.

After applause, docs, nurses face corona stigma in neighbourhood
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

In Kolkata, a 30-year old woman, who is part of the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) team which tests samples for coronavirus, was told by her landlord in South Kolkata to leave the place.

Coronavirus: In Punjab jails, new inmates now head straight to isolation ward
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

The government told the court that prisons at a cumulative level are not overcrowded, except for Amritsar and Ferozepur Central Jails where the occupancy rate is between 120-130 per cent. Central Jail Patiala also has 110 per cent occupancy.

BSF constable entitled to disability pension, says HC
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The constable is from Haryana’s Jhajjar and was enrolled in the BSF in 1995 under sports category.

HC red flags withholding of tax refunds, issues show-cause to top Haryana officers
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The company had claimed a refund of Rs 48,11,52,210 and Rs 252,45,13,970 as refund under the provisions of the Act.

Trial court has no record of 1994 report police claimed to have filed, SIT tells Punjab and Haryana HC
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

The SIT has also said that there is no record of the 1994 case in the trial court even though local police have claimed that an untraced report was filed there in 1994.

Haryana FIRs pending against 1,170 POs, HC says police have to follow court orders
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

The observation was made by the court in response to a Haryana Police submission that the matter of registration of FIRs in 1,170 cases is pending in the state due to a verdict passed in appeal by a single bench of the High Court in 2016.

Punjab: College expels student for ‘using’ Apple watch during exam; HC quashes orders
Sun, Mar 15, 2020

While delivering the verdict, the court also quashed the orders of IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, which had barred the student from appearing in examination for a period of two semesters.

Punjab cops still not recording witness statement on video, cites lack of funds
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

The HC, meanwhile, has ordered release of two accused in a drugs case after they produced video evidence raising questions over the FIR registered by the police.