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Blackmarketing Of Remedesivir Directly Impacts Public Order: MP HC Upholds Detention Under NSA

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  While displaying zero tolerance for those involved in black marketing of remedesivir, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has in a brief, brilliant, bold and balanced judgment titled Sonu Bairwa Vs State of MP & Ors in WP No. 9878/2021 delivered on July 7, 2021 has upheld the detention of a man accused of black […]

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Police Nowadays Relies On Digital Information, CCTV Footages But Shies Of Divulging Details When Comes To Their Own Working: MP HC

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  While finding contradiction in police’s version in respect of CCTV cameras installed inside the police station, the Madhya Pradesh High Court just recently on July 5, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Vicky S/o Jaipaldas Pariyani Vs State of MP in M.Cr.C. No. 24825/2021 has granted bail to an accused […]

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Custody Under NDPS May Be Extended Beyond Expiry Of 180 Days Under UAPA: Jammu & Kashmir High Court

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Where Accused Is Booked Under Both UAPA & NDPS Act, Custody Under NDPS May Be Extended Beyond Expiry Of 180 Days Under UAPA: Jammu & Kashmir High Court In a significant, stimulating and serious development, we are seeing how the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Arshad […]

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Can the Applicant delay PCT National Phase Entry Deadlines?

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    The PCT national phase application in PCT contracting states/countries is entered within 30/31 months from the earliest priority date claimed by the International application.   Mostly, the applicants hope to wait until a favourable decision is received over their priority application before deciding whether to continue their International Application and enter into PCT […]

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Justice Kausik Chanda Of Calcutta HC Recuses From Hearing Mamata Banerjee’s Election Petition But Imposes Rs 5 Lakh Costs

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  It has to be said that in an unexpected turn of events, we saw how just recently on July 7, 2021, Justice Kausik Chanda of the Calcutta High Court in a recent judgment titled Mamata Banerjee vs Suvendu Adhikari in EP No. 1 of 2021 With I A No. GA 1 of 2021 while […]

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“Indian Society Becoming Homogenous, Traditional Barriers Of Religion Slowly Dissipating”: Delhi HC Bats For Uniform Civil Code

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  While observing clearly, cogently, categorically and convincingly that the hope expressed under Article 44 of the Constitution should not remain a ‘mere hope’, the Delhi High Court in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Satprakash Meena vs Alka Meena in C.R.P.1/2021 and CM APPL. 332/2021 that was reserved on 3 June and […]

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Convict Not Entitled To Remission While Undergoing Sentence In Default Of Payment Of Fine: Delhi HC

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  It has to be said before stating anything else that in a significant development with far reaching consequences affecting convicts, the Delhi High Court has just recently in a well-articulated, well-reasoned, well-analysed and well-substantiated judgment titled Virender vs State (GNCT of Delhi) that was reserved on April 12, 2021 and then finally delivered on […]

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Madras HC Upholds Default Bail Of Accused Under UAPA

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  In a well-written, well-worded, well-articulated, well-analysed, well-reasoned, well-balanced and well-substantiated judgment titled Union of India v. Vivekanandan @ Vivek in Criminal Appeal Nos. 272 and 275 of 2021 that was reserved on June 18, 2021 and then finally delivered on June 28, 2021, the Madras High Court upheld the decision of a lower Court, […]

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Widow Loses Right In Property Inherited From Previous Husband On Valid Remarriage: Chhattisgarh HC

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  In a significant development which shall greatly impact women, the Chhattisgrah High Court has just recently on June 28, 2021 in a learned, latest and landmark judgment titled Loknath v Shribachahh Kumar Bhoi & Ors in Second Appeal No. 356 of 2001 held quite clearly that the effect of a valid remarriage is that […]

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Recovery Of Weapon Used In Commission Of Offence Is Not A Sine Qua Non For Conviction: SC

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  It is quite pertinent to mention right at the outset that the Supreme Court just recently on July 6, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Rakesh vs State of UP in Criminal Appeal No. 556 of 2021 in exercise of its criminal appellate jurisdiction has observed while upholding the conviction […]

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Preventive Detention – Karnataka HC Issues Guidelines On Consideration Of Detenu’s Representation

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  While firmly, fully and finally espousing the legal rights of a detenu, the Karnataka High Court has in a brief, brilliant, bold and balanced judgment titled Rizwan Pasha @ Kulla Rizwan vs Commissioner of Police, Bengaluru and 2 Ors. in Writ Petition Habeas Corpus No. 29 of 2021 delivered on June 15, 2021 held […]

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Delhi High Court Issues Guidelines For Declaring Persons As Proclaimed Offenders And Their Early Apprehension

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  In a most significant and path breaking development with far reaching consequences, the Delhi High Court has as recently as on 28 June, 2021 in a brief, brilliant, balanced and bold judgment titled Sunil Tyagi vs Govt of NCT of Delhi & Anr in CRL.M.C. 5328/2013 & CRL.M.C.4438/2013 has commendably, cogently and convincingly issued […]

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CJI Calls For Debate On Social Media Noise Impact On Institutions

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  It is really good to see that the new CJI NV Ramana who was appointed as the 48th CJI on 6th April, 2021 and took oath as CJI on 24th April 2021 has very rightly expressed his concern on the social media noise and how it adversely impacts the institutions also like judiciary to […]

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Centre and Delhi Govt Must Incorporate Rules For Holding Officers Accountable For Lapse In Handling Court Cases: Delhi HC

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  While prima facie observing that raising false claims by government officers causes injustice to the litigant seeking justice, the Delhi High Court has just recently on June 24, 2021 in a brief, brilliant, balanced and bold judgment titled Hajara & Ors vs Government of India in W.P.(C) 7553/2015 , FAO 265/2014, FAO 403/2017, FAO […]

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Fundamental Right To Life Under Article 21 Includes Right To Food And Other Basic Necessities: SC

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  While demonstrating supreme concern on the innumerable sufferings faced by the migrant labourers, the Supreme Court as recently as on June 29, 2021 in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled In Re: Problems And Miseries Of Migrant Labourers in Suo Motu Writ Petition (Civil) No. 6 of 2020 with Writ Petition (C) […]

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Detenu Has Constitutional Right To Make Representation To Detaining Authority Against Detention Order, Violation Makes It Illegal: MP HC

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  It is quite remarkable, quite refreshing, quite robust and quite reasonable that the Madhya Pradesh High Court while espousing the supreme value of human and constitutional rights has in a latest, learned, laudable and landmark judgment titled Yatindra Verma Vs State of MP & Ors. in WP No. 9792/2021 delivered on June 24, 2021 […]

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Zero Tolerance For Not Filing Charge sheet In Time

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  It must be first and foremost pointed out before mentioning anything else that the charge sheet refers to a formal police record showing the names of each person who are brought into custody, the nature of the accusations that they are charged with and the identity of the accusers. Charge sheet is the backbone […]

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Covid-19 second wave pushes vulnerable groups into debt traps

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  New Delhi, June 30, 2021: Covid-19 induced lockdown and the aftereffect of the ongoing pandemic continues to impact low-income households across the country. However, the economic distress brought on by the pandemic seems to have a long-lasting impact on people belonging to vulnerable and economically weaker sections of the society, according to an analysis […]

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Telangana High Court Issues Practice Directions Pursuant To Supreme Court Order On Cheque Bouncing Cases

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  In keeping with the requirements of the changing circumstances, the Telangana High Court has issued practice directions to Magistrates and Trial Courts having jurisdiction to try offences under the Negotiable Instruments Act pursuant to the directions issued by the Supreme Court (In Re Expeditious Trial Of Cases Under Section 138  of NI Act) regarding […]

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Kidnapping For Ransom – Necessary To Prove Threat To Cause Death Or Harm For Conviction Under Section 364A IPC: Supreme Court

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  In a major development which should not escape our notice, the Apex Court has most recently on June 28, 2021 in a learned, latest, laudable and landmark judgment titled Shaik Ahmed vs State of Telangana in Criminal Appeal No. 533 of 2021 (@ Special Leave Petition (Crl.) No.308 of 2021) in exercise of its […]

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Allahabad HC Issues Revised Fresh Guidelines For Functioning Of District Courts And Tribunals 

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On June 23, 2021 after wide consultations and considering the COVID situation in UP, the Allahabad High Court has issued revised fresh guidelines for the functioning of all the Courts and Tribunals subordinate to it. These guidelines are primarily aimed at ensuring that the rapid spread of corona is contained and the courts carry on […]

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Criticizing Bar Council Decisions Amounts To Misconduct: BCI Amends Rules To Improve Standards Of Professional Conduct & Etiquette For Advocates

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  To start with, in a very significant development which shall affect lakhs of lawyers all across the country due to which they all must be aware of this, the Bar Council of India (BCI) which is the highest governing body of advocates has after its meeting on 3 June 2021 amended its rules to […]

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Plea For Anticipatory Bail Maintainable Even After Section 41A CrPC Notice Issued By Police: Karnataka HC

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  While setting the record straight,  the Karnataka High Court in a latest, learned, landmark and laudable judgment titled Sri Ramappa @ Ramesh vs The State of Karnataka in Criminal Petition No. 101022 of 2021 delivered just recently on June 22, 2021  has stated quite explicitly that the apprehension of arrest always does exist even […]

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