P&H High Court Directs Protection Of Honest Officers While Setting Aside CM’s Remarks On Ashok Khemka

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In a major development, the Punjab and Haryana High  Court in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Dr. Ashok Khemka Versus State of Haryana and others  in CWP-317-2019 (O&M) delivered on March 18, 2019 has very clearly and convincingly not just upheld the integrity  of eminent IAS officer of 1991 batch –  Dr Ashok… Read more »

India Begets Its First Lokpal Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose And How – Hitherto Unopposed And Virtually Opaque?

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From being recommended by the First Administrative Reforms Commission back in 1966, from as many as eight failed attempts at a legislation up till 2011, to crusader Anna Hazare’s hunger-strike the same year that effectively set the Parliament in motion, to the law eventually seeing the light of the day in January, 2014, and after… Read more »

You Cheated; It’s Mandatory for You to Pay Alimony

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Not all Marriages are Heaven, if we see there are cases where either wife or husband cheated their spouse and they came on the verge of divorce, it’s not easy to get divorce because there are thousands of cases in courts for divorce and to settle them there are divorce lawyers in Bengaluru and other… Read more »

Maladministration & Sexism: RGNUL Patiala Students’ Protest Continues On Day 3

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The students of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Patiala took to the University gates this morning, as their protests against the college administration entered day three. The protests had begun on Friday against the “arbitrary and wrongful” suspension of six hostel inmates allegedly after the boys raised their voice against the quality of… Read more »

Rafale: Official Secret Act Vs Right To Information.

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The government is focusing on whether or not documents released in the media are ‘secret’, without going into their veracity. For discovering an incriminating document from the defence department, a journalist is threatened. For attaching those documents to public interest litigation, a lawyer is threatened with prosecution under the Official Secrets Act. The battle is… Read more »

Mere Use Of Word ‘Harijan’ During Speech Not An Offence Under SC-ST Act: Orissa High Court

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“It is found that the petitioner had not uttered word “Harijan” intentionally to insult anybody including informant” Quashing a criminal case against Former Odisha Minister, the Orissa High Court observed that mere use of the word ‘Harijan’ during the course of the speech, without intention to insult anybody, does not fall within the limit of… Read more »

Married Daughter Also Has A Right Of Succession In The “Lease Premises” Under Goa Succession Law: SC

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“Under the provisions of the erstwhile Portuguese Civil Code, 1867 and/or under the provisions of the Inventory Proceeding Act, 2012, there is no further classification between a daughter married or unmarried and son.” The Supreme Court has observed that a married daughter would have a right of succession in the “lease premises”, as per the… Read more »

Advocates Right To Strike : Ethical OR Corrupt

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Kanishk Jain   Abstract – The “right to work” is defined by Charles Fourier (1772-1837) a Frenchman who observes that “Politics extol the rights of men and do not guarantee the prime and only useful right, the right to work.” In my views ‘right to work” is active involvement of physical and mental body which… Read more »