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Ramani Wiped 50 Years Of My Hard Work With One Stroke: MJ Akbar

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Let me begin with a disclaimer: I have no affiliation with eminent and senior journalist MJ Akbar of any kind and I have never met him in person nor am I affiliated in any way with his political party BJP of which he is a member and earlier was Union Minister of State also for […]

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SC upholds environmental clearance, government notification on Central Vista project

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In a majority verdict, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the environmental clearance and notification for change in land use for the Central Vista Project. The Central Vista revamp, announced in September, 2019 envisages a new triangular Parliament building, with seating capacity for 900 to 1,200 MPs, that is to be constructed by August, 2022 […]

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Stop misuse and wastage of potable water: NGT

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The misuse and wastage of potable water has to be prevented and authorities should continuously monitor it, the National Green Tribunal has said. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel made the observation while asking a petitioner, who sought to stop water wastage, to take up the matter with the statutory authorities […]

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Madras HC Takes Serious Note Of Doctors Not Even Going Near Dead Bodies As Such Shabby Unscientific Reports Will Collapse Criminal Justice System In Country

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While noting that in most of the medico-legal cases, the sentence in most of the medico-legal cases, the outcome of the criminal case depends upon the findings in the autopsy certificate and also the doctor’s evidence, the Madras High Court in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled RM Arun Swaminathan Vs The Principal Secretary […]

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Further hearing needed in 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal : SC

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 The Supreme Court on Monday said further hearing was required in the 2009 criminal contempt case against activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan and journalist Tarun Tejpal to examine whether comments on corruption against judges per se amounted to contempt or not. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra and comprising justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari […]

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Online Lecture Series : Dattopant Thengadi Lecture Series

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In order to utilize this lockdown period and for the benefit of lawyers, our organization is organizing an ‘Online Lecture Series’ in the name of ‘Dattopant Thengadi Lecture Series’ wherein a Senior Advocate, ASG or a Prominent Legal Personality share his views on a given subject/topic. In this Lecture Series till now we have organized […]

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Bombay High Court directs Congress leader P Chidambaram and others to file statement in 10,000 cr damage suit by 63 Moons Technologies.

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The Bombay high court on Friday asked Congress leader P Chidambaram, former forward market commission (FMC) chairman Ramesh Abhishek and serving bureaucrat KP Krishnan to file their statements in the the Rs 10,000 crore damage suit by 63 Moons Technologies within four weeks. The bench said that if the trio fail to submit the statements within […]

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No Attempt Made To Frame Uniform Civil Code Despite Judicial Exhortation: SC

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  At the outset, there can be no denying that it is a matter of greatest concern that none other than the Supreme Court which is the highest court in India has just recently in a latest, landmark and extremely laudable judgment titled Jose Paulo Coutinho vs. Maria Luiza Valentina Pereira & Anr. in Civil […]

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Maxwell Chambers Suites Officially Opens Today Giving Yet Another Boost to Singapore’s Legal Hub Position

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The world’s two largest economies, the United States and China, and three of the four largest economies in Asia, China, India and South Korea, along with 46 States met in Singapore today and inked a new international treaty on mediation that will enable the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements amongst the signatory countries. Singapore was […]

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Condition Of Lady Advocates Vulnerable: Lawyer Approaches Supreme Court Seeking CBI Enquiry In Darvesh Yadav Murder Case

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To start with, a woman advocate named Ms Indu Kaul who is a regularly practising lady advocate duly entered on the roll of bar Council of Delhi under Advocates Act, 1961  has approached the Supreme Court by filing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking CBI enquiry in the murder case of Ms Darvesh Yadav who […]

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Plaintiff Cannot Be Forced To Add Parties Against Whom He Does Not Want To Fight: Supreme Court

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It is worth noting and worth mentioning that in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Gurmit Singh Bhatia Vs Kiran Kant Robinson and others in Civil Appeal Nos. 5522-5523 of 2019 delivered on July 17, 2019, the Supreme Court while exercising its civil appellate jurisdiction has reiterated that, in a suit, the plaintiff is the dominus […]

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Delhi High Court Imposes Rs. 50,000 Cost On Woman For False Sexual Harassment Plea

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It is most heart warming to note that Delhi High Court in a latest, landmark and extremely laudable judgment titled Anita Suresh vs. Union of India & Ors in W.P.(C) 5114/2015 delivered on July 9, 2019 has rightly gone the extra mile and imposed Rs. 50,000 cost on a woman for false sexual harassment plea. […]

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Right To Shelter A Fundamental Right; State Has Constitutional Duty To Provide House Sites To Poor: Allahabad High Court

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It has to be remarked with consummate ease that in a latest, landmark and extremely laudable judgment titled Rajesh Yadav Vs State of UP And 9 Others in Public Interest Litigation (PIL) No. – 775 of 2019 delivered on July 1, 2019, the Allahabad High Court has very rightly held that the right to shelter […]

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Why Can’t Centre Order High Court Bench In West UP?

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 How long will Centre like a shameless mute spectator just keep watching the law and order situation in West UP from turning more and more lawless? How long will Centre overlook the repeated merciless murder of lawyers in West UP? How long will Centre overlook the repeated ghastly attacks on policemen in West UP in […]

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Supreme Court sets aside merger order of NSEL with 63 moons technologies limited .

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Judgment dated 30.04.2019 passed by the Hon. Supreme Court in 63 moons technologies limited (formerly, FTIL) Vs Union of India & Others Vide a detailed judgment dated 30.04.2019, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India was pleased to hold that the Order dated 12.02.2016 of forced amalgamation passed by the Central Government, was ultra vires of […]

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Sex After Obtaining Consent By False Promise To Marry Is Rape: Supreme Court.

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  It is significant to note that the Supreme Court most recently on April 9, 2019 has very strongly and sternly reiterated in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Anurag Soni v. State of Chhattisgarh in Criminal Appeal No. 629 of 2019 (Arising out of SLP(Criminal) No. 618/2019) has reiterated in no uncertain terms […]

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Supreme Court Designates 37 Lawyers As Senior Advocates

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      In a major and significant development, the Supreme Court which is the highest court in India has for the second time designated 37 lawyers as “Senior Advocates”. It goes without saying that it is a big honour for all these 37 lawyers to be designated as “Senior Advocates”. But then they deserve […]

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Modi Govt’s Electoral Bond Scheme Has Serious Impact On Transparency In Political Funding : ECI Tells SC

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Anonymous corporate donations could lead to the increased use of black money for political funding through shell companies, expressed the ECI. Disagreeing with the version of the Central Government, the Election Commission of India has told the Supreme Court that the ‘Electoral Bonds Scheme’ has a serious impact on transparency in political funding. The counter-affidavit […]

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Corrupt Judicial Offices Are To Be Declared As Anti-Nationals: Madras HC Judge Justice SM Subramaniam

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“Corruption becomes way of life which is deep-rooted almost in all levels.” Corrupt Judicial Officers are to be declared as Anti Nationals, said Justice SM Subramaniam and called for initiating drastic measures in order to control corruptions in various forms. The judge made this observation while considering a petition challenging suspension of a public servant […]

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We Should Shun The Caste System: P&H HC Bars Mentioning Of Caste In FIRs, Memos Etc.

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“There is no scientific, intellectual, social and logical basis for caste system.” Putting an end to a ‘colonial legacy’ practice of mentioning caste status in criminal proceedings, the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed that caste system is profoundly illogical and is also against the basic tenets of the Constitution. We should, as a public […]

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All Tribunals Should Be Brought Under One Nodal Agency To Ensure Efficient Functioning” : Supreme Court

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“While there cannot be a doubt that to streamline the task of their efficient functioning, the tribunals should be under a nodal agency, as observed in L. Chandra Kumar, we would like the government of India to let the court have the benefit of its views on affidavit by the competent authority”,states the Order In […]

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Supreme Court Reiterates Basic Principles Of Judicial Review Of Administrative Decisions

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“Judicial review under Article 226 is directed, not against the decision, but the decision making process.” The Supreme Court, in a judgment delivered on Thursday, reiterated some basic principles of judicial review of administrative decisions. The bench comprising Justice R. Banumathi and Justice Indira Banerjee were considering an appeal (Sarvepalli Ramaiah vs. The District Collector, […]

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Majority Of Citizens Don’t Want Judiciary To Show Any Sympathy To Rape & Murder Convicts: Madras High Court

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“We are shocked by the savagery of the offence unleashed by the accused towards the deceased. Such conduct of the accused would only show that he is an extremist and that he will be a menace to the society.” The Madras High Court has confirmed death sentence to a man accused of brutal murder of […]

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IIM-Indore journal published ‘How Vested Interests Eroded the Best ‘Make in India’ Story

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A year-long evidence-based research titled ‘How Vested Interests Eroded the Best ‘Make in India’ Story’, has been published in the IIM-Indore journal. This research by noted Prof. Ganapathy Lakshman Sharma explains how regulatory overreach can lead to a market crisis, hugely impacting the growth of financial markets. The research also explores the crucial role of […]

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