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

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 […]

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

“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 […]

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

“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 […]

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

“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 […]

Supreme Court Reiterates Basic Principles Of Judicial Review Of Administrative Decisions

“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, […]

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

“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 […]

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

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 […]

Unnatural Sex, Excess Sexual Act Of Husband Not An Instigation For Wife’s Suicide: Chhattisgarh High Court

Excess sexual acts, unnatural sex, showing obscene video clips, taking medicines to enhance sexual strength, illicit relationships, were the main allegations against the husband. The Chhattisgarh High Court, while discharging a man accused of instigating his wife’s suicide, observed that excess sexual acts by a husband and unnatural sex could not be considered as ‘instigation’ […]

Will The Trial Be Vitiated If The Evidence Of Witnesses Were Taken In The Absence Of Accused?

Will the entire trial and conviction be vitiated for non-compliance of Section 273 IPC? Can de novo trial be ordered if it is found that during the trial several witnesses were examined in absentia of the accused ? The Supreme Court is considering this issue in Atma Ram vs. State of Rajasthan, and has stayed […]

When Can A ‘Cheque Bounce’ Complaint Against Director Of Company Be Quashed?

“The law requires that the complaint must contain a specific averment that the Director was in charge of, and responsible for, the conduct of the company’s business at the time when the offence was committed.” The Supreme Court has reiterated that, a ‘cheque bounce’ complaint against a Company and its Director, must contain a specific […]