Search engine’s director moves HC over obscenity charge

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Mumbai- A director of the ‘Rediff.com’ has moved the Bombay High Court seeking to quash a criminal complaint which alleges that the website, through the search engine linked to it, disseminates obscene material. Sunil N Phatarphekar, one of the non-executive directors of Rediff, filed the petition after a lower court issued process against the website… Read more »

Supreme Court contempt notice to four officials

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The Supreme Court asked Maharashtra Chief Secretary and three top officials why it should not launch contempt proceedings against them for installing gates at a barrage over the Godavari river in violation of its April 2007 order. A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice B.S. Chauhan issued notices to Joseph,… Read more »

Guidelines for PIL

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As per the information furnished by the Registry of the Supreme Court, the guidelines for entertaining Public Interest Litigations (PIL) have been laid down by the Supreme Court in judicial pronouncements. Administratively, the Registry has generally defined matters of public interest to include  (i) bonded labour matters, (ii) matters of neglected children, (iii) exploitation of… Read more »

Mumbai suspect trial to continue

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The trial of the main suspect in the Mumbai attacks will continue despite his admission of guilt, the judge has ruled. Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab’s confession will go on record but it does not address all 86 charges he faces, Judge said. The trial has now resumed as normal and prosecution witnesses have started giving… Read more »

Private intellectual property rights in India

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The intellectual property rights are private rights and the right holder can assign, license, transfer or sell the rights to others depending upon his commercial and other interests. During 2004-05 to 2008-09, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has assigned / licensed 11 patents to United States (US) based companies. The information in respect… Read more »

Gujarat HC reserves order on petition against SIT probe

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Ahmedabad- The Gujarat High Court today reserved the order on the petition challenging post-Godhra probe by special investigation team (SIT) against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 62 others, till July 24. Justice D H Waghela was hearing a petition from former BJP MLA from Lunavada, Kalubai Malivad, against the probe by Supreme Court-appointed SIT… Read more »

NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh on virginity test

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 The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday said it has issued notice to Madhya Pradesh on the virginity tests conducted on brides at a mass wedding there. The commission, taking suo motu cognisance of media reports, issued a notice to the chief secretary of the state on July 17 and sought a factual report within… Read more »

High Court reduces Sanjeev Nanda’s jail term

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NEW DELHI: In a major relief to Sanjeev Nanda, prime accused in the BMW case of 1999, the Delhi High Court converted his offence from culpable homicide not amounting to murder to a simple case of causing death by rash or negligent act and reduced his sentence from five years to two years. Sanjeev Nanda… Read more »

Section 377: Supreme Court declines to stay High Court judgment

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The Supreme Court declined to stay the Delhi High Court judgment declaring Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code unconstitutional and decriminalising unnatural sex between consenting adults. A Bench comprising Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice P. Sathasivam granted eight weeks for the Centre to file its response to special leave petitions challenging the High… Read more »