Bar Council objects to inclusion of ‘Lawyers’ under the Consumer Protection Act 2019

On Sunday, Bar Council of Delhi wrote a letter to the Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan showing dissent towards the contemplation of the Ministry to include the lawyers within the definition of Section 2(1)(o) of the Consumer Protection Act as “The legal Profession is an integral part of justice delivery system and is not […]

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Supreme Court refuses to hear plea seeking proper mechanism to deal with alleged misuse of sedition law.

On Friday, Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking framing of a proper mechanism to deal with alleged misuse of the sedition law by the government machinery. Supreme  Court Bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar dismissed the petition which was filed by a social activist. Bench stated that it was open for the petitioner […]

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Suits With Basic Relief Of Challenging Decree Passed By DRT Not Maintainable: SC

The Supreme Court has observed that the suits with the basic relief of challenging the decree passed by the Debts Recovery Tribunal (DRT) are not maintainable. In this case, the suits were filed challenging the decree passed by the DRT. The Bank filed applications to reject the plaints in exercise of powers under Order 7 […]

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Boycott Of Courts Can’t Be Justified As Freedom Of Speech & Expression : SC On Lawyers’ Strikes

The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on the advocates in the districts of Dehradun, Hardwar and Udham Singh Nagar in the State of Uttarakhand for holding strike by boycotting courts. The SC also noted that despite directions in precedents such as Ex-Capt. Harish Uppal v. Union of India, lawyers’ strikes were happening. In this […]

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Transfer of Justice Muralidhar done on recommendation of SC collegium: Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday said Delhi High Court judge S Muralidhar was transferred following the recommendation of the Supreme Court collegium, asserting that a “well-settled process” was followed. The minister’s reaction came after the Congress alleged that Justice Muralidhar was transferred by the government to save BJP leaders in the Delhi […]

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President Ram Nath Kovind hails judiciary for pursuing cherished goal of gender justice.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday hailed the efforts of the Indian judiciary in pursuing the “cherished goal of gender justice” and said that the Supreme Court has always been “pro-active and progressive”. Speaking at the International Judicial Conference 2020 – ‘Judiciary and the Changing World’, the president said the Supreme court has led “progressive […]

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Centre and TN govt oppose Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini’s plea.

The Centre has reaffirmed in the Madras High Court its stand that the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convicts cannot be set free without its consent and said the Tamil Nadu cabinet recommendation for their premature release would have ‘zero’ effect. The oral submission was made on Thursday by Additional Solicitor General (ASG) G Rajagopalan before […]

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Defamation case: Delhi court imposes Rs 5000 cost on Tharoor for not appearing before it

A Delhi court on Saturday imposed a cost of Rs 5,000 on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for not appearing in hearing on a criminal defamation complaint filed against him for his alleged “scorpion” remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vishal Pahuja imposed the cost on the Lok Sabha member from Thiruvananthapuram […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi rules out rethink on decisions on Article 370 and CAA ‘despite pressure’

Ruling out any rethink on decisions on CAA and Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asserted that his government remains and will remain firm on the steps despite pressure from all sides. “Be it the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir or the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the country waited for […]

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Supreme Court on legal sanction to Passive Euthanasia and the Governments Stand

Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others, has “laid down the principles relating to the procedure for execution of Advance Directive and provided the guidelines to give effect to passive euthanasia in both circumstances A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court, headed by then  Chief Justice of India Sh. Dipak Misra, in its […]

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