Abolish three-year law degrees: Judge

In an order, Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court roots for five-year law courses and asks for scrapping...
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Pro Bono Work: Charity Begins in Court

While the government may consider such aid by advocates in order to elevate them as judges, its implementation is tough ~By Justice Narendra Chapalgaonkar The legal...
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Child, Interrupted

Three-year-old Sherin Mathews’ tragic end in the US started in a heartless adoption procedure back home ~By Sujit Bhar The tragic and confusing death of the...
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Women’s Lib Begins at Home

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that by virtue of seniority, the eldest daughter of a Hindu undivided family can become its karta. This...
Why Canon Law can’t grant divorce legally

Why Canon Law can’t grant divorce legally

While hearing Clarence Pais vs Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court on Monday held that divorce decrees pronounced by ecclesiastical tribunals established...

Vijay Mallya’s Last-Ditch Stand

Though the liquor baron has given a proposal to the Supreme Court, offering to repay Rs 4,000 crore to banks by September, it remains...
A Mahila Mandal in progress in Durgaganj, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: UNI

Section 56 of CPC: Lend Her a Helping Hand

Above: A Mahila Mandal in progress in Durgaganj, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: UNI Poor women and widows are often at the mercy of small and micro-loan...
Lawyers protesting in Allahabad in the wake of killing of a lawyer by a policeman. Photo: UNI

Crackdown on Errant Lawyers

With rising instances of intimidation, verbal and physical, by lawyers in various courts across the country, the Supreme Court calls for an urgent review...

UP moots a proposal on case pendency, Takes up “witness” issues

The courts in Uttar Pradesh are bogged down by pending cases. The figures are distressing and alarming, to say the least. By Khurram Nizami and...
BJP candidate from Nawada Parliamentary constituency Giriraj Singh flashes a victory sign after being granted bail in a case of alleged hate speech in Patna. Photo: UNI

Hate Speech: An Uneasy Compromise

The Law Commission’s recommendations on hate speech and the Apex Court hearing on free speech revive an old debate  ~By VenkatasubramanianIt is not as...

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