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Delhi HC

Delhi HC transfers plea seeking strict laws for curbing chain snatching saying it can’t...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi HC on Tuesday (Oct 30) transferred the plea seeking stringent laws to tackle the growing menace of chain snatching in...
Supreme Court

Debarment from appearing in DU law exams: SC tells petitioners to approach Delhi HC...

The Supreme Court on Monday (June 18) told the petitioners who had challenged their debarment from appearing in their law exams due to low...
Online law education portal launched

Online law education portal launched

Above: Dr NR Madhava Menon speaking on the launching of the website www.lawskills.in by Manupatra. Photo: Mrinal Verma    ~By Mrinal Verma Manupatra Information Solutions Pvt....
CBI Hastens a Rejoinder to scathing NYT Editorial on CBI raids on NDTV

CBI Hastens a Rejoinder to scathing NYT Editorial on CBI raids on NDTV

The following is a letter from the spokesman of the CBI, R K Gaur, a rejoinder to a New York Times editorial which castigated the CBI...
LYNCHINGS AND THE LAW

LYNCHINGS AND THE LAW

~By Inderjit Badhwar Many of us watch with helpless horror the headlines that regularly tear into our senses and sensibilities: “Jamshedpur limps back to normalcy...
The murder of journalist Jagendra Singh in UP highlighted how vulnerable scribes are when they expose corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen. Photo: globaljournalist.org

Protecting the Pen in Maharashtra

The state became the first in the country to pass a law that lists attacks on media persons and such establishments as a cognisable,...
Protests by students of JNU have been dubbed as seditious and anti-national. Photo: UNI

Section 124A—Scrap it or Tame it

The NGO Common Cause had filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking amendments in Section 124A of IPC. The apex court dismissed the...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Are adultery laws flawed?

Section 497 defines adultery as a crime committed by men when they have sexual intercourse with a married woman. It is not an offence...
judge illustration

Can Judges Get Blanket Protection? 

While the Judges Protection Act of 1985 gives protection to judges for acts done during the discharge of their duties, they are also made...
Indian high Commission In london (2) new

Of diplomats and defaults

The Indian High Commission has notched up unpaid dues worth millions to London’s transport authorities as its cars refuse to pay congestion charges which...
SC Ups the Ante on Milk Adulteration

SC Ups the Ante on Milk Adulteration 

The Supreme Court in its August 5 judgment on milk adulteration has come down harshly on the life threatening practice of milk adulteration. It...
Wilson_Anil Shakya

“Why ask us for a solution?”: Bezwada Wilson

Bezwada Wilson’s decades-long struggle to wean away manual scavengers from lifting human excreta and to ensure them a life of dignity has borne success...
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a speech at a meeting with Vietnamese and Chinese Communist youths in Hanoi

Beijing’s show of strength

The intemperate and aggressive Chinese reaction to the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration’s verdict that it has no territorial claims in the seas off...
Lawyers and journalists engage in fisticuffs at the Kerala High Court in Kochi

Black Robes Vs the Pen

Work came to stop in courts across Kerala as a confrontation between the press and the legal fraternity took an ugly turn. Finally, the...
Sanjit, a former insurgent, was one of the many who were killed in fake encounters by Hirojit. Sanjit had come overground and started living a normal life. Photo credit: Tehelka

A case against AFSPA

The imposition of this draconian Act way back in 1958 has seen mindless killings of innocent people, rapes of women and all-pervasive fear. However,...
Fore school management

FORE in legal trouble over admission rules

A management institute is at least expected to manage its admission process well. But it seems FORE School of Management—best known as FORE and...
BCCI

SC’s verdict on BCCI is game-changing

With the apex court endorsing the findings of the Lodha panel, lawmakers will find it easier to frame effective legislation to debar politicians from...
pregnant woman

Objections continue unabated on abortion laws

Recently in a plea before the Supreme Court a pregnant woman sought permission to abort her 24-week-old fetus. She had allegedly been raped by...
Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa; Photo credit: Lovely Professional University

Do We Need Governors?

Should this gubernatorial post be abolished considering how Article 356 was misused in Arunachal and Uttarakhandc, so much so that the Supreme Court had...
Madras_High_Court-001 new

Madras High Court denounces honour killing

The Madras High Court recently pulled up the Tamil Nadu administration in a scathing denouncement of “honour” killings. It lambasted the administration for its...
Suprme Court 1

India legal show debates Article 356

Distinguished legal minds discuss the implications of imposing Article 356 arbitrarily on state governments at the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN news channel The misuse...
Supreme-Court

SC sets the record straight on defamation

Upset over the wrong interpretation of its verdict on criminal defamation, the Supreme Court has clarified that it would have no bearing on the...
Supreme-Court

SC can transfer cases out of J&K

The Supreme Court, today, gave a ruling that highlights yet another aspect of Article 21—the Right to Life includes Right to Justice. The court...
Hyderabad gets first e-court in India

Hyderabad gets first e-court in India

In a major development towards speeding up the justice delivery system and reducing pendency, India’s first e-court was inaugurated recently at High Court of...
Artist Foundations Sued for Fake Claims

Artist Foundations Sued for Fake Claims

  In response to an article published in the India Legal issue of April 30, 2016, Bid & Hammer, a prominent auction house, has the...
lead picture Surrogacy

Surrogacy: Need for regulation

Surrogacy is a highly commercialized and exploitative business in India. A proposed law seeks to regulate hospitals and clinics involved in it while protecting...
That is the message behind China’s belligerent reaction to an adverse ruling by an international arbitration court over the South China Sea. Its sole agenda is dominance over seas.

Only Chinese suzerainty matters

That is the message behind China’s belligerent reaction to an adverse ruling by an international arbitration court over the South China Sea. Its sole...
Muslims_Ashura_Muharram

Uniform Civil Code: several shades of grey

Distinguished guests confabulated on the uniform Civil Code and how the government should approach it at the weekly India Legal show The issue of Uniform Civil Code...
Qutub_Minar_in_Delhi_03-2016 (2)

Delhi: a centre for commercial arbitration

Delhi is soon to become a centre for international commercial arbitration along with the ones in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Geneva. According...
Lawers protest in Telengana

Round one goes to higher judiciary in Telangana

Judges and lawyers in Telangana were up in arms over the appointment of Andhra Pradesh judges in their state. However, the judges returned to...
Two high courts to get new identity

Two high courts to get new identity

The Union cabinet today cleared the decks for renaming of the Madras and Bombay high courts. A bill in this regard will be placed...
Supreme-Court

Reservations valid for disabled in all promotions: SC

In an important ruling in Rajiv Kumar Gupta and Ors vs Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court struck down the central government’s...

A Moveable Feast

Sometimes by default, often by design—especially when the editors have enough advance time to plan ahead (which they rarely have the luxury of doing...

Bombay High Court asks the Maharashtra Govt to install CCTVs in 25 police stations…

The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to install CCTVs in 25 police stations within a month as pilot project to prevent...

Some are more equal than others

In the eyes of the law, everyone is equal. but a case of a senior judge shows how rules can be subverted with impunity. By...

'law' - 35 News Results

Delhi HC

Delhi HC transfers plea seeking strict laws for curbing chain snatching saying it can’t...

~By Kunal Rao The Delhi HC on Tuesday (Oct 30) transferred the plea seeking stringent laws to tackle the growing menace of chain snatching in...
Supreme Court

Debarment from appearing in DU law exams: SC tells petitioners to approach Delhi HC...

The Supreme Court on Monday (June 18) told the petitioners who had challenged their debarment from appearing in their law exams due to low...
Online law education portal launched

Online law education portal launched

Above: Dr NR Madhava Menon speaking on the launching of the website www.lawskills.in by Manupatra. Photo: Mrinal Verma    ~By Mrinal Verma Manupatra Information Solutions Pvt....
CBI Hastens a Rejoinder to scathing NYT Editorial on CBI raids on NDTV

CBI Hastens a Rejoinder to scathing NYT Editorial on CBI raids on NDTV

The following is a letter from the spokesman of the CBI, R K Gaur, a rejoinder to a New York Times editorial which castigated the CBI...
LYNCHINGS AND THE LAW

LYNCHINGS AND THE LAW

~By Inderjit Badhwar Many of us watch with helpless horror the headlines that regularly tear into our senses and sensibilities: “Jamshedpur limps back to normalcy...
The murder of journalist Jagendra Singh in UP highlighted how vulnerable scribes are when they expose corrupt politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen. Photo: globaljournalist.org

Protecting the Pen in Maharashtra

The state became the first in the country to pass a law that lists attacks on media persons and such establishments as a cognisable,...
Protests by students of JNU have been dubbed as seditious and anti-national. Photo: UNI

Section 124A—Scrap it or Tame it

The NGO Common Cause had filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking amendments in Section 124A of IPC. The apex court dismissed the...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Are adultery laws flawed?

Section 497 defines adultery as a crime committed by men when they have sexual intercourse with a married woman. It is not an offence...
judge illustration

Can Judges Get Blanket Protection? 

While the Judges Protection Act of 1985 gives protection to judges for acts done during the discharge of their duties, they are also made...
Indian high Commission In london (2) new

Of diplomats and defaults

The Indian High Commission has notched up unpaid dues worth millions to London’s transport authorities as its cars refuse to pay congestion charges which...
SC Ups the Ante on Milk Adulteration

SC Ups the Ante on Milk Adulteration 

The Supreme Court in its August 5 judgment on milk adulteration has come down harshly on the life threatening practice of milk adulteration. It...
Wilson_Anil Shakya

“Why ask us for a solution?”: Bezwada Wilson

Bezwada Wilson’s decades-long struggle to wean away manual scavengers from lifting human excreta and to ensure them a life of dignity has borne success...
Chinese President Xi Jinping gives a speech at a meeting with Vietnamese and Chinese Communist youths in Hanoi

Beijing’s show of strength

The intemperate and aggressive Chinese reaction to the UN Permanent Court of Arbitration’s verdict that it has no territorial claims in the seas off...
Lawyers and journalists engage in fisticuffs at the Kerala High Court in Kochi

Black Robes Vs the Pen

Work came to stop in courts across Kerala as a confrontation between the press and the legal fraternity took an ugly turn. Finally, the...
Sanjit, a former insurgent, was one of the many who were killed in fake encounters by Hirojit. Sanjit had come overground and started living a normal life. Photo credit: Tehelka

A case against AFSPA

The imposition of this draconian Act way back in 1958 has seen mindless killings of innocent people, rapes of women and all-pervasive fear. However,...
Fore school management

FORE in legal trouble over admission rules

A management institute is at least expected to manage its admission process well. But it seems FORE School of Management—best known as FORE and...
BCCI

SC’s verdict on BCCI is game-changing

With the apex court endorsing the findings of the Lodha panel, lawmakers will find it easier to frame effective legislation to debar politicians from...
pregnant woman

Objections continue unabated on abortion laws

Recently in a plea before the Supreme Court a pregnant woman sought permission to abort her 24-week-old fetus. She had allegedly been raped by...
Arunachal Pradesh governor JP Rajkhowa; Photo credit: Lovely Professional University

Do We Need Governors?

Should this gubernatorial post be abolished considering how Article 356 was misused in Arunachal and Uttarakhandc, so much so that the Supreme Court had...
Madras_High_Court-001 new

Madras High Court denounces honour killing

The Madras High Court recently pulled up the Tamil Nadu administration in a scathing denouncement of “honour” killings. It lambasted the administration for its...
Suprme Court 1

India legal show debates Article 356

Distinguished legal minds discuss the implications of imposing Article 356 arbitrarily on state governments at the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN news channel The misuse...
Supreme-Court

SC sets the record straight on defamation

Upset over the wrong interpretation of its verdict on criminal defamation, the Supreme Court has clarified that it would have no bearing on the...
Supreme-Court

SC can transfer cases out of J&K

The Supreme Court, today, gave a ruling that highlights yet another aspect of Article 21—the Right to Life includes Right to Justice. The court...
Hyderabad gets first e-court in India

Hyderabad gets first e-court in India

In a major development towards speeding up the justice delivery system and reducing pendency, India’s first e-court was inaugurated recently at High Court of...
Artist Foundations Sued for Fake Claims

Artist Foundations Sued for Fake Claims

  In response to an article published in the India Legal issue of April 30, 2016, Bid & Hammer, a prominent auction house, has the...
lead picture Surrogacy

Surrogacy: Need for regulation

Surrogacy is a highly commercialized and exploitative business in India. A proposed law seeks to regulate hospitals and clinics involved in it while protecting...
That is the message behind China’s belligerent reaction to an adverse ruling by an international arbitration court over the South China Sea. Its sole agenda is dominance over seas.

Only Chinese suzerainty matters

That is the message behind China’s belligerent reaction to an adverse ruling by an international arbitration court over the South China Sea. Its sole...
Muslims_Ashura_Muharram

Uniform Civil Code: several shades of grey

Distinguished guests confabulated on the uniform Civil Code and how the government should approach it at the weekly India Legal show The issue of Uniform Civil Code...
Qutub_Minar_in_Delhi_03-2016 (2)

Delhi: a centre for commercial arbitration

Delhi is soon to become a centre for international commercial arbitration along with the ones in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Singapore and Geneva. According...
Lawers protest in Telengana

Round one goes to higher judiciary in Telangana

Judges and lawyers in Telangana were up in arms over the appointment of Andhra Pradesh judges in their state. However, the judges returned to...
Two high courts to get new identity

Two high courts to get new identity

The Union cabinet today cleared the decks for renaming of the Madras and Bombay high courts. A bill in this regard will be placed...
Supreme-Court

Reservations valid for disabled in all promotions: SC

In an important ruling in Rajiv Kumar Gupta and Ors vs Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court struck down the central government’s...

A Moveable Feast

Sometimes by default, often by design—especially when the editors have enough advance time to plan ahead (which they rarely have the luxury of doing...

Bombay High Court asks the Maharashtra Govt to install CCTVs in 25 police stations…

The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to install CCTVs in 25 police stations within a month as pilot project to prevent...

Some are more equal than others

In the eyes of the law, everyone is equal. but a case of a senior judge shows how rules can be subverted with impunity. By...

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