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India Legal show discusses recent order on note ban

In the latest edition of India Legal show, news anchor Abhilasha talked to constitutional experts who discussed at length, the recent order of the...
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SC to set up a constitutional bench on demonetisation

By Sujit Bhar The Supreme Court on December 16 passed an interim order on demonetisation. The Court decided to constitute a five-judge constitutional bench to...
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The Jail Jam

With jailbreaks in the news, sloppy security in prisons is in focus, but there’s a bigger related problem: overcrowding of jails. The judiciary has...

Fire safety: Zero Compliance

Fire safety has never been a priority in India. Though fire causes an average of 62 deaths per day, safety norms are flouted with...

Supreme Court’s view on National Anthem needs to be contested

The order on national anthem is “an interim measure”. The case is listed for hearing on 14th February 2017 Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The facts of...
Will this woman’s mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar be safe from GM infusion? Photo: UNI

The GM Jinx

Another genetically modified crop, mustard, faces an uncertain future with the Supreme Court and the government passing the buck              By S Gopikrishna Warrier The history...
The argument that Jallikattu was a cultural event and hence could not be curtailed was not accepted by the apex court

Jallikattu: Hitting the Bull’s Eye

The Supreme Court has once again shown its humane side by dismissing a petition of the Tamil Nadu government asking it to lift the...
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Need Procedural Law to Decide Dispute between States: Aniruddha Rajput

At 33, he is the youngest lawyer to have been elected to the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC). ANIRUDDHA RAJPUT, who has practiced...
(L-R) A metro train zooms past smog in New Delhi; A couple wearing mask to avoid dangers of smog. Photo: Anil Shakya

Scourge of the Smog

The Big, Bad Pollution Haze in Delhi and NCR left millions with a choked feeling, watery eyes or seriously sick. When will the laws...

The Legal System Has To Re-engineer Itself, Technologically: Justice S Ravindra Bhat

The e-court system has its roots in a 2005 Supreme Court e-committee initiative, the “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and...

The Curse of OROP

The faujis are unflinching in their commitment to protect our border. Why then do political parties deny them their due? By Inderjit Badhwar The LoC...
Inderjit Badhwar (The Demonetization Reality Show)

THE DEMONETIZATION REALITY SHOW

My colleague Dilip Bobb, now senior managing editor of India Legal, and I had just wound up a popular talk show on APN news...
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APN’s special show deconstructs demonetization

The jury is still out on whether it was a wise decision. Will the surgical strike on black money yield the desired result or...
The dilapidated SYL Canal at Ropar, Punjab. Photo: The Indian Express

SYL’s Choppy Waters

While the apex court has ruled in favor of Haryana and not Punjab in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute, it is sure to...

MP’s Jailhouse Rock

The killing of eight SIMI undertrials by the Bhopal police has raised many uncomfortable questions and could lead to a protracted legal battle By...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
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Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...

Apex court vouches for ‘equal pay for equal work’

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Supreme Court judge Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, delivering the judgment on the behalf of the division bench, the other judge being...

Supreme Court: Oswal Greentech did not violate tax concession law   

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In the Commissioner of Commercial Tax UP vs M/S Oswal Greentech Limited, delivered by the bench of Justice Dipak Mishra and...
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Appeal to “enduring ethos of the Constitution”

Kapil Sibal says that “seminal” issues are at stake in the interpretation of Section 123 (3) Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In the ongoing arguments before the...
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Sexual minorities: the long and lonely road

A report on human rights violations on the basis of sexuality and gender identity in South Asia has shown how deep-rooted attitudes continue to...
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CJI clarifies Constitution Bench wouldn’t consider broader definition of religion

Counsel Shyam Divan says that 123 (3) of the Representation of the People Act refers only to the religion of the candidates Parsa Venkateshwar Rao...
(Right) Members of an NGO take part in a rally to mark “World No Tobacco Day” in Kolkata. Photo: UNI

Tobacco consumption: Stubbing it out

The roadmap for India’s tobacco control program lies in more stringent laws and higher taxes to wean the public from the pernicious habit  ...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The foreign hand in political funding

Only 20 percent of the income of political parties can be traced. What about the rest? By Usha Rani Das In 2014, the Delhi High Court...
(L-R) Supreme Court; Neelam Katara persisted with the case despite tremendous pressure from various quarters. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

“Everybody Has a Right to Fall in Love”: Neelam Katara

This gutsy mother’s fight for justice for her deceased son, Nitish, finally came to fruition with the Supreme Court handing out a severe sentence...
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...
Supreme Court (Photo: Anil Shakya); An Amritdhari Sikh (Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi)

Who is a True Sikh?

This is a question that may be exercising many Sikhs as an apex court’s oral order seems to favor Akali Dals who want to...
(L-R) Gujarat High Court; The crowd at Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS)’s ‘Kranti Rally’ shouting slogans during the speech by its leader Hardik Patel to press reservation demand for the Patel community, in Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Confusion Over Quota In Gujarat

The Gujarat government’s move to provide quotas to the Economically Backward Classes has come unstuck in the High Court. It now awaits resolution in...
(L-R) The Chairman of the Seventh Pay Commission, Justice AK Mathur submitting report to the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley on November 19, 2015. Photo: PIB; Soldiers manning the Air Force base at Pathankot, which came under terrorist attack in early January this year. Photo: UNI

Pay Scale Anomalies: Arms and the Man

Despite war clouds looming on the horizon, a plaintive plea from the Forces asks the powers-that-be to bring about pay parity between the Services...
Block info on gender selection: SC

Block info on gender selection: SC

In a recent order in a public interest litigation filed by Dr Sabu Mathew George, seeking that internet search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft...
KOLKATA, SEP 2 (UNI):- West Bengal Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Firhad Hakim leading a rally with party supporters celebrating the Supreme Court's verdict on Singur landmark victory in Kolkata on Friday. UNI PHOTO-89U

Singur: The Fight for Land

The landmark verdict on Singur by the Supreme Court will hit West Bengal’s economy and be cited in future agitations as industry and agriculture...
NEW DELHI, SEP 14 (UNI):-President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag at the Hindi Divas Samaroh at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Kiran Rijiju also seen in the picture. UNI PHOTO-52U

Is Hindi feasible in all courts of India?  

At a time when the country is celebrating Hindi Divas, one may ask what is the state of affairs as far as using Hindi...
(L-R) Supreme Court and J&K Governor NN Vohra. Photo: UNI

J&K Crisis: Beyond the Courts

A recent petition before the apex court seeking its direction to impose governor’s rule was not entertained. The three-judge bench observed that the Kashmir...
Inderjit Badhwar, editor-in-chief, India Legal, Magazine,

Returning Empty-handed

By Inderjit Badhwar What often makes startling headlines in the daily press does not necessarily reflect the nuance of the matter being reported, especially when...
AHMEDABAD, APR 23 (UNI)- An ambulance taking the bodies of Nepal bus accident victims in Ahmedabad on Thursday. 17 pilgrims died in as a bus of Gujarti pilgrims fell off road near Kathmandu on their way back to home after prayers in vrious temple in Nepal on Wednesday morning. UNI PHOTO-104u

Good Samaritan: Please save the savior

Bystanders who rush to help accident victims are often harassed by the police and hospitals. A new set of guidelines announced following a Supreme...
Cauvery River; protest against the SC order in Karnataka (photo: UNI)

Karnataka to release 12K cusecs of water: SC

The apex court hears Cauvery issue on a holiday, modifies its earlier order  In an important development on the Cauvery water dispute, the Supreme Court...
The Madras High Court’s stand on the case is a blessing for journalists in Tamil Nadu.

Judge Bats for Media Freedom

Even as conspiracy theories swirled regarding this sensational case, a judge upheld the rights of the media and stood up for democratic norms  ...
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Judicial Nightmare

The Chief Justice of India has once again highlighted the paucity of judges and the delay in filling the vacancies as over 22 lakh...
(L-R) The precincts of the Golu Devta Temple; Bells tied by devotees whose wishes were fulfilled

The God of Justice

In a temple near Almora, in Uttarakhand, believers present their prayers on stamped paper to golu devta By Ramesh Menon Which is the highest court of...
ABVP activists staging a protest rally against Amnesty International India, in Bengaluru. Photo: UNI

India Legal show decodes sedition laws

Eminent panelists debate issues related to the draconian provisions of Section 124-A The Ramya controversy and the Amnesty International incident have once again  triggered volatile...
(Left) Vyapam Building. (Right) Members of All India Mahila Congress burning MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s effigy at a demonstration in Bhopal. Photo: UNI

Vyapam probe: A dead end for CBI?  

With 700 accused and suspects absconding in this huge job-cum-admission scam and many let off on bail, observers now wait for the CBI to...
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UK Supreme court refers gender issue to ECJ

Recently in MB vs Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2016), the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court had to decide on a plea challenging...
Milk being poured at a tea stall. Photo: Bhawna Gaur

Milk—Toxic Cocktail Of Urea, Shampoo, Paint…

The Supreme Court ruling last fortnight directing the Center and states to amend laws to ensure stringent punishment for those guilty of adulterating milk...
No Ceasefire In Delhi’s Battle Royale

“Delhi belongs to the entire country”: Sanjay Jain

The turf war between Delhi's Lieutenant-governor (L-G) Najeeb Jung and its chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has been going on for a long time. It...
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SC to examine RTI’s ambit in judicial appointments

On August 17, the Supreme Court passed an order referring to a five-judge constitution bench the issues of whether disclosures of information about appointments...
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Judges’ appointment: CJI expresses worry

At a time when pendency of cases has become a cause of concern, media reports recently quoted the Chief Justice of India as having...
Police and residents helping the injured of road accident near Telibagh in Lucknow on Tuesday. (with story).UNI PHOTO-105U

Judiciary has always nudged good samaritans

In a shocking incident recently, a man who had been hit by a three-wheeler goods carrier on a west Delhi road, bled to death...
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SC reverses National Commission order

The Supreme Court recently reversed a judgment of the National Commission and reprimanded it for exceeding its jurisdiction in a case that came up...
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...
(L-R) The Election Commission of India office in Delhi and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah (Photo: UNI)

Petition in EC for Omar’s disqualification

In 2010, the Supreme Court had come down heavily on persons filing frivolous PILs and set out guidelines for filing them in State of...
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“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...
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Why did cops in Karnataka embrace death?

The month of July was one of the worst for the police of Karnataka as four of their men and women took their lives...
Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Abortion Needs an Amendment

An apex court order allowing a rape victim to terminate her 24-week pregnancy brings into focus the need to change an outdated legislation which...
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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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SC sanctions consecutive jail terms

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment recently clarified that a trial court could make a man held guilty...
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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...
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda (C) administering the first dose of Rotavirus vaccine to a girl child at the launch of the Pilot Rotavirus Universal Immunization program, at Bhubaneswar, in Odisha on Saturday. Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (I/C) Dharmendra Pradhan is also seen

The secret behind Rotavac vaccine trials

Even before the full data on these trials has been made public, the vaccine is out in four states. A petition in the Supreme...
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Salvaging Alang, Graveyard of Ships

A move by the EU Commission and the Supreme Court to get ship-breaking yards to create environment-friendly facilities may save Alang as it gasps...
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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...
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Going Up in Smoke

A study by an NGO has shown that there were around 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh of street children in Delhi alone with 80...
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SC lays down do’s and don’ts for governor in Arunachal

The recent Supreme Court verdict restoring the Nabam Tuki government in Arunachal Pradesh has once again restored the sanctity of the federal structure of...
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Was Narasimha Rao responsible for Babri masjid?

Vinay Sitapati recounts the events leading up December 6, 1992, and tries to absolve Prime Minister Narasimha Rao of complicity with right-wing parties in...
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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...
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Supreme Court’s AFSPA observations are critical

The Supreme Court’s recent observations on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA are significant for the people of Manipur in particular and...
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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...
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Do women matter in judiciary?

Distinguished guests from the legal fraternity shared their concerns about scant representation of women in the profession at the weekly India Legal show At a...
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SC to examine conflict of interest issue with lawmakers

In a significant observation, the Supreme Court recently said that it would like to examine the issue of lawmakers having shares in a company...
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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...
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Pune District Court adopts SMS service

In a move that will help bring litigants closer to a shorter judicial process, the Pune District Court has implemented a SMS message service...
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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...

Legal Reforms, Without the Tears

By Kirti Bhatt. A report submitted to the government by the Consumer Education and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, suggests ways to clear the logjam of cases...

Third Gender ‘Defined’

The Supreme Court today, reiterated its previous stand that the term “third gender” categorically refers to transgender and not to gays, lesbians or bisexuals. The...

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...

Bigger Pictures, Better Warnings

The SC’s order last month directing tobacco companies to display bigger health warnings on their products is a shot in the arm for those...

US Supreme Court strikes down Texas anti-abortion law

In a significant verdict, the US Supreme Court has struck down a Texas law that made it more difficult for women to have abortions....

Supreme Court to decide WhatsApp’s fate

Doing WhatsApp may soon be history if the apex court agrees with a PIL filed by a petitioner. The PIL claims that it is...

Identity Crisis!

Despite the Supreme Court of Bangladesh confirming that Biharis there were its citizens, they live in deplorable conditions due to their legal status not...

US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action program at Texas varsity

In a landmark ruling, that will go a long way in establishing racial inclusion and ethnic diversity in university admissions in the US, the...

Well being of tribals important, says SC

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Rajasthan government and the state police chief to probe into the demolition of tribal homes...

Gulbarg massacre verdict after 14 years… 24 convicted, 36 acquitted

A Special SIT court in Ahmedabad convicted 24 people and acquitted 36 others on Thursday in the Gulbarg Society massacre case of 2002 that...

NGT offers relief to states on pollution data

Share data on quality of air, vehicle pollution, population count, and other important pollution-related data of cities that are the most polluted by Tuesday...

Supreme Court Rejects Plea To Cancel Pratyusha Banerjee’s Boyfriend Rahul Raj’s Bail

New Delhi:  The Supreme court has declined a plea by the mother of late actress Pratyusha Banerjee seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail of Rahul...

Italian marine to return home on SC orders, but with conditions

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Italian marine, Salvatore Girone, one of the accused in the killing of two Kerala fishermen in 2012, to...

16th century gold-headgear of elephants being melted by temple, just for getting gold; petitioner...

Supreme Court passed an order on a petition to save melting of gold jewelleries used to festoon the elephants on the special occasions in...

Supreme Court to hear bail plea of Italian marine

Supreme Court has accepted the hearing of bail plea filed by Italian marine Salvatore Girone, one of the accused of killing of two fishermen...

Legal Update On Pratyusha Banarjee’s Death Under Mysterious Circumstances

The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by deceased actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s mother against the anticipatory bail granted to pratyusha’s boyfriend, Rahul Raj...

Justice Dipak Misra To Senior Advocate Yatin Oza: “You don’t have a right to...

Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh heard an appeal filed by Senior Advocate & Gujarat Bar Association...

Diesel cab drivers threaten to block major roads in capital if ban not lifted

Threatening to block all major roads in the capital, number of diesel cab drivers gathered outside the SC parking lot against the ban on diesel...

Uttarakhand Floor Test On May 10th between 11 AM & 1 PM; But Disqualified...

Supreme Court has ruled that Harish Rawat will face a floor test on May 10th, between 11 AM and 1 PM. During those two...

Supreme Court Gets 4 New Judges- Find Out Who They Are?

Supreme Court collegium, which is headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, today approved elevation of four new judges. Out of these four...

This Is How Social Media Reacted To India Legal’s Live Coverage of #NEET Hearing...

Today at 2.30 PM IST, hearing started at Supreme Court regarding the ongoing National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) matter. Different States presented their arguments...

States Are Dead Against NEET; Supreme Court Asks Medical Council of India To Respond...

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is in deep trouble, again. Supreme Court today heard petitions by various states and some private medical colleges, regarding...

Those watching cricket on TV have stake in the game: CJI

We must take into consideration interest of people watching cricket on television as they have a stake in the game for viewership and popularity...

Delhi HC seeks CBI reply on Rungtas’ plea challenging conviction

The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) on appeals filed by directors of Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL),...

Naveen Jindal, Koda in the dock as CBI court gets ready to frame charges

A special CBI court in New Delhi has ordered framing of charges against industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana...

SC firm on two-phased NEET; May 1, July 24 key dates

The Supreme Court maintained that the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will be held in two phases even as the Centre urged the bench...

SC gives go ahead to hold NEET exam in two schedules

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave green signal to hold National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam for admission to MBBS and MD courses...

Auction of Sahara properties will complete in four months: SEBI tells Supreme Court

An interlocutory application has been filed in SEBI vs. Sahara India Real Estate Corporation case, before CJI, Justice Sikri and Justice Dave, seeking clarification that...

SC says no to IPL matches in Maharashtra after April 30

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea by Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Association to hold Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches in the state. Earlier...

If I am to be arrested upon arrival, I am not coming: defiant Mallya...

“If I am to be arrested upon my arrival, I am not going to come,” a defiant Vijay Mallya told the Supreme Court through...

An Emotional CJI Says 9 Supreme Court Judges In US Decides 81 Cases, But...

Even as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, in an emotionally choked voice, appealed to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi,...

President’s Rule To Continue In Uttarakhand Till April 27th As Supreme Court Stays High...

In a huge blow To Congress and a big relief for BJP, Supreme Court bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh...

Unfortunate for airlines to ignore less profitable markets like Shimla, NE: SC

The Supreme Court today expressed its displeasure over airlines not starting operations to ‘less lucrative’ destinations like Shimla and the North East. The bench...

Unfortunate that banks give loans to bigwigs recklessly, harass poor farmers: SC

Coming down heavily on banks for preferring to give loans to bigwigs, the Supreme Court today said, “It is unfortunate that banks recklessly give...

Can tradition be above Constitution? SC asks Sabarimala Temple Trust

Making a scathing observation, the Supreme Court today asked Nair Sabha that has challenged entry of women in Sabarimala Temple whether a tradition can...

SC appoints two amicus for Nirbhaya rape case, matter adjourned to July 18

The Supreme Court today appointed senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Raju Ramchandran as amicus curiae and adjourned the Nirbhaya gang rape case to July...

BCCI does not want to reform? Supreme Court’s query to counsel

“Are you saying the BCCI is refusing to be reformed?” The Supreme Court asked senior advocate KK Venugopal while he was arguing that the...

SC orders Mallya to declare all assets, banks don’t bite his Rs 4000 cr...

The consortium of banks led by State Bank of India Thursday rejected the proposal made by liquor baron Vijay Mallya to pay Rs 4000...

Discrepancy in Tyagi Committee report submitted to court: AG

After objection raised by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that one of the pages inserted by the respondent as part of Tyagi committee report on...

Show faith in choice of judges and bar, it shall not be questioned: CJI

"One must repose confidence in the choice of judges and the bar, and it shall not be questioned.” Chief Justice of India TS Thakur...
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Use Article 356 Sparingly: SC tells government

The apex court judgment in the SR Bommai vs Union of India case clearly said that Article 356 cannot be imposed for superseding a...

April 30 is last date to convert diesel taxis into CNG: SC

Diesel taxi owners got temporary relief as the Supreme Court extended the deadline to convert into CNG for another month, i.e. April 30. Meanwhile,...

Good samaritans don’t need to fear police for helping accident victims now

Coming to the rescue of good Samaritans who help road accident victims, the Supreme Court today directed the Centre to ensure that such persons...

Supreme Court issues notice to BCI on petition urging “strict compliance” of Section 8A...

The Supreme Court today issued notice on a petition urging "strict compliance” of Section 8A of Advocates’ Act, 1961, and hence restrain members of...

Supreme Court allows photos of CM, Governors, cabinet ministers in government ads

The Supreme Court on Friday permitted publication of photographs of chief ministers, Governors as well as cabinet and state ministers in public advertisements, and...

Jaya publication did not earn any profit as claimed by TN CM: Counsel tells...

The Supreme Court heard the appeal challenging acquittal of Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in disproportionate assets case today. During the proceedings, the bench of...

Air Service Bilateral Agreement: Union tells Supreme Court limited scope of judicial review

The Union of India submitted to the Supreme Court that the bilateral Air Service Agreement between India and UAE is in pursuance of the...

Child Trafficking: Supreme Court asks states to frame guidelines on inter-country adoption

Acting on a PIL filed by Advait Foundation and others (Vs. Union of India) regarding foreigners allegedly adopting children for trafficking, the Supreme Court...

“Not an absconder, media bosses should not forget favours I did to them” –...

Former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, A Raghunathan appeared before the Enforcement Directorate, Mumbai on Friday for questioning regarding money...

No system in the world is call drop proof, Kapil Sibal tells Supreme Court

“There is no system in the world that has zero call drop,” argued senior advocate Kapil Sibal on behalf of telecom operators during the...

SC to hear banks’ plea on preventing Vijay Mallya from going abroad, Wednesday

The Supreme Court will hear the plea moved by a consortium of PSU banks including State Bank of India, appealing to prevent Vijay Mallya...

International Women’s Day: Who was the first woman judge to assume office in Supreme...

Justice M. Fathima Beevi became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court of India, in 1989. She also held the distinction of...

‘BCCI does not agree with Lodha committee’s One State, One Association’

BCCI does not agree with ‘One State, One Association’ as cricket associations have been existing even before the formation of states after Independence. This...

We want to raise standard of members of bar:CJI to Bar Council of India

“We want to raise standard of members of the bar..Some lawyers are agitating, some are fighting, some are stabbing but very few are arguing.”...

Supreme Court reserves Arunachal judgment

The imbroglio in this state was set to rest with the apex court refusing to interfere in the appointment of new chief minister Kalikho...
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“Maintain Dignity of Court”

The Patiala House clashes fly in the face of Bar Council of India rules which require an advocate to comport himself as befitting an...

SC waives off CCTV in dance bars, asks Maha govt to give licence by...

The Supreme Court today ordered Maharashtra government to grant license to dance bars by March 15. The government also got a setback as the...

SC to hear Rs 100 cr fund grant to Etawah college that had top...

"Appropriation Act is not the answer in matters where siphoning of funds take place in this manner,” remarked Chief Justice of India T S...

Are you law unto yourselves? Chief Justice of India asks Bar Council Of India

“Can you prescribe an exam without a rule? Are you a law unto yourselves?” rapped Chief Justice of India to Bar Council of India...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:- Reaping A Bitter Harvest

As you live by the sword, so shall you die by the sword, is an old Biblical maxim implying that your acts of omission...

Justice Karnan asked to join Calcutta High Court on, or before March 11

Following the communiqué signed by President Pranab Mukherjee that has been received by Madras High Court Justice CS Karnan, who recently ‘stayed’ the CJI’s...

Patiala House Violence: Supreme Court directs Delhi Police to form SIT

The Supreme Court directed the Delhi Police to set up an SIT to investigate violence in Patiala House Court on February 15 and February...

Supreme Court asks Centre to clear stand on child porn

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to clear its stand on child pornography following a PIL which was filed in the Apex Court...

Doomed by Diesel

While the government’s diesel subsidies were meant to help the needy, its widespread use by all classes has had a deleterious effect on health,...

Supreme Court allows those who have cleared B.Ed to apply for shiksha mitra in...

The Supreme Court today directed all those who have cleared their B.Ed to apply for the post of Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh. The bench...

No relief to Kanhaiya till February 29

The Delhi High Court again adjourned the bail plea of JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar to February 29. The Delhi Police had sought...

CCTVs in dance bars with cops watching 24×7 is regressive: Supreme Court

“Placing CCTVs in dance bars to be monitored by cops 24x7 is a regressive parameter, and breach of privacy,” observed the bench of Justice...

Justice Dattu is next NHRC chairman. India Legal was first to break the news

Former Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will take over as the chairman of National Human Rights Commission. The post was lying vacant since...

Patiala House scuffle case up for hearing on March 10

The Supreme Court today adjourned the Patiala House scuffle matter to March 10. The matter was taken up by the bench around 11.15 am when...

Kanhaiya Kumar’s Bail: Next Hearing in High Court on February 23, 2016

As the hearing on Kanhaiya Kumar's bail application started, RP Luthra interrupted the petitioner counsel for using RSS as extremist and asked for expunging such...

SC to take up Kanhaiya’s bail plea tomorrow

The Supreme Court will take up the bail application filed by sedition accused Kanhaiya Kumar today, on Friday. The JNU students’ union president told...

Expedite and dispose of in two weeks, says SC to Gauhati High Court on...

The Supreme Court sent the petition pertaining to disqualification of MLAs back to Gauhati High Court, directing it to expeditiously dispose of the matter...

…and courts simmer with JNU fire

#JNURow: As the JNU faceoff continued to become controversial, Patiala House Court sent JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiyya, who has been charged with sedition to judicial custody...

Tempest over Temple Entry

The age-old tradition of women being barred from Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala has been questioned by the apex court and once again brought...

Fast-Track Separation

A Gujarat High Court order has waived the mandatory six-month cooling period in granting a divorce. Could it pave the way for quick divorces in...

Humane option

A recent judgment which allowed a raped girl to abort her 24-week fetus is being lauded for its sensitivity. What are the medical and...

Honesty is not the monopoly of judges: CJI

Arbitration is an alternate mechanism to resolve disputes and while it reduces the pendency of cases, arbitrators should be people with impeccable integrity, says...
‘Want quid-pro-quo for allowing foreign lawyers to practice in Indian courts’

Can a Deity Own land?

A Rajasthan High Court judgment has held that if temple lands are transferred to a tenant for cultivation, they cannot be immune from acquisition...

Supreme Voices

The apex court verdict favoring the collegium system over the National Judicial Appointments Commission has pitted the judiciary against the executive. Can the crisis...

The Imbroglio Continues

The apex court reserved its verdict on petitions challenging NJAC’s validity. Justice JS Khehar has circulated his draft verdict among judges of the constitution...

Rapped on the Knuckles

The government was pulled up by the Supreme Court over delay in implementing OROP and had a contempt petition coming up against it on...

Travesty of Justice?

Yusuf Mohsin Nulwalla, who was convicted along with actor Sanjay Dutt in a Bombay blasts case, seeks commutation of his sentence on a technical...

Supreme but not infallible

Despite being the highest court of the land, there have been instances where the Supreme Court has erred in the finding of facts and...

Humane option

A recent judgment which allowed a raped girl to abort her 24-week fetus is being lauded for its sensitivity. What are the medical and...

“The verdict is a breath of fresh air for women shackled by patriarchal barriers”

Communist Party of India (Marxist)’s BRINDA KARAT hails the landmark judgment delivered by the Supreme Court  granting guardianship rights to unwed mothers. She spoke...

The times are a changin’

The SC judgment on single mothers reflects how society has evolved By Roshni Seth THE Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, requires that a notice be given...

Natural Injustice

Bizarre notions stopped single mothers from getting their due for too long, until the Supreme Court intervened By Bhavdeep Kang FATHERHOOD is a well-regarded theory, but...

Judicial Oxygen

Elevation of judges to the Supreme Court under the collegium system has been fraught with controversy, says a legal luminary who wrote this piece...

Survival of the Fittest System

Even after the second phase of hearing of challenges to the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, the collegium system is still pitted against it BY...

Right To A Dignified Final Exit

The court has upheld the right of death row inmates to be treated with dignity and exhaust all legal remedies before being executed. This...

A serious vacuum

The stalemate over NJAC is having a deleterious effect on the vacancies of judges and additional judges in many high courts. This shows a...

NJAC’s Birth Pangs

Several hurdles have prevented the commission from taking off, including recusal by Justice JS Khehar, and CJI HL Dattu saying he can’t participate in...

Born free, speak free

By striking down this draconian section of the information technology act, the apex court has unshackled many online voices and given a new meaning...

Ringing in the new

<h2 size="16" align="left" margin="10"]The old collegium system has made way for the national judicial appointments commission bill, 2014. but hurdles remain By Shailendra Singh THE...

The Supreme court and the good samaritan

Editorial by Inderjit Badhwar  Have you lost someone—a friend, a relative—in a road accident who could have been saved through timely intervention? Have you driven...

Can law makers be the law breakers?

"Do an item number” – High Court judge to a female district court judge. The allegations made by additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior...

SUPREME COURT

Courts need to be seen as working in public interest and upholding the confidence of the common man in the judicial process. Bull’s eye judgment You can no longer take...

We beg to differ my Lord

Excerpts from the letter written by President, Supreme Court Bar Association, to Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha, on June 6, this year while rejecting Lodha’s idea that courts...

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India Legal show discusses recent order on note ban

In the latest edition of India Legal show, news anchor Abhilasha talked to constitutional experts who discussed at length, the recent order of the...
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SC to set up a constitutional bench on demonetisation

By Sujit Bhar The Supreme Court on December 16 passed an interim order on demonetisation. The Court decided to constitute a five-judge constitutional bench to...
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The Jail Jam

With jailbreaks in the news, sloppy security in prisons is in focus, but there’s a bigger related problem: overcrowding of jails. The judiciary has...

Fire safety: Zero Compliance

Fire safety has never been a priority in India. Though fire causes an average of 62 deaths per day, safety norms are flouted with...

Supreme Court’s view on National Anthem needs to be contested

The order on national anthem is “an interim measure”. The case is listed for hearing on 14th February 2017 Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr The facts of...
Will this woman’s mustard field on the outskirts of Srinagar be safe from GM infusion? Photo: UNI

The GM Jinx

Another genetically modified crop, mustard, faces an uncertain future with the Supreme Court and the government passing the buck              By S Gopikrishna Warrier The history...
The argument that Jallikattu was a cultural event and hence could not be curtailed was not accepted by the apex court

Jallikattu: Hitting the Bull’s Eye

The Supreme Court has once again shown its humane side by dismissing a petition of the Tamil Nadu government asking it to lift the...
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Need Procedural Law to Decide Dispute between States: Aniruddha Rajput

At 33, he is the youngest lawyer to have been elected to the United Nations International Law Commission (ILC). ANIRUDDHA RAJPUT, who has practiced...
(L-R) A metro train zooms past smog in New Delhi; A couple wearing mask to avoid dangers of smog. Photo: Anil Shakya

Scourge of the Smog

The Big, Bad Pollution Haze in Delhi and NCR left millions with a choked feeling, watery eyes or seriously sick. When will the laws...

The Legal System Has To Re-engineer Itself, Technologically: Justice S Ravindra Bhat

The e-court system has its roots in a 2005 Supreme Court e-committee initiative, the “National Policy and Action Plan for Implementation of Information and...

The Curse of OROP

The faujis are unflinching in their commitment to protect our border. Why then do political parties deny them their due? By Inderjit Badhwar The LoC...
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THE DEMONETIZATION REALITY SHOW

My colleague Dilip Bobb, now senior managing editor of India Legal, and I had just wound up a popular talk show on APN news...
Grab of APN Channel Show 'Afat' Kaal

APN’s special show deconstructs demonetization

The jury is still out on whether it was a wise decision. Will the surgical strike on black money yield the desired result or...
The dilapidated SYL Canal at Ropar, Punjab. Photo: The Indian Express

SYL’s Choppy Waters

While the apex court has ruled in favor of Haryana and not Punjab in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal dispute, it is sure to...

MP’s Jailhouse Rock

The killing of eight SIMI undertrials by the Bhopal police has raised many uncomfortable questions and could lead to a protracted legal battle By...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
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Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...

Apex court vouches for ‘equal pay for equal work’

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr Supreme Court judge Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, delivering the judgment on the behalf of the division bench, the other judge being...

Supreme Court: Oswal Greentech did not violate tax concession law   

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In the Commissioner of Commercial Tax UP vs M/S Oswal Greentech Limited, delivered by the bench of Justice Dipak Mishra and...
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Appeal to “enduring ethos of the Constitution”

Kapil Sibal says that “seminal” issues are at stake in the interpretation of Section 123 (3) Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr In the ongoing arguments before the...
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Sexual minorities: the long and lonely road

A report on human rights violations on the basis of sexuality and gender identity in South Asia has shown how deep-rooted attitudes continue to...
(L-R) Supreme Court of India; Chief Justice TS Thakur

CJI clarifies Constitution Bench wouldn’t consider broader definition of religion

Counsel Shyam Divan says that 123 (3) of the Representation of the People Act refers only to the religion of the candidates Parsa Venkateshwar Rao...
(Right) Members of an NGO take part in a rally to mark “World No Tobacco Day” in Kolkata. Photo: UNI

Tobacco consumption: Stubbing it out

The roadmap for India’s tobacco control program lies in more stringent laws and higher taxes to wean the public from the pernicious habit  ...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The foreign hand in political funding

Only 20 percent of the income of political parties can be traced. What about the rest? By Usha Rani Das In 2014, the Delhi High Court...
(L-R) Supreme Court; Neelam Katara persisted with the case despite tremendous pressure from various quarters. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

“Everybody Has a Right to Fall in Love”: Neelam Katara

This gutsy mother’s fight for justice for her deceased son, Nitish, finally came to fruition with the Supreme Court handing out a severe sentence...
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...
Supreme Court (Photo: Anil Shakya); An Amritdhari Sikh (Photo: Kh Manglembi Devi)

Who is a True Sikh?

This is a question that may be exercising many Sikhs as an apex court’s oral order seems to favor Akali Dals who want to...
(L-R) Gujarat High Court; The crowd at Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS)’s ‘Kranti Rally’ shouting slogans during the speech by its leader Hardik Patel to press reservation demand for the Patel community, in Ahmedabad. Photo: UNI

Confusion Over Quota In Gujarat

The Gujarat government’s move to provide quotas to the Economically Backward Classes has come unstuck in the High Court. It now awaits resolution in...
(L-R) The Chairman of the Seventh Pay Commission, Justice AK Mathur submitting report to the Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information and Broadcasting, Arun Jaitley on November 19, 2015. Photo: PIB; Soldiers manning the Air Force base at Pathankot, which came under terrorist attack in early January this year. Photo: UNI

Pay Scale Anomalies: Arms and the Man

Despite war clouds looming on the horizon, a plaintive plea from the Forces asks the powers-that-be to bring about pay parity between the Services...
Block info on gender selection: SC

Block info on gender selection: SC

In a recent order in a public interest litigation filed by Dr Sabu Mathew George, seeking that internet search engines Google, Yahoo and Microsoft...
KOLKATA, SEP 2 (UNI):- West Bengal Minister for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Firhad Hakim leading a rally with party supporters celebrating the Supreme Court's verdict on Singur landmark victory in Kolkata on Friday. UNI PHOTO-89U

Singur: The Fight for Land

The landmark verdict on Singur by the Supreme Court will hit West Bengal’s economy and be cited in future agitations as industry and agriculture...
NEW DELHI, SEP 14 (UNI):-President Pranab Mukherjee presenting the awards instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag at the Hindi Divas Samaroh at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS Kiran Rijiju also seen in the picture. UNI PHOTO-52U

Is Hindi feasible in all courts of India?  

At a time when the country is celebrating Hindi Divas, one may ask what is the state of affairs as far as using Hindi...
(L-R) Supreme Court and J&K Governor NN Vohra. Photo: UNI

J&K Crisis: Beyond the Courts

A recent petition before the apex court seeking its direction to impose governor’s rule was not entertained. The three-judge bench observed that the Kashmir...
Inderjit Badhwar, editor-in-chief, India Legal, Magazine,

Returning Empty-handed

By Inderjit Badhwar What often makes startling headlines in the daily press does not necessarily reflect the nuance of the matter being reported, especially when...
AHMEDABAD, APR 23 (UNI)- An ambulance taking the bodies of Nepal bus accident victims in Ahmedabad on Thursday. 17 pilgrims died in as a bus of Gujarti pilgrims fell off road near Kathmandu on their way back to home after prayers in vrious temple in Nepal on Wednesday morning. UNI PHOTO-104u

Good Samaritan: Please save the savior

Bystanders who rush to help accident victims are often harassed by the police and hospitals. A new set of guidelines announced following a Supreme...
Cauvery River; protest against the SC order in Karnataka (photo: UNI)

Karnataka to release 12K cusecs of water: SC

The apex court hears Cauvery issue on a holiday, modifies its earlier order  In an important development on the Cauvery water dispute, the Supreme Court...
The Madras High Court’s stand on the case is a blessing for journalists in Tamil Nadu.

Judge Bats for Media Freedom

Even as conspiracy theories swirled regarding this sensational case, a judge upheld the rights of the media and stood up for democratic norms  ...
(L-R) Supreme Court. photo (black & white): Prashant Panjiar

Judicial Nightmare

The Chief Justice of India has once again highlighted the paucity of judges and the delay in filling the vacancies as over 22 lakh...
(L-R) The precincts of the Golu Devta Temple; Bells tied by devotees whose wishes were fulfilled

The God of Justice

In a temple near Almora, in Uttarakhand, believers present their prayers on stamped paper to golu devta By Ramesh Menon Which is the highest court of...
ABVP activists staging a protest rally against Amnesty International India, in Bengaluru. Photo: UNI

India Legal show decodes sedition laws

Eminent panelists debate issues related to the draconian provisions of Section 124-A The Ramya controversy and the Amnesty International incident have once again  triggered volatile...
(Left) Vyapam Building. (Right) Members of All India Mahila Congress burning MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s effigy at a demonstration in Bhopal. Photo: UNI

Vyapam probe: A dead end for CBI?  

With 700 accused and suspects absconding in this huge job-cum-admission scam and many let off on bail, observers now wait for the CBI to...
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UK Supreme court refers gender issue to ECJ

Recently in MB vs Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2016), the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court had to decide on a plea challenging...
Milk being poured at a tea stall. Photo: Bhawna Gaur

Milk—Toxic Cocktail Of Urea, Shampoo, Paint…

The Supreme Court ruling last fortnight directing the Center and states to amend laws to ensure stringent punishment for those guilty of adulterating milk...
No Ceasefire In Delhi’s Battle Royale

“Delhi belongs to the entire country”: Sanjay Jain

The turf war between Delhi's Lieutenant-governor (L-G) Najeeb Jung and its chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has been going on for a long time. It...
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SC to examine RTI’s ambit in judicial appointments

On August 17, the Supreme Court passed an order referring to a five-judge constitution bench the issues of whether disclosures of information about appointments...
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Judges’ appointment: CJI expresses worry

At a time when pendency of cases has become a cause of concern, media reports recently quoted the Chief Justice of India as having...
Police and residents helping the injured of road accident near Telibagh in Lucknow on Tuesday. (with story).UNI PHOTO-105U

Judiciary has always nudged good samaritans

In a shocking incident recently, a man who had been hit by a three-wheeler goods carrier on a west Delhi road, bled to death...
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SC reverses National Commission order

The Supreme Court recently reversed a judgment of the National Commission and reprimanded it for exceeding its jurisdiction in a case that came up...
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...
(L-R) The Election Commission of India office in Delhi and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah (Photo: UNI)

Petition in EC for Omar’s disqualification

In 2010, the Supreme Court had come down heavily on persons filing frivolous PILs and set out guidelines for filing them in State of...
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“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...
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Why did cops in Karnataka embrace death?

The month of July was one of the worst for the police of Karnataka as four of their men and women took their lives...
Illustration: Rajender Kumar

Abortion Needs an Amendment

An apex court order allowing a rape victim to terminate her 24-week pregnancy brings into focus the need to change an outdated legislation which...
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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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SC sanctions consecutive jail terms

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment recently clarified that a trial court could make a man held guilty...
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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...
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda (C) administering the first dose of Rotavirus vaccine to a girl child at the launch of the Pilot Rotavirus Universal Immunization program, at Bhubaneswar, in Odisha on Saturday. Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas (I/C) Dharmendra Pradhan is also seen

The secret behind Rotavac vaccine trials

Even before the full data on these trials has been made public, the vaccine is out in four states. A petition in the Supreme...
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Salvaging Alang, Graveyard of Ships

A move by the EU Commission and the Supreme Court to get ship-breaking yards to create environment-friendly facilities may save Alang as it gasps...
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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...
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Going Up in Smoke

A study by an NGO has shown that there were around 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh of street children in Delhi alone with 80...
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SC lays down do’s and don’ts for governor in Arunachal

The recent Supreme Court verdict restoring the Nabam Tuki government in Arunachal Pradesh has once again restored the sanctity of the federal structure of...
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Was Narasimha Rao responsible for Babri masjid?

Vinay Sitapati recounts the events leading up December 6, 1992, and tries to absolve Prime Minister Narasimha Rao of complicity with right-wing parties in...
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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...
Members of Asian Solidarity stage a dharna against “Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Imphal

Supreme Court’s AFSPA observations are critical

The Supreme Court’s recent observations on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA are significant for the people of Manipur in particular and...
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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...
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Do women matter in judiciary?

Distinguished guests from the legal fraternity shared their concerns about scant representation of women in the profession at the weekly India Legal show At a...
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SC to examine conflict of interest issue with lawmakers

In a significant observation, the Supreme Court recently said that it would like to examine the issue of lawmakers having shares in a company...
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...
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Pune District Court adopts SMS service

In a move that will help bring litigants closer to a shorter judicial process, the Pune District Court has implemented a SMS message service...
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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...

Legal Reforms, Without the Tears

By Kirti Bhatt. A report submitted to the government by the Consumer Education and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, suggests ways to clear the logjam of cases...

Third Gender ‘Defined’

The Supreme Court today, reiterated its previous stand that the term “third gender” categorically refers to transgender and not to gays, lesbians or bisexuals. The...

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...

Bigger Pictures, Better Warnings

The SC’s order last month directing tobacco companies to display bigger health warnings on their products is a shot in the arm for those...

US Supreme Court strikes down Texas anti-abortion law

In a significant verdict, the US Supreme Court has struck down a Texas law that made it more difficult for women to have abortions....

Supreme Court to decide WhatsApp’s fate

Doing WhatsApp may soon be history if the apex court agrees with a PIL filed by a petitioner. The PIL claims that it is...

Identity Crisis!

Despite the Supreme Court of Bangladesh confirming that Biharis there were its citizens, they live in deplorable conditions due to their legal status not...

US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action program at Texas varsity

In a landmark ruling, that will go a long way in establishing racial inclusion and ethnic diversity in university admissions in the US, the...

Well being of tribals important, says SC

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Rajasthan government and the state police chief to probe into the demolition of tribal homes...

Gulbarg massacre verdict after 14 years… 24 convicted, 36 acquitted

A Special SIT court in Ahmedabad convicted 24 people and acquitted 36 others on Thursday in the Gulbarg Society massacre case of 2002 that...

NGT offers relief to states on pollution data

Share data on quality of air, vehicle pollution, population count, and other important pollution-related data of cities that are the most polluted by Tuesday...

Supreme Court Rejects Plea To Cancel Pratyusha Banerjee’s Boyfriend Rahul Raj’s Bail

New Delhi:  The Supreme court has declined a plea by the mother of late actress Pratyusha Banerjee seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail of Rahul...

Italian marine to return home on SC orders, but with conditions

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Italian marine, Salvatore Girone, one of the accused in the killing of two Kerala fishermen in 2012, to...

16th century gold-headgear of elephants being melted by temple, just for getting gold; petitioner...

Supreme Court passed an order on a petition to save melting of gold jewelleries used to festoon the elephants on the special occasions in...

Supreme Court to hear bail plea of Italian marine

Supreme Court has accepted the hearing of bail plea filed by Italian marine Salvatore Girone, one of the accused of killing of two fishermen...

Legal Update On Pratyusha Banarjee’s Death Under Mysterious Circumstances

The Supreme Court will hear a petition filed by deceased actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s mother against the anticipatory bail granted to pratyusha’s boyfriend, Rahul Raj...

Justice Dipak Misra To Senior Advocate Yatin Oza: “You don’t have a right to...

Supreme Court bench comprising of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh heard an appeal filed by Senior Advocate & Gujarat Bar Association...

Diesel cab drivers threaten to block major roads in capital if ban not lifted

Threatening to block all major roads in the capital, number of diesel cab drivers gathered outside the SC parking lot against the ban on diesel...

Uttarakhand Floor Test On May 10th between 11 AM & 1 PM; But Disqualified...

Supreme Court has ruled that Harish Rawat will face a floor test on May 10th, between 11 AM and 1 PM. During those two...

Supreme Court Gets 4 New Judges- Find Out Who They Are?

Supreme Court collegium, which is headed by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur, today approved elevation of four new judges. Out of these four...

This Is How Social Media Reacted To India Legal’s Live Coverage of #NEET Hearing...

Today at 2.30 PM IST, hearing started at Supreme Court regarding the ongoing National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) matter. Different States presented their arguments...

States Are Dead Against NEET; Supreme Court Asks Medical Council of India To Respond...

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is in deep trouble, again. Supreme Court today heard petitions by various states and some private medical colleges, regarding...

Those watching cricket on TV have stake in the game: CJI

We must take into consideration interest of people watching cricket on television as they have a stake in the game for viewership and popularity...

Delhi HC seeks CBI reply on Rungtas’ plea challenging conviction

The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) on appeals filed by directors of Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL),...

Naveen Jindal, Koda in the dock as CBI court gets ready to frame charges

A special CBI court in New Delhi has ordered framing of charges against industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayana...

SC firm on two-phased NEET; May 1, July 24 key dates

The Supreme Court maintained that the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will be held in two phases even as the Centre urged the bench...

SC gives go ahead to hold NEET exam in two schedules

The Supreme Court on Thursday gave green signal to hold National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam for admission to MBBS and MD courses...

Auction of Sahara properties will complete in four months: SEBI tells Supreme Court

An interlocutory application has been filed in SEBI vs. Sahara India Real Estate Corporation case, before CJI, Justice Sikri and Justice Dave, seeking clarification that...

SC says no to IPL matches in Maharashtra after April 30

The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea by Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Association to hold Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches in the state. Earlier...

If I am to be arrested upon arrival, I am not coming: defiant Mallya...

“If I am to be arrested upon my arrival, I am not going to come,” a defiant Vijay Mallya told the Supreme Court through...

An Emotional CJI Says 9 Supreme Court Judges In US Decides 81 Cases, But...

Even as the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Tirath Singh Thakur, in an emotionally choked voice, appealed to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi,...

President’s Rule To Continue In Uttarakhand Till April 27th As Supreme Court Stays High...

In a huge blow To Congress and a big relief for BJP, Supreme Court bench headed by Justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh...

Unfortunate for airlines to ignore less profitable markets like Shimla, NE: SC

The Supreme Court today expressed its displeasure over airlines not starting operations to ‘less lucrative’ destinations like Shimla and the North East. The bench...

Unfortunate that banks give loans to bigwigs recklessly, harass poor farmers: SC

Coming down heavily on banks for preferring to give loans to bigwigs, the Supreme Court today said, “It is unfortunate that banks recklessly give...

Can tradition be above Constitution? SC asks Sabarimala Temple Trust

Making a scathing observation, the Supreme Court today asked Nair Sabha that has challenged entry of women in Sabarimala Temple whether a tradition can...

SC appoints two amicus for Nirbhaya rape case, matter adjourned to July 18

The Supreme Court today appointed senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Raju Ramchandran as amicus curiae and adjourned the Nirbhaya gang rape case to July...

BCCI does not want to reform? Supreme Court’s query to counsel

“Are you saying the BCCI is refusing to be reformed?” The Supreme Court asked senior advocate KK Venugopal while he was arguing that the...

SC orders Mallya to declare all assets, banks don’t bite his Rs 4000 cr...

The consortium of banks led by State Bank of India Thursday rejected the proposal made by liquor baron Vijay Mallya to pay Rs 4000...

Discrepancy in Tyagi Committee report submitted to court: AG

After objection raised by Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi that one of the pages inserted by the respondent as part of Tyagi committee report on...

Show faith in choice of judges and bar, it shall not be questioned: CJI

"One must repose confidence in the choice of judges and the bar, and it shall not be questioned.” Chief Justice of India TS Thakur...
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Use Article 356 Sparingly: SC tells government

The apex court judgment in the SR Bommai vs Union of India case clearly said that Article 356 cannot be imposed for superseding a...

April 30 is last date to convert diesel taxis into CNG: SC

Diesel taxi owners got temporary relief as the Supreme Court extended the deadline to convert into CNG for another month, i.e. April 30. Meanwhile,...

Good samaritans don’t need to fear police for helping accident victims now

Coming to the rescue of good Samaritans who help road accident victims, the Supreme Court today directed the Centre to ensure that such persons...

Supreme Court issues notice to BCI on petition urging “strict compliance” of Section 8A...

The Supreme Court today issued notice on a petition urging "strict compliance” of Section 8A of Advocates’ Act, 1961, and hence restrain members of...

Supreme Court allows photos of CM, Governors, cabinet ministers in government ads

The Supreme Court on Friday permitted publication of photographs of chief ministers, Governors as well as cabinet and state ministers in public advertisements, and...

Jaya publication did not earn any profit as claimed by TN CM: Counsel tells...

The Supreme Court heard the appeal challenging acquittal of Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in disproportionate assets case today. During the proceedings, the bench of...

Air Service Bilateral Agreement: Union tells Supreme Court limited scope of judicial review

The Union of India submitted to the Supreme Court that the bilateral Air Service Agreement between India and UAE is in pursuance of the...

Child Trafficking: Supreme Court asks states to frame guidelines on inter-country adoption

Acting on a PIL filed by Advait Foundation and others (Vs. Union of India) regarding foreigners allegedly adopting children for trafficking, the Supreme Court...

“Not an absconder, media bosses should not forget favours I did to them” –...

Former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of now defunct Kingfisher Airlines, A Raghunathan appeared before the Enforcement Directorate, Mumbai on Friday for questioning regarding money...

No system in the world is call drop proof, Kapil Sibal tells Supreme Court

“There is no system in the world that has zero call drop,” argued senior advocate Kapil Sibal on behalf of telecom operators during the...

SC to hear banks’ plea on preventing Vijay Mallya from going abroad, Wednesday

The Supreme Court will hear the plea moved by a consortium of PSU banks including State Bank of India, appealing to prevent Vijay Mallya...

International Women’s Day: Who was the first woman judge to assume office in Supreme...

Justice M. Fathima Beevi became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Supreme Court of India, in 1989. She also held the distinction of...

‘BCCI does not agree with Lodha committee’s One State, One Association’

BCCI does not agree with ‘One State, One Association’ as cricket associations have been existing even before the formation of states after Independence. This...

We want to raise standard of members of bar:CJI to Bar Council of India

“We want to raise standard of members of the bar..Some lawyers are agitating, some are fighting, some are stabbing but very few are arguing.”...

Supreme Court reserves Arunachal judgment

The imbroglio in this state was set to rest with the apex court refusing to interfere in the appointment of new chief minister Kalikho...
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“Maintain Dignity of Court”

The Patiala House clashes fly in the face of Bar Council of India rules which require an advocate to comport himself as befitting an...

SC waives off CCTV in dance bars, asks Maha govt to give licence by...

The Supreme Court today ordered Maharashtra government to grant license to dance bars by March 15. The government also got a setback as the...

SC to hear Rs 100 cr fund grant to Etawah college that had top...

"Appropriation Act is not the answer in matters where siphoning of funds take place in this manner,” remarked Chief Justice of India T S...

Are you law unto yourselves? Chief Justice of India asks Bar Council Of India

“Can you prescribe an exam without a rule? Are you a law unto yourselves?” rapped Chief Justice of India to Bar Council of India...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:- Reaping A Bitter Harvest

As you live by the sword, so shall you die by the sword, is an old Biblical maxim implying that your acts of omission...

Justice Karnan asked to join Calcutta High Court on, or before March 11

Following the communiqué signed by President Pranab Mukherjee that has been received by Madras High Court Justice CS Karnan, who recently ‘stayed’ the CJI’s...

Patiala House Violence: Supreme Court directs Delhi Police to form SIT

The Supreme Court directed the Delhi Police to set up an SIT to investigate violence in Patiala House Court on February 15 and February...

Supreme Court asks Centre to clear stand on child porn

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to clear its stand on child pornography following a PIL which was filed in the Apex Court...

Doomed by Diesel

While the government’s diesel subsidies were meant to help the needy, its widespread use by all classes has had a deleterious effect on health,...

Supreme Court allows those who have cleared B.Ed to apply for shiksha mitra in...

The Supreme Court today directed all those who have cleared their B.Ed to apply for the post of Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh. The bench...

No relief to Kanhaiya till February 29

The Delhi High Court again adjourned the bail plea of JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar to February 29. The Delhi Police had sought...

CCTVs in dance bars with cops watching 24×7 is regressive: Supreme Court

“Placing CCTVs in dance bars to be monitored by cops 24x7 is a regressive parameter, and breach of privacy,” observed the bench of Justice...

Justice Dattu is next NHRC chairman. India Legal was first to break the news

Former Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will take over as the chairman of National Human Rights Commission. The post was lying vacant since...

Patiala House scuffle case up for hearing on March 10

The Supreme Court today adjourned the Patiala House scuffle matter to March 10. The matter was taken up by the bench around 11.15 am when...

Kanhaiya Kumar’s Bail: Next Hearing in High Court on February 23, 2016

As the hearing on Kanhaiya Kumar's bail application started, RP Luthra interrupted the petitioner counsel for using RSS as extremist and asked for expunging such...

SC to take up Kanhaiya’s bail plea tomorrow

The Supreme Court will take up the bail application filed by sedition accused Kanhaiya Kumar today, on Friday. The JNU students’ union president told...

Expedite and dispose of in two weeks, says SC to Gauhati High Court on...

The Supreme Court sent the petition pertaining to disqualification of MLAs back to Gauhati High Court, directing it to expeditiously dispose of the matter...

…and courts simmer with JNU fire

#JNURow: As the JNU faceoff continued to become controversial, Patiala House Court sent JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiyya, who has been charged with sedition to judicial custody...

Tempest over Temple Entry

The age-old tradition of women being barred from Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala has been questioned by the apex court and once again brought...

Judicial Oxygen

Elevation of judges to the Supreme Court under the collegium system has been fraught with controversy, says a legal luminary who wrote this piece...

Survival of the Fittest System

Even after the second phase of hearing of challenges to the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, the collegium system is still pitted against it BY...

Right To A Dignified Final Exit

The court has upheld the right of death row inmates to be treated with dignity and exhaust all legal remedies before being executed. This...

Ringing in the new

<h2 size="16" align="left" margin="10"]The old collegium system has made way for the national judicial appointments commission bill, 2014. but hurdles remain By Shailendra Singh THE...

The Supreme court and the good samaritan

Editorial by Inderjit Badhwar  Have you lost someone—a friend, a relative—in a road accident who could have been saved through timely intervention? Have you driven...

Can law makers be the law breakers?

"Do an item number” – High Court judge to a female district court judge. The allegations made by additional district and sessions judge in Gwalior...

SUPREME COURT

Courts need to be seen as working in public interest and upholding the confidence of the common man in the judicial process. Bull’s eye judgment You can no longer take...

We beg to differ my Lord

Excerpts from the letter written by President, Supreme Court Bar Association, to Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha, on June 6, this year while rejecting Lodha’s idea that courts...

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