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As per the affidavit, the Government of India hereby places on record its clear and categorical stand that women candidates shall be considered for entry in the three defence services, in the existing streams, through National Defence Academy (NDA)
Upon this statement by SG Mehta, Senior Advocate Sanjoy Ghose appearing for the Delhi Waqf Board, sought assurance from the SG, that till next date status quo be maintained.
The Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) post-victory evolution in West Bengal has happened quickly and in Technicolor. The BJP’s former Union minister Babul Supriyo, who had lost all bearing in his party after his defeat, has joined the TMC.
Kavitha Lankesh filed the petition in the supreme court aggrieved by order passed by High Court of Karnataka which partly allowed the petition filed by the respondent/accused Mohan Nayak, who sought to quash the order dated August 14, 2018, passed by the Police commissioner, Bengaluru City against him.

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Upon this statement by SG Mehta, Senior Advocate Sanjoy Ghose appearing for the Delhi Waqf Board, sought assurance from the SG, that till next date status quo be maintained.

Allahabad High Court denies bail to two UP Police officers in 2020 Bikru shootout case

A single-judge bench of Allahabad High Court denied bail to two UP Police officials, SO Vinay Kumar Tiwari & Beat Officer Krishna Kumar Sharma while hearing a Criminal Misc Bail Application filed by Vinay Kumar Tiwari.

Supreme Court asks Maharashtra to file status report on plea of man in jail for 6 years

The Supreme Court has asked the Maharashtra government to file the status report in a plea filed by Harshad Purushottam Mehta against the Bombay High Court order which had rejected his bail plea raised on the ground that he has served more than one half of the maximum sentence for the offences he is accused of.

Allahabad High Court directs Basic Education Council to consider appointing teacher couples in same district

A single-judge bench of Allahabad High Court while hearing a petition filed by Radha Kant Tripathi directed the Basic Education Council to consider the issue of appointment of husband and wife in the same District in the context of inter-district transfer.

Feature

Roadblocks and solutions to police reforms

The National Crime Records Bureau’s latest data for 2020 is worrisome in many respects. As compared to last year, there has been an increase of 28 percent in the total cases of crimes in the country. The number of cases registered under the SC/ST sections has also increased last year. Uttar Pradesh tops the list in crimes against women.

Legal aid for transporters

In a first in the country, the All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA) recently launched the first on-road legal assistance programme, “Lawyer on the Spot” (LotS). It has tied up with legal tech platform “Lawyered” for affiliation.

Double Standards?

It is so paradoxical that the Supreme Court which always tries to keep a check over every other organ/institution/body under the Constitution has been questioned for failing to apply the same discipline to its own administrative decisions.

Columns

Arresting Environmental Degradation, Promoting Internal Reform

Relations between the Bench and the Bar, at least in the common law adversarial system, are always strained by the dynamics of operation of the “winner-takes-it-all” principle. Each side has a will to win, but in the final result, only one can succeed and other must lose.

Using Drugs as Weapons

Kerala, a progressive and liberal society, has been hit by a controversy with dangerous portents. Recently, Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt set the cat among the pigeons when he claimed that a new method to convert non-Muslims called “narcotics jihad” was going on in the state.

Pushed into the Quicksand

The executive's reluctance to appoint judges to tribunals is shocking and distressing. The executive should concentrate on running the country instead of obstructing judicial matters and disobeying the Supreme Court’s directions.

Specials

Yes, I’m a woman and together, we shall overcome

Tucked in a narrow lane of South Delhi is a small basement where Afghan women throng to acquire new skills assisted by Samarpan Foundation. From all walks of life - housewives, doctors and even government officers - learn crochet, potli making, tailoring and even how to make sustainable cloth sanitary napkins, in an effort to survive and rebuild their lives.

Women Justices Break the Glass Ceiling

August 31, 2021, saw the dawn of a new era for the Indian judiciary. Three women judges, along with six male counterparts, were sworn in at the SC by CJI NV Ramana. This was significant as the representation of women in the judiciary has always been poor. By these appointments, the collegium has made a policy statement of sorts. APN news channel did an in-depth discussion on the topic of women in the judiciary, their problems and challenges. The show was moderated by Editor-in-Chief, APN, Rajshri Rai.

The Tribunalisation of Justice

The effort to fast track the justice dispensation system has reached at a crossroad. The trials of tribunals are no less than that of the fast-track courts (FTCs). Both have got entangled in a web of bureaucratic red-tapism and suffered policy mismatch and confusion. The legal experts on the India Legal.

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ISRO espionage case: CBI moves Supreme Court to cancel bail granted to RB Sreekumar, others

ISRO espionage case: CBI seeks to prosecute former Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar, another IB officer and two Kerala Police officers for allegedly framing ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan who had been accused of selling drawings of the indigenous cryogenic engine to other countries.

Delhi High Court transfers plea assailing discretion of Muslim husband to give divorce without advan...

The petition further sought, issuance of detailed step by step guidelines in form of checks and balances on the issue of the absolute discretion of Muslim husband to give divorce (talaq-ul-sunnat) and a declaration stating, Muslim marriage is not just a mere contract, but is also a status.

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Arresting Environmental Degradation, Promoting Internal Reform

Relations between the Bench and the Bar, at least in the common law adversarial system, are always strained by the dynamics of operation of the “winner-takes-it-all” principle. Each side has a will to win, but in the final result, only one can succeed and other must lose.

Using Drugs as Weapons

Kerala, a progressive and liberal society, has been hit by a controversy with dangerous portents. Recently, Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt set the cat among the pigeons when he claimed that a new method to convert non-Muslims called “narcotics jihad” was going on in the state.

Law Schools

HNLU Raipur releases first ever Day Zero campus recruitments

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) Raipur’s graduating batch of 2020 has released campus recruitment figures for the 50 students (out of a batch of 150) who took part in the official campus placement activities.

LawSikho ties up with MEPSC for new courses

LawSikho, India’s leading online education company that creates advanced and practical legal courses, has partnered with Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) to co-create and roll out five new online courses

MNLU-N students can now graduate as judicial officers for direct recruitment: CJI Bobde

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) has come up with a course in “Nyay Shastra”, based on the ancient Indian judicial system that will train individuals as judicial officers and they can be recruited as judges directly without any further training.

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Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the Supreme Court on Tuesday said in virtual court that a woman who doesn’t work in a firm or in office shouldn’t be called unemployed as a counsel mistakenly called his client so. He said, "A woman should be respected for her work and such women who take care of children and other house duties should be called homemakers and not unemployed."  Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana’s bench in the case Kirti & Anr VS  Orienta...

Polarisation can only go so far: BJP’s lesson from Bengal on ideology

The Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) post-victory evolution in West Bengal has happened quickly and in Technicolor. The BJP’s former Union minister Babul Supriyo, who had lost all bearing in his party after his defeat, has joined the TMC.
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Video: SC on NCLAT chairperson, SC on immersion of Ganesh idols

CJI Ramana hauls up Centre over forced retirement of NCLAT chairperson. Supreme Court permits symbolic immersion of Ganesh idols, flays Telangana for not abiding by High Court order
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Video: SC on reservation in promotions, Mumbai court on Kangana Ranaut

The Supreme Court will start the final hearing on the issue of reservation in promotion from October 5… States will have to give a list of legal hurdles within two weeks.. State-wise hearings… lakhs of posts are lying vacant
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