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The Supreme Court said the steps taken by the Delhi and Central governments in the last few weeks have not worked to reduce Delhi air pollution with it getting worse. The Apex Court said vehicular, industrial pollution is holding back real progress. Centre said Central Vista work not causing pollution.
The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition against VIP darshan under the Sugam Darshan Scheme at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
As per a report of Praja Foundation, 99% of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 2020 are pending trial. The delay is being attributed to factors like setting up of virtual courts during the pandemic and the unorganised police-court mechanism. There is, therefore, a need to understand the various agencies involved in the functioning of the POCSO Act and the issues and challenges faced by special courts due to which pendency has taken place.

Courts
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The Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court on Monday held that without actually exhausting the remedy of filing of pre-arrest bail application before the court of first instance, one can't invoke the High Court's jurisdiction unless there are compelling and exceptional circumstances.

Madhya Pradesh High Court dismisses law student plea seeking direction to appear in one paper of LL.B 5th semester

It is observed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court that for the petitioner, admitted in June 2015, the 5 years period expired in June 2020 but he couldn't clear all the papers. The University has withheld the result and has come out with a response that he cannot now be permitted to complete the course.

Kashi Vishwanath VIP darshan: Allahabad High Court dismisses petition against scheme

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition against VIP darshan under the Sugam Darshan Scheme at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

Feature

Redefining Sexual Assault

While giving its verdict on a petition filed in a...

POCSO cases: Pathetic pendency

As per a report of Praja Foundation, 99% of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 2020 are pending trial. The delay is being attributed to factors like setting up of virtual courts during the pandemic and the unorganised police-court mechanism. There is, therefore, a need to understand the various agencies involved in the functioning of the POCSO Act and the issues and challenges faced by special courts due to which pendency has taken place.

The Doon Dilemma

Does the need for defence obliterate the need for a sustainable environment for future generations? This question was raised before the Supreme Court of India, a conundrum even for the highest court of the land to find a balance between the two.

Columns

What’s the Hurry?

The unwarranted rush in increasing the tenure to five years by resorting to the ordinance route has dismayed many as investigative agencies are often being used by governments to further their interests.

Charting a New Course

The framers of the Constitution made accountability an integral element with respect to the legislature and executive. However, they consciously decided to keep the judiciary on a different pedestal. They trusted the competence of the men and women who would adorn the Bench, in upholding the Constitution.” These words of Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana were delivered at the 71st Constitution Day meet at Vigyan Bhawan recently.

Death was virtually delivered to Stan Swamy’s cell by the system

The system can lament, apportion blame, but it never interfered, never once tried to understand why a man would want to live among tribals and work for them, ignoring calls to comfort. Death was virtually delivered to Stan Swamy’s cell by the system.

Specials

The Definitive Debate

Students at an online debate competition held recently put forth impassioned and reasoned arguments that touched upon social and political life, as well as abstract themes.

Welcome Move

The former Supreme Court judge has taken over as the chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. He had retired from the Supreme Court this July. His vast experience and “welfarist and humanist” approach will be much needed at the tribunal. Earlier this year, APN channel.....

Aryan Khan case: The Media on Trial

By Sanjay Raman Sinha  The overdrive witn...

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PIL seeks in-frame sign language interpreter for all official press briefings by PM, other leaders

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and states to provide in-frame sign language interpreter in all the official press briefings conducted by the Prime Minister, other Ministers of the Union Government, Chief Ministers of all states and other Ministers of the state government, in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.

Tripura tweets: Journalist Shyam Meera Singh and other activists booked under UAPA move Supreme Cour...

Earlier, Shyam Meera Singh through his Twitter handle informed that Tripura police imposed UAPA on him for merely writing three words on the microblogging platform, "Tripura is Burning."

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Law Firms

What’s the Hurry?

The unwarranted rush in increasing the tenure to five years by resorting to the ordinance route has dismayed many as investigative agencies are often being used by governments to further their interests.

Charting a New Course

The framers of the Constitution made accountability an integral element with respect to the legislature and executive. However, they consciously decided to keep the judiciary on a different pedestal. They trusted the competence of the men and women who would adorn the Bench, in upholding the Constitution.” These words of Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana were delivered at the 71st Constitution Day meet at Vigyan Bhawan recently.

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.

News
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An advocate has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police Commissioner against Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqurrahman Barq for his controversial statement regarding the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. In his complaint, Advocate Vineet Jindal demanded that a a case be registered against Barq under Sections 121, 153, 153A and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. Barq had said the temple which has been built in the place of the now-demolished Babri Masjid is against law and justice. ...

Madhya Pradesh High Court dismisses law student plea seeking direction to appear in one paper of LL.B 5th semester

It is observed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court that for the petitioner, admitted in June 2015, the 5 years period expired in June 2020 but he couldn't clear all the papers. The University has withheld the result and has come out with a response that he cannot now be permitted to complete the course.

Kashi Vishwanath VIP darshan: Allahabad High Court dismisses petition against scheme

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition against VIP darshan under the Sugam Darshan Scheme at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

Supreme Court says Centre can consider setting up All-India Tribunals Service

Supreme Court bench suggested the formation of All-India Tribunals Service with respect to the administrative work in the tribunals. The bench tendered an umbrella like allocation of services in the NCLT, NCDRC, DRT and other tribunals under other central legislations.
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Video: SC on ONGC, Bombay High Court on Sudha Bhardwaj in Elgar Parishad case

Supreme Court reprimands ONGC for negotiating fees with arbitrator judges… saying you are insulting judges… asking attorney general to intervene
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Video: SIT investigation on Tripura violence case,Allahabad High Court on ​​Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

During the hearing of pollution, the Solicitor General said, the states are not complying with the pollution control orders … fined … sought an answer
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Video: SC on air pollution, Karkardooma Court Delhi riots case

Delhi High Court issues notice on PIL seeking immediate appointment of paramedical staff and doctors in government hospitals… The petition claims that there is about 40 percent shortage of staff.
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