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Center said in an affidavit in the Supreme Court that the NDMA has recommended an amount of Rs 50,000 each as ex-gratia payment to covid-19 deceased families. The Affidavit, was filed by Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, was in response to Supreme Court directions.
The Calcutta High Court has acquitted a man booked under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, observing that in case the act was participatory in nature and between two sufficiently mature persons, then a male cannot be indicted alone for the same.
The Gauhati High Court has directed a petitioner seeking relief in boundary dispute between the states of Assam and Mizoram to approach the Supreme Court, as the Apex Court has been given the original jurisdiction to deal with any dispute between two or more states......
Black’s Law Dictionary defines census as the official counting or enumeration of people of a state, nation or district. The first detailed pan-India caste census was conducted in 1881.

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A single-judge Delhi High Court bench was hearing a plea to set up the State Mental Health Authority (‘SMHA’) and the Mental Health Review Board (‘MHRB’) for Delhi in compliance with the obligations under the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017.

Supreme Court reserves verdict on plea seeking free education to every child with special needs, disabled children

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on a petition seeking directions to ensure free and compulsory education to each and every Child With Special Need (CWSN)/Disabled Children by initiating the process of appointment of Special Teachers as per the Teacher Pupil ratio, which is 1:5.

Essential Defence Services Act: Delhi High Court issues notice to Union govt, Ordnance Factory Board over right to strike

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response from the Ministries of Defence and Labour & Employment, besides the Ordnance Factory Board, on a fresh plea challenging the vires of the Essential Defence Services Act, which came into effect in June this year, stating that it takes away the right of personnel engaged in essential defence services to enter into a legal strike.

Tripura High Court issues notice to state govt on PIL seeking probe into recent political violence in state

Tripura High Court division bench passed this order while hearing a PIL filed by Haripada Das, an active member of a political party issued notice to the State Government.

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The Most Unkindest Cut of All

While the religious practice violates the rights of minors, equilibrium cannot be achieved by the court outlawing it. Instead, there should be a legislation that limits, not prohibits, this practice.

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.

Columns

The Ramana Effect

The CJI’s tenure has seen many firsts appointments to courts, more women judges and elevation of lawyers. His boldness in promoting the rule of law should also be seen in expediting adjudication of cases.

Rough Ride for Taxpayers

By Shivanand Pandit This year has witnessed ra...

The Greening of the Court

By Devender Singh Aswal In June, 2021, when th...

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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.

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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The Ramana Effect

The CJI’s tenure has seen many firsts appointments to courts, more women judges and elevation of lawyers. His boldness in promoting the rule of law should also be seen in expediting adjudication of cases.

Rough Ride for Taxpayers

By Shivanand Pandit This year has witnessed ra...

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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National Human Rights Commission member Justice M.M. Kumar has drawn the world's attention to the scarcity of potable water in the world at the sixth meeting of the UN Human Rights Council. Justice Kumar represented India on the Council which also has Japan, Italy, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom and approximately 43 countries. Justice Kumar said, “Water is a life sustaining source. Very little quantity of potable water is availab...

Why aren’t international institutions so easily accessible to Indian lawyers, professors: Justice P.S. Narasimha

The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) on Wednesday inaugurated its Post Graduation Diploma Courses for 2021-22 and also, the Convocation ceremony for its 2019-20 and 2020-21 batches.

Rs 50,000 per Covid death: NDMA recommends ex-gratia payment in affidavit to Supreme Court

Center said in an affidavit in the Supreme Court that the NDMA has recommended an amount of Rs 50,000 each as ex-gratia payment to covid-19 deceased families. The Affidavit, was filed by Govind Mohan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, was in response to Supreme Court directions.

Madhya Pradesh HC disposes of petition seeking restriction on inter-state movement of labourers

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday observed that there cannot be any restriction on the movement of people from one state to another while disposing a petition.
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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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