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The Bombay High Court disposed of a Public Interest Litigations (PILs) filed seeking for getting an inquiry conducted in respect of allotment of tender by the Chief Officer (respondent no.2) concerning putting up of advertisement hoardings.  The petitioner has already represented the authorities, including the Directorate of Municipal Administration, bringing to their notice the alleged irregularities. Having regard to the nature of grievances raised in this PIL petition, the Divisio...

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Mental Cruelty and Divorce

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that a woman repeatedly leaving her matrimonial home without any fault of her husband is an act of mental cruelty. The Court in another case also granted divorce to celebrity chef Kunal Kapur on the grounds of cruelty committed by his estranged wife. Courts define the meaning of cruelty according to their own interpretation within the boundary of the law

Too Choosy for Comfort

In a case where a deceased driver’s son wanted compassionate appointment as a junior engineer, the Karnataka High Court said this cannot be sought as a matter of right and for a particular post

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Trial and Prejudice

With the general elections around the corner, nearly 4.3 lakh people in India will be forcibly denied their right to vote. These are undertrial detenus in Indian jails, their criminality far from being proved. This is unfair

Big Brother Watching You…

The Court is examining whether ordering an accused to drop his Google pin location to the Investigation Officer throughout the period of his bail is violative of his right to privacy

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Time to Nurture Nature

In a landmark verdict, the Court said that citizens’ right against adverse effects of climate change is part of the right to life and equality. But will the State be willing to crack down on unbridled development?

Abortion And The US Elections

The Court ruled last week that a 160-year-old near-total abortion ban is enforceable. This verdict is a legal bombshell in an election year. Abortion has become a key electoral issue in the country. A majority of women in America want to control their own decisions regarding sex and reproductive health. This has wide support among younger and liberal voters

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The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) recently dismissed the Centre's 2015 complaint against Nestle India over the safety of its Maggi noodle products. The Centre had accused Nestle of engaging in unfair trade practices by adding a No added MSG label and asserted that the instant noodle product contained impermissible lead levels. Nonetheless, in an April 12 order, NCDRC President, Justice AP Sahi remarked that a Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) rep...