Friday, April 19, 2024


The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Central government on a petition challenging a Section of the Surrogacy Act, which barred married couples from having a second child through surrogacy if they had a healthy first child. The Bench of Justice BV Nagarathna and Justice Augustine George Masih passed the order on a petition challenging Section 4 (iii)(C)(ii) of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Act, 2021, which required couples wishing to have a child through surrogacy to secure an eligib...


Travesty of Justice?

The case has shown that though arbitration tribunals are expected to give clear verdicts with specialised judges, this often doesn’t happen. Cases then land in courts which are ill-equipped to handle complex disputes

A Stormy Start

New York City is the most difficult place in America to find a fair jury for the former US President’s criminal trial—the first ever for an American president. The case involved allegations that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid $1,30,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels to not go public with a story about her sexual encounter with Trump


For Wider Arbitrage

The Alternative Dispute Resolution system in India should also be allowed into some areas where it is banned today. With overburdened courts and a five-crore pendency, this could be a way out to cut down the growing number of cases

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


The Iran Factor

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Iran represents a complex and multifaceted challenge with far-reaching implications. The resolution of this crisis will require careful diplomacy, strategic decision-making and a concerted effort to address underlying grievances and promote regional peace and stability in the region

Towards Dignity and Democracy

Eminent lawyer and former parliamentarian Dr Ashwani Kumar’s book, calling for democratic renaissance in an India that is resounding with partisan voices, should be read by all for its fine balance and searching style

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The Bar Council of India has written to all university vice chancellors raising concerns about the rise in the number of low quality law colleges in India. The Bar Council urged the vice chancellor to conduct thorough inspections before granting No Objection Certificate (NOCs) for new legal education centres. The BCI noted that while they play a regulatory role, universities and government bodies must also be actively involved in ensuring quality education. The letter also highlighted the ne...