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The Supreme Court granted time of four months to the State Election Commission to complete the election process in newly-carved districts of Kancheepuram, Chengalpattu, Vellore, Thirupathur, Ranipet, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Tirunelveli and Tenkasi in Tamil Nadu
The Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to Mohammad Salim Khan, in connection with murder of Head Constable Ratan Lal, and denied bail application of second accused Mohammad Ibrahim.

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The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved judgment on a petition challenging the appointment of Gujarat-cadre IPS Officer Rakesh Asthana as the Police Commissioner of Delhi. The development came after the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh heard the Counsels for all parties at length.  Advocate B.S. Bagga, representing the petitioner, contended that Asthana’s appointment is in contravention of Rule 56(d) of the Fundamental Rules issued by the Departme...

Farmer blocking roads: 4-member committee formed for discussion, says Haryana in SC

Haryana government told the Supreme Court that sincere efforts were being made to remove the blockades from Inter-State roads and National Highways and to resume free flow of traffic on those roads for the convenience of general public by way of persuading the Farmers/Farmer’s Organisations to cooperate

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A Case of Vaccine Inequity

There is talk now of a booster shot for Covid-19 among those already vaccinated twice. Several high-income countries have started administering these boosters. Should India follow suit?

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.

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NEET: Has Tamil Nadu stirred a hornet’s nest?

With the state passing a bill against NEET and the Justice AK Rajan panel report exposing its prejudicial impact on underprivileged students, is a constitutional crisis brewing? Is it time to amend the exam format?

Has the Rajasthan Government Legitimised Child Marriage?

In the last few days, allegations, counter-allegations and explanations have swirled around the issue of whether the Rajasthan assembly has recently passed an amendment Bill to The Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act, 2009, which has legitimised child marriage. It is alleged by many that the new Bill will legitimise child marriage.

Chinese Checkers

The Covid-19 pandemic will feel like a mild shiver down the spine of the world’s financial markets if China’s second largest real estate developer Evergrande defaults. This will be comparable to the subprime disaster of 2007-08.

Specials

Jurisdictional Crisis: Information commissioners vs High Courts

By Sanjay Raman Sinha Two legal authorities ar...

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.

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NEET: Has Tamil Nadu stirred a hornet’s nest?

With the state passing a bill against NEET and the Justice AK Rajan panel report exposing its prejudicial impact on underprivileged students, is a constitutional crisis brewing? Is it time to amend the exam format?

Has the Rajasthan Government Legitimised Child Marriage?

In the last few days, allegations, counter-allegations and explanations have swirled around the issue of whether the Rajasthan assembly has recently passed an amendment Bill to The Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act, 2009, which has legitimised child marriage. It is alleged by many that the new Bill will legitimise child marriage.

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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The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved judgment on a petition challenging the appointment of Gujarat-cadre IPS Officer Rakesh Asthana as the Police Commissioner of Delhi. The development came after the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh heard the Counsels for all parties at length.  Advocate B.S. Bagga, representing the petitioner, contended that Asthana’s appointment is in contravention of Rule 56(d) of the Fundamental Rules issued by the Departme...

Delhi Riots 2020: Delhi High Court grants bail to Mohammad Salim Khan in connection with murder of Head Constable Ratan Lal

The Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to Mohammad Salim Khan, in connection with murder of Head Constable Ratan Lal, and denied bail application of second accused Mohammad Ibrahim.

CJI Ramana says women should have 50 pc reservation in all levels of judiciary, law colleges

N.V. Ramana, the Chief Justice of India, on Sunday said judges don't have any problem with the physical hearing of cases and hoped to resume after Dussehra if the country would not hit by another Covid wave.
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Video: SC on Pegasus probe panel, Centre to SC over OBCs in caste census

Supreme Court to set up a committee to probe spying charges but CJI notes some have said no to being part of it Center urges Supreme Court not to include OBCs in 2021 caste census, says backward class census will be full of "mistakes" Supreme Court expresses satisfaction
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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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