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The National Green Tribunal (NGT) took Suo Motu cognizance of the matter relating to the loss of 2.33 million hectares of tree cover since 2000 in India, equivalent to a six per cent decrease in tree cover during this period. The Petition is registered suo-moto on the basis of the news item dated 13.04.2024. The article cites the Global Forest Watch, which tracks forest changes in near real-time using satellite data and other sources. According to its data, the country lost 4,14,000 hecta...

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Lessons in Governance

The Kerala High Court revoking Governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s nominations to the University of Kerala’s Senate is a lesson in the limits of power enjoyed by such constitutional offices. The rift between centre-appointed governors and state governments is becoming a controversial issue in many states

Divorced from Reality

A case in the Madhya Pradesh High Court has again posed uncomfortable questions about loveless marriages and dowry demands. The case was filed under the Dowry Protection Act and is a reminder of what such marriages are doing to social norms and the sanctity of marriage

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Bend It Like EC

Within a day of the Court rejecting a plea seeking direction to the EC to share voter turnout data within 48 hours of polling, the Commission acceded to the request and shared the data. Why this sudden volte-face?

The Case for Green Budgeting

A recent Supreme Court ruling is a landmark judgment recognising the right against the adverse effects of climate change. This provides an impetus for using green budgeting practices for national investment

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History in a Courtroom

For the first time in history, a former US president was convicted last week on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to cover up a sex scandal he thought would destroy his 2016 campaign for the White House. Can it affect his bid for another term as president?

Age No Bar

The case of the luxury car, allegedly driven by a 17-year-old boy, crashing into a motorcycle and killing two persons as well as attempts made to circumvent police procedure has led to a national outcry. It has also revived the issue of the treatment of juvenile offenders

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Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Friday said that the UK and India share a strong legal relationship, based on shared history and values. Speaking at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom during the London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2024, the CJI said that it was a distinct honor and privilege to lecture here on a topic having both contemporary and institutional relevance. Speaking on the Law and Practice of Commercial Arbitration, he said he has studied with interest th...