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Speaking at an event organised by the Karnataka State Bar Council to pay tributes to late Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar, who passed away on April 24 this year, the CJI said, "Very often our justice delivery poses multiple barriers for the common people.
Abhishek Banerjee has been summoned by the ED for the third time on September 10 for his personal appearance on September 21.
Relations between the Bench and the Bar, at least in the common law adversarial system, are always strained by the dynamics of operation of the “winner-takes-it-all” principle. Each side has a will to win, but in the final result, only one can succeed and other must lose.
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.

Courts
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A two-judge bench of Supreme Court said “How long you want that courts should run the institutions/universities and why should we interfere?” While relying to the contentions of the petitioners counsel to promote her to final year by way of an opportunity.

NGT directs stoppage of Baitarani river project work of sand filling, embankment, retention wall

According to the order 8 applicants are seeking a direction to the respondents restraining them from the sand filling work of the river basin of Baitarani on the South Bank at the place where river Baitarani bifurcates as Old Baitarani and New Baitarani in the Bhadrak District of Odisha.

Allahabad High Court recalls order listing case of errant advocate before another bench

The Allahabad High Court has recently recalled its order in which it had directed the listing of a matter before another bench citing the "mischievous behaviour of the advocate".

CBI seeks dismissal of petition for separating Director of Prosecution from agency, says post enjoys full autonomy in affidavit

The Central Bureau of Investigation has informed the Delhi High Court that the Directorate of Prosecution has got full autonomy and there is no interference in the functioning of a law officer and it has no decision-making power in the appointment of the Director of Prosecution.

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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.

Double Standards?

It is so paradoxical that the Supreme Court which always tries to keep a check over every other organ/institution/body under the Constitution has been questioned for failing to apply the same discipline to its own administrative decisions.

Columns

Arresting Environmental Degradation, Promoting Internal Reform

Relations between the Bench and the Bar, at least in the common law adversarial system, are always strained by the dynamics of operation of the “winner-takes-it-all” principle. Each side has a will to win, but in the final result, only one can succeed and other must lose.

Using Drugs as Weapons

Kerala, a progressive and liberal society, has been hit by a controversy with dangerous portents. Recently, Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt set the cat among the pigeons when he claimed that a new method to convert non-Muslims called “narcotics jihad” was going on in the state.

Pushed into the Quicksand

The executive's reluctance to appoint judges to tribunals is shocking and distressing. The executive should concentrate on running the country instead of obstructing judicial matters and disobeying the Supreme Court’s directions.

Specials

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. From all walks of life - housewives, doctors and even government officers - learn crochet, potli making, tailoring and even how to make sustainable cloth sanitary napkins, in an effort to survive and rebuild their lives.

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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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.

Justice AIS Cheema moves Supreme Court challenging reduction of his tenure as acting chairperson of ...

The Supreme Court CJI will hear an appeal by Justice (Retd.) Ashok Iqbal Singh Cheema challenging reduction of his tenure as officiating Chairperson of NCLAT saying arbitrary order from Govt to remove him from his post violates independence of the judiciary.

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Arresting Environmental Degradation, Promoting Internal Reform

Relations between the Bench and the Bar, at least in the common law adversarial system, are always strained by the dynamics of operation of the “winner-takes-it-all” principle. Each side has a will to win, but in the final result, only one can succeed and other must lose.

Using Drugs as Weapons

Kerala, a progressive and liberal society, has been hit by a controversy with dangerous portents. Recently, Pala Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt set the cat among the pigeons when he claimed that a new method to convert non-Muslims called “narcotics jihad” was going on in the state.

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.

News
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Speaking at an event organised by the Karnataka State Bar Council to pay tributes to late Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar, who passed away on April 24 this year, the CJI said, "Very often our justice delivery poses multiple barriers for the common people.

Mamata nephew, wife move Delhi HC to quash ED summons in West Bengal coal scam

Abhishek Banerjee has been summoned by the ED for the third time on September 10 for his personal appearance on September 21.

Supreme Court Collegium recommends transfer of 5 Chief Justices of High Courts

The Supreme Court Collegium has transferred five Chief Justices of High Courts. Here are short profiles of the 5 senior Judges.

Supreme Court Collegium recommends elevation of 8 judges as chief justices of high courts, transfers of chief justices also on the cards

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of 8 judges as chief justices of various high courts in the country, sources said.
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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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