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Courts
Update

In wake of the alarming rise in the Covid-18 cases in New Delhi, the Delhi High Court has decided to hear only urgent matters. The High Court on Sunday issued an official statement that said it will only take up extremely urgent matters filed in the year 2021 from April 19. The order issued by the High Court's Registrar General Manoj Jain also stated that the cases filed before the court between March 22, 2020 and December 31, 2020 shall not be heard for now and would be adjourned en bloc. S...

Feature

Italian Marines case: Cough up Rs 10 crore compensation from Italy

Taking a tough stand, the Court told the centre to deposit the Rs 10 crore Italy had paid it as compensation for the 2012 shooting incident in which two Indian fishermen were killed.

Not quite Harry met Sally

In a bizarre and rather unique case, a woman advocate filed a petition claiming that Britain’s Prince Harry had broken his promise to marry her!

Ad-hoc judges for high courts: Tackling pendency

In an effort to reduce the backlog of cases, the Court has proposed the appointment of ad-hoc judges for High Courts. But they will only handle old cases, not new ones.

Columns

Interest on Small Savings: A quick rollback

Even as the centre reversed a move to reduce interest rates on small savings schemes, experts warn that these cuts will be implemented soon. Investors should invest in high-interest-yielding small savings instruments.

Right to Life: More than mere survival or animal existence

Life has many facets and dimensions and an individual must enjoy all those in his life. Right to Life means the right to lead meaningful, complete and dignified life. It does not have restricted meaning. Merely being alive is not life. It is something more than mere survival or animal existence.

America’s Legal System on Trial

You can believe your eyes and ears but our experts and their words are more accurate, defense lawyers are telling the 12 jurors in the Minneapolis murder trial of police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with the murder of George Floyd by keeping his knee on the victim’s neck for over nine minutes.

Specials

First Information Report by Dr. Dewakar Goel ‘FIR is the soul of criminal case as turning wheel of the ship’

From the shelf of Dr. Dewakar Goel ‘First Information Report (Concept Procedure and Practice)’ is the latest addition to the multitude.

Whether 100 % Reservation Or No Reservation

Of late, the question of law, as accentuated by the Hon'ble the Supreme Court in Jaishree (1) that whether there should be reservation exceeding 50%, as contemplated in Indra Sawhney (2) case, splatters again a fierce debate on reservation

Women Army officers’ verdict smashes an important, visible barrier

After the landmark judgment of Babita Puniya pronounced on February 17, 2020, wherein the Apex Court gave directions to consider women officers for grant of permanent commission

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Cause List

SCAORA approaches Supreme Court seeking extension of Limitation Period

The Supreme Court Advocates-On-Record Association (SCAORA) has moved the Supreme Court seeking extension of limitation period for filing petitions, applications, suits and appeals under all general and special laws before the Courts and Tribunals in view of the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases across the Country.

Lawyer writes to CJI to take Suo Motu in view of sudden increase in COVID cases

A letter petition send to the Chief Justice of India to take Suo Motu in view of the Sudden increase of COVID-19 cases and issue directions to ban political rallies, protest assemblies, religious and festive congregations of more than 50 people until the COVID situation is under control.

Plea in SC to provide COVID vaccine to age group 18-44 years

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to provide the Covid-19 vaccination to people belonging to the age group of 18 to 44 years and above in view of the rapid spread of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Magazine

Year-ender Issue

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Law Firms

Interest on Small Savings: A quick rollback

Even as the centre reversed a move to reduce interest rates on small savings schemes, experts warn that these cuts will be implemented soon. Investors should invest in high-interest-yielding small savings instruments.

Right to Life: More than mere survival or animal existence

Life has many facets and dimensions and an individual must enjoy all those in his life. Right to Life means the right to lead meaningful, complete and dignified life. It does not have restricted meaning. Merely being alive is not life. It is something more than mere survival or animal existence.

Law Schools

NLU, Delhi needs field workers for a three-month project

The National Law University, Delhi, will organise a special project on sexual harassment faced by women in cabs in Delhi-NCR. The project will be for three months and students with law or criminology background and preferably residents of Delhi will be eligible to take part.

Foreign students can now apply online for Savitribai Phule University international affairs courses

Foreign students can now apply online for admission to courses in the Centre for International Affairs (formerly International Students Centre) at Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Life as a Law Student: 8 Things You Should Know

In case you're thinking of applying to law school or simply trusting that your first semester will start, you've presumably got a lot of inquiries as a main priority. You're certain to have addresses like "how hard is law school?", "what is law school like?

News
Update

The Kerala HC has recently came up with an interesting question of law while deciding appeals against a Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal Order on whether the Tribunal could reduce the compensation payable on a motorcycle accident if the deceased pillion rider rode without a helmet. While permitting the family of a deceased person in a motorcycle accident to claim compensation applied the principle of contributory negligence, the Tribunal stated that the deceased was not wearing a helmet. To t...

Deep Sidhu arrested again, now on ASI complaint

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Supreme Court to hear PIL challenging bar on Covid vaccination on Monday

Both the aforesaid vaccines have been found to be effective against Covid-19 and may provide adequate protection from the disease on successful administration of two doses of the vaccines, the petition highlighted.

PIL seeks CBI inquiry against CM Pema Khandu

Arunanchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has various allegations like misappropriation of Rs 1300 crore with various power developers, Prime minister's package, and under the ISPA to the tune of Rs 900 crore for 2009 and Rs 1100 crore for 2010.
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Video: Top legal news of the week on April 17

Courts rounds up of the ...
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Video: Delhi HC dismisses bail plea of Delhi riot case accused, SC issues new covid guidelines for entry in Court

Centre reassures Supreme Court in judge appointment case, said recommendations of collegium pending under center for more than 6 months will be decided in 3 months.
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Video: Centre to Delhi High Court on Nizamuddin Markaz, SC on migrant laborers

The Supreme Court gave instructions to all the states on the children of migrant laborers said, give the data of the number of children, asked the statistics related to the benefits to children.
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Video: SC INS Virat, SC to hear corruption charges in Rafale purchase after two weeks

50% staff of the c gets covid positive. Now video conferencing to hear cases. 3 judges of Delhi High Court corona infected
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