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The Chennai Police on Wednesday arrested former Madras and Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan for threatening judicial officers and issuing rape threats to the wives of judges in an online video posted on social media.
Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, representing Vedanta, submitted on Wednesday that the plant provides direct employment to 4,000 people and fulfils 36% of the country's copper needs.
The Supreme Court heard the MC Mehta case regarding the felling of 2,940 trees for constructing roads in Uttar Pradesh.
Kappan was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police when he was on his way to cover the Hathras gangrape incident.

Courts
Update

The Court was hearing a Special Leave Petition filed challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court decision refusing anticipatory bail to the petitioner in a case under Sections 354, 506 (criminal intimidation), 341 (wrongful restraint), and Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

Supreme Court reserves order in case of MP court bail terms asking sexual assault accused to get rakhi tied by victim

The petition was filed by nine lawyers in the top court challenging a bail order issued by the Madhya Pradesh High Court where a man accused of sexual assault was asked to get a rakhi tied by the victim.

Supreme Court stays NCLAT order against Flipkart

The Supreme Court on Wednesday on Wednesday ordered a stay on the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order directing a probe by Competition Commission of India into allegations that Flipkart had abused its dominant position in the market while seeking the response.

UP plea to cut 2,940 trees: Supreme Court says cutting 90-year-old tree and planting sapling is just not the same thing

The Supreme Court heard the MC Mehta case regarding the felling of 2,940 trees for constructing roads in Uttar Pradesh.

Feature

Constitution Day: It is a big deal, here’s why

The day, also known as National Law Day, is celebrated in India on November 26 every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India in November 1949 which came into effect on January 26, 1950.

Love jihad talk: Allahabad HC says state can’t prevent consenting adults from marrying each other

In a far-reaching judgment, the Allahabad High Court has said that cases of religious conversion are irrelevant if both parties are adults and in a consenting relationship. This cannot be infringed upon by the State.

Joe Biden’s Cabinet: What lies ahead for the world and India

The eyes of the world are on the President-elect and the new team he has assembled to help him restore America’s global standing, badly undermined by Donald Trump. What lies ahead, judging by the names on his A Team, for India and a new world order?

Columns

Taking Back The America We Knew

President-elect Joe Biden’s promise to reverse the vanquished Donald Trump’s destructive attempt to demolish the post-World War II world order based on America’s support for the principles of cooperative internationalism, has come as music to the ears of Amricans

Abetment to suicide: A slippery section of the law

A recent case in Haryana confirms that abetment to suicide is a very dubious section. In many cases, causes of suicide are psychological and societal and should be dealt with accordingly and legal tests should be used before prosecution.

Throwing open commercial coal mining without a watchdog in place

The recent amendment on reform in the coal sector...

Specials

Even with the court’s backing, a Right to be Forgotten law will be almost impossible to implement

Memories on the net are written in indelible ink. However much you want to forget and move on, even with laws permitting it, data is always available in some corner on the Internet, waiting to do damage.

The incredible journey of legal aid in independent India

New Delhi (ILNS): Legal Services Authorities have come a long way in India. On the occasion of NALSA’s 25th Anniversary, we trace the journey of legal aid in Independent India.

Justice NV Ramana congratulates legal aid authorities on 25th National Legal Services Day

Congratulating the legal aid functionaries for their sincere dedication on the 25th National Legal Services Day, Hon’ble Justice N. V. Ramana, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive chairman of NALSA said: “Today is a historic day in the legal aid movement of India.

Cause List

Supreme Court to hear advocates’ plea against Justice Karnan’s video on social media

A bench of Justice A. M. Khanwilkar and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat will hear the matter. The matter was listed previously on October 26, when, at the request of Senior Advocate Aryama Sundaram for the petitioners, the matter was adjourned for three weeks.

Supreme Court to hear petitions against Andhra Pradesh CM Jaganmohan Reddy on Tuesday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul on Tuesday will hear the bunch of petitions by G.S. Mani & Anr.

Delhi HC to hear plea on recognising transgenders as separate gender in NCRB data

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear a plea seeking a direction to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), to recognise and classify Transgenders as a separate third gender in their Annual Publication of Prison Statistics India.

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Video

Law Firms

Taking Back The America We Knew

President-elect Joe Biden’s promise to reverse the vanquished Donald Trump’s destructive attempt to demolish the post-World War II world order based on America’s support for the principles of cooperative internationalism, has come as music to the ears of Amricans

Abetment to suicide: A slippery section of the law

A recent case in Haryana confirms that abetment to suicide is a very dubious section. In many cases, causes of suicide are psychological and societal and should be dealt with accordingly and legal tests should be used before prosecution.

Law Schools

Law Campus Updates

NLUD releases a report on death penalty A study...

Law Campuses Updates

WBNUJS “uninvites” State Governor A student gro...

News
Update

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday extended the period of all interim orders issued by subordinate courts, tribunals, judicial institutions up to January 5, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the court extended the period of all interim orders whose period was ending during this period. Interim orders have been extended from time to time. On August 19, 2020 detailed orders were issued to extend the period of interim orders and the period of the caveat till December 1. The order was give...

Kangana Ranaut files caveat in Supreme Court

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials had demolished her property in Bandra on September 9.
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Video: SC on Jagan Mohan Reddy, Madras HC summons Police Commissioner and DGP

Supreme Court dismisses plea for removal of Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy, says similar prayer being heard in another plea.
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Video: Calcutta HC on NDPS case hearing, SC to direct Election Commission on NOTA

PIL moved in the Supreme Court to direct Election Commission on NOTA, plea seeks fresh election if maximum votes polled in NOTA
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Video: SC on Gujarat government, Karnataka HC on political parties

Supreme Court stays Andhra Pradesh High Court's gag order on media reporting and social media comments on the contents of the Amaravati land scam FIR.
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Video: SC on Tej Bahadur plea, Bombay High Court in money laundering case

Supreme Court dismisses plea of former BSF soldier Tej Bahadur challenging the election of PM Narendra Modi to Lok Sabha in 2019 from Varanasi constituency.
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