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A Bench of Justices Siddarth Mridul and Anup Jairam Bhambhani said, “We expect the Trial Court to proceed further expeditiously and list the matter for hearing at 3:30PM today.
The UN has issued statements requesting the member nations to suspend all the demolitions until the pandemic face is over to reduce the spread of COVID19.

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The Kerala High Court on Thursday granted interim protection from arrest for a week to Aisha Sultana, the filmmaker from Lakshadweep, who has been charged with sedition for her bio-weapon remark in a TV debate earlier this month. A single-judge bench of Justice Ashok Menon directed Sultana to appear for questioning as required under the law. The court also reserved its verdict in Sultana's anticipatory bail plea. She approached the Court seeking protection in the FIR registered by Kavarat...

Delhi High Court directs Ministry of External Affairs to pursue woman’s request for urgent visa to visit ailing son in Australia

A Single-Judge Bench of Justice Navin Chawla said that the Union of India must take appropriate steps to make sure the petitioner and mother of one Arshdeep Singh gets her requisite visa to visit her son, who is suffering from a life-threatening disease.

CBSE, ICSE Class 12 results: Boards place formula to calculate results before Supreme Court

The court said that it wanted to first hear the formula offered by the CBSE, before going to the ICSE.

Supreme Court refuses to stay demolition of 10,000 encroachments in the Aravallis in Faridabad

The UN has issued statements requesting the member nations to suspend all the demolitions until the pandemic face is over to reduce the spread of COVID19.

Feature

New Gujarat law curtails minority schools’ right in appointing staff

The Act withdraws the power of minority-run schools to appoint teaching and non-teaching staff, including the school principal, and has led to furore.

Yoga guru Ramdev’s allopathy flip-flop

In a surprising and welcome U-turn, Ramdev, who was facing a backlash for attacking allopathic doctors, claimed that good doctors are a boon and they are the messengers of god on earth.

Supreme Guidance

The Court came to the rescue of the nation by intervening with a statesman-like approach when the centre was faltering in its administrative capacity, leading to much-needed course correction.

Columns

Bludgeoning scientific temper

Azim Premji said “actions must be based on good science”. But it is astrology, Vedic maths, cow urine therapy and havan impact studies that have entered academia, leading to truth becoming a casualty in the war against Covid-19.

Was the Goa court right in ignoring the rape survivor’s testimony to acquit Tarun Tejpal?

On 21 May, in State vs Tarun Tejpal, Goa additional sessions court judge Kshama M. Joshi upheld only one charge, that of Tarun Tejpal being in a position of control and dominance in relation to his rape accuser when he was editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine.

Social Media: India’s New Epidemic

And now, in the wake of the damage that BJP’s reputation has suffered at the hands of the social media, the very party which came to power through the deft use of a formidable network of IT “cells” using these same platforms, now wants them rendered ineffective.

Specials

Delhi High Court restrains a law firm from using Singh + Singh LLP trademark

Singh & Singh moved the application under order 39 rule 1 and rule 2 of CPC to seek the protection of their mark/ name" Singh & Singh", which they were using since 1997 and registered from 2005.

Judging The Judge?

“Seems like a manual for Rape Victims”, “judge tried the woman”, “Evidence of how little judiciary has learnt” are few of the judging remarks upon Goa judge Kshama Joshi for being just “dutiful” in her verdict in the Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case.

Reasoning behind Delhi High Court order telling Air India to reinstate 41 pilots

The Delhi High Court on May 1 directed Air India Limited to reinstate its 41 pilots who were dropped by the company last year and pay them the outstanding amount within 6 weeks.

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PIL in Supreme Court urges FSSAI to prepare detailed report on Health Rating System

The petitioner submitted that the difference between nutrient thresholds and baseline nutrient values varies significantly across different categories and FSSAI neither conducts Health Impact Assessment nor implemented Health Star Rating.

Central Vista Project: Petitioners move Supreme Court against Delhi HC order imposing Rs 1 lakh cost...

The appeal in SC further states, “The impugned judgment apart from misconstruing the bonafide intention of the petitioners, without cause cast them in a negative light at the cost of their right to reputation.”

PIL in Supreme Court challenges Home Ministry May 28 notification as a backdoor CAA measure

The plea has been filed by PFI general secretary Anis Ahmed, through Advocate A. Selvin Raja, challenging the MHA notification. The plea states that the Ministry of Home Affairs carefully attempted to achieve the object of CAA, 2019 indirectly and implement the same by mere issuance of an executive order

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Bludgeoning scientific temper

Azim Premji said “actions must be based on good science”. But it is astrology, Vedic maths, cow urine therapy and havan impact studies that have entered academia, leading to truth becoming a casualty in the war against Covid-19.

Was the Goa court right in ignoring the rape survivor’s testimony to acquit Tarun Tejpal?

On 21 May, in State vs Tarun Tejpal, Goa additional sessions court judge Kshama M. Joshi upheld only one charge, that of Tarun Tejpal being in a position of control and dominance in relation to his rape accuser when he was editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine.

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
Update

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reserved its judgment on the appeal filed by Indian Medical Association president Dr J.A. Jayalal challenging a trial court order directing him not to use the IMA platform for propagating any religion and to maintain the dignity of the position he holds. The single-judge bench of Justice Asha Menon heard the appeal against the order dated 03.06.2021 passed by the Additional District Judge, Dwarka Courts, New Delhi, and the counsels for both sides at length....

National consumer commission dismisses woman’s claim of medical negligence, orders hospital to pay her Rs 50,000 on humanitarian grounds

In her plea the woman had contended that the Hospital hurriedly performed the surgery without conducting necessary tests to diagnose the TB.

Kumb Mela fake Covid tests: Uttarakhand orders police case against labs

Last week, the Haridwar district administration ordered a probe after reports emerged that over one lakh fake tests were conducted during the religious gatherings. According to reports, the labs apparently did so to meet the daily testing quota of 50,000 tests set by Uttarakhand High Court.
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Video: Mathura court on Siddique Kappan, Allahabad HC on minor husband’s custody

Mathura court quashed the allegation of breach of peace against Siddique Kappan and three others. Said, police could not complete the investigation in six months as per the rules … UAPA and other cases continue the trial
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Video: Delhi HC grants bail to Devangana Kalita, SC closed the case against two Italian marines

Delhi High Court grants bail to Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha in Delhi riots case … said the case has no merit … Court has said that demonstration against the government is not terrorism … democracy by suppression of protest will be in danger
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