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The Delhi High Court on Friday granted 10 more days to the Centre and Delhi government to file their response to a petition filed by the Delhi Waqf Board demanding the opening of the Markaz
In State Bank of India vs. R.B. Sharma, AIR 2004 SC 4144, the Apex Court held that the purpose of a departmental inquiry and that of a prosecution are distinct and different.
The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection from arrest to Amazon Prime Video Head Aparna Purohit in a case

Courts
Update

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday, while allowing a petition, considered the question whether a woman employee, a Language Teacher on contract basis with the government, is entitled to avail maternity leave even if she is engaging surrogate parents to conceive a child? The facts of the case is that the petitioner joined as a Language Teacher on contract basis and is currently posted at Government Senior Secondary School, Showad, District Kullu. The petitioner was blessed with a ba...

Feature

Road accident victims: An online roadmap for quick, easy compensation

In an effort to speed up compensation to victims and their families, the Court is planning to take the digital route to improve the administration of justice.

Transgender Police: Gender Bender

India is waking up to transgenders and their rights with various states absorbing them in the police and other jobs. But until societal mindsets change, their total integration will be slow.

Decriminalizing homosexuality one thing, allowing same-sex marriage another: Centre affidavit in Delhi High Court

The centre has sought dismissal of pleas to recognise same-sex marriages under the Special Marriage Act.

Columns

Combating Covid surge needs more testing, tracking, tracing

The recent spike in cases is ample evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has mutated. This, along with the lack of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, has led to increased cases. Vaccination could stem that.

Whose Law? Which Order?

Even as the conceptions of the right to freedom to assemble and public order are under scrutiny in India, the Ugandan constitution shows the way ahead. Nowhere does it suggest that the ways of policing may downgrade dissent or adjudication of rights in conflict.

Cairn Energy case: Centre pads up for appeal

After the company won an international arbitration tribunal ruling against India for levying taxes retrospectively, the centre will contest all cases filed by Cairn in various international courts.

Specials

An analysis of laws related to Adverse Possession: Threat to real owner

You may be flabbergasted to find out, that under certain circumstances, a trespasser can come onto your land, occupy it, and gain legal ownership of it. The legal terminology for this is "adverse possession."

“Depriving a citizen of his liberty and dignity is the greatest violation of the values enshrined in the Constitution”

Former Additional Solicitor General and Senior Advocate Neeraj Kishan Kaul is an example in his own right. He resigned four months after being elevated as a judge of the Delhi High Court to return to private practice. A graduate of Delhi University, he completed Masters in Law from Cambridge University.

Implications of Section 69 of IT Act 2000 R/w IT rules 2009 imposed on the citizens of India vis-a-vis privacy guaranteed under Article 21

With the advent of technology developing over the years at rapid pace, a drastic shift has occurred in the field of e-commerce , communication and vice versa.

Cause List

PIL in Bombay High Court against making Fastag mandatory for 4-wheelers

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court against the decision of the central government regarding the necessity of Fastag in vehicles.

PIL filed in Supreme Court seeking appointment of CBI director as per law

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed by NGO Common Cause in the Supreme Court seeking the appointment of the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in accordance with the law.

Magazine

Year-ender Issue

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Law Firms

Combating Covid surge needs more testing, tracking, tracing

The recent spike in cases is ample evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has mutated. This, along with the lack of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, has led to increased cases. Vaccination could stem that.

Whose Law? Which Order?

Even as the conceptions of the right to freedom to assemble and public order are under scrutiny in India, the Ugandan constitution shows the way ahead. Nowhere does it suggest that the ways of policing may downgrade dissent or adjudication of rights in conflict.

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 Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on March 2, 2021 has approved the proposal for elevation of advocates as Judges in  the High Courts. Advocates Dr Vivek Sharan, Nidhi Patankar and Pranay Verma have been recommended for elevation as Judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Advocate  Vikas Bahl has been recommended for elevation as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High court. Further, Advocate Rahul Bharti has been recommended for elevation as a Judge of th...

Mamata Banerjee to contest from Nandigram, likely to face Suvendu Adhikari if BJP fields him

Banerjee told the media that the party has given tickets to eminent personalities from arts, sports, media and culture.
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