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The investigating committee found no credible witness who has come forward to say anything against the police on record. Even family members of Dubey have not come forward to put any doubtful comment on UP Police's actions.
Judge Peter A. Cahill read the jury decision with the jurors still off camera. Chauvin sat motionless. His bail was revoked and deputy sheriffs handcuffed him for a trip to the Hennepin County jail.

Courts
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Looking at the health emergency that erupted due to the scarcity of oxygen at various hospitals in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre and AAP government to fulfill the demands while saying "Beg, Borrow or Steal but these demands have to be met." "Beg, Borrow or Steal but these demands have to be met. It is their fundamental right, and it is our bounden duty to help them," said a division bench of the high court presided by Justices Vipin Sanghi and Re...

Calcutta HC appoints fresh arbitrator as parties demand fresh adjudication

Another question raised in the petition was that if both parties agree to decide the claims afresh by such an independent arbitrator appointed by the court, whether the court can remand back the matter to the same arbitrator who delivered the award.

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

Paramilitary forces vs Maoists: An unequal war

Repeated attacks on the forces by Maoists have shown that counter strategies haven’t worked. Without a proper security doctrine, clear leadership and good intelligence, this war will see more bloodshed.

Dropping the bigamy filter for civil servants

In a far reaching order, the Delhi High Court said that bigamy cannot cause a government servant to lose his job as ethical standards had changed since the time the Conduct Rules were framed over 50 years ago.

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.

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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Plea in Supreme Court seeks ban on polls, rallies in Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

It is said elections were conducted in Bihar, while by-polls were held in different states in November 2020 by not consulting the Health Ministry which thereby led to violating the COVID-19 norms.

Plea in Supreme Court challenges grant of Krishna Janma Bhoomi to Muslims through 1968 agreement

Subsequently, in 1968, the Society entered into an agreement with the Shahi Eidgah Committee and handed over the entire management of Idgah to the Muslims.

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.

Magazine

Year-ender Issue

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Law Firms

Paramilitary forces vs Maoists: An unequal war

Repeated attacks on the forces by Maoists have shown that counter strategies haven’t worked. Without a proper security doctrine, clear leadership and good intelligence, this war will see more bloodshed.

Dropping the bigamy filter for civil servants

In a far reaching order, the Delhi High Court said that bigamy cannot cause a government servant to lose his job as ethical standards had changed since the time the Conduct Rules were framed over 50 years ago.

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
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It is said elections were conducted in Bihar, while by-polls were held in different states in November 2020 by not consulting the Health Ministry which thereby led to violating the COVID-19 norms.

Supreme Court refuses to transfer CBI cases against former CPWD chief engineer, his wife

According to the petitioner, CBI had filed criminal cases against him and his wife under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and they had been tried before the Court of Special CBI Judge, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal.

Collegium to be recast with CJI Bobde’s retirement

With the retirement of Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde on April 23, the Supreme Court Collegium will be recast.

National Lok Adalat to be held in Calcutta HC premises on June 6

The matters to be dealt with include those pending before the High Court and pertaining to the ADR mechanism and settlement process among the parties.
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Video: SC on arbitration, UP Police gets clean chit in Vikas Dubey’s encounter case

The important decision of the Supreme Court on arbitration. The court said Indian parties can choose foreign seats for arbitration.
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Video: Delhi HC to Delhi govt on immigrant workers, Delhi HC on film of late Sushant Singh Rajput’s life

Uttar Pradesh will not face complete lockdown at present, Supreme Court orders interim stay on order of Allahabad High Court.
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Video: Top legal news of the week on April 17

Video: Top legal news of the week on April 17
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