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An airport takes offence

The GMR-led consortium, which manages Delhi’s IGI Airport, has challenged the centre’s decision to start commercial flights from Hindon IAF station in the Delhi High Court. It says three airports, including the new one coming up at Jewar, would hit revenues of all three

To live-in or not!

Stating that we are not living in a Western country where live-in relationship is very popular and common among the citizens, the Allahabad High Court recently dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed by a man, noting that it was solely filed to extract a compromise from the woman’s family by placing them under pressure and fear of humiliation

Juvenile Leniency

In many cases, young criminals have got away from harsh sentences due to their age. But in other cases, they have been sentenced to many years of incarceration as they were mistaken for adults

Rooting For GM Crops

The centre told the Court that opposition to GM technology was hurting farmers, consumers and the industry and adoption of GM crops was a policy decision supported by trials and expert opinion

The court, media and the evil nexus

A journalist who filmed an illegal sand mining act in West Bengal had a criminal case lodged against him by the police, threatening arrest. The Calcutta High Court saw through this police-politician nexus and allowed the journalist’s anticipatory bail plea. The media needs such backing to be able to report on critical issues

Whose Child Is It Anyway?

The Delhi High Court disallowed MTP for a woman, a recent widow, after the medical board said that foeticide was neither justified nor ethical when the foetus showed no abnormality 

One, Two, Many

The Kerala High Court has clearly said that while cohabitation for years may raise the presumption of marriage, it is not an irrebuttable one, especially when one of the partners is already married ...

Lessons Learnt

By ordering two students of a leading institute to undertake community service rather than them being debarred from taking their semester exam after theft of some items from stalls at the campus, the...

Strong Medicine

Taking a major step to prevent misuse of antibiotics or anti-microbial drugs in India, the central government has laid down some new rules for doctors and all medical associations. The move is intended to prevent misuse or drug abuse

Rights in chains

A recent Calcutta High Court order shows how personal liberties must be allowed to convicts as well. Calculating backwards, one can assume that the huge number of undertrials in Indian jails deserve their liberties too

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