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Babies or Books

The Delhi High Court recently set aside the order of the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, which had refused to grant relaxation of attendance to a student on the ground of maternity leave. It could set a badly needed precedent.

Learning to Kill

The murder and suicide case in the Shiv Nadar University in Greater Noida involving a girl and her male classmate she was in a relationship with has revealed how easy it is for a student to obtain a weapon and how easy it is for a normal relationship to quickly turn into a tragedy.

No Cash for a Cure

Children suffering from such diseases have become petitioners in court, seeking a direction to the centre to provide them uninterrupted and cost-free treatment as the therapy for these diseases is very expensive. The secretary of the Union health ministry has been summoned by the Delhi High Court over non-compliance of its direction to the ministry to release Rs five crore for the treatment of children suffering from rare diseases.

Saving the Sanctuaries

India’s wildlife habitats have always faced problems of illegal construction as well as villages, roads and highways piercing through sanctuaries, and other infrastructure deemed necessary. Now, the Supreme court has taken the debate further in modifying its earlier order ensuring there are inbuilt safeguards for preventing rampant construction and abuse of process.

Service with a Smile

The Central Consumer Protection Authority established under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, has issued guidelines to prevent unfair trade practices and protect consumer interest with regard to levy of service charge in hotels and restaurants. Now, the courts are examining the confusion over the issue.

Land of No Return?

The centre is planning to liberalise construction activity close to protected monuments so that the land can be used for developmental and infrastructure-related work. Will this open a Hornet’s Nest?

Healthy Precedent

Rajasthan has become the first state to pass the Right to Health Bill, which gives every resident of the state the right to avail free Out Patient Department services and In Patient Department services at all public health facilities in the state.

In Bad Company

Sexual harassment of women at their workplace is of growing concern and the courts are now coming down heavily on companies where such instances occur, in which the long drawn out procedure causes more problems than it solves.

Browning of Delhi

The Delhi High Court recently pointed out that the forest cover in Delhi is reducing drastically. The bench asked the additional solicitor general to personally look into the matter and also the status of pending cases in the Supreme Court on similar issues.

Tiger’s Trials

One of India’s most popular tiger reserves, Jim Corbett National Park, in Uttarakhand is the focus of a Supreme Court decree which has blamed the state’s former forest minister for multiple irregularities.

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