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29 Sep , 2016  

    Our legal newshounds update you with the latest courtroom news on a daily basis, be it adjournments, judgments or significant observations. Also take your pick from legal happenings around the world…Must Read #Allahabad HC defers matter related to JP Infratech  The Allahabad High Court on September 29 deferred the hearing of the case in […]

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The Indus River Threat is not a bogeyman

29 Sep , 2016  

   Facebook posts and strategic pundits have been obsessed with how best to punish Pakistan for its support to the terrorists’ attack in India, the latest such horrific incident being the murder on Indian soldiers in Uri. The most popular theme of the day is the exhortation from journalists and politicians for punishing Pakistan by scrapping […]

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LAHORE, DEC 25 (UNI):- Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) meeting the Prime Minister of Pakistan,  Nawaz Sharif, at Lahore, Pakistan on Friday.  UNI PHOTO - 132U

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Indo-Pak ties: Handling a Hot Potato

29 Sep , 2016  

   Despite strident calls for action against our belligerent neighbour, Modi has realized that this is easier said than done. Deft handling and tightening security are the need of the hour By Seema Guha The India-Pakistan script is running true to form. The cycle is the same, whether it is Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh or […]

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Delhi HC: 25 percent quota in EWC no ceiling

29 Sep , 2016  

   Recently, a division bench of the Delhi High Court had to pass an order to get a seven-year-old child with a prosthetic leg admitted to a private school in his neighbourhood in the Economically Weaker Sections’ (EWS) category. The school, Siddharth International Public School, in Delhi, had strongly resisted an order of the Motor Accident […]

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Confusion Over Quota In Gujarat

28 Sep , 2016  

   The Gujarat government’s move to provide quotas to the Economically Backward Classes has come unstuck in the High Court. It now awaits resolution in the Supreme Court       By RK Misra in Gandhinagar If you sow the wind, you may well end up reaping a devastating whirlwind. And when governments go through this […]

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Who is a True Sikh?

28 Sep , 2016  

   This is a question that may be exercising many Sikhs as an apex court’s oral order seems to favor Akali Dals who want to debar Sehajdharis or un-baptized Sikhs from voting in the SGPC polls By Vipin Pubby in Chandigarh The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had been fighting to ensure the hold of Amritdhari or […]

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Photocopying isn’t copyright violation: Delhi High Court

27 Sep , 2016  

   While dismissing a plea by international publishers, a recent judgment from the Delhi High Court holds that photocopying portions of text books is a legitimate exercise if carried out for academic purposes By Ajith Pillai Does photocopying portions of an academic work by students or on behalf of them amount to infringement of copyright? On […]

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Lordships, we beg to differ with Delhi High Court

27 Sep , 2016  

   While many have welcomed the judgment on copyright violations, some have serious reservations about it. Here are three of them By Sampad Patnaik One of the main arguments of the defendants in the copyright case reads: “Students would be reluctant to buy the entire publication just for reading a particular chapter/extract therein and cannot afford […]

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Pay Scale Anomalies: Arms and the Man

26 Sep , 2016  

   Despite war clouds looming on the horizon, a plaintive plea from the Forces asks the powers-that-be to bring about pay parity between the Services and their civilian counterparts so that their morale remains high in these trying times By Bikram Vohra The terror attack in Uri and the subsequent death of 18 soldiers, the worst […]

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Governments have deliberately downgraded the military: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi

26 Sep , 2016  

    At a time when the clouds of war are hovering over India and Pakistan, the armed forces, no doubt, stands united in countering any threat from across the border. While our men in fatigues are steadfast in their resolve to protect the country, they have one grouse with their political masters. It’s over their pay […]

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The mind of a judge

25 Sep , 2016  

   Should punishment be seen as a deterrent, a retributive measure or as a reformative step? This question, much debated today, also bothered Jawaharlal Nehru, who served time in prisons. An extract from his musings from the book Patriots, Poets and Prisoners: Selections from Ramananda Chatterjee’s The Modern Review 1907-1947 The days when I practiced at […]

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Special Story

Surrogacy Bill 2016: Womb worries

25 Sep , 2016  

   A bill to ban commercial surrogacy is fraught with complications that will invariably drive it underground, endangering the health and interests of the surrogate mother By Ramesh Menon Couples hopefully looking at surrogacy to help them have a child were devastated with the draft surrogacy bill recently passed by the Union cabinet as it violates […]

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Maharashtra: Uprising of the Marathas

25 Sep , 2016  

   The brutal gang rape and murder of a girl has led to protests across Maharashtra and a demand for reservations and abolishing of the Prevention of Atrocities Act. This will culminate in Mumbai by October-end By Neeta Kolhatkar in Mumbai The heinous gang rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kopardi village in Ahmednagar […]

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Sexual minorities: the long and lonely road

24 Sep , 2016  

   A report on human rights violations on the basis of sexuality and gender identity in South Asia has shown how deep-rooted attitudes continue to hurt sexual minorities By Ramesh Menon When Sugandha told her parents that she was a male, they thought that she had lost her mind. When gentle persuasion failed, they forcibly admitted […]

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Madras High Court hit by fund crunch

22 Sep , 2016  

   In a sign of growing tension, the Tamil Nadu government has not given enough funds for the judiciary, forcing the Madras High Court to pass an anguished order in this regard   By R Ramasubramanian in Chennai                            In an unprecedented move, a full bench of the Madras High Court has warned the Jayalalithaa government that […]

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