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25 Jul , 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…MustRead #Supreme Court issues notice to Mallya The apex court today issued a notice to Vijay Mallya for non-disclosure of his assets. Supreme Court issued […]

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A Moveable Feast

30 Jun , 2016  

Sometimes by default, often by design—especially when the editors have enough advance time to plan ahead (which they rarely have the luxury of doing while bringing out editions of magazines every other week on the net and in print)—we are able to put to bed an issue with thematic synchronicity. The stories may be different […]

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SC allows abortion of 24-week-fetus

25 Jul , 2016  

In yet another case of a pregnant woman pleading for aborting her “abnormal” fetus which is over the 20 weeks old, the Supreme Court today allowed her to terminate the pregnancy. The court went by the decision of the medical board, formed on its order, which concluded that the fetus must be aborted and going […]

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Britain: A fortnight of turmoil

25 Jul , 2016  

In three weeks, Britain witnessed a shocking churning, leading to the appointment of a PM whom no one had elected or expected  By Sajeda Momin in London BRITISH Prime Minister Harold Wilson famously said “a week is a long time in politics”. More than half-a-century after he coined the phrase, the United Kingdom has found […]

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FORE in legal trouble over admission rules

25 Jul , 2016  

A management institute is at least expected to manage its admission process well. But it seems FORE School of Management—best known as FORE and located in the tony Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi—can’t even do that. After over-admitting 51 students for its two-year programs—Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and International Business (PGDM-IB), the institute, […]

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SRINAGAR, JULY 11 (UNI) A security personnel stands in front of a closed shops  at  Amirakadal ascribed by a slongan “Burhan Still alive” a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander who was gunned down in an encounter in south Kashmir on July 8 led authorities to clamp Curfew,  restrictions in Shehar-e-Khas, down town and parts of Srinagar city following strike call by separatist organisations on the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday. UNI PHOTO -21U

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Another Gory Chapter on Kashmir

25 Jul , 2016  

As Kashmir explodes following the killing of Burhan Wani, it’s time we look back at its history. Each Indian PM has written his own chapter of the Kashmir narrative. One can only hope Narendra Modi’s chapter will be fresh and avoids the pitfalls of his predecessors  By Inderjit Badhwar All of us who love India […]

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Plight of NRI wives

24 Jul , 2016  

The world comes crashing down for women abandoned by NRI husbands. However, a new centre in Gujarat has been giving them hope and helping them get back on their feet When Usha Parikh left her lucrative job in a top IT company in Ahmedabad to marry a US-based NRI engineer, she had dreams in her […]

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SC’s verdict on BCCI is game-changing

23 Jul , 2016  

With the apex court endorsing the findings of the Lodha panel, lawmakers will find it easier to frame effective legislation to debar politicians from holding office in sport federations By Ajith Pillai There is this story that someone close to Veerappa Moily, Union law minister in UPA-II, likes to narrate. It does not have to […]

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Objections continue unabated on abortion laws

22 Jul , 2016  

Recently in a plea before the Supreme Court a pregnant woman sought permission to abort her 24-week-old fetus. She had allegedly been raped by her ex-fiancee on the pretext of marriage and her petition stated that the fetus had severe abnormalities and must be aborted as soon as possible. She informed the court that no […]

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Do We Need Governors?

22 Jul , 2016  

Should this gubernatorial post be abolished considering how Article 356 was misused in Arunachal and Uttarakhand, so much so that the Supreme Court had to intervene to restore these state governments? By Kalyani Shankar The use and misuse of Article 356 of the constitution has come into focus once again with the July 13 Supreme […]

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Madras High Court denounces honour killing

21 Jul , 2016  

The Madras High Court recently pulled up the Tamil Nadu administration in a scathing denouncement of “honour” killings. It lambasted the administration for its stark apathy in such cases. Petitions had been filed by people from Dalit colonies in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The colonies had been attacked on November 7, 2012 by […]

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India legal show debates Article 356

21 Jul , 2016  

Distinguished legal minds discuss the implications of imposing Article 356 arbitrarily on state governments at the weekly India Legal show telecast on APN news channel The misuse of Article 356 was once again in the limelight recently after the Supreme Court reinstated the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh and faulted the governor of that state for exceeding […]

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Mentally-ill mom battles for custody

21 Jul , 2016  

In August 2009, Mindi, a 25-year-old struggling new parent, experienced what doctors later concluded was a psychotic episode. She had been staying in a cousin’s spare basement room in De Soto, Kansas, while trying to get on her feet after an unexpected pregnancy and an abusive relationship. She’d been depressed since her daughter was born […]

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Of Gowns, Chapkans, Achkans and Dhotis

21 Jul , 2016  

The origins of lawyers wearing black gowns lie in medieval England, In India, depending on the weather and the relevant high court, rules regarding gowns vary. In many lower courts, gowns are dispensed with. In the Supreme Court, they are worn the whole year round By Nayantara Roy. Every so often, the debate in bar […]

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SC sets the record straight on defamation

20 Jul , 2016  

Upset over the wrong interpretation of its verdict on criminal defamation, the Supreme Court has clarified that it would have no bearing on the freedom of speech and expression. The top court had earlier upheld laws that make criminal defamation an offense under IPC. The court’s observation came while it was hearing defamation proceedings by […]

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SC sanctions consecutive jail terms

20 Jul , 2016  

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment recently clarified that a trial court could make a man held guilty of heinous crimes serve one jail term followed by another, consecutively, rather than just concurrently. However, this was not possible in case of multiple life sentences. One prison term could be […]

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