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    The Cauvery dispute is developing itself into a bigger legal crisis – not just a “lis” between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, but into an in-depth constitutional crisis. The debate over sharing Cauvery water predates to the late British era (1890s), wherein the Mysore princely state and the Chennai presidency (which was under the British Raj) […]

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    The Supreme Court has directed the Centre and state governments to strictly enforce regulations banning gutkha and pan masala. The two-judge Bench comprising Justice Gopal Gowda and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was hearing a batch of petitions relating to the issue. The Bench agreed with amicus curiae Senior Advocate Gopal Subramanium and made it clear […]

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    A public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court challenging the Bar Council of India resolution and circular to revive Rule 28 of Schedule III of Part IV of the Bar Council of India Rules prescribing age limit for studying three-year and five-year LLB courses. The petition is filed by Yasmin E […]

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    Former Supreme Court judge Justice Ruma Pal recently expressed agreement with Justice Chelameswar’s insistence on the collegium making public its reasons for appointment of judges. “Justice Chelameswar is asking for nothing more than what was laid down in the Second Judges’ Case (1993) that reasons for decisions to appoint need to be recorded. One reason […]

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    Rape-Murder of 7 year old- Death penalty commuted The Supreme Court has commuted the death penalty imposed by the Trial Court and the High Court on Kamlesh @Ghanti who was found guilty of raping and murdering a seven year old girl. Three Judge Bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Uday […]

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    In Last ten days  Supreme Court altered the destiny of four persons accused of heinous crime of rape and murder, as they escaped gallows to which they were condemned to Death by the High Courts and Trial Courts. In Last Ten days, the Three Judge Bench comprising Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and […]

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    The legal questions surrounding Aadhaar continue to trouble the government. Can the government use Aadhaar or not? If it can use, will it be voluntary or mandatory? And it seems that there are no easy answers from the courts.  On 14 September, the Supreme Court granted an interim stay against the mandatory use of Aadhaar […]

  • DU-photocopy-case

    The litigation initiated by some of the major publishers like Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press against University of Delhi and a small scale photocopy service operating within the premises of Delhi School of Economics (University of Delhi) has been one of the most keenly watched litigations in the area of copyright law. The […]


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Madras, Kerala HCs Get New Judges [Read Notifications]

September 29, 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday appointed 15 judges to Madras High Court and five additional judges to Kerala High Court.....


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Suspecting Wife’s Character Amounts To Cruelty, Valid Ground For Divorce:…

September 28, 2016

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court in Vibha Goswami v. Arun Goswami, held that suspecting wife’s character, physically assaulting....


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Indian-American Lawyer Nathan Desai Shot Dead After Injuring 9 In…

September 28, 2016

Disgruntled Indian-American lawyer and an apparent Nazi sympathiser Nathan Desai was shot down by the police on Monday after he....


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Jharkhand HC Gets Two Addl Judges, Chhattisgarh HC Three [Read…

September 28, 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday approved the appointment of two additional judges to Jharkhand High Court and three additional judges....



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Madras HC Disposes Of ‘Vague’ PIL On Implementation Of Hostel…

September 28, 2016

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court disposed of a public interest litigation calling for directions to the State....


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CJAR Demands In-House Enquiry Against Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy For…

September 28, 2016

In a letter addressed to the Chief Justice of India, the Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms has sought initiation....


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Yale Law School Recognizes Justice Gita Mittal’s 2013 Judgment On…

September 28, 2016

The Indian judicial system can boast of many landmark judgments that have served society at large. Of these judgments, one....


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Prof. Sivakumar Appointed As New Law Commission Member

September 27, 2016

S. Sivakumar, professor at Indian Law Institute (ILI), has been appointed as full-time member of the 21st Law Commission of....


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Acquittal In Dowry Demand Case No Ground For Denying Maintenance…

September 27, 2016

Acquittal of the petitioner and his family members in dowry demand case is no ground to deny maintenance to the....


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Foreign / International
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Pak Chief Justice Slams Political Parties For Endorsing Terrorism

September 21, 2016

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali has condemned local political and religious parties for endorsing terrorism. He admitted....


Death Penalty

Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds Mir Quasem Ali’s death sentence [Read…

September 1, 2016

Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed a review appeal by Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Mir Quasem Ali and upheld his death sentence....


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Pakistan SC upholds death sentence of 16 terror convicts [Read…

August 30, 2016

Dismissing petitions of alleged violations of the constitution, the Five Judge Bench of Pakistan Supreme Court upheld death sentences of....


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France’s highest administrative Court suspends Burkini ban

August 27, 2016

The much controversial Burkini ban has been suspended by the highest administrative Court of France. The court stated that it....


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New process for appointment of SC judges introduced in Canada:…

August 8, 2016

For the first time, any qualified Canadian lawyer or judge may apply for appointment to the Supreme Court of Canada.....



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PIO Of Hyderabad EFLU Fined For Denying Information On Admission…

September 27, 2016

The Central Information Commissioner (CIC) has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the....


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Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) not a public…

September 5, 2016

The Calcutta High Court, in Dinesh Sinha vs. CISCE, has held that the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations....


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When will Rs 15 Lakh be deposited in every Indian’s…

September 1, 2016

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister’s Office to respond to queries made by a common man....


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Public authority not bound to collect and furnish information which…

August 23, 2016

The Central Information Commission has observed that a Public Authority has no obligation upon to collect/collate information which is not....


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Delay in public disclosure of GM Mustard crop trial data…

August 17, 2016

The Environment Ministry on its failure to reveal Bio Safety data on GM Mustard Trials, earned the ire of Central....



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Mental Health Care Bill

All you need to know about the new Mental Healthcare…

September 24, 2016

The Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016 was passed by Rajya Sabha last week, and is expected to be discussed in Lok....


Bharat Bandh

Bharat Bandh: Know your rights and duties during Hartal

September 24, 2016

Are you legally bound to stay put in your home on a hartal day? Is it legal to bring essential....


Motor Vehicles Bill

Salient Features of Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2016

September 24, 2016

The Motor Vehicles(Amendment) Bill 2016, introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Sri.....


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15 Facts Everyone should know about Indian Sedition Law

September 24, 2016

1. Section 124A in Chapter VI of Indian Penal Code deals with the Offence ‘Sedition’. Chapter VI deals with ‘Offences....


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In SPS Rathore Case, SC Addresses Three Vital Questions Of…

September 24, 2016

In SPS Rathore vs. CBI & Ors., the Supreme Court has dealt with three important questions of law in respect....



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Law School Corner
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3rd IIT Law School National Moot Court Competition – 2016

September 29, 2016

The Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur is organizing the 3rd IIT Law School National Moot Court....


Essay Writting Competition

NLUJ: 1STPranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition, 2016

September 29, 2016

Corporate Law Society [“CLS”], National Law University [“NLU”], Jodhpur is pleased to announce the 1stPranita Mehta Memorial Essay Competition, 2016....


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HNLU: UGC Sponsored National Seminar On Strengths & Weaknesses Of…

September 29, 2016

DATE: 22nd October, 2016 (Saturday) Papers are invited from the academicians, judges, researchers, practitioners, students and other stakeholders on the....


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GNLU’s Seminar On Establishing Start-Ups In The Domain Of Law

September 29, 2016

About the Workshop: The one day seminar on Establishing Start-ups in the domain of Law aims to provide fundamental understanding....



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Events Corner
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Law Firms Cricket League 2016

September 12, 2016

Lexis Practical Guidance in association with A R Sports and Events Pvt. Ltd. will be organizing the inaugural edition of the....


SEEDS

Access To Seeds; Building Capacities, Discussing Policies

September 6, 2016

About the Programme  Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), Indian Society for Agro Ecology (ISAE) and the Third World....


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Prof.(Dr) Shamnad Basheer to deliver third Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Memorial Lecture at…

August 24, 2016

The third Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Memorial Lecture is scheduled to be held on August 25, at the Centre for....


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Invitation to the Vidhi-CJAR Panel discussion on Judicial Appointments

August 23, 2016

A Panel Discussion on Appointments to the Higher and Subordinate Judiciary is being organised by the Vidhi Centre for Legal....


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