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Breaking; Litigant tried to overreach the Bench hearing her Case by circulating Justice Krishnaiyer’s letter to Lodha; Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice Ramana recused from hearing the Case [Read the Order]

Breaking; Litigant tried to overreach the Bench hearing her Case by circulating Justice Krishnaiyer’s letter to Lodha; Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice Ramana recused from hearing the Case [Read the Order]

In a matrimonial Dispute pending before the Supreme Court the Petitioner wife had circulated a letter purportedly written by Justice V.R.Krishnaiyer to the then Chief Justice of India R.M.Lodha in the residence of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice Ramana, who were hearing the Case. The Bench deprecated the conduct of the Petitioner-wife and recused from hearing the Case further.  The Bench also relieved the Amicus Curie Senior Advocate Mr. V.Giri from the Case. The facts of the Case are as follows; While the petitioner-wife has obtained a decree of restitution of conjugal  rights from a Bandra court on December 2, 2009 which has become final, the respondent-husband has obtained a …

I am not in the race for NUALS VC; NUALS runs like a private company except matters related to admission of students; Dr.Sheena Shukkoor

I am not in the race for NUALS VC; NUALS runs like a private company except matters related to admission of students; Dr.Sheena Shukkoor

Dr.Sheena Shukoor is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University as well as the Acting Vice-chancellor of National University of Advanced Studies (NUALS). Hailing from a humble background, she graduated from GLC Calicut and secured LL.M from Vanderbilt University Law School, United States of America. He did her PhD in Law on the scope and application of Muslim Family Law. She is a Fulbright Vanderbilt Fellow 2008-09 from India to United States of America. She was a practicing lawyer and a Faculty in National Judicial Academy. In this short interview, she explains about the recent controversy related to the inquiry ordered by the Chancellor of NUALS regarding the financial …

Breaking; NUALS Building Construction Scam; Chancellor writes to Kerala CM for investigation into irregularities

Breaking; NUALS Building Construction Scam; Chancellor writes to Kerala CM for investigation into irregularities

A letter has been written by Justice Ashok Bhushan, Acting Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and Chancellor of National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) to Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, recommending an inquiry by the Chief Technical Examiner, Finance Department, Government of Kerala on all financial transaction made from January, 2010 to November, 2013 in relation to the construction of a new Building in NUALS . A report dated 23.09.2014, submitted by the Vice-Chancellor in-charge of National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kalamassery, showed irregularities in the construction of buildings in NUALS campus. The order came after the Acting Vice Chancellor …

Jayalalithaa Case – Same day Conviction and Sentence- Bangalore Court or Times of India? Who went wrong?!

Jayalalithaa Case – Same day Conviction and Sentence- Bangalore Court or Times of India? Who went wrong?!

The Times of India published on 1st October 2014 carried a report which says that the Bangalore trial court appears to have violated the Supreme Court's mandate by convicting and sentencing former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on the same day, September 27, in a disproportionate assets case. It relied on a Two Judge Bench Judgment in Allauddin Milan vs State of Bihar [1989 SCC (3) 5] wherein it has been held that “all trial courts, after pronouncing an accused guilty, must adjourn the hearing on quantum of sentence to another day to enable both the convict and the prosecution to present material in support of the quantum of sentence”. It is true that Justice Ahmadi while …

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