In the wake of the devastating deluge, Kerala and Tamil Nadu once again take their fight over water levels in the dam to the Supreme Court By Stephen David in Bengaluru As a unit of measure, three feet is the height of a normal cricket bat. But that’s exactly the height over which flood-devastated Kerala and neighbouring Tamil Nadu are fighting each other—the bone of contention being what constitutes dam safety levels at the Mullaperiyar dam. Built in the upper reaches of Wes
The Supreme Court bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud on Tuesday (August 28) was told by the Senior Advocate Abhishek Singhvi appearing for Dawoodi Bohra community that Khatna was erroneously called as female genital mutilation (FGM) as technically there was no mutilation and it is essentially a female circumcision while referring to a judgment by an Australian court. “Medical evidence indicates that there is no permanent scar. This was
What was only expected has now been made formal – Justice Ranjan Gogoi will be the next Chief Justice of India when current Chief Justice Dipak Misra retires on October 2. As per Supreme Court tradition, this was to have happened, but with several issues in the interregnum – especially the four-judge press conference that Justice Gogoi was part of on January 12 – had added some ambiguity to it. The issue, according to sources, has now been cleared and Justice Gogoi will take
Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University, Lucknow is looking for dedicated and qualified persons for the position of guest faculty on lecture basis. Walk-in-Interviews will be conducted for empanelment of guest faculty in various departments/faculties of the University, as per details given below. Guest Faculty will be empanelled on honorarium basis (@ Rs. 400/- per lecture, maximum 3 lectures in a day or @ Rs. 175/- per hour for non-teaching academic work, sub
The Ministry of Civil Aviation has released a policy regarding the use of drones for commercial purposes. The Ministry has allowed the use of drone technology from December 2018 subject to it being in the line of vision of the user. The government has also indicated that rules regarding the use of drones may be relaxed in the future.
According to the policy, the users of micro and nano drones (weighing 250 gms to 2kgs), which are mostly children, do not require registration
About CUIMUN The Cambridge University International Model United Nations (CUIMUN) was founded by a group of Cantabrigians eager to develop and share the knowledge and abilities associated with the fine art of diplomacy. The First Session was held in 1994, and the Conference was expanded significantly following Cambridge’s hugely successful hosting of the 1998 edition of Harvard WorldMUN, the Olympics of Model United Nations. Now in its twenty-fourth year, CUIMUN is one of the
The Reliance Group of Companies has filed a defamation suit of Rs. 5,000 crores against ‘National Herald’, owned by Congress, for publishing an article on the Rafale fighter jet deal and alleging it to be slanderous. The case has been filed against the Associated Journals Limited, which is the publisher of National Herald, along with its editor-in-charge and writer of the article.
The suit has been filed by Reliance Defence, Reliance Infrastructure, and Reliance Aerostructu
The Supreme Court has stated that the second marriage is not void even if a divorce appeal against the first marriage is pending. However, the Hindu Marriage Act provides that the second marriage shall be lawful only when the appeal for divorce against the first marriage is granted.
The SC has explained that a marriage contracted when a case to dissolve the first marriage is pending will not be void on the grounds that it was contracted in an incapacity because the first ma
Finding the efforts by Internet giants to curb circulation of online videos of sexual violence against women and children inadequate, the government is likely to seek “stricter directions” to service providers, such as Facebook and YouTube, from the Supreme Court.
The directions sought will include considerably reducing the time taken by the intermediary to comply with content removal requests under certain Sections of the IT Act to less than 10 hours from about 36 hours at
In the case against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) or “khatna”, widely practised within the Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect of Shia Muslims, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud was told on Monday (August 27) that this was a practice that has come down from 1,400 years and is supported by 70,000 women of that community. Senior counsel Abhisekh Singhvi was arguing on grounds of religion and faith,
The Obama Foundation Fellowship supports outstanding civic innovators – leaders who are working with their communities to create transformational change, addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. The program selects 20 community-minded rising stars from around the world for a two-year, non-residential program, designed to amplify the impact of their work and inspire a wave of civic innovation. The two-year, non-residential Obama Fellowship offers hands-on trainin
About The Academic and Debating Committee of Chanakya National Law University proudly presents to you the 10th edition of the CNLU National Parliamentary Debate. Over the years CNLU PD, as it is popularly known, has played host to some of the country’s best debaters and adjudicators. The previous editions of the tournament have been extremely successful with participation from a number of national as well as international teams, a sizable number of competent adjudicators, a s
The illegal bungalows of the Punjab National Bank fraud accused Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi have been ordered to be demolished by the Maharashtra Government on August 21, 2018. The Maharashtra Government has passed this order after the Bombay High Court reacted agitatedly over the government's disregard towards the illegal property of the two accused.
The Bombay HC has been adjudicating a petition filed by an NGO on inactivity of the government in dealing with the illegal p
A judicial audit of all the religious shrines and charitable institutions has been initiated by the Supreme Court. The Apex Court has asked the District Magistrates to analyze complaints of hygiene, harassment, and management related issues at the religious places and send a report to the High Courts which shall be considered as Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by the Courts.
The order of SC is applicable to all the religious and charitable institutions in the country inclu
While the SC constitution bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra was hearing a plea on political candidates with criminal cases pending, a novel suggestion by Advocate Gopal Shankarnarayan came up on Tuesday (August 21). In the hearing of the plea asking for the disqualification of legislators facing criminal trial, Shankarnarayan said since the bench can’t order Centre to come up with a legislation