Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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 (...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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 interreg...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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 th...

Monday, August 27, 2018

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 Journ...

Monday, August 27, 2018

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 marria...

Monday, August 27, 2018

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...

Monday, August 27, 2018

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 o...

Thursday, August 23, 2018

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 agitate...

Thursday, August 23, 2018

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 ca...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Public Interest Litigation has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking its orders to Centre and states for making sports compulsory in educational curriculum from elementary to higher education and to pronounce right to sports as a part of fundamental rights on t...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Navjot Singh Sidhu has been slammed with a sedition suit for hugging Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa, in the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. The case has been filed by Sudhir Kumar Ojha, a lawyer from Bihar, who has alleged t...

Monday, August 20, 2018

An internal committee (Vishakha Committee) has been formed by the Tamil Nadu government to investigate into a sexual harassment complaint filed by a female Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) against Inspector General (IG), her senior officer.

The DCP in her written c...

Monday, August 20, 2018

The Centre on Monday (August 20) informed the apex court that a bill will be placed before parliament in the coming session to omit provisions discriminatory towards leprosy patients.

The court posted the matter for next hearing to September 10.

Senior advocate Raju Ramc...

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Supreme Court became pro-active in trying to ameliorate the pains of the flood affected people of Kerala when, on Friday (August 17), it talked about exploring the possibility of reducing the level of water at the Mullaperiyar dam in Tamil Nadu from the current 141...

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