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Taking it out of court? To reduce backlog, govt mulls new stand-alone law to encourage mediation

Feb 04, 2016

Taking it out of court? To reduce backlog, govt mulls new stand-alone law to encourage mediation

With an aim of encouraging pre-litigation settlements and reduce court cases, the government is considering to bring a law that will give legislative backing to such out-of-court settlements. #Law #Judiciary #Courts #parliament #mediation #out-of-court settlement #litigation #Indian Legislature #Pre-litigation
Lalu Prasad's son-in-law's car snatched at gunpoint in Gurgaon

Feb 03, 2016

Lalu Prasad's son-in-law's car snatched at gunpoint in Gurgaon

The car of RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav's son-in-law Vinit Yadav was on Wednesday snatched by some unidentified persons at gunpoint. #India #NewsTracker #Crime #car #Lalu Prasad #son-in-law #Vinit Yadav
Kamduni gangrape verdict: Threat, acquittals add to Mamata's unease amid Bengal's poll cauldron

Jan 29, 2016

Kamduni gangrape verdict: Threat, acquittals add to Mamata's unease amid Bengal's poll cauldron

For an administration already grappling with the fallout of Malda — which has attracted pan-India attention for being the hub of anti-national activities including widespread opium cultivation, manufacturing of illegal small arms, cross-border trade in fake Indian currency notes — the Kamduni verdict has added to the unease. #Mamata Banerjee #ConnectTheDots #West Bengal #Trinamool Congress #Law and Order #Malda #Kamduni gangrape
UP Assembly: Akhilesh Yadav's final Budget session begins today with Governor's address

Jan 29, 2016

UP Assembly: Akhilesh Yadav's final Budget session begins today with Governor's address

The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly will begin on Friday with the address of Governor Ram Naik to the joint session of both Houses #NewsTracker #Samajwadi Party #farmers #Akhilesh Yadav #communalism #Law and Order #UP Budget 2016-17 #2017 UP Assembly Election
Missing rule of law: How a district collector got away with defying the Madras High Court

Jan 22, 2016

Missing rule of law: How a district collector got away with defying the Madras High Court

There could be many more questions such as ‘should the High Court or even the Supreme Court not take suo motu action on this defiance of the orders of a High Court’ but the list of questions has to stop somewhere. #InMyOpinion #Rule of law #Madras High Court #Rohith Vemula #Vazhavur
South Korean citizen acquitted for following North Korea on Twitter

Jan 21, 2016

South Korean citizen acquitted for following North Korea on Twitter

A South Korean court said on Thursday it had acquitted a man of sympathising with North Korea for following its Twitter account, arguing that simply reading Pyongyang's social media posts did not violate Seoul's security laws. #social media #US #Twitter #border #Law #South Korea #Kim Jong-il #Seoul #North Korea #Pyongyang #Court #nuclear #National Security Laws #right groups
Less than 60 days for India to link Masood Azhar with Pathankot attack, says Pakistani expert

Jan 19, 2016

Less than 60 days for India to link Masood Azhar with Pathankot attack, says Pakistani expert

Maulana Masood Azhar has been charged with being the mastermind of the 2 January Pathankot terror attack which left seven security personnel and six attackers killed. #Nawaz Sharif #Hafiz Saeed #International law #Jaish-e-Mohammad #Ahmer Bilal Soofi #Maulana Masood Azhar #Pathankot Air Force base attack
Lalit Modi drops $3.3m civil case against Kiwi all-rounder Chris Cairns

Jan 17, 2016

Lalit Modi drops $3.3m civil case against Kiwi all-rounder Chris Cairns

Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi has decided to drop a USD 3.3 million civil law suit against Chris Cairns in the match-fixing scandal, a major reprieve for the New Zealand all-rounder who was recently cleared of any wrongdoing in a perjury trial. #Sports #Cricket #Indian Premier League #IPL #NewsTracker #Lalit Modi #ICL #Chris Cairns #Indian Cricket League #Civil Law Suit
SC has shown great foresight in striking against proxy PILs as instruments of intimidation

Jan 14, 2016

SC has shown great foresight in striking against proxy PILs as instruments of intimidation

In the space of seven days, two benches of the Supreme Court have, in their own way, signalled that the era of frivolous cases and using the courts as a tool for personal and petty ends is coming to an end. #Supreme Court #Law #CriticalPoint #PILs #Reliance Jio #petitions #Sri Aurobindo Ashram #litigants
Video of UP woman allegedly beating mother-in-law goes viral

Jan 12, 2016

Video of UP woman allegedly beating mother-in-law goes viral

A video secretly filmed by an Indian man – apparently showing his wife beating his elderly mother – has gone viral and led police to arrest the wife. #NewsTracker #UP #Violence #Domestic violence #woman #mother-in-law #wife #Husband