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High courts seeing surge in cases seeking permission to terminate pregnancies; 84% requests granted between 2019-2020
India

High courts seeing surge in cases seeking permission to terminate pregnancies; 84% requests granted between 2019-2020

Anubha Rastogi, author of the report, said the increasing cases indicate that access to safe and legal abortion services in this country still leaves a lot to be desired

#TheWeekThatWas | The status of women in Indian judiciary
India

#TheWeekThatWas | The status of women in Indian judiciary

According to a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, there are only two women judges in the Supreme Court and 78 in various high courts of the country.

Bad Boy Billionaires: Telengana HC to watch Ramalinga Raju episode before greenlighting Netflix release
Entertainment

Bad Boy Billionaires: Telengana HC to watch Ramalinga Raju episode before greenlighting Netflix release

On 2 September, a civil court in Hyderabad had issued an interim stay restraining Netflix from airing Bad Boy Billionaires on a petition filed by Ramalingam Raju, convicted in Satyam Computers scandal.

Income tax dept moves Madras HC against AR Rahman for alleged tax evasion
Entertainment

Income tax dept moves Madras HC against AR Rahman for alleged tax evasion

The Income Tax department found discrepancies in AR Rahman's tax filing for the fiscal year 2011-12

Kafeel Khan case: UP's refusal to comply with court order grim example of how states can subvert Constitution
India

Kafeel Khan case: UP's refusal to comply with court order grim example of how states can subvert Constitution

Deciding on the punishment is the job of the courts and a state government cannot assume that responsibility.

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC
India

Reporter has fundamental right to publish news that may not be palatable to administration: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court made the observation while allowing an anticipatory bail plea moved by an ETV reporter whose story on bribery among police officials earned him an FIR.

A strange salvo from Salve: Senior lawyer's doctrine of 'judicial review', battle cry of 'discretion' astonishing, writes Mumbai-based lawyer
India

A strange salvo from Salve: Senior lawyer's doctrine of 'judicial review', battle cry of 'discretion' astonishing, writes Mumbai-based lawyer

It also explains the carte blanche which Harish Salve repeatedly gives to the 'elected executive.' Salve’s political and legal philosophy, which he enthusiastically advocates for the courts to adopt, is one of unbridled and unfettered power to the executive to do as it pleases.

Notice to sexual assault survivor necessary while deciding offender’s bail plea, orders Delhi HC; calls for sensitisation of trial court judges
India

Notice to sexual assault survivor necessary while deciding offender’s bail plea, orders Delhi HC; calls for sensitisation of trial court judges

Courts cannot ignore issuing a notice to victims in sexual assault cases while deciding bail pleas of offenders, the Delhi High Court has held, noting that survivors were not being informed in a majority of matters

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry
India

Legal portal Law Sikho apologises for webinar criticised as being sexist, but fiasco serves as reminder of issues plaguing the industry

Law Sikho, a portal that claims to be the “world's most advanced practical legal training” tool, held a webinar only for men on 15 May titled ‘How can busy professionals have a dating life’. The webinar, criticised for objectifying women and normalising harassment, is a reminder of the sexism that is rampant in the legal industry

Sanjeev Chawla, wanted in 2000 match fixing scandal, to be handed over to Delhi police by Scotland Yard
First Cricket News

Sanjeev Chawla, wanted in 2000 match fixing scandal, to be handed over to Delhi police by Scotland Yard

The 50-year-old British national is a key accused in the match-fixing scandal involving former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje in 2000.

Supreme Court to hear Centre’s plea seeking transfer of petitions challenging CAA pending in different HCs to top court on 10 Jan
India

Supreme Court to hear Centre’s plea seeking transfer of petitions challenging CAA pending in different HCs to top court on 10 Jan

The Centre on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act pending before different high courts to top court

Videocon loan case: With Chanda Kochhar knocking HC’s door challenging termination, ICICI board’s actions are back in spotlight
Business

Videocon loan case: With Chanda Kochhar knocking HC’s door challenging termination, ICICI board’s actions are back in spotlight

The first time the case caught public attention, ICICI Bank and its board had fiercely defended Chanda Kochhar without carrying out a detailed probe into the merits of the case

Hyderabad rape and murder: Need systematic approach, not mob-pleasing reactions to tackle sexual violence against women
India

Hyderabad rape and murder: Need systematic approach, not mob-pleasing reactions to tackle sexual violence against women

The brutal gangrape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad last Thursday has left the nation in a state of shock. As we are made to revisit the trauma of 2012 Delhi gangrape case, this could be an opportune moment to reassess where we are going wrong in tackling sexual violence and why the menace has gotten worse since the gruesome assault on the 23-year-old paramedic despite stringent laws and fast-track courts.

Madras High Court says NEET only benefits those who spend lakhs on coaching classes and disadvantages poor
India

Madras High Court says NEET only benefits those who spend lakhs on coaching classes and disadvantages poor

Opining that NEET has benefited only students who spend lakhs of rupees on coaching classes and put rural students at a disadvantage, the Madras HC advised the Centre to take note of it.

Nitish Katara murder case: Supreme Court dismisses Vikas Yadav's parole plea, orders him to complete 25-years' sentence
India

Nitish Katara murder case: Supreme Court dismisses Vikas Yadav's parole plea, orders him to complete 25-years' sentence

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a parole plea filed by Vikas Yadav, one of those convicted in the Nitish Katara murder case

DHFL shares hit lower circuit as Edelweiss Asset Management moves High Court for recovery of dues
Business

DHFL shares hit lower circuit as Edelweiss Asset Management moves High Court for recovery of dues

Shares of DHFL continued with its downtrend as it tumbled nearly 10 percent and hit its lower circuit limit on Thursday after Edelweiss Asset Management Ltd approached the Bombay High Court for recovery of dues from the troubled firm

Who's a good judge? Inconsistent, vague parameters across HCs make appraisal of judicial officers muddled
India

Who's a good judge? Inconsistent, vague parameters across HCs make appraisal of judicial officers muddled

An analysis of the indicators used to appraise the performance of judicial officers in high courts reveals the definition of a good judge changes as one crosses a state border

Supreme Court refuses to intervene after JD(U) MP's self-proclaimed wife moves plea seeking to live with him
Politics

Supreme Court refuses to intervene after JD(U) MP's self-proclaimed wife moves plea seeking to live with him

JD(U) Rajya Sabha MP Mahendra Prasad, popularly known as 'King Mahendra', has found himself in a peculiar legal tangle wherein a woman has knocked at the doors of the Supreme Court seeking to live with him claiming to be his legally wedded wife

Four new Supreme Court judges take oath of office taking total number of judges in apex court to sanctioned strength of 34
India

Four new Supreme Court judges take oath of office taking total number of judges in apex court to sanctioned strength of 34

The four news judges are Krishna Murari, S Ravindra Bhat, V Ramasubramanian and Hrishikesh Roy

Saradha scam: CBI visits ex-Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar's residence to record his attendance as per HC order
India

Saradha scam: CBI visits ex-Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar's residence to record his attendance as per HC order

CBI officials on Friday reached the residence of former city police commissioner Rajeev Kumar to mark his attendance as per the Calcutta High Court's order.