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

PIL filed in SC seeking removal of anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh in view of health hazards posed by novel coronavirus
India

PIL filed in SC seeking removal of anti-CAA protesters at Shaheen Bagh in view of health hazards posed by novel coronavirus

Hundreds of demonstrators at Shaheen Bagh in Delhi have been agitating since 15 December last year against the CAA, NRC and NPR

From PILs challenging CAA, abrogation of Article 370 to pleas seeking stay on electoral bonds, Supreme Court has a hectic month ahead
India

From PILs challenging CAA, abrogation of Article 370 to pleas seeking stay on electoral bonds, Supreme Court has a hectic month ahead

January is set to be an extremely busy month for the Supreme Court of India when the bench assembles on Monday after a long winter break. Among some key cases slated for hearing include PILs challenging the constitutional validity of CAA, the abrogation of Article 370 as well as a plea seeking a stay on the electoral bond scheme

PMC Bank scam: No objection if HDIL properties are sold off for recovery of dues, managing director Sarang Wadhawan tells court
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PMC Bank scam: No objection if HDIL properties are sold off for recovery of dues, managing director Sarang Wadhawan tells court

Sarang and his father, HDIL promoter Rakesh Wadhawan are currently in judicial custody after the duo were arrested in connection with an alleged scam at PMC Bank.

Telangana High Court adjourns hearing on encounter deaths of Hyderabad gangrape and murder accused to 13 Dec
India

Telangana High Court adjourns hearing on encounter deaths of Hyderabad gangrape and murder accused to 13 Dec

The Telangana High Court on Thursday adjourned to Friday the public interest litigations filed against the alleged encounter of the four men accused in the gangrape and murder of a woman veterinarian near here last month.

SC sets up inquiry commission into encounter of 4 accused in Telangana rape-murder case; panel to be led by retired judge VS Sirpurkar
India

SC sets up inquiry commission into encounter of 4 accused in Telangana rape-murder case; panel to be led by retired judge VS Sirpurkar

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered an inquiry commission to be set up to probe the encounter of the four men, accused of raping and murdering a 26-year-old veterinarian on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad rape and murder case: SC agrees to hear PIL seeking SIT probe into encounter of four accused on 11 Dec
India

Hyderabad rape and murder case: SC agrees to hear PIL seeking SIT probe into encounter of four accused on 11 Dec

PIL filed by Mani and lawyer Pradeep Kumar Yadav claimed that the alleged encounter was 'fake' and FIR should be lodged against police officials

Amid outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, a look at why politicians protect rapist-killers
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Amid outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, a look at why politicians protect rapist-killers

Crimes that shock the nation are now a daily reality. This has also lead to further breakdown in law and order, more so since punishment by theory of deterrence to mark public abhorrence is not being applied.

SC to hear pleas seeking identification and deportation of illegal immigrants including Bangladeshi nationals, Rohingya next month
India

SC to hear pleas seeking identification and deportation of illegal immigrants including Bangladeshi nationals, Rohingya next month

The plea has sought a direction to the Centre and the state governments to identify, detain and deport all illegal immigrants and infiltrators

Haryana govt has put lives of over 6,000 students at risk by running schools in dilapidated buildings, claims PIL; high court issues notice
India

Haryana govt has put lives of over 6,000 students at risk by running schools in dilapidated buildings, claims PIL; high court issues notice

Social Jurist, an NGO, filed a petition in the High Cout of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, stating that 6,543 students of Classes 1 to 12 are forced to study in school buildings which were declared 'dangerous' by the Public Works Department in the year 2013

PMC Bank scam: PIL in Delhi High Court seeks lifting of restriction on cash withdrawal
Business

PMC Bank scam: PIL in Delhi High Court seeks lifting of restriction on cash withdrawal

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought responses from the Centre, the AAP government in the national capital and the RBI on a PIL seeking the removal of restrictions on cash withdrawals from the scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank Ltd

Supreme Court gives Centre, 25 states four more weeks to respond to plea seeking online RTI portals
India

Supreme Court gives Centre, 25 states four more weeks to respond to plea seeking online RTI portals

Supreme Court on Monday gave four more weeks to the Centre and 25 states to file responses on a plea seeking directions for setting up online RTI portals.

Only five percent of Indians are 'sports literate', says Kanishka Pandey, researcher who had filed PIL for making sports fundamental right
Sports

Only five percent of Indians are 'sports literate', says Kanishka Pandey, researcher who had filed PIL for making sports fundamental right

Pandey, a law graduate from Delhi University, had written a book 'Sports — A Way Of Life', which was released by national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand in 2017

Indiabulls Housing Finance shares tank 10% amid reports of public interest litigation against company, promoters
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Indiabulls Housing Finance shares tank 10% amid reports of public interest litigation against company, promoters

Shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance on Friday dropped nearly 10 percent amid reports that a public interest litigation has been filed against the company and its promoters

Bombay High Court asks ‘serial litigant’ to approach Mumbai beach clean-up organisation to do ‘real social work’
India

Bombay High Court asks ‘serial litigant’ to approach Mumbai beach clean-up organisation to do ‘real social work’

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed a 'serial litigant', who claimed he filed his pleas for society's betterment, to do some 'real social work' like beach cleaning to prove his bona fides

Plea in Delhi HC to equalise legal marriage age for men, women; PIL says cap of 18 years just for women 'blatant discrimination'
India

Plea in Delhi HC to equalise legal marriage age for men, women; PIL says cap of 18 years just for women 'blatant discrimination'

A plea was moved on Wednesday in the Delhi High Court seeking to equalise of the legal age of marriage for men and women

Supreme Court adjourns PIL seeking direction to allow NRIs to vote through postal, e-ballots during elections for three months
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Supreme Court adjourns PIL seeking direction to allow NRIs to vote through postal, e-ballots during elections for three months

The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned for three months public interest litigation (PIL) seeking direction to allow non-resident Indians to vote through postal or e-ballots during elections in India

Delhi HC discards plea seeking appointment of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, says no statutory requirement for post
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Delhi HC discards plea seeking appointment of Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, says no statutory requirement for post

'No Leader of Opposition is appointed by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha till now, despite the largest Opposition party having elected its leader,' the petition stated.

Delhi High Court agrees to hear PIL seeking independent probe into Mukherjee Nagar incident
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Delhi High Court agrees to hear PIL seeking independent probe into Mukherjee Nagar incident

The Delhi High Court has agreed to hear a PIL seeking an independent CBI probe into the Mukherjee Nagar incident, where the police allegedly assaulted an autorickshaw driver and his minor son. Several videos of an altercation between Singh and policemen went viral on social media on Sunday. Delhi Police had on Tuesday submitted a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in connection with the incident.