Wage ceiling for EPF and minimum pension increased

Government decided to fix the minimum monthly pension as Rs. 1000/- per month under the Employees Pension Scheme, 1995. This will be directly benefiting around 28 lakhs pensioners who get less than this amount at present as Pension. Along with fixing the minimum monthly pension at Rs.1,000 under Employees Pension Scheme – 95, Government has also notified enhancement of wage ceiling to Rs.15,000 per...

Amendment to Mineral Concession Rules, 1960

Latest amendment notification, issued by the Mining Ministry by which mining leases for major minerals are given out has the nation’s mining and steel industry in a complete fix. Mineral Concession Rules amendment notified in the 18 July followed by the Supreme Court Order in May limiting mining lease extensions without license renewals has forced Jharkhand to stop issuing permits to dispatch...

SC refused to disqualify Ministers with criminal cases

The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition on whether cabinet ministers with criminal cases can continue in the government. A five judge Constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, RM Lodha, while delivering its verdict this morning, said it would leave the decision to keep or sack ministers to the Prime Minister. The Central Government has argued that removing ministers is against the...

SC stays APTEL’s order allowing hike in tariffs in Mundra Plants

The Supreme Court stayed an order by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) allowing Adani Power Ltd and Tata Power Co. Ltd to charge higher prices for the electricity produced by them in their Mundra plants, Gujarat and issued a direction to APTEL to dispose of the matter speedily. A bench headed by Justice JS Khehar while asking APTEL to decide the matter as expeditiously as possible also...

Applicability of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) on cyber warfare

Apoorva Sharma, Institute Of Law, Nirma University, Ahmadabad The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom -John Locke Jus in bello, conjointly called the International Humanitarian Law [IHL]1is the section of law of nations, handling the protection of persons who...

Capital Punishment: Should it be gender biased?

Prachi Kumari, Student, Law School, BHU, Varanasi Honourable President Pranab Mukherjee late last month rejected Renuka Kiran Shinde and her sister Seema Mohan Gavit’s mercy petitions. Now the Maharashtra Government is all set to hang them. Two Kolhapur women, who were sentenced to death in 2001 for kidnapping 13 children and killing nine of them, may become the first women ever to be hanged...

Combating Cyber Crimes against Women

Aman Ahmad, Student of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia Cyber Crime is a global phenomenon and with the advent of technology, cyber crime against women is on the high and it has been posing as a major threat to the reputation of a women. India is among the very few countries to enact the IT Act, 2000 to combat cyber crimes that are on the rise but issues regarding cyber crimes against women are still untouched...

Judicial endeavour towards woman empowerment

Prachi Kumari, Student, Law School, BHU, Varanasi On 14th August, 2014, A Full Bench of the Bombay High Court delivered a noteworthy judgment on daughter’s right to ancestral property in the case of Vaishli S. Ganorkar & Others V Satish Keshavrao & Others1. Since, it has already been duly settled that daughters are entitled to an interest in the Hindu Undivided Family property, the questions...

Importance of Non – Violence and Ethical Values

Aman Ahmad, Student of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia “Liberty and democracy become unholy when their hands are dyed red with innocent blood.” ― Mahatma Gandhi. From the First World War to the Second World War and to the latest, the war for the Gaza Strip, The world has seen the consequences of unethical values and violence. All of the world has seen destruction just for the sake of establishing hegemony....

Restraint on Discretionary Power of Arrest Possessed by Police

Prachi Kumari, Student, Law School, BHU, Varanasi Honourable Supreme Court in recent judgment of Arnesh Kumar V State of Bihar and Ors.1, expressed its view that police has not come out of its colonial image despite six decades of independence; it is largely considered as a tool of harassment, oppression and surely not considered a friend of public. Therefore, the apex court restrained police from...

Law Relating to Electronic Contracts by Dr. R.K Singh

Vishnu Chandran, II year LLM Student, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT The technological changes are boon for mankind and the internet has changed the life of people altogether. Almost everyone is accustomed to the virtual world and accesses the same. The new communication systems have replaced the traditional snail – pace systems of communication. Business communities and consumers are all the time...

An Introduction to Rights by William A Edmundson

Cyriac Tom, IInd Year, LLM, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin.   The idea of rights is of great importance to the modern society. Especially since, the modern world has become much smaller owing to technological advancements. This has led to an explosion of communication between people and this exchange of ideas has resulted in the claim for rights throughout...

Sports Law by Anujaya Krishna

Diljith Manohar, II year LLM student, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT The idea ‘Sports’ has evolved from being a mere recreational activity to a multi-billion industry. Indian scenario is no different, especially in the field of cricket which is considered a religion rather than a sport there has always been tremendous development.Sports events with massive investments, such as Indian Premier League...

National Judicial Appointment Commission Bill, 2014

Legal System in India
Prachi Kumari, Student, Law School, BHU, Varanasi Whether an Encroachment upon Independence of Judiciary or a Mechanism of bringing Transparency Passing of 99th Constitutional Amendment Bill and National Judicial Appointment Commission Bill, 2014 overturning twenty year old Collegium System of judges has given rise to a debate across country. Some people are of view that it is an encroachment upon...

Does the common law judge have the same discretion as a legislator in making law in “gaps”?

Naveen k. Jain, 3rd year student of Jindal Global law School Hart talks about his theory of secondary rule. He says that the secondary rule is one which authorises the primary rule. Secondary rules neither prescribe any punishment, nor the violation of secondary rules generally lead to any punishment. He divided his secondary rules into three sub categories i.e. rule of recognition, theory of adjudication,...

Courting Injustice the Nirbhaya Case and its Aftermath, Rajesh Talwar

Anisha D’Cruz, II year LLM student, School of Legal Studies, CUSAT In a society where a rape victim is raped hundred times by the ephemeral social stigma and media Nirbhaya like Mathura was fortunate enough at least to create her martyrdom into A Box news and a substantive relief at least to her aftermaths. Rajesh Talwar through his book reminds us the very fact that a victim of sexual cannibalism...

Juvenile Delinquency Laws in India and Emerging Issues

Saumyata Panwar, Student, B.B.A. L.L.B.(Hons.), Batch of 2012-2017, Gujarat National Law University A Critical Analysis on the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 ‘Juvenile delinquency’ has occupied an important place in the discussions regarding criminal law in the country. The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 in India was enacted to ensure...

Adjudication in Trial Courts, LexisNexis

Mithu MP Dharan, Final Year Student, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kerala Title   : ADJUDICATION IN TRIAL COURTS- A BENCHBOOK FOR JUDICIAL OFFICERS Authors : N R Madhava Menon, David Annoussamy, D K Sampath Though judiciary does not have power of purse nor power of sword, neither money nor patronage nor even physical force to enforce its decisions, it is seen as an institution of...

Fatwas have no legal standing: Supreme Court

Supreme Court of India
Dr. Ravishankar K. Mor, Asst. Prof., Dept. of law, Yeshwant Mahavidyalaya, Wardha VISHWA LOCHAN MADAN Vs UNION OF INDIA & ORS. (W.P. (civil)No. 386/2005) Date of Judgement 07.07.14 OPPORTUNITY LOST Petitioner alleges that all Fatwas  have  the  support  of  All India Muslim Personal Law Board and it is striving for the establishment  of parallel Muslim judicial system in  India.   According ...

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