Government to check if airlines have got sexual harassment panel

Delhi High Court
Adyasree Prakriti Sivakumar Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan saw India open its eyes towards safety and security of working women. The guidelines laid down in this case brought a major revolution in the area of “Sexual harassment of women in work places”. It brought happiness in lips and safety in hearts of working women. In a recent case, these guidelines were challenged in the court of law...

SC refuses to pass order restraining doctors to go on strike

Supreme Court of India
Lohitashwa Pratap Singh Supreme Court in its latest judgment refuses to restrain doctors from going on a strike, stating “Being gods agent ,they should not go on strike”. The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu the court can only express desire ,Beyond that positive direction cannot be issued particularly when we know it would be difficult to implement our order. A PIL was filled...

Delhi HC Asks Civic Bodies to Focus on Model Toilets

Delhi High Court
Balakumar Rajendran All the civic agencies were “sensitized” to develop model public toilets, the Delhi high court said. The court asked the municipal corporations and the cantonment board to form concrete proposals and clear-cut time schedule to build model toilets in area adopted by each of them. The court also said that there must be better toilets especially for women who come up in population....

Kerala to move SC on mineral sand mining

The Industry Ministry informed on Saturday that it would request in the Supreme Court against the High Court Judgment on mineral sand mining case. The Industry Minister additionally opined that the UDF ought to consider the issue. The High Court on Friday controlled the state government to consider 29 applications for mining in the private district. Since mining is a matter under the Union law the...

KSRTC vs KSRTC, the Trademark issue

The state claimed transport enterprises in Kerala and Karnataka are in a go head to head over the issue. Albeit both the road transport enterprises have been working under the moniker KSRTC for quite a while, Karnataka a year ago trademarked the name as its own, setting off the debate. Kerala KSRTC understood the gravity of the issue just when they got a letter from Karnataka to stop utilizing the...

SC asked government to treat Sanskrit as additional language

Supreme Court of India
As reported in Mathrubhumi, Supreme Court asked the government not to treat Sanskrit as a third language for the students of Kendriya Vidyalayas from class 6 to 8 and instead treat it as an additional language retaining German as a third langauge. The bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Kurian Joseph said that, ‘You test them in Sanskrit for the additional language and German remains a...

Private Schools to set their own guidelines for nursery admissions in Delhi

Delhi High Court
Justice Manmohan of the Delhi High Court, disposing of the writ petitions moved by the groups representing the schools and parents, set aside the Lieutenant Governor’s previous guidelines issued in this regard and held that the administrative autonomy of schools could not be restricted by official orders and upheld the Ganguly Committee’s recommendations and allowed private unaided schools...

Death Sentence for rape and murder of a 4 year old

Supreme Court of India
As reported in Times of India, Supreme Court’s 3 Judge Bench of Justices Dipak Misra, R F Nariman and U U Lalit sent a 47-year-old man to the gallows for luring a 4-year-old girl with the promise of buying her chocolates, brutally assaulting her sexually and then murdering her by using two heavy stones to crush her skull when she was writhing in pain after the perverted act.  Accused was convicted...

Why Chennai Super Kings can’t be banned from IPL

Supreme Court special bench of Justice T S Thakur and F M Kalifullah, while hearing the IPL scam case, asked BCCI that, whether Chennai Super Kings franchise should be disqualified in order to sort out the conflict of interest issues pertaining to the 2013 IPL corruption case. Court also directed BCCI that, the annual general meeting scheduled for December 17 should go ahead but by ‘standing...

RBI Guidelines for setting up payment banks and small banks by corporate houses

RBI
As reported in the Economic Times and First Post, RBI announced the final Guidelines for setting up payment and small banks in order to attract serious players as well as push financial inclusion. These Guidelines have allowed corporate houses to set up payment banks and also provide them with an option of forming joint ventures with commercial banks. By issuing the final norms for payment banks and...

IPL Sport-fixing, Srinivasan should step down: SC

Supreme Court on Thursday suggested that the present President-in-exile N. Srinivasan and his team should step down and not contest elections for the BCCI. The Bench of Justices T.S. Thakur and Ibrahim Kalifulla, while responding to Mr. Sundaram’s submissions that the disciplinary committee of the Board would take whatever action that was necessary, pursuant to the Mudgal panel’s report told Senior...

Supreme Court gives 2nd thought on death penalty

Supreme Court of India
Mahima Gherani Showing increasing distress in awarding death penalty, the Supreme Court found two main questions bothering it after Sonu Sardar was awarded death penalty by the trial court, which was accepted by the High Court and further ratified by the apex court and his merciful plea was rejected by the President. Sonu along with his minor collaborators were arrested but three of them flee after...

Bar Council of India (BCI) not bound to grant license to practice law

Supreme Court of India
A bench of justices M Y Eqbal and Abhay Manohar Sapre of Supreme Court held that, “Pursuing law and practicing it are two different things”. Supreme Court has said and made it clear that the Bar Council of India (BCI) is not bound to grant advocacy license unless an applicant fulfills the criteria laid down by it. Further, the Court opined that, “Pursuing law and practicing law are...

SIT to probe against ‘godman’ Rampal

Controversial ‘godman’ Rampal, who was taken into custody last night after days of confrontation with police, was sent to judicial custody by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The next hearing on the case will be on November 28. Earlier today, the court cancelled the bail of Rampal in a 2006 murder case and ordered that he be taken into custody immediately. The HC pronounced the cancellation of...

Supreme Court orders CBI Chief to keep off 2G cases

In an unprecedented order, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered CBI director Ranjit Sinha to completely keep off the 2G case as it found prima facie “credible” the charges that he had attempted to help the accused in the spectrum scam, as well as delay prosecution in the Aircel-Maxis case which involves former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran. “We direct the CBI director not to interfere...

Crimes against women in the cyber space

CYBER CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: NEED FOR EFFECTIVE LAWS Dr. Ghulam Yazdani1. INTRODUCTION The Science of Information technology has extensively developed over the last two decades and has turned out to be the nucleus of today’s global and technological development. The worldwide network provides every user known as Netizen all the required information fastest...

Kerala HC upholds constitutional validity of Ecologically Fragile Land Act, 2003

The Kerala High Court upheld the constitutional validity of a Ecologically Fragile Land Act, promulgated by the state government in 2003, following which nearly 45,000 acres spread across various districts were notified as ecologically fragile. Dismissing the petitions, a division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice P R Ramachandra Menon said for determining the claim of...

The Certificate of Practice and Renewal Rules, 2014

Legal Profession in India
Prachi Kumari The Bar Council of India at a meeting held on October 30, 2014 approved the Certificate of Practice and Renewal Rules, 2014 by its Resolution No. 169/2014 dated 29/10/2014. The Certificate of Practice and Renewal Rules, 2014 aims to give due weight age and credence to experience for practicing in higher courts and also ‘weed out’ advocates who have left practice. As per these rules,...

Where did the Delhi High Court go wrong?

As the saying goes, “It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one” Sandeep Menon Nandakumar1. The recent Delhi High Court judgment in Achay Lal v. State Govt of NCT of Delhi (2014) has created a lot of debate and discussions. Most of the negative comments on the judgment are a result of the improper analysis of the same or in other words, due to the erroneous reporting...

Botched sterilisation surgeries at Chhattisgarh leading 13 women to death

Sai Manoj Reddy There was a sterilisation camp which has been set at pendari village in bislapur district, Chhattisgarh. 83 women are operated by a single doctor in the span of five hours at the camp and almost all the women fell ill within the span of 72 hours from the date of operation. The reports says that till now 13 women died and 50 more are in the hospitals in critical condition. Almost all...