Spot fixing and Betting Scam in Cricket

Sport fixing Betting scam in cricket
Mahima Gherani Since time immemorial cricket, once called  “The Gentlemen’s Game” is one of the most widely played and accepted sport which now involves corrupt activities like spot fixing and sports betting as one of the fastest types of global crime and also an easy way of earning money. Betting on cricket matches in India has now become a tradition as it has been on the upswing ever since...

Online Rummy is not gambling, says SC

Play Rummy Online in India, Online Rummy Websites
A bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and S.A. Bobde of Supreme Court while hearing an appeal challenging a Madras high court ruling that playing rummy with stakes amounts to gambling, said that the verdict will not impact online rummy websites. Judgment came after a bunch of petitions filed by clubs and online rummy companies against the Madras High Court verdict that declared rummy for stakes...

Suspension of life term sentence denied

Life term imprisonment
The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court upholding the contentions of the public prosecutor that, the appellant did not deserve to be let out on bail since the charge of murdering a young girl in a gruesome manner had been proved before the trial court beyond all reasonable doubts, dismissed the application of the convict to suspend his life term. The public prosecutor also contented that, the appellant...

Do not compromise with safety, human life is precious

safety of Indian Railway passengers
A social justice bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit while asking railways to give a roadmap for operating crossings said that, the law enacted in 1989 for doing away with unmanned level crossings has not been implemented by the railways in the last 26 years. Bench came heavily on Indian Railways, asking, “Why don’t you tell us when will you complete the task? There must be some...

Whether, porn sites should be banned completely in India?

India banned Porn
Central Government informed the Supreme Court that, it is impossible for them to block the access to all the porn sites in India. However, it was informed that, the government will block all those sites which are displaying or featuring the abuse of children. Even if you ban a website, it is possible that, on the next day a new site will come up with the same contents of the blocked website. Hence,...

CSR and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Corporate Social Responsibility
Dheeraj Kumar Tiwari1&Anurag Yadav2. Abstract We smell itevery day, we see it every day,we are surrounded by waste generated by ourselves.The present Central Government with a view to clean the surroundings and maintain an ecofriendly atmosphere, which will lead us to a healthy lifestyle, introduced Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The government has introduced several schemes and laws in order to make it...

BMW hit and run case, bail granted to Vismay Shah

BMW hit-and-run case
Supreme Court granted bail to the convict, Mr. Vismay Shah of famous BMW Hit and run case. The BMW hit and run case occurred on February 23, 2013, where two youth lost their lives in Vastrapur area. Earlier Mr. Vismay Shah was sentenced to five years imprisonment by an Ahmedabad court, in the Hit and run case. While considering the application for bail, the Bench of Supreme Court consisting of Chief...

Wife’s late-night parties not mental cruelty

Late night party in Mumbai divorce case
Bombay High Court, while hearing an appeal against the Family court order, which granted divorce on the claim of the husband that, his wife used to party a lot and misbehave which constituted cruelty, held that, family court was wrong in its observation and set aside the order of the Family court. The husband in his petition alleged that, in spite of being a mother of two children, his wife frequently...

[RTI] Thesis submitted by a research scholar a public document

Central Information Commissioner while considering an appeal against Rajasthan based ARID Forest Research Institute, under the Right to Information Act observed that, the thesis submitted by a research student is not a personal or third party information and cannot be withheld by an Institution under the Right to Information Act. It was an appeal where the appellant sought for a copy of pre-thesis...

DOT ordered to ban porn sites in India

Porn websites blocked in India
Most of the websites which are delivering pornographic contents are at present in accessible in India, on several Internet Service Providers (ISP’s). With effect from August 1, 2015 most of the internet service providers are displaying either a blank page or “Directory does not exist”. Some browser displayed even the message “Your requested URL has been blocked as per the directions received...