[Breaking] Indians can marry foreigners under Special Marriage Act

Indian Parliament enacted the Special Marriage Act in the year 1954 providing an opportunity to all Indian nationals, including those who are resident of foreign countries to marry irrespective of their religious faith OR belief. In certain cases Special Marriage Act, 1954 provides a special form of marriage; provides registration of such marriages and also provides provisions for divorce. In the give...

[Breaking] No night shifts for women employees in Kerala after 10 PM

In order to ensure the safety of women employees, Honourable High Court of Kerala held that, women employees cannot be asked to work beyond 10 PM. While considering the petition filed by a woman employee of Seetharam Textiles, Kerala High Court observed that, now a days, crime rate against woman are increasing, and therefore it is essential to have sufficient precautionary measures to safeguard working...

Marrying again (Bigamy) during lifetime of husband or wife

Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 deals with the offence of Marrying again during lifetime of husband or wife. The offence under above mentioned Section is known as Bigamy under English law. However, Section 494 does not apply to Muslim males who are allowed to marry more than one wife, but the same is applicable to Muslim women. In order to constitute an offence under Section 494, of the...

[Breaking] Sasuralwale to include husband in dowry death cases

Dowry harassment cases and dowry death cases are increasing now a days. In the recent case ofRajesh Kumar Kaushik v. State of Chhattisgarh, the question came before the Honourable High Court of Chhattisgarh was, whether; the term Sasuralwale includes husband and his relatives,while deciding dowry death cases. The instant case was an appeal filed by the husband (appellant), challenging the trial court...

How to prepare for CLAT exam in 30 days

Recently have come across an interesting newspaper advertisement of a leading CLAT coaching centre, claiming to offer to prepare for exam (CLAT preparation) in 30 days. I was just wondering that, whether it is possible to prepare for Common Law Admission Test in just 30 days. Oh yeah may be possible, because, earlier there were lot of books published offering to learn any language in thirty days....

How to write a literature review?

Have you ever, come across a situation, where you needs to write a literature review? May be for your dissertation work or for the Ph.D thesis writing. Well, first let us try to understand what a literature review is and what the essentials of a literature review are. A literature review is a text of a scholarly paper. It is an account of what has been published on a topic by accredited researchers...

How to write a case study?

How often you are asked to write a case study during your college days. Do you ever, have a clear indication as to what is expected to be the content of a case study? ON THE OTHER HAND,do you have any training on how to write a case study? If not, do not worry, we will help you on how to write a case study. Prior to that, let us try to understand what a case study is. A case study is a particular instance...

How to write annotated bibliography?

An annotated bibliography is an index of citations to articles, books and other relevant documents such as website, newspaper etc. The intention (Purpose) ofannotated bibliographyis to inform the readers about the relevance, accuracy and the quality of references cited. Hence, each reference is followed by a brief description of around 150 – 200 words. As mentioned earlier, the purpose of an annotated...

Law as a career and importance of legal profession

Over the last few decades, legal profession in India has undergone strategic and substantial changes. Of late, it has become the most promising career option for many of the students soon after their twelfth standard. Now a days many students chose law as a career. Besides the basic degree of five-year, integrated LL.B OR three-year LL.B courses, now various specialised master degree (LL.M) courses...

Significance and purpose of Research Methodology

What is Research? Research is the systematic investigation and study of materials and sources to establish facts and reach new conclusions, so it shapes people’s understanding of the world around them. Research comprises “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock...

Death of a person and actionable injury in civil court

Can we claim damages in case of death of a person arising out of a tort? This was answered by the King’s Bench Division of England and Wales High Court in the famous case of Baker v. Bolton ([1808] EWHC KB J92; (1808) 1 Camp 493; 170 ER 1033). It was a case where, the wife of the plaintiff suffered an injury while travelling in a train and subsequently resulted in her death. The major issue came...

Study & Practice law in UK: How to choose the right law degree?

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In most of the countries law degrees are awarded in the form of LL.B, which is generally a three year course after graduation. However, in India in addition to the three year law degree program, there is a Five Year integrated law degree offered generally at National Law Schools. In order to get enrolled for Five Year integrated law degree program one has to complete his twelfth standard and has to...

How to plan and pursue law degree in US?

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Legal profession is the noblest and highly paid profession in the United States of America. Most of the top paying lawyers are from US. Law schools are the institutions in the United States of America, from where the students pursue their professional degree in law.   What is a Law degree in US called? A law degree in US is generally called JD, i.e., Juris Doctor Degree. Juris Doctor Degree offered...

Section 188 Cr.PC and jurisdiction of Courts

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It was held by the Honourable High Court of Delhi that, if an Indian citizen commits a crime in a foreign territory and was arrested in any part of Indian Territory, then more than one courts in India has got the jurisdiction to try such cases. Such an observation was made by the Delhi High Court while dealing with a case of the accused who got arrested in Delhi for making fake passport in Sydney and...

Graham v. Connor and Objective Reasonableness standard

Graham v. Connor1, was a United States Supreme Court case where the Court determined that an objective reasonableness standard should apply to a civilian’s claim that law enforcement officials used excessive force in the course of making an arrest, investigatory stop, or other “seizure” of his person. Graham v. Connor determine the legality of every use-of-force decision an officer...