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NLSIU girls top boys at convolympics gold, score: 15-3 | BCI AIBE helpline now sort-of live | Judicial standards bill under knife again | Del HC fraud divorces curb | Bombay road traffic online | HC serial killer leniency

15 NLSIU girls pluck 27 out of 30 gold medals in 2012 convocation, reports TOI [correction: There appears to be an error in these figures in the Times of India story. Please provide clarification in the comments since NLSIU campus is closed due to chickenpox, we have not been able to get independent verification. Update: Thanks to an anonymous commenter for the following: “32 gold medals total, 17 to girls, 15 to boys (13 of which were to 1 boy)”. We regret the original error.]. Three other grads who were awarded the three remaining medals were boys. Topper - Krishnaprasad KV gets awarded 13 gold medals, and is headed to Oxford LLM. Intends to teach after [TOI | The Hindu interview with topper]

Bar Council of India announces AIBE helpline phone numbers and email address. The phone numbers are claimed to work from 10:30–13:00 and 14:00–16:30. Call 011-49225022 (English) or 011-49225023 (Hindi). As of noon on Monday, no one was picking up Legally India’s calls on the English helpline, while Hindi was engaged. Please share experiences and helpful helpline responses, if any [BCI]

Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill goes back to cabinet over “controversial” clause debarring a judge from making “unwarranted comments” against the conduct of any constitutional or statutory authorities during hearings in open court. The “minor amendments” are only “cosmetic”, says law min Khursheed. [Business Standard]

Delhi HC issues a set of guidelines to curb fraudulent divorces. Guidelines include lower court judges putting signatures on photos of the estranged spouses [PTI]

Mumbai traffic: Bombay HC addresses Bombay Bar Association’s petition plea and directs Maharashtra gov’t to create websites for gov’t committees formed for addressing Bombay traffic woes in two weeks [Zee News]

Karnataka HC doesn’t find killing six women, including an elderly lady, in 10 years a ‘rarest of rare instance’ fit for awarding death sentence to a 47-year old murderous woman. The serial killer used to pick her victims from among temple devotees, by lurking close by [Zee News]

Bombay HC directs Maharashtra gov’t to establish an extra court for cases under the state’s organised crime act (MCOCA), addressing jailed undertrial’s petition. Over eight years of jail for undertrials, and 52 pending cases have piled up in the single MCOCA court in Thane where matters from four districts reach [Business Standard]

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