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05 April 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

The last conviction of Khan in the drunk-drive-killing case was of course stayed extraordinarily quickly by the Bombay high court...

04 April 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

So, there’s been another press release by the Bar Council of India (BCI), in which chairman and senior counsel Manan Kumar Mishra shares several pearls of wisdom, criticising senior advocate Indira Jaising, which has been widely covered in the media (full release below).

02 April 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

As if the case around judge BH Loya’s death wasn’t exciting and troubling enough, the Caravan’s Nikita Saxena has spoken to more than a dozen staff at the hospital where his post-mortem was carried out, and the picture that’s getting painted continues to cast serious doubt about whether Loya died of natural causes, suggesting that a head injury was deliberately covered up by a doctor with medical connections.

31 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

On 27 March 2018 Times Now had exclusively that Congress and other opposition parties were drafting an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Mishra.

27 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

In an unprecedented development, an impeachment motion against the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, is being readied by opposition parties, including the Congress. Times Now has learned that regional parties have approached the Congress for support on the move. In fact, the impeachment draft is ready and the Congress as well as the Nationalist Congress Party led by Sharad Pawar have already signed it, Majeed Memon confirmed. Memon is a leader of the NCP and a criminal lawyer by profession.

26 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Amnesty International India executive director Aakar Patel writes in Asian Age:

26 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

“Legal system collapsing under Pending Cases: Supreme Court 55,000+, High Court 37 Lakh+, Lower Courts 2.6 Crore+. Yet, a staggering 400 High Court and 6,000 Lower Court judges not appointed, while Law Minister preoccupied peddling fake news,” tweeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the weekend, according to India Today.

23 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Bhatia has long led a campaign, the facts of which are hard to substantiate, against a former RAW chief for sexual harassment, regularly alleging the complicity of a series of judicial members and many others.

16 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

A fascinating analysis on France's anomalous position with respect to the age of consent for sex.

The Atlantic reported:

On April 24, 2017, a 28-year-old-man met an 11-year-old girl in a park in Montmagny, just north of Pa

15 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Outlook reported:The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the trial court in Gujarat not to proceed with defamation case filed by Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's son Jay Shah against news website The Wire for its report.

13 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

The Supreme Court has today, very softly in paragraph 35 out of 46 in its judgment that allowed foreign lawyers limited rights to fly-into India, opened the door to third-party litigation funding.

13 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

The Hindu reported:

The Supreme Court on March 13 indefinitely extended the deadline for linking Aadhaar with mobile phones, tatkal passports and for opening bank accounts from March 31, 2018 till the Constitution Bench led by C

09 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Firstpost reported:

Supreme Court legalises passive euthanasia: Dignity in death is a facet of Right to Live, rules five-judge bench

In a landmark ruling, Supreme Court recognised the right to die with dignity and l

07 March 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Advocate Vijay Aggarwal, lawyer to fraud-accused billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi was unclear about the facts of the case against Modi declared the Delhi high court yesterday while hearing a plea filed by Modi's firm against the Enforcement Directorate (ED), reported the Times of India.

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