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On the 6th of July, the Supreme Court passed a judgement in the case of Alka Chandewar v. Shamshul Ishrar Khan [Civil Appeal No. 8720/2017]. The Civil Appeal arose against a judgement of the Bombay High Court where the High Court...
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By Kritika BhardwajFollowing from the five-judge bench’s decision yesterday, a nine-judge bench was constituted today to determine the existence of a fundamental right to privacy. Arguments were advanced on behalf of some of the petitioners today. A background to this...
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by sflc_admin    |    July 19, 2017A nine-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court (SC), comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S. Khehar and Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, J. Chelameshwar, S.A. Bobde, A. Nazeer, R.K. Agrawal, R.F. Nariman, A.M. Sapre, and...
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This week a 9 judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India is hearing arguments on whether there is a fundamental right to privacy under the Indian Constitution. In 2012, a petition was filed by Justice K. S. Puttaswamy...
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Offshore Derivative Instruments (ODI) have been a focal point for the Government in India and over the years, the regulatory boundaries of doing business in this space have been re-aligned by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), quite...
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by sflc_admin    |    July 18, 2017Today, a five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court (SC) heard the batch of 22 petitions led by Justice K.S. Puttaswamy & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(C). No. 494/2012], which challenge...
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In October 2015, a 3 judge bench of the Supreme Court of India referred challenges to the Aadhaar program to a constitution bench. The reference was mainly to determine the existence of a right to privacy as a fundamental right,...
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The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University Delhi (CCG) invites applications for various research positions across its teams on a full time basis.About the CentreThe Centre for Communication Governance is the only academic research centre dedicated to...
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The 4th NUALS Maritime Law Moot Court Competition, conducted annually by the National University of Advanced Legal Studies in the major shipping port of Kochi, is a red letter day in Indian maritime mooting circles. The fourth edition of this moot...
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“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth,” said Diogenes, the ancient Greek philosopher.Herein lies the crux of why education remains vital for any government across the world, often as a charitable and social responsibility.This piece intends...
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By William James HargreavesThe Network Enforcement ActThe Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG), a law passed on the 30th of June by the German Government operates to fine social media companies up to 50 million Euros – approximately 360 crore rupees –...
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Say No To Software Patents
by sflc_admin    |    July 6, 2017The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks has published the modified Guidelines for Examination of Computer Related Inventions (CRIs) by office order dated 30-6-2017. The revised guidelines have done away with the...
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Introduction In May 2017, a movie titled ‘Angry Indian Goddesses’ was released on Netflix India. A censored version of the film, originally intended for theatrical release was made available. Critics brought attention to the self-censorship Netflix was resorting to, in...
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India’s urban population has grown by 32% from 2001 to 2011 as compared to 18% growth in total population of the country.[1]  As per Census 2011, 31% of the country’s population (377 million people) live in cities, and contribute to...
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by sflc_admin    |    June 28, 2017The Supreme Court on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, heard the petition against notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for social welfare schemes [Shantha Sinha & Anr. v. Union of India (W.P. (C) 342/2017)] for the...
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