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Arbitration Can Be Set Aside Only If Award Is Against Public Policy Of India: SC

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A bench of Justices M R Shah and B V Nagarathna said the award can be set aside under the Arbitration Act, if it is found to be contrary to the fundamental policy of Indian Law, interest of country, justice or morality or if it is patently illegal.

SCBA Complains To CJI Ramana Over Non Consideration Of Its Members For Elevation As High Court Judges

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The SCBA president had said advocates practicing in the Supreme Court are hardly considered for appointment as high court judges by the collegiums.


Criminal Proceedings Against Accused Can't Be Quashed Merely Because Others Not Charge Sheeted: SC

A bench of Justices M R Shah and B V Nagarathna said during the trial if it is found that other accused persons are not charge-sheeted, the court may array them as accused in exercise of powers under Section 319 CrPC.

Bikram Singh Majithia Approaches High Court For Anticipatory Bail

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

A Mohali court on December 24 had dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of Majithia.


Judges appointing judges, a propagated myth: CJI Ramana

He was delivering the fifth Sri Lavu Venkatewarlu Endowment Lecture on "Indian Judiciary - Challenges of future" at Siddhartha Law College, Vijayawada.

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26 December, 2021

BJD To Nominate 40 Pc Candidates From OBC Category In Rural, Urban Polls

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In his proposal, Das said that the reservation of seats for the OBC community had been removed by the state government from the panchayat and urban polls following the Supreme Court’s direction.


25 December, 2021

Congress, BJP Bag Two Deputy Zila Pramukh Posts Each In Rajasthan Panchayat Polls

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The elections to the posts of deputy pramukh in four zila parishads and deputy pradhans in 30 panchayat samitis were held on Friday.


24 December, 2021

SC Dismisses Appeal Against HC Verdict In 38-year-old Case

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The apex court passed the order while hearing the appeal filed by the convict against the high court verdict.


22 December, 2021

Madras High Court Directs Anna University To Allow Student Continue Her Education

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As per the mandate of Regulation 5.1, students from the Higher Secondary stream ought to complete the course within 14 semesters.


19 December, 2021

Stan Swamy's Next-Of-Kin Files New Plea Against NIA Court's Observations Against Him

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There was prima facie evidence against him in the case, the court had noted. Swamy then filed an appeal in the HC, but he died before the HC could decide it.


14 December, 2021

SC Acquits Bank Official Accused In Fraudulent Withdrawal Of Rs 10 lakh, Raps CBI For 'Casual' Probe

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Sparing the accused from criminal case, the bench, however, said that it has already held that the appellant was “deemed to be guilty of gross departmental misconduct”, for which the punishment of dismissal from service has been adequately awarded.


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14 December, 2021

Right Of Karta In Joint Hindu Family To Execute Agreement To Sell Or Sale Deed Beyond Cavil: SC

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The top court said where a Karta has alienated a joint Hindu family property for value either for legal necessity or benefit of the estate it would bind the interest of all undivided members of the family even when they are minors or widows.


13 December, 2021

RS Approves Bill To Bring Clarity On Enhanced Pension Of Retired Judges

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Replying on the bill, Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju assured the House that there is no politics and everyone stands together when it comes to ensuring justice.


13 December, 2021

‘Recording Wife’s Telephonic Conversation Without Her Knowledge Is Privacy Infringement’

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Recording wife’s conversation on telephone without her knowledge amounts to infringement of privacy, the Punjab and Haryana High Court observed on Monday.


03 December, 2021

Air India Disinvestment: Union Moves HC On Employees' Welfare

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The main prayer of the petitioner was to restrain the Ministry and Air India Limited from proceeding further with the process of disinvestment without taking appropriate steps to protect the terms and conditions of service and the rights of the employees, represented by the union.


03 December, 2021

High Court Directs Meghalaya Government Not To Implement Its Entry And Exit Regulations For Outsider

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“The challenge here is to the validity of the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act, 2016 and the possible draconian manner in which it may be implemented as appropriately apprehended by the petitioners,” the order said.


30 November, 2021

Lok Sabha Introduces Bill Seeking To Clarify When Supreme Court And High Court Judges Will Get Additional Pension

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Accordingly, the additional quantum of pension to retired judges of the high courts and the Supreme Court is being sanctioned on completing the age of 80 years, 85 years, 90 years, 95 years and 100 years, as the case may be.


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30 November, 2021

Supreme Court Stays Criminal Proceedings, Notices Issued To Freeze Voting Rights In Yes Bank-Dish TV Dispute

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The top court was hearing an appeal filed by the bank against the November 25 order of Allahabad High Court refusing to quash the notices under section 102 CrpC and FIR lodged by the police.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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