Sharmila Adyanthaya

To Share or Not to Share? The Dilemma of Sharing E-Newspapers

There was an effect on the distribution of newspapers due to the lockdown. E-paper is an easy way for concerned citizens to stay abreast of the latest developments. Hence there is a rise is WhatsApp forwards of e-paper PDFs. But this...

COVID 19 In Prisons: Jails Turning Into Hotbeds for Coronavirus?

On 16th March 2020 , the SC asked the states and UT's to draft their plans to avoid spread of Covid-19 in prisons. In 2018 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data showed that estimate 1400 prisons in the country...

Analysing Legal Aspects And the Role of State Regulations In OTT Film Releases and CBFC Certificates

Desperate times are calling for desperate measures. The world is adjusting to a new normal and so is the film industry. Several mainstream Bollywood films are being released on OTT. And one must have noticed that films are being released without certification...

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SC: Under-21 Convicts Can Be Given Less Than Minimum Sentence, Resorts To Probation of Offenders Act

The Supreme Court resorted to the Probation of Offenders Act to sidestep the mandate under Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code that mentions a sentence of not less than 7 years to those convicted of armed robbery, to give a chance to two young convicts to reform their lives.
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Environment Protection Act Passed at the Instance of Foreign Powers: NHAI in Karnataka HC

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) claimed in a submission that the Environment Protection Act 1986 was passed not only for the protection of the environment by the parliament but also at the instance of foreign powers. This statement was made while referring to a UN conference and got the NHAI into great trouble in the Karnataka High Court.

Delhi High Court To Implement a Hybrid System Through Virtual and Physical Hearing

On Friday the Delhi High Court said that they have initiated steps to implement a mode wherein hearing can be done by virtual as well as physical mode. The Delhi High Court is aiming to implement the Hybrid mode. It stated that when the particular bench is conducting a virtual hearing the lawyer may opt for this mode after giving prior intimation about the same.

Mercy Plea of Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case To Be Decided in Four Weeks, TN Governor To Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of one of the convicts serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, AG Perarivalan will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December 30, 2015.

Bombay High Court Questions FIR Over Journalist Alleged of Communist Comment on WhatsApp

An FIR lodged against the editor of Marathi newspaper, Rajkumar Chhajed has been questioned by the Bombay High Court. The Maharashtra Police has accused Chhajed of creating a rift between the two communities based on a WhatsApp message.