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The Principle and the Basis for the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel

The doctrine of promissory estoppel has been a subject of the considerable recent development in England as well as in India. The legal system of England, in the 19th century, was dominated by the difference between law and equity....

Continuing Scams in the Post Enactment of Companies Act 2013

The learning of company law starts with Salomon v. Salomon. Since the concept imbibes English origin, Indian history with regard to the formation of companies and governing laws always take the attention to English history and the famous South...

Laws Relating to Abortion and Freedom of Choice of Women

Abortion has always been a ghastly part of the society which is untouched and undiscussed worldwide. Since mythology, it is not acceptable and termed as a sinful act. Assertions for abortion can be heard as ‘Don’t like abortion, don’t...

The Market’s Anatomy: Consumers Kingdom on Rise

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has notified the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (“new Act”) which was passed by the Parliament on 6th August 2019 and it received presidential assent on 9th August 2019. This new...

Understanding the Laws Pertaining to Bail in India

Just because a person is accused of an offence, it is not expected to keep the person in custody for an endless period i.e. end of the Trial, when most of the cases end in acquittal. And since the accused...

Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel: Always Keep Your Promise

Lord Denning: “A man should keep his word. All the more so when the promise is not a bare promise but is made with the intention that the other party should act upon it.” The doctrine of promissory estoppel means...

The New Education Policy – a Fix or a Miss?

Education in India has long-suffered with an underlying problem of skimpiness of good, competent, and translatable education that begins from the early years in school up to limited university and college seats, and that is too challenged by unimaginable...

Territorial Jurisdiction in the Context of Enforcement of Foreign Awards

The Delhi High Court in its judgment titled Glencore International AG v. Hindustan Zinc Limited OMP (EFA)(COMM) 9 & 10 of 2019 decided on 8th June 2020, examined the question of territorial jurisdiction of a Court in the context...

Supreme Court: Mandatory Registration of an FIR

Every person whether aggrieved or not, of an offence “committed or attempted” is expected to call or approach the police at first instance and get it reported. After the offence is reported, the police will look into allegations and identify...

Supreme Court: Consensual Physical Relationship Is Not Rape

In the case of Dhruvaram Murlidhar Sonar vs The State of Maharashtra on 22 November 2018, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has clarified that consensual physical relationship cannot be termed as rape. In the landmark Judgement, Hon’ble Supreme Court of...
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An Analysis of the Supreme Court of India’s Decision in Saurav Yadav v. State of Uttar Pradesh on Reservation

Reservation is one of the debatable realities of Indian constitution. This system got its roots from the exploitations due...
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Explained: The Political Crisis in Nepal

On December 20th, K P Sharma Oli, the Prime Minister of Nepal dissolved the Lower House Parliament of the country in an unprecedented move....

“Dismissal Without Inquiry Is Justified if Employee Did Not Prove Minimum Working Period”: Supreme Court

This case concerns the dispute relating to the termination of an employee without any disciplinary inquiry. Brief facts of the case The Respondent, Smt. Sureshwati was...

Can the Relatives of the Husband Attract Prosecution in Case of Triple Talaq?

The Supreme Court of India has recently made a judgement. It lays down that the relatives of the husband cannot be kept as accused...

“Rape Victim To Be Provided Shelter Due To Media Attention Prohibited Under Section 228A of the IPC”: Supreme Court

This case concerns the petition by a rape victim for rehabilitation as she was social ostracization.  Brief facts of the case In this case, a writ...