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Dance bars of Maharashtra received reprieve from Supreme Court

Last Thursday, January 17, 2019, Supreme Court lifted a 13-year ban on the operation of dance bars in Maharashtra. A 2016 Maharashtra State Act had imposed tough sanctions on hotel owners operating dance bars virtually preventing them from obtaining...

Arbitration Bill, 2018 faces critics backlash

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has received severe criticisms since it failed to address several key questions that arose when Arbitration & Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 was introduced “to make arbitration a more preferred mode of settlement...

SC Judgment on Rafale Deal gives Clean chit to BJP government

The Supreme Court judgment on Friday, 14 December 2018 regarding investigating allegations of government wrongdoing in the Rafale deal has been received with mix reviews. The ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claimed that the top court...

A Law Student’s Opinion on Modi Government ‘Threatening Institutional Autonomy’ of CBI and Reserve Bank: Urjit Patel’s Resignation and Governance in Doldrums

The results of the 11th December, 2018 of the legislative assembly elections are pivotal in highlighting the ‘governance conundrum’ of the incumbent Modi Government. The BJP lost majority of the seats in all the three states of Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and...

In a bitter battle inside CBI, Supreme Court Steps in to Resolve Dispute between CBI’s No. 1 and No. 2 and limit CVC’s &...

Top court of the country stepped in to examine why top officials at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were waging a war against each other. Supreme Court of India on Friday ordered Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to complete ongoing investigation...

Same Sex Relationships Are Legal In India Rules Supreme Court by decriminalizing Section 377

Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment by decriminalizing section 377 of Indian Penal Code which criminalized sexual relations between same sex. Facts Of The Case Equal rights activists...

Supreme Court Goes Digital by Launching Apps; moves on Digital India Initiative Path

Indian Judiciary did its part to promote Digital India Initiative on Tuesday by launching a number of applications related to the court process. A number of applications were launched to help litigants and lawyers in filing...

US renders Waiver to India from CAATSA, Green Signal for procurement of S-400 Defense System

Indo-Russia bilateral ties enjoy an exemplary stature from past several decades, particularly in defence deals both the countries have maintained the close relations. No doubt, Russia is the biggest defence partner of India where around 62%...

India as World’s Most Unsafe Nation for Women: Decoding Major Reasons for Ignobility

India is a great country with more than 130 crore people residing in it and at the same time the most unsafe nation for women. It is the world’s largest democracy with an independent judiciary and possesses one of...

Shimla and the Water Crisis: The Paradise Lost

“It was the best of the times, it was the worst of the times.” This famous opening line of the Charles Dickens’s classic ‘The Tale of Two Cities’ perfectly captures the dilemma of the residents of Shimla these days....
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Inordinate and Unexplained Delay in Considering Representation by Government Renders Detention Order Illegal: Madras High Court

A Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution was filed in the Madras High Court to declare the detention...
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Privy Council Clarifies Approach To Winding up in “Deadlock” Cases in the Case of Chu v. Lau

The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council clarified several aspects of the law concerning just and equitable winding-up petitions, as well as shareholder disputes...

Madras High Court Directs Hospital To Submit Necessary Medical Reports to Authorization Committee for Approval of Kidney Transplant

A Writ Petition was filed under Article 226 to issue a Writ of Mandamus to K.G. Hospital, Coimbatore by P. Sankar & V. Sobana....

Political Parties and the Affair of Symbols

Introduction A political party is a group of people with the same ideology, intention, and agenda who try to hold power through an election. The members of...

Punjab Woman Evokes Petition for Protection Fearing Honour Killing

In the case of Divya Mattu and another vs State of Punjab and others, the petitioner, Divya, fearing honour killing against her by her...