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Simran Nair is a Law student and she is inclined to express herself through writing. She looks forward to writing on Legal news and Politics as her main fields and apart from that she is keen on the process of learning and is associated with writing articles on various issues as well.

Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud told students and young lawyers at an event in Nagpur to inculcate the spirit of constitutionalism in society to get rid of deep-rooted inequalities. The CJI was speaking at the first convocation ceremony of the Maharashtra National Law University at Nagpur while addressing the graduating students. He emphasized the deep inequalities that still exist in Indian society as they did more than 70 years ago when the Constitution of India was drafted. The CJI advised during the ceremony, “The Constitution has made tremendous strides towards a more just and democratic society, but much work…

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Saiby Jose Kidangoor is currently in the Kerala Police’s eye for investigation, over allegations of a bribery scam to fleece clients under the pretext of using it to bribe several High Court Judges. Amid several controversies, Advocate Saiby Jose Kidangoor is surrounded by allegations upon him, of a bribery scam. He stepped down as the President of the Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association (KHCAA) on Wednesday. Source: indianexpress A Few days back, the Kerala High Court refused to pass orders in a plea filed by Kidangoor to quash the first information registered against him by the Kerala Police, on fleecing…

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The Bombay HC observed that “It is not just a matter of wasting the court’s time. It is the consumption of that time at the cost of other litigants.” Recently, the Bombay High Court imposed a penalty of ₹3 Lakh on three litigants for wasting the court’s time by not making a timely request to amend their petition. [Ali Mohammed Balwa v. ED and connected 2 petitions] A bench of Justices GS Patel and Neela Gokhale observed that consuming the Court’s time was both ‘unfair’ and ‘unconscionable’ to other litigants waiting patiently for their case. Image Credits: LIVE LAW The…

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The Kerala HC recently observed that “A medical professional cannot be held liable simply because things went wrong from mischance or misfortune.” [Philip Thomas and Ors v State of Kerala Ors.] The Kerala High Court recently held that a doctor cannot be held liable simply because things went wrong due to mischance or misfortune. He can only be held liable if the patient has died because of the direct result of the doctor’s actions.  Justice Kauser Edappagath observed that the death of every patient cannot be blamed on the doctor and be termed as medical negligence. IMAGE CREDITS: LIVE LAW…

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The Supreme Court on Friday was informed by the Attorney General of India, R Venkataramani, that the Central Government will very soon clarify the pending recommendations forwarded by the Supreme Court Collegium in December 2022, to promote five High Court judges to the Supreme Court.  Senior advocate R VenkataramaniSource: NDTV The AG, while replying to the queries raised by the Supreme Court, assured that by Sunday, the warrants of appointment for these judges will be issued.  A contempt petition was filed earlier by the Advocates Association Bengaluru against the Centre not adhering to the timeline for the judicial appointments. This…

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The Supreme Court today passed orders to enable the adoption of the unborn child of a 20- year-old student. She was carrying an unwanted pregnancy of 29 weeks and it culminated in a plea for abortion of the child. Supreme Court on the Student’s abortion A Bench led by the Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud passed an order, that permitted the adoption of the to-be-born child, by a couple whose names were suggested by the Solicitor General, and who are registered with the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) Source: Live Law Further, the Supreme Court also ordered the (AIIMS) All…

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The Madras High Court on Tuesday administered the Tamil Nadu government and directed them to shut down all the fake websites created by third parties in the name of ancient temples constituting the state. [P Markandan v. The Commissioner] Madras Court Benches A bench of Justices R Mahadevan and J Sathya Narayana Prasad of the Madurai Bench asked the state government’s Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) Department to crack down on all such illegal and fraudulent websites and streamline the process of offering devotees the option of performing any kind of ritual online. Image Source: The Law Trend In…

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday told a petitioner who has challenged the use of religious names or symbols used by the Political Parties, that he ought to be secular in his approach and should not selectively file PIL to take proceedings against the parties, to his case. [Syed Waseem Rizvi Vs Election Commission of India and Ors]  The Petitioner, Jitendra Tyagi, (formerly known as Syed Waseem Rizvi) was told by Justice BV Nagarathna that he must be fair when it comes to impleading parties in his petition. This remark was made by the judge, after the Indian Union Muslim League…

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To celebrate India-UK Educational ties, 75 young Indian achievers who have studied in the UK were felicitated with the awards, in an initiative by the NISAU in partnership with the British Council in India. Source: Times of India The National Indian Student and Alumni Union, UK (NISAU), recently announced the winners of its India-UK Achievers awards. The list also comprised six Indian Lawyers for their exceptional contributions to the field of Law. The awards were distributed on the occasion of 75 years of India’s independence and the educational ties between India and the United Kingdom. 75 young Indian achievers who…

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The Supreme Court of India said on Friday that “religion is important in our country only when it is relevant under the law; otherwise, for all purposes, India is a secular country.”  Case title: Md Imran and Ors v. UOI And Ors. WP (C) No. 57/2023 PIL Case title: Md Imran and Ors v. UOI And Ors. WP (C) No. 57/2023 PIL It was orally observed by a bench of Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna that “religion is important when it is important.” How? when it is relevant under the law. Otherwise, we have a secular nation, and everything…

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