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Juvenile Justice in India

Juvenile Justice in India

India is home to the largest child population in the world. Children are recognized worldwide as supreme assets of the state and the longer term of the state lies within the hands of the kids. However, the crime rate by children under the age of 16 years has increased in the last few decades. The…

Denial of command posts to women officers on physiological limits regressive: SC

Denial of command posts to women officers on physiological limits regressive: SC

On February 5, the apex court while reserving the verdict on the issue had asked the women officers and the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to submit their written submissions against the March 2010 judgment of the Delhi High Court which had directed the Navy to grant permanent commission to all its women officers on short…

Delhi elections: Delhi HC issues notice on appeal by 11 persons whose nominations from Kejriwal’s constituency were rejected

Delhi elections: Delhi HC issues notice on appeal by 11 persons whose nominations from Kejriwal’s constituency were rejected

On Monday The Delhi High Court issued a notice on an appeal challenging the rejection of plea disputing the denial to file nomination papers by the Returning Officer, the order of the Single Judge dated January 28, 2020. Coram: Notices to Union of India, Delhi Government, Chief Electoral Officer, and the Returning Officer, Election Commission…

SC: No obligation on airlines to escort passengers to the boarding gate

SC: No obligation on airlines to escort passengers to the boarding gate

Coram: A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said that the appellant Airlines cannot be blamed for the non-reporting of the respondents at the boarding gate when the boarding gate was finally closed. Judgment: ‘There is no contractual obligation on the airlines to escort every passenger, after the boarding pass is issued to…

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019

Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 regulates all aspects of Road Transport Vehicles. This Amendment makes sweeping changes to existing law. The amendment comes nearly 30 years after the Indian Motor Vehicle Amendment Act, 1988. It has been introduced with features of a new set of rules and fines. India remains one of the topmost accident-prone…

SC issues notice to UP Govt on PIL challenging renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj

SC issues notice to UP Govt on PIL challenging renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government on a petition of Public Interest Litigation challenging the Yogi government’s decision to rename the city of Allahabad to its ancient name Prayagraj. Issue: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government after hearing a plea filed by a petitioner challenging the validity of Allahabad’s name…

State of Chattisgarh files suit in SC against NIA Act

State of Chattisgarh files suit in SC against NIA Act

The Chhattisgarh government is the first state government to challenge the Act. The state of Chhattisgarh has filed a suit against the Central government in the Supreme Court, challenging the constitutional validity of the National Investigation Act, 2008. CHALLENGING GROUNDS: Chhattisgarh has argued that the NIA Act is beyond “legislative competence of the Parliament” and…

Supreme court judgement on Delhi air pollution

Supreme court judgement on Delhi air pollution

M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/11/2019 Rising air pollution in Delhi National Capital Region especially due to stubble burning and vehicular pollution. FACTS: The air quality in Delhi, is the worst of any major city in the world. In Delhi, poor quality air irreversibly damages the lungs of 2.2 million…