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Daughters can only claim their ancestral property right

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New Delhi: In a Supreme Court ruling, daughters can only claim their ancestral property right if ‘father’ died after the amendment of Hindu law. The apex court has said that a daughter’s right to ancestral property does not arise if the father died before the amendment to Hindu law, which came into force in 2005. Daughter can become a co-sharer ... Read More »

Direct recruitment of District Judges

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The Supreme Court today issued notice to the High Courts of Delhi and Allahabad in a slew of petitions praying that persons in judicial service should be allowed to compete for the posts of district judges based on their experience at the Bar, without having to go through ‘promotions through the rank’. A Bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and R ... Read More »

Delhi Judicial Service Main Examination postponed

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HIGH COURT OF DELHI : NEW DELHI DELHI JUDICIAL SERVICE PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION – 2015 NOTICE Sumitra Mohanty: Dated: 04.05.2016:In continuation of this Court’s Notice dated 04.03.2016, it is hereby notified that in view of the pendency of WP (C) No. 2104/2016 titled “Manish Gupta vs. Registrar General, Delhi High Court” and WP (C) No. 3453/2016 titled “Sumit Kumar vs. High Court of Delhi ... Read More »

Rapist Marriage to victim saves prosecution

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Sumitra Mohanty: Conviction on the prosecutrix was below 16 years of age on the day of occurrence. Record reveals that the appellant has remained in custody in this case for around three years. He is not a previous convict and is not involved in any other criminal case. Material aspect is that both the appellant and the victim have married ... Read More »

Crime against women a relook


Sumitra Mohanty:Crime against women a relook:   Investigative apparatus relating  heinous crimes against women like rape, dowry death, acid attack and human trafficking, the Ministry of Home Affairs proposed to assist the States in setting up of Investigative Units on Crimes against Women (IUCAW) in 714 Police Districts with a 50:50 cost sharing basis with States/UTs. The objectives of IUCAW are ... Read More »

Appointment of Justices in Apex court

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Senior Advocate L Nageswara Rao has been recommended by the Supreme Court Collegium for appointment as judge of the Supreme Court of India, reports Deccan Chronicle. Besides Rao, the Chief Justices of three High Courts – Justice DY Chandruchudof Allahabad High Court, Justice Ashok Bhushan of Kerala High Court and Justice AM Khanwilkar of Madhya Pradesh High court have also ... Read More »

Restructuring of Tribunal Concept

The Government has set up an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) to study the possibility of convergence/merger of Tribunals to reduce the number of Tribunals. IMG shall study a report in this regard prepared by Indian Law Institute and shall look into the comments received from various Ministries/Departments to give its suggestion on this issue. The purpose and motive to review/ reshape ... Read More »

Misuse of RTI amounts to misconduct and invites disciplinary action

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Misuse of RTI amounts to misconduct and invites disciplinary action Sumitra Mohanty: Central Information Commission (CIC): While declaring an RTI applicant as misuser of social media and RTI, CIC warned him to stop misusing the law to harass his colleagues in a Delhi college. The Commission was hearing an appeal filed by an employee of Ambedkar Polytechnic, who filed RTI application seeking ... Read More »

Conference between judiciary and legislature


Conference between judiciary and legislature A Joint Conference of Chief Justices of High Courts and Chief Ministers of States is held  at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi . Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the function in the august presence of Justice Shri T.S.Thakur, Chief Justice, Supreme Court and Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Union Law and Justice Minister. This conference is ... Read More »

Appointing our Judges: Forging Independence and Accountability’

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 Appointing our Judges: Forging Independence and Accountability Appointing our Judges Cuttack :16.04.2016:Sumitra Mohanty : Appointing our Judges: Forging Independence and Accountability’, edited by Advocate and Author, Santosh Paul ,published by LexisNexis, was put to its being released by Justice Madan B Lokur at a well-attended function at Indian Law Institute, New Delhi on 11 April. Apart from Justice Lokur, other dignitaries ... Read More »

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