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Supreme Court gets CISCO WEBEX on-board for virtual hearings

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court of India resorted to the VIDYO application on mobile and desktop modalities for attending court hearings, wherein the Supreme Court issued a standard operating procedure for conducting hearings over VIDYO; additionally, the VIDYO platform was hoted on the servers of the National Data Centre of […]

Supreme Court orders NLSIU to promote student accused of alleged plagiarism

National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore blocked the promotion of a semester 6 student (Year 3), Hruday P. B. to semester 7 (Year 4) for getting an ‘F’ grade in the subject of Child Rights Law in March 2020 owing to being awarded zero marks in the ‘project’ component of the subject due […]

CCI imposes Rs. 200 crore fine on Maruti Suzuki India Limited

On November 17, 2011, an alleged dealer (hereafter referred as “informant”) of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (hereafter referred to as “Maruti”) sent an e-mail to the Competition Commission of India to inform about the sales policy of Maruti, which allegedly violates not only the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002, but also the interests of […]

Madurai Bench reunites a Transman and his lover separated by her father

A Habeas Corpus petition was filed by the petitioner M. Kavin Thamizh to produce his lover, a 23-year-old woman named Revathi from the unlawful detention and confinement at the hands of the respondent, her father Ramakrishnan in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, wherein the same was adjudicated by Justice V. Bharathidasan and […]

The Acquittal of Dr. Shashi Tharoor

At 21:00 hrs, on January 17, 2014, the Personal Secretary (Mr. Abhinav Kumar, IPS)to the then Minister of State of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor made a phone call to the then SHO of PS Sarojini Nagar, Insp. Atul Sood alleging that the wife of Dr. Tharoor had done something to herself in […]

Who Can Become An Arbitrator?

Introduction Arbitration forms an alternate dispute resolution mechanism, wherein a dispute is resolved without filing a lawsuit in a court of law with an exchange in information between the parties to the dispute, including witness accounts and pieces of evidence; consequently, the arbitrator makes a final, legally binding decision, which cannot be challenged in a […]

Supreme Court Allows Women to Appear for the NDA Examination

In the petition presented by Senior Advocate Chinmoy Pradip Sharma and Advocates Mohit Paul, Sunaina Phul and Irfan Hasieb for the petitioners and the Additional Solicitor General of India Aishwarya Bhati (ASG) for the respondent (the Union of India), Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Hrishikesh Roy held that the policy of the central government […]

Binding nature of Foreign Award on non-signatory parties of an Arbitration

On September 18, 2000, a representation agreement was entered between a company based in Hong Kong, Integrated Sales Services (through its director Mr Terry Peteete of ISS), and a company based in Nagpur, India, DMC Management Consultants Ltd. (through it managing director Mr Rattan Pathak), wherein the agreement was meant for assistance by the former to sell […]

The First Geneva Convention, 1949

Introduction In the year 1859, European businessman and founder of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) Henry Durant visited Emperor Napoleon III’s headquarters in northern Italy to ask for land rights for a particular business venture.[1] During his travel, he came across the Battle of Solferino where the armies of Imperial Austria and Franco-Sardinia Alliance […]