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Plea For Disclosure of Income Sources By Candidates For Parliamentary And Assembly Elections: SC A plea has been filed against the Centre and Election Commission for the disclosure of sources of income by candidates for parliamentary and assembly elections. Citing instances of exponential increase in assets held by lawmakers in just five years, petitioner Association…

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USER MANUAL FOR E-FILING PROCEDURE FOR HIGH COURTS, DISTRICT COURTS IN INDIA On November 12, the eCommittee of the Supreme Court of India issued a notice regarding a User Manual for E-Filing Procedure for High Courts and District Courts in India. The Manual, authored by Dr. Karnika Seth, Cyberlaw Expert & Advocate, Supreme Court of…

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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply in Plea seeking regulation of content on Netflix, Amazon Prime & Ors The Delhi High Court has today sought Central Government’s reply in a petition seeking formulation of guidelines for regulation of content on online streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. A two-Judge Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V…

IS SOCIAL MEDIA THE RIGHT PLATFORM TO EXERCISE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION?

IS SOCIAL MEDIA THE RIGHT PLATFORM TO EXERCISE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION? When Australian great Greg Chappell-coached Indian cricket team embarrassingly exited from the 2007 Cricket World Cup, fortunately there was no social media to singe great cricketers including Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav 1 Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag. But media lost no time…

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Statue of Unity also a tribute to Indian engineering skills, says L&T The giant statue is set for inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31. The Statue of Unity, built as a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, known as Iron Man of India, would be the tallest in the world and the quickest…

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CJI Led Bench To Consider Ayodhya-Babri Masjid Land Dispute On Monday The Supreme Court will consider the Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land dispute on October 29, Monday. The appeals arising from the 2010 judgment of Allahabad High Court pertaining to division of Ayodhya-Babri Masjid land is listed before the bench of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justice S K…

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Cancellation of conditional Gift Deed is valid: Supreme Court held   A deed executed as gift deed but subject to conditions is incomplete and can be cancelled before the conditions are fulfilled, the Supreme Court has clarified in S. Sarojini Amma vs. Vellayudhan Pillai Sreekumar The decision was rendered by a Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Indira Banerjee in an…

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Centre Asks Internet Providers to Block 827 Porn Websites The Central government has directed Internet Service Providers to block 827 websites that host pornographic content. This follows an order of Uttarakhand High Court, official sources said. While the Uttarakhand High Court has asked to block 857 websites, the Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) found…

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SC To Launch “Swachh Nyayalaya” Project On Law Day (Nov 26) Clean Courts With New Washrooms & Weeding Out Of Old Files On The Cards With a view to extend the Centre’s flagship Swachh Bharat campaign to courts, the Supreme Court of India is set to launch the “Swachh Nyayalaya” project. Chief Justice of India…

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A relevant question to be asked is why RIL filed the suit in Ahmedabad, when it could be argued that the cause of action arose in NDTV’s New Delhi studio, where the programme was recorded? According to the suit, the programme, which was also broadcast on the internet, was available for access in Ahmedabad. It…