24 June 2019


Search Results for Tag : Right

Judgments

State financial corporation's rights impeded by right of workers to wages in insolvency(07.08.2015)

The right of a state financial corporation under Section 29 of the State Financial Corporations Act, 1959 is subject to rights of workers of the compa.....

Tags : state financial corporation, liquidation, rights

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Aadhar card not mandatory(11.08.2015)

The Supreme Court, deciding that citizens are not required to obtain Aadhar cards, directed the government to disseminate the same widely. Save for th.....

Tags : right to privacy, aadhar, government scheme

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Concealing name itself protection for whistle-blower(06.08.2015)

In a case involving non-response to an application for information by a whistle-blower, the Central Information Commission passed orders for ceasing o.....

Tags : whistle blow, right to information, harass

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Opposing an interim injunction does not necessarily constitute submitting a first statement on the substance of the dispute(11.08.2015)

Waiver of a right by a party to enforce the arbitration agreement must be gathered from the facts and circumstances of the case. The Court noted that .....

Tags : arbitration, waive, right, first statement

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Petitioner must show impinging of right, not demand creation anew, to invoke jurisdiction under Article 226(14.07.2015)

In claim that the Petitioner's error in shading the wrong code of the test booklet should have been corrected by the invigilator, the High Court found.....

Tags : Examination, error, existing right, article 226

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Court rules in favour of ITC in ‘Gold Flake’ dispute(29.09.2015)

Noting that NTC’s use of the trademark ‘NATIONAL GOLD FLAKE’ was either insufficient or kept clandestinely low to not attract the Petitioner’s attenti.....

Tags : Cigarette, gold flake, trade mark, copyright

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Terminated venture between HP and HCL not chargeable to capital gains tax(21.12.2015)

The Delhi High Court ruled in favour of HCL Infosystems in a long running tax case arising from termination of a joint venture agreement between HCL a.....

Tags : Capital gains, joint venture, right to manufacture, section 55

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IPRS succeeds against "He Said She Said"(22.12.2015)

Bombay High Court passed an order in favour of IPRS, restraining the Defendants from using musical works without its permission. Defendant club, 'He S.....

Tags : iprs, copyright society, lapse, licence

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Gujarat government ordered to sensitize people on Right to Free Education(18.01.2016)

Gujarat High Court directed the State Government to give wide publication of the rights provided under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Ed.....

Tags : Right to education, grievance redressal, public knowledge

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High Court cannot deliberate on constitutional validity of own accord(18.03.2016)

Meghalaya High Court’s suo moto cognizance on provisions in the Meghalaya Lokayukta Act, 2014 pertaining to appointment of the Chairperson and Members.....

Tags : Suo moto, constitutional validity, human rights

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‘Ritu Kumar’ designs lose copyright battle(23.03.2016)

The Delhi High Court reiterated a ruling that “once a drawing, a sketch or a design is used for creation of dresses, then, once the dresses cross 50 n.....

Tags : Ritu kumar, designs, copyright, industrial process

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Bombay HC: Harness Whatsapp to receive child rights complaints(02.05.2016)

Hearing a PIL for women lawyers being given priority appointments as Special Public Prosecutors under the Protection of Child Rights Act, the Bombay H.....

Tags : child rights, state commission, special public prosecutor

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Children have right to promotion in minority institution up to elementary level(10.06.2016)

Applying the ‘best interest’ principle, Kerala High Court granted an elementary school student benefit of Section 16 of the Right of Children to Free .....

Tags : minority school, elementary, student, promotion, fundamental right

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Mixed residential, commercial use envisaged in Delhi rent control(11.07.2016)

Section 2(l)(iii) of the Delhi Rent Control Act 1958 is applicable in a case where tenancy premises are residential-cum-professional, or vice versa, a.....

Tags : rent control, inherited rights, residential, commercial use

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Mixed residential, commercial use envisaged in Delhi rent control(11.07.2016)

Section 2(l)(iii) of the Delhi Rent Control Act 1958 is applicable in a case where tenancy premises are residential-cum-professional, or vice versa, a.....

Tags : rent control, inherited rights, residential, commercial use

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Tribunal could only correct clerical or arithmetical errors after adjudication(08.08.2016)

In present case, Appellant claimed occupancy rights in the land by filing an application in Form 7 under Karnataka Land Reforms Rules, 1974 and invoki.....

Tags : Land, Occupancy rights, Amendment, Permissibility

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Doctrine of sovereign immunity not applicable to cases of fundamental rights violation, hence, cannot be used as a defence in public law(12.08.2016)

In present writ petition, Petitioners, migrants of State of Jammu & Kashmir State had planned to take out a peaceful protest March upto Delhi for vent.....

Tags : Fundamental rights, Violation, Compensation

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Trust has no right to discriminate entry of women into a public place of worship under guise of `managing affairs of religion'(26.08.2016)

In instant case, issue involved is relating to entry of women in sanctum sanctorum of Dargah in light of the constitutional provisions. By this PIL, f.....

Tags : Fundamental rights, Women, Entry, Haji Ali Dargah

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Power of arrest is to be used with great circumspection and not casually(01.09.2016)

Present writ Petitions filed by two entities operating on-line platforms/web portals raise important questions involving powers of Directorate General.....

Tags : Arrest, Fundamental rights, Violation

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Freedom to exercise reproductive rights includes right to make choice regarding sterilization on basis of informed consent and free from any form of coercion(14.09.2016)

Instant public interest petition raised very important issues concerning entire range of conduct and management, under auspices of State Governments, .....

Tags : Sterilization, Consent, Reproductive rights

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Parties to a private contract and users of "WhatsApp" having voluntarily opted to avail services of said application are bound by terms of service offered(23.09.2016)

Petitioners claim to be the users of “WhatsApp”, an Internet Messaging Application, provided by Respondent No.2/"WhatsApp Inc.", a company based in US.....

Tags : Privacy, Right, Information, Sharing

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When an action, if onerously done is not an offence, it cannot become an offence when, owing to advancement in technology doing thereof has been simplified(16.09.2016)

Plaintiffs, being the publishers, including of textbooks, instituted instant suit for relief of permanent injunction restraining Defendants from infri.....

Tags : Copyright, Infringement, Photocopying

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Decree for restitution of conjugal rights enforces cohabitation but it does not and cannot enforce sexual intercourse(07.10.2016)

Parties to present appeal got married on February 17, 1993 at Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) according to Hindu Rites and Ceremonies. Respondent/husband has f.....

Tags : Conjugal rights, Restitution, Divorce

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Legal right of residence in property entitled married daughter to seek tenant’s eviction from it for her need(27.09.2016)

In instant case, Appellant is aggrieved by judgment of High Court reversing concurrent findings of Courts below holding that, Appellant’s daughter is .....

Tags : Eviction, Right, Bonafide Need

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Son, whether married or unmarried, has no legal right to live on self acquired house of parents(24.11.2016)

Regular Second Appeal impugns concurrent judgment of Court below whereby civil suit filed by parents of Appellants (respondent Nos.1 & 2) against thei.....

Tags : Property, Right, Evidence

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For claiming right of residence, it is necessary that, two parties had lived in a domestic relationship in household(14.07.2017)

Appellant is 84 years old and Respondent is 62 years old. Respondent seeks to establish her status as wife/companion of Appellant who has been left hi.....

Tags : Domestic relationship. Right, Residence

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Officers of credit society facing liquidation not disabled from enforcing or performing certain rights and obligations attached to the office(16.11.2016)

Issue in facts of present case is relating to participation of members of the Managing Committees of co-operative societies (against whom proceedings .....

Tags : Election, Right, Participation

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Rights of a bona fide tenant would not be automatically terminated by forfeiture of property(17.08.2017)

In present case, vide impugned order, one Krishna Budha Gawde was detained under Section 3(1) of the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention o.....

Tags : Forfeiture, Property, Tenant, Bonafide right

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A mandamus would be issued to only to enforce a legal right(04.09.2017)

The Petitioners have filed the present petition, praying for issue an appropriate Writ, order and/or direction including an order, direction or writ i.....

Tags : Cost Model, Disclosure, Right

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Retention of accommodation for 8/6 months is automatic without any request or production of certificate by the allottees(16.10.2017)

The present petition has been filed by the Petitioner with prayers that, present Court may kindly direct or issue a writ of appropriate nature, thereb.....

Tags : Accommodation, Retention, Right

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The service of notice under Section 80 of CPC is a condition precedent for the institution of a suit against the Government or a public officer.(23.10.2017)

Present is a Plaintiffs' appeal against affirming judgment. Trial Court held that, no prior notice under Section 80 of Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (.....

Tags : Notice, Service, Right to ferry

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An under-raiyat is prohibited from transferring his interest as under-raiyat in any land though this interest is a heritable interest(08.12.2017)

Ramkrishna Datta, Dhirendra Chandra Ghosh and Lalit Mohan Ghosh, filed a suit in the trial court for declaration of their title on the suit land with .....

Tags : Sale deed, Execution, Raiyat, Rights

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Unless possession of a party is adverse to rights of real owners, plea of adverse possession should not be accepted(18.12.2017)

Appeal arises against the judgment and decree passed in Additional District Court. The Plaintiffs filed the suit for declaration, for recovery of poss.....

Tags : Title, Adverse possession, Rights

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Legitimate expectation operates in the field of public and not private law and such legitimate expectation ought to be protected though not guaranteed(02.01.2018)

The Petitioner is a chemist and supplier of various types of drugs/medicines, whereas Respondent No. 2 - All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIM.....

Tags : Lease, Renewal, Right

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A party claiming adverse possession must prove that, his possession is peaceful, open and continuous(01.02.2018)

In instant case, Defendant No. 2 is the Appellant against a confirming judgment. Plaintiff-respondent No. 3 instituted the suit for declaration of tit.....

Tags : Adverse Possession, Title, Right

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State Human Rights Commission is only a recommendatory body and has no power and jurisdiction to direct payment of compensation.(07.11.2017)

The present petition is filed by the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (Petitioner) for challenging the order passed by the Chhattisgarh Human Righ.....

Tags : Human Rights Commission, Compensation, Recommendatory Authority

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In a free fight, invocation of right of private defence by one party would be valid where it was not possible to weed out the instigator and the attacker(08.03.2018)

By means of the present revision, the revisionist has challenged the judgment and order passed by the learned Additional District and Sessions Judge, .....

Tags : Acquittal, Private defence, Right

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It is the duty of the first appellate court to scan evidence on record and pleadings and answer all issues(29.03.2018)

The case of the Plaintiff is that, he is the natural born son of Ekadasi Sahu. He was adopted by Naran Sahu. On 8th August, 1966, Naran Sahu executed .....

Tags : Deed, Execution, Right

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No person has right to enter into Benami transaction, except if, property is purchased in the name of wife or unmarried daughter(01.08.2018)

In instant case, Opposite Party filed title suit against the Petitioner in respect of disputed land for declaration that the Petitioner is Farzidar an.....

Tags : Declaration, Benami Transactions, Right

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An illiterate widow, unaware of her rights, is entitled to family pension and delay to enforce that right does not impede her claim(17.10.2018)

Present application is filed for quashing of impugned Order and for a declaration that, the undertaking/consent (for adjusting the amount of alleged r.....

Tags : Family pension, Grant, Right

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If law provides for a particular manner in which a particular thing is to be done, it should be done in that way only and none other(22.02.2019)

The present petitions is preferred for quashing the impugned orders passed by the Respondent No. 2 and restore the order dated April 10, 2017. Consequ.....

Tags : Cross examination, Right, Expert witnesses

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A decision rendered by Courts in an unsatisfactory conducting of trial of suit is not legally sustainable(28.03.2019)

The Appellant (Plaintiff) filed Civil Suit against the original Respondent (Defendant) for permanent injunction in relation to the suit property. The .....

Tags : Fair opportunity, Right to contest, Entitlement

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When a legislative intent is clear from the language of provision, Court should give effect to it(24.09.2018)

The background facts of the case are that, the Respondent filed a Civil Suit for possession by enforcement of the right of prior purchase against the .....

Tags : Prior purchase, Right, Statute, Interpretation

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Appellants cannot be deprived of absorption rights in Minority Welfare Department when their appointment is made prior to coming into force of Service Rules, 2001(06.05.2019)

Present appeals arise out of the judgment passed by the High Court by which the High Court held that, the appointment to the post of District Minority.....

Tags : Appointment, Legal right, Absorption

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Notifications & Circulars

Cabinet approves accession to WIPO Copyright Treaty, 1996 and WIPO Performance and Phonograms Treaty, 1996(04.07.2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal submitted by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, M.....

Tags : Accession, WIPO, Copyright Treaty, Approval

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Cabinet approves rightsizing the Competition Commission of India(04.04.2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for rightsizing the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from O.....

Tags : Cabinet, Approval, Commission, Rightsizing

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Statement on behalf of the Government on the Supreme Court Judgement on Right to Privacy(24.08.2017)

The nine-judge Bench Supreme Court judgement has today pronounced in the "Privacy Case" by upholding the Right to Privacy as one protected by Article .....

Tags : Statement, Government, Judgement, Right to Privacy

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Workshop On "Forest Rights Act, 2006 - its Implementation, Benefits to Tribal and other Traditional Forest Dwelling Communities(27.10.2016)

A Workshop on "Forest Rights Act, 2006 - its Implementation, benefits to tribal and other traditional forest dwelling communities and its challenges" .....

Tags : Workshop, Forest rights, Implementation

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Comptroller General reiterates exclusion of software from patent regime(19.02.2016)

The Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks showed its intention to continue disallowing the grant of patents on software. In its repor.....

Tags : Patent, software program, copyright

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SEBI mulls Brightline Tests for Acquisition of ‘Control’(14.03.2016)

The Securities and Exchange Board of India released a discussion paper .....

Tags : Brightline test, control, acquisition contractual

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Revised directions for acquisition of shares and voting rights in private banks(19.11.2015)

The Reserve Bank of India issued revised guidelines requiring prior approval for acquiring share or voting rights in private sector banks. Two amendme.....

Tags : Private bank, voting rights, acquisition, fit and proper

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News

SC Says Woman's Right over Property, Given in Lieu of Maintenance Is Absolute(24.11.2015)

Supreme Court has said that a woman's right over property, given in lieu of maintenance to be enjoyed during lifetime, cannot be taken away after deat.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Women’s Property Right

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Delhi HC Put Stay on Transfer of IPR Cases to Lower Courts(04.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has decided not to transfer out any pending intellectual property rights cases to lower courts irrespective of their pecuniary value .....

Tags : Delhi High Court , Lower Courts, intellectual property rights cases

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SC: Landholder's Right to Fair Compensation Cannot be Compromised, Being a Part of Human Rights(07.12.2015)

Supreme Court has held that a landholder’s right to be fairly compensated for his land acquired by the government cannot be compromised as right to pr.....

Tags : Supreme Court, landholder’s right , right to property

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Madras HC Upholds State Human Rights Commission’s Orders(14.12.2015)

Madras High Court has upheld order of Tamil Nadu Human Rights Commission directing a woman Sub Inspector to pay a compensation of Rs 15,000 to an empl.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Tamil Nadu Human Rights Commission

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Delhi HC Permits NHRC to Intervene in Hashimpura Massacre Case(14.12.2015)

Delhi High Court has allowed National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to intervene in appeals filed by victims of Hashimpura massacre of 1987, in which.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, National Human Rights Commission

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SC: RBI Must Disclose All Info About Banks Under RTI(17.12.2015)

Supreme Court has ruled that Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is bound in law to give information regarding private and public banks under the Right To Inf.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right To Information , Reserve Bank of India

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Gujarat HC Directs State to Appoint 2 Information Commissioners(22.12.2015)

Gujarat HC has directed State Government to appoint two more information commissioners in State Information Commission for speedy disposal of cases an.....

Tags : Gujarat HC , State Government, Right to Information

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Karnataka HC Put Stay on Admission to KG Classes Under RTE Act(23.12.2015)

Karnataka HC has restrained State from sending children to pre-school sections such as lower and upper kindergarten for admission under Right to Educa.....

Tags : Karnataka HC, Right to Education (RTE) Act, Admission to KG Classes

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‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ copied screenplay claims registered copyright holder(18.10.2015)

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, after its ‘selfie’ headache, visits the court again, this time for claims that the movie’s screenplay is copy of a story that was.....

Tags : Copyright, bajrangi bhaijaan, screenplay

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Delhi High Court Amends its RTI Rules(29.02.2016)

Delhi High Court while deciding the public interest writ petition moved by a group of law students has amended its Right to Information Rules, 2006, r.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Right to Information Rules, 2006

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Bombay HC Denies Urgent Hearing to Activist on Right to Pray(08.04.2016)

Bombay HC has denied to give urgent hearing on an application filed by an activist seeking recall of its earlier order holding that it was a woman's f.....

Tags : Bombay HC, Right to Pray

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CIC: Can't Disclose All Government Email IDs(04.01.2016)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that email IDs of all government officials cannot be provided under the Right to Information Act as it .....

Tags : Central Information Commission , email IDs , Right to Information Act

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SC Seeks Government's Views on Right to Die(18.01.2016)

Supreme Court has sought Modi Government's views to allow doctors not to prolong life by artificial means such as life support systems in case a patie.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Government, Right to Die

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Supreme Court Restricts Womens' Right to Ancestral Property(02.11.2015)

Supreme Court while restricting right of women seeking equal share in ancestral property, has held that amended provisions of Hindu Succession (Amendm.....

Tags : Supreme Court , Womens' Right to Ancestral Property

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Supreme Court : Widows Have Right on ‘Maintenance’ Property(16.11.2015)

Supreme Court has ruled that right to maintenance of a Hindu widow is not a "mere formality" but a spiritual and moral right that can be judicially e.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right on ‘Maintenance’ Property

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Madras HC Warns State Government of Judicial Intervention on Appointment of TNCPCR’s Chief(07.11.2016)

Madras High Court has observed that "process has not been followed" on appointment of Kalyani Mathivanan as chairperson of Tamil Nadu Commission for P.....

Tags : Madras High Court, Protection of Child Rights

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SC: Female Child Entitled to Enjoy Equal Rights Like Male Child(09.11.2016)

Supreme Court, while passing a slew of directions, including maintenance of an All-India Database of new borns to curb female feticide, has observed t.....

Tags : Supreme Court, female feticide, equal rights

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Delhi HC Reserves Judgment on Publisher’s Appeal in Photocopy Case(06.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has reserved its judgment on an appeal brought by a group of international publishers against an order allowing a photocopy shop in D.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, photocopy, Delhi University, international publishers, copyright

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Bombay HC: ‘Schools Are Not Commercial Venture’(06.12.2016)

Bombay High Court, while chiding a Navi Mumbai school for refusing to admit poor students in its pre-primary section under Right of Children to Free a.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Right of Children, RTE Act, Schools

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NHRC Notices Maharashtra Government over Death of 740 Tribal Students(19.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) while taking suo motu cognizance of news reports that 740 students of Residential Schools (ashramshalas) in tr.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, ashramshalas, Tribal Students

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NHRC Notices Odisha Government over Fire at SUM Hospital(20.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports, has issued a notice to Odisha Government on the fire at SU.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, SUM hospital, fire

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SC Refuses to Enter Debate on Right to Refuse Treatment(24.10.2016)

Supreme Court has refused to enter debate over a patient's right to refuse treatment during the pendency of a PIL seeking approval of a person's right.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right to Refuse Treatment

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Bombay HC Rules ‘Chief Information Commissioner May Transfer Information Commissioner under RTI Act’(25.10.2016)

Bombay High Court has held that State Chief Information Commissioner has powers under Right to Information Act (RTI) to transfer State Information Com.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Right to Information Act , Information Commissioner

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SC Notices Centre & UP Government over Exemption to Minority Schools under Right to Education Act(06.10.2016)

SC has issued notice to Centre & Uttar Pradesh Government on a plea seeking a relook by a constitution bench on whether minority institutions both aid.....

Tags : SC, Uttar Pradesh, minority institutions, Right to Education Act

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Delhi HC Refrains from Passing Interim Order in Photocopy Case(07.10.2016)

Delhi HC has refrained from passing interim order in an appeal filed against a Single-Judge verdict allowing photocopying of textbooks for educational.....

Tags : Delhi HC, interim order, photocopying, copyright

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Bombay HC: Divorcee Can’t Make Children Retain his Name(10.10.2016)

Bombay HC has said a divorcee cannot insist on his children retaining his name and surname if he has given up his custodial rights to them.

Tags : Bombay HC, Divorcee, surname, custodial rights

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NHRC Notices UP Government over Death of Asthma Patient in Ambulance(14.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to UP Government over death of an asthma patient because of an empty oxygen cylinder in ambu.....

Tags : NHRC, National Human Rights Commission

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NHRC Seeks Report from Kerala Government over Custodial Death(14.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Kerala Government over death of a man from Tamil Nadu in police custody after he was ar.....

Tags : NHRC, National Human Rights Commission, Custodial Death

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NHRC Notices TN Government over Death of Three Girls in Road Mishap(17.10.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Tamil Nadu government over reported death of three college girls in a road accident invol.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, road accident

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National Human Rights Commission Issues Notice to CBI Over Alleged Torture of Ex-Bureaucrat Bansal(30.09.2016)

National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to CBI over the alleged torture of suspended senior bureaucrat BK Bansal and his family that led to.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission, CBI, Bansal

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DIPP Clarifies Copyright Act Applies to Digital Streaming Services(08.09.2016)

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has clarified that all forms of broadcasting including digital music streaming fall under section.....

Tags : DIPP, Copyright Act

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Delhi HC Protects Singers’ Right(24.08.2016)

Delhi HC has directed a Delhi-based restaurant to stop playing music or performing songs in any manner without obtaining permission from the Indian Si.....

Tags : Delhi HC, Indian Singers’ Rights Association

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SC Expands Boundaries of Right to Self-Defence(17.06.2016)

Supreme Court, while expanding scope of the right to self-defence, has ruled that a person would be right in taking the law into his hands if he witne.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right to Self-Defence

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Madras HC Stresses Need to Codify Prisoners’ Rights(22.06.2016)

Madras HC has stressed need for legislature to codify the rights of prisoners after observing that they were also human beings and “crime does not red.....

Tags : Madras HC , Prisoners’ Rights

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Kerala HC: Puttingal Temple Fire Tragedy Should be Inquired by CBI(12.04.2016)

Kerala HC, while hearing Justice Chidambaresh's plea seeking ban on high decibel firecrackers, has observed that Puttingal temple fire tragedy should .....

Tags : Kerala HC, Puttingal temple fire tragedy , National Human Rights Commission

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NHRC Awards Compensation of Rs 50,000 over Delay in Registration of FIR(27.07.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has awarded a compensation of Rs 50,000 to a 25-year-old woman from Ghaziabad owing to a delay of three months.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission , Compensation

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Bombay High Court: State Doesn’t Seem To Value Human Rights Panel(14.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has said that State Government does not seem to care about State Human Rights Commission despite rise in instances of human rights v.....

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Supreme Court: No One Could Have Copyright Over Judgments Delivered By Apex Court(24.11.2016)

Supreme Court while ruling that no one could have copyright over judgments delivered by Apex Court, has said that it could be reproduced in its raw fo.....

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Bombay HC Dismisses Petition of Four Students Admitted Under RTE Act, 2009(30.11.2016)

Bombay High Court has rejected petition by four students, admitted in a Malad school under Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Ac.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Malad school, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education

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Rajya Sabha Passes Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014(15.12.2016)

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which aims at securing and enhancing rights and entitlements of disabled persons has been passed by Ra.....

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Lok Sabha Passes Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014(16.12.2016)

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which aims at securing and enhancing rights and entitlements of disabled persons has been passed by Lo.....

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Can’t Deny Fundamental Right Of Holding Public Meetings: Madras HC(11.10.2017)

Madras High Court has held that Fundamental Right to hold public meetings cannot be denied merely on the apprehension of a law and order situation ari.....

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Every Writer Has Fundamental Right to Speak: Supreme Court(16.10.2017)

Supreme Court has refused to ban the controversial book Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu penned by prominent dalit writer and intellectual Kancha Ilaiah,.....

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SC to Delhi HC: Finalise Amendments to Ensure Speedy Disposal of Original IPR Suits(25.10.2017)

Supreme Court has given Delhi High Court, eight weeks to finalise amendments to its Original Side Rules and Practice Directions, in order to ensure sp.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Intellectual Property Rights

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NHRC Seeks State Govt't Report on 52 Child Deaths in Jharkhand(30.08.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of a report related to death of 52 infants at Jamshedpur’s Mahatma Gandhi Memori.....

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Supreme Court: Public Authority Cannot Act Arbitrarily(31.08.2017)

Supreme Court, while cancelling the allotment of leasehold rights by Ujjain Development Authority (UDA) to a private entity, has said that a public au.....

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Supreme Court: Employees Personal Info Exempt from Disclosure Under RTI Act(04.09.2017)

Supreme Court has held that service details of employees fall within the ambit of ‘personal information’ u/s 8(1)(j) of Right to Information Act, and .....

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Appoint Manipur Human Rights Commission’s Office-Bearers Within 3 Months: Manipur High Court(19.01.2018)

Manipur High Court has directed the state to appoint the chairperson and the members of the Manipur Human Rights Commission within a period of three m.....

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Delhi High Court: Not Mandatory for Authority to Call for Info Under RTI(29.01.2018)

Delhi High Court has held that even if a public authority has the power to call for certain information, it is not mandatorily required to seek the da.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Right to Information

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SIC, Pune: Religious Trusts Do Not Fall Under the RTI Act(05.02.2018)

State Information Commission (SIC), Pune has ruled that the religious or public trusts that are receiving financial aid or grant from government agenc.....

Tags : Right to Information

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Himachal Pradesh HC: Right to Life of Animal Means Something More than Mere Existence, Survival(09.02.2018)

Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that life, in the context of animals, does not mean mere survival or existence or instrumental value for huma.....

Tags : Himachal Pradesh High Court, Right to Life

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Why Not Declare Newborn’s Right To Mother’s Milk A Fundamental Right: Madras HC(04.01.2018)

Madras High Court has posed a query before the Centre as to why it cannot bring an Act making it obligatory on the part of women to breastfeed as has .....

Tags : Madras High Court, Right To Mother’s Milk

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Adult Girl Has Unfettered Right to Live Life of Her Choice: Supreme Court(08.01.2018)

Supreme Court, while striking hard at the societal tendency to impose restrictions on girls with regard to their choice of dress, profession and life .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right to Live

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Ensure 25% Seats Are Reserved For Poor Children Under RTE Act: Gujarat HC(12.01.2018)

Gujarat High Court has directed the State to ensure that schools which are affiliated with the State board implement the 25% reservation for underpriv.....

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CIC: Judicial Proceedings & Records Can Be Accessed Through RTI(02.11.2017)

Central Information Commission has held that judicial proceedings and records thereof are public records and a person, even if he is not party to the .....

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Delhi High Court: Why Child Protection Body Posts Still Vacant?(14.11.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked Central government to explain the inordinate delay in appointment of three members in the National Commission for Protectio.....

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NHRC: Chhattisgarh Govt Guilty Of Abetting Ghastly Salwa Judum Crimes, Cover-Up Ops(14.11.2017)

National Human Rights Commission has come down heavily on the Chhattisgarh government for abetting the ghastly Salwa Judum crimes in the state and tur.....

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CIC: Indian Banks Association A Public Authority Under RTI(23.11.2017)

Central Information Commission has declared the Indian Banks Association (IBA) a public authority accountable under the Right to Information Act, 2005.....

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Arthur Road Jail, Sanjay Dutt's Former Prison, May House Vijay Mallya Too(29.11.2017)

Arthur Road Jail, Sanjay Dutt's Former Prison, May House Vijay Mallya Too

Tags : The Westminster Magistrates' Court had earlier this month rejected India’s extradition request for a UK-based alleged bookie, on the grounds that his human rights would be violated in Delhi’s notoriously overcrowded Tihar Jail.

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CIC: Delhi Soccer Association is a Public Authority Under the RTI Act(04.12.2017)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has ruled that the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) is a public authority under the Right to Information Act.

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Supreme Court Outlines 3-Tier Approach to 'Right to Privacy', Reserves Verdict(03.08.2017)

Supreme Court has outlined a three-tier, graded approach to the question whether privacy is a fundamental right by examining the issue through its int.....

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Supreme Court: It is the Duty of Every Institution to Help Disabled Persons(14.08.2017)

Supreme Court has directed Chhattisgarh Government to constitute requisite Medical Board within two days to examine a candidate suffering from Thalass.....

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Delhi High Court: 'Right to Life Includes Entitlement to Alternate Accommodation '(14.08.2017)

Delhi HC, while reiterating that right to housing is an essential part of right to life which is not merely an animal existence but entitlement to rea.....

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NHRC Notice to UP Govt Over Gorakhpur Hospital Tragedy(16.08.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), while taking suo motu cognizance of media reports over Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, has issued notice to Gover.....

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Delhi High Court Verdict on Cricket Broadcasting Rights in India Upheld by Supreme Court(23.08.2017)

Supreme Court has upheld the Delhi High Court's verdict barring Prasar Bharati from sharing with cable operators through Doordarshan channels the live.....

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Supreme Court Overrules M P Sharma & Kharak Singh(24.08.2017)

Supreme Court has overruled eight-judge bench judgment in M P Sharma case and six-judge bench judgment in Kharak Singh case -both of which had ruled t.....

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Supreme Court Announces its Verdict, Holds Privacy a Fundamental Right(24.08.2017)

Supreme Court has ruled that privacy is a fundamental right because it is intrinsic to the right to life. The 9 Judge bench also said that right to pr.....

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Delhi HC: Women Has No Right to Residence in Parents-in-law `(26.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has ruled that right to residence is available to a woman against her husband and not against the parents-in-law in a property owned .....

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Delhi HC Directs Saregama India to Deposit Rs 20 Lakh over Copyright Dispute With Zee Ent.(26.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has asked Saregama India Ltd, accused by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd of infringing its copyright, to deposit Rs 20 lakh for pla.....

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Delhi HC Bars 3 Copyright Societies From Issuing Music Licenses(29.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has restrained three copyright societies from issuing any licenses for playing music and songs of various artists in public.

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Delhi HC: Party Organizers Liable to Pay Royalty for Using Copyrighted Songs(04.01.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that any event organiser, if using copyrighted music or songs in a party, would have to inform Copyright Societies which wil.....

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Supreme Court Notices NHRC over Plea Seeking Law on Custodial Torture(10.01.2017)

Supreme Court has sent to notice National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on a plea seeking framing of an effective law to prevent torture and inhuman .....

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Supreme Court: Stray Dogs Too Have Right to Life(18.01.2017)

Supreme Court, while dismissing plea that all stray dogs should be killed in view of rising cases of dog bites over the years, has said that stray dog.....

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Kerala HC: Right to Consume Alcohol is a Not Fundamental Right(18.01.2017)

Kerala High Court has dismissed a challenge against Government’s Liquor Policy, observing that laws prohibiting alcoholic drinks will not fall foul of.....

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Bombay HC Notices State’s Police For Making Public Station Diary Under RTI Act(23.01.2017)

Bombay High Court has questioned Maharashtra Police’s act of making available details of its station diary to an accused, citing compulsions under Rig.....

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Supreme Court to Centre: Appoint NHRC Director General Within One Week(23.01.2017)

Supreme Court has directed Centre to appoint a Director General in National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) within a week.

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Japan's Supreme Court Rejects Claim For 'Right to be Forgotten' on Google(03.02.2017)

Japan’s Supreme Court has rejected a man’s attempt to argue for “right to be forgotten” in order to have references to his arrest for child prostituti.....

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Karnataka High Court Upholds ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ of a Woman(03.02.2017)

Karnataka High Court, while upholding 'Right to be Forgotten' in order to protect the dignity of a woman, has directed its Registry to make sure that .....

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Delhi HC Says No to NRI Who Wants His Name Delinked From Google Search(03.02.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that there is no reason for creation of a separate legal framework under 'right to be forgotten' to delink 'irrelevant infor.....

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Bombay HC Rejects Plea Challenging RTE Norms Prescribing Reservation For EWS(13.02.2017)

Bombay High Court has dismissed a petition challenging Right To Education Act provision that stipulates 25% of seats in schools be allotted to student.....

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Allahabad HC: Food and Food Habits Part of Right To Life(05.04.2017)

Allahabad High Court while hearing a petition filed by retail meat shop owner to renew his licence has held that food, food habits and vending thereof.....

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Madhya Pradesh HC: Right to Run Business Cannot Be Taken Away Without Due Process of Law(10.04.2017)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that fundamental right of a firm to run a business cannot be taken away without following due process of law.

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Supreme Court: Ban on Online Info On Prenatal Sex Determination Curtails 'Right to Know'(12.04.2017)

Supreme Court has observed that a general ban on all online content about prenatal sex determination will curtail fundamental right to know of a genui.....

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Supreme Court: Freedom of Expression Includes Right to be Informed And Right to Know(14.04.2017)

Supreme Court has observed that citizens have right to access internet to gain information, wisdom and knowledge and their right cannot be curtailed u.....

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Gujarat High Court Suggests Parents to Approach Govt Receiving Centres For RTE Admissions(21.04.2017)

Gujarat High Court has said that if parents find difficulty in securing admission for children in class I under Right of Children to Free and Compulso.....

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Supreme Court: Scrupulously Follow New Law on Rights of Persons with Disabilities(26.04.2017)

Supreme Court has directed all States and Union Territories to ‘scrupulously’ follow the new law prescribed under Rights of Persons with Disabilities .....

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Supreme Court Rejects Plea on Question of 'Right to Refuse Medical Treatment'(02.05.2017)

Supreme Court has refused to entertain a PIL as to whether a patient has right to reject medical treatment and pharmaceuticals but referred it to heal.....

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SC: Subsequent Parties Entitled To Seek Declaration that Land Acquisition Proceedings Have Lapsed(05.05.2017)

Supreme Court has held that subsequent purchaser, assignee, successor in interest, power of attorney, etc., are all persons who are interested in comp.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act

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Supreme Court: Include HIV+ Children in 'Disadvantaged Group' for Imparting Free Education(09.05.2017)

Supreme Court has said that so far, 11 states and one Union territory have issued notification effecting a change in Right of Children to Free and Co.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009

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MP High Court Says 'No' to Judicial Review U/A 226 If Fundamental Rights Not Infringed(12.05.2017)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that if fundamental right of aggrieved party is not infringed than it is beyond the scope of judicial review under .....

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Kerala HC: Pendency of Litigation Doesn't Affect 'Right of Alienation'(17.05.2017)

Kerala High Court has held that mere pendency of litigation does not ispo facto affect person’s right to alienate the property.

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NHRC Notices DGP, Jharkhand Over Mob Lynching of 7 on Suspicion of Being Child Kidnappers(24.05.2017)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report on mob lynching of seven persons on suspicion of being child k.....

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NHRC Seeks Report From Jharkhand on Abduction, Recruitment of Children By Maoists(24.05.2017)

National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Government of Jharkhand, calling for a report after taking suo motu cognizance of a news artic.....

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Madras High Court: RTI Cannot Be Invoked When Alternate Remedies Available(05.06.2017)

Madras High Court has held that Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 cannot be invoked at first instance, if an effective alternative remedy is availa.....

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Kerala HC: Priests/Nuns Too Have Rights of Intestate/ Testamentary Succession of Property(09.06.2017)

Kerala High Court has ruled that a person cannot be denied his/her property rights on the mere fact of being a priest or nun.

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ITAT, Delhi: Section 50C Applicable to Sale of Leasehold Rights(12.06.2017)

ITAT Delhi has held that income earned from transfer of leasehold rights is chargeable to Income Tax under section 50C of Income Tax Act which provide.....

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Madras HC Says 'No' to Restitution of Conjugal Rights To Husband Who Remarried During Suit Pendency(22.06.2017)

Madras High Court has refused to grant relief of restitution of conjugal rights to a man who had remarried during the pendency of the suit.

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Supreme Court: NHRC Reduced to 'Toothless Tiger', Must be Endowed with More Powers(17.07.2017)

Supreme Court has expressed regret over reduction of the National Human Rights Commission to a “toothless tiger”.

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Supreme Court on Right to Privacy: Apple Gets Your Personal Data, Why Not The State?(21.07.2017)

Supreme Court, while hearing a challenge to Government's massive biometric or "Aadhaar" database, has said that companies like Apple already have acce.....

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UK Supreme Court on Right to Privacy: No Expectation of Privacy in Open Court Proceedings(21.07.2017)

UK Supreme Court, while refusing to allow plea for anonymity by a man who was arrested for child sex abuse, has said while a party is entitled to invo.....

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Delhi High Court Asks Parents to Compensate Daughter for Violating Her Right to Choice(20.04.2018)

Delhi HC has recognised that threat to right of choice of a person can very well come from the person‘s own parents and has directed the parents of a .....

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U.S. Supreme Court Shields Corporations from Human-Rights Suits(25.04.2018)

U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that victims of overseas atrocities can’t use a centuries-old law to sue foreign corporations for complicity, blunting wh.....

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Human Life Worth More Than Right to Employment: Delhi High Court(25.04.2018)

Delhi High Court, while referring to a 2013 incident of fire in a shoe factory in Mangolpuri which killed three young men and a minor boy, and injured.....

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Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre Over Delay in Filling Vacancies in SHRCs(02.05.2018)

Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre and several states on a plea against the delay in filling up the vacancies in the State Human Rights Com.....

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Bombay High Court: Not Producing Undertrials Violates Their Right to Fair Trial(09.05.2018)

Bombay High Court has taken cognizance of the issue pertaining to shortage of police escort parties to produce undertrials before a court and its impa.....

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Supreme Court: Overcrowding Prisons a Violation of Human Rights(14.05.2018)

Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150% of the capacity, and asked all the Hig.....

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Kerala HC: Right to Privacy Protects Individual Not Only from State, But Also from Citizens(17.05.2018)

Kerala High Court has said that fundamental right to privacy, which takes within its fold the right to protect ones reputation as well, would merit cl.....

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Inspection of Answer Sheets by Examinee Should Be Allowed Under RTI Act: CIC(21.06.2018)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that an examinee holds the right to inspect his own answer sheets under the Right to Information Act, 20.....

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CIC: Impediment in Self Defence in Penal Proceedings is Violation of Human Rights(29.06.2018)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that it is the human right of a person accused of sexual harassment in his capacity as a citizen and acc.....

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Delhi HC Sets Aside CIC Order Declaring Every Minister A Public Authority Under RTI Act(08.12.2017)

Delhi High Court has set aside ‘as not sustainable’ the order of the Central Information Commission declaring every minister a “public authority” unde.....

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Does Intelligence Bureau Have to Provide Info on Corruption Under RTI: Delhi High Court(13.12.2017)

Delhi High Court has asked the Intelligence Bureau (IB) to state whether it fell under the ambit of the Right to Information Act in cases where inform.....

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Delhi High Court: How Can Copyright Exist in An Unpublished Biography(15.02.2018)

Delhi High Court has asked that how can copyright exist on the unpublished life story of an individual, even if he is a war hero.

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Delhi High Court: Fill Vacancies in NCPCR in 90 Days(20.02.2018)

Delhi High Court, while taking serious note of the inaction of Centre in filling up vacancies in the National Commission for Protection of Child Right.....

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Arbitration Clause Won’t Curtail Consumer Rights: Supreme Court(05.03.2018)

Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that arbitration agreements cannot curtail the jurisdiction of the consumer forum.

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Linking Aadhaar to Direct Recruitment Violates Right to Equal Opportunity: Punjab & Haryana HC(06.03.2018)

Punjab & Haryana High Court has said that linking Aadhaar Number to direct recruitment should not prima facie be a mandatory condition as it by result.....

Tags : Punjab & Haryana High Court, Right to Equal Opportunity

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Arbitration Clause Cannot Circumscribe the Jurisdiction of a Consumer Fora: Supreme Court(12.03.2018)

Supreme Court has upheld the National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) order that held that arbitration clause in the agreements cannot c.....

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Person Falsely Implicated by State in Criminal Case Deserves to be Compensated: Madhya Pradesh HC(10.07.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that if because of poor investigation and tainted prosecution, the accused suffers and it is apparent that he i.....

Tags : Madhya Pradesh High Court, Right to Life

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Supreme Court on Sabarimala: All Men and Women Have Equal Right to Worship(20.07.2018)

Supreme Court has ruled that all men and women have an equal right to worship under the Constitution of India.

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Kerala Court Passes Restraint Order in Infringement Suit Against “Karwaan” Movie(03.08.2018)

A Kerala Court has passes restraint order in a suit filed against the makers of the film “Karwaan” alleging copyright infringement.

Tags : Karwaan, Copyright

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Supreme Court Places Rights Activists Under House Arrest(30.08.2018)

Supreme Court has ordered police to put five prominent rights campaigners suspected of links to Maoist guerrillas under house arrest.

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Bombay High Court Seeks Government’s Reply on Human Rights Panel’s Request for Office Premises(19.03.2018)

Bombay High Court has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government after the state human rights commission approached the court with a rather odd re.....

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Denial of Passport Affects Fundamental Rights: Delhi High Court(17.09.2018)

Delhi High Court has held that the denial of a passport or its non-renewal affects the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

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ECHR Agrees with Austrian Court Order that Fined Woman for Defaming Prophet Muhammad(22.11.2018)

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has agreed with the order of an Austrian Court by which it has fined a woman for her statements against Prophet .....

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Delhi HC Allows Visitation Rights to Father Despite Contrary Settlement Agreement(04.12.2018)

Delhi High Court has granted visitation rights to the father of a four-year-old girl, despite the fact that the settlement agreement between the girl’.....

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RTI Not Applicable to Religious Institutions Not Funded by Government: T & AP HC(10.12.2018)

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh High Court has held that religious institutions like temples, churches, mosques, which are not financed/funded by the gov.....

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SC Pulls Up States Over No 'Human Rights Court'(15.01.2019)

Supreme Court has pulled up states for not setting up 'Human Rights Courts' yet and observed that there is no reason why the state governments should .....

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Criminal Background of a Person can't Hinder his Right as Devotee: Kerala HC(18.01.2019)

Kerala High Court has permitted a man, accused in various crimes, to have 'darsan' of Lord Ayyappa at Sabarimala, observing that his right as a devote.....

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Don't Deprive Litigants of Valuable Right to Prosecute Just for Their Lawyer's Default: SC(06.02.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that valuable right of a litigant to prosecute an appeal should not be deprived merely because of non-appearance of his law.....

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SC Asks Election Commission to be Flexible in Facilitating Voting Rights for Armed Forces(15.02.2019)

Supreme Court has asked Election Commission to be flexible in facilitating right to vote for armed forces personnel, including those of central parami.....

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SC Seeks Report on Action Taken Against Tribals Who Lost Claim to Forests(15.02.2019)

Supreme Court has ordered states to report what action they have taken against tribals and forest-dwellers whose claims to forest lands have been reje.....

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CIVIL - SC Agrees to Hear Centre's Application for Stay of Eviction of Forest Dwellers(27.02.2019)

Supreme Court has agreed to hear Centre’s plea seeking a stay on possible eviction of around 11.8 lakh tribals and traditional forest dwellers, whose .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Forest Dwellers, Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS - Bombay HC Directs Spotify to Deposit Rs. 6.5 Crore in Warner/Chappell Copyright Case(01.03.2019)

Bombay High Court has directed music streaming app Spotify to deposit Rs. 6.5 crore after a suit for infringement was filed by music publisher Warner/.....

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PROPERTY - Person can’t Claim Right to a Sibling’s Self-Acquired Property(05.03.2019)

Delhi High Court has said that a person can’t claim a right to a sibling’s self-acquired property while evicting a woman from her brother’s south Delh.....

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PROPERTY - Person can’t Claim Right to a Sibling’s Self-Acquired Property(05.03.2019)

Delhi High Court has said that a person can’t claim a right to a sibling’s self-acquired property, while evicting a woman from her brother’s south Del.....

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PROPERTY - Person can’t Claim Right to a Sibling’s Self-Acquired Property(05.03.2019)

Delhi High Court has said that a person can’t claim a right to a sibling’s self-acquired property, while evicting a woman from her brother’s south Del.....

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Supreme Court: Right to Education Act, 2009 Applicable to Minority Schools(31.05.2019)

Supreme Court has asked minority schools to admit students seeking admission under Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The C.....

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Kerala High Court: Student’s Right to Choose College of His/Her Choice is a Fundamental Right(11.06.2019)

Kerala High Court has observed that "When a student feels that he can secure better education in another college and there is no legal bar in exercise.....

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Receipt for Relinquishment of ‘Right to Sue’ Not Taxable: ITAT(05.10.2018)

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has held that consideration received for relinquishment of ‘Right to Sue’ does not attract income tax either unde.....

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Right of Education Under RTE Act is to Grant Education to Students and Not to Protect Teachers: MP HC(18.10.2018)

Madhya Pradesh High Court, while considering plea of ‘guest teachers’, has observed that right of education under the Right to Education Act is not to.....

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Acquisition of Tenancy Right Not Eligible for Capital Gain Exemption: ITAT(01.05.2019)

Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), Mumbai has held that the acquisition of the tenancy rights would not amount to purchase or construction of a new.....

Tags : ITAT, Acquisition of Tenancy Right, Capital Gain Exemption

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Bombay HC: Internet Broadcasting Not Covered U/s. 31D Copyright Act(10.05.2019)

Bombay High Court in a significant judgment held that Section 31D of the Copyright Act, 1957 covers only radio and TV broadcasting and not internet br.....

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Mere Empanelment Does Not Create Any Indefeasible Right to Appointment: SC(02.04.2019)

Supreme Court has reiterated that mere existence of vacancies or empanelment does not create any indefeasible right to appointment.

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Right to Travel Abroad an Important Basic Human Right: SC(15.04.2019)

Supreme Court has said that right to travel abroad is an important basic human right, while permitting IPS officer who is facing departmental proceedi.....

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Advocate Loses Right to Practice When He Enters into Full Time Salaried Employment: Allahabad HC(17.04.2019)

Allahabad High Court has observed that a person enrolled as an advocate ceases to be one as soon as he/she takes a full time salaried employment even .....

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Fee for RTI Application shall be Sought as per RTI Rules Only: SC(24.04.2019)

Supreme Court has held that if a person seeks information under the provisions of the Right to Information Act, then payment has to be sought under th.....

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CIC: Staff Entitled To Know About Financial Status of Company(25.04.2019)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has held that employee is entitled to know under Right To Information Act 2005 about the financial status of the .....

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CIVIL - Delhi HC Pulls Up DCPCR for Not Taking Issue of Missing Children Seriously(06.03.2019)

Delhi High Court has taken to task the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) for not taking seriously the issue of children going mi.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), Missing Children

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FAMILY - Married Daughter has Right of Succession in Lease Premises Under Goa Succession Law: SC(14.03.2019)

Supreme Court has observed that a married daughter would have a right of succession in the "lease premises", as per the provisions of Goa Succession, .....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right of Succession in Lease Premises, Married Daughter,Goa Succession, Special Notaries and Inventory Proceeding Act, 2012.

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SERVICE - Pension is Not a Concession but Right of Staff: Madras HC(29.03.2019)

Madras High Court has observed that pension is neither charity nor largesse to be claimed as a matter of concession and it is a right which is accrued.....

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Statute

Voting rights to be given to enclave dwellers(08.02.2016)

Whereas India and Bangladesh executed an enclave exchange last year, the Indian government is preparing to grant voting rights to former enclave dwell.....

Tags : Bill, land enclave, Bangladesh, voting rights

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Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016(17.02.2016)

The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Delimitation Act, 2002 and the Representation of the People Act, 1950, enabling the Election Commission t.....

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International Cases

China's new Anti-Unfair Competition laws to aid 'ease of doing business'(25.02.2016)

China’s Legislative Affairs of the State Council released Draft Amendments to the People’s Republic of China Anti-Unfair Competition Law. Promulgated .....

Tags : China, anti-unfair competition, copyright

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Supreme Court deliberates on 'colour of right'(30.07.2015)

The Supreme Court, elaborating on a "remarkably short" trial court analysis, held that the evidentional foundation establishing colour of right was su.....

Tags : canada, criminal, colour of right

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Google wins lawsuit against scanning of copyrighted works(16.10.2015)

A United States Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Google in a lawsuit concerning its book scanning activities. It determined that such digitisation o.....

Tags : Google, copyright, books, scan, fair use

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US Court of Appeal holds sequence of yoga poses not copyrightable(08.10.2015)

A Court of Appeal in the United States of America ruled that the sequence used in ‘hot yoga’ classes was a process intended to improve people's health.....

Tags : Copyright, yoga, hot, choreographic

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Copyright holders to consider fair use before initiating DMCA takedown(14.09.2015)

In case involving a takedown notification issued to an alleged infringing ‘dancing baby’ video, the United States Court of Appeal determined that Univ.....

Tags : Dmca, takedown, fair use, copyright

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Warner Music does not own rights to ‘Happy Birthday’ lyrics(22.09.2015)

A United States District Court granted Plaintiffs’ motion that the Defendants did not receive copyright to the lyrics of the well-known song ‘Happy Bi.....

Tags : copyright, song, happy birthday, lyrics

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Global power play spills into Russian court(19.04.2016)

Russia’s Constitutional Court ruled against acceding to a European Court of Human Rights denouncement against Russian law that prohibits prisoners fro.....

Tags : russia, constitution, disenfranchisement, echr, prisoner rights

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Children must be recognised as rights-holders on their own account and not just as adjuncts to other people’s rights(16.11.2016)

Instant appeal is against an order for deportation of a foreign criminal. Appellant appealed claiming that his deportation would breach his and his ch.....

Tags : Deportation, Breach, Right

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Where an issue in general interest is at stake, it is incumbent on public authorities to act in good time, in an appropriate manner and with utmost consistency(13.09.2016)

Instant case originated in an application against Russian Federation lodged with Court under Article 34 of Convention for Protection of Human Rights a.....

Tags : Eviction, Rights, Violation

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Police constables has right to bring proceedings before Employment Tribunals in order to challenge discrimination by chief officers and responsible officers(25.10.2017)

Present appeal concerns the directly effective right of police officers under EU law to have the principle of equal treatment applied to them. The que.....

Tags : Police officer, Rights, Equal Treatment

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Right of a union to engage in collective bargaining is not an incident of right of freedom of association(23.03.2017)

Applicant in instant matter, an academic and staff union (‘NTEU’), applied for urgent interim relief suspending Clause 5 of collective agreement betwe.....

Tags : Collective bargaining, Right, Participation

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Top Story

Lok Sabha passes the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016(16.12.2016)

In last lap of winter session of this year, Lok Sabha  has passed Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016, replacing the Persons with Disabiliti.....

Tags : Disabled persons, Rights, Bill

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SC Declares Right to Privacy as Fundamental Right(24.08.2017)

The Nine Judges Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in a historic and landmark Judgment has declared that, right to privacy is a fundamental right in t.....

Tags : Privacy, Fundamental right, Declaration

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Right to be forgotten rejected by Japan’s Supreme Court(03.02.2017)

The Supreme Court of Japan has rejected a man's demand that a Google web search showing up reports of his arrest for child prostitution be removed. Th.....

Tags : Privacy, Right, Personal information, Removal

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Out of the barrel and into the chamber(08.07.2016)

What started out as a petition against extra-judicial executions by the armed forces in the north-eastern states of the country roused the Supreme Cou.....

Tags : north east, fake encounter, human rights, proxy war, terrorism

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Money Laundering Law Prevails Over Bankruptcy Act, Insolvency Code Rules Delhi High Court(02.04.2019)

Delhi High Court in a recent judgment observed that, Money Laundering law prevails over Bankruptcy Act and Insolvency Code, when it comes to attachmen.....

Tags : Property, Attachment, Third party rights

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Supreme Court strikes down Section 377 of IPC as unconstitutional(06.09.2018)

In a historic verdict, Supreme Court strikes down Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) as unconstitutional. Supreme Court, while decriminalizi.....

Tags : LGBT community, Equal rights, Grant

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Delhi High Court Decriminalizes Begging(08.08.2018)

Delhi High Court strikes down the provision as 'unconstitutional' which made 'begging' an offence. Further, High Court observed that, criminalizing be.....

Tags : Begging, Offence, Fundamental right, Violation

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Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia, issues guidelines(09.03.2018)

The Supreme Court while holding that right to live with dignity is a fundamental right has allowed passive euthanasia for terminally-ill patients. The.....

Tags : Illness, Passive Euthanasia, Fundamental right

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Cabinet Gives Nod to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018(04.04.2018)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister has given its approval to the Protection of Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 for better protection and.....

Tags : Human rights, bill, Amendment

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Blast from the Past

Blame your hair fall on the helmet(29.08.1988)

Given that India has some of the most unsafe roads in the world, it is indeed ironic that the struggle to coerce road users into adopting safety devic.....

Tags : helmet, two wheeler, fundamental right

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Personal laws not disturbed by fundamental rights(24.07.1951)

What could the Bombay High Court have said that stung Finance Minister Arun Jaitley so, leading him to call it “one of the most adverse judgments”. Af.....

Tags : Personal laws, bigamy, fundamental rights, social custom

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