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Judiciary

Four new Supreme Court judges take oath of office

On Monday, four new judges took the charge in Supreme Court after being administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi. 

September 23,2019

On Screen

The State as a cuckold

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem directed by Muayad Alayan, is an ironic take on Netanyahu’s Israel. The film’s plot concerns an extramarital affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman

September 22,2019

Judiciary

SC Collegium changes its previous proposal, recommends Justice Kureshi’s appointment as Tripura HC Chief Justice

The Collegium led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has now recommended to the government to appoint Justice AA Kureshi as the Chief Justice of Tripura High Court.

September 21,2019

Opinion

Ban on e-Cigarettes indicts tobacco industry for promoting cancer

The ban is historic because the tobacco industry has been in denial mode that tobacco causes cancer and poses a threat to public health.

September 20,2019

Judiciary

Madras HC reserves order on a petition against Justice Tahilramani's transfer to Meghalaya HC

The petition has sought to restrain the President’s office from accepting Supreme Court collegium’s recommendation to transfer Chief Justice Tahilramani to Meghalaya High Court.

September 20,2019

Fundamental Rights

SC notice to Centre on plea filed by mothers of Rohit Vemula and Payal Tadvi 

Senior advocate Indira Jaising appeared for the petitioners who submitted that UGC regulations against caste discrimination on campuses aren't being implemented in letter and spirit

September 20,2019

Women's rights

New Supreme Court guidelines must settle maintenance issue once for all

The apex court recently appointed two amicus curie to assist the court in framing guidelines on payment of maintenance to distressed women in matrimonial disputes.

September 20,2019

Fundamental Rights

Access to internet is a part of Right to Education, a fundamental right: Kerala High Court

Affirming that the right to access the internet is a fundamental right, the court struck down rules framed by a college which prohibited inmates of the girls’ hostel from using their mobile phones between 6 pm and 10 pm.

September 20,2019

Health Rights

Explained: E-cigarettes & E-hookahs have no benefits

ENDS have been propagated as a safe alternative to smoking. With large data available on its adverse effects and the potential benefits, it appears that the harmful effects outweigh the potential benefits.

September 20,2019

Opinion

Like one person one vote, one candidate one seat policy needed | Comment

By-elections as an outcome of the evacuation of a seat either in the Parliament or in either house of the state legislature, are a burden on the public exchequer. The principle of ‘one person and one vote’ and ‘one candidate and one constituency’ must be strictly adhered to.

September 19,2019

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