Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Guj minister’s fake degree: HC seeks reply from EC

A public interest litigation alleging the genuineness of MBA degree of Gujarat Minister of state Shankar Chaudhari filed by a a Patan-based Congress worker. Chaudhari is minister of state for Health and Family Welfare with independent charge of Urban Housing. The Gujarat High Court has

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Immersion of idols polluting the ecosystem: HC

The Madras High Court observed that immersion of idols is polluting the ecosystem and is a threat to the marine life and birds. Justice S Vaidyanathan termed it as “an illiterate attitude towards water that should be put to an end.” Justice S Vaidyanathan made

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Scrap Quota in Higher Education: SC

The Supreme Court has asked centre and states to scrap quota in higher education. The Supreme Court said “there should really be no reservation” in super speciality courses in medicine in the general interest of the country. A batch of appeals challenging the domicile based

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Plea of the woman to remove her name allowed by HC

Plea of a woman was allowed by the Delhi High Court, who has accused TERI Director General R K Pachauri of sexual harassment, seeking removal of her name from a petition seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted to him. Justice S P Garg said

A Case on Right to Private Defense

State of  U.P.  -versus-  Ram Swarup and ors. AIR 1974 Supreme court 1570 The above titled case is a classic case on the issue of right of private defense as provided to a person under sections 99 and 100 of Indian Penal Code. The Supreme

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Trivial Issues Covered by Media

There was a time when people used to believe that there are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe… the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here. However, today it seems that the forces still

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Autorickshaw driver jailed for attack on passenger

An auto rickshaw driver has been sentenced six-month rigorous imprisonment for assaulting a passenger in 2011.Thane Chief Judicial Magistrate convicted the auto driver under section 326 of the IPC and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him, of which Rs 7500 shall be paid

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Widower gets Rs 11.5 lakh for death of wife in mishap

Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT), Thane has awarded  36-year-old widower and his two minor children a compensation of Rs 11.49 lakhs for the death of his wife in a road accident in 2010. The widower, Vikas Shreedhar Patil, informed the tribunal that on September 19,

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“Nobody has right to touch woman without consent”

Delhi Court has upheld the six month jail term of an army hospital employee for molesting a medical student in his chamber. Additional Session judge said “Nobody has a right to touch a woman’s body without her consent. In the instant case, it is evident

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John Borden Rawls

John Borden Rawls was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the second of five sons to William Lee Rawls and Anna Abell Stump.  Rawls only attended school in Baltimore for a short time before transferring to a renowned Episcopalian preparatory school in Connecticut called Kent.