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JNU student’s bail plea transferred

The Supreme Court has transferred the bail plea of Jawahar Lal Nehru University Student Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to the Delhi High Court. It noted that assuming exclusive jurisdiction over the case will send a wrong impression to lower courts that they are “incapable” of

2013 riots case: Sadhvi Prachi surrenders in court

VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi has surrendered in a court here after successive warrants were issued against her for failure to appear in connection with a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case. The court recalled the bailable warrant issued against her after she furnished a bond of Rs

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Prison sentence for former Israel PM, reduced

Israel’s Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert from six years to 18 months. The PM was convicted in March 2014 and sentenced to six years imprisonment on several charges dealing with bribery. The ruling by the court overturned

Saudi Arabia publicly executes murder convict

A man convicted of murder was publicly beheaded in Saudi Arabia after he was unable to meet the monetary demand of the victim’s family which would have prevented his death. Joselito Lidasan Zapanta, from the Philippines, was convicted of robbery and murder in 2010 by

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

Humour -A Judge

A Judge was sentencing criminal defendants when he saw a vaguely familiar face. He reviewed his record and found that the man was a career criminal, except for a five-year period in which there were no convictions. So the Judge asked, puzzled, “how is it


An investment banker decides she needs in-house counsel, so she interviews a young lawyer. “Mr. Kumar,” she says. “Would you say you’re honest?” “Honest?” replies Kumar. “Let me tell you something about honesty. My father lent me Rs.5lakh  for my education, and I paid back