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DNA Fingerprinting And Indian Evidence Act

Recently the Indian Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2003 has been proposed on the recommendation of the 185th Law Commission Report. The bill provides for DNA tests in paternity disputes. DNA Fingerprinting is one of the latest forms of forensic evidence, which uses substance from which chromosomes

Amazing Historical Premonitions

Luck goes by varied names viz. premonition, synchronicity, intuition, hunches, sixth sense – whatever we call it, it is a creative channel through which warnings or information in some inexplicable manner flow into our lives. A premonition is an impressionable forewarning of a future event.

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India’s Maritime History

Indian Teakwood ship stitched with coir yarn. Indians have been competent mariners for over 5 thousand years. They first sailed in primitive rafts, then on Katamarans made with logs or planks bound together with coir yarn. Such rafts are still in use along our coast.

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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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.

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Defamation

The essence of the offence of defamation is consisted in its tendency to cause distress and damage to a person who knows himself to be the object of the unfavorable sentiments of his fellows, and those inconveniences to which a person who is the object

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Origin Of ‘Bar’

The word “Bar,” in relation to the legal profession, is nowhere defined by law. In common parlance, it refers to the members of legal profession who are collectively called the “Bar,” as distinguished from the “Bench,” which term denotes the whole body of Judges. In

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Karl Renner

Karl Renner was born on 14 December 1870, at Unter-Tannowitz in Bohemia. He was of peasant stock, but studied law at the University of Vienna. Renner was elected a deputy to the parliament in 1907.  Following the November revolution that ousted the Habsburg monarchy, Renner

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Moot Court- Significance in the Legal Education

“A man has but one youth, and considering the consequences of employing that well, he has reason to think himself very rich, for that gone, all the wealth in the world will not purchase another.”-Sir. R. North, The term ‘moot’, according to Oxford and Chambers