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Has law against dowry been diluted? Supreme Court to examine -Utkarsh Anand

-The Indian Express According to National Crime Records Bureau data, a total of 24,771 dowry deaths have been reported in the country in past three years while 3.48 lakh cases have been registered under Section 498-A. Have the higher courts whittled down the severity of the anti-dowry harassment law by diluting mandatory FIR and arrest provisions, which now compel women to settle their cases rather than fighting it out? The Supreme Court...

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Government should have a say in judges’ selection: Jurists -Abhinav Garg

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The government should be allowed to aid and advise the Supreme Court collegium in appointing judges to the higher judiciary. In a meeting called by the Bar Council of India, eminent jurists, speakers from state bar councils, all high court bar associations and the SC bar association unanimously supported broad basing of the judges appointment system. Apart from nominees of the government and the BCI, the...

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Centre to seek review of SC order on banning photos of leaders in government ads -Amit Anand Choudhary & Dhananjay Mahapatra

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it would soon join hands with West Bengal, Karnataka, Assam and Tamil Nadu to seek review of its May 13 judgment banning photos of political leaders, except President, prime minister and Chief Justice of India, in government advertisements. In an affidavit filed before the court denying any violation of the May 13 judgment, the information and broadcasting...

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A few good men and women -Ashwaq Masoodi

-Livemint.com They believe their efforts are more about social justice than philanthropy, but these young lawyer collectives are giving back to society by choosing to represent those with little or no legal recourse When Isha Khandelwal, 25, filed a discharge application for her client before the Juvenile Justice Board in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district, she told the court staff that there were a few corrections in the previously submitted plea. A member...

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Rules soon on food security aid to midday meal -Prakash Kumar

-Deccan Herald Children to get foodgrain, cooking cost as per FSA New Delhi: Schoolchildren may soon be entitled to supply of foodgrain along with cooking cost in case the midday meal is not served, with the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry finalising modalities for giving them food security allowance, mandatory under the Food Security Act. At a national level consultation held by the ministry in Meghalaya recently on preparation of rules for granting...

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