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Law Commission suggests changes in guardianship and custody laws in India

Children are the worst affected in proceedings of divorce and family breakdowns. Often, parents use children as pawns to strike their own bargains, without considering the emotional, social and mental upheavals that the children may face.

Child born even nine months after dissolution of marriage is legitimate: HC

Patil, a merchant navy sailor had married Seema in 1994 and a daughter was born to them in 1997, but Patil started questioning her paternity at least eight years later in 2004. That too, when his wife Meera filed a cruelty suit and an application claiming maintenance for herself and her daughter.

Asking rapists to settle matter with the victim -“illegal”

A Madras High Court ruling directing the rapist to mediate with the victim has sparked debate and outrage in the legal fraternity. Many legal experts are of the opinion that mediation is only for minor compoundable offense should not be allowed in heinous criminal offences like rape or murder. According to the legal experts the high court had no power to overwrite expressed provisions of law and that "rape survivors needs justice instead of sympathy".

F(laws) that promote tax evasions

A bitter truth is that so far no attempt has been made to stop rampant tax evasion in India. The accused are able to get away by lifting their hands to grease greedy palms. Each law of restrictive law only increases corruption and discourage dishonesty. But politician refuse to learn.

Even unwed mother could be child’s guardian: SC

The Supreme Court ruled that there was no need for the father's consent in giving guardianship of a child to an unwed mother as it held that the views of "uninvolved father" are not essential if the child is solely raised by the mother.

Re-conduct AIPMT within four weeks: SC

In a landmark judgement the Supreme Court held, “We are aware, that the abrogation of the examination would result in some inconvenience to all concerned and that same extra time would be consumed for holding a fresh examination. This, however, according to us, is the price, the stakeholders would have to suffer in order to maintain the impeccable and irrefutable sanctity and credibility of a process of examination.

App to make residential societies ‘smarter’

Now a software and an app can help both residents and their housing societies to keep track of basic functions like security, plumbing, power maintenance, tracking visitors, legal paperwork and even online voting for elections.

Don’t ill-treat elephants during festivities : SC

Elephants are an integral part of Kerala culture. Many festivals in Kerala are incomplete without the presence of richly adorned elephants lined up in a single row.

HC notice to Delhi Metro on water, toilet availability

The Delhi High Court issued notice to the central and city governments and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on a plea seeking directions to...

SC judge recuses to hear Chautala’s petition in the teachers’ recruitment scam

Chautala, his son Ajay Singh and three others are serving a 10-year jail term in the case for illegally recruiting over three thousand junior basic trained teachers in Haryana in 2000.

Calling someone from north-east India by a derogatory name can land you in jail

The MHA is in process of finalising a comprehensive bill inserting new sections of 153 C and 509 A in IPC which will be introduced in Parliament after inter-ministerial consultation.

National Green Tribunal hears NH 7 – Kanha Tiger corridor case

NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar made it clear that NHAI cannot fell trees as there is no question the NGT giving up its powers and that the interim order staying felling of trees will continue to operate till further orders.

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