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SC to hear UP provident fund scam issue in open court

  On 15 July 2008 at 11:35

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to hear in open court a matter related to the question whether there should be a judicial probe or a CBI investigation into the UP multi-crore provident fund scam that allegedly involves judges, including one from ...

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SC refuses to pass direction on appointment of CAG

  On 15 July 2008 at 11:35

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking laying down of guidelines for the appointment of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. "Guidelines have to come through some legislation in accordance with the Constitution ...

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Indian-origin woman among Britain's top 10 powerful lawyers

  On 14 July 2008 at 15:43

Indian-origin lawyer and Britain's foremost human rights advocate Shami Chakrabarti figures among the top 10 most powerful lawyers in The Times' annual list of the Top 100 club.This is another feather in the cap for Chakrabarti, who is already consid ...

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Use law as a tool of social engineering: CJI

  On 13 July 2008 at 08:55

Use law as a tool of social engineering: CJI Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Saturday said law should be used as a tool of social engineering. Addressing a gathering at a Law University in Raipur, Balakrishnan said, "We live in a country w ...

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Medico-legal, ethical issues come into focus

  On 11 July 2008 at 18:53

The morbid indifference of some private hospitals in extending primary emergency treatment to accident victims has drawn flak from the doctors community in the city. The recent death of two accident victims under such circumstances have brought vario ...

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SC upset with advocate casting aspersions on Bombay HC CJ

  On 10 July 2008 at 15:42

SC upset with advocate casting aspersions on Bombay HC CJ The Supreme Court on Wednesday took strong exception to an allegation by a Mumbai-based advocate for casting aspersions on the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court for indulging in favouritism b ...

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Bar strike on till Saturday: Salathia

  On 10 July 2008 at 15:42

Bar strike on till Saturday: Salathia The Bar Association of Jammu on Wednesday decided to continue its strike against the cancellation of land transfer to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board until Saturday, Association chairman said. "We have decided to cont ...

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SC refuses to entertain PIL against Sachar Committee

  On 10 July 2008 at 15:42

New Delhi, Jul 8 The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a PIL challenging the implementation of Sachar Committee Report recommending preference to the minorities in government jobs and education.A bench comprising Chief Justices K G Balakrishna ...

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Emigration Act to be tightened shortly

  On 10 July 2008 at 15:39

Emigration Act to be tightened shortlyVayalar Ravi warns of stringent action against human smugglers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17:38 IST Government has finalised amendments to the Emigration Act ...

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Time to give 'third sex' its legal rights

  On 07 July 2008 at 15:10

Two years ago, a bearded Thomas Beatie and his wife Nancy — viewed by their neighbours as a happy couple deeply in love — explored the idea of becoming parents after a decade-long conjugal life. Thomas, a transgender, got pregnant and has just delive ...

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