Monthly Archives: May 2014

Copyright in design ceases if article produced more than 50 times: DHC

The Delhi High Court clarified that if a design can be registered under the Designs Act, but however is not registered, then the design will no doubt have a copyright under the Copyright Act till an article is produced more … Continue reading

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Artciles 15(5) and 21A of Constitution valid: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional validity of Articles 15(5) and 21-A of the Constitution in so far as it relates to private unaided educational institutions to provide compulsory education for children in the age group … Continue reading

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Water level to be raised in Periyar dam: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court allowed the raising of water level in Mullaperiyar dam and appointed a supervising committee to look into its workings and restoration. While striking down the Kerala Irrigation Water Conservation Act, the 5 judge … Continue reading

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Use of bulls as performing animals banned: SC

The Supreme Court banned using bulls as performing animals either for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races across the country and hoped Parliament would elevate the rights of animals to that of constitutional rights. “AWBI [Animal Welfare Board of India] is … Continue reading

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Sanction not required for prosecuting senior public officers: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that the legal provision which mandates sanction of competent authority for CBI to probe corruption cases against senior public officers is invalid and unconstitutional. The five-judge Bench delivered the ruling … Continue reading

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DGCA Issues New Regulations on Medical Fitness of Cabin Crew

Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued, for the first time, Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) for the medical examination of the cabin crew. The CAR prescribes the requirement of body mass index (BMI) and rules for disposal of high BMI … Continue reading

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Govt can’t impose a language as the only medium of instruction: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that a child has a constitutional right to choose the medium of instruction at the primary school stage and government cannot impose a language, including the mother tongue, as the … Continue reading

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