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Right to Privacy is a fundamental right: SC

In a historic ruling with potentially widespread consequences, the Supreme Court of India ruled that right to privacy is an intrinsic and fundamental right under the country’s constitution. “The central theme is that privacy is an intrinsic part of life, … Continue reading

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Section 254(2A) third provisio declared unconstitutional: DHC

The Delhi High Court struck down an expression in third proviso to Section 254(2A) of Income Tax Act that stipulated Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has no power to grant extension of stay beyond 365 days even if the delay in … Continue reading

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HCs’ not to entertain matters related to Armed Forces: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the High Courts should refrain from entertaining petitions regarding matters related to Armed Forces in light of the specific provisions enumerated in the Armed Forces Tribunal Act (“Act”). The Apex Court said, “If … 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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Constitution Bench to decide on remission of life sentences of Rajiv Gandhi killers: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the matter on remission of life imprisonment of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to a Constitution Bench and continued its interim order of staying the State of Tamil Nadu … Continue reading

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SC forms Committee for guidelines on Govt advertisement policy

In an attempt to distinguish between the advertisements that are part of Government messaging and daily business and advertisements that are politically motivated, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India constituted a Committee consisting of three members to … Continue reading

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Transgenders recognized as ‘Third Gender’: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India recognized transgenders as a ‘third gender’ in an aim to give them a legal status and better protection and privileges. “Recognition of transgenders as a third gender is not a social … Continue reading

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