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Contents of Election Petitions

By Rudrajyoti Nath Ray, Associate Section 83(1)(c) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (“Act”) reads as: “Contents of petition – An election petition – shall be signed by the petitioner and verified in the manner laid down in … Continue reading

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Domiciles and the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

By Rudrajyoti Nath Ray, Associate A person may have no home but he cannot be without a domicile. In order to make the rule effective the law assigns a domicile of origin to every person at birth.  This prevails until … Continue reading

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Hon’ble Supreme Court: Section 8(4) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 is Unconstitutional

By Rudrajyoti Nath Ray, Associate Back in 2000, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India (“SC”), in the matter of Lily Thomas v. Union of India & Ors. (2000 6 SCC 224), had examined the criminal liability of a person who … Continue reading

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Hon’ble Supreme Court Dismisses Harish Dhanda’s Appeal over his PPSC Appointment

By Rudrajyoti N. Ray, Associate The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the recently concluded matter of State of Punjab Vs. Salil Sabhlok & Ors. (Civil Appeal No. 2685 of 2012; Civil Appeal No. 7640 of 2011; Civil Appeal No. … Continue reading

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Hon’ble Supreme Court of India Considers Public Prosecutors to be Eligible for District Judiciary Posts; Clarifies the Restrictions Under Rule 49 of the BCI Rules

By Nazish Alam, Partner A 3-judge bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India (consisting of Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.M. Lodha, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anil R. Dave and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi) while deciding the matter of Deepak Aggarwal … Continue reading

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Absolute Duty to Record First Information of Cognizable Offence

By Krushi N. Barfiwala, Senior Associate The Division Bench of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay while disposing of a Writ Petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, 1950 pointed out and abundantly clarified that the … Continue reading

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Hon’ble Supreme Court: Accident compensation should be Pragmatic and Realistic

By Anurag Gupta, Associate The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in K. Suresh v. New India Assurance Co. Ltd. and Another (Civil Appeal No.  7603 of 2012) has held that there cannot be actual compensation for anguish and mental tribulations … Continue reading

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