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The Gauhati High Court maintains Assam’s madrassa statute.

The Gauhati High Court on Friday ruled that the claim that state-funded madrassas are minority institutions that were founded and administered by minorities is unfounded and thus is not acceptable. A division court comprising Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Soumitra Saikia dismissed a writ petition brought by 13 petitioners, upholding the constitutional validity of… Continue reading The Gauhati High Court maintains Assam’s madrassa statute.

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Protection of Animals and Environment a part of Italian Constitution

Italian parliament voted to include the protection of animals and the environment in the nation’s constitution. Article 9 & 41 have been amended.  Earlier, Article 9 of Constitution protected the “natural landscape and the historical and artistic heritage of the Nation.” Now, the Article mandates to protect the environment, biodiversity, ecosystems, and animals “in the interest… Continue reading Protection of Animals and Environment a part of Italian Constitution

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Armenia’s president resigns, claiming that the constitution does not grant him enough power.

On Sunday (Jan 23), Armenian President Armen Sarkissian announced his resignation, claiming that the country's constitution did not provide him the ability to affect events. Last year, Sarkissian, who has been president since 2018, had a stalemate with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on a number of topics, including the firing of the military chief. A… Continue reading Armenia’s president resigns, claiming that the constitution does not grant him enough power.

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SUPREME COURT ON ISSUING MANDAMUS FOR RESERVATION

Recently, a Supreme Court division bench comprising Jt. M.R. Shah & Jt. B.V. Nagathana in the case, State of Punjab vs Anshika Goyal, 2022 observed that no mandamus can be issued to the State Government to provide for reservation. The Judgement quashed the ruling of Punjab & Haryana High court to provide 3% sports quota… Continue reading SUPREME COURT ON ISSUING MANDAMUS FOR RESERVATION

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Why Google is getting sued for location tracking?

Texas, Indiana, and Washington DC are suing Google for its ‘deceptive practices' in revealing location data and how it is obtained. The complaint is based on an Associated Press report from 2018. (AP). Even if a user disables the option in their device settings, Google continues to collect data. Google had to amend its location… Continue reading Why Google is getting sued for location tracking?

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KEEPING POULTRY BIRDS IN BATTERY CAGES VIOLATES THEIR RIGHT TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY

The Delhi High Court was on Friday informed that keeping poultry creatures in battery confines is negative to their inborn poise and the option to live calmly. The accommodation was made by Senior Advocates Anand Grover and Krishnan Venugopal before the Division Bench involving Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh, hearing a group… Continue reading KEEPING POULTRY BIRDS IN BATTERY CAGES VIOLATES THEIR RIGHT TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY

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When alternative remedy is available, petition under Article 226 against trial court’s order is not maintainable: Rajasthan High Court

The Rajasthan High Court, on Saturday, in the case of Tej Singh and Others v. State of Rajasthan and Others. It was held that a petition filed under Article 226 in the High Court against the order of the trial court is not maintainable when an alternative remedy is already available. The Single Judge Bench… Continue reading When alternative remedy is available, petition under Article 226 against trial court’s order is not maintainable: Rajasthan High Court

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Right to ask accused to surrender mobile phone not a Violation of Article 20(3): Kerala High Court 

Recently the Malayalam film industry suffered a shock when one of its most prominent actors was embroiled in a controversy surrounding an assault and abduction case. The matter is currently sub-judice before the Kerala High Court. In the latest updates, the accused was asked to submit his mobile phone, in a sealed cover, for another investigation of… Continue reading Right to ask accused to surrender mobile phone not a Violation of Article 20(3): Kerala High Court 

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Cannot force people to get vaccinated against their wish: Centre tells Supreme Court

The Union government told the Supreme Court on Monday that it has gone to great lengths to ensure that all people of the country get vaccinated, but that it cannot force an individual to do so against their will. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in an affidavit filed in response to a… Continue reading Cannot force people to get vaccinated against their wish: Centre tells Supreme Court

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SC to hear Maharashtra’s plea seeking recall of order on OBC seats to be notified as general ones

The Supreme Court decided Monday to hear the Maharashtra government's appeal against its December 15 ruling instructing the state poll commission to announce 27% of local body seats previously reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) as general category seats. A bench of justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheswari, and C T Ravikumar was informed by… Continue reading SC to hear Maharashtra’s plea seeking recall of order on OBC seats to be notified as general ones