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Law Ministry to set up fast track courts after data on POCSO from HCs

The data from the High Courts across the country say that more than 96% of 1,66,882 rape trials registered under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) are pending. After receiving the data, law ministry has drawn comprehensive plans to fast track disposal of pending rape cases within a year. The plan is to ..

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Mobile app for lawyers, litigants launched by Delhi HC

On September 27, 2019, the Delhi High Court launched a new mobile application. The app makes the services of the court digitally accessible to litigants and lawyers. It was inaugurated the Delhi High Court Chief Justice D N Patel. The application bestows with details of the status of the case, cause list and other access ..

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Coastal Regulation Zone

The Bombay High Court has set aside the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearance which was granted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the construction of coastal road project and ordered for a fresh environmental impact assessment (EIA) to be performed. Why was the exemption removed? As per local activists, it was believed that the ..

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Arjan Kumar Sikr appointed as an International Judge of Singapore International Commercial Court

Justice Arjan Kumar Sikr, an eminent jurist and a former judge of the Supreme Court of India (SCI), has been appointed as an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). He will assume charge as an international judge with effect from August 1 & his term will expire on January 4, 2021. . ..

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Parole: Explained

Parole is a system of conditional release of a prisoner for a set period of time subject to behaviour and requires periodic reporting to the authorities. How Parole is different from furlough? Furlough is given in case of long-term imprisonment. A prisoner is entitled to be released on furlough for 14 days in a year. ..

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