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Mandatory Minimum Sentences

The concept of mandatory minimum sentences is common in American and Canadian legal systems. Recently, the Canadian Apex court announced that it is to stop pronouncing mandatory minimum sentences. Mandatory minimum sentences are judgments that do not leave discretion to the court. Meaning the punishment cannot be reduced in the future. What are Mandatory Minimum ..

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Livestreaming of Constitutional Bench Proceedings

For the first time, India’s apex court livestreamed the three separate constitutional bench proceedings simultaneously in YouTube. Key facts More than 8 lakh people viewed the proceedings before the three Constitution Benches. The livestreaming was closely monitored by technical support teams of the court to ensure the smooth proceedings. The cases heard by these benches ..

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SC’s notice to Centre on Section 66A of IT Act

Supreme Court has issued a notice to Centre on use of Section 66A of IT Act which was scrapped in 2015. What is the issue? SC issued notice during the hearing of plea filed by PUCL (People’s Union for Civil Liberties). The plea pointed that even after 7 years of law being struck down, about ..

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Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) Judgement

The Supreme Court has allowed 10 years for staggered payment of AGR dues. The court also observed that contempt proceedings will begin in case of non-payment of installment. Every year by 7th February, payments have to be made. What is AGR issue? The telecom sector was liberalized under the National Telecom Policy, 1994 after which ..

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