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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in March 2007 under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, an Act of Parliament (December 2005). The Commission’s Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined […]

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Back in 2003, when iPods were still at a nascent stage, people who purchased songs from iTunes Music Store (iTMS) faced a peculiar problem. The songs could not be played on more than five computers, and could not be copied into compact discs more than seven times. Furthermore, such songs could not be played on […]

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The Criminal Law (amendment) Act, 2005 has recognized the idea of plea bargaining in the Indian Criminal Justice System. Plea bargaining simplifies the formal legal procedure as well ensures speedier disposal of cases. But the picture has been rather hazy in the minds of laymen. Who is entitled to bargain plea? What are its pre-requisites? […]

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Judiciary is often criticized for delaying the administration of justice. This criticism is in vogue. Different organs of Government and mass media including newspapers and news channels are constantly complaining about the growing number of cases pending with the judiciary at every level. By judiciary, these critics mean only the Judges and judicial officers. Undoubtedly, […]

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Every person must be aware of the some basic rights relating to arrest to ensure his/her well being while in custody. The various Rights granted to a person being arrested by various statutes in India- 1.The most basic provision relating to arrest has been incorporated in the Article 21 of the Constitution. It lays down […]

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Supreme Court of India has declared Narcoanalysis, Polygraph test and Brain Mapping unconstitutional and violative of human rights few days back. This decision is quite unfavourable to various investigation authorities as it will be a hindrance to furtherance of investigation and many alleged criminals will escape conviction with this new position. But the apex court […]

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Recently, the Bar Council of India has brought the law into picture for the law graduates to clear an entrance exam before getting into litigation after the attainment of the required degree. The idea has been well supported in the light of a reformatory step towards the litigation and practice area. The purpose behind the proposal has been to improve the quality of the litigants, and […]

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Last month both the houses of the Parliament were in a state of upheaval over a phenomenon called ‘phone tapping’. Gradually media converted it into yet another national issue, but it got muddled with the simultaneous Indian Premier League controversy and left people wondering about the intricacies of phone tapping. So here is everything you might […]

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Comments Off on Recovery of Mobile phone from Nalini: a coincidence or a planned act?

It seems that there is no end to troubles for Nalini Sriharan, who is serving life sentence for Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case. An active mobile phone was discovered in her possession on Tuesday morning in her cell in the Vellore prison. It is indeed a heavy blow for Nalini since she had been seeking premature […]

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