Month: June 2018

Hurry Up, SC! Only You Can Solve Delhiā€™s Administration Crisis

Source –Ā Recently, Delhiā€™s administration was in a limbo for days due to aĀ dharnaĀ staged by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet ministers over the issue of the Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijalā€™s alleged intervention in the elected AAP governmentā€™s functioning. The Delhi government, therefore, asked for a clear demarcation of powers between the L-G

Goaā€™s shuttered mines highlight India growth dilemma

Source –Ā Forty kilometres inland from the south Goa beaches beloved of European backpackers, lies the Codli iron ore mine: two yawning grey-ochre pits that were, until recently, among Indiaā€™s most lucrative mineral resources. But now the mine ā€” controlled by London-listedĀ Vedanta Resources ā€” has the feel of a site being reclaimed by nature. Birdsong

Civilianisation of military law and the challenges ahead

Source –Ā The term civilianisation denotes the incorporation of civilian values into military life. The process of civilianisation is subtle and occurs either through the exposure of military personnel to civilian legal culture or through the introduction of civilian lawyers into the military legal system. The first landmark judicial intervention in the military legal system

TMC MLA moves Supreme Court against Centreā€™s move to set up ā€˜Social Media Hubā€™

Source –Ā The Supreme Court on Monday refused to accord an urgent hearing to a TMC MLAā€™s plea seeking to stay a central government move to set up a ā€˜Social Media Communication Hubā€™ that would collect and analyse digital and social media content. A vacation bench of justices S Abdul Nazeer andĀ Indu MalhotraĀ asked advocate Nizam

‘Who authorised the dharna?’ Delhi high court asks AAP ministers

Source – NEW DELHI:Ā Delhi high courtĀ (HC) today asked who authorized theĀ sit-inĀ +Ā , or ‘dharna’, that Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government ministers including Delhi chief minister (CM)Ā Arvind KejriwalĀ have been on since June 11 at the Lieutenant Governor’s official residence. The observation by a bench of Justices A K Chawla and Navin Chawla came during the

Privacy advocates seek stronger laws

Source –Ā The Cambridge Analytica scandal and reports of alleged breach of the Aadhaar database have provoked a citizen advocacy group to launch a campaign to protect the privacy of individuals in India. A set of lawyers and policy analysts have put together a model Bill ā€” the Indian Privacy Code, 2018, ā€” with an

Delhi High Court rejects AAP MPā€™s plea against Modi ā€˜absenteeismā€™

SourceĀ  –Ā The Delhi High Court on Thursday rejectedĀ Aam Aadmi PartyĀ Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singhā€™s plea against Prime MinisterĀ Narendra Modiā€™s ā€œabsenteeismā€ from Parliament, saying the judiciary did not act as the headmaster of the legislature or legislators under the countryā€™s democratic framework. A vacation bench of Justices Sangita Dhingra Sehgal and C Hari Shankar also