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Advocates In Jobs Unconnected To Legal Matters Have To Reappear For AIBE After Five Years, BCI Tells SC

The Bar Council of India (BCI) apprised the Supreme Court that it has resolved to make it mandatory for those who have cleared the All India Bar Exam (AIBE), but have since been involved in non-judicial/ legal work, to re-appear for the examination if they stay out of law practice for more than 5 years.

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Delhi Minister Kailash Gehlot Moves Delhi HC Challenging Prior Approval From Centre For Visits By CMs

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was recently denied permission for a visit to Singapore.

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Bombay HC Refuses Urgent Listing Of Petitions Challenging Renaming Of Aurangabad And Osmanabad Cities

A division bench of Justices Prasanna Varale and Kishore Sant said there was no urgency to hear the two Public Interest Litigations (PILs) now and posted it for hearing on August 23.

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Delhi HC To Hear Plea By Former Haryana CM OP Chautala

Justice Yogesh Khanna had earlier called for the politician’s jail record before it to decide the issue of his release during the pendency of the appeal. On May 27, a trial court had convicted Chautala and awarded a four-year jail term to him while also imposing a fine of Rs 50 lakh in the case of acquiring disproportionate assets from 1993 to 2006.

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Apex Court Says Offence Under Section 306 IPC Cannot Be Quashed On The Basis Of Settlement

Court termed the offence of abetment to suicide as a heinous offence which impacted the society.

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Delhi HC Grants Medical Bail To Unitech Founder Ramesh Chandra

The court noted that from the medical record, it was clear that Chandra’s condition was “quite serious” and his ailments “have assumed larger proportions” on account of age.

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Fast Track Court In Kerala Convicts Four In POCSO Cases

Special Judge T G Varghese convicted the four in as many cases among which one was registered at Idukki police station while the remaining three at the Rajakkad police station.

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Places Of Worship Act Not Applicable To Two Sects Of Same Religion: SC Says

The top court was hearing the plea filed by Sharad Zaveri and others, followers of Mohjit Samuday of the Tapagacch denomination of Shwetamber Murtipujak Jains, seeking enforcement of the 1991 Act and prevention of the conversion, implicit or explicit, of the places of worship.

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Sessions Court Rejects Bail Pleas Of Teesta Setalvad And Former DGP RB Sreekumar

The accused apparently aimed to “destabilize” the Gujarat government and defame the state for their ulterior motives, additional principal judge D D Thakkar said while denying them relief.

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Bombay HC Holds DNA Test As Not Conclusive Evidence In Rape Case

Justice Bharati Dangre of the high court made this observation while rejecting the bail application of a Navi Mumbai-based man, accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, his neighbour.

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