Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Lawyers

Incentivise legal aid, give it weightage in selecting ‘senior’ advocates: SC Justice UU Lalit

The Supreme Court justice spoke about the work of the National Legal Aid Services Authority, and how young lawyers can be encouraged take up legal aid cases

Karnataka lawyer suspended after intern accuses him of attempt to rape, intimidation

Law intern's friend filed a separate case against K.S.N. Rajesh for abduction, intimidation and threat. Two Mangaluru police personnel also suspended for dereliction of duty in the case. 

‘Time to pursue lawyers, accountants who enable this’ — Offshore tax expert on Pandora Papers

The Pandora papers is the third in a series of huge leaks of documents to the media following the Panama papers in 2016 and the Paradise papers in 2017.

SC asks states about security for judicial officers, terms threatening incidents as ‘serious’

In wake of the Dhanbad incident, the top court has taken suo motu cognizance on the issue of safeguarding courts and protecting judges.

‘Derogatory, humiliating’ — HC lawyer bodies oppose plan to elevate SC lawyers as HC judges

On 8 June, Supreme Court Bar Association claimed the CJI had agreed to elevate SC lawyers as HC judges. But high court lawyers' associations have asked the CJI to reject proposal.

Many lawyers have left Delhi, some seeking aid and queuing up for ration as Covid hits work

While 2020 lockdown had already reduced work & earnings for lawyers, with only important cases being taken up for virtual hearing, the second Covid wave has hit them harder.

AAP govt not clearing professional fees of its lawyers despite court orders, says Delhi HC

The court was hearing Pranay Ranjan's plea, who said that after filing the petition, his bills of 2019 were cleared, but not of 2018, for which the outstanding amount is Rs 3.46 lakh.

Telangana HC takes suo motu cognisance of lawyer couple’s murder, asks govt to investigate

Gattu Vaman Rao and P V Nagamani, both practicing lawyers in the High Court, were killed by two assailants when they were travelling in a car Wednesday.

Lawyer couple stabbed to death in Telangana

G Vaman Rao and his wife, both practicing lawyers in the Telangana High Court, were travelling in a car when they were attacked with knives.

Scrapping one-year LLM smart, but BCI’s common post-grad entrance is a problem

Apart from the Bar Council of India’s plans for a common entrance test for LLM applicants across India being a terrible idea, its legality is also suspect.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.