CJAR Review Petition challenging dismissal of CJAR WP seeking SIT to probe allegations in CBI FIR of bribery in a case pending before SC

Given the seminal importance of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s role in Indian democracy, it is crucial that this institution, which is the final arbiter of the Constitution and the last sentinel guarding every citizen’s fundamental rights against encroachment by the government, is protected from any attempt to compromise its integrity and independence. Therefore, when a […]

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USPTO Grants Seven New U.S. Patents to Axonics

On December 04, Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc.—a California-based privately-held medical device company developing an innovative neuromodulation platform based on miniaturized rechargeable technology and developer of the first rechargeable Sacral Neuromodulation (r-SNM™) system for the treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunction—announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted Axonics seven new U.S. […]

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CJAR Statement on the Supreme Court order dismissing the CJAR petition and imposing unprecedented costs

CAMPAIGN FOR JUDICIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND REFORMS 6/6 basement, Jangpura B, Delhi – 110014 judiciareforms@gmail.com, judicialreforms.org Patrons: Justice P.B. Sawant, Justice H Suresh, Shri Shanti Bhushan, Prof B.B. Pande, Dr. Bhasker Rao, Ms. Arundhati Roy, Shri Pradip Prabhu, Prof. Babu Mathew, Dr. Baba Adhav, Ms. Kamini Jaiswal, Shri Mihir Desai, Shri Manoj Mitta Executive Committee: Prashant […]

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Six-member task force set up to draft new direct tax law: Govt

On November 22, the government constituted a task force for redrafting the 50-year old income tax law in sync with the economic needs of the country. Arbind Modi, CBDT Member (Legislation) as the Convener and other members, including Girish Ahuja (chartered accountant), Rajiv Memani (Chairman and Regional Managing Partner of EY) and Mansi Kedia (Consultant, […]

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STARTING A SCHOOL: SOME KEY CONSIDERATIONS

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity” – Aristotle There is no doubt that in a country as diverse as India, the need for education is paramount – it needs to act as an ornament as well as a refuge. It is part of the critical social sector that needs greater […]

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Media on Trial

The reluctance of the press to indict one of its own for his mortifying tweets on Modi’s death shows its double standards and lack of courage. It calls for deep introspection ~By Bikram Vohra Columnist Suprateek Chatterjee has placed the media on trial. The general reluctance to pillory him for his outrageous tweets calling for […]

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Aadhaar Database: A Risky Revolution

The government’s move to link one billion of these numbers to bank accounts and mobiles is fraught with security risks. Studies say that digital security must be beefed up before this happens Alarm bells have been ringing in the ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY). This was ever since Union finance minister Arun Jaitley […]

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Jharkhand government takes on the church

Above: Devotees attend mass on the eve of Christmas in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Photo: UNI In a bid to stop the missionary juggernaut in tribal-dominated areas, Jharkhand became the seventh state to pass an anti-conversion law with stiff penalties and a jail term ~By Neeraj Mishra in Ranchi From all accounts, it would appear that anti-conversion […]

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Delhi HC rules on VATability of trademark licences

On 17 May, a bench of Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma, JJ. of the Delhi HC delivered a common judgement in appeals and petitions filed by McDonald’s India, GlaxoSmithKline Asia, Bikanerwala Foods, and Sagar Ratna Restaurants against revenue authorities. The judgement sheds some much-needed light on the taxation of IP licences (albeit in the twilight of the […]

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Nisha Kaur Uberoi Likely To Join Trilegal

Nisha Kaur Uberoi is likely to join Trilegal as Head of Competition Law practice. Trilegal’s partnership vote to admit Nisha to its all-equity quasi-lockstep partnership is understood to currently be taking place. If Nisha joins Trilegal partnership, she would be the first woman partner in Mumbai office and fourth in the firm. Other women partners […]

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