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Sunanda Pushkar 'committed suicide'; Shashi Tharoor charged with 'abetment' to his her suicide

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New Delhi , May 14 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Monday filed a charge sheet in a Delhi court in connection with the death of Sunanda Pushkar. 139 more words

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Writ seeking directions for UOI to enforce norms relating to “working” of patents disposed

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed at the Delhi High Court under Article 226 of Indian Constitution as a writ of mandamus (Shamnad Basheer Vs. 181 more words

SC rejects request for probe into actress Sridevi's death

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking investigation into the death of veteran actress Sridevi, who drowned in a bathtub in a Dubai hotel in February. 118 more words

Supreme Court of India: whether reference to arbitration can be refused on the ground of allegations of fraud or it should be granted treating contract between the parties as commercial undertaking “with a sense of business efficacy”

In a recent case of Ameet Lalchand Shah vs Rishabh Enterprises decided on 3 May, 2018 (Civil Appeal no. 4690 of 2018 (arising out of SLP(C) No.16789 of 2017)), the Supreme Court of India addressed the issue of whether reference of the dispute between the parties to arbitration is to be refused on the ground of allegations of fraud in the plaint or whether the agreements between the parties ought to be taken as commercial undertaking of the parties “with a sense of business efficacy”. 1,880 more words

International Commercial Arbitration

Supreme Court of India: when the arbitration agreement specify the “venue” but does not specify the “seat”, then on what basis and by which principle, the parties have to decide the place of “seat”

In Union of India v Hardy Exploration and Production (India) INC (Civil Apperal no. 4628 of 2018 dated May 01, 2018), the Supreme Court of India addressed a question of when the arbitration agreement specify the “venue” for holding the arbitration sittings by the arbitrators but does not specify the “seat”, then on what basis and by which principle, the parties have to decide the place of “seat” which has a material bearing for determining the applicability of laws of a particular country for deciding the post award arbitration proceedings. 626 more words

International Commercial Arbitration

Delhi High Court upholds life imprisonment of the 5 accused for raping Danish woman in Delhi in 2014

The Delhi High court while dismissing the appeal filed by the five convicts who were charged with robbing and gang-rape of a danish woman at knife  observed that no grounds for interference were made out and upheld the sentence of life-imprisonment as awarded. 176 more words

Criminal Law

Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar of Delhi High Court questions the government on Centre's death penalty ordinance

The Delhi Court while hearing an old PIL which challenged the constitutional validity of the amendments made to sections 375(rape) and sec 376(punishment for rape) of the IPC raised its concerns before the Centre regarding the clearing of Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 which seeks to amend the existing laws, thereby allowing courts to award the death penalty for rape of children below the age of 12. 81 more words

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