Olav Albuquerque

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Secrets tumble out of Kamlesh Tahilramani’s closet

Secrets tumble out of Kamlesh Tahilramani’s closet

Her financial transactions for purchase of two flats in Chennai, her alleged links with a Tamil Nadu minister which may have led her to d...Read More

Does quality match with quantity in the top court?

Does quality match with quantity in the top court?

With two new court rooms added and the total strength of the judges raised by three to 34, the Narendra Modi government has acceded to t...Read More

Shrinking pools for selection of judges

Shrinking pools for selection of judges

When Justice Arun Mishra of the Supreme Court lambasted a judge of the Kerala High Court for not obeying the apex court’s orders and pass...Read More

Bombay High Court

Controversies galore in courts on August 28

Initially, there was confusion in the court as to whether the judge was referring to the international classic “War and Peace” by Leo Tol...Read More

India will reunite with Pakistan, predicts Katju

India will reunite with Pakistan, predicts Katju

This book, like Katju’s earlier books, will rank high on the Flesch-Kincaid readability index, which tests how readable and simple a text...Read More

New law to protect lawyers from assault

New law to protect lawyers from assault

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the first state in India to enact a law to protect lawyers from being assaulted. If doctors can unite to pr...Read More

All are equal before law, so is P Chidambaram

All are equal before law, so is P Chidambaram

All are equal before the law which is why the CBI got custody of P Chidambaram till August 26th. He broke legal protocol by addressing th...Read More

Sovereignty overrides free speech in Kashmir

Sovereignty overrides free speech in Kashmir

When freedom of speech endangers state sovereignty, what should be extinguished? If we accept that the guarantee of free speech can only ...Read More

Repeal of Article 370 will not be struck down

Repeal of Article 370 will not be struck down

Legislation overrides judge-made law because the former is an expression of the will of the people whereas the latter is not.

Different strokes for different types of judges

Different strokes for different types of judges

Standards of conduct for the higher and lower judiciary are different when some judges mix with politicians and lawyers at parties, accor...Read More

Latest amendments endanger democracy

Latest amendments endanger democracy

The latest amendment to the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), with the simultaneous dilution of the Right to Information Act, 20...Read More

 Judicial ‘lordships’ may continue despite Rajasthan court ban

Judicial ‘lordships’ may continue despite Rajasthan court ban

This obsolete practice has been used in the Supreme Court from 1950 onwards by legends like the late Nani Palkhivala even though the Inte...Read More

Government ignores own probe report and High Court strictures

Government ignores own probe report and High Court strictures

Doctors earn from illnesses while bureaucrats defend governmental chicanery. And doctors who become government bureaucrats will defend wh...Read More

Independence of judiciary: Judges not accountable for their actions!

Independence of judiciary: Judges not accountable for their actions!

Justice and impeachment are converse concepts. The state delivers justice through the judiciary but when it fails to do so because there ...Read More

Making the law, breaking it and winning in court makes geniuses

Making the law, breaking it and winning in court makes geniuses

If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. This is because good lawyers exploit legal loopholes to defend bad people in...Read More

Internet drug store concept doctor holding prescription medicine through a laptop screen

When doctors and politicians break the law

When doctors mix with politicians, the results are diabolical. Loopholes in the law are exploited by the Union government to replace the ...Read More

OATH INVITE TO ALL, MINUS PAKISTAN

OATH INVITE TO ALL, MINUS PAKISTAN

New Delhi: Heads of the government from neighbouring BIMSTEC countries – Bangla-desh, Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand – ar...Read More

Independence of judiciary includes non-accountability

Independence of judiciary includes non-accountability

The Delhi high court has recently held that birds have a fundamental right to life and liberty and cannot be kept in cages —although our ...Read More

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Indore: ‘act smart Indore, vote out Narendra Modi govt’

Indore: In the city, accorded Smart City tag by PM Modi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called upon the residents to act smart and vote his govern...Read More

Indore: Youth held for duping people in name of lottery

Indore: Youth held for duping people in name of lottery

Indore: City crime branch on Saturday arrested a person in connection with duping people in the name of lottery. The accused is associate...Read More

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