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High court sets lakshman rekha for doctors
Delhi High Court launches online payment of court fee
Supreme Court bans people behind bars from contesting polls

Denying accused right to summon witness will derail fair trial, says Supreme Court
Anyone can record a dying declaration, Supreme Court rules
TV interview can’t be used as evidence: SC
Tapped conversation valid evidence: HC
Child witnesses shouldn't be dismissed: HC
CJI restores ‘oral mentioning’
Can transgenders be the third sex? asks SC
Supreme Court: Can't sue lawyers for wrong advice
Courts cannot round off marks even by 0.29%: Supreme Court

High court sets lakshman rekha for doctors  Times of India

Jul 28, 2013

PANAJI: Taking serious note of how doctors record confessional statements of accused during medical examination, the high court of Bombay at Goa has directed the medical fraternity not to do so, as such statements are not admissible as evidence. …

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Delhi High Court launches online payment of court fee  Indian Today

July 22, 2013

The Delhi High Court on Monday introduced online payment of court fee, the first such facility in the country which will save litigants from standing in long queues at the counter.

"A user will be able to purchase court fee to any extent and hold it in credit in his or her own account from which the user will be able to utilise the exact amount of court fee needed per transaction," a release said. …

Supreme Court bans people behind bars from contesting polls

Jul 11, 2013

NEW DELHI: A person, who is in jail or in police custody, cannot contest election to legislative bodies, the Supreme Court has held, bringing to an end an era of undertrial politicians fighting polls from behind bars. …

Denying accused right to summon witness will derail fair trial, says Supreme Court Hindu News

May 25, 2013

The trial court cannot deny an accused the right to summon witnesses he/she has cited for examination at any stage of trial, the Supreme Court has held.

“Fair trial entails the interests of the accused, the victim and of society, and therefore, includes the grant of fair and proper opportunities to the person concerned, and the same must be ensured as this is a constitutional as well as human right, said a Bench of Justices B.S. Chauhan and Ibrahim Kalifulla. …

Anyone can record a dying declaration, Supreme Court rules  TOI News

May 24, 2013

NEW DELHI: You need not be a police officer, doctor or a magistrate to record the dying declaration, a statement accusing those responsible for the death of the person making his last possible statement.

The Supreme Court has found this to be true in law, at least in cases where the person dies of burn injuries. …

TV interview can’t be used as evidence: SC  TOI News

May 4, 2013

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said the television interview of the December 16 gangrape victim's friend cannot be used as evidence in the trial proceedings.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir set aside the Delhi high court order which had allowed use of the interview CD as evidence. …

Tapped conversation valid evidence: HC

New Delhi, November 29, 2012

The Delhi High Court has said that law enforcement agencies have every right to intercept telephonic calls of a suspect in a case and use it as evidence against him in a court. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and Veena Birbal rejected a plea to declare as "unconstitutional and illegal" a rule in the Indian Telegraph Act that empowered tapping of phones of suspects in a criminal case.

The court said the evidence will be admissible even if the provisions of the rule were not completely complied with.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by Dharambir Khattar, an alleged middleman in the 2003 DDA land scam. He is facing trial in the case. …

Child witnesses shouldn't be dismissed: HC

Oct 23, 2012

NEW DELHI: The evidence of a child witness shouldn't be rejected outrightly by courts, the Delhi high court has cautioned, while awarding life sentence to a man for kidnapping and then raping a minor girl three years ago.

A bench of justices Sanjiv Khanna and S P Garg dismissed Shalimar Bagh resident Amrit Sharma alias Amit's appeal against his conviction and sentence of life imprisonment, awarded by the trial court on September 27, 2010 on basis of the testimonies of the victim and her friend. Read more.

CJI restores ‘oral mentioning’

Oct 2, 2012

On the first day after assuming charge, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir restored in the Supreme Court the concept of ‘oral mentioning’ and requests through applications for early hearing of matters.

The former CJI, S.H. Kapadia, dispensed with the procedure soon after he assumed office in May 2010, and lawyers found it difficult to get their matters expedited if, for some reason, the petitions were listed for a period a few months or days later than what was contemplated by the court. Read more.

Can transgenders be the third sex? asks SC

Oct 2, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and states what could be done to give back the historically and culturally deprived transgenders their fundamental rights and whether they could be categorized as the third sex after male and females.

A bench comprising Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra termed the deprivation of transgenders as a serious matter and issued notices to the governments after hearing brief arguments from senior advocate L Nageshwar Rao, who appeared for the petitioner, National Legal Services Authority (NALSA). Read more.

Supreme Court: Can't sue lawyers for wrong advice

Sep 22, 2012

NEW DELHI: At a time when it is the norm to seek legal opinion prior to taking a decision, the Supreme Court has come to the rescue of lawyers by ruling that they cannot be prosecuted for rendering wrong advice if there is no link between them and perpetrators of a fraud or offence.

But the court said the advocate's opinion must be bona fide as all legal practitioners owe "an unremitting loyalty to the interests of a client and it is the lawyer's responsibility to act in a manner that would best advance the interest of the client". Read more.

Courts cannot round off marks even by 0.29%: Supreme Court

Aug 25, 2012

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has ruled that the judiciary cannot round off a candidate's marks to make her eligible for admission to higher studies.

Frowning upon a 0.29% upward rounding off done by Karnataka High Court to allow a student to get admitted to a PG course, a bench of Justices AK Patnaik and Ranjana P Desai on Thursday said, "The division bench of the HC erred in holding that the single judge was right in rounding off 54.71% to 55% so as to make the student eligible for admission to PG course. Such rounding off is impermissible." Read more.

 
     
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