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Virtual Courts: A Reality

Manan Daga & Siddharth Pankaj Tiwari India is going through  testing times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and almost every industry, institution and sector has been adversely affected. However, the employment of videoconferencing in court proceedings is proving to be a boon for the Indian judiciary. The Supreme Court was able to hear over 15000 cases […]

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A Compelling Need to Protect Traditional Knowledge: A Game Theory Justification

Sakshi Jain & Adithya K S Introduction Traditional Knowledge (TK) means a unified collection of knowledge that has evolved and come into existence and has been preserved over the ages by the sustained effort of indigenous, local, or native communities passed on through generations, to such an extent. This sphere of knowledge becomes an undeniable […]

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Coronavirus Policy

Circumvention of Right to Work by the Bar Council of India Rules in the Light of the COVID-19 Disaster

Abhiraam Shukla Introduction In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court reiterated that members of the Bar cannot earn their livelihood by any other means. The judgment was delivered during the suo moto proceedings in a case concerning financial difficulties being faced by lawyers, who are at a loss of work, amid the COVID-19 pandemic[1]. Time […]

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India’s Data Protection Bill, 2019: Remedy to Privacy Plight or Beginning of Authoritarian State?

Siddhant Dubey & Umang Sethi In 2017, the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Justice K. S. Puttaswamy vs Union of India declared privacy as a fundamental right and endorsed the need for a robust legal framework in India concerning data protection.  Further, in 2018, the European Union enacted the General Data Protection […]

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Constitutional Law Policy

Procedure to Employ CBI Investigation in India: A Long Due Revision

Shubham Gupta The ongoing controversy of Actor Sushanth Singh Rajput’ death has raised various questions regarding the procedure relating to registration of FIRs  and Investigations. One such issue is the recommendation of investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). In the above-mentioned scenario, there was a constant tussle between the centre and state about […]

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Can the Padmanabhaswamy verdict free Hindu temples?

Pratyush Kumar Jena &Vishal Choudhury On 13th July 2020, a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court delivered its judgement in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple case. The case was pending before the Court since the decision of the Kerala High Court on 31st January 2011, which the Apex court has now overturned. The case dealt with some […]

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Code-Share Partnership: A Saviour for the Ailing Aviation Sector?

By Amogh Pareek Introduction There has been a constant and steep rise in the number of air-travellers over the years. In 2017, a staggering 4.1 billion passengers flew across the world (passengers meaning that if a person flew thrice, it was counted as 3 passengers).[1] In order to accommodate this overwhelmingly large number of travellers, […]