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Cases involving the death penalty: The Supreme Court has reserved its decision on guidelines for mitigating circumstances.

The Supreme Court reserved its decision on Wednesday to issue guidelines on how and when mitigating circumstances should be considered during a death penalty trial. Justices Uday Umesh Lalit, S Ravindra Bhat, and Sudhanshu Dhulia stated that they would either refer the issue to a larger Bench or frame the guidelines themselves, which could overturn

Ram Setu Subramanian Swamy’s Appeal Assigned To Bench headed by Judge Chandrachud

Dr. Subramanian Swamy, a Rajya Sabha member, asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to expedite the listing of Ram Setu’s petition for national heritage status. When the subject came up before the Justice D.Y. Chandrachud-led bench, he let Mr. Swamy know that he would talk to the other judges on the panel and decide when

One Million Cases Are Resolved in the Third National Lok Adalat, with a Recorded Settlement Amount of Rs. 90 Billion

Breaking previous records, the third National Lok Adalat of 2022, held on August 13, resolved more over 75 lakh pre-litigation cases and 25 lakh outstanding cases, surpassing the 1 crore threshold. The settlement sum was estimated to be around 90 billion Rupees. The 3rd Lok Adalat was held in every State and Union Territory with

Consensual Relationship with the accused did not work out prevents the filing of a rape case: Andhra Pradesh High Court

The Andhra Pradesh High Court’s single-judge bench of Justice Ravi Cheemalapati has reaffirmed that the absence of a consensual connection cannot be a justification for filing a FIR for the crime of rape under Section 376(2)(n) of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”). The petitioner requested a standard bail after being charged with crimes punishable by

After the Supreme Court intervened, the Patna High Court reverses its order to suspend a POCSO judge

The Supreme Court stated that dismissing the judge’s disciplinary actions would be in the best interests of all parties concerned. The Patna High Court has withdrawn its case against a district judge from Bihar who had been placed on suspension as of February of this year in response to the Supreme Court’s intervention. In the

GST On House Rent: Do All Tenants Have To Pay 18% GST?

In June, the 47th meeting of the GST Council, chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, authorised a number of amendments to the taxation system. The changes become effective on July 18, 2022. The requirement that a GST-registered renter pay Goods and Services Tax at the rate of 18% when renting a residential property was

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