The Lok Sabha witnessed a fiery No Confidence Motion yesterday, with a range of parties fielding their best speakers to sound the 2019 poll bugle. All throughout, one witnessed words and phrases like “yielding”, “not allowed as per rules”, “unparliamentary”, “expunged”, “will not go into record” etc. For the uninitiated, the phrases above form part of Parliamentary Rules vocabulary. The Lok Sabha follows the fifteenth edition of Rules of Procedure and conduct of business in Lok Sabha, while the...

The Supreme Court today gave its judgment in the case of entry of foreign law firms in India. The court hearing the appeals from decisions of Madras High Court and Bombay High Court held that foreign law firms could have a limited practice of fly in and fly out in India. However it were not the foreign law firms but also the legal process outsourcing companies in India that were waiting for the judgment with bated breath. 

In para 39 of the judgment, the Apex Court held, “Thus, we uphold...

The politics of identity is swarming us all, and even though the minorities are said to be in danger, the Lingayat community in Karnataka has re-kindled the fire within to be recognized as a separate religion from Hinduism. Identified as "caste hindus" in pre-independent India, Lingayats form about 19% of Karnataka, constituting the single largest community, and hence a valuable vote bank. Lingayats who consider saint Basavanna as the founder of their community are considered as Other Backward...

Supreme Court on 15th September 2017 delivered a judgment that may have ramifications upon the way prisons are managed in India. The judgment has dealt with the aspect of deaths in prisons and has suggested measures to make jails prisoner friendly. The sole critique of the judgment can be the fact that the slew of orders passed in the same matter before are yet to be implemented. It can only be hoped that this judgment will help move the long-pending prison reforms.

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Mr. Kovind is a lawyer by qualification and was an Advocate of Record in the Supreme Court of India, which itself puts him in a select class of lawyers. Ram Nath Kovind also has the experience of being an MP, as well was the Governor of Bihar, a position from which he resigned after his nomination for President. The Prime Minister himself has called Mr. Kovind’s legal career as illustrious, and hence we look at few of the cases of which our could be first citizen was a part.

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