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Sonakshi Awasthi

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Sonakshi Awasthi is a Sub-editor at Indian Express Delhi. Ex-lawyer, she now writes on women-related and legal issues. Follow her on Twitter.com/SonakshiAwasti

Cricket betting or sports betting should be included as a game of skill, says AIGF in white paper
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

In an exclusive interaction with indianexpress.com, AIGF CEO Roland Landers talks about legalising cricket, and sports, betting in India and their white paper.

Justice CS Karnan imprisoned for six months & Arundhati Roy’s stay on contempt: Top Judgments of the Week
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country during the week. Read upon the relevant judgments and orders trending, followed by legal news every Saturday.

Transgender community in India: How the courts intervened to uphold their rights
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

"Merely because the petitioner belongs to the third gender, he or she cannot be made to run from pillar to post on the ground that there are no rules available permitting such changes."

CBFC to review ‘Ka Bodyscapes’, 50 lakh compensation to students denied NEET counselling: Top judgments of the week
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

This week's trending news- CBFC shall review 'Ka Bodyscapes' and NEET candidates receive 50 lakh compensation. Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country in one week. Read upon the relevant judgments and orders followed by legal news every Saturday.

This is why Delhi will have 43 McDonald’s outlets less from tomorrow
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

McDonald’s thereafter revoked the JVA stating that the dispute should be resolved through arbitration and no civil court should interfere in the proceedings and invoked arbitration in the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).

Trump’s travel ban not a first, US immigration laws go as far as 1798
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Following the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979, President Jimmy Carter severed diplomatic relations with Iran and enacted a law to ban Iranians from entering the US in 1980. The present partially-approved travel ban initiated by President Donald Trump also includes Iran.

SC forms Medical Board for termination of 24-week pregnancy, Subrata Roy granted bail extension: Top judgments of the week
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

This week's trending news- Subrata Roy given an extension of bail and SC forms a medical board. Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country in one week. Read upon the relevant judgments and orders followed by legal news every Saturday.

Child marriage and four other areas where Indian law is ahead of the US
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

US Federal Constitution has no provision explicitly dedicated to the right to education and therefore state governments have control over the right under the 14th Amendment and the present US government has revoked the transgender’s right to use public bathrooms.

Rajiv Gandhi assassin seeks mercy killing: Will the law allow it?
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Lamenting the long years served in jail, Pious added that without the hope of release, the jail sentence has become an endless, hapless journey. But does Pious’ emotional appeal hold a legal validity in a country where mercy killing is still illegal?

Aadhaar now compulsory for tuberculosis patients: Here is the list of services requiring UID
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Over the past one year, aadhaar has been made compulsory by the government for various schemes/programmes and institutions. While the legality of Aadhar Card is being argued in court of law, here are some services for which Aadhaar card is mandatory.

Justice Karnan arrested: Here are all his controversies
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Judge CS Karnan arrest came six days after his retirement on June 12. Karnan became the first high court judge to have retired as a fugitive

1993 Mumbai blasts verdict, CBSE NEET ruling: Top judgments of the week
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Legal Weekly is a compilation of the landmark rulings passed by the Supreme Court and the High Courts of the country in one week. By the end of the working week, read upon the relevant judgments and orders passed by the courts of India.

1993 Mumbai blasts verdict: Why Abu Salem might not get capital punishment?
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

The Portuguese judiciary signed an extradition treaty with India wherein a clause stated that since Abu Salem has to complete his sentence, he cannot be awarded a death sentence by the Indian government. India brought back Abu Salem.

What is the status of fire safety in your residential building? Here’s what the law says
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The National Building Code 2016 describes what a residential building, high rise buildings, industrial buildings and education buildings should have in order to protect oneself from fire.

Karnataka mining scam case history: Allegations, key developments and current status
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

HD Kumaraswamy was charged with misuse of office, corruption and granting undue favours to the Mumbai-based Janthakal Mining Company back in 2006-07.

What is the CBI’s jurisdiction, when can it conduct raids?
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

CBI issued a press release clarifying its stand and explained how the raid on NDTV promoters was in consonance with the law and done with prior approvals. The provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 are applicable to the officials of private banks.

Aadhaar: What are the pending cases before the Supreme Court?
Wed, May 31, 2017

A look at the various PILs pending before the Supreme Court in matters related to the mandatory possession of Aadhaar.

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