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Elections' Myth vs. Reality

You might have heard the news that Linking Voter ID to Aadhaar is now "compulsory," and failing to do so will result in the voter's name being removed from the voter list.

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Enforcement Directorate (ED) - Power and Composition Explained
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Enforcement Directorate (ED) - Power and Composition Explained

Law enforcement agencies are the backbone of any civilised society. Their main purpose is to provide safety and security so people can do their work without fear. There are many law enforcement agencies in India, some under the central government and others under the state government. Examples are the CBI, RAW, National Investigation Agency, BSF, etc. 

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Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 Implemented in India
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Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 Implemented in India

Over the last six years, India has given citizenship to about more than 3000 people from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. You might wonder, if the government is already allowing immigrants to become Indian citizens, why is there a need for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 to be implemented? 

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Why is The Places of Worship Act 1991 the Most Controversial Law in India?
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Why is The Places of Worship Act 1991 the Most Controversial Law in India?

From 1192 onwards, India saw a lot of changes, with the Mughals and then the British flexing their rule over the subcontinent. But along with their reign came a dark side – the destruction of countless temples, gurdwaras, and other holy sites. 

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How is the Age of a Juvenile Accused Determined in India?
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How is the Age of a Juvenile Accused Determined in India?

Ever wondered how the law decides if someone is old enough to be held criminally responsible? In the infamous Nirbhaya rape case of 2012, one of the four convicts was a minor, and he was never charged as an adult. There was a public outcry as to why a 17-year-old committing a serious crime shouldn't be treated the same as adults. Are we truly equipped to draw the line between adolescence and adulthood in the eyes of the law? 

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Breach of Contract : Meaning, Types & Remedies
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Breach of Contract : Meaning, Types & Remedies

We all have mugged up this definition of Contract before going to Law school ‘A contract is an agreement enforceable by law.’ In simple words, it is a legally binding agreement formed with the consensus of two or more parties upon mutual terms and conditions based on a consideration set by the parties. But what if one party refuses to perform the terms of the contract? What should be the remedies available to them? Let’s discuss this in the blog below.

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Are Prenuptial Agreements Valid in India?
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Are Prenuptial Agreements Valid in India?

Prenuptial agreement (prenup) is a contract of European roots that is garnering its place in many other regions of the world. In its classical European philosophical sense, the contract is represented as a measure of precaution that secures the assets of both the husband and wife. In India, the concept of prenups have resurfaced time-and-again and gained popularity, such as, when Maneka Gandhi recommended the Minister of Law and Justice for the establishment of prenups as mandatory before the act of marriage. However, the legality of prenup agreements in India is a dicey road. 

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How to file a Case in Consumer Court?
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How to file a Case in Consumer Court?

India is home to billions of consumers indulged in the market space which ranges from small necessity products like food and beverages to luxury products like a television or a car. The Consumer Protection Act of 2019 came into effect for the purpose of protecting the interest of such consumers and to give an efficient solution to the disputes relevant to them. The process of filing a consumer court complaint has been made very convenient and fast-track for satisfaction and redressal to the consumers.

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10 Tenancy Laws Every Landlord & Tenant Should Know
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10 Tenancy Laws Every Landlord & Tenant Should Know

Indian government has established and approved the Rent Control Act, 1948 for the purpose of controlling rental costs and protecting tenants' rights against arbitrary eviction.  Landlords and tenants have specific rights that are protected by this law, which is enacted by the state's government. A few things a landlord and a tenant have to keep in mind while dealing with the process of renting out property, which includes written agreement, the amount of payable rent, security deposit, conditions regarding damage to the property during tenancy and so on.

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What is UCC? Why the Delhi HC said it
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What is UCC? Why the Delhi HC said it's time for a common-law?

The Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is a set of laws which would be applicable to all the citizens irrespective of their religion in matters including marriage, divorce, inheritance, adoption. Uniform Civil Code is defined in the Constitution of India under Article 44 of the Directive Principles of the State Policy. 

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How does cybercrime cell work in india?
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How does cybercrime cell work in india?

Did you know that India loses five times as much in online frauds compared to burglary and theft, with some cities, registering more cybercrime cases with the police than the conventional crimes like murder, theft, burglary? In addition to the cybercrimes that have targeted the Indian consumers, businesses and government agencies, there are various other types of “insider” cybercrimes that have been reported in the country as well. Factors including the country’s increasing digitization, the position as a global outsourcing hub makes India a continuous cybercrime target. This has led to Indian consumers and agencies becoming a victim of high-profile international crimes. However, it should not be forgotten that India also generates a number of cybercrimes that affect Internet users all over the world.

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Attorney-Client Privilege in India
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Attorney-Client Privilege in India

Attorney-Client privilege refers to a client’s right to refuse any disclosure of sensitive information and to prevent the attorney from disclosing the information to a third party. In other words, it is a type of understanding between the attorney and the client where any information shared by the client to the attorney cannot be further disclosed to any other person, by the attorney.This essentially refers to the rights available to the client for the protection of their own interest.

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Can WhatsApp Chats be used as an Evidence?
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Can WhatsApp Chats be used as an Evidence?

With the advent and widespread use of electronic means to facilitate business, it is very crucial to understand the position of enforceability of such transactions in India’s Court of Law, especially the admissibility of electronic records as evidence. Majority of the businesses conduct their meetings or deals via virtual platforms like e-mails or even on messaging apps such as Whatsapp. However, it is important to understand how electronic records of conversations and documents shared on platforms like Whatsapp should be preserved and protected in order to produce them as evidence in the Court of Law. Two laws governing the electronic records are 

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Rafale Deal Controversy: Procurement of 36 Rafale
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Rafale Deal Controversy: Procurement of 36 Rafale

The much-hyped multi billion Euro Rafale Deal which is considered as a gamechanger for India arrived in India as the first batch of five rafales out of 36 ordered landed at the Ambala Air Base on July 29.

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Force Majeure Clause:Understanding the Importance of this Clause
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Force Majeure Clause:Understanding the Importance of this Clause

During the COVID-19 pandemic, two things were mostly talked about: Remdesivir, a medicine, and Force Majeure, a contract's clause. While Remdesivir captured headlines for its potential in combating the virus, the Force Majeure Clause quietly played an important role in protecting business deals, offering a remedy for contractual chaos caused by lockdowns, supply chain problems, and financial trouble.

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Reality of Coronavirus Test in India: Covid-19 Update
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Reality of Coronavirus Test in India: Covid-19 Update

Confirmed Coronavirus cases in India is still less than many other countries. Is it because of lesser tests being conducted? Besides being the largest bird, Ostrich is also known for its special characteristic to ignore adversity. And the way it does that is even more weird. Whenever an Ostrich senses trouble, it buries its head under the sand (or in the ground if possible) and this way it feels safe. The key here is that the trouble isn’t actually going away but the Ostrich is feeling safe although it actually isn’t. Is this safe for the Ostrich? Not at all!

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Changes in the Motor Vehicles Act
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Changes in the Motor Vehicles Act

The Parliament of India passed the new Motor Vehicle Act in July 2019, and it ensured that it is all over the news once it came into force on the first day of September.  

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What is The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988?
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What is The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988?

The Law relating to Torts is based on the principle that every injury should have a remedy. The concept of compensation and providing damages step in at this very instance. “Compensation” is defined in Oxford dictionary as something signified to be given in recompense as opposed to the “damages” which is a value estimate.

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