The Coalgate Scam

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The Coalgate Scam was unearthed by the CAG report on allocations of coal blocks. CAG report alleged that a loss of Rs. 1.86 lakh crore was caused to the exchequer because of a non-transparent and discretionary allocation process. The beneficiaries of the scam are private players who have made windfall gains and have received highly valuable natural resources at almost free of cost. (more…)

Internship Culture in India

By Mandavi Mehrotra, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow.

Internship

For all those young bloods who choose to burn the midnight oil and take internships for trade and vocational jobs, though even reluctantly when no stipends are given, serious questions of legitimacy and importance of internships/stages/work experience/industry experience pop up, especially in the Indian milieu. Interestingly, Indian culture has undergone sweeping modernization adapting to the western model of education. The long journey of the Indian educational spectrum from the Gurukul system till the present day culture featuring smart classes, practical and demonstrative pedagogy, experimentation, research and development and of course, job shadowing and internships. (more…)

Dos and Don’ts for a Law Student

By Sidharth Mohanty, University Law College, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

Law student consults books

A law student carries some obligation on his shoulder, which includes a moral obligation towards the professors, classmates and self.

The term moral obligation has a number of meanings in moral philosophy, in religion, and in layman’s term. Generally speaking, when someone says of an act that is a “moral obligation”, they refer to a belief that the act is one prescribed by their set of values. Obligation being a set code by which a person is to follow. Moral obligation can be better understood as a course of action imposed by one’s conscience by which someone is bound or restricted. (more…)

LexQuest 1st National Essay Writing Competition, 2014

LexQuest is pleased to announce the LexQuest 1st National Essay Writing Competition, 2014 on the theme “Trends, Issues and Reforms in Tax Policy in India”. The competition is an excellent opportunity for Law students and Professionals to express their viewpoints on Tax Policies in India. The theme is broad in nature; hence, the participants may take up any Topic/Trend/Issue/Development covered under the purview of the Theme. (more…)

Books to be Referred: Law

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CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

  1. Kelkar, R.V. – The Code of Criminal Procedure, 5th Edn, Reprinted 2011, Eastern Book Company, Lucknow.
  2. K I Vibhute – PSA Pillai’s Criminal Law, 10th Edition 2012, Lexis Nexis, Butterworths Wadhwa, Nagpur.
  3. Ratan Lal & Dhirajlal – The Code of Criminal Procedure, 17th Edn, 2009, Lexis Nexis Butterworths Wadhwa, Nagpur
  4. Sarkar on The Code of Criminal Procedure, 10th Edn, 2012, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Wadhwa, Nagpur.
  5. Basu, D.D., Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Lexis Nexis Butterworths Wadhwa, 4th Edn, 2010.
  6. Mitra, B.B., Code of Criminal Procedure, Kamal Law House, 21st Edn, 2011.
  7. Misra, S.N., The Code of Criminal Procedure, Central Law Publications, 17th Edn, 2010.

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Research Methodology: Ins and Outs

By Bhagyashree Sonwane, Indore Institute of Law, Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore, M.P, India.

INTRODUCTION:

Research refers to the systematic search of a particular topic or issue. In other words it can be defined as art of searching knowledge. The Oxford defines it as “The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.” According to Redman and Mory(1923), Research is a “systematized effort to gain new knowledge”. Thus, we can say that research is an attempt to pursue advancement through methods of study, observations, results, conclusions and experiments. According to Clifford Woody research comprises defining and redefining problems, formulating hypothesis or suggested solutions; collecting, organizing and evaluating data; making deductions and reaching conclusions; and at last carefully testing the conclusion to determine whether they fit the formulating hypothesis. In short, the search of knowledge through objective and proper method of drawing conclusions and solutions to a particular problem is research. (more…)

St Xavier’s Case: A Critical Analysis

“The Constitution has been reared for immortality, if the work of man may justly aspire to such a title. It may, nevertheless, perish in an hour by the folly, or corruption, or negligence of its only keepers, The People.”

-Joseph story

The whole debate in the Constituent Assembly on Article 23 of the Draft Constitution which later assumed the shape of the present Article 29 and 30, revolve round this issue: what rights could or should be conceded to minorities? Indian constitution draftsman believed that in order to be a welfare state various fundamental rights should be endowed to citizens as to develop a sense of equality and unity and right to education is the best developer of these principles. (more…)

Comparative Advertising–A Necessary Evil

Comparative advertising is a promotional technique in which an advertiser claims the superiority of its product over competing product(s) by direct or indirect comparison. Comparative advertising is defined as advertising that compares alternative brands on objectively measurable attributes or price, and identifies the alternative brand by name, illustration or other distinctive information. (more…)

National Judicial Appointments Commission: A Study in Effectiveness

By Rajashree Aryabala Tripathy, KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar.

Article 124(2) states, whenever there is a proposal for appointment of the Supreme Court Judges, it will be done by the President of India in consultation with other Judges of the Supreme Court. But time has changed and the judiciary, executive and legislature have to take steps according to the need of the society. The rate of corruption and adulteration in all departments is increasing day by day. We need a strong judiciary for our country. It is now proposed that a new Commission will be formed for appointment of judges to higher posts, which will be named as the “National Judicial Appointments Commission” (NJAC). For this reason, a Bill has been drafted, which contains the constitution, regulation, function and role of that C omission. The main aim of this Bill is to bring transparency in the selection process, along with an accountable government. (more…)

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Analysis

By Sibani Panda, KIIT Law School, Bhubaneswar.

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community”

In the recent years, increasing attention has been given to the concept of corporate social responsibility. The corporate social responsibility is an evolving concept and it does not have a universally accepted definition, so it generally refers to the transparent business practices that are based on ethical values, compliance with legal requirements, and respect for people, communities, and the environment. Thus, beyond making profits, companies are responsible for the totality of their impact on people and the planet.[1] Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), can be described as, the continuous commitment by corporations towards the economic and social development of communities in which they operate. Good corporate governance is a part and parcel of a corporate responsibility towards the society. (more…)