Swapna Raghu Sanand

Articles By Swapna Raghu Sanand

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Sabarimala Temple row: Legal precedents and gray areas on essential practices in the context of temple worship

A pertinent point in Justice Indu Malhotra's dissenting judgment is that no aggrieved devotee approached the apex court against the practice. She cautioned courts from allowing ''interlopers" to file PILs challenging religiou

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (2018) launched! Check out ‘world’s first rear Quadap’ camera smartphone; see photos

Tech lovers and gadget enthusiasts who love to click flawless pics and selfies, pay attention! Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy A9 Pro in Kuala Lumpur. The Galaxy A9 Pro phone is styled in three unique colours comprising of Ca

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Varathan Movie Review: When staring turns terrifying! Fahadh Faasil-Aishwarya Lekshmi unleash powerful performance in revenge thriller

Directed by Amal Neerad, this Fahadh Faasil-Aishwarya Lekshmi starrer 'Varathan' portrays the challenges that an NRI Malayali couple face when they leave Dubai to return and settle down in a village in Kerala.

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Do you use devices like smartphones and laptops? Know all about the Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Layout Design Act

One of the basic things to keep in mind is that a semiconductor integrated circuit is an integral part of a computer chip.

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What is Dharma and how is it related to human values? You cannot enjoy your human rights by denting human values of others: CJI Dipak Misra

"Many people call me a story teller, but you have to tolerate me and if you agree with me, give me a smile," a smiling Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra told a rapt audience.

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Sabarimala Temple Case: Wisdom and brilliance combined! Legislature is Bramha, Executive is Vishnu and Shiva is Judiciary, says K Parasaran

Everyone loves an electrifying argument and that is exactly what happened on Day 5 of the Sabarimala Temple case.

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Matrimonial discord not a reason for termination of pregnancy, says Bombay High Court

A recent Bombay High Court judgment makes it clear that a pregnant woman cannot get legal relief for terminating her pregnancy on the grounds of marital discord.

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Sabarimala Temple Case: Why ‘Religious Denomination’ is key to women’s entry debate in Supreme Court

Who can visit a public place of worship and who can be excluded? Now this becomes a matter of legal debate in the Sabarimala Temple case.

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Monsoon fury, take a break! Kerala’s water ambulances turn life savers in remote areas of flood hit districts

Monsoon fury wreaked havoc in 'God's own country' and has hit Kerala badly, following which water ambulances, the first of its kind in the country, have been launched.

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Sabarimala Temple Case and Women’s Entry debate: Big day for Devaswom Board in Supreme Court

While the debate around women's entry to Sabarimala temple seems to have taken the spotlight, the questions of law are complex and deeply layered.

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Good news for single mothers! Name of child’s father need not be disclosed in birth certificate: Madras High Court

In a decision that can be regarded as a big boost for single mothers as well as unwed mothers, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has held that single mothers need not disclose the name of the child's father at the ti

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Want to file a Public Interest Litigation? Who can file, how to file and what Attorney General KK Venugopal wants you to know!

Public interest litigation is known to everyone yet its actual definition and scope is not fully understood by the common man.

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What triggered Supreme Court to tackle poverty related issues? Emergency was one trigger: Attorney General KK Venugopal

Poverty, human rights violations and public interest litigation formed the crux of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal's Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Memorial Lecture 2018.

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Upholding Justice Krishna Iyer’s ideology, Supreme Court regards common man’s well being as its duty: CJI Dipak Misra

Justice Chandrachud, Supreme Court Judge, and eminent lawyer Mr. Fali S.Nariman are among those who attended the event, organised by the Delhi Chapter of the Sarada Krishna Satgmaya Foundation for Law and Justice.

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Maradu school tragedy: Safety first! Important tips for parents who send their kids in buses or vans

More disturbing is the fact that 15 per cent school buses in the state, for which its Motor Transport department has to conduct special checks, have not been complied with, according to a statement by Transport commissioner K

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Rest in peace, Lini! Perambra Taluk Hospital’s Brave Heart died saving Nipah-infected lives

In the latest development, the Kerala government has announced today an ex-gratia amount of Rs 10 lakh each to the children of the Malayali nurse Lini, who died saving Nipah-infected lives.

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You can land in jail by sharing or forwarding another person’s message on social media, here’s what legal experts say

Recently, the Madras High Court rejected the anticipatory bail of a journalist-turned-party leader for his allegedly derogatory Facebook post on women journalists.

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Union Budget 2018: US Tax reforms key factor in accelerating FM Arun Jaitley’s promise to reduce corporate tax rates

Budget 2018: Union Budget 2018 is around the corner and the expectations from India Inc are high, given that our corporate tax rate is among the highest in the world, particularly when we make a comparison with other Asian ec

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Fali S Nariman says ‘For lawyers and judges, these are difficult times’

''For lawyers and judges and all of us, these are difficult times,'' eminent lawyer Fali S Nariman stated soon after he began his address to a gathering of lawyers at the Constitution Club.

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Pranab Mukherjee’s lighthearted banter with eminent lawyers: Please don’t stand up, I am no longer president

The 102nd birth anniversary of Justice V R Krishna Iyer was celebrated yesterday, with the 'who's who' of the legal fraternity gathering at the Capital Foundation National Awards event at the Constitution Club of India.

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Pranab Mukherjee on Justice VR Krishna Iyer: I pay my respects to this great son of India, always benefited from his wisdom

At the Capital Foundation National awards event held at Constitution Club last evening, the 102nd birth anniversary of Justice V R Krishna Iyer was celebrated with a special address by former President Dr Pranab Mukherjee, wh

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Right to Privacy Verdict: How does it impact you? All you want to know about privacy as a fundamental right from leading SC advocates

The Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment today, by holding that privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution.

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Triple talaq is NO MORE, what’s next? Is the SC verdict fully binding or does Parliament have to pass a law?

The Supreme Court has delivered a landmark verdict on Triple Talaq today, striking it down as unconstitutional by 3:2 majority, with Justices Kurian Joseph UU Lalit and RF Nariman delivering the majority verdict, whereas Chie

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Make way for Kerala’s first International Jackfruit Festival at Wayanad: Don’t miss the exciting contests and delicious Chakka Sadya!

Given the different varieties of jackfruits that grow across the state, the Malayali's love for it is well-known.

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Want to be the smartest techie who earns over a crore? This is what you should focus on right now!

Indian IT professionals start their careers with great expectations and big dreams. Not all make it to the ''top''.

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Under GST, if a person abstains from a service, he is still liable to pay!

The Goods and Services Tax has been hailed as a ''game changer" but there are concerns being raised from various quarters on its implementation. According to V Lakshminarayanan, a tax lawyer and managing partner of a leading

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“FM Arun Jaitley has taken enormous pain to push through with GST,” says leading tax lawyer V Lakshmikumaran

'Multiple taxes collected at different points on the same transaction by different agencies' - welcome to the taxation system in India!

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