Poornika Kumari

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When a witness is not cross-examined on a certain point, can the said point be used in evidence in final arguments in a criminal trial? – by Poornika Kumari

When a witness is not cross-examined on a certain point, can the said point be used in evidence in final arguments in a criminal trial? From the bare reading of Section 137 of the Indian Evidence Act,1872 (hereinafter referred to as Act), the examination of the witness by the adverse party shall be called his cross-examination. According to… Read More »

Internship experience – Reserve Bank of India (RBI), New Delhi

Poornika Kumari writes about her Internship Experience at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), New Delhi. It goes, as follows: NAME OF STUDENT, COLLEGE Poornika Kumari, Law Centre-I, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi NAME OF ORGANISATION Reserve Bank of India, New Delhi DURATION OF INTERNSHIP 1st June 2017 to 31st July 2017 TEAM STRENGTH Only 1 intern… Read More »

Loudspeakers at religious places – Violation of right to Privacy

“Right to privacy” is an integral part of Right to Life and Personal Liberty guaranteed in Article 21 of the Constitution,” the SC’s nine judges bench ruled unanimously. It added that the right to privacy is intrinsic to the entire fundamental rights chapter of the Constitution. Case filed for removal of loudspeakers from religious places Recently a PIL filed by… Read More »

Essar Steel Case: The Unfurling of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

Backdrop of Essar Fiasco The Ruias led Essar Group stepped into business with its first project being the construction of an outer breakwater in Chennai port. The jubilant opportunity of constructing the ONGC Bombay High pipeline marked their diversification into shipping and contract drilling business. This phase marked setting up of their ventures in steel. In mid-90’s Essar… Read More »

Overriding Effect of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code shall have an overriding effect over other laws. According to Section 238, the provisions of this Code shall have an effect, notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force or any instrument having effect by virtue of any such law. In the leading case of ICICI… Read More »

Lack of Toilets at home: A ground of Cruelty

Lack of sanitation is a huge problem in India. India loses approximately 6.4% of the GDP in health costs, productivity losses and reduced tourism revenue due to inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene. The Swachh Bharat Mission has tried to make India open defecation free with India’s freedom struggle. More than half of people in rural areas still go… Read More »

What led to the enactment of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016?

Introduction The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 has been enacted to merge the existing laws related to insolvency and bankruptcy. Insolvency is a state in which financial difficulties of a company are such it is unable to run its business at its current pace. Bankruptcy is the status of a person who is legally declared as incapable… Read More »