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Names of Buddha

Names of Goutam Buddha in Devanagari बुद्धः। १ भगवान्। २ तथागतः। ३ अर्हन्। ४ सम्यक्संबुद्धः। ५ विद्याचरणसंपन्नः। ६ सुगतः। ७ लोकवित्। ८ अनुत्तरः। ९ पुरुषदम्यसारथिः। १० शास्ता। ११ जिनः। १२ लोकज्येष्ठः। १३ […]

Supine indifference

In our view, the supine indifference, slackness and callous attitude on the part of the Jail Superintendent who had unreasonably delayed in transmitting the representation as an intermediary, had ultimately caused undue […]


Growing inequalities and the yawning gap[wide open] in the social power among castes and classes have made untruth a medium of exercising power and of registering dissent. Majoritarian cultural nationalism has emerged […]


Scientificity and productivism were the sources of fascism in the 20th century but could speed, consumption and impatience with facts be the sources of fascism in the 21st century? The speed of […]


Supreme Court in BSES Ltd. v. Tata Power Co. Ltd. (supra). This Court in the aforesaid decision has observed as under: “16. The word “tariff” has not been defined in the Act. […]


An egg is spheroidal body produced by a female bird reptile or insect containing germ, of new individual especially that of domestic fowl for eating. In common parlance or in popular sense […]


The word ‘control’, as we have seen, was used for the first time in the Constitution and it is accompanied by the word ‘vest’ which is a strong word. It shows that […]


Obligatory or Unchallengeable Examples : This Court in the case of P. Anand Gajapathi Raju and Others Vs. P.V.G. Raju (Died) and Others, has held that the language of Section 8 is […]


Just and suitable in specific circumstances Example : The following passage from the speech of Lord Chancellor in Local Government Board v. Arlidge [1915] A.C. 120 is apposite and instructive. “My Lords, […]

Moral turpitude

 Supreme Court in Pawan Kumar v. State of Haryana and another, (1996) 4 SCC 17 and paragraph 12 of the decision is relevant for present purposes. The said paragraph was as under: […]

Burden of proof

The expression “burden of proof” really means two different things. It means sometimes that a party is required to prove an allegation before judgment can be given in, its favour ; it […]